ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Popular Rapper, Singer Nate Dogg Dies at 41

Popular singer Nathaniel D. Hale, known to hip-hop music fans as Nate Dogg, died March 15 at age 41 after a lengthy illness. News of his death was first reported by the Long Beach, Calif....

Rapper 50 Cent Inflames Fans with Japan Tsunami Jokes

With his larger-than-life persona and blossoming music empire growing each day, New York-bred rapper 50 Cent could lend a lofty financial hand to the thousands of Japanese displaced by the earthquake and tsunami that...

NPR CEO Quits Over Hidden Camera Video Calling Tea Party Members “Racist”

National Public Radio President and CEO Vivian Schiller resigned March 9 after reported pressure from the company’s board of directors. The resignation, which was effective immediately, came one day after NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller (no...

Salli’s Soliloquy

Born in Chicago on November 23, 1967, Salli Richardson-Whitfield burst onto the silver screen in 1993 in Posse, an African-American western directed by and co-starring Mario Van Peebles. Her resume’ reveals extensive work since...

Environmental Film Festival to Feature Four Free Film Programs in Anacostia

The annual Environmental Film Festival in the nation’s capital returns on March 15-27 and will present over 150 films about the natural world and green living throughout the city. Also included in the event...

Free Lecture Series Celebrates Legacy of Poet Langston Hughes

The Washington Chorus will sponsor a series of free lectures throughout the Washington, D. C. area in preparation for its special April 3 concert at the National Presbyterian Church. This season’s “Music for A...

Local Students Dream Big at Disney’s ‘Dreamers Academy’

High school student Denzel Wilson of Washington, D.C., designs a roller coaster March 4 at the Sum of All Thrills simulator attraction in Innoventions during a "Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence...

NAACP Image Awards Go Off Smoothly

While Black performers scarcely drew a nod during this years’s entertainment industry’s awards season, the March 4 NAACP Image Awards established that key artists cannot be ignored. After a virtual Whiteout in nearly all...

Prince Sued

Multi-platinum superstar Prince is being sued by his former lawyers, who claim the performer, owes more than $700,000 in legal fees. Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler (PBWT), a New York based law firm, is suing...

Beyonce’s Comic Book on Shelves This Week

“Fame: Beyonce”, a comic book centered on the pop diva’s rise to fame, was released this week, promising a rare look into the singer’s life. According to a media release, the comic unveils new facets...

Homecoming Comes Early for Two Famed MICA Alums

The Maryland Institute College of Art’s campus is bustling with individuality and a hodgepodge of students fully immersed in myriad forms of artistic expression. Within minutes, it’s apparent that cliques and social pecking orders...

‘King’s Speech’ Coronation Spearheads Another British Invasion

The King’s Speech not only won the Oscars for Best Picture, Original Screenplay and Actor (Colin Firth) as expected, but also for Best Director (Tom Hooper) in something of a slight upset over The...