ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Celebs Kick Off Birthday Bash with Day of Service

NBA stand-out Kevin Durant and recording artist Wale will kicked off their second annual Kevin Durant and Wale Celebrity Birthday Weekend, Sept. 17-19, in the District. Celebrity attendees included the NBA's John Wall (Washington...

Famed Children’s Theatre Honors Special Olympics CEO

Adventure Theatre, the longest-running children’s theatre in Washington, D.C., will present Timothy P. Shriver with its annual Spirit of Adventure Award at Kids at Play: Adventure Theatre’s 2010 Gala Auction & Fundraiser on Oct....

Gospel Hitmaker Assaulted by JetBlue Employee

Black Smoke Music Worldwide founder Kerry Douglas is speaking out after he claims a JetBlue Airways employee in Houston assaulted him on Aug. 27. The incident, which occurred around 6:30 a.m., began when Douglas was...

TV One’s ‘Unsung’ Rolls Out Fourth Season

While artists like Marvin Gaye, James Brown and Patti LaBelle have all been recognized for their huge talent and contributions to the music industry, other artists like Phyllis Hyman, Melba Moore and Donny Hathaway—all...

‘Something You Did’ Depicts Former Radicals’ Regrets

How far is too far when fighting for something you believe in? And how do you live with deep regret if you’ve hurt someone in the process? The Willy Holtzman political play Something You...

R&B Star Enjoys D.C.’s Josephine Lounge

Moët & Chandon, one of the world's premier champagnes, and Def Jam Grammy-award winner NE-YO celebrated with an exclusive event collaboration, “The Möet Rosé Lounge Presents NE-YO’s Champagne Life” at the Josephine Lounge in...

Baltimore Film Director Shocks Audiences in First Feature Film

Nakia Warren is on the come up. The Baltimore-based film director is rising through the ranks of the city’s up-and-coming entertainment artists quickly while her first feature film, Sweet Dreams recently debuted at the...

Marvin Sapp’s Wife Loses Battle With Cancer

Gospel recording artist Marvin Sapp is mourning the loss of his wife and manager, MaLinda Sapp, after she lost her battle with colon cancer on Sept. 9, the Associated Press reported. She was 43....

Tidewater Area Native Joins Cast of Saturday Night Live

Chesapeake, Va. native Jay Pharoah will join the cast of “Saturday Night Live” for its upcoming season, making him the first Black comedian to be added since Kenan Thompson joined the show in 2003. Pharoah,...

T.D. Jakes Partners with Universal Christian Group

In a partnership that promises to expand his already flowering media enterprise, megawatt minster, Bishop T.D. Jakes recently signed a distribution and marketing agreement between his Dallas-based Dexterity Sounds recording label and the Universal...

Groundbreaking Documentary Explores Sensitive Subject of Biraciality

You know you’re watching a groundbreaking documentary when it not only forces you out of your comfort zone but also manages to persuade you to reassess your point of view without resorting to potentially...

D.C. Fares Well in Star-Studded Hoodie Awards

From restaurateurs to nail salon owners, the Hoodie Awards honor the unsung community leaders and visionaries who demonstrate excellence in their respective fields. At the 2010 awards, hosted by comedian/actor Steve Harvey, several District-area...