ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Common Set to Release Autobiography

Chicago rapper Common is penning an autobiography that will be released in June, according to the Associated Press. The 38-year-old actor and hip-hop emcee’s memoir, entitled “One Day It’ll Make Sense,” will be co-written by...

Hurston/Wright Foundation Honors Acclaimed Black Authors

On Nov. 15, the Hurston/Wright Foundation held its ninth annual Legacy Award Ceremony at Northwest Washington, D.C. restaurant Eatonville, a popular eatery inspired by writer Zora Neale Hurston’s work. The District-based organization recognized, celebrated...

BET Accused of Paying White Actress of ‘The Game’ More Than Other Black Cast...

A White actress on the popular BET show the “The Game” is earning a salary nearly twice that of her Black co-stars, according to gossip site Mediatakeout.com. According to the UK’s Voice-Online.Com, the Web site...

Enraged Wis. Man Shoots TV over Palin Routine on “Dancing with the Stars”

Enraged by the appearance of Bristol Palin on the popular competition show “Dancing with the Stars,” a Wisconsin man shot his television, triggering a standoff with police on Nov. 15 Steven Cowan, 66, of Vermont,...

Noted African-American Conductors Honored at Embassy of France

The Washington Chorus marked the beginning of its 50th anniversary with a special reception, Nov. 9, at La Maison Francaise at The Embassy of France. This special reception honored 12 great chorus founders in...

National Foundation Hosts Morning of Diverse Music in Prince George’s

As the nation’s leaders wage political warfare over education reform and the future of America’s children, one nonprofit organization is focused on leveling the financial playing field for exceptional students. The Zeta Phi Beta...

Unique Talent Headlines Benefit for Sickle Cell Anemia

Florida Avenue Baptist Church (FABC), in partnership with Faces of Our Children (FOOC), will feature a rare musical talent to raise awareness of a not so rare disease – sickle cell anemia. Urban jazz...

Uganda’s President Releases Rap Song and Video

Yoweri Museveni, president of Uganda, is now a rap sensation. According to the Associated Press, the 65-year-old recently released a rap song and video that has taken the East African nation by storm. The single,...

Bowie State University Theatre Performs ‘Faces: Shades of Survival’

The Bowie State University Theatre in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts has several awe-inspiring performances scheduled for the year including an upcoming production, Faces: Shades of Survival, from Nov. 11-14. Written and directed...

A Body in Motion

Born in London on Nov. 6, 1972, Thandie Newton is a consummate actress associated with riveting performances in everything from Beloved to Besieged to Crash. She will soon be seen in the independent film...

Fatheads: Designed for the Ultimate Fan

Kobe Bryant, SpongeBob and Lil Wayne have all become Fatheads – vibrant, life-sized graphics sure to delight any fan. Launched in 2005, Fathead is a unique brand of sports and entertainment graphics. The Detroit-based...

Churches Compete for Top Honors at Annual Choir Competition

Winning choirs representing 14 cities around the country will come together for an unforgettable night of joy and praise as they vie for the title of “The Best Church Choir in America” at Verizon’s...