ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Beyonc’s ‘Heat’ Turns Big Profit

After dominating radio waves, the big screen and the fashion world, Beyoncé has laid her stake in the perfume industry, releasing her signature scent, Heat, to the masses. In just over one month, the...

Prince in Alleged Financial Straits

According to The Associated Press, 51-year-old music icon Prince is facing a number of financial woes, including unpaid taxes in his home state, Minnesota, and a whopping fine from Irish concert promoters for skipping...

India Arie Slams Lady Gaga Video

Known for her deep, soul-searching lyrics and guitar-laden hits, Grammy-nominated singer India.Arie has based her career on socially conscious, uplifting music. In several postings on her Twitter page, the Atlanta-based singer slammed Lady Gaga,...

Mayor’s Arts Awards Reaches 25th Year

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is celebrating 25 years of artistic ingenuity and innovation with the 25th annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, the highest honor conferred by the District of Columbia...

Famed Author Releases New Book

Celebrated author Walter Mosley’s latest book, Known to Evil, continues the saga of Leonid “LT” McGill as he tries to “find the off-ramp to redemption from the dark highway I was on.” Full of...

Producer, Songwriter Makes Return to Top of Charts

Makeba Riddick, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and vocal producer, has returned to the top of music chart with new collaborations and up-tempo dance tracks. Riddick has worked with leading artists like Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and...

Boyz II Men Gear up for Carnival Cruise Performance

Multiple Grammy award-winning vocal group Boyz II Men will set sail with fans Feb. 11-14, 2011, on Carnival Cruise Lines Imagination for “The Love Cruise.” The four-day voyage, which will travel from Miami to...

Singer Lyfe Jennings to Visit D.C.

R&B singer/songwriter Lyfe Jennings visited the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s Richard England Clubhouse No. 14 on March 25. The Ohio native spoke to local teens about his experience growing up in...

Sri Lankans Turn Riot over Upcoming Akon Performance

According to The Associated Press, protestors outraged at news of a concert by R&B singer Akon hurled stones at Sri Lankan broadcast headquarters. Four workers were injured and the building was damaged. Police spokesman...

Baltimore’s Mo’Nique Might Win

The biggest moment of actress Mo’Nique’s career could happen at the Academy Awards on March 7, as she is among the nominees for Best Supporting Actress. The Baltimore, Md. native currently hosts “The Monique Show”...

The Envelope Please: Who Will Win, Who Deserves to, Who Was Snubbed

Although Avatar and The Hurt Locker landed nine Academy Award nominations each, I foresee the former and director James Cameron enjoying a clean sweep. Breaking all box-office records, Avatar is a juggernaut that nobody...

From the Corner to the Stage

The HBO drama The Wire drew fierce protest from Baltimore residents and community leaders for its haunting depiction of the city’s massive drug trade and violence. Many critics felt the hit show perpetuated stereotypes...