ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Film Star Transitions to Music with Debut Album

Lance Reddick has carved his niche in the film industry with standout performances in TV series like “The Wire,” “Lost,” “CSI Miami” and “Oz.” While audiences have come to respect the Baltimore-born actor thespian...

Solomon Burke Dies At Amsterdam Airport At 70

(Amsterdam) - Solomon Burke was born to the sound of music in an upstairs room of a Philadelphia church and went on to become one of the greatest soul singers of the 1960s, renowned...

Legendary Saxophonist Pushes the Envelope with New CD

Jazz and R&B icon Gerald Albright , considered one of the most innovative and successful jazz artists in the past decade, showcases his soulful vibe with the release of Pushing The Envelope and upcoming...

Black Music Group Revived in Spirit of Esteemed Baritone

The plight of an African-American musician in 1919 was a far cry from the glamorous journey to superstardom many performers now enjoy. Racism shuttered many doors and limited educational opportunities stunted the careers of...

Wyclef Jean Appointed Visiting Fellow at Brown University

Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean recently accepted an appointment as a visiting fellow at Brown University. According to Newsone.com, Jean will be appointed in the university’s Africana Studies program for the 2010-11 academic year. Leaders...

Legendary Gospel Singer Albertina Walker Dies at 81

Often dubbed the “Queen of Gospel,” vocalist Albertina Walker who spent six decades inspiring future gospel artists and inspiring legions of fans with songs like “Please Be Patient with Me,” “Lord Keep Me Day...

Baltimore Actor Stars in ‘The Wiz’

When actor Eric Anthony was a kid, he enjoyed having everyone’s attention. His mom enrolled him in the historic Arena Players’ youth theatre program, where his passion for performing grew. Now, that rambunctious pre-teen...

At 72, Local Poet Retains Unblinking ‘Eye’

It’s been eight years since the release of Robert “Sonny” Wood’s first book The Eye of the Poet, yet the 72-year-old’s keen eye for transforming life stories into moving poetry still hasn’t lost focus....

Acclaimed Jamaican Pianist Comes to D.C. for One-Night Concert

Orrett Rhoden, the internationally-acclaimed piano maestro who hails from Jamaica, is set to delight the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre, Oct. 8, among a group of classical pianists. The musicians will showcase interpretations of classical...

Politically Charged Boondocks Series’ Third Season DVD to Hit Stores

The Boondocks: The Complete Third Season, the third installment of Sony Pictures Television’s provocative Peabody Award-winning comedy, debuts on DVD Nov. 9 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on Aaron McGruder's politically-charged comic strip...

Tavis Smiley and Cornell West to Premier New Radio Show

Talk show host and political commentator Tavis Smiley is set to join forces with Princeton professor Cornel West to co-host a new radio program entitled “Smiley & West.” The show premiers Oct. 1.over Public...

Local Filmmaker Discusses Feature Directorial Debut

While Ryan Richmond initially pursued acting as a kid, as he grew older, he realized his passion ultimately resided on the opposite side of the camera. The Washington, D.C. native started off studying photography at...