ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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...

The ‘Floetic’ Soul

Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart has largely been missing in action the last couple of years, and that’s been by design. Stewart, who founded the hit-making, neo-soul group Floetry, is back on the scene with...

Aretha Franklin’s Son Beaten

Soul icon Aretha Franklin’s son was brutally beaten at a Detroit gas station on Sept. 20, E! Network reported. Eddie Franklin, 52, was allegedly assaulted by two men and a woman. Authorities said Franklin described...

Rev. Wintley Phipps’ Dream Academy

Being a world renown vocal artist and an ordained Seventh day-Adventist minister is just one part of Wintley Phipps’s sprawling résumé. In addition to performing for an extensive list of notable figures including former...

Ruben Santiago-Hudson: A King in his ‘Castle’

Call him a triple threat. In addition to appearing in many Hollywood blockbusters including American Gangster, Mr. Brooks and The Devil’s Advocate, actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson is also an accomplished writer and director. His 2005...

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...