ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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...

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...

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...

Tyler Perry Cleans Up at 41st NAACP Image Awards

Tyler Perry reigned supreme at the 41st NAACP Image Awards on February 26 in Los Angeles, where he was honored for both his small-screen and feature film efforts. The NAACP event, which aired on Fox,...

Magic Johnson No Longer Buying Famed Publishing Company

Affiliates of Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Johnson Publishing Company “were unable to reach a definitive agreement” in a business deal that would have allowed the former basketball star to own a controlling stake in...

“Takers” Release Pushed Back

Producer and director Will Packer (“Stomp the Yard” and “Obsessed”) confirmed on February 13 that the release date for his new movie “Takers,” has been pushed back until August. The movie, which features an all-star...

Black Animator Thrives at Disney

Though it took Disney decades to give the world an African-American princess, the company has been casting African-Americans in leading roles in its business for quite some time now. One of those leaders, Marlon West,...

Lil Wayne Sentencing Delayed Until March

Sentencing on drug and weapon charges for Grammy Award-winning rap artist Lil Wayne has been delayed until the beginning of March so the performer can undergo dental work. Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne...