ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

T.D. Jakes Partners with Universal Christian Group

In a partnership that promises to expand his already flowering media enterprise, megawatt minster, Bishop T.D. Jakes recently signed a distribution and marketing agreement between his Dallas-based Dexterity Sounds recording label and the Universal...

Groundbreaking Documentary Explores Sensitive Subject of Biraciality

You know you’re watching a groundbreaking documentary when it not only forces you out of your comfort zone but also manages to persuade you to reassess your point of view without resorting to potentially...

D.C. Fares Well in Star-Studded Hoodie Awards

From restaurateurs to nail salon owners, the Hoodie Awards honor the unsung community leaders and visionaries who demonstrate excellence in their respective fields. At the 2010 awards, hosted by comedian/actor Steve Harvey, several District-area...

Corinne Puts Her Record On and Lets Her Hair Down

Corinne Jacqueline Bailey was born in Leeds, England on February 26, 1979, the eldest of three girls to bless the union of her British mother and Caribbean father from St. Kitts. As a child,...

T.I., Wife Arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance

Just months after his release from jail and fresh off the box office success of his movie “Takers,” rapper T.I. has again found himself in trouble. According to MTVNews.com, T.I., whose real name is...

Chicago’s Black Ensemble Theater to Break Ground on $16 Million Facility

The Black Ensemble Theater in Chicago announced it will break ground on a new $16 million performance and cultural facility on Sept. 10. The new space will include a multitude of amenities and will...

Local Guitarist Preps New CD’s Release with Upcoming Performance

In celebration of the release of his second solo album, TLC, indie jazz guitarist Mark Mosley will perform at the Si Salsa Restaurant in Pikesville, Md., on Sept. 11. Mosley developed a passion for...

New Play Explores Black Greek Life Through Eyes of a White ‘Minority’

Howard University is the mecca of Black Greek-lettered life in America. Several fraternities and sororities – some boasting up to 350,000 members worldwide – have roots at the Washington, D.C., school and have spawned...

Gospel Star Deitrick Haddon Hosts Online Chat Session for ‘Blessed & Cursed’

Detroit-born gospel star and pastor Deitrick Haddon will chat online with fans and moviegoers Sept. 6 and Sept. 13 as he prepares for the release of Blessed & Cursed, a modern twist on the...

Comedian Michael Colyar Debuts Newest Effort: ‘Greatest Hits and the Great Unknowns’

Fresh off a visit to the District, comedian and actor Michael Colyar, recognized for his appearances on “BET Live from LA,” The Long Shot and Malice N’ Wonderland, recently debuted his comedic CD, Michael...

On the Q.T. with T.I.

Tip “T.I.” Harris is one of his generation’s most captivating speakers and one of the biggest hip-hop artists of all time. Whether they see him conversing with a room full of young people about...

Pop Princess Makes Debut at Madame Tussauds

Surrounded by a bevy of large umbrellas, Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C., will unveil a wax figure of pop superstar Rihanna, the voice behind the popular tune “Umbrella,” on Aug.31 at 10:30 a.m. The figure...