ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...