ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Business Tycoon Transforms Racial Controversy into Righteous Conglomerate

    Controversial radio host Don Imus infamously outraged sections of the Black community, April 4, 2007, when he shrewdly called members of the Rutgers University basketball team “nappy-headed hos” during a live broadcast. Coincidentally, one of...

    Dianne Reeves Set to Perform at Strathmore

    Known for her sultry voice and jazz-inspired renditions, Dianne Reeves is widely recognized as a key performer among contemporary jazz artists. On Feb. 14, Reeves will entertain area fans with a concert at the...

    Vocal Arts DC to Celebrate 20th Anniversary with Gala Concert

    On Feb.15, Vocal Arts DC (Vocal Arts Society of Washington) will celebrate its 20th Anniversary Concert and Gala Benefit, featuring internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. A co-presentation with the Washington Performing Arts Society, the...

    New Play Honors Blues, Gospel Star Ethel Waters

    Actress Bernardine Mitchell stars in Metro Stage’s “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” a portrait of trailblazing jazz and blues singer Ethel Waters. Sold-out crowds have attended recent performances as Mitchell inspired rounds of...

    Huffington Post, BET Co-Founder Sheila Johnson Partner for Black News Platform

    The Huffington Post, a five-year-old social news and opinion site, has teamed up with BET co-founder Sheila Johnson to launch an African-American news section on its site this spring. “HuffPost GlobalBlack” will relay hard news,...

    Undisputed Queen of Comedy Serves Up ‘Sommore’ Laughs

    In the world of comedy, there’s only room for one queen, and comedian Sommore has undoubtedly claimed the throne. After busting onto the scene in 1995 as the first female host of BET’s “Comic...

    “Golden Voice” Ted Williams Checks Out of Rehab

    Ted Williams, the homeless man who rose to fame in early January for his “golden voice,” reportedly left substance abuse rehab after receiving less than two weeks of treatment. According to a report by...

    Montel Williams Lobbies for Medical Marijuana in Md.

    A week before Maryland state legislators were set to consider whether medical marijuana should be legal in Maryland, television personality Montel Williams came to Annapolis to voice his support. “ is the only thing...

    Gladys Horton, “Please Mr. Postman” Singer, Dies at 66

    Gladys Horton, the leader of Motown’s The Marvelettes who gave the label its first No. 1 hit with “Please Mr. Postman,” died Jan. 26 in a Sherman Oaks, Calif., nursing home from complications of...

    Mezzo Soprano Denyce Graves in Commemorative recital Feb. 1 at Kennedy Center

    Opera superstar and Washington, D. C. native Denyce Graves will be presented in a special recital at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m., in the...

    The King’s Speech Lands a Dozen Nominations

    The Oscar nominations were announced early Tuesday morning at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills by last year’s Best Supporting Actress-winner Mo’Nique (for Precious) along with Academy President Tom Sherak. The King’s Speech,...

    The Zora! Festival a Rare Blend of Education, Fun and Sun

    While winter chills lead indulgent thoughts southward, unique celebrations of Florida’s rich cultural history and heritage justifies visiting the state for a rare blend of education, fun and sun. Florida’s warm weather throughout the...

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