ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

City Music Academy Welcomes New Instructors

Two renowned music artists have joined Dudley’s B Sharp Music Academy, adding to the company’s roster of professional musical instrument instructors. Eugene Chapman, a Sykesville, Md., native and Morgan State University graduate, comes to Dudley’s...

Tommy Davidson: Life After ‘In Living Color’

It’s been 20 years since the world was first introduced to the cast of “In Living Color,” but many of the show’s alums have gone on to dominate Hollywood in film, TV and comedy....

Local Library Turns Concert Hall for a Night

On Aug. 28, the Benning Neighborhood Library will be transformed into a musical epicenter, where chamber music and jazz converge in selections crafted by famed Weather Report bassist Andrew Nathaniel White III. The Georgetown Quintet...

BET Documentary Spotlights Women in Hip Hop

In today’s hip hop landscape, women are usually the bodies before the camera rather than the emcees behind the mic—but it wasn’t always that way. In the fledgling days of hip hop pioneering female artists...

Black Theater Celebrated Aug. 27-30

LisaRaye McCoy and film and television star Mehki Phifer will co-host the NAACP’s 20th celebration of thespians of color, 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Director's Guild of America in Los Angeles. Under the auspices...

Jada Pinkett Smith Changes Hawthorne Staff Members on Mother’s Advice

Jada Pinkett Smith, star of the television drama “HawthoRNe,” did not continue using the show’s original medical advisory team at the close of the series’ first season in 2009 following her mother’s detailed criticism...

Top Ten DVD List for August 24th 2010

Ajami http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003MT2EHS?ie=UTF8&tag=thslfofire-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003MT2EHS The Least among You http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PAXOOQ?ie=UTF8&tag=thslfofire-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003PAXOOQ City Island http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036TGT8Y?ie=UTF8&tag=thslfofire-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0036TGT8Y The Age of Stupid http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003JYOFB4?ie=UTF8&tag=thslfofire-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003JYOFB4 Adventures at School http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003LUCW70?ie=UTF8&tag=thslfofire-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003LUCW70 Chuck Close http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ELMR80?ie=UTF8&tag=thslfofire-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003ELMR80 Instant Expert: The Story of Oil http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003EQN6CQ?ie=UTF8&tag=thslfofire-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003EQN6CQ Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003MWHUFG?ie=UTF8&tag=thslfofire-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003MWHUFG Dorian Gray http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003M987PQ?ie=UTF8&tag=thslfofire-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003M987PQ The Square http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003EYVXW8?ie=UTF8&tag=thslfofire-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003EYVXW8 Honorable Mention Addicted to Her Love http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003M98800?ie=UTF8&tag=thslfofire-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003M98800 Five Little Monkeys http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003JYOFP0?ie=UTF8&tag=thslfofire-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003JYOFP0 Instant Expert: Ben Franklin <a class="urllink" href="http://http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003EQN6SK?ie=U

A Gospel with a Different Sound – Meet Brittney Wright

Hearing Brittney Wright declare “I Win” in her recent single release is inspiring and convincing that everyone can be an “overcomer” through the power of the gospel. It is merely a foretaste of her...

Katrina Revisited

It’s been five years, and many sections of New Orleans are still reeling from Hurricane Katrina’s wrath. Famed director Spike Lee returned to the Crescent City for a four-hour documentary, If God is Willing...

Local Artist Expresses the Spirit of Gospel Music with Paint

Gospel music is ingrained in the fabric of American culture and is particularly precious to African Americans, whose ancestors sang songs of heartache and jubilee during slavery. This music became a gift to future...

Rapper ‘Prince George’ Represents More than Just His County

At a makeshift recording studio inside a Fort Washington dwelling known as “Da House” to local emcees, a rapper is positioning himself for his nine-to-five. He takes two pulls on his cigarette, motions a...

D.C. Tap Sensations Perform before National Audience

In a night that celebrated excellence in dance, Washington, D.C.’s Manzari Brothers, a fêted tap dancing duo, showed off their smooth moves before a national audience, Aug. 12. John and Leo Manzari earned a coveted...