ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    NAACP Image Awards Go Off Smoothly

    While Black performers scarcely drew a nod during this years’s entertainment industry’s awards season, the March 4 NAACP Image Awards established that key artists cannot be ignored. After a virtual Whiteout in nearly all...

    Beyonce’s Comic Book on Shelves This Week

    “Fame: Beyonce”, a comic book centered on the pop diva’s rise to fame, was released this week, promising a rare look into the singer’s life. According to a media release, the comic unveils new facets...

    Prince Sued

    Multi-platinum superstar Prince is being sued by his former lawyers, who claim the performer, owes more than $700,000 in legal fees. Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler (PBWT), a New York based law firm, is suing...

    Homecoming Comes Early for Two Famed MICA Alums

    The Maryland Institute College of Art’s campus is bustling with individuality and a hodgepodge of students fully immersed in myriad forms of artistic expression. Within minutes, it’s apparent that cliques and social pecking orders...

    ‘King’s Speech’ Coronation Spearheads Another British Invasion

    The King’s Speech not only won the Oscars for Best Picture, Original Screenplay and Actor (Colin Firth) as expected, but also for Best Director (Tom Hooper) in something of a slight upset over The...

    Artifacts from Lena Horne’s Estate Auctioned

    A Feb. 23 auction of approximately 200 items from the late legendary performer Lena Horne’s New York estate raked in $316,000, more than double the original estimates. Doyle New York auction house sold the items...

    Local Artist Hosts Fundraiser for Arts School

    Mark Cottman understands what it takes for Baltimore youth to succeed and he is determined help them. As a visual artist and comedian, he has made his way in and out of many circles,...

    Famed ‘Blue Man Group’ Show Comes to D.C.

    The high-octane "Blue Man Group" theatrical showcase will pump up the Warner Theatre for a limited engagement, March 23 to April 3. "Blue Man Group", the critically acclaimed show USA Today called "an ecstatic experience,"...

    Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins Becomes Oldest Grammy Winner

    Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins made history on Feb. 13 when the 97-year-old blues pianist won his third Grammy, becoming the oldest person ever to snag the award. Perkins topped the previous record-holder, beating out...

    Obama Bringing Motown to White House

    The Obamas will celebrate Black History Month with a series of performances featuring Motown artists Feb. 24, according to the Associated Press. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host the event, scheduled to...

    B. Smith Kicks Off ‘B. Discovered: An Official Search for D.C.’s Next Great Singer’

    While millions of American viewers tune in to “American Idol” each week, lifestyle tycoon, entrepreneur and home décor designer B. Smith is kicking off an official search for the next great singer in the...

    Morehouse Glee Club to Celebrate Centennial Year

    The Morehouse College Glee Club will mark its centennial year with a series of special events in Atlanta this week. On February 16, there was a music symposium in the newly built Ray Charles...

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