ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Juror: Cosby Panel Almost Evenly Split Through Deliberations

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said Thursday the panel was almost evenly split in its deliberations. The juror told The Associated Press on Thursday that a similar number of...

Famed Balto. Photog. Devin Allen Showcases ‘Beautiful Ghetto’ in New Book

On April 12, 2015, the city of Baltimore was in complete agony over the death of another unarmed black man due to police brutality. This time it was the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray,...

Black Violin Brings Classical Music into Hip-Hop Focus

The cool breeze off the Potomac River convinced the crowds at this year’s D.C. Jazz Festival from June 9-18 to dance – even as the temperatures crossed 90 degrees – as soon as “Kev...

Cosby Judge Declares Mistrial as Jury Deadlocks Again

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges ended without a verdict Saturday after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision in a case that helped destroy the 79-year-old comedian's image...

Jada Pinkett Smith Calls Tupac Biopic ‘Deeply Hurtful’

NEW YORK (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith is calling the Tupac Shakur biopic "All Eyez on Me" ''deeply hurtful" for its portrayal of her relationship with the rap legend. In a series of tweets Friday,...

Absent Jay Z Inducted to Songwriters Hall by Obama Via Video

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z, whose wife Beyoncé is expecting twins soon, was absent from the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame, where he was inducted by a charismatic longtime fan: former U.S. President...

Dr. Dre Pledges $10M for Compton High Performing Arts Center

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Dre is pledging $10 million toward the construction of a performing arts center at Compton High School. The Compton Unified School District said Thursday that the rapper-producer will help raise...

“Doctor on ‘America’s Got Talent Killed in Maryland Crash”

“Portsmouth Va. native Dr. Brandon Rogers, a 29-year old breakout singing star from , “America’s Got Talent”, was killed in a car accident last weekend in Ann Arundel County, Maryland,  just south-west of Baltimore. According...

Homeless, But Not Voiceless, at Carnegie Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — They're homeless, but a group of men and women from Texas has made it to Carnegie Hall. The storied New York City concert hall was the venue Wednesday evening for a...

Video Game Convention Makes Limited Progress on Diversity

If you’re a gamer, this week was that time of the year again for you to be really taken aback about what goes on at a press conference. No, it’s not Lebron getting testy...

Caribbean Heritage Play in D.C. Displays Need for the Arts

As President Donald Trump put forth a budget that would strip federal funding for arts programs, among other things, a theatrical performance based on a woman’s life in Trinidad and Tobago during and after...

Amid Criminal Case, Cosby Fighting Lawsuits by 10 Women

As Bill Cosby awaits a verdict in his sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, the comedian's civil lawyers are fighting lawsuits against him by 10 women around the country. Currently, seven women have defamation suits pending...