ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Celebrating Women in GoGo

    By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO The live performance review and GoGo honorarium, "The First Ladies of GoGo," took place Sept. 19 on the rooftop of Eaton Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. Featuring female pioneers...

    Woolly Mammoth Tackles Race, Perception

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor It’s not very often that by the end of a play, there are empty theatre seats, audience members out of place and no clear curtain call for actors to...

    BSO Concert Season Begins

    By AFRO Staff The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (BSO) and members of the Orchestra and the Musicians’ Association of Metropolitan Baltimore, a local 40-543, announced at a joint press conference that they have reached a...

    RAMBLING ROSE

    By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, I hope everything is well with you. I have been a little under the weather with a stomach spasm I can’t seem to get pass, but...

    Bill Cosby Hit With $2.75M Legal Bill After Losing Dispute

    By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has been hit with a $2.75 million legal bill as he marks the end of his first year in prison. The 82-year-old Cosby had challenged a California...

    A Previously Unreleased Track from Aretha Franklin is Coming Out

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas is bringing the gift of a previously unreleased Aretha Franklin recording. "Big Band Holidays II" from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis has a...

    Winfrey Picks Ta-Nehisi Coates Novel for her Book Club

    By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Ta-Nehisi Coates' first novel, "The Water Dancer," has been a long and eventful journey. Begun a decade ago, his chronicle of a slave with an extraordinary...

    How Millennials Are Expanding The Gaming Industry

    By Destiny Royston, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The gaming industry is expanding, and millennials are the driving force. What used to be considered a waste of time and quarters is now a full-blown industry....

    Met to Debut its First Opera by Black Composer

    By AFRO Staff Terence Blanchard will make history when the Metropolitan Opera premieres his composition Fire Shut Up in My Bones during its upcoming season. “I wish my father was alive,” Blanchard told The New York...

    Kanye West’s ‘Sunday Service’

    By Black Press USA With more than 10,000 people packing New Birth’s sanctuary, Grammy Award winning artist Kanye West hosted his recent ‘Sunday Service’ at the Stonecrest megachurch. The ‘Stronger’ and ‘Jesus Walks’ artist led...

    Model Naomi Campbell Takes Spotlight at London Fashion Week

    By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Model Naomi Campbell took center stage at London Fashion Week on Saturday night with a gala charity benefit at the impressive setting of the world famous British...

    The REACH Kicks Off at Kennedy Center

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] “This is the first time, I’ve seen an event like this ,” said Pamela Pynell and several other passerbyers as they marveled at the architecture, performances, workshops and events...
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