ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Alicia Keys, Other Celebs “Kill” Social Media Identities for HIV/AIDS Charity

    Alicia Keys and nearly two dozen other celebrities began an innovative HIV campaign on World AIDS Day by “killing” their social media identities for charity. To support Keys’ Keep a Child Alive charity, the stars...

    Kerry Washington on Everything from Films to Family to President Obama

    Winner of the 2005 NAACP Image Award as the “Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture” for Ray, Kerry Washington is a versatile, talented and fearless actress who has built an impressive list of credits...

    Local Dance School Celebrates 70 Years as Premier Ballet Training Site

    During a time when Blacks were shut out from many of the District’s dance schools, the Jones- Haywood Dance School (JHDS) was created to teach high-quality dance training and arts education to students of...

    China’s Top Performing Arts Academy Opens U.S. Tour at Kennedy Center

    AGIS Center for the Arts and Humanities will present the Chinese grand dance drama Forbidden Fruit Under the Great Wall. The production tells the compelling story of the prosperous Yin Family whose master dies,...

    Common Set to Release Autobiography

    Chicago rapper Common is penning an autobiography that will be released in June, according to the Associated Press. The 38-year-old actor and hip-hop emcee’s memoir, entitled “One Day It’ll Make Sense,” will be co-written by...

    Hurston/Wright Foundation Honors Acclaimed Black Authors

    On Nov. 15, the Hurston/Wright Foundation held its ninth annual Legacy Award Ceremony at Northwest Washington, D.C. restaurant Eatonville, a popular eatery inspired by writer Zora Neale Hurston’s work. The District-based organization recognized, celebrated...

    BET Accused of Paying White Actress of ‘The Game’ More Than Other Black Cast...

    A White actress on the popular BET show the “The Game” is earning a salary nearly twice that of her Black co-stars, according to gossip site Mediatakeout.com. According to the UK’s Voice-Online.Com, the Web site...

    Enraged Wis. Man Shoots TV over Palin Routine on “Dancing with the Stars”

    Enraged by the appearance of Bristol Palin on the popular competition show “Dancing with the Stars,” a Wisconsin man shot his television, triggering a standoff with police on Nov. 15 Steven Cowan, 66, of Vermont,...

    National Foundation Hosts Morning of Diverse Music in Prince George’s

    As the nation’s leaders wage political warfare over education reform and the future of America’s children, one nonprofit organization is focused on leveling the financial playing field for exceptional students. The Zeta Phi Beta...

    Unique Talent Headlines Benefit for Sickle Cell Anemia

    Florida Avenue Baptist Church (FABC), in partnership with Faces of Our Children (FOOC), will feature a rare musical talent to raise awareness of a not so rare disease – sickle cell anemia. Urban jazz...

    Noted African-American Conductors Honored at Embassy of France

    The Washington Chorus marked the beginning of its 50th anniversary with a special reception, Nov. 9, at La Maison Francaise at The Embassy of France. This special reception honored 12 great chorus founders in...

    Uganda’s President Releases Rap Song and Video

    Yoweri Museveni, president of Uganda, is now a rap sensation. According to the Associated Press, the 65-year-old recently released a rap song and video that has taken the East African nation by storm. The single,...

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