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D.C.'s Tulani Returns Home to Premiere Music Video

Tulani, a D.C.-based singer-songwriter best known from NBC's "America's Got Talent" and touring with Lady Gaga as the pop superstar's harpist, came home recently to host the premiere of the music video for "I Heart You," her retro-flavored new song ...

Folger Opens New Season with 'Julius Caesar'

Folger Theatre in Southeast opens the 2014-15 season with "Julius Caesar," William Shakespeare's political tragedy that examines the clash between ambition, loyalty and conspiracy.

Event to Honor D.C.-Area Artist, Detroit Luminaries

An art exhibit will be held at an upscale Northwest hotel on Oct. 26 in honor of D.C.-area artist M. Gasby Brown and the 10-year anniversary of her "No Permission Needed" artwork collection.

Oscar de la Renta, Famed Fashion Designer, Dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta, the iconic fashion designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, died Monday night at his home in Connecticut. He was 82.

Viola Davis Works to End Hunger

Viola Davis, star of the new TV hit "How to Get Away with Murder," recently told a crowd of Hollywood luminaries that her drive to end childhood hunger is fueled by memories of growing up in "abject poverty," stealing and ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End' by Atul Gawande

If you're a caretaker for an elderly relative or if you ever plan on growing old yourself and want to maintain quality of life, this book is an absolute must-read.

Ballet Stars Leap Into D.C.

"Vessels" will make its world premiere in D.C.

Figueroa and Nasser Make Magic Together

Minutes into a conversation with famed Latin percussionist Sammy Figueroa, one realizes just how much music suffuses his entire existence.

Gas Prices Will Decrease into November, Experts Predict

Gas prices, which have been steadily dropping across the country, will continue to decrease, according to the website GasBuddy.com.

Keith Clinkscales Talks Puffy, Quincy Jones at D.C. Event

Keith Clinkscales, media entrepreneur and CEO of entertainment mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs' fledgling cable music channel, touched on a number of topics Thursday during a Q&A session at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center at St. Elizabeths East campus in Anacostia.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Kids Who are Changing the World' by Anne Jankeliowitch, Photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Not all kids will clamor for this book, but ecology-minded 10- to 15-year-olds will surely be inspired by it.

Black Programs Return to Small Screen

African-Americans are now taking on television roles, and networks appear to have once again figured out that their shows should be as diverse as the population that watches.

Community Salutes the Black Press

Local photographers who have committed their lives to showcasing positive images of black America shared their stories during a panel discussion along with several other colleagues on Oct. 1 at Gallery O to mark the close of the "Fifty 50 ...

New Play Focuses on Unlikely Friendship

The forging of true friendships often occurs under the strangest of circumstances. And in a play that will soon make its area debut, the true story of the bond that formed between a disgraced actor and a heavyweight champion comes ...

Dick Gregory Feels Blessed for Life, Longevity

The civil rights activist and comedian spoke with author Shelia P. Moses about his life, his family, the civil rights movement and turning 82 years old.