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BOOK REVIEW: 'The Mistletoe Secret' by Richard Paul Evans

As holiday romances go, I'd have to say that "The Mistletoe Secret" is a notch above. I think it's better because there really is a secret inside this book.

'Hip Hop Nutcracker' Puts Spin on Holiday Classic

Almost 125 years old, "The Nutcracker" is easily one of the most retold Christmas stories of all time. To imagine a rendition unique to any that have already been done seemed far-fetched — until, that is, out of New York ...

Holiday Films Showcase Black Actors

As the temperatures continue to fall and with schools and offices soon closing for the holidays, some families may be wondering to do with all of that extra downtime. But before you decide to sleep in, engage with social media ...

Charlie Wilson Tour Coming to D.C. Feb. 12

R&B legend Charlie Wilson's national arena tour to promote his upcoming album kicks off Feb. 8 in Norfolk, Va., followed by a Feb. 12 performance in D.C.

Steve Harvey Returns to the Apollo for 'Showtime'

Steve Harvey has a lot on his plate these days.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations' by Dan Ariely

No matter where you get your paycheck or salary, the truth is that you are the boss of you.

Donnie Simpson's Back: Hosting 'Donnie After Dark'

Donnie Simpson is back, hosting TV One's "Donnie After Dark" on Sundays at 11 p.m.

Colonel Abrams, Popular '80s R&B Singer, Dies

Colonel Abrams, a R&B singer, songwriter and producer who became a star in the 1980s with a string of house-flavored hits, died Friday after battling various ailments, numerous news outlets reported. He was 67.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Almost Christmas'

Watching this humorous film is like getting a funny greeting card that makes you laugh as it warms your heart.

Cincinnati Ballet Delivers with Creative 'Nutcracker'

It’s not easy to bring something different to a performance of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker” – not with it having been performed countless times by orchestras and ballet companies around the world.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Brief Histories of Everyday Objects,' 'Beethoven's Skull'

The election is over. The semester's almost finished. Even the year is running out of time. At the end of these (and your day), you want something light to relax with and "Brief Histories of Everyday Objects" is perfect.

'Nutcracker': Xmas Classic Brings Joy to D.C.

The Cincinnati Ballet will perform the classic at the Kennedy Center in Northwest with choreography by its artistic director and CEO Victoria Morgan — now celebrating her 20th season with the Ballet and one of only a handful of female ...

Music Manager Vedo Creates His Own Empire

From Hyattsville, Maryland, to the hit TV series "Empire," Stay Tight Entertainment manager Vedo is igniting the music world with his emerging artists.

Awards Gala Celebrates Caribbean Excellence

The 2016 Caribbean American Heritage (CARAH) Awards celebrated Friday night the unparalleled achievements of seven people of Caribbean descent who have made a marked difference in their communities and the world at large.

Fashion Designer Refuses to Dress Melania Trump

A French designer who's dressed first lady Michelle Obama for the past eight years has no interest in dressing Melania Trump and urges her colleagues to follow her lead.