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Soul Food: Getting to the Heart of the Meal

The roots of soul food run deep.

From D.C. to QVC: Family's Risk Takes Secret Recipe National

When Starbucks asked April Richardson to mail its CEO a sample of her cake, she went a step further: She sent herself.

Beres Hammond Iconic as Ever as Tour Hits D.C.

The legendary Jamaican crooner will be in D.C. this week for two shows at the Howard Theatre sure to be very well attended.

Jamaican Jerk Festival Attracts Thousands

For a solid day, Pennsylvania Avenue near Freedom Plaza in downtown D.C. was transformed into a lively Jamaican fete for the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival on June 19.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare' by Gene Barretta

You’re not the only kid in the world who likes ice cream.

D.C. Celebrates Its Unsung Native Musicians and Songs

The African American Music Association (AAMA) paid tribute to two unsung D.C. pioneers, Billy Stewart and Van McCoy, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday.

BOOK REVIEW: '83 Minutes: The Doctor, the Damage and the Shocking Death of Michael Jackson' by Matt Richards and Mark Langthorne

They say you’ll always remember where you were when you hear of certain tragedies, and “83 Minutes” takes you there again.

Washington Area: Many Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Summer has finally arrived with a bang after an unusually cool spring that pushed back planting season and the usual outdoor activities until later in the season. But with the recent heating up of the atmosphere, everyone can do with ...

BeBe Winans Adds to His Musical Arsenal

Six-time Grammy winner BeBe Winans has undertaken a new adventure — writing the music and lyrics for a play, "Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story," that's set to open at the Arena Stage.

D.C. Playwright Takes On Taboo Topics of Race, Slavery in 'Octoroon'

Tackling controversial topics like slavery and race can be a risky move, but for playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, it seems to be just another walk in the park.

D.C. Go-Go Legends Return to the Stage

As The Washington Informer continues its coverage of African-American Music Appreciation Month, we thought our readers would enjoy hearing from two of the original members of one of the most influential and popular District-based go-go groups, The Young Senators.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Running With the Champ' by Tim Shanahan (with Chuck Crisafulli)

Two heads are better than one, and in the new book "Running With the Champ" by Tim Shanahan (with Chuck Crisafulli), so are four feet.

Babyface Talks Music, Illustrious Career

Before a recent star-studded Marvin Gaye tribute in D.C., Babyface talked with The Informer about what music has meant to him throughout his stellar career.

Still-Relevant 'Ragtime' Musical Explores History, Racial Tension

The issues that drive the revival of the 1998 Tony Award-winning Broadway production "Ragtime: The Musical," which just wrapped an all-too-short run at Wolf Trap's Filene Center, are as relevant today as they were at the turn of the century, ...

'Hamilton' Leads Way in Tony Awards

The bio-musical “Hamilton,” about Alexander Hamilton and the founding fathers, swept the 70th annual Tony Awards Sunday night.