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Maurice White, 74, Founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, Dies

Maurice White, founder of famed R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire, died in Los Angeles. He was 74.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, A Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth' by Karen Branan

Most of your family has long forgotten the secrets those skeletons represented, while the ones who haven't forgotten have made sure they're not discussed. And it might stay that way forever unless there's a journalist in the family.

Diversity Reigns at SAG Awards

The SAG Awards have always been more inclusive than most award shows, but the list of diverse winners gained extra attention this year.

Ballerina Misty Copeland Makes D.C. Appearance

The preponderance of young Black girls in the audience made it clear that this was not your usual performance by the American Ballet Theatre in Washington. It was a rare opportunity to see the great Misty Copeland dance.

Kool & the Gang Still Waiting for Award

More than 4,000 hardcore R&B fans filled the RamsHead Theater at the Maryland Live Casino in suburban Baltimore recently to witness the legendary sounds of Kool & the Gang.

Five Docs to Kick Off Black History Month

Documentaries are a great source of information and entertainment especially for Black History Month, a time of reflection and celebration. Here are a few time capsules put together on film to illustrate an era in American history where the Black ...

D.C. Dancers Among Stars in Alvin Ailey Troupe

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater opened their weeklong show in D.C., a tradition that has continued for 17 years, at the Kennedy Center Tuesday — all with the expected pomp and circumstance and excitement that comes when the historic ...

Yolanda Adams Headlines 'Let Freedom Ring' Concert

Gospel star and multiple Stellar Award-winning singer Yolanda Adams took center stage at "Let Freedom Ring," an annual concert paying tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Year of Yes' by Shonda Rhimes

Some days, you feel like you're in a 10-foot-deep rut. In the book "Year of Yes" by Shonda Rhimes, you'll see how to get out.

Toni Braxton TV Film Draws 3 Million Viewers

Lifetime's original movie, “Unbreak My Heart,” which focused on the life of singer, songwriter, pianist and actress Toni Braxton, averaged 3.6 million viewers, becoming cable’s No. 1 original movie with adults and women.

Alvin Ailey to Return to D.C. for Black History Month

With artistic director Robert Battle leading the way, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will return for its annual Kennedy Center appearance in the District during the first part of Black History Month in performances that will include Battle's first ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Best Friends Forever' by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Friendship, as you know, is never one-sided. It's give-and-take, and that includes "Best Friends Forever."

Former Chic Lead Singer to Headline D.C. Show

The Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club in Bethesda, Maryland, will serve as the venue Thursday to showcase one of the District's unsung vocalists: Sylver Logan Sharp.

Ted Williams, Man with the Golden Voice, Returns to Radio

Ted Williams, the once-homeless Ohio radio personality became an instant Internet sensation five years ago with his "golden voice," has resurrected his career after again falling on hard times.

Playwright Takes on Workers' Woes in 'Sweat'

Playwright Lynn Nottage has never been shy to take on the tough subjects, as evidenced in her latest play, "Sweat," which is now playing at the Arena Stage.