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The Clarice Gets 'Intimate'

The twist and turns of the stage production "Intimate Apparel" is set to play out during a week-long run at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Little Shaq' by Shaquille O'Neal, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

Sharing is often about teamwork, and in the new book "Little Shaq," author Shaquille O'Neal shares a story.

The Beauty of Black Ballet Returns

The troupe of stellar dancers will return for a third year in a row for three performances on Friday and Saturday at Sidney Harman Hall in Northwest.

Rock Out With Me Stops in D.C.

WE TV reality star April Daniels partnered with Ebony Magazine to present students with a conversation on uniting women to achieve greater success through education, entrepreneurship and networking during Howard University's Homecoming week of festivities.

Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates Wins Genius Grant

You may refer to journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates as "Genius Coates" or "Sir Genius."

Stevie Wonder Pulls Out All the Stops in D.C. Concert

The incomparable Stevie Wonder did an encore performance at Verizon Center on Saturday, marking an end to his nationwide "Songs in the Key of Life" concert tour.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-Seven Women Untangle an Obsession,' Edited by Elizabeth Benedict

Is today a good hair day, a bad hair day — or a no-hair day? The bigger question: Who's happy with her hair? In this book, 27 women answer that, as they weigh in on their tresses (or lack thereof).

Homeless Youth Inspire History Makers Chief

The HistoryMakers sent out speakers across the U.S., trying to do its part with the 6th Annual Back to School with The HistoryMakers program on Friday in 67 cities in 32 states.

Metro Stage's 'Uprising' Entertaining, Inspiring

Black playwright Gabrielle Fulton has teamed up with director Thomas W. Jones II to bring the world premiere of the play "Uprising" to Metro Stage in Alexandria, Virginia.

Local Issachah Savage Making History in Opera

Tenor and former longtime Southeast Washington, D.C., resident Issachah Savage returns to the region Saturday as the National Philharmonic presents a special one-time performance of Wagner's Rienzi, a concert opera featuring Savage at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda.

Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates Among MacArthur Foundation Winners

Famed writer and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates is among 24 winners of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowship award.

Stevie Wonder Ready to Rock D.C. Again on 'Songs' Tour

Stevie Wonder is more than just a music superstar.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Hoops to Hippos! True Stories of a Basketball Star on Safari!' By Boris Diaw with Kitson Jazynka

Some things just naturally go together; they belong in pairs. And for NBA player and author Boris Diaw, there are two things he likes to add together.

Designer Makes Waves from U.S. to Nigeria

When the Africa Braintrust commenced at the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference last week, an unlikely panelist was Ahneva Hilson, a clothing designer once based in the U.S. now living in Nigeria.

Viola Davis Makes History with Emmy Win

Viola Davis shined in many ways Sunday.