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Carmen de Lavallade Recalls Illustrious Career

When the March on Washington Film Festival and the National Museum of Women in the Arts team up, as they have for the past four years, something special always happens with legendary women.

MOVIE REVIEW: Latest 'Star Trek' Installment Light-Years Beyond Competition

The big debate shouldn't be if this is the best "Star Trek" film ever. The more interesting conversation is about whether "Star Trek Beyond" is a better sci-fi space adventure film than 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." On most ...

Washington Performing Arts' 'Deep River' Programs Making Spiritual Connections

The Washington Performing Arts has focused its 2015-16 season on a series of programs showcasing the organization's resident choirs, the Men, Women and Children of the Gospel and engaging the spiritual communities in Wards 7 and 8.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Brave Like Me' by Barbara Kerley

Your Mom or Dad isn't home right now. They won't be home for supper tonight, either, because they're serving their country in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. That makes you a Military Kid, which means you ...

'Jelly's Last Jam' Returns to Va. with New Twists

The popular musical that unpacks the life of the famed jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton returns to the Signature Theatre in Arlington, kicking off a new season with a production that promises new twists, turns and the stage debut of ...

'Miss Cleo' Dead at 53: Report

Youree Harris, best known as the ubiquitous TV psychic Miss Cleo, died Tuesday morning at 53 after a battle with cancer, her representative told TMZ.

O'Jays Disavow RNC's Use Song at Convention

Legendary R&B group The O'Jays denounced the use of the Republican National Committee's use of their 1972 hit song, "Love Train," at the party's convention this week in Cleveland.

Richmond Artist Remains Committed to 'Spiritual Journey'

A series of colorful murals in downtown Richmond speak to the various and wonderful contributions of Black Americans and those from the African Diaspora.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Education of Kevin Powell' by Kevin Powell

You never knew what you didn't have.

Writing Contest Kicks Off Its Fifth Cycle

For the fifth consecutive year, the U.S. Library of Congress, in conjunction with a bevy of public and school libraries in the Mid-Atlantic region, is hosting "A Book that Shaped Me," a summer essay-writing contest that allows rising fifth- and ...

Documentary Explores Police Brutality Against Blacks Abroad

A Black French woman directed an award-winning documentary to show the parallels of the civil rights movement in France and England to the fights for justice in American locales such as Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri.

Anacostia Playhouse Presents 'Riches,' 'Yellowman'

The Anacostia Playhouse in Southeast will be presenting two plays through mid-August, including Lee Blessing's "Riches," directed by Paul-Douglas Michnewicz, and Dael Orlandersmith's "Yellowman," directed by Thembi Duncan.

D.C. Poet Laureate's 'Women of the Plums' Comes to the Lincoln Theatre

D.C. Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick's iconic work, "Women of the Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women" comes to the stage at the historic Lincoln Theatre on Thursday, July 21 for one performance.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Gilded Years' by Karin Tanabe

Always be true to yourself — unless, as in the new book "The Gilded Years" by Karin Tanabe, temporarily living a lie could change your future.

The Dance Place Celebrates Decades as Community Creative Space

And as transformational as the Dance Place has been physically — from its start in a small space in Adams Morgan to its status now as the anchor of the 8th Street/Monroe Street Arts Hub — the creators of the ...

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