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BOOK REVIEW: 'Almost Famous Women' by Megan Mayhew Bergman

Contrary to the old saying, close counts in more than just horseshoes and hand grenades. The proof lies inside "Almost Famous Women" by Megan Mayhew Bergman.

Behind the Scenes With Warren Shadd, World's First African-American Piano Maker

Warren Shadd is a third-generation musician, second-generation piano technician and first-generation piano manufacturer, as well as the first African-American piano manufacturer in the world.

All-Black Fashion Show Breaks the Mold

A recent fashion show that featured black models, designers, and musical talent also allowed a trio of local businesses to collaborate and present forms of art, music, fashion that's endemic to D.C.'s flourishing millennial artist population.

'Whites Only' Unearths Hard Truths about Race

Throughout the month of March, Kymone Freeman has performed "Whites Only" for audiences at local Bus Boys & Poets restaurants with the hopes of bringing the play to the Mosaic Theater Company of DC in Northeast later this year.

Famed Bassist Cheikh Ndoye Comes to D.C.'s Blues Alley

Cheikh Ndoye, an internationally acclaimed bassist, arranger and composer, spends much of his time either in the studio or on tour in exotic locales around the world, but for three days this week, the D.C. native is home.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Family Business 3: The Return of Vegas' by Carl Weber with Treasure Hernandez

Is blood really thicker than water? In the new book "Family Business 3," both spill just as easily.

Chuck Brown's Legacy Continues to Shine

The recent annual Chuck Brown tribute, a go-go music affair at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, evoked the days when D.C. proudly proclaimed itself the nation's Chocolate City and go-go music dominated the airwaves and sound-boxes throughout the ...

African Film Festival Resonates with Ethiopian Diaspora

When Ethiopian filmmaker Theodros Teshome, a leading figure in the Ethiopian film industry, made his recent film "Triangle-Going to America," he could hardly have guessed how many people in Washington's Ethiopian diaspora would come out to see the film.

Actor Tackles Rehab, Drug Addiction in New Drama

Shiek Mahmud-Bey has created, written, directed, produced and stars in the television psychological drama "The Inner Circle," a gritty look at how substance abuse reaches across ethnicity, class, gender and age groups.

BOOK REVIEW: 'It's Not Rocket Science' by Mary Spio

Your father always told you to reach for the stars. Be the best you can be, he said. Never let obstacles get in your way. Strive for success and challenge yourself — all excellent advice, but how can you harness ...

Marvin Gaye Estate Awarded $7.3M in 'Blurred Lines' Suit Against Robin Thicke, Pharrell

A jury awarded Tuesday $7.3 million to the family of late soul legend Marvin Gaye, ruling that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' 2013 smash "Blurred Lines" is a copyright infringement of Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up."

Joseph Jackson, Father of Late 'King of Pop,' Hawking 'JoCola'

Joseph Jackson, father of late superstar Michael Jackson, says he's reached a deal to bottle and distribute a new soda he's dubbed "JoCola."

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Age of Dignity' by Ai-Jen Poo (with Ariane Conrad)

Why do we treat getting older as "a crisis" — an expensive one, at that — by putting our elders in care facilities they don't want?

Distinguished Women Honored for Legacies

Five women were honored by the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust as Phenomenal Women of 2015.

Intersections Festival Returns to the Atlas

For festivalgoers, Intersections is a ritual — a chance to see hundreds of dance, music, theater and family-oriented activities — at the most dismal part of winter, when the DMV area is inundated with cold and oftentimes inclement weather.