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Cynthia Robinson, 69, Sly & the Family Stone Trumpeter, Dies of Cancer

Groundbreaking trumpeter and singer Cynthia Robinson, a co-founder of the pivotal funk band Sly & the Family Stone, died Monday at age 69.

Nutcracker Season Returns to D.C.

As soon as the Thanksgiving Day turkey comes off the table, and before the leftovers are done, Nutcracker season will be upon us.

Film Explores Murder of Jordan Davis

On Nov. 23, the third anniversary of the shooting death of black teen Jordan Davis, the Center for American Progress' Reel Progress hosted a screening of a documentary about the shooting at the Landmark E Street Cinema in D.C.

'Colored Girls' Play Gets New, Curvy Look

Inside the intimate setting of the Anacostia Art Center’s black box theater, patrons eagerly awaited the SoulFly Theatre Society’s latest production, “For Colored Girls – The Curvy Edition.” Directed by Cynthia Dorsey and performed by a dynamic cast of women, ...

Spike Lee Strikes Again with 'Chi-Raq'

Spike Lee seems to relish controversy — pushing the button with his movies in order to challenge the status quo and to address the unsaid while taking risks in his quest to examine themes related to society, history, politics and ...

Theater Alliance Brings 'Black Nativity' to D.C.

Theater Alliance, winner of three Helen Hayes Awards in 2015 for their production of the Langston Hughes holiday classic, "Black Nativity," returns with a new version of the play that both chronicles the birth of Christ and also celebrates the ...

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Creed' Carves Out Own Identity from 'Rocky' Franchise

When you step into the theater to watch this boxing movie, don’t look for "Rocky." Yes, you'll see and feel remnants of that spirit. But "Creed" is its own story.

Thelonious Monk Institute Honors Quincy Jones

What do you give Quincy Jones, a man whose life is about good music, the arts and making the world a better place for everyone?

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks' by Toni Tipton-Martin

Nothing else tastes good when you're hankering for something specific.

Kem Brings 'Love Tour' to Favorite Locale: D.C.

Kem returns to D.C. Friday for the next leg of his "Promise to Love Tour," along with Marsha Ambrosius at DAR Constitution Hall.

'Motown the Musical' Arrives in D.C.

Audiences in the District will be able to relive the golden era of a label that broke records and set standards that have never been matched and likely never will.

African American Museum: D.C.'s Newest Jewel

The National Museum of African American History and Culture kicked off the countdown to the museum's grand opening in the fall of 2016 with a three-night video illumination presentation.

Babyface Feted in D.C. by National Women's Group

The National Council of Negro Women on Friday honored famed singer and songwriter Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds for his charitable work throughout his career.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Wake Up Happy' By Michael Strahan with Veronica Chambers

Every day, you make countless little choices. In his book "Wake Up Happy," Michael Strahan explains how one of them can be a life-changer.

Top Area Entrepreneurs Feted in San Francisco

Three District area entrepreneurs have been invited to Yelp's headquarters in San Francisco to represent the Greater Washington Area as being among the 100 top-rated businesses in North America.