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National Gallery Presents Jazz Series

The best things in life are free, especially when it comes to summer jazz concerts in D.C.

Reesa Renee: Sharing Her Gift of Song

You may not know Reesa Renee. Yet.

Top Performers Enthrall Crowd at Richmond Jazz Festival

If the thousands who turned out Sunday evening for the last day of the Richmond Jazz Festival didn't leave with a song in their heart, they definitely departed with a bounce in their stride.

African Diaspora Film Festival Returns

While last year's African Diaspora Film Festival presented a decidedly strong Afro-Latino flavor, the 2015 installment of the event will kick off with an unprecedented movie about President Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham.

Lila Downs: Celebrating Mexico’s Heritage

Although most of Mexican singer Lila Downs' songs are sung in Spanish, the seasoned artist draws her inspiration from Mexico’s multicultural roots, embracing the African and Native American cultures along with Spanish influences in the style that she calls "Jazz ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Mama's Boy' by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

The child making headlines in the news could be yours. What would you do? You've thought about it, and in the new novel "Mama's Boy" by ReShonda Tate Billingsley, two mothers act.

Anthony Hamilton: Born to Sing

Anthony Hamilton, who is performing at this year's Summer Spirit Festival, spoke with The Washington Informer about his career, his life and the music that he says remains his inspiration.

Jill Scott: Still an Incredible Performer

It was a sad, hot summer for the people who did not realize the ascendency of Jill Scott to superstardom, and did not get a ticket to one of her area shows, the latest at Wolf Trap Farms Park's Filene ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County' by Kristen Green

"Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County" is no novel. Nope, this is a feat of journalistic reporting with a personal twist, and it's pretty sharp.

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Funeral Planned

She was the apple of her mother's eye. Unfortunately, Bobbi Kristina Brown didn't live long enough to carry on Whitney Houston's legacy.

Dick Gregory, Paul Mooney to Team Up Again at Howard Theatre

When Dick Gregory opens his mouth, something profound usually comes out — and sometimes something profane as well.

FAME Gives Young Musicians a Platform

At the 11th annual Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education Anniversary and Awards Celebration on July 23 at the Newton White Mansion in Mitchellville, Maryland, students testified how a local music organization in Prince George's County has helped ...

Joe Jackson, Famed Family Patriarch, Hospitalized in Brazil

Joe Jackson, the father of late superstar Michael Jackson, was hospitalized Sunday in Brazil after suffering a stroke while visiting the South American country for his birthday.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22, Daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, Dies: Family

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of famed singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown who has been unresponsive since being found in a bathtub at her Georgia home in January, died Sunday, her family said.

Paul Mooney: Bill Cosby Got His 'Wake-Up Call'

Paul Mooney has never been one to mince words, particularly when it comes to race and the topic of racism in America.