Lifestyle / Entertainment


Annual Cruise Raises Funds for Students at HBCU’s

The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage set sail from Miami earlier last month en route to tropical destinations that included Nassau, Bahamas, St. Thomas USVI and Grand Turks during the 15th year of the radio personality’s signature journey.

P.G. County Kicks Off Restaurant Week

Prince George's County Restaurant Week, an event aiming to showcase the region's eclectic mix of eateries, is now underway, with participating restaurants offering specially selected discounted prix fixe menus.

Soul In Motion Celebrates 30 Years in the Arts

Soul In Motion will celebrate three decades in the performing arts at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater in Rockville, Md., on April 19 at 8 p.m.

Oprah to Headline Fall Tour, Will Come to D.C. in September

Harpo Studios, O, The Oprah Magazine, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment announced Thursday the fall 2014 launch of "Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend," an eight-city arena tour and transformational weekend featuring Winfrey and a team ...

Kim, Kanye Catch Flak for Vogue Cover

Hollywood's most polarizing power couple has everyone talking again with their upcoming appearance on the cover of Vogue magazine — and true to form, there's both backers and detractors.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The White House for Kids: A History of a Home, Office, and National Symbol' by Katherine L. House

In the new book, "The White House for Kids" by Katherine L. House, you'll see what it's like at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Venues Announced for U Street Music Festival

The first set of U Street neighborhood venues that will host the D.C. Funk Parade Music Festival on May 3 were announced Wednesday by event organizers.

D.C. to Hold Arts Grants Event

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities will host its annual Grants Kickoff at the Lincoln Theatre on April 7 at 10 a.m., with D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) attending.

Geri Allen to Join Afro Blue, HU Jazztet for Alumni Jazz Show

As part of its centennial celebration, Howard University's music department will host an alumni jazz concert on April 7 at the university's Cramton Auditorium, showcasing the talents of past and present members of Afro Blue, the Howard University Jazz Ensemble ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Splash, Anna Hibiscus!' by Atinuke & Lauren Tobia

It's been a long and difficult winter. On many occasions, I'll bet you dreamed of tropical things. So maybe now's the time to put sand between your toes, the sound of the ocean in your ears, and "Splash, Anna Hibiscus!" ...

Eloise Greenfield's Lifelong Love of Words Inspires Young African-American Readers

When it comes to writing, Eloise Greenfield likes to take that slow magical ride into the world of imagination and creativity.

Sting Headlines Annual Benefit Concert in D.C.

A music icon recently brought thousands of students, parents, alumni, and pop music lovers to their feet during a benefit concert.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Living Safely, Aging Well' by Dorothy A. Drago, M.P.H.

You probably don't need to be reminded that, as we age, our bodies change. Bones get fragile, eyesight dims, hearing can fade, balance can go out of whack. But mere awareness puts you on the advantage.

New African Films Festival Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

For the fans of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in the Washington metropolitan area, the long wait is almost over.

Faye Fields Blazes Trail for Women, Blacks

Faye Ford Fields counts as the very definition of a mogul.