Lifestyle / Entertainment


Darrell Grand Moultrie Teams Up with Chamber Dance Project

Choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie knows that some opportunities only come once in a lifetime.

Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam's Call

A current anthology, "Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam's Call," features critical essays, poetry, personal narratives and other writing from diverse contributors evoking Joseph Beam's legacy.

Jazz Great Kirk Whalum Tells All

On June 21, veteran jazz musician Kirk Whalum will see the fruits of his labor come to life in a very special way.

Kirk Whalum's New CD: Divine Encounters

Kirk Whalum, the Memphis-born, Grammy Award-winning jazz musician whose saxophone has accompanied and legendary singers Whitney Houston, Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau and Luther Vandross, guitarist Larry Carlton and music producer Quincy Jones, is back with a new album/docu-musical titled "The ...

Bessie Smith: The Empress of the Blues

She was sassy, she was bawdy and she could beat a man down with her bare hands. That, on top of her legendary singing and dancing, made Bessie Smith the ultimate blues diva who lived the wild life that she ...

Danny Glover Honored at Summer Soirée

The Smithsonian Castle abandoned its usual stodgy, conservative persona last week, giving way to a benefit event that featured the music and fashions of the '70s and '80s.

Prince Sells Out Two D.C. Shows in Minutes

In the blink of an eye — a 3rd Eye, if you will — Prince has sold out two spontaneously announced shows at the Warner Theatre in Northwest.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem' by Paula Williams Madison

There’s a lot to like about "Finding Samuel Lowe." There's a lot to learn here, too, but first, you'll have to ready yourself.

DC Jazz Festival Marks 10th Year

DC Jazz Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with over 125 performances across more than 60 venues throughout the Washington area.

Chaka Khan Still Sultry and Stunning

A rare superstar double bill on May 30 featured Grammy-winning artists Chaka Khan and Kool & The Gang, attracting a crowd of primarily baby boomers sprinkled with millennials seeking to learn first-hand why their parents' music remains forever timeless.

Iranian Artist Subject of Retrospective at Hirshhorn

In beholding artist Shirin Neshat, a diminutive, chic-ly dressed Iranian woman whose appearance belies her age, it is hard to imagine her creating the strong, aggressive works that make up the new retrospective exhibition "Shirin Neshat: Facing History" at the ...

Artifacts from Sunken Slave Ship on Display

It was the find that Lonnie Bunch III and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture had searched for so desperately: the remains of one of the hundreds of ships that were used to transport millions of ...

'Memphis the Musical' Makes an All-Too-Short Stop in D.C.

If you, like many other theater lovers in D.C., were waiting for the Tony Award-winning play "Memphis: The Musical," you had to act fast.

RAMMYs Honor Best in D.C. Eateries

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington hosted Sunday the 33rd Annual RAMMY Awards Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, honoring and celebrating world-renowned chefs and restauranteurs who call the District home.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Miss Jessie's: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch – Naturally' by Miko Branch

Starting a business is not for the faint of heart.