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DC Shorts Film Fest Back for Lucky #13

Since its founding 13 years ago, DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition has continued to grow from a novel idea to one of the largest short-film festivals on the East Coast.

BOOK REVIEW: 'She Stood for Freedom' by Loki Mulholland, artwork by Charlotta Janssen

Speak up when something's not right, and hold your head high. Stand up for yourself and, in the new book "She Stood for Freedom," author Loki Mulholland says, stand up for others, too.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Nobody' by Marc Lamont Hill; Foreword by Todd Brewster

Charges dropped. You were surprised, but not surprised. You know that these days, the idea of justice can be a slippery issue that's sometimes based on all the wrong things, and in the new book "Nobody" by Marc Lamont Hill, ...

Maryland Students Attend Film Seminar in Texas

Two Maryland students were among a select group of young people chosen to participate in the first annual Nate Parker Summer Film Institute in Texas earlier this month.

MLK Memorial Foundation to Host Summer Film Series

The foundation that spearheaded the effort to place a memorial for Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall will host this summer its fifth annual film series in line with the civil rights icon's principles.

Mandela Poster Exhibit to Tour Water Parks

The Kalahari Resorts and Conventions water-resort chain is currently hosting "The Mandela Poster Project," a collection of photographs of late South African leader Nelson Mandela.

Nation's Black Journalists Convene in D.C.

The National Association of Black Journalists will celebrate 40 years Aug. 3-7 during its annual convention at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Northwest.

Summer Spirit Festival Returns with Superstar Lineup

A diverse and exciting lineup of musical artists have been slated to perform at the always-anticipated Summer Spirit Festival, now celebrating its 11th season with a weekend full of fun and entertainment.

Carmen de Lavallade Recalls Illustrious Career

When the March on Washington Film Festival and the National Museum of Women in the Arts team up, as they have for the past four years, something special always happens with legendary women.

MOVIE REVIEW: Latest 'Star Trek' Installment Light-Years Beyond Competition

The big debate shouldn't be if this is the best "Star Trek" film ever. The more interesting conversation is about whether "Star Trek Beyond" is a better sci-fi space adventure film than 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." On most ...

Washington Performing Arts' 'Deep River' Programs Making Spiritual Connections

The Washington Performing Arts has focused its 2015-16 season on a series of programs showcasing the organization's resident choirs, the Men, Women and Children of the Gospel and engaging the spiritual communities in Wards 7 and 8.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Brave Like Me' by Barbara Kerley

Your Mom or Dad isn't home right now. They won't be home for supper tonight, either, because they're serving their country in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. That makes you a Military Kid, which means you ...

'Jelly's Last Jam' Returns to Va. with New Twists

The popular musical that unpacks the life of the famed jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton returns to the Signature Theatre in Arlington, kicking off a new season with a production that promises new twists, turns and the stage debut of ...

'Miss Cleo' Dead at 53: Report

Youree Harris, best known as the ubiquitous TV psychic Miss Cleo, died Tuesday morning at 53 after a battle with cancer, her representative told TMZ.

O'Jays Disavow RNC's Use Song at Convention

Legendary R&B group The O'Jays denounced the use of the Republican National Committee's use of their 1972 hit song, "Love Train," at the party's convention this week in Cleveland.