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Essence Festival Attracts Record Crowd on 20th Anniversary

The 20th annual ESSENCE Festival attracted a record-breaking 550,000 attendees from around the world to New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend, earning the distinction of being the largest gathering in the event's history.

National Mall to Host Christian Concert

NightVision Music Festival, a daylong event free to the public, will be held Saturday on the National Mall.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Recognition' by O.H. Bennett

What you wouldn't give to spend one more day.

Africa Underground Spotlights Kenya

The sweet sounds of Mombasa music and other uniquely Kenyan songs played by Jabali Afrika in the Smithsonian's Enid A. Haupt Garden captured listeners' attention.

James Brown Biopic Opens July 31

Producers of a new film based on the incredible life story of James Brown promise to give audiences a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of the legendary "Godfather of Soul."

Michael Bossard, 63, Renowned D.C. Vocalist, Dies

Michael Bossard, a renowned opera and R&B singer from D.C. who toured with the Coasters, died June 29 after a long battle with liver disease.

Annual P.G. County Jazz Festival to Begin in July

The Prince George's Cultural Arts Foundation in collaboration with The Maryland–National Capital Park and Planning Commission will come together for the fifth annual Lake Arbor Jazz Festival in July.

BOOK REVIEW: ''Til the Well Runs Dry' by Lauren Francis-Sharma

The Islands are calling you this summer. Sand, seas, sunshine — and plenty of drama, when you take "'Til the Well Runs Dry" with you.

D.C. Gospel Radio Host Still No. 1

Few people can say that they’ve been on the same job for 30 years. But when the time has been spent in realizing a dream, the accomplishment becomes even more satisfying.

Remembering Bobby Womack

Going across 110th Street will never be the same.

Summer Soiree Draws Young Art Enthusiasts

More than 100 supporters of black art hit the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall recently for Summer Soiree, an annual fundraising event.

Southwest Airlines Begins International Service To Three Countries

Southwest Airlines launched Tuesday its service to three Caribbean destinations from three of its U.S. gateway cities.

Bobby Womack, '70s R&B Icon, Dies at 70

Bobby Womack, the R&B icon whose singing and guitar play influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to 50 Cent, has died. He was 70.

Local Legend, Broadway Star and Ellington Student Honored at 'Phantom'-Themed Gala

A "Phantom of the Opera"-costumed gentleman greeted guests Thursday at Harmony Hall Regional Center John Addison Concert Hall in Fort Washington, Md., setting the tone for "Phantom"-themed gala sponsored by the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA), ...

Prince Celebrates Milestone

Like fine wine, Prince gets better with time.