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Ballet Stars Leap Into D.C.

"Vessels" will make its world premiere in D.C.

Figueroa and Nasser Make Magic Together

Minutes into a conversation with famed Latin percussionist Sammy Figueroa, one realizes just how much music suffuses his entire existence.

Gas Prices Will Decrease into November, Experts Predict

Gas prices, which have been steadily dropping across the country, will continue to decrease, according to the website GasBuddy.com.

Keith Clinkscales Talks Puffy, Quincy Jones at D.C. Event

Keith Clinkscales, media entrepreneur and CEO of entertainment mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs' fledgling cable music channel, touched on a number of topics Thursday during a Q&A session at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center at St. Elizabeths East campus in Anacostia.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Kids Who are Changing the World' by Anne Jankeliowitch, Photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Not all kids will clamor for this book, but ecology-minded 10- to 15-year-olds will surely be inspired by it.

Black Programs Return to Small Screen

African-Americans are now taking on television roles, and networks appear to have once again figured out that their shows should be as diverse as the population that watches.

Community Salutes the Black Press

Local photographers who have committed their lives to showcasing positive images of black America shared their stories during a panel discussion along with several other colleagues on Oct. 1 at Gallery O to mark the close of the "Fifty 50 ...

New Play Focuses on Unlikely Friendship

The forging of true friendships often occurs under the strangest of circumstances. And in a play that will soon make its area debut, the true story of the bond that formed between a disgraced actor and a heavyweight champion comes ...

Dick Gregory Feels Blessed for Life, Longevity

The civil rights activist and comedian spoke with author Shelia P. Moses about his life, his family, the civil rights movement and turning 82 years old.

Geoffrey Holder: Death of a Renaissance Man

His voice arrived first, deep and sonorous, prefiguring a man of enormous life and vitality, and such was the often imposing but impressive visage and physique of Geoffrey Holder.

Geoffrey Holder, Famed Actor and 7-Up Pitchman, Dies

Geoffrey Holder, who for decades was a looming figure in the entertainment industry, has died. He was 84.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Internal Medicine: A Doctor's Stories' by Terrence Holt

It's always that way with a new job. Nobody's born knowing how to work, and learning to be proficient takes time, patience and training. In the new book "Internal Medicine: A Doctor's Stories" by Terrence Holt, it also takes determination, ...

Hip-Hop Stars Address Climate Change

Hip-hop stars have collaborated on a CD and taken to the stage to bring awareness to climate change and its negative impact on the world.

Mike Epps Brings Stand-Up to D.C.

Before audiences see Mike Epps on the Silver Screen portraying comedy legend Richard Pryor, District residents will be able to see why producers of the upcoming biopic selected the funnyman for one of the most sought-after roles in recent history.

The Neelys to Divorce after 20 years, Cite 'Irreconcilable Differences'

Gina and Pat Neely, the celebrity chef couple that hosts the Food Network's "Down Home with the Neelys," are divorcing after 20 years, citing "irreconcilable differences."