Lifestyle / Entertainment


DC JazzFest: A Feast of Amazing Proportions

The DC JazzFest returns to multiple venues in the District beginning June 10 and continuing through June 19.

Upcoming Film Captures Life, Music in Brazil

While few ever get the chance to visit Brazil, many will soon come to know Elisete de Jesus Silva, one of its rising stars and the subject of an upcoming documentary about her life, music, and community work in one ...

ASCAP 'We Write the Songs' Celebrates Songwriters

Once a year, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, better known as ASCAP, celebrates the people who write the songs later made into megahits by celebrities.

Filmmaker Seeks to Kick Hollywood Doors Open for Aspiring Actors

First Detroit, then Hollywood, Washington, D.C, and the world. Before long, if the president of 25th Frame Films has anything to do with it, his company will be charting its own path toward the type of success no others have ...

Howard Grad Perfects the Art of Comedy

Howard University graduate Kasaun Wilson, 28, will return to the place where he first discovered the determination and passion to become a comedian when he takes to the stage for a standup comedy routine about his life, his faith and ...

Romantic Comedy Features Five in Search of Love

A fast-paced, romantic comedy, "When January Feels Like Summer," closes out the inaugural season of D.C.'s Mosaic Theatre Company which opened last weekend and continues through June 12.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation' by Natalie Y. Moore

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.

R. Calvin Lockridge: A Beloved Disturber of the Peace

A memorial service for R. Calvin Lockridge, the former school board member and education activist, drew one conclusion before it ended — those who knew him well saw him through a completely different lens than many in Washington's power establishment.

Bill Cosby Sex-Assault Case to Go to Trial

Bill Cosby was ordered Tuesday to stand trial in Pennsylvania for charges of sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004, the first criminal case that has spawned from a sordid sex scandal that has shattered the once-beloved comedian's ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Trombone Shorty' by Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Lately, you’ve played air guitar to a Prince song, and were a drummer on your kitchen table. If your kids caught your love of music, they might likewise dream the dreams found inside the award-winning “Trombone Shorty."

Thousands 'Tap the Future' During Business Competition

Later this year, a world-renowned beer company will award hundreds of thousands of dollars to a team of entrepreneurs.

'The Color Purple' a Magnificent Journey of Love

The Broadway production, which returned to the stage in late 2015, has been wowing crowds with a brilliant cast and heartwarming music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray.

Music of '60s Featured in 'Trip of Love'

The 1960s — a time when people longed for peace and free love while the innocence of the previous decade seemed to be lost. That seminal period in America's history comes to life once more in the musical "Trip of ...

Tony Awards Marks Historic Year for Diversity on Broadway

Two Black productions, "Hamilton" with 16 nominations and "Shuffle Along" with 10 nominations, lead the pack for the prestigious Tony awards for 2016.

BOOK REVIEW: 'On the Origins of Sports' by Gary Belsky and Neil Fine

Rules are rules and in sports, you have to follow them. But why are games played like that, with different balls and a field of certain size? "On the Origins of Sports" by Gary Belsky and Neil Fine explains those ...