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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."

Judge Mablean Returns to TV

Former "Divorce Court" star and best-selling author Judge Mablean Ephriam returns to the bench and living rooms nationwide with her new daily courtroom series, "Justice with Judge Mablean."

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Fashion Book' by DK Publishing

We're supposed to change the content of our closet every few months then, but why? To understand, you need to know the history of fashion.

Gladys Knight to Perform in D.C.

There’s only one Motown, and a surefire way for District-area residents to find that out would be to attend the upcoming concert by the legendary Gladys Knight at the Warner Theatre in Northwest.

‘Pardons of Innocence’ Film to Debut at CBC Friday in D.C.

The much acclaimed feature-length film, “Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten,” will have its national debut during the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference this Friday, Sept. 26 at the Renaissance Hotel across from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown ...

'Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend' Draws Thousands

She blew into the Verizon Center like the force of nature that she is, resplendent in a perfectly-fitted red gown, wavy hair flowing past her shoulders, Oprah Winfrey — television mogul, magazine publisher, actress, producer and purveyor of positivity.

ABC's 'Black-ish' Takes on Race, Culture

ABC's much-discussed sitcom "black-ish" will debut Wednesday, ambitiously tackling oft-avoided topics of race and culture.

Essence Founder Edward Lewis to Hold Book Signing at HU

Edward Lewis, co-founder of Essence magazine, will host a book signing and discussion next week at Howard University for his new memoir, "The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women."

Volunteers Sought for All-Night Art Festival in D.C.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities announced that it will expand its annual nightlong street festival for artists to several neighborhoods citywide — and the Congress Heights team is seeking volunteers to help pull off this year's event.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Cosby: His Life and Times' by Mark Whitaker

For many years, you spent every Thursday night in the living room of a friend — and you never left your easy chair.