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Wilson's 'King Hedley II' to Premiere at Arena Stage

As Black History Month continues, one of the most compelling works by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson will open in the District this weekend.

Roz Ryan Rocks in 'Chicago the Musical'

"Chicago," the iconic Broadway musical set in the decadence of the 1920s, returns to the District next week at the National Theatre in Northwest, with a cast that promises to sing and dance their way into their audience's hearts.

Bobbi Kristina Brown 'Fighting for Her Life,' Remains in Coma

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 21-year-old daughter of famed singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has reportedly improved but is still "fighting for her life" after being found Saturday morning facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home.

Dick Gregory to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Dick Gregory, the famed comedian and social activist, will be honored Monday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Is There Life after Football?: Surviving the NFL' by James A. Holstein, Richard S. Jones and George E. Koonce Jr.

A helmet to the head, helmet to the chest, a cleat to the leg, and it's big news: football is a brutal sport and we all know its potential career-ending effects. But what happens after the cheers go silent?

'Light Girls' Take Center Stage

After his much-discussed documentary "Dark Girls," director Bill Duke has returned with "Light Girls," another in-depth look at colorism — this time from the perspective of lighter-skinned women around the world.

Buzz Heightens for BET's 'The Book of Negroes'

BET will make history on Feb. 16, when the network will premiere "The Book of Negroes," its first miniseries.

Johnny Britt Kicks Off National Tour

For more than two decades, renowned singer, trumpeter and producer Johnny Britt has serenaded audiences across the United States and around the world with his songs about the complexity of love and the trials that his listeners may experience.

Charity Dance Competition Hailed a Success

Some of the District's movers and shakers showcased their dance skills and raised thousands of dollars in contributions during a contest at a historic venue that drew hundreds of people.

DC Jazz Festival Announces 2015 Headliners

The DC Jazz Festival — the fastest-growing jazz festival in the nation — announced Tuesday some of this year's headliners.

'Ancestors' Book Recognized by Noted Lit Critic

"Our Ancestors, Our Stories," a robust collection of ancestral research, was recognized among noted film and literary critic Kam Williams' top Black books of 2014.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully' by Allen Kurzweil

You've bloodied your share of noses in your lifetime. And, as you'll see in the new book "Whipping Boy" by Allen Kurzweil, if you were the one who did the bloodying, someone will remember your name forever.

'Selma' Film Reaches Young and Old

"Selma" has become a hot talking point for African-Americans who lived during the tumultuous civil rights era and young blacks who still know very little about Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering Alex Haley's 'Roots'

"Roots," an enormous best-seller when first published in 1976, achieved an extraordinary level of cultural salience when ABC’s television adaptation of the book aired on eight consecutive nights beginning on Jan. 20, 1977.

‘Light Girls’ Debuts on OWN

“Light Girls,” the sequel to the 2011 documentary “Dark Girls” airs at 9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19 on OWN.