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BOOK REVIEW: 'All I Really Want' by Quinn Caldwell

You love the holidays, but there's no denying that they can be stressful. The last thing you want is to put more on your to-do list, but when you add "All I Really Want" by Quinn Caldwell, you'll see things ...

HBO to Run Marathon of 'The Wire'

In a move that many fans would argue to be tantamount to Leonardo da Vinci touching up the Mona Lisa or Mario Puzo adding paragraphs to "The Godfather," David Simon and HBO are re-mastering the critically acclaimed HBO series "The ...

Peabo Bryson to Star in Christmas Spectacular

Most children and adults have a list of holiday songs that they look forward to hearing as the 25th of December draws near. Maybe that's why one star-studded Christmas concert, returning this week to the D.C. area, has been going ...

A Mighty Day!

"Black Nativity" is a challenging work and emphatically requires a superb ensemble cast to make it work best. I can unequivocally tell you that Theatre Alliance's production currently at the Anacostia Playhouse meets that criterion without question.

Spelman College Suspends Bill Cosby Professorship

Spelman College in Atlanta has removed Bill Cosby's name from a professorship established at the school nearly 20 years ago as accusations of sexual assault continue to mount against the famed comedian.

Peter Tosh's Estate to Donate Song Profits to Garner, Brown Families

The estate of reggae icon and Grammy-winning musician Peter Tosh announced that 10 percent of all net income from streaming and downloads of the Tosh song "Equal Rights" will be donated to the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner ...

How The Informer Scooped Everyone on Bill Cosby

Exactly how did The Washington Informer snag a conversation with Bill Cosby, most sought-after interview subject in the nation? Simply by calling him.

Bill Cosby Breaks Silence, Calls on Black Press for Fairness Amid Scandal

The much-maligned comedic icon, embroiled in an ever-growing sexual abuse scandal that now includes supermodel Beverly Johnson, appealed to the African-American media to be impartial, requesting that the minority-owned organizations be sure its reporting remains balanced, accurate and fair.

'Fiddler on the Roof' Makes Triumphant Return in D.C.

With a solitary man perched on an imaginary roof playing a hauntingly familiar tune on his violin, the iconic musical "Fiddler on the Roof" opens, while below him onstage, a proud Jewish man ponders the fate of his family and ...

Annual Star-Laden Holiday Play Returns to Md. Church

A bombastic gospel musical that has fast become a holiday staple in the D.C. region is back, and friends and family are again packing an Upper Marlboro, Maryland, church for the Broadway-style production that pulls out all the stops.

Temptations, Four Tops to Team Up at the Strathmore

The Temptations and the Four Tops will take the stage at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland, on Friday, Dec. 12.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Memoirs of an Elf' by Devin Scillian, illustrated by Tim Bowers

You always do your chores right because people depend on you. But in the new book "Memoirs of an Elf" by Devin Scillian, an important job is done correctly because Christmas depends on it!

'Mayor for Life' at Anacostia Playhouse to Honor Marion Barry

The Anacostia Playhouse on Dec. 15 will host two pay-what-you-can performances of "Mayor For Life: The Untold Story," an ode to legendary D.C. politician Marion Barry.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Identity Theft Alert' by Steve Weisman

Every time you hear another report of credit information breached (and the attendant hassle involved), it might seem like thieves are everywhere these days — and that suspicion might not be too wrong.

The Making of 'Purple Rain': Prince's Movie Subject of New Book

Journalist Alan Light takes fans behind the scenes in a new book about pop superstar Prince and the making of the 1984 seminal "Purple Rain" album and movie.