Lifestyle / Entertainment


Maysa Celebrates Her First Grammy Nomination

After a career that's spanned nearly a quarter of a century in which she stands as one of the elite voices in music, Maysa Leak has never been nominated for a Grammy Award. Until now.

Lifestyle: 2013 in Review

The Informer covered lifestyle and entertainment from around the globe in 2013 that included one-on-one exclusives with performers such as Idris Elba and Denzel Washington.

Chef Hosts Party, Collects Thousands of Toys

Thousands of industry magnates, elected officials, and socialites danced and enjoyed southern-style cuisine during a recent holiday soiree and toy drive at an historic library in Northwest.

Rap Star Common Performs in Silver Spring

Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Common not only realizes his place as a role model, he embraces it.

BOOK REVIEW: 'A Reader's Book of Days' by Tom Nissley

Did you ever wonder how your favorite author filled his or her time? Did you ever imagine what life-changing events made someone’s story unfold? Browse through "A Reader's Book of Days" by Tom Nissley, and you'll peek at literary lives.

Maurice Hines Taps Down Memory Lane

Performing in the nation’s capital has always been akin to being at home, said acclaimed tap dance star Maurice Hines.

New Girls' Program Unveiled at Holiday Tea

More than 150 people, primarily pre-teen and teenage girls accompanied by their teachers, parents or grandparents, recently gathered at tables draped in white linen inside the District's Woman's National Democratic Club dining room in Northwest.

Bombay Sapphire Series Celebrates Four Years in Exhibit of Winners Past and Present

The brilliant abstract-shaped canvases, classically crafted portraits and masterfully manipulated digital photographs lining the walls of International Visions Gallery on Connecticut Avenue represent winners — all of the artists who created them are winners of one of the most popular ...

Baltimore Actor Anthony Michael Hobbs Stars in 'Christmas Gift' Musical

Young Baltimore actor Anthony Michael Hobbs starred as Samuel Wise in the Nolan Williams Jr. holiday musical presentation, “Christmas Gift!,” held recently at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center located on the University of Maryland campus.

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Video Turns 30

Thirty years ago, Michael Jackson forever changed the way people viewed music videos.

Virginia Offers 'Old School' Vacations in a New Way

Just in time for the holiday travel season, the Virginia Tourism Corporation has launched a new website to help visitors find the best of Virginia's small town treasures and old school favorites.

BOOK REVIEW: 'American Adventures: Westward Journeys' by Judy Young and Devin Scillian

Sometimes, it's fun to imagine what life might've been like as a pioneer. "American Adventures: Westward Journeys" helps your child understand the hardships and joys of that time more than a century ago.

Christmas Celebration Play Continues to Charm

It’s rare when a Broadway-style production occurs in suburban Maryland, and it may be even rarer when it’s produced by a church. But for 23 years, Evangel Temple Cathedral in Upper Marlboro has made their annual Christmas Celebration a must-see ...

'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' at Arena Stage Adds Humor to Time-Tested Family Drama

"Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner," now playing at the Arena Stage’s Fichlander Stage, revisits the drama that first came to light in the Sixties’ film of the same name.

National Theatre Continues its Revival

For nearly 200 years, the National Theatre has been the site of some of Broadway's most acclaimed stage plays and musicals.