Chuck Brown's Final Album Set for August Release

Chuck Brown's final album, "Beautiful Life" will be released Aug. 19.

Taboo Topics Tackled in New Play

An independent theater company based in Prince George's County will soon bring to the stage "Chocolate Covered Ants," a play that addresses issues that plague black men and affect the women and children in their lives.

'Half of a Yellow Sun' Debuts

The Nigerian government will finally allow its citizens to see what Americans and others have called one of the unsung movies of the year.

Actor Resurrects the Spirit of Rodney King

Roger Guenveur Smith is currently starring in a one-man show, "Rodney King," at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Northwest, in which he portrays the role of a common man thrust into history's spotlight.

Essence Festival Attracts Record Crowd on 20th Anniversary

The 20th annual ESSENCE Festival attracted a record-breaking 550,000 attendees from around the world to New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend, earning the distinction of being the largest gathering in the event's history.

National Mall to Host Christian Concert

NightVision Music Festival, a daylong event free to the public, will be held Saturday on the National Mall.

Africa Underground Spotlights Kenya

The sweet sounds of Mombasa music and other uniquely Kenyan songs played by Jabali Afrika in the Smithsonian's Enid A. Haupt Garden captured listeners' attention.

James Brown Biopic Opens July 31

Producers of a new film based on the incredible life story of James Brown promise to give audiences a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of the legendary "Godfather of Soul."

Michael Bossard, 63, Renowned D.C. Vocalist, Dies

Michael Bossard, a renowned opera and R&B singer from D.C. who toured with the Coasters, died June 29 after a long battle with liver disease.

Annual P.G. County Jazz Festival to Begin in July

The Prince George's Cultural Arts Foundation in collaboration with The Maryland–National Capital Park and Planning Commission will come together for the fifth annual Lake Arbor Jazz Festival in July.

D.C. Gospel Radio Host Still No. 1

Few people can say that they’ve been on the same job for 30 years. But when the time has been spent in realizing a dream, the accomplishment becomes even more satisfying.

Remembering Bobby Womack

Going across 110th Street will never be the same.

Bobby Womack, '70s R&B Icon, Dies at 70

Bobby Womack, the R&B icon whose singing and guitar play influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to 50 Cent, has died. He was 70.

Prince Celebrates Milestone

Like fine wine, Prince gets better with time.

Hill Harper Determined to Help D.C. Youth

Actor Hill Harper visited the District earlier this month to announce that he's bringing his “Manifest Your Destiny Foundation” to the city for a special program.