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Beres Hammond Iconic as Ever as Tour Hits D.C.

The legendary Jamaican crooner will be in D.C. this week for two shows at the Howard Theatre sure to be very well attended.

D.C. Celebrates Its Unsung Native Musicians and Songs

The African American Music Association (AAMA) paid tribute to two unsung D.C. pioneers, Billy Stewart and Van McCoy, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday.

BeBe Winans Adds to His Musical Arsenal

Six-time Grammy winner BeBe Winans has undertaken a new adventure — writing the music and lyrics for a play, "Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story," that's set to open at the Arena Stage.

D.C. Playwright Takes On Taboo Topics of Race, Slavery in 'Octoroon'

Tackling controversial topics like slavery and race can be a risky move, but for playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, it seems to be just another walk in the park.

D.C. Go-Go Legends Return to the Stage

As The Washington Informer continues its coverage of African-American Music Appreciation Month, we thought our readers would enjoy hearing from two of the original members of one of the most influential and popular District-based go-go groups, The Young Senators.

Babyface Talks Music, Illustrious Career

Before a recent star-studded Marvin Gaye tribute in D.C., Babyface talked with The Informer about what music has meant to him throughout his stellar career.

Still-Relevant 'Ragtime' Musical Explores History, Racial Tension

The issues that drive the revival of the 1998 Tony Award-winning Broadway production "Ragtime: The Musical," which just wrapped an all-too-short run at Wolf Trap's Filene Center, are as relevant today as they were at the turn of the century, ...

'Hamilton' Leads Way in Tony Awards

The bio-musical “Hamilton,” about Alexander Hamilton and the founding fathers, swept the 70th annual Tony Awards Sunday night.

Tuskegee University Grads Star in 'Vet Life' Cable Show

A new reality TV program that follows three veterinary graduates from historically black Tuskegee University debuted recently on the cable network Animal Planet.

Christina Grimmie, NBC 'Voice' Star, Fatally Shot at Orlando Concert

Singer Christina Grimmie, a former contestant on NBC's "The Voice," was fatally wounded Friday by a man who walked up and shot her after her performance at a venue in Orlando, Florida.

Annual Larry Neal Writers' Awards Honors Six

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities hosted the 33rd annual Larry Neal Writers' Awards Thursday, recognizing excellence in the literary arts by writers in the city.

BET Announces Lineup For Awards Show Prince Tribute

D'Angelo, Janelle Monae, The Roots and Sheila E. are among the artists who will pay tribute to late superstar Prince at the BET Awards this month, the network announced.

D.C. Native's Legacy: Promoting the Best of Black Music

Darryll E. Brooks, an entrepreneur and longtime promoter of live events, has a penchant for recognizing talent and a commitment to improving the lives of Black youth and the D.C. community, which has benefited city residents and others worldwide for ...

Dance Africa 2016

Dance Africa, a celebration to honor the African Diaspora, recently celebrated its 29th annual festival in the District.

All-Stars Salute Marvin Gaye

As the changing photographs of Marvin Gaye, through his many phases, smiled down on the stage of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, a star-studded lineup of musicians brought their best to celebrate at "How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to ...

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