Warren Shadd is a third-generation musician, second-generation piano technician and first-generation piano manufacturer, as well as the first African-American piano manufacturer in the world.
Throughout the month of March, Kymone Freeman has performed "Whites Only" for audiences at local Bus Boys & Poets restaurants with the hopes of bringing the play to the Mosaic Theater Company of DC in Northeast later this year.
Cheikh Ndoye, an internationally acclaimed bassist, arranger and composer, spends much of his time either in the studio or on tour in exotic locales around the world, but for three days this week, the D.C. native is home.
The recent annual Chuck Brown tribute, a go-go music affair at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, evoked the days when D.C. proudly proclaimed itself the nation's Chocolate City and go-go music dominated the airwaves and sound-boxes throughout the ...
When Ethiopian filmmaker Theodros Teshome, a leading figure in the Ethiopian film industry, made his recent film "Triangle-Going to America," he could hardly have guessed how many people in Washington's Ethiopian diaspora would come out to see the film.
Shiek Mahmud-Bey has created, written, directed, produced and stars in the television psychological drama "The Inner Circle," a gritty look at how substance abuse reaches across ethnicity, class, gender and age groups.
A jury awarded Tuesday $7.3 million to the family of late soul legend Marvin Gaye, ruling that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' 2013 smash "Blurred Lines" is a copyright infringement of Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up."
Joseph Jackson, father of late superstar Michael Jackson, says he's reached a deal to bottle and distribute a new soda he's dubbed "JoCola."
For festivalgoers, Intersections is a ritual — a chance to see hundreds of dance, music, theater and family-oriented activities — at the most dismal part of winter, when the DMV area is inundated with cold and oftentimes inclement weather.
"After Earth," "Men in Black 3," "Seven Pounds" … It's been a while since Will Smith lived up to his star status in a film worth having his name above the marquee. As Nicky, a con artist's con artist in ...
The Rev. Al Sharpton says that rumors of his imminent departure from MSNBC are unfounded.
Joe Madison recently hosted a special 52-hour broadcast of his show, "Joe Madison The Black Eagle," breaking the Guinness world record for the longest marathon hosting of a radio talk show.
Actress Raven-Symone, who recently appeared in Fox's hit drama "Empire," will also guest-star in an upcoming episode of ABC's "Black-ish."
Stevie Wonder practices what he preaches. One of our greatest love-song writers, composer of "My Cherie Amour" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours," recently fathered his ninth child — with a fifth woman.
Very few young people have an idea of what career they want to pursue by the time they reach the age of 18. But for Bernard Brooks III, a local star who's known as DJ Young Music, mixing tunes and ...