Chink Santana, Steve Francis Headline 'Dana's Lane' Premiere in D.C.

A who's who of local celebrities and entrepreneurs came out to Northwest D.C. this month for the star-studded premiere screening of media personality and entrepreneur Dana Dayne's talk show "Dana's Lane."

Shawn Prez, Former Bad Boy Exec, Succeeding Solo

Shawn Prez isn't your typical CEO. He also isn't the average business owner.

UniverSoul Circus: Family-Friendly Encounter

If the UniverSoul Circus, the black-owned extravaganza that will be performing in the National Harbor from June 24 to July 19, is anything, it is dazzling, funny and unique.

DC Black Theatre Festival Returns

Residents east of the Anacostia River will experience an invasion of black theater arts as amateur and professional thespians convene for one of the nation’s preeminent festivals.

Keith Cobb's 'American Moor' Coming to Southeast D.C.

Actor Keith Hamilton Cobb's "American Moor" will begin performances on Friday at 2020 Shannon Place in Southeast D.C.

Chuck Brown, Go-Go 'Unsung' Episode to Air Wednesday

Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," will be featured on TVOne's "Unsung," a series spotlighting musicians and figures in black culture that haven't received their just due.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'What Happened, Miss Simone?'

Sometimes artistry and insanity are so intertwined you can't distinguish between them. That was the challenge for singer Nina Simone; dealing with worldwide fame and a madness she couldn't shake.

Darrell Grand Moultrie Teams Up with Chamber Dance Project

Choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie knows that some opportunities only come once in a lifetime.

Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam's Call

A current anthology, "Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam's Call," features critical essays, poetry, personal narratives and other writing from diverse contributors evoking Joseph Beam's legacy.

Jazz Great Kirk Whalum Tells All

On June 21, veteran jazz musician Kirk Whalum will see the fruits of his labor come to life in a very special way.

Kirk Whalum's New CD: Divine Encounters

Kirk Whalum, the Memphis-born, Grammy Award-winning jazz musician whose saxophone has accompanied and legendary singers Whitney Houston, Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau and Luther Vandross, guitarist Larry Carlton and music producer Quincy Jones, is back with a new album/docu-musical titled "The ...

Bessie Smith: The Empress of the Blues

She was sassy, she was bawdy and she could beat a man down with her bare hands. That, on top of her legendary singing and dancing, made Bessie Smith the ultimate blues diva who lived the wild life that she ...

Danny Glover Honored at Summer Soirée

The Smithsonian Castle abandoned its usual stodgy, conservative persona last week, giving way to a benefit event that featured the music and fashions of the '70s and '80s.

Prince Sells Out Two D.C. Shows in Minutes

In the blink of an eye — a 3rd Eye, if you will — Prince has sold out two spontaneously announced shows at the Warner Theatre in Northwest.

DC Jazz Festival Marks 10th Year

DC Jazz Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with over 125 performances across more than 60 venues throughout the Washington area.