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'Hip Hop Nutcracker' Puts Spin on Holiday Classic

Almost 125 years old, "The Nutcracker" is easily one of the most retold Christmas stories of all time. To imagine a rendition unique to any that have already been done seemed far-fetched — until, that is, out of New York ...

Holiday Films Showcase Black Actors

As the temperatures continue to fall and with schools and offices soon closing for the holidays, some families may be wondering to do with all of that extra downtime. But before you decide to sleep in, engage with social media ...

Charlie Wilson Tour Coming to D.C. Feb. 12

R&B legend Charlie Wilson's national arena tour to promote his upcoming album kicks off Feb. 8 in Norfolk, Va., followed by a Feb. 12 performance in D.C.

Steve Harvey Returns to the Apollo for 'Showtime'

Steve Harvey has a lot on his plate these days.

Donnie Simpson's Back: Hosting 'Donnie After Dark'

Donnie Simpson is back, hosting TV One's "Donnie After Dark" on Sundays at 11 p.m.

Colonel Abrams, Popular '80s R&B Singer, Dies

Colonel Abrams, a R&B singer, songwriter and producer who became a star in the 1980s with a string of house-flavored hits, died Friday after battling various ailments, numerous news outlets reported. He was 67.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Almost Christmas'

Watching this humorous film is like getting a funny greeting card that makes you laugh as it warms your heart.

Cincinnati Ballet Delivers with Creative 'Nutcracker'

It’s not easy to bring something different to a performance of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker” – not with it having been performed countless times by orchestras and ballet companies around the world.

'Nutcracker': Xmas Classic Brings Joy to D.C.

The Cincinnati Ballet will perform the classic at the Kennedy Center in Northwest with choreography by its artistic director and CEO Victoria Morgan — now celebrating her 20th season with the Ballet and one of only a handful of female ...

Music Manager Vedo Creates His Own Empire

From Hyattsville, Maryland, to the hit TV series "Empire," Stay Tight Entertainment manager Vedo is igniting the music world with his emerging artists.

Sharon Jones, Famed Soul Singer, Dies After Cancer Battle

Sharon Jones, the fiery soul singer who spent decades in obscurity before becoming a Grammy-nominated soul and funk vocalist with her longtime backing band the Dap-Kings, died Friday of pancreatic cancer. She was 60.

Smokey Robinson Receives 2016 Gershwin Prize

It was evident from his acceptance speech Wednesday night at DAR Constitution Hall in D.C. that this year's Gershwin Prize for Popular Music recipient, William "Smokey" Robinson, was truly grateful and humbled by the coveted recognition, and his fellow musicians ...

D.C. Millennials Get Sneak Peak of 'Star'

Lee Daniels, the creator of the highly-popular Fox show "Empire," hopes to extend his Midas touch to a gritty new girl-group series, "Star," which tells the tale of three young women who have faced tough times, refused to give up ...

Challenges of Black America Addressed in Satiric Comedy

"Black Side of the Moon" opened on Nov. 12th and continues through Jan. 1 at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Northwest — the third production of its 37th season.

Local DJ, 19, Making Mark in Music Industry

Brandywine, Maryland, native DJ Young Music has been all about defying odds, from his days touring with R&B legend Ginuwine at only 14 years old to performing alongside Nicki Minaj during her recent Super Bowl party. Now the accomplished millennial ...

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