Ruby Dee Remembered for Remarkable Life

Ruby Dee, who died on June 12, at her home in New Rochelle, New York, had quite the fan base and many admirers around the world.

DC Jazz Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary in June

Pack a bag; grab a blanket and take some time off from work, that’s the advice from Sunny Sumter, the executive director of the DC Jazz Festival which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Ruby Dee, Famed Actress and Activist, Dies

Legendary actor and civil rights activist Ruby Dee died Wednesday in her New York home. She was 91.

D.C. Orchestra Unlikely Mix, Excites Audiences

There aren’t many ways to describe the unlikely coming together of Chuck Brown, "The Godfather of Go-Go," and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Lil' Kim Becomes a Mom

Lil' Kim, rap's self-proclaimed "Queen Bee," has become a mom for the first time at age 38.

D.C. Gospel Choir Honored at Awards Ceremony

The Washington Performing Arts Men and Women of the Gospel Choir was honored Wednesday by the Choralis Foundation at an awards ceremony in Virginia.

BET's Centric Network to Air Marian Anderson Doc

BET's Centric network will air a documentary celebrating the life and career of legendary contralto Marian Anderson, the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera.

Marvin Gaye Tribute at Lincoln Theatre

The legacy of Marvin Gaye remains legendary.

Ruben Studdard, Lalah Hathaway to Headline Concert at Howard Theatre

Lalah Hathaway and Ruben Studdard are treating District area fans to a concert at the historic Howard Theatre in Northwest on June 12 as part of the duo's "Meant to Be" tour.

'Arsenio' Cancelled after One Season

"The Arsenio Hall Show" has been canceled after one season due to low ratings.

Apple Buys Dr. Dre's Beats for $3B

Make room, Oprah — another black billionaire in the U.S. could be on the way.

'Smokey Joe’s Café' at Arena Stage: A Revival of the Music that Shaped the History of Rock 'n' Roll

When you hear songs like "Kansas City," "Hound Dog" and "Love Potion #9," one tends to remember the artists who made the songs hits — Little Willie Littlefield, Elvis Presley and The Clovers. But thanks to the long-running hit musical ...

Michael Jackson Returns to Airwaves, Television

The King of Pop has returned.

Larry Wilmore to Replace Stephen Colbert on Late-Night Show

Late night television is about to get its second black host.

Conga Player Reflects on Storied Career

His name has become synonymous with go-go.

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