'Cooley High' Feted on Film's 40th Anniversary

Decades after its release, the accolades and fond memories continue to pour in for the hit 1975 film "Cooley High" as it marks its 40th anniversary.

An Unforgettable Evening with Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight, who recently turned 71, has been singing since she was four, and given her stellar performance a few weeks ago in downtown Detroit, it looks like she has no plans to retire to the red clays of Georgia ...

Ballerina Misty Copeland Dances Her Way to History

Famed ballerina Misty Copeland made history this week when she was named the first-ever African-American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre.

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 ...