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Obama Declares June as African-American Music Appreciation Month

In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama issued an official proclamation Tuesday recognizing June as African-American Music Appreciation Month.

Russ Parr: Still Serving Up the Hits

Russ Parr, a California native now living in Maryland, has changed his focus several times during his career. But he has always been connected to the entertainment industry in one way or another, eventually finding his niche as a disc ...

Presenting Princess Shaw

Samantha Montgomery, is a 39-year-old who works a 9-5 at a nursing home in a rough section of New Orleans. On her own time, she takes on the persona of Princess Shaw, a singer-songwriter who posts a cappella performances of ...

DC JazzFest: A Feast of Amazing Proportions

The DC JazzFest returns to multiple venues in the District beginning June 10 and continuing through June 19.

Upcoming Film Captures Life, Music in Brazil

While few ever get the chance to visit Brazil, many will soon come to know Elisete de Jesus Silva, one of its rising stars and the subject of an upcoming documentary about her life, music, and community work in one ...

ASCAP 'We Write the Songs' Celebrates Songwriters

Once a year, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, better known as ASCAP, celebrates the people who write the songs later made into megahits by celebrities.

Filmmaker Seeks to Kick Hollywood Doors Open for Aspiring Actors

First Detroit, then Hollywood, Washington, D.C, and the world. Before long, if the president of 25th Frame Films has anything to do with it, his company will be charting its own path toward the type of success no others have ...

Howard Grad Perfects the Art of Comedy

Howard University graduate Kasaun Wilson, 28, will return to the place where he first discovered the determination and passion to become a comedian when he takes to the stage for a standup comedy routine about his life, his faith and ...

Romantic Comedy Features Five in Search of Love

A fast-paced, romantic comedy, "When January Feels Like Summer," closes out the inaugural season of D.C.'s Mosaic Theatre Company which opened last weekend and continues through June 12.

Bill Cosby Sex-Assault Case to Go to Trial

Bill Cosby was ordered Tuesday to stand trial in Pennsylvania for charges of sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004, the first criminal case that has spawned from a sordid sex scandal that has shattered the once-beloved comedian's ...

'The Color Purple' a Magnificent Journey of Love

The Broadway production, which returned to the stage in late 2015, has been wowing crowds with a brilliant cast and heartwarming music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray.

Music of '60s Featured in 'Trip of Love'

The 1960s ā€” a time when people longed for peace and free love while the innocence of the previous decade seemed to be lost. That seminal period in America's history comes to life once more in the musical "Trip of ...

Tony Awards Marks Historic Year for Diversity on Broadway

Two Black productions, "Hamilton" with 16 nominations and "Shuffle Along" with 10 nominations, lead the pack for the prestigious Tony awards for 2016.

Century of Jazz Featured at Texas Resort

Red Cat Jazz Festival has earned a reputation for putting on one of the most outstanding celebrations of musical artistry in the U.S. And this year the story remained the same ā€” with the added caveat of it being Mother's ...

Shade Jenifer: One of D.C.'s Rising Stars

If you enter the name Shade Jenifer on today's more frequented social media formats, including Twitter, YouTube, Instagram or Facebook, you'll soon discover the rising popularity of one young singer whose hard work appears to be paying off in spades.