Documentary Explores Police Brutality Against Blacks Abroad

A Black French woman directed an award-winning documentary to show the parallels of the civil rights movement in France and England to the fights for justice in American locales such as Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri.

Anacostia Playhouse Presents 'Riches,' 'Yellowman'

The Anacostia Playhouse in Southeast will be presenting two plays through mid-August, including Lee Blessing's "Riches," directed by Paul-Douglas Michnewicz, and Dael Orlandersmith's "Yellowman," directed by Thembi Duncan.

D.C. Poet Laureate's 'Women of the Plums' Comes to the Lincoln Theatre

D.C. Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick's iconic work, "Women of the Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women" comes to the stage at the historic Lincoln Theatre on Thursday, July 21 for one performance.

BeBe Winans' Musical a 'Sheer Delight'

If you’re looking for a way to boost your spirits, or need evidence of how patience, perseverance and an unwavering trust in the power of prayer can move you toward achieving your dreams, then you may want to check out ...

'Kinky Boots': More Than Just a Drag Show

The Tony Award-winning musical "Kinky Boots" continues its amazing run at The Kennedy Center through Sunday. And if you haven’t seen it yet, you’d better grab some tickets, kick up your heels and get ready for a raucously delightful evening.

Folklife Festival Celebrates Musical Diversity

A horde of revelers converged Saturday on the National Mall for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival as they enjoyed a music concert in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment of the Arts and the festival's founder.

Patti LaBelle: Still the 'Godmother of Soul'

Patti LaBelle took to the stage at the Music Center at Strathmore last weekend and illustrated why she remains one of the most respected entertainers in the business.

Fox News' Stacey Dash: 'Grey's Anatomy Star' a 'Hollywood Plantation Slave' for BET Speech

Fox News contributor and actress Stacey Dash, who has argued that both Black History Month and BET should not exist, referred to actor Jesse Williams as a "Hollywood plantation slave" for his speech on racial inequality and Black Lives Matter.

Beres Hammond Iconic as Ever as Tour Hits D.C.

The legendary Jamaican crooner will be in D.C. this week for two shows at the Howard Theatre sure to be very well attended.

D.C. Celebrates Its Unsung Native Musicians and Songs

The African American Music Association (AAMA) paid tribute to two unsung D.C. pioneers, Billy Stewart and Van McCoy, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday.

BeBe Winans Adds to His Musical Arsenal

Six-time Grammy winner BeBe Winans has undertaken a new adventure — writing the music and lyrics for a play, "Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story," that's set to open at the Arena Stage.

D.C. Playwright Takes On Taboo Topics of Race, Slavery in 'Octoroon'

Tackling controversial topics like slavery and race can be a risky move, but for playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, it seems to be just another walk in the park.

D.C. Go-Go Legends Return to the Stage

As The Washington Informer continues its coverage of African-American Music Appreciation Month, we thought our readers would enjoy hearing from two of the original members of one of the most influential and popular District-based go-go groups, The Young Senators.

Babyface Talks Music, Illustrious Career

Before a recent star-studded Marvin Gaye tribute in D.C., Babyface talked with The Informer about what music has meant to him throughout his stellar career.

Still-Relevant 'Ragtime' Musical Explores History, Racial Tension

The issues that drive the revival of the 1998 Tony Award-winning Broadway production "Ragtime: The Musical," which just wrapped an all-too-short run at Wolf Trap's Filene Center, are as relevant today as they were at the turn of the century, ...