'Milk Like Sugar' Shows Other Side of Life for Teens

In Kirsten Greenidge's Obie Award-winning play "Milk Like Sugar," directed by Jennifer L. Nelson, both Greenidge and Nelson do a masterful job of taking a contemporary look at adolescents deprived of adequate mentorship and economic footing, while challenging societal disadvantages.

Maxwell, Mary J. Blige, Scorch the Stage in D.C.

We all expected Maxwell to take command of the stage during his visit to the nation's capital after a seven-year hiatus from the entertainment world. However, the real surprise, at least from my perspective, had to be the amazing performance ...

'Moonlight': More than Just a Gay Love Story

There's a dull roar that continues to escalate about the coming-of-age story told by a relatively unknown cast of characters in the recently-released film "Moonlight" — a movie that could very well take home all the gold at the upcoming ...

Yes, Blacks Can Play Classical Music — and More

The classically-trained viola/violin duo of Wil B. and Kev Marcus will bring a modern blend of classical, hip-hop, rock and R&B sounds to the Music Center at Strathmore on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Maxwell: Music that Continues to Touch the Soul

The immensely talented and enigmatic writer, singer and producer Maxwell, along with the legendary Mary J. Blige, kick off their highly-anticipated King and Queen of Hearts World Tour this weekend.

San Francisco Ballet Superb in 'Cinderella'

America's oldest professional ballet company, the San Francisco Ballet, has returned to the Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center with seven performances of a stunning, creatively crafted adaption of Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's "Cinderella" featuring a score by Sergei Prokofiev.

Solange Knowles Demands 'Seat at the Table'

Portrayed as a project on black identity, Solange Knowles' newly released third studio album, "A Seat at the Table," serves as a modern-day memoir of black survival.

D.C. Musician to Be Featured on 'Empire'

Most musicians don't get their first big break in front of millions of people on the nation's biggest television show. But Desmond Barnes isn't most musicians.

Casey J: From Georgia Classroom to Gospel Stage

It's been a whirlwind two year-period for Casey J Hobbs — a former elementary school teacher from Atlanta who said she just wanted to be obedient to God and record a few songs of praise that could encourage other people ...

Reggae Sensation Jack Radics Launches Tour in DMV, Readies New Album

Platinum-selling reggae artist Jack Radics is preparing to back the anticipated release of his new album "Watershed" with a first-ever U.S. tour, which he'll kick off Sunday in the D.C. region.

Is God Dead? Certainly Not, Says Fred Hammond

When gospel legend Fred Hammond and a few of his friends swoop down on the District of Columbia next month, they promise an evening where those who believe in God as well as people simply seeking encouragement will get more ...

Big Changes Coming to America's Money

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew expounded on his decision to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill during a screening of "Hamilton's America" in D.C. earlier this month, saying that the country's currency should be more inclusive and represent more of ...

Tommy Ford, Star of Sitcom 'Martin,' Dies

Tommy Ford, 52, best known for his role as Tommy in the 1990s hit sitcom "Martin," died Oct. 12 in Atlanta.

Celebrated Author Gloria Naylor Dead at 66

Author Gloria Naylor, whose widely-acclaimed stories chronicled the experiences of Black women, recently died at the age of 66.

Strathmore Launches Season of America's 'Blues'

For the first time, much to the delight of music aficionados, the Strathmore, during its 2016-17 season, will utilize all of its performance spaces to present 25 events in a yearlong exploration of the blues.