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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, ...

'Hamilton' Leads Way in Tony Awards

The bio-musical “Hamilton,” about Alexander Hamilton and the founding fathers, swept the 70th annual Tony Awards Sunday night.

Tuskegee University Grads Star in 'Vet Life' Cable Show

A new reality TV program that follows three veterinary graduates from historically black Tuskegee University debuted recently on the cable network Animal Planet.

Christina Grimmie, NBC 'Voice' Star, Fatally Shot at Orlando Concert

Singer Christina Grimmie, a former contestant on NBC's "The Voice," was fatally wounded Friday by a man who walked up and shot her after her performance at a venue in Orlando, Florida.

Annual Larry Neal Writers' Awards Honors Six

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities hosted the 33rd annual Larry Neal Writers' Awards Thursday, recognizing excellence in the literary arts by writers in the city.

BET Announces Lineup For Awards Show Prince Tribute

D'Angelo, Janelle Monae, The Roots and Sheila E. are among the artists who will pay tribute to late superstar Prince at the BET Awards this month, the network announced.

D.C. Native's Legacy: Promoting the Best of Black Music

Darryll E. Brooks, an entrepreneur and longtime promoter of live events, has a penchant for recognizing talent and a commitment to improving the lives of Black youth and the D.C. community, which has benefited city residents and others worldwide for ...

Dance Africa 2016

Dance Africa, a celebration to honor the African Diaspora, recently celebrated its 29th annual festival in the District.

All-Stars Salute Marvin Gaye

As the changing photographs of Marvin Gaye, through his many phases, smiled down on the stage of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, a star-studded lineup of musicians brought their best to celebrate at "How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to ...

'Roots' Remake Targets Younger Audience

Producers of the 1977 original discovered that its pace and style didn't resonate with younger audiences.

Prince Died of Opioid Overdose: Report

Music legend Prince died of opioid overdose, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press Thursday.

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 ...