Allen Toussaint, 77, New Orleans R&B Icon, Dies

Allen Toussaint, legendary New Orleans pianist and composer, died Monday in Spain, where he performed the previous night. He was 77.

Rickey Smiley Returns to TV One with New Reality Show

Nationally syndicated radio personality and standup comedian Rickey Smiley returns to TV One with the premiere of his new docuseries "Rickey Smiley For Real" on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.

'Akeelah and the Bee' — Perfect for Families

After a successful world-premiere run in Minneapolis, a new production about an 11-year-old spelling prodigy prepares for its D.C. appearance at the Arena Stage in Southwest.

American Spiritual 'Deep River' Gets New Life

On Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m., Washington Performing Arts and the PostClassical Ensemble will present "Deep River: The Art of the Spiritual" at the University of the District of Columbia — a multifaceted program that will blend on-stage narration, ...

Rwandan Genocide Play 'Unexplored Interior' Marks Company's Debut

To say "Unexplored Interior (This Is Rwanda: the Beginning and End of the Earth)" is an easy play to watch would negate the horror of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, but it is a story that needed to be told again.

A Little about Nus3 and the Worlasi Behind It

So what the heck is this Nus3 song and all that noise about it?

Kendrick Lamar and the National Symphony Orchestra

Kendrick Lamar, the 27-year-old Compton, California native, rap sensation and two-time Grammy winner, thrilled a capacity crowd at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Northwest on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Ray Angry: Taking Jazz to a New Stratosphere

Renowned musician Ray Angry, who mastered his craft on the “ivory keys” here in the District, spoke with The Washington Informer about his career and the music that continues to dominate his life.

The Music of Carole King: Beautiful

On only its third stop as part of a national tour, "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" is once again bringing down the house.

Kirk Franklin Brings 'Happy' To Evangel Cathedral

It's only fitting that the silver anniversary of the Evangel Christmas spectacular will be celebrated with someone with so much gold.

Comedian Eddie Murphy Honored for Excellence

On Sunday, Oct. 18, Dave Chappelle, Kathy Griffin, Arsenio Hall, Brittany Howard, George Lopez, Sam Moore, Tracy Morgan, Joe Piscopo, Chris Rock and other guests joined Eddie Murphy, honoring him as the recipient of the 18th annual Mark Twain Prize ...

Oprah's First-Day Profit from Weight Watchers Deal Hits $70M

It seems that everything Oprah Winfrey touches turns to gold.

Ebony's Cosby Cover Sparks Social Media Firestorm

The November cover of Ebony magazine depicting a shattered photo of TV's famed "Cosby Show" cast has sparked a maelstrom on social media, with many blasting the publication for the cover's negative connotations and others equally unsure how to react ...

The Clarice Gets 'Intimate'

The twist and turns of the stage production "Intimate Apparel" is set to play out during a week-long run at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park.

The Beauty of Black Ballet Returns

The troupe of stellar dancers will return for a third year in a row for three performances on Friday and Saturday at Sidney Harman Hall in Northwest.