Idris Elba Dismissed by James Bond Author as 'Too Street,' Not 'Suave' Enough for Role

James Bond author Anthony Horowitz is under fire for his assertion that black actor Idris Elba wouldn't be a good fit to play the spy because he is "too street."

Larry Graham Wows Rams Head Crowd

It's a good thing that the doors opened early for Larry Graham and Graham Central Station's concert at Rams Head on Stage in Annapolis on Wednesday.

Sesame Street Moving To HBO Angers Some

Sesame Street is moving from the friendly confines of PBS to the adult world of Home Box Office.

D.C. Residents Flock to 'Compton'

Whether it's the Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 in Northwest or the AMC Loews in Georgetown, area residents have transformed the District into Compton East.

REVIEW: N.W.A's Tale Still Captivating, Relevant in 'Straight Outta Compton'

If you're planning to see — or avoid — the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" because it's an "angry rap music mob"-type film with lots of flying bullets and bloodshed, rest assured: it's not what you think.

Eddie Levert: Heartbeat of the Phenomenal O'Jays

On Saturday, The O'Jays will bring their message, their melodies and their passion for communicating with the world through song to the stage of Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia.

Larry Graham Ready to Jam in DMV

Larry Graham, legendary Sly & the Family Stone bassist and Graham Central Station frontman, is set to swing through the Northeast after a month of jamming in Europe.

Women's Voices Theater Festival Planned in D.C.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts has joined forces with the Women's Voices Theater Festival and that combination is poised to produce one of the more memorable events this fall.

The 'Love Bug' Returns: Donnie Simpson Back After Five-Year Break

Donnie Simpson will host "The Donnie Simpson Show" on MAJIC 102.3 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., beginning Monday, Aug. 17.

Kevin Hart: A Brother with a Big Heart

There's no question that comedian and actor Kevin Hart can light up a room, steal the spotlight and make just about anyone laugh. But during his multi-purposed visit to D.C. last week, Hart showed that he's much more than just ...

National Gallery Presents Jazz Series

The best things in life are free, especially when it comes to summer jazz concerts in D.C.

Reesa Renee: Sharing Her Gift of Song

You may not know Reesa Renee. Yet.

Top Performers Enthrall Crowd at Richmond Jazz Festival

If the thousands who turned out Sunday evening for the last day of the Richmond Jazz Festival didn't leave with a song in their heart, they definitely departed with a bounce in their stride.

African Diaspora Film Festival Returns

While last year's African Diaspora Film Festival presented a decidedly strong Afro-Latino flavor, the 2015 installment of the event will kick off with an unprecedented movie about President Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham.

Lila Downs: Celebrating Mexico’s Heritage

Although most of Mexican singer Lila Downs' songs are sung in Spanish, the seasoned artist draws her inspiration from Mexico’s multicultural roots, embracing the African and Native American cultures along with Spanish influences in the style that she calls "Jazz ...