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Sting Headlines Annual Benefit Concert in D.C.

A music icon recently brought thousands of students, parents, alumni, and pop music lovers to their feet during a benefit concert.

New African Films Festival Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

For the fans of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in the Washington metropolitan area, the long wait is almost over.

Soul Music Pervades the White House

Some of the country's female singing legends descended on the White House Thursday to celebrate Women's History Month with the first family.

Ophelia DeVore, 93, Famed Model, Businesswoman, Dies

Ophelia DeVore, known for her pioneering efforts in the fields of beauty, fashion, modeling, and entertainment, died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. She was 92 years old.

Lupita Nyong'o 'Overwhelmed' by Oscar Win

Lupita Nyong'o said winning the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role based on her portrayal of "Patsey" in "12 Years a Slave," proved overwhelming, especially considering the role counted as her debut and the competition she faced for the ...

Industrial Bank Author & Artist Spotlight: Del Travar

As 2014 begins, singer-songwriter Del Travar is perfectly positioned to achieve great things.

Oprah Makes Forbes' Billionaires List

Television mogul and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey is one of the world's nine wealthiest people of African descent, according to the March 4 edition of Forbes magazine.

'12 Years a Slave' Wins Oscar for Best Film; Lupita Nyong'o Nabs Best Supporting Actress Award

The captivating 2013 drama "12 Years a Slave," a harrowing tale of a freed Black man kidnapped into slavery in the 1800s, won the Academy Awards' top honor for best picture on Sunday night in Los Angeles, capping an evening ...

D.C.'s Tulani Teams with Boys & Girls Club for Anti-Bullying EP

Tulani, a D.C.-based singer-songwriter best known from appearing on NBC's "America's Got Talent" and touring with Lady Gaga as her harpist, is releasing a collaborative EP on iTunes with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, in conjunction with ...

INTERSECTIONS 2014 Marks 5th Anniversary at Atlas Performing Arts Center

INTERSECTIONS, the multifaceted, multidisciplinary and always eclectic community festival, kicks off on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Atlas Center for the Performing Arts for three weekends packed with music, dance, poetry, theater and more.

Billie Holiday Musical Gives D.C. Students Glimpse Into Life of 'Lady Day'

In commemoration of Black History Month, some D.C. elementary school students got a peek into the inspirational and often troubled life of the late jazz chanteuse Billie Holiday when they gathered Thursday at THEARC in Southeast for a toned-down version ...

Film Tells Story of Eugene Brown, D.C. Chess King

Absent any prodding and without hesitation, Eugene Brown eagerly recounts his life growing up in Northeast.

Beverly Bond Addresses Students at GWU

A well-known deejay and social entrepreneur recently expressed her displeasure at what she called the entertainment industry's portrayal of African-Americans during her keynote address at The George Washington University in Northwest.

Play Brings the Three Ms to Life

During a question and answer session of a dramatic reading marking the beginning of Black History Month, one of the more than 60 people in the audience asked the group on stage who is Medgar Evers.

The Capital Kidds Take Music Industry by Storm with Catchy, Positive Tunes

The Capital Kidds, a local children’s music group, has set out to challenge the status quo with its brand of “edutainment” – music that educates as well as entertains.