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'Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend' Draws Thousands

She blew into the Verizon Center like the force of nature that she is, resplendent in a perfectly-fitted red gown, wavy hair flowing past her shoulders, Oprah Winfrey — television mogul, magazine publisher, actress, producer and purveyor of positivity.

ABC's 'Black-ish' Takes on Race, Culture

ABC's much-discussed sitcom "black-ish" will debut Wednesday, ambitiously tackling oft-avoided topics of race and culture.

Stevie Wonder Calls Out Ferguson Mayor

Music legend Stevie Wonder says the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, hasn't fully grasped the racial unrest that has rocked the town since the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last month.

Marcell Superb in Title Role of 'King Lear'

Eight actors, some taking on multiple roles with flawless precision, presented an exciting production of Shakespeare's timeless tragedy in the U.S. debut of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on tour at the Folger Theatre in Southeast.

'Hot Bench' Judge Ready to Roll

One of Howard University's successful alums will be taking her talents to the airwaves in a new reality television show that will transport viewers to courtrooms in a new and unique way.

Joan Rivers, Famed Comedian, Dead at 81

Famed comedian Joan Rivers has died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, her daughter Melissa said Thursday. She was 81.

Phylicia Rashad, Bill Withers Among Honorees at CBC Gala

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated and the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses will recognize the contributions of three icons in the arts during its Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts.

Fans Celebrate Chuck Brown's 'Beautiful Life'

With the release of his newest studio album, fans have another chance to honor and remember the "Godfather of Go-Go" two years after his death.

Gospel Legend Richard Smallwood Packs Church for Live Recording Session

Richard Smallwood, accompanied by a talented ensemble of musicians and his choir, Visions, with whom he's been singing for almost 20 years, attracted an estimated audience of nearly 10,000 faithful fans to Evangel Cathedral in Upper Marlboro on Aug. 23 ...

Jazz in the Garden: One of Washington's Crown Jewels

For several hours on Friday evening, the sounds of Zack Smith and the Power Trio's Zydeco, Cajun and Louisiana music transformed the National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Garden into an oasis of rhythmic sound and motion.

DC Shorts Film Festival Returns

The DC Shorts Film Festival, which features a screenplay competition, several parties, lunchtime screenings and filmmaker workshops, runs from Sept. 11 through the 21st in venues in both downtown D.C. and in Northern Virginia.

Chris Brown Takes Plea in D.C. Assault Case, Avoids Jail Time

R&B star Chris Brown pleaded guilty Tuesday to hitting a man outside a D.C. hotel in October, but was spared jail time for the incident.

Gray Dedicates New Chuck Brown Memorial Park

Celebrating what would have been Chuck Brown's 78th birthday, Mayor Vincent C. Gray Friday posthumously honored the life and legacy of the go-go legend at the new Chuck Brown Memorial Park at Langdon Park in Northeast.

African Diaspora Film Festival Opens

This year's African Diaspora Film Festival promises to have a strong Afro-Latino flavor, adding a new twist to the longest running event of its kind.

D.C. Filmmaker a Quarterfinalist in Prestigious Screenwriting Contest

Shuaib Mitchell, an award-winning producer, director and screenwriter from D.C., has been selected as a quarterfinalist in the 2014 Scriptapalooza screenwriting contest for his feature-length screenplay "A Rose By Any Other Name," Nubia Filmworks announced Wednesday.