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Century of Jazz Featured at Texas Resort

Red Cat Jazz Festival has earned a reputation for putting on one of the most outstanding celebrations of musical artistry in the U.S. And this year the story remained the same — with the added caveat of it being Mother's ...

Shade Jenifer: One of D.C.'s Rising Stars

If you enter the name Shade Jenifer on today's more frequented social media formats, including Twitter, YouTube, Instagram or Facebook, you'll soon discover the rising popularity of one young singer whose hard work appears to be paying off in spades.

Local Youth to Shine at Anacostia Playhouse

Using musical styles of the 1950s, "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf," written by Val Cheatham, directed by Renee Charlow and with musical direction by LaTonya Wrenn comes to the Anacostia Playhouse in Southeast from May 19 through May ...

Levine Music: 40 Years of 'Songsational' Education

Levine Music, the D.C. region's preeminent center for music education, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a free event that will feature a community sing at THEARC, one of the school's five campuses, in Southeast.

Broccoli City Fest Brings Stars to Southeast

Broccoli City Festival brought thousands of Black millennials east of the river to highlight sustainability and green living and experience some of the biggest stars in music today.

Afeni Shakur, 69, Mother of Rap Legend Tupac, Dies

Afeni Shakur, political activist, former Black Panther and mother of late rap icon Tupac Shakur, died Monday night at her Sausalito, Calif., home, of an apparent heart attack, various news outlets reported. She was 69.

D.C. Rapper Shows Support for Bernie Sanders

Vermont Sen. and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has received support from an unlikely source.

Obama, White House to Host International Jazz Day

A veritable who's who of jazz artists will join the legendary Herbie Hancock, Tom Carter, president of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, and a host of others as part of the fifth annual International Jazz Day, celebrated around the ...

Dream Academy: Helping Children of the Incarcerated

Grammy-nominated pastor, activist and motivational speaker Wintley Phipps will bring the 15th annual "Power of a Dream" gala to the Washington Renaissance Hotel on May 3.

World-Class Dancers Collaborate for D.C. Youth

Some of the world's top ballet and contemporary companies will soon team up for a one-night-only performance in order to raise funds for a District-based program that uses dance as a pathway for youth who face hurdles in graduating from ...

AWB: Band’s Funky Horns Deliver Sweet Soul Music

On April 13 at Rams Head On Stage, the seven-piece band with origins in Scotland put on a scintillating performance at Rams Head On Stage in downtown Annapolis.

D.C. Says Farewell to Prince

Fans of the artist forever known as Prince paid tribute to the iconic singer, songwriter and trendsetter Sunday, quickly filling the historic Howard Theatre in northwest D.C. to capacity with lines so long that many were only able to say ...

Bunny Wailer to Play Howard Theatre After Two-Decade U.S. Absence

Quiet as kept, a legend will be coming to the Howard Theatre on Thursday — a legend whom Americans have not been privy to since the dissolution of one of the most famous backing bands of all time.

Prince the Businessman as Significant as Prince the Musician

While much of the coverage of Prince's death focuses on the artist's musical legacy, he may have an equally lasting impact on the music business itself.

Billy Paul, 'Me & Mrs. Jones' Singer, Dies at 81

Soul music legend Billy Paul, the Grammy Award-winning crooner best known for his number-one smash, "Me & Mrs. Jones," has died. He was 81.