Africa Underground Spotlights Kenya

The sweet sounds of Mombasa music and other uniquely Kenyan songs played by Jabali Afrika in the Smithsonian's Enid A. Haupt Garden captured listeners' attention.

James Brown Biopic Opens July 31

Producers of a new film based on the incredible life story of James Brown promise to give audiences a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of the legendary "Godfather of Soul."

Michael Bossard, 63, Renowned D.C. Vocalist, Dies

Michael Bossard, a renowned opera and R&B singer from D.C. who toured with the Coasters, died June 29 after a long battle with liver disease.

Annual P.G. County Jazz Festival to Begin in July

The Prince George's Cultural Arts Foundation in collaboration with The Maryland–National Capital Park and Planning Commission will come together for the fifth annual Lake Arbor Jazz Festival in July.

D.C. Gospel Radio Host Still No. 1

Few people can say that they’ve been on the same job for 30 years. But when the time has been spent in realizing a dream, the accomplishment becomes even more satisfying.

Remembering Bobby Womack

Going across 110th Street will never be the same.

Bobby Womack, '70s R&B Icon, Dies at 70

Bobby Womack, the R&B icon whose singing and guitar play influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to 50 Cent, has died. He was 70.

Prince Celebrates Milestone

Like fine wine, Prince gets better with time.

Hill Harper Determined to Help D.C. Youth

Actor Hill Harper visited the District earlier this month to announce that he's bringing his “Manifest Your Destiny Foundation” to the city for a special program.

Michael Jackson Reigns Five Years After Death

Among both ardent supporters and detractors, there's one thing unmistakable about Michael Jackson: He's still the undisputed "King of Pop."

Ruby Dee Remembered for Remarkable Life

Ruby Dee, who died on June 12, at her home in New Rochelle, New York, had quite the fan base and many admirers around the world.

DC Jazz Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary in June

Pack a bag; grab a blanket and take some time off from work, that’s the advice from Sunny Sumter, the executive director of the DC Jazz Festival which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Ruby Dee, Famed Actress and Activist, Dies

Legendary actor and civil rights activist Ruby Dee died Wednesday in her New York home. She was 91.

D.C. Orchestra Unlikely Mix, Excites Audiences

There aren’t many ways to describe the unlikely coming together of Chuck Brown, "The Godfather of Go-Go," and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Lil' Kim Becomes a Mom

Lil' Kim, rap's self-proclaimed "Queen Bee," has become a mom for the first time at age 38.