Crowds Brave Heat for Richmond Jazz Festival

Despite the blazing sun and blistering heat, thousands of music fans turned out at Maymont Park in Virginia over the weekend for the 7th annual Richmond Jazz Festival, leaving not only with a song in their heart, but a bounce ...

African Diaspora Film Fest Celebrates 10th Anniversary

A double opening night with poet, playwright and activist Sonia Sanchez will help kick off this year's annual African Diaspora Film Festival beginning Aug. 19 at George Washington University's Marvin Center in northwest D.C.

DC Shorts Film Fest Back for Lucky #13

Since its founding 13 years ago, DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition has continued to grow from a novel idea to one of the largest short-film festivals on the East Coast.

Maryland Students Attend Film Seminar in Texas

Two Maryland students were among a select group of young people chosen to participate in the first annual Nate Parker Summer Film Institute in Texas earlier this month.

MLK Memorial Foundation to Host Summer Film Series

The foundation that spearheaded the effort to place a memorial for Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall will host this summer its fifth annual film series in line with the civil rights icon's principles.

Summer Spirit Festival Returns with Superstar Lineup

A diverse and exciting lineup of musical artists have been slated to perform at the always-anticipated Summer Spirit Festival, now celebrating its 11th season with a weekend full of fun and entertainment.

Carmen de Lavallade Recalls Illustrious Career

When the March on Washington Film Festival and the National Museum of Women in the Arts team up, as they have for the past four years, something special always happens with legendary women.

MOVIE REVIEW: Latest 'Star Trek' Installment Light-Years Beyond Competition

The big debate shouldn't be if this is the best "Star Trek" film ever. The more interesting conversation is about whether "Star Trek Beyond" is a better sci-fi space adventure film than 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." On most ...

Washington Performing Arts' 'Deep River' Programs Making Spiritual Connections

The Washington Performing Arts has focused its 2015-16 season on a series of programs showcasing the organization's resident choirs, the Men, Women and Children of the Gospel and engaging the spiritual communities in Wards 7 and 8.

'Jelly's Last Jam' Returns to Va. with New Twists

The popular musical that unpacks the life of the famed jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton returns to the Signature Theatre in Arlington, kicking off a new season with a production that promises new twists, turns and the stage debut of ...

'Miss Cleo' Dead at 53: Report

Youree Harris, best known as the ubiquitous TV psychic Miss Cleo, died Tuesday morning at 53 after a battle with cancer, her representative told TMZ.

O'Jays Disavow RNC's Use Song at Convention

Legendary R&B group The O'Jays denounced the use of the Republican National Committee's use of their 1972 hit song, "Love Train," at the party's convention this week in Cleveland.

Documentary Explores Police Brutality Against Blacks Abroad

A Black French woman directed an award-winning documentary to show the parallels of the civil rights movement in France and England to the fights for justice in American locales such as Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri.

Anacostia Playhouse Presents 'Riches,' 'Yellowman'

The Anacostia Playhouse in Southeast will be presenting two plays through mid-August, including Lee Blessing's "Riches," directed by Paul-Douglas Michnewicz, and Dael Orlandersmith's "Yellowman," directed by Thembi Duncan.

D.C. Poet Laureate's 'Women of the Plums' Comes to the Lincoln Theatre

D.C. Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick's iconic work, "Women of the Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women" comes to the stage at the historic Lincoln Theatre on Thursday, July 21 for one performance.