Hezekiah Walker Honored With NNPA Torch Award

Grammy Award-winning artist Bishop Hezekiah Walker can add the 2015 Torch Award for religion to his list of accomplishments as a gospel music artist and pastor of Love Fellowship Tabernacle, a megachurch in Brooklyn, New York.

Dianne Reeves to Make D.C. Appearance

One of the world's most talented female jazz vocalists, Dianne Reeves, returns to the District for what will undoubtedly be a true "tour de force" on Saturday, April 11 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in ...

Behind the Scenes With Warren Shadd, World's First African-American Piano Maker

Warren Shadd is a third-generation musician, second-generation piano technician and first-generation piano manufacturer, as well as the first African-American piano manufacturer in the world.

'Whites Only' Unearths Hard Truths about Race

Throughout the month of March, Kymone Freeman has performed "Whites Only" for audiences at local Bus Boys & Poets restaurants with the hopes of bringing the play to the Mosaic Theater Company of DC in Northeast later this year.

Famed Bassist Cheikh Ndoye Comes to D.C.'s Blues Alley

Cheikh Ndoye, an internationally acclaimed bassist, arranger and composer, spends much of his time either in the studio or on tour in exotic locales around the world, but for three days this week, the D.C. native is home.

Chuck Brown's Legacy Continues to Shine

The recent annual Chuck Brown tribute, a go-go music affair at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, evoked the days when D.C. proudly proclaimed itself the nation's Chocolate City and go-go music dominated the airwaves and sound-boxes throughout the ...

African Film Festival Resonates with Ethiopian Diaspora

When Ethiopian filmmaker Theodros Teshome, a leading figure in the Ethiopian film industry, made his recent film "Triangle-Going to America," he could hardly have guessed how many people in Washington's Ethiopian diaspora would come out to see the film.

Actor Tackles Rehab, Drug Addiction in New Drama

Shiek Mahmud-Bey has created, written, directed, produced and stars in the television psychological drama "The Inner Circle," a gritty look at how substance abuse reaches across ethnicity, class, gender and age groups.

Marvin Gaye Estate Awarded $7.3M in 'Blurred Lines' Suit Against Robin Thicke, Pharrell

A jury awarded Tuesday $7.3 million to the family of late soul legend Marvin Gaye, ruling that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' 2013 smash "Blurred Lines" is a copyright infringement of Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up."

Joseph Jackson, Father of Late 'King of Pop,' Hawking 'JoCola'

Joseph Jackson, father of late superstar Michael Jackson, says he's reached a deal to bottle and distribute a new soda he's dubbed "JoCola."

Intersections Festival Returns to the Atlas

For festivalgoers, Intersections is a ritual — a chance to see hundreds of dance, music, theater and family-oriented activities — at the most dismal part of winter, when the DMV area is inundated with cold and oftentimes inclement weather.

Film Review: 'Focus'

"After Earth," "Men in Black 3," "Seven Pounds" … It's been a while since Will Smith lived up to his star status in a film worth having his name above the marquee. As Nicky, a con artist's con artist in ...

Al Sharpton Dismisses Rumor of MSNBC Show's End

The Rev. Al Sharpton says that rumors of his imminent departure from MSNBC are unfounded.

Radio Talk-Show Host Joe Madison Sets Record 52-Hour Marathon Broadcast

Joe Madison recently hosted a special 52-hour broadcast of his show, "Joe Madison The Black Eagle," breaking the Guinness world record for the longest marathon hosting of a radio talk show.

Raven-Symone to Star as Gay Character on ABC's 'Black-ish'

Actress Raven-Symone, who recently appeared in Fox's hit drama "Empire," will also guest-star in an upcoming episode of ABC's "Black-ish."