Southeast Rappers Return from North Korea

Two emerging hip-hop artists from Southeast have returned to the District after traveling to North Korea to film a music video.

'12 Years a Slave' Nabs Nine Oscar Nods; Other Top Black Films Shut Out

With such great African-American films as "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and "12 Years a Slave," many critics labeled 2013 as the year of the black movies. Apparently, Academy Award voters weren't too impressed.

Actress Kym Whitley Chooses D.C. Interior Designer Via Social Media

What started as a casual encounter via social media, turned into a serendipitous opportunity for a local interior designer to decorate actress and comedienne Kym Whitley's Los Angeles home.

Suggestive Appearances Make Up for Lack of Talent

Simply put, pop star Beyonce's new album counts as another attempt to sell an age-old idea instead of substance in a world heavy on video vixens and extremely light on musical talent.

Belafonte and Civil Rights Icons Honored

The Phi Beta Sigma fraternity’s Centennial Founders Ball had a distinctive Civil Rights flavor as more than 1,000 fraternity members and supporters celebrated the organization’s first 100 years.

Remembering James Avery: 1948-2013

James Avery, the lovable but stern family head on Will Smith's popular television series "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," died on New Year's Eve following complications from open heart surgery.

Maysa Celebrates Her First Grammy Nomination

After a career that's spanned nearly a quarter of a century in which she stands as one of the elite voices in music, Maysa Leak has never been nominated for a Grammy Award. Until now.

Chef Hosts Party, Collects Thousands of Toys

Thousands of industry magnates, elected officials, and socialites danced and enjoyed southern-style cuisine during a recent holiday soiree and toy drive at an historic library in Northwest.

Rap Star Common Performs in Silver Spring

Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Common not only realizes his place as a role model, he embraces it.

Maurice Hines Taps Down Memory Lane

Performing in the nation’s capital has always been akin to being at home, said acclaimed tap dance star Maurice Hines.

Baltimore Actor Anthony Michael Hobbs Stars in 'Christmas Gift' Musical

Young Baltimore actor Anthony Michael Hobbs starred as Samuel Wise in the Nolan Williams Jr. holiday musical presentation, “Christmas Gift!,” held recently at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center located on the University of Maryland campus.

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Video Turns 30

Thirty years ago, Michael Jackson forever changed the way people viewed music videos.

Christmas Celebration Play Continues to Charm

It’s rare when a Broadway-style production occurs in suburban Maryland, and it may be even rarer when it’s produced by a church. But for 23 years, Evangel Temple Cathedral in Upper Marlboro has made their annual Christmas Celebration a must-see ...

'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' at Arena Stage Adds Humor to Time-Tested Family Drama

"Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner," now playing at the Arena Stage’s Fichlander Stage, revisits the drama that first came to light in the Sixties’ film of the same name.

National Theatre Continues its Revival

For nearly 200 years, the National Theatre has been the site of some of Broadway's most acclaimed stage plays and musicals.