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Charity Dance Competition Hailed a Success

Some of the District's movers and shakers showcased their dance skills and raised thousands of dollars in contributions during a contest at a historic venue that drew hundreds of people.

DC Jazz Festival Announces 2015 Headliners

The DC Jazz Festival — the fastest-growing jazz festival in the nation — announced Tuesday some of this year's headliners.

'Selma' Film Reaches Young and Old

"Selma" has become a hot talking point for African-Americans who lived during the tumultuous civil rights era and young blacks who still know very little about Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering Alex Haley's 'Roots'

"Roots," an enormous best-seller when first published in 1976, achieved an extraordinary level of cultural salience when ABC’s television adaptation of the book aired on eight consecutive nights beginning on Jan. 20, 1977.

Prince Jackson Recording with Justin Beiber

Michael Jackson's oldest son doesn't turn 18 until next month, but he's already living an R-rated life.

'Choir Boy' Another Feather in Playwright's Cap

Playwright Tarell McCraney has returned with his latest work — a coming of age story that examines 50 years of traditions at an elite boarding school for boys.

D.C. Priest Stands By Bill Cosby

The Rev. Carl Dianda remembers well the soft-spoken and intelligent girl named Camille Hanks who attended St. Cyprian Elementary-Middle School in Southeast Washington D.C., and a makeshift Catholic Church a few miles away in Olney, Maryland.

Former O'Jays Member Nathan Best Releases Gospel Album

After a musical career in the R&B arena that included singing with Mikki Howard, Gerald Levert and The O'Jays, Nathan Best has returned to his roots, releasing a gospel album and pastoring a church.

Eminem Grants Terminally Ill Fan's Last Wish

Gage Garmo, a 17-year-old terminally ill Eminem fan from Rochester Hills, Michigan, was able to meet his idol one day before passing away on Jan. 12, according to Detroit's Fox affiliate.

Andraé Crouch Memorial Services Announced

Two days of memorial services and celebrations will be held in Los Angeles next week for late gospel music icon Andraé Crouch’, representatives announced.

Andraé Crouch, Gospel Music Legend, Dead at 72

Andraé Crouch, the Grammy-winning gospel music legend, died Thursday, numerous news outlets reported. He was 72.

Gospel Superstar Karen Clark Sheard Headlines D.C.-Area Revival

Gospel superstar Karen Clark Sheard performed to rousing cheers and applause Thursday on the second night of the three-day New Year's Revival 2015, an annual joint celebration between FBCG and Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church in D.C.

'Selma' Called Film of the Year

The Oprah Winfrey produced docudrama has already received four Golden Globe nominations for best picture, best director, best actor and best drama.

Charlie Wilson Announces Tour Dates with Kem, Joe; D.C. Show in March

Grammy nominated artist Charlie Wilson announced Monday his Forever Charlie national tour will kick off Feb. 12 in Cleveland.

Jill Scott to be Honored at Essence Grammy Celebration

Essence will kick off a yearlong commemoration of the 45th anniversary of its magazine in 2015 with a Black Women in Music Grammy Awards Week celebration that will honor recording artist Jill Scott.