Nas, Dyson Talk About the State of Hip-Hop

An iconic hip-hop artist did not mince words when he discussed the current state of the genre during an event at a local university the latter part of March.

Local Group, Prodigy March in Cherry Blossom Parade

For Steve Langley, Chris Hunter and Troy Edler, there's little pressure in performing before a television audience and the thousands who are expected to attend the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

Go-Go Mickey to Hold Birthday Bash at Howard Theatre

D.C. music legend Milton "Go-Go Mickey" Freeman, a consistent force in the genre for more than 30 years, will hold his birthday bash at the Howard Theatre on Saturday.

Howard U. Celebrates Centennial of Music Department

Hugh Masekela will join pianist and educator Geri Allen and Howard University’s award-winning vocal jazz ensemble and former NBC television’s “Sing Off” contestants Traces of Blue in an alumni concert at Cramton Auditorium in Northwest on April 7.

Buika Brings Unique Sound to the Music Center at Strathmore

She goes by one name only. Buika. If her name is unfamiliar now, once exposed to her unique vocal style, the name — and her sound — will stick.

Ysaye Barnwell to Honor Marian Anderson

When presented the invitation to join forces with the Washington, D.C.-based a capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, a native New Yorker, said a music career wasn't exactly something she had in mind.

Host of Stars to Celebrate Marian Anderson

Nearly a decade prior to Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color line and more than two decades before Martin Luther King Jr. helped to lead the civil rights movement, an Easter concert in 1939 by Marian Anderson proved to be the ...

Annual Cruise Raises Funds for Students at HBCU’s

The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage set sail from Miami earlier last month en route to tropical destinations that included Nassau, Bahamas, St. Thomas USVI and Grand Turks during the 15th year of the radio personality’s signature journey.

Oprah to Headline Fall Tour, Will Come to D.C. in September

Harpo Studios, O, The Oprah Magazine, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment announced Thursday the fall 2014 launch of "Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend," an eight-city arena tour and transformational weekend featuring Winfrey and a team ...

Kim, Kanye Catch Flak for Vogue Cover

Hollywood's most polarizing power couple has everyone talking again with their upcoming appearance on the cover of Vogue magazine — and true to form, there's both backers and detractors.

Venues Announced for U Street Music Festival

The first set of U Street neighborhood venues that will host the D.C. Funk Parade Music Festival on May 3 were announced Wednesday by event organizers.

Geri Allen to Join Afro Blue, HU Jazztet for Alumni Jazz Show

As part of its centennial celebration, Howard University's music department will host an alumni jazz concert on April 7 at the university's Cramton Auditorium, showcasing the talents of past and present members of Afro Blue, the Howard University Jazz Ensemble ...

Sting Headlines Annual Benefit Concert in D.C.

A music icon recently brought thousands of students, parents, alumni, and pop music lovers to their feet during a benefit concert.

New African Films Festival Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

For the fans of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in the Washington metropolitan area, the long wait is almost over.

Soul Music Pervades the White House

Some of the country's female singing legends descended on the White House Thursday to celebrate Women's History Month with the first family.