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Upcoming Film Captures Life, Music in Brazil

While few ever get the chance to visit Brazil, many will soon come to know Elisete de Jesus Silva, one of its rising stars and the subject of an upcoming documentary about her life, music, and community work in one ...

ASCAP 'We Write the Songs' Celebrates Songwriters

Once a year, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, better known as ASCAP, celebrates the people who write the songs later made into megahits by celebrities.

Filmmaker Seeks to Kick Hollywood Doors Open for Aspiring Actors

First Detroit, then Hollywood, Washington, D.C, and the world. Before long, if the president of 25th Frame Films has anything to do with it, his company will be charting its own path toward the type of success no others have ...

Howard Grad Perfects the Art of Comedy

Howard University graduate Kasaun Wilson, 28, will return to the place where he first discovered the determination and passion to become a comedian when he takes to the stage for a standup comedy routine about his life, his faith and ...

Romantic Comedy Features Five in Search of Love

A fast-paced, romantic comedy, "When January Feels Like Summer," closes out the inaugural season of D.C.'s Mosaic Theatre Company which opened last weekend and continues through June 12.

Bill Cosby Sex-Assault Case to Go to Trial

Bill Cosby was ordered Tuesday to stand trial in Pennsylvania for charges of sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004, the first criminal case that has spawned from a sordid sex scandal that has shattered the once-beloved comedian's ...

'The Color Purple' a Magnificent Journey of Love

The Broadway production, which returned to the stage in late 2015, has been wowing crowds with a brilliant cast and heartwarming music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray.

Music of '60s Featured in 'Trip of Love'

The 1960s — a time when people longed for peace and free love while the innocence of the previous decade seemed to be lost. That seminal period in America's history comes to life once more in the musical "Trip of ...

Tony Awards Marks Historic Year for Diversity on Broadway

Two Black productions, "Hamilton" with 16 nominations and "Shuffle Along" with 10 nominations, lead the pack for the prestigious Tony awards for 2016.

Century of Jazz Featured at Texas Resort

Red Cat Jazz Festival has earned a reputation for putting on one of the most outstanding celebrations of musical artistry in the U.S. And this year the story remained the same — with the added caveat of it being Mother's ...

Shade Jenifer: One of D.C.'s Rising Stars

If you enter the name Shade Jenifer on today's more frequented social media formats, including Twitter, YouTube, Instagram or Facebook, you'll soon discover the rising popularity of one young singer whose hard work appears to be paying off in spades.

Local Youth to Shine at Anacostia Playhouse

Using musical styles of the 1950s, "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf," written by Val Cheatham, directed by Renee Charlow and with musical direction by LaTonya Wrenn comes to the Anacostia Playhouse in Southeast from May 19 through May ...

Levine Music: 40 Years of 'Songsational' Education

Levine Music, the D.C. region's preeminent center for music education, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a free event that will feature a community sing at THEARC, one of the school's five campuses, in Southeast.

Broccoli City Fest Brings Stars to Southeast

Broccoli City Festival brought thousands of Black millennials east of the river to highlight sustainability and green living and experience some of the biggest stars in music today.

Afeni Shakur, 69, Mother of Rap Legend Tupac, Dies

Afeni Shakur, political activist, former Black Panther and mother of late rap icon Tupac Shakur, died Monday night at her Sausalito, Calif., home, of an apparent heart attack, various news outlets reported. She was 69.