Annual Larry Neal Writers' Awards Honors Six

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities hosted the 33rd annual Larry Neal Writers' Awards Thursday, recognizing excellence in the literary arts by writers in the city.

BET Announces Lineup For Awards Show Prince Tribute

D'Angelo, Janelle Monae, The Roots and Sheila E. are among the artists who will pay tribute to late superstar Prince at the BET Awards this month, the network announced.

D.C. Native's Legacy: Promoting the Best of Black Music

Darryll E. Brooks, an entrepreneur and longtime promoter of live events, has a penchant for recognizing talent and a commitment to improving the lives of Black youth and the D.C. community, which has benefited city residents and others worldwide for ...

Dance Africa 2016

Dance Africa, a celebration to honor the African Diaspora, recently celebrated its 29th annual festival in the District.

All-Stars Salute Marvin Gaye

As the changing photographs of Marvin Gaye, through his many phases, smiled down on the stage of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, a star-studded lineup of musicians brought their best to celebrate at "How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to ...

'Roots' Remake Targets Younger Audience

Producers of the 1977 original discovered that its pace and style didn't resonate with younger audiences.

Prince Died of Opioid Overdose: Report

Music legend Prince died of opioid overdose, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press Thursday.

Obama Declares June as African-American Music Appreciation Month

In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama issued an official proclamation Tuesday recognizing June as African-American Music Appreciation Month.

Russ Parr: Still Serving Up the Hits

Russ Parr, a California native now living in Maryland, has changed his focus several times during his career. But he has always been connected to the entertainment industry in one way or another, eventually finding his niche as a disc ...

Presenting Princess Shaw

Samantha Montgomery, is a 39-year-old who works a 9-5 at a nursing home in a rough section of New Orleans. On her own time, she takes on the persona of Princess Shaw, a singer-songwriter who posts a cappella performances of ...

DC JazzFest: A Feast of Amazing Proportions

The DC JazzFest returns to multiple venues in the District beginning June 10 and continuing through June 19.

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 ...