For a solid day, Pennsylvania Avenue near Freedom Plaza in downtown D.C. was transformed into a lively Jamaican fete for the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival on June 19.
The legendary Jamaican crooner will be in D.C. this week for two shows at the Howard Theatre sure to be very well attended.
Summer has finally arrived with a bang after an unusually cool spring that pushed back planting season and the usual outdoor activities until later in the season. But with the recent heating up of the atmosphere, everyone can do with some time outdoors in the fresh air.
After months of thwarted planning, Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher of The Washington Informer, spoke at the Library of Congress last week in a "Message to the People" during an event that celebrated the District's annual Juneteenth observation.
Before a recent star-studded Marvin Gaye tribute in D.C., Babyface talked with The Informer about what music has meant to him throughout his stellar career.
The issues that drive the revival of the 1998 Tony Award-winning Broadway production "Ragtime: The Musical," which just wrapped an all-too-short run at Wolf Trap's Filene Center, are as relevant today as they were at the turn of the century, the era in which the play is staged.
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 Marvin Gaye" for the Kennedy Center's annual Spring Gala.
It's been nearly a decade since his last show in D.C. at the National Gallery of Art, but the work of homegrown artist Martin Puryear is always a great draw of appreciative art lovers when it goes on view, this time in an expansive show "Martin Puryear Multiple Dimensions," now on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum through Sept. 5.
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.
Quiet as kept, a legend will be coming to the Howard Theatre on Thursday — a legend whom Americans have not been privy to since the dissolution of one of the most famous backing bands of all time.