When Ethiopian filmmaker Theodros Teshome, a leading figure in the Ethiopian film industry, made his recent film "Triangle-Going to America," he could hardly have guessed how many people in Washington's Ethiopian diaspora would come out to see the film.
For festivalgoers, Intersections is a ritual — a chance to see hundreds of dance, music, theater and family-oriented activities — at the most dismal part of winter, when the DMV area is inundated with cold and oftentimes inclement weather.
Tambra Raye Stevenson is on a mission to change the health of African-Americans by teaching and demonstrating African heritage cooking through her organization, NativSol Kitchen.
The play currently on stage at the Arena Stage’s Fichlander Stage has the providence of a powerhouse ensemble and a director well-versed in the work of August Wilson.
Prince George's County Council Chair Mel Franklin on Monday sharply criticized Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed budget cuts, saying the short-sighted reductions come at the expense of the state's middle class.
When one steps into the Howard University Gallery of Art during the current exhibit, "The Dianne Whitfield-Locke and Carnell Locke Collection: Building on Traditions," it becomes an educational walk through centuries of African-American art history.
When you hear songs like "Kansas City," "Hound Dog" and "Love Potion #9," one tends to remember the artists who made the songs hits — Little Willie Littlefield, Elvis Presley and The Clovers. But thanks to the long-running hit musical revue "Smokey Joe’s Café" the real stars of the songs — the duet of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller — stand front and center.
"Two Trains Running," playing at the Round House Theatre through May 4, is both a reminder of the issues for African-Americans then, and a warning about today's urban shifts.
Filmfest DC is celebrating 28 years of bringing two weeks and more than 80 international and independent films to Washington's culture-hungry masses.
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.