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.
Premiere of 'Half of a Yellow Sun' at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
For the fans of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in the Washington metropolitan area, the long wait is almost over.
The National Museum of African Art recently held "Earth Matters, Fashion Matters," a showcase of ecologically inspired, ready-to-wear designs by eight African designers based in Africa, New York and Europe.
INTERSECTIONS, the multifaceted, multidisciplinary and always eclectic community festival, kicks off on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Atlas Center for the Performing Arts for three weekends packed with music, dance, poetry, theater and more.
The brilliant abstract-shaped canvases, classically crafted portraits and masterfully manipulated digital photographs lining the walls of International Visions Gallery on Connecticut Avenue represent winners — all of the artists who created them are winners of one of the most popular art competitions in the country.
"Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner," now playing at the Arena Stage’s Fichlander Stage, revisits the drama that first came to light in the Sixties’ film of the same name.
Last weekend's concert featuring Kathleen Battle, accompanied by pianist Cyrus Chestnut, was indeed "Something to Sing About," the title of the performance and also an apt introduction for a stellar line-up of jazz programs and concerts scheduled through the end of the year.
The plot is age-old – boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, fate intervenes and the romance is doomed. But while the plot may not be new, the approach in Charles Randolph-Wright’s latest play, "Love in Afghanistan," is uncharted territory.
Recounts South African History through Dance and Song
“Exit/Exist,” a collaborative work by Maqoma and his dance troupe, Vuyani Dance Theatre, will break new ground at the Atlas Performing Arts Center from Oct. 18-20.
Artist Kerry James Marshall transformed his obsession with the Middle Passage into a body of artwork.
There couldn’t be a better title for an exhibit of the works of D.C. artist Carmen Toruella-Quander than the one that now graces her one-woman exhibit currently on view at the Parish Gallery in Georgetown.