ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

  • Iyanla Vanzant Taking Oprah Network Show to Ferguson, Mo.

    In the wake of the police shooting of Michael Brown and the resulting unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Black leaders of all stripes have traveled there to seek justice, support the residents and bring resolution to the ongoing conflict. Iyanla Vanzant, a nationally recognized spiritual life coach, was ...

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  • Yipes, it’s Snipes!

    Wesley T. Snipes is a globally celebrated actor, film producer, master in various martial arts, and a loving father and husband. Born in Orlando, Fla. on July 31, 1962, he spent his childhood between Orlando, Fla. and Bronx, N.Y. while attending the High School of Performing Arts in NYC and ...

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  • Patti LaBelle to Join Cast of American Horror Story

    Producer Ryan Murphy is adding another show-stopping attraction to the growing exhibition that is “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”  Diva extraordinaire Patti LaBelle will bring her “New Attitude” to the the award-winning FX series, though sadly, not with her singing. Instead, the Grammy ...

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  • James Brown’s Band Members React to ‘Get On Up’

    AUGUSTA, GA — A week after the release of ‘Get On Up’ that chronicled the James Brown story, key players who could have provided vital fodder to the storyline are now speaking out. Saxophonist Maceo Parker, a band member who for many years was a cog in the James Brown ...

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  • Maryland Fashion Week Features Inspiring Designers

    The Maryland Fashion Week’s closing showcase was mesmerizing, as models strutted the runway featuring an array of fashion forward couture, including classic suiting and trendy ready-to-wear apparel, and accessories by designers residing in the Washington  metropolitan area.  Fashion ...

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  • Fans Celebrate New Chuck Brown Release

    As fans of the late Godfather of Go-Go and music legend Chuck Brown prepare to mark his birthday Aug.22, they will also have an opportunity to hear his last release. The wildly anticipated release of Brown’s last album Beautiful Life, on Aug. 19, has fans bouncing for joy. “As long as we have ...

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  • Harlem Street Renamed After Literary Icon James Baldwin

    The Harlem high school James Baldwin attended now sits at 22 East James Baldwin Place after a section of 128th Street in New York City was renamed in honor of the literary icon. The renaming ceremony took place outside of Harlem Renaissance High School, between 5th and Madison avenues on East ...

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  • ‘The View’ Changes to Include a New Producer

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Change keeps coming to ABC’s talk show “The View.” Its longtime executive producer, Bill Geddie, said in a statement Friday that he won’t be involved in day-to-day production. The shift comes as “The View” reshapes its panel of co-hosts for ...

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  • Official: Robin Williams Hanged Himself with Belt

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Authorities detailed Robin Williams’ final moments Tuesday, saying the actor and comedian hanged himself with a belt in his San Francisco Bay Area home. Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd said Williams was last seen alive by his wife Sunday night when ...

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  • Season of the tWitch

    Stephen “tWitch” Boss is a “So You Think You Can Dance” All-Star and fan favorite who continues to make a splash with his multitude of talents. He was also the first dancer endorsed by Gatorade, officially recognizing dance as a sport. Boss is a recurring guest DJ on “Ellen,” serving as Ellen ...

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