ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

George Avakian, Jazz Scholar and Producer of Armstrong, Ellington, Davis Recordings, Dies at 98

NEW YORK (AP) — George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98. Avakian's...

Returning Vets Forge Unlikely Friendship in Searing Southern Saga

Dateline: Mississippi, 1946, which means many of the Magnolia State's soldier native sons are making the adjustment back to civilian life after serving overseas during World War II. But the fighting isn't over for...

D.C. Professors’ New Book Examines City’s Racial Past

As one of a few 30-something professors at the University of the District of the Columbia in 2009, George Derek Musgrove and Chris Myers Asch instantly connected when they met on campus. The two bonded...

Kevin Hart Announces Birth of Baby Boy Kenzo Kash

Kevin Hart has announced the birth of his son, Kenzo Kash Hart. The comedian writes on social media that the baby was born early Tuesday morning. He adds that the boy is "healthy & already...

CBS News Fires Charlie Rose Following Sex Allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News fired morning show host Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of...

Forbes Names Beyoncé Music’s Highest-Earning Woman

NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes has crowned Beyoncé as the highest paid woman in music. Forbes magazine says the singer earned $105 million over a yearlong period stretching from June 2016 to June of this...

“Cosby Show ” Actor Earle Hyman Dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died. Jordan Strohl, a representative for The Actors Fund,...

Model Accuses Russell Simmons of Sexual Misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old. In a report Sunday in...

Serena Williams’ Wedding Was Iconic & Not Just Because Beyoncé Was There

Internationally ranked no. 1 female tennis player of all time, greatest living athlete, holder of 23 Grand Slam singles titles and four Olympic Gold medals Serena Williams got married yesterday at the Contemporary Arts Center...

Denzel Delivers Oscar-Quality Performance as Attorney with Asperger’s

Roman J. Israel (Denzel  Washington) is a high-functioning savant on the autism spectrum who has been practicing law in L.A. for the past 36 years. The brilliant attorney has spent most of his career...

Rick Younger Talks Baltimore, Starring in ‘Mean Girls: The Musical’

Baltimore native Rick Younger plays Mr. Duvall in “Mean Girls: The Musical” which debuted Oct. 31 at the National Theatre in D.C. The AFRO sat down with Younger to talk about growing up Baltimore and...

“Whose Streets?” Questions Police Violence

Three years, almost to the day, after the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer, director Sabaah Folayan and co-director Damon Davis’ “Whose Streets?” was released in theaters. Now...