ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Noted Musical Artists Featured in ‘Watchnight Reflections’

Concert pianist Dana Kristina-Joi Morgan and operatic tenor soloist Terrence Bradford Tarver are featured guest performers at Historic Asbury United Methodist Church’s “Watchnight Reflections” on Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. Their performances are preceded...

Entertainment’s Best (and Worst) Moments of 2010

2010’s top winners Black celebrities ruled the entertainment world this year with their big wins, controversies and blunders. Some of 2010’s biggest winners were singers and rappers who’re turning their careers into multi-million dollar empires....

“Kwanzaa Song” Gets Major Airplay in Chicago

A.C. Green, the commercial jingle writer who composed the “Yes We Can” tune for President Obama, has composed the “Kwanzaa Song,” A sample of "The Kwanzaa Song" the first song to receive major radio airplay celebrating...

Foodchannel.com Predicts 2011’s Top 10 Food Trends

The Food Channel® has released the much-anticipated Top Ten Food Trends for 2011. By partnering with CultureWaves™, Mintel International and International Food Futurists®, The Food Channel has been able to identify the most significant...

A Potpourri of Suggested Stocking Stuffers

As the holiday season arrives, families across the nation await sumptuous meals, camaraderie and gifts. Include these popular films as stocking stuffers or gather around the TV on Christmas Eve for a foray down...

Trumpet Awards Announces 2011 Honorees

The Rev. Al Sharpton, Judge Greg Mathis and R&B trio the O’Jays will be among the African-American achievers to be honored for their hard work with a 2011 Trumpet Award in January. The awards...

Juan Williams Gets Two-Book Deal

Juan Williams, the commentator fired by National Public Radio in October for making controversial remarks about Muslims while on his second job with FOX News, recently signed a two-book deal. Crown Publishers announced the...

Faith, Music and Mayhem Reign in New Arena Stage Play

Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage celebrates the opening of the intimate, 200-seat Kogod Cradle Theatre with a new, emotionally charged stage production. Every Tongue Confess, written by Marcus Gardley and directed by Kenny Leon, centers...

‘O Thou That Tellest’ Timeless Oratorio Resplendent in Cathedral

With the many performances of Handel’s “Messiah” around the world, each of them have a unique quality all of their own. From the small church choir to the professional choir, these performances all provide...

Aretha Franklin Battling Pancreatic Cancer

After undergoing surgery for a mystery illness in early December, relatives of “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin recently confirmed that she is suffering from pancreatic cancer. According Detroit Fox affiliate WJBK, Franklin's family confirmed...

Michael Jackson’s “Second Family” Featured on Oprah

A New Jersey family has told talk show queen Oprah Winfrey that the late Michael Jackson nurtured them and regarded them as the “second family.” of the late pop star. The Cascio family had...

Jazz Musician James Moody Dead at 85

Legendary jazz musician James Moody succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Dec. 9 at the age of 85. The saxophonist was best known for his surprise hit, “I’m in the Mood for Love.” Moody was born...