ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Gospel Star Deitrick Haddon Hosts Online Chat Session for ‘Blessed & Cursed’

Detroit-born gospel star and pastor Deitrick Haddon will chat online with fans and moviegoers Sept. 6 and Sept. 13 as he prepares for the release of Blessed & Cursed, a modern twist on the...

Comedian Michael Colyar Debuts Newest Effort: ‘Greatest Hits and the Great Unknowns’

Fresh off a visit to the District, comedian and actor Michael Colyar, recognized for his appearances on “BET Live from LA,” The Long Shot and Malice N’ Wonderland, recently debuted his comedic CD, Michael...

On the Q.T. with T.I.

Tip “T.I.” Harris is one of his generation’s most captivating speakers and one of the biggest hip-hop artists of all time. Whether they see him conversing with a room full of young people about...

Pop Princess Makes Debut at Madame Tussauds

Surrounded by a bevy of large umbrellas, Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C., will unveil a wax figure of pop superstar Rihanna, the voice behind the popular tune “Umbrella,” on Aug.31 at 10:30 a.m. The figure...

Tyler Perry Wins ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman’ Infringement Suit Appeal

A federal appeals court Aug. 23 backed a jury’s verdict that declared screenwriter Tyler Perry didn’t plagiarize for his 2005 film Diary of a Mad Black Woman. According to the Associated Press, in the suit,...

Ne-Yo Pays Up for Missed Performance

An Anne Arundel County, Md. judge ruled Aug. 25 that R&B singer Ne-Yo has to pay $156,079 to a concert promoter for failing to show up for a performance on New Year’s Eve 2008. Kenyohn...

Faith Evans Arrested for Suspicion of DUI

R&B singer Faith Evans was arrested at a Los Angeles checkpoint Aug. 21 for suspicion of drunk driving, the Associated Press reported. The 35-year-old widow of slain rapper Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace was temporarily...

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS The American (R for violence, sexuality and nudity) George Clooney stars in the title role of this international thriller as an assassin who reports to a tiny Italian town for his last...

Local Library Turns Concert Hall for a Night

On Aug. 28, the Benning Neighborhood Library will be transformed into a musical epicenter, where chamber music and jazz converge in selections crafted by famed Weather Report bassist Andrew Nathaniel White III. The Georgetown Quintet...

BET Documentary Spotlights Women in Hip Hop

In today’s hip hop landscape, women are usually the bodies before the camera rather than the emcees behind the mic—but it wasn’t always that way. In the fledgling days of hip hop pioneering female artists...

Black Theater Celebrated Aug. 27-30

LisaRaye McCoy and film and television star Mehki Phifer will co-host the NAACP’s 20th celebration of thespians of color, 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Director's Guild of America in Los Angeles. Under the auspices...

City Music Academy Welcomes New Instructors

Two renowned music artists have joined Dudley’s B Sharp Music Academy, adding to the company’s roster of professional musical instrument instructors. Eugene Chapman, a Sykesville, Md., native and Morgan State University graduate, comes to Dudley’s...