Pharrell To Launch Music Festival in Virginia Beach in April

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival. The Grammy-winning superstar announced Monday SOMETHING IN THE WATER, a multi-day event...

Thom Browne Blurs Sartorial Styles as VIPs hit Zendaya Show

By THOMAS ADAMSON, AP Fashion Writer PARIS (AP) — A one-off itinerant extravaganza courtesy of American designer Tommy Hilfiger's "buy-now" collaboration with actress-singer Zendaya gave Paris Fashion Week a case of Saturday night fever. On...

Foundation of Prince’s Second Wife to Honor Him at Gala

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Andra Day, Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and Philip Bailey and Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire will perform during a fundraising gala honoring Prince...

Jimmie Allen is a Reflection of a New Country Music World

By KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Jimmie Allen likes to tell a story about the first time he met songwriter J.P. Williams, who is blind, before they came up...

RAMBLING ROSE: Gospel Coming to the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello my friends, my goodness so much has gone on since I talked to you last. I will only mention a few. First I want to publically and...

R. Kelly Leaves Jail After Posting $100K in Sex Abuse Case

By DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM , Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail Monday after posting $100,000 bail that allows him to go free while awaiting trial on...

Kelly’s Music Legacy Tested Again after Sex Abuse Charges

By Jonathan Landrum Jr., AP Entertainment Writer Kelly is regarded as one of music's all-time hit makers, but the years of sexual abuse allegations against the embattled R&B star have created a dark cloud over his...

R. Kelly Charged with 10 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse

By Sara Burnett and Michael Farm, The Associated Press Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Feb....

If Proven, Smollett Allegations Could Be a ‘Career Killer’

By LYNN ELBER , AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jussie Smollett has been enmeshed in weekly drama on the set of "Empire," the Fox TV series that gave the actor a breakout role...

2 Women Accuse R. Kelly of Sexual Misconduct in 1990s

By KAREN MATTHEWS , Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Two women said Thursday that singer R. Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the mid-1990s when they were underage...

Goodbye to ‘Baltimore’s First Lady of Jazz

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Over the course of seven decades Ethel Ennis, the pride of West Baltimore, shared her God-given gift, which was her luminous, cogent voice. But, her sparkling character and generous spirit...

Vandal Topples Wax Statue of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Police say someone attacked a statue of Sean "Diddy" Combs at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost...

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