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Black Theatre Symposium scheduled at University of Maryland

Like megastars Sidney Poitier, the late Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, a host of African-American film stars have also mastered the black theater.

Indie Soul Review: Patti Austin and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

On Friday February 20, 2015, while the entire East Coast was preparing for a winter storm, many people braved the brutal cold to go out to see one of the most incredible performers in the music business— Patti Austin.

The War and Treaty CD 'LIVE at Blue House'

There are many faces to Soul/R&B music, one of which is folk music— passionate music that comes from the heart.

Unlocking 'The Woman Code:' 4 tips to know your value

There's been plenty of talk of late -- welcome discussion in my humble opinion -- about equal pay for equal work.

Oscars stage becomes liberal political soapbox for stars

Hollywood stars turned the stage into a soapbox at the Oscars on Sunday night, advocating on issues ranging from NSA surveillance to equal pay; the Voting Rights Act to immigration reform.

Sad News: VH1 Star “Real” Dies From Cancer — Was Only 33 Years Old

“Real”, one of the reality stars of VH1’s Real Chance of Love, has died at the age of 33 after a long battle with colon cancer. Ahmad Givens, his real name, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2013.

2015 Newbery Medal winner makes slam dunk with novel in verse

On Monday, February 2, 2015, something extraordinary happened to Kwame Alexander.

Indie Soul: Legend of Lead Belly and Syncopation

On Thursday February 5, 2015, Comcast and Smithsonian Channel hosted a private screening of “Legend of Lead Belly” at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, which will premiere on the Smithsonian Channel, Monday, February 23, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Choral concert honors longtime organist

James Spencer Hammond has always been the kind of person that simply wants to do his job well. Attention has never been high on his list of wants and, those who know him, say it’s difficult to find someone more ...

Stevie Wonder tribute may have been better than Grammys

It was a big night for one of music's biggest stars.

“Legend of Lead Belly” film screened at Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Comcast and Smithsonian Channel have partnered on the first sneak preview screening of a new documentary, “Legend of Lead Belly,” which profiles one of the most influential musicians of the 20th Century.

What people are saying about 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

"Fifty Shades of Grey" might have been a box office hit by some measures, but was it any good?

Rapper Drake drops surprise album

Rapper Drake pulled a Beyoncé, surprising fans late Thursday with a 17-track album.

RAMBLING ROSE: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hello everyone, I hope you have a fantastic Valentine’s Day and plan on enjoying some Black History Month events this weekend.

HBCU athletes honored at Banneker-Douglass Museum during Black History Month

The Banneker-Douglass Museum (BDM) is featuring untold stories of HBCU athletes who helped to shape African American college athletics, while also hosting a companion sports exhibit. On February 7, 2015, two exhibitions— “Untold Stories: Athletes of Maryland's Historically Black Colleges ...