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Annual MLK celebration, ‘Let Freedom Ring!’ set for Kennedy Center

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Georgetown University celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a free, ticketed musical tribute titled Let Freedom Ring! The annual program features Grammy –nominated Vanessa Williams and the Let Freedom Ring Choir led by Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr., on Monday, […]

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First Camp Arena Stage Open House to be held January 2018

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Arena Stage will host its first Camp Arena Stage Open House on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). The open houes will featuring sample workshops and classes taught by Camp staff, and an opportunity to have all of your Camp questions […]

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GRAMMYs will broadcast greatest hits show

Jay Z , Kendrick Lamar top Grammy nominees list

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The Recording Academy announced this year’s GRAMMY® nominees and JAY-Z, a  21-time GRAMMY winner, leads with eight nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar (7), Bruno Mars (6), Childish Gambino (5), Khalid (5), No I.D. (5), and SZA (5). Selected from more than 22,000 submissions across 84 categories, the nominations showcase some of the most gifted music makers […]

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Washington National Opera (WNO) to present American Opera Initiative at Kennedy Center

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The Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the sixth season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative, in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater during the American Opera Initiative Festival weekend,January 19-21, 2018. The American Opera Initiative is a comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers […]

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Hip Hop at Smithsonian

Smithsonian launches Kickstarter for ‘Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap’

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The Smithsonian has launched a 30-day Kickstarter campaign for the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, a powerful cultural statement told through an unequaled combination of music, text and stunning visuals. The compilation, to be produced and released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, includes nine CDs, more than 120 tracks and a 300-page book with extensive […]

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Dolly Parton children's album

Dolly Parton releases her first children’s album, ‘I Believe In You’

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Country music icon Dolly Parton will celebrates the release of her first children’s album, I Believe In You with several apperances. Dolly Parton will appear on TODAY, Fox & Friends, The View, The Chew, Sprout TV, Access Hollywood, E!, Entertainment Tonight, Huckabee, Voice of America, SiriusXM People NOW, The 700 Club and many other outlets. I Believe […]

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Hamlet to make North American debut at The Kennedy Center

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The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Hamlet, starring Paapa Essiedu, will make its North American debut at The Kennedy Center, running May 2-6, 2018. Hamlet at the Kennedy Center will mark this rising star’s U.S. debut in the role. Paapa Essiedu won “Best Performance in a Play” at the UK Theatre Awards and received the Ian Charleson […]

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Rosa Parks movie with Meta Golding

TV One announces production of civil rights film, ‘Behind the Movement’

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Production is underway in Atlanta, Georgia for TV One’s new film, Behind the Movement, starring Meta Golding (“The Hunger Games”), Isaiah Washington (“The 100”), Loretta Devine (“Waiting to Exhale”), and Roger Guenveur Smith (“American Gangster”) and Shaun Clay as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Behind the Movement” is a unique and fast-paced retelling of how Rosa […]

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