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Percussion Discussion in concert

It is rare in these parts for a jazz ensemble to have a concert date on the heels of the release of its latest recording.

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Ciara, Russell Wilson to wed

Word on the curb, according to Terez Owens, is that Ciara and Russell Wilson have applied for a marriage license.

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Gary Keys, a force in documentary films, dies at 81

Gary Keys, the producer, writer and director who brought history and a lively perspective to his many popular documentaries on Count Basie and Duke Ellington, died Aug. 9 in Manhattan.

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An exhibition of Haitian art at Kenkeleba House

From Aug. 19 through Sept. 19, the Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba is pleased to present “Energie Nouvelle,” an exhibition of artwork by 53 artists of Haitian descent. This project is hosted by the Consulate General of Haiti in New York.

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HARLEM WEEK: Harlem Day 2015

Harlem Week began 41 years ago as Harlem Day, and Sunday, Aug. 16 marked the 41st Harlem Day, taking place on 135th Street from St. Nicholas Avenue to Fifth Avenue,

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Tracy Morgan marries fiancee

Comedian Tracy Morgan wed his longtime girlfriend, Megan Wollover, in an intimate ceremony Aug. 23.

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Yasiin Bey releases surprise single

Hip-hop star and accomplished rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) released a surprise single, “Basquiat Ghostwriter.”

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What’s next for Mike Epps

There are many solid reasons to add Starz to your viewing slate.

Ex-girlfriend, former friend speak out on abuse at hands of Dr. Dre

“Straight Outta Compton,” the hip-hop biopic based on the life and careers of the members of ’90s rap group N.W.A., has experienced box office success, grossing $60.2 million in its first week.

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Free Harlem community gardens tour Aug. 29

Saturday, Aug. 29, Harlem’s community gardeners will invite the public to share in the 10th anniversary tour of Harlem’s miraculous, community-centered grassroots-developed green oases.

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Over the moon for Misty Copeland in ‘On the Town’

In the lead up to Misty Copeland’s Aug. 25 debut in the Broadway musical “On the Town” at the Lyric Theatre, anticipation-inducing announcements of her limited engagement were everywhere.

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PHOTO GALLERY: AfroPunk Fest 2015

Highlights from AfroPunk

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Virginia shooting suspect claimed he was victim of racial discrimination

Two TV journalists in Virginia were killed Wednesday morning when a gunman shot them during a live interview in the middle of a morning broadcast.

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Blacks still devastated by hurricane aftermath

An advisory from the White House Tuesday indicated that President Barack Obama will be in New Orleans Thursday for the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that devastated the region.

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Who was Vester Flanagan/Bryce Williams?

The man who police say killed two journalists during a live broadcast Wednesday was no stranger to WDBJ-TV. He was Bryce Williams, a former reporter for the Roanoke, Virginia, station until he was fired two years ago.

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Virginia TV reporter, photographer killed in shooting during live interview

The latest in the WDBJ-TV shooting.

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Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights matriarch, dies at 104

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a matriarch of the civil rights movement immortalized in a photograph taken on Bloody Sunday, has died.

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Wine tour apologizes for kicking 'boisterous' book club off train

The top executive of Napa Valley Wine Train apologized to members of a book club who said they were humiliated when staff booted them from the luxury rail car for disturbing passengers with their laughter.

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Back to school: What kids are most anxious about is ...

What are kids most worried about when going back to school?

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Cornel West endorses 'brother' Bernie Sanders

Civil rights activist and philosopher Cornel West on Monday endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president.

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