Arts & Entertainment


The Greenbrier—America’s resort

Who knew that in the middle of nowhere (aka Greenbrier County, W.Va.) there’s a palatial resort that’s been the top vacation destination for royals, notable high-ranking government officials and their families and even Hollywood celebrities for more than 235 years.

Mclean, Belgrave, Jazzmobile, Saxton and Dr. Lonnie

When you attend a concert of the multireed player and flutist Rene McLean, his music will ascend the boundaries of the hard bop American tradition.

‘Bella,’ a bootylicious musical at Playwrights Horizons

“Bella: An American Tall Tale” had a recent world premiere run at Playwrights Horizons.

‘Me the People,’ a hilarious musical comedy at The Triad

Are you concerned about the future of this country? Do you wonder how we got to where we are with our new inexperienced president? Do you wonder how a man with countless character flaws got into the White House and ...

Trina announces new solo album after seven years

Miami rapper Trina has announced the release of her sixth studio album, “The One,” which is due out Sept. 8.

José Limón’s legacy

Today, in the dance world, when companies led by dance pioneers are fast disappearing, and works from some of these iconic pioneers are sometimes second on the list of must-sees, it is refreshing to know that in some instances, the ...

Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man

“Please, can’t you just be the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?” It was a request made to Tom Holland, now suiting up as the young web slinger, a key member of the new generation of superheroes. This is Spider-Man at it’s very ...

‘Baby Driver’ is a reason to go the movies this summer

In “Baby Driver,” director Edgar Wright knows how to show an audience a good time! Best known for his comical work, including the zombie flick “Shaun of the Dead” and the cop caper “Hot Fuzz,” in this new film he’s ...

2 Live Crew rapper 'Fresh Kid Ice' dies

Christopher "Fresh Kid Ice" Wong Won, a founding member of rap group 2 Live Crew, died Thursday, according to his agent. He was 53.

Community Calendar: July 13 - July 20

Our July 2017 GBE Black Media Month highlights the Motor City, beginning with our own Herb Boyd, whose new book “Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination” is drawing critical raves.

New York Men’s Fashion Week report

Presented at the Prince George Gallery on East 15th Street, the spring/summer Men’s Fashion Week opened Monday, July 10, with Nonich, a savvy young men’s line stemming from the University of Maryland.

Haute couture: Chanel’s 2017/2018 fall collection

At Chanel’s fall/winter 2017/2018 haute couture presentation in Paris, the atmosphere was luxurious, yet delightful.

Jay Z explores emotional wisdom in ‘Footnotes’ from ‘4:44’

Rapper and entrepreneur Jay Z released “Footnotes” to accompany his emotional opus, “4:44,” which was released exclusively on the digital music provider, TIDAL. “Footnotes” shows a montage of Black men and men of color giving accounts of their trials in ...

Jay-Z, Beyoncé relationship 'not built on the 100% truth'

For a couple who spent years denying they were even in a relationship, Jay-Z and Beyoncé are making up for lost time by divulging some major details about their marriage.

Nelsan Ellis, 'True Blood' actor, dead at 39

Nelsan Ellis, the actor who lit up the screen on HBO's vampire drama "True Blood," has died at age 39.