Arts & Entertainment


BroadwayCon: A theater lover’s dream

BroadwayCon at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this past weekend was the best it gets for theater lovers.

Beyoncé pregnant with twins

Social media is buzzing over the revelation that superstar Beyoncé Knowles in pregnant again. This time with twins.

'Madiba' brings Nelson Mandela's inspiring life to BET

"Madiba" provides a handsome centerpiece to BET's Black History Month lineup, solidly chronicling Nelson Mandela's struggles against Apartheid over three nights, with Laurence Fishburne playing the South African leader.

Oprah Winfrey becoming a contributor to CBS' '60 Minutes'

Oprah Winfrey will contribute several stories to the coming season of "60 Minutes," CBS announced Tuesday.

Stars get animated on SAG Awards red carpet

The SAG red carpet was packed with star power, and CNN was right in the middle of it.

The wrap dress is back for spring/summer ’17

The wrap dress is in style this spring ’17. Singer/actress Beyoncé showed off her curves in designer Romeo Hunte’s shapely, striped style.

Sandals and Marriott join forces to open Kingston hotel

Sandals Resorts International has announced a new partnership with Marriott International to bring AC Hotels by Marriott, a modern, design-driven lifestyle brand, to the Caribbean.

Complexions kicks off season at the Joyce Theater

Complexions Contemporary Ballet, a company formed in 1994 by resident choreographer Dwight Rhoden and dancer Desmond Richardson, kicks off its 23rd season at the Joyce Theater (Jan. 24-Feb. 5) with two distinctive new programs and a troupe of dancers that ...

Chef Andre Fowles recalls legendary win on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to be taped live on national TV while competing in a life-changing cooking rivalry with several expert chefs, all to win the title along with a large cash prize. Just ask ...

‘Jitney’ is the best play on Broadway!

It has been too long in coming but, at last, August Wilson’s “Jitney” has made it to Broadway. And “Jitney” is the best play there!

89th Oscars: A very colorful year

The nominations for the 89th Oscars have been announced, with three out of five actresses nominated under Best Supporting role being African-American—Viola Davis in “Fences,” Naomie Harris in “Moonlight” and Octavia Spencer in "Hidden Figures”—in competition with Nicole Kidman in ...

Oscars: A word from the nominees

Cheryl Boone Isaacs and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are people of their word, as witnessed by the 2017 Oscar nominee announcements.

Moor Mother Goddess releases album/book combo ‘Fetish Bones’

Camae Ayewa, better known as rapper, poet and producer Moor Mother Goddess, creates multi-tiered art installations that are complex and diversified.

Broadway’s ‘Phantom’ brings diversity to lead roles

The “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway, at the Majestic Theatre, has boldly cast the first African-American as Raoul (Jordan Donica) and the first Asian-American as Christine (Ali Ewoldt).

Schomburg Center hosts Black Comic Book Festival

The Schomburg Center hosted their 5th annual Black Comic Book Festival, expanded over two days. Comic fans of all ages thronged the colorful and informative event, which included many panels, booklets, festival T-shirts, authors, designers, illustrators and fellow aficionados.