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Aretha Franklin Talks Radio City, New Album, Biopic Film

The “Queen of Soul” still reigns, and now more than ever, Aretha Franklin is still satisfying her fans as she receives an Ivy League honorary degree, prepares for the release of her new album this fall and throws a new ...

Uncompromising. Revolutionary. Loyal. Legend: Ice Cube

On June 13, Columbia Pictures releases one of the most anticipated comedies of the summer, “22 Jump Street,” starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and produced by Neal H. Moritz, Jonah Hill and ...

Audra McDonald makes history at 68th Tony Awards

Audra McDonald made history on Sunday, June 8 when she became the first person to win six Tony Awards.

Tracey Morgan Shows Signs of Improvement After Crash

Comedian Tracy Morgan remains in critical condition after he was involved in a fatal multi-car crash Saturday morning on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Maya Angelou and Elombe Brath Remembered

The world woke up on May 28 to hear that poet, author and activist Maya Angelou had died quietly in her home in Winston Salem, N.C., at the age of 86. She lived a life that encouraged people to be ...

Copeland conquers ‘Coppelia’!

In American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT) “Coppelia,” considered the last of the Romantic ballets, Misty Copeland made the fantasy real in her debut performance as Swanilda

Summer Jam: Hip-Hop Stars, Weed Smoke and a Whole Lot of Cursing

Hot 97’s Summer Jam at the MetLife Stadium was full of curses, big beats, surprise guest stars, base lyrics and, dare I say, much celebrated ratchetness.

Audra McDonald channels Billie Holiday on Broadway

Audra McDonald channels the spirit of Billie Holiday in a touching, moving portrayal of the late jazz singer in her Broadway show, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.”

Lupita Nyong’o cast in new ‘Star Wars’

Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has signed on to be a cast member in "Star Wars: Episode VII.”

Drama Desk Shows Love to McDonald, Iglehart, Thompson

At the 59th annual Drama Desk Awards, held at Town Hall on West 43rd Street, three African-American actors won the coveted award that acknowledges the best in Broadway and off-Broadway theater.

Arsenio Hall Show Canceled After Season One

The Arsenio Hall Show will not return for a second season due to low ratings.

Tyson, Holyfield and, oh yeah, filmmakers Lee Daniels and Ron Howard at Tribeca

“Those who can’t, teach; and those who can, do.” So goes the antiquated notion that is often applied to the arts.

‘Raisin’ gets its time in the sun again

To begin with, you’ve got Lorraine Hansberry’s great work, a Tony Award-winning play that became the first play written by a Black woman to premiere on Broadway.

BROOKLYN TV SHOW ‘WHAT’S THE 411’ RECEIVES AWARD

The weekly Brooklyn-based celebrity-driven entertainment news and lifestyle television show “What’s the 411” received a Free Speech Award

Babyface bursts onto B’way scene; Braxton needs to project

The line went down Eighth Avenue to 46th Street, and people were excited as they waited to get into the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on West 47th Street to see multiple Grammy Award winners Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Toni Braxton appear ...