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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 ...

‘Xscape’ into summer with a new Michael Jackson album in May

Epic Records announced a new Michael Jackson album slated for release in May.

imhotep's Guide To Black Events March 20 - 16, 2014

We sadly open our GBE events guide with the announcement that J.D Livingston, my longtime radio producer, comrade, friend, cousin and brother-in-struggle has passed

Out on the town with Lupita, Paula and Angela

There have been rumors flying throughout the entire film awards season about a possible romance brewing between new “It girl” Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto

All eyes on Lupita Nyong’o and “12 Years a Slave” at the 86th Annual Academy Awards

One of the most talked about actresses and one of the year's best films came out on top at the Academy Awards this Sunday.

On the “A” w/Souleo: Labelle to celebrate 40th anniversary of “Lady Marmalade” with tour

Legendary group, Labelle plan tour in honor of “Lady Marmalade” and new coffee table book features children transformed into black icons.

“12 Years A Slave” and Kevin Hart big winners at NAACP Image Awards

Winners from this year's 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards

Lil’ Kim expecting a lil’ bundle of joy

Jay Z and Beyoncé headed to an exotic, warm locale for Valentine’s Day. However, according to reports, Jay Z took the time to buy Bey’s Valentine’s Day gift before they jetted off to paradise.