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Terence Blanchard gets Yearlong Lincoln Center Celebration

By RONALD BLUM, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Terence Blanchard, the first Black composer whose work has been heard at the Metropolitan Opera, will...

Portsmouth to Name Street for Hometown Hero Missy Elliott

By The Associated Press The Portsmouth City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, August 9, to change the name of a 1-mile (1.6 km) section of McLean...
A black and white photo of singer Hadda Brooks

Hadda Brooks, Once “Queen of the Boogie”

A late-night film buff watching “In a Lonely Place,” starring Humphrey Bogart, may have wondered who was the Black woman pianist/singer? That was Hadda...

Met Season to Open With First-Ever Opera by Black Composer

By Mike Silverman, Associated Press Charles Blow recalls being in the audience at the premiere of the opera based on his memoir, "Fire Shut Up...

Remembering Tupac: Las Vegas Killing Unsolved After 25 years

By Jason Bracelin, Las Vegas Review-Journal The last scene of his life unfolds in 12 grainy seconds. Tupac Shakur's swinging hard in the final footage captured...