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A Lunar celebration

ChinaFest: Year of the Wood Dragon took place Feb. 3 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

For the culture

Recommended works and artists in celebration of Black History Month by Richmond Free Press staff members, Part 2

For the cuture

Black History Month enables many Black Americans to reflect on our history, honor our ancestors and educate ourselves while also celebrating our achievements. We asked our Richmond Free Press team to share the creative, cultural and literary works that quench ...

‘Kemba’ trailer and release date announced

On Thursday, Feb. 22, the MPI Original and BET Original feature film “Kemba” will premiere on the BET+ streaming platform and will air on BET, BETHer, and BET International.

Dr. Shirlene Obuobi prescribes comedy for health and healing

Dr. Shirlene Obuobi, a third-year general cardiology fellow at the University of Chicago, uses creativity to process what she sees and learns while pursuing a medical career.

Black History Month events

Listing of events celebrating Black History Month:

VMFA announces RVA Community Makers, events

For the sixth year, RVA Community Makers will honor African-American leaders from various fields. The annual community-activated art project will be unveiled by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, and will remain on ...

Best-selling author Clint Smith is keynote speaker at VMFA symposium

Author, journalist, poet and scholar Clint Smith says he has been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic and positive response to his best-selling book “How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America.”

Elegba Folklore Society explores the origin of civilization

Artifacts, photographs and material culture from Egypt, known in antiquity as Kemet, will go on display at the Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, beginning Friday, Feb. 2, with an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m.

Living the Dream features musical tributes, VUU Gospel Choir

A concert and tribute to the Rev. Nathan Dell will be part of the Community Learning Week events being presented by nonprofit Living the Dream, Inc. (LTD).

Virginia Opera presents Damien Geter’s “Cotton”

Virginia Opera describes its presentation of Damien Geter’s song cycle, “Cotton,” as a “powerful fusion of music and poetry inspired by the captivating photography of acclaimed Philadelphia artist John Dowell.”

‘Succession’ dominates drama Emmys, ‘The Bear’ claims comedy and Quinta Brunson makes history

“Succession” secured its legacy with its third best drama series award, “The Bear” feasted as the night’s top comedy, and the two shows about squabbling families dominated the acting awards at Monday night’s Emmys.

Pharrell Williams’ sophomore collection at Louis Vuitton showcases Americana and Native American spirit

It was Wild West meets melting pot America at the Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2024 men’s show Tuesday, where musician-turned-designer Pharrell Williams unveiled his highly-anticipated

Movie review: ‘The Color Purple’ is a stirring big-screen musical powered by its spectacular cast

Exuberant performances from a cast led by Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson and Danielle Brooks breathe life into Blitz Bazawule’s stirring “The Color Purple,” adapted from the Tony-winning Broadway production.

Granddaughter of Dr. King releases new book

Six months ago, the 15-year-old granddaughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced that she was collaborating on a picture book tribute to the late civil rights leader and his wife, Coretta Scott King.