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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).

Personality: Todd B. Waldo

When Todd B. Waldo moved to Virginia in 2002, he wanted to establish a life and home to work with students at Hampton University while continuing his career as a touring musician. Ten years later, another calling arrived when he ...

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

Personality: Lynne B. Hughes

When Lynne B. Hughes lost her mother and father at the age of 9 and 12, respectively, she struggled to find help after their deaths.

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.

JMI, VSU summit dips into global issues

Bakari Sellers’ 2020 memoir “My Vanishing Country,” is filled with delicious morsels that stay with readers long after they’ve been digested.

Richmond Symphony celebrates MLK weekend with three concerts

Dr. Henry Panion III, a Grammy-award winning arranger, composer, conductor, educator and producer, has worked with artists across the musical spectrum.

Coco Jones talks earning Grammy nods, overcoming obstacles after Disney fame, Hollywood’s pay equity

Coco Jones was so obsessed with fine tuning her skills as a singer that she tried to mimic Beyoncé’s Olympic-style training of singing while running on a treadmill.

Personality: Milton Vice

After his father died in 2015, Milton Vice, in the midst of his grief, wanted to contribute to his community. A few months later, he joined the board of the South Richmond Adult Day Care Center.

‘Matunda ya kwanza’

Cheick Hamala Diabate (above) performs with the Elegba Folklore Drummers on Saturday, Dec. 30, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center where thousands attended the 33rd Annual Capital City Kwanzaa Festival presented by The Elegba Folklore Society.

3 Richmond Symphony concerts highlight MLK

The Richmond Symphony has scheduled three concerts leading up to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, which is Jan. 15.

Personality: Chris R. Hairston-White

Growing up, Chris Hairston-White had limited exposure to art instruction or education. Thus, she honed her natural skills and creativity without much help or outside influences, resulting in what she describes as “a creative who often creates in isolation.”