| Apr 28, 2009
Frankie "Musclehead" Manning, a Harlem dancer and Tony Award-winning choreographer widely celebrated as one of the pioneers of the Lindy Hop, a breathlessly acrobatic swing dance style of the 1930s and '40s, died April 27 at New York City's Lenox Hill...
| Oct 10, 2008
In 1957, Jimmy Steward graduated from high school in El Dorado, Ark., which had piney woods and pretty promenades left over from an oil boom, but no jobs to speak of. Like many others, he looked west for work, and landed in South Los Angeles, where,...
| May 3, 2008
It was hustle and flow, all right. Terrence Howard, the Oscar-nominated actor best known for his role as Djay, the rapping pimp protagonist of Craig Brewer's acclaimed 2005 film, was doing everything but serving smoked Gouda to the 40 or so people...
| Jul 3, 2008
British documentary maker Tony Palmer called his 17-hour TV series exploring the origins of American popular music “All You Need Is Love,” because John Lennon told him it would make a great title. But in the three decades since he made it, it'...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Linda Kellar seemed too young for dementia, the slow-forming disease that erodes the memories of people usually much older than the then-54-year-old housewife.
But in 2009 that's what doctors found to be the cause of Kellar's severe agitation, memory...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Al Jolson can still pack them in the theater, 86 years after ushering in "the talkies" and 63 years after his death.
At least that's the idea with the tribute by The Broward County Film Society (also called FLiFF) to the man billed as "The World’s...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia often delivers the unexpected — even in a show called "Hot Nostalgia II," billed as "an original musical review."
It's all that and more, featuring a kaleidoscope of musical moments from the 1920s through the...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 5:50 AM
It isn't unusual for students to remember the impact a teacher had on them well into adulthood, but on Saturday, many students of former Baltimore music teacher Lucille Marcus Brooks had an unusual opportunity to tell her — more than a half-...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Here are some notable new and returning television programs profiling memorable people, themes and events in African-American history, in celebration of February's Black History Month. Programs and times are subject to change; check back throughout the...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Well, we've reached the halfway point of Musikfest — just five days remain to load up on some great free music. Let's go: Anyone looking for a good time won't go wrong with Gas House Gorillas (7:30 p.m. and 9:30......