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She plays a mom in the Ugandan slums whose daughter dreams of a career in chess.

(Edward Echwalu/Disney)

Some people traveled across the country to see the new Smithsonian museum.

The onetime R&B musician found fame on the accordion by turning to the sounds of his native Louisiana.

'Selma' director discusses her latest project

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay introduced her 22-minute film called “August 28: A Day in the Life of a People.” The film, commissioned by the museum, will play indefinitely for visitors at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died

Musician Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.

Ashes to auction: Capote remains sell for $45,000

Some people will pay good money for anything involving the late Truman Capote.

Bill Nunn, actor in “Do the Right Thing,” dead at 63

Bill Nunn, a veteran character actor whose credits ranged from the “Spider-Man” movie franchise to such Spike Lee films as “Do the Right Thing” and “He Got Game,” has died.

Rapper Chuck D performed in a star-studded concert to honor the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Mr. Loudermilk’s dozens of songs include the hits ‘Indian Reservation,’ ‘Abilene’ and ‘Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye.’

Berkeley Breathed's 'Bloom County' used to skewer Trump. Not any more.

Rep. John Lewis helps open a historic museum — and then spreads word of "March" -- Saturday on the Mall.

A Washington Sculptors Group exhibition reduces larger worlds to microcosms.

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Pittsburgh-based Ed Piskor grew up on hip-hop music and Marvel Comics. Now, his creative fusion leads to big awards, big sales — and Public Enemy action figures!

A star-studded concert to mark the opening of the Museum of African American History and Culture honored a stunning artistic legacy without glossing over a painful road.

Weekend of Sept. 24-25, 2016 | Amy Schumer lends her voice to the season premieres of ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy’ on Fox.

This Kennedy Center production emphasizes youth over vocal power, but it’s pretty to watch.

The classically trained performer will be honored by Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Collection features hundreds of images from the 1980s and 90s, some donated by former Def Jam recordings publicity director, Bill Adler.

This post-apocalyptic sci-fi adventure game makes an inadvertent case for video game minimalism.

'People aren't nearly as naive or ignorant about' police brutality now, says author-artist Keith Knight.

Emma Donoghue’s compelling novel about a 19th-century girl who lives despite her refusal to eat, grapples with larger mysteries of faith, doubt and evil.

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Tabloids are trying to get to the bottom of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce and are putting forth plenty of rumors. Here's what's been denied so far.

Theater Alliance’s staging of Kimber Lee’s portrait of a Brooklyn family will move you.

Take the Bill Gates Stairs to the Oprah Theater, and don’t miss the Walmart Welcome Center.

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