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Strathmore Music Center to Celebrate Duke Ellington
The 7-day festival will feature classes, lectures, concerts and family activities....


This Day in Black History: May 24, 1974
Composer and musician Duke Ellington died at age 74....


This Day in Black History: Feb. 24, 2009
The U.S. Mint released a coin featuring jazz legend Duke Ellington on Feb. 24, 2009....


This Day in Black History: April 29, 1899
Jazz legend Duke Ellington was born in Washington, D.C, on April 29, 1899....


This Day in Black History: June 6, 1994
Stevie Wonder performed at the Duke Ellington School for the Arts in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 1...


Sir Duke Is First Black Man on U.S. Coin
This D.C. native has landed on the quarter....


Michelle Obama Hosts Jazz Night at the White House
First lady tunes up the White House with a jazz fest....


This Day in Black History: Nov. 29, 1915
Composer William "Billy" Strayhorn was born on Nov. 29, 1915....


This Day in Black History: July 24, 1921
Jazz musician and composer Billy Taylor was born on July 24, 1921....


Noah Stewart Looking to Revive the Harlem Renaissance
Opera singer adds modern twist to community's nostalgic era....


Jazz Legend Gerald Wilson Dies at 96
The dynamic musician passed away from pneumonia in his Los Angeles home....


Toni Braxton on Who She Wants to Spend Time With After Midnight
The singer returns to Broadway with Babyface....


Commentary: Sports Fans Can’t Afford to Let History Die in Silence
Aging Willie Mays, Henry Aaron, Ernie Banks and Monte Irvin have tales we all need to hear....


Kool & the Gang Trombonist Clifford Adams Dies at 62
Musician/jazz educator passes after battle with cancer....


Study: Audio Recordings of U.S. History Fading Fast
Study: Audio Recordings of U.S. History Fading Fast...


Dave Chappelle: Rachel Dolezal Would Be Black in the Racial Draft
Comedian shared his thoughts during a visit to his alma mater....


Dave Chappelle: I Didn't Comeback Because of Racial Tension
Comedian says now is a "surprisingly" emotional time....


Amber Riley: "I Was So Honored to Cover Whitney on Glee "
The actress talks season four, plus her new gig teaching teens safe driving....


Pa. Exhibit Showcases Legendary Black Photographer
For more than 40 years, Charles "Teenie" Harris — as lead photographer of the influential Pittsburg...