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  • Dallas Nov 8, 2019

    Espresso Nutcracker

    NBC 5 and Dallas Black Dance Theatre invite you to experience Dallas Black Dance Academy’s second annual Espresso Nutcracker on Firday, December 13, at the Majestic Theatre.

  • Associated Press Aug 4, 2019

    Oscar-Winning Documentary Maker D.A. Pennebaker Dies at 94

    D.A. Pennebaker, the Oscar-winning documentary maker whose historic contributions to American culture and politics included immortalizing a young Bob Dylan in “Don’t Look Back” and capturing the spin behind Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign in “The War Room,” has died. He was 94. Pennebaker, who received an honorary Academy Award in 2013, died Thursday of natural causes at his home...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jul 30, 2019

    Local, State, National Civil Rights Landmark Needs Money, Help

    The modest home lived in by local civil rights icon Juanita J. Craft, a local, state and national landmark, is in need of money to help preservation efforts.

  • NBC May 7, 2019

    The Big Dance

    NBC 5 invites you to kick off the summer with Dallas Black Dance Theatre at their new annual fundraiser, The BIG Dance, on Saturday, June 1, at 7:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. at the Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre in the Dallas Arts District. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance with the event’s inaugural theme “Harlem Renaissance in...

  • Singer May 12, 2019

    Justin Timberlake and Missy Elliott Share Powerful Advice As They Receive Honorary Doctorates

    That’s Doctor Timberlake and Elliott to you. Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott and Grammy-winning composer Alex Lacamoire received honorary doctorates on Saturday from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and they all had powerful words and lessons to share with the graduating class. All three artists shared their achievements on social media and encouraged everyone not to give up...

  • Los Angeles Apr 16, 2019

    Aretha Franklin Makes History With Posthumous Pulitzer Win

    Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930. The Pulitzer board said the award was given to Franklin for “her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more...

  • Feb 13, 2018

    A Look Back at DC’s ‘Black Broadway’

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jun 5, 2018

    TDMN: Historic Home of Juanita Jewel Craft Needs Repair

    Juanita Jewel Craft was the first black woman to vote in Dallas and marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Her home is a local and state landmark and people are hoping to raise money following expensive ceiling damage.

  • Chicago Nov 23, 2017

    George Avakian, Jazz Producer and Scholar, Dies at 98

    George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98. Avakian’s daughter, Anahid Avakian Gregg, confirmed that her father died Wednesday morning at his home in Manhattan. No further details were immediately available. Avakian, an executive at Columbia Records and...

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