Basquiat work sells for record $110.5M

A little-seen painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat that sold for $19,000 in 1984 soared to an astounding $110.5 million at Sotheby’s auction of contemporary art last week.

2017 Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell kicks off with Memorial Day concert

The Festival of Arts will launch its 61st season of public entertainment with a Memorial Day concert at Dogwood Dell amphitheatre in Byrd Park.

Jordan Peele’s film success continues

Jordan Peele, the comedian turned filmmaker who wrote, produced and directed the blockbuster film, “Get Out,” is following up with a provocative original thriller set for release in March 2019.

Personality: Dayal Baxani

Dayal Baxani began to build his relationship with Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond the same way he builds many of the relationships that have maintained his family’s business, 707 Fine Clothing, for nearly 40 years — word of mouth.

‘Know who you are rolling with,’ VSU graduates are told

Virginia State University graduates were told in no uncertain terms during commencement last Saturday to “Get Out.” These words came from a fired up Jeff Johnson, a media and messaging strategist who delivered the keynote address at the ceremony held ...

‘We all fail. The key is what you do that next day,’ Gov. McAuliffe tells VUU grads

Gov. Terry McAuliffe stressed the importance of taking chances and embracing setbacks as he addressed Virginia Union University’s Class of 2017 during commencement on Saturday.

‘People just want to be listened to,’ Sen. Kaine tells VCU grads

The graduating class of Virginia Commonwealth University received a message aimed at the head as well as the heart during Saturday’s commencement exercises.

‘Cause other people to want to learn,’ Hampton U grads told

Love learning, help others and do your best.

Virginia Beach woman wins Miss USA crown, stirs controversy

Miss District of Columbia USA Kara McCullough was named Miss USA 2017 during the annual pageant held Sunday in Las Vegas. Little did the 25-year-old scientist from Virginia Beach know that after triumphing over 50 other contestants, her crown would ...

Personality: Dr. Staci E. Carr

Dr. Staci E. Carr is passionate about helping individuals and families living with autism spectrum disorder. She says that from a young age, she knew she wanted to help people. As a psychology student in 1994, she began working with ...

BET co-founder tells grads they’re part of a redefining

Entrepreneur, philanthropist and BET co-founder Sheila C. Johnson lauded University of Richmond graduates for contributing to an era of reshaping.

Richmond NAACP to host membership meet-and-greet

The Richmond Branch NAACP is seeking to pump up its membership as it marks a century of civil rights work in the city. The branch has scheduled a meet-and-greet next week for people interested in joining.

20th annual Asian-American celebration set for May 20

The culture and heritage of 16 nations will be on display in Richmond at the 20th Annual Asian-American Celebration. The free event, featuring food, music and dancing, will take place 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the ...

Personality: Annie Giles

For roughly five decades, Annie Giles has worked to make Whitcomb Court a better place to live and raise children. She has volunteered her time to a range of efforts, including registering people to vote, feeding the hungry and fighting ...

Commencement season begins at area colleges, universities

The time of cramming for final exams, pulling all-nighters to finish papers and rushing to complete presentations and projects is over.