"The Apollo of Washington, D.C." is back. The 102-year old Howard Theater, where music veterans Dionne Warwick and Smokey Robinson once performed, lifts its curtain once again. The theater's new operators, from the New York-based Blue Note
Entertainment Group, said they were compelled to take on the Howard
after hearing encouragement from Bill Cosby and other entertainers who
remember the theater's heyday.
The 3rd Annual Women of Excellence in the Arts presented by the
Riverside Theatre, kicked off Monday evening, March 26 with this
question posed by the moderator, a Style Network television
spokesperson, Ms. Havilah Malone: “What does it take to be a power
leader in the arts?” The six panelists, representing various
achievements in their respective fields, shared their responses for a
packed audience in the elegant and spacious Assembly Hall of Manhattan’s
Beverly Johnson is the first African-American supermodel, as well as an
actress, author, activist, businesswoman and TV personality. She was the
first Black model to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine, and her
beautiful face has graced over 500 magazine covers. Though modeling paid the bills, she says that her "business" hat fits her best.