New after-dinner lounge KANVAS opens in D.C.

By Chrisleen Herard, Special to the AFRO Kevin Kelley’s Kitchen + Kocktails restaurant fed the mouths of Dallas and Chicago before opening its third location just minutes away from the White House in Washington, D.C. On Sept. 1, Kelley left another signature in the hospitality industry with the unveiling of his KANVAS lounge, which is


Baltimore Rhythm Festival set to return Sept. 9 

By Ericka Alston Buck Special to the AFRO  It’s back and bringing peace through music! The Baltimore Rhythm Festival is an end of summer international healing musical event held in Greenmount West. The Outdoor festival features free performances by local and international artists, free music, workshops and a large vendor marketplace.  This year, the beats will