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Junkyard Band and Backyard Band performed together at the 2014 Summer Spirit Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland. Performing crowd favorites like ‘Loose Booty’ and “Pretty Girl,” their loyal fans sang along to all the words. Check out more photos of Junkyard Band and Backyard Band on stage in the gallery. –joi pearson @joiapearson…

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Raheem DeVaughn took stage for the 2014 Summer Spirit Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland this past weekend. Singing crowd favorites like “Customer” and “Ridiculous,” loyal fans also sang along to all the words. Check out more photos of DeVaughn on stage in the gallery. –joi pearson @joiapearson Photos by Shamya Lynne Photography

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Talib Kweli took the stage at the 2014 Summer Spirit Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland last weekend. Wearing cool shades, a hat to the back and a red African dashiki with eclectic designs he rocked it. Performing crowd favorites “Get By” and “Hot Thing,” the crowd enjoyed every minute of his performance.…

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Lauryn Hill took stage for the 2014 Summer Spirit Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland this past weekend. Singing crowd favorites like “Zion” and “Killing Me Softly” her loyal fans sang along to all the words. Hill rocked a jacket, a fedora hat and flowing black leather skirt. She paired it with long…

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Grammy-award winner Fantasia had an electrifying performance in Baltimore, Md., at the John Meyerhoff Symphony location. Fantasia sang fan favorites like “Free Yourself,” “Lose to Win,” “Collard Greens and Cornbread” and “Without Me.” Alongside Fantasia was label mate Mario, who is originally from Baltimore and Fantasia’s brother Ricco Barrino who recently signed with Grand Hustle Records.…

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DC Fashion Week Haute & Modesty show highlighted the fashions of the everyday modest woman. This embraced the Muslim culture and highlighted how modesty can still fashionable. Some of the night’s fashions were brought by designers Deana Davis, Al Medina, Nisa Muhammed, and LiaWear by Latifa Ihsan Ali. Check out more fashion for the everyday…

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The International Fashion show displayed the talents of designers from all over the world. There were designers from Pakistan, Nigeria, and the United States just to name a few. Above is Ean Williams, the founder of DC Fashion Week and owner of the line Corjore International, an underwear line. Other participants included Anjoreen Couture, Heritage…

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In the spirit of the holiday season, Raheem Devaughn performed at The Howard Theatre in Washington DC. He brought along some of his friends and gave an electrifying performance. Raheem performed Grammy-nominated songs from his most recent release, A Place Called Love Land. Estelle, L’Yanna Crawley (Sunday’s Best), Biz Markie, Jazz (of Dru Hill), Anwan…

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Kelly Rowland rolled through Washington, D.C., on her ‘Talk a Good Game” tour and performed at The Howard Theatre. The newly engaged Rowland sang songs from her Destiny’s Child days, including “Survivor” and “Soldier” and also sang some of her biggest songs like “Ice,” “Motivation” and “Gone.” Talk a Good Game is in stores now. –Joi…

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Tweet performed live at The Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., to promote her new EP, Simply Tweet. In 2002 the successful duo of Missy Elliott and Timbaland presented Tweet, a soulful vocalist with hip-hop savvy and unrestrained sexuality. Tweet’s debut, Southern Hummingbird, featured production by Timbaland and vocals by Elliott, most notably on the lead single, “Oops (Oh…

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Eve performed at the legendary The Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., giving a great performance. She performed new songs from an unreleased album and some of her classics. The crowd went crazy when she rapped classics like “Love is Blind” and her verse from “Hot Boys” on which she was featured with Missy Elliott. During her…

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Eve wore all-black to her concert performance at The Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., and she looked great! Rocking her hair long and straight, she added a perfect pair of black glasses to her outfit, which consisted of a sleeveless top, skin-tight black liquid jeans, gold jewelry and black studded boots. Check out more pictures…

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