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March 2020

Artist talk with L. Kasimu Harris, Tunde Wey, and Brentin Mock
March 1 @ 2:00 pm

Artist talk with L. Kasimu Harris, Tunde Wey, and Brentin Mock, moderated by Kilolo Luckett in Gallery 2 Light refreshments and cash bar.

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Soul Sessions: Leela James
March 6 @ 8:00 pm

What sets the acclaimed R&B and soul singer-songwriter, Leela James apart is her fearless approach to music. “The best artists stay true to who they are, no matter the scale,” she believes. These values have allowed Leela to remain a consistent figure in R&B with a discography of quality soul music spanning over a decade long. Leela’s music is a constant reminder of what it is to be human – to love, to regret and to dream. Leela’s successful career…

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TRUTHSayers: Tarana Burke
March 9 @ 7:00 pm

Tarana Burke is a civil rights activist who was the original founder of the "Me Too" movement, which she started in 2006. It later became a global phenomenon that raised awareness about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in society in 2017. In 2017, Burke and other influential female activists were named "the silence breakers" by Time magazine. She currently serves at the Girls for Gender Equity in Brooklyn as its senior director.

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How I Learned What I Learned
March 13 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the August Wilson Society in conjunction with the AWS 2020 Colloquium: August Wilson on the Margins: Understudied & Underrepresented. The August Wilson Society presents How I Learned What I Learned featuring beloved Pittsburgh actor affectionately known as a Wilsonian Warrior, WALI JAMAL. Originally written and performed by August Wilson himself in 2003, How I Learned What I Learned is the autobiographical story of Wilson's journey through the hardships of growing up in the Hill District of Pittsburgh and…

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Closing Reception for Current Galleries Exhibition
March 29 @ 4:30 pm

Closing reception with 30-minute performance by Ayana and Tsedaye followed by artist talk including Caroline Hunter, member to the Inkwell Polar Bears, moderated by Jessica Lanay in Gallery 1 Light refreshments and cash bar. Galleries will stay open until 6:30 pm.

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April 2020

Take Center Stage Gala
April 24

SAVE THE DATE!! On Friday April 24, 2020, the Take Center Stage Gala will feature the 50th Anniversary performance of Philadanco!, one of America’s premier African American dance ensembles. We also celebrate what would be August Wilson’s 75th Birthday with close friends and collaborators. The August Wilson African American Cultural Center gratefully acknowledges Take Center Stage Artistic Chair Constanza Romero Wilson, who along with Corporate Co-Chair Franco Harris, will lead this exciting event. We’re thrilled to announce our Host Committee…

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Philadanco!
April 25 @ 8:00 pm

The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) is a nonprofit organization that presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and improves the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities. In 2020, the company celebrates its 50th Anniversary season and 60th Anniversary of the dance school! Across the nation and around the world, PHILADANCO is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance. Founded…

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June 2020

Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival
June 18, 2020 to June 21, 2020

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL HAS A VIP EXPERIENCE FOR TWO LUCKY WINNERS 1 hotel room for two for Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 2 VIP passes for the entire weekend. Deadline is March 30, 2020, winners will be notified by phone and email and announced publicly on International Jazz Day, April 30, 2020. Click here to Enter

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