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September 2019

Resurgence – Rise Again: The Art of Ben Jones
September 13, 2019 to December 15, 2019

Resurgence – Rise Again features large-­‐scale work by seminal artist Ben Jones that brings awareness to the plight and ascension of humankind. His artistic practice has been inspired by African spiritualism and ritual, and revolutionary struggles, especially of the people of Cuba. Ben Jones (b. 1941) is a New Jersey-­‐based artist, activist, and educator. Located in Gallery 1

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Amani Lewis: Subjective Nature
September 13, 2019 to December 15, 2019

Amani Lewis: Subjective Nature features intimate, mixed-­‐media portraits of friends and family members with the goal of showing their humanity, which often goes unnoticed. Amani Lewis (b. 1994) is a visual artist based in Baltimore, Maryland. Located in Gallery 2

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Taste of Blues Party
September 20 @ 9:00 pm

PART OF HIGHMARK BLUES AND HERITAGE FESITVAL Blues and BBQ will fill the AWAACC to kick off the 2019 Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival. Throughout the party, local restaurants will provide BBQ inspired samplings of their best dishes. Local and nationally recognized Blues Musicians will take the stages for intimate and exciting performances to officially start the festival.

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CeCe Winans
September 21 @ 8:00 pm

PART OF HIGHMARK BLUES AND HERITAGE FESITVAL CeCe Winans has sold over 12 million records worldwide and won 12 Grammy Awards. She is the best-selling female gospel artist of all time, as of 2015. Join us for an intimate performance of classics and new music.

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Charles Musselwhite
September 22 @ 8:00 pm

PART OF HIGHMARK BLUES AND HERITAGE FESITVAL "Harmonica virtuoso Musselwhite raises the level of emotional expression on his instrument beyond even the masters he learned from…the grizzled veteran richly decorates his music with telling nuance and chiseled detail.” – San Francisco Chronicle Fifty years of nonstop touring, performing and recording have reaped huge rewards. Charlie Musselwhite is living proof that great music only gets better with age. This man cut his (musical) teeth alongside Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and everyone…

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Soul Sessions: Raheem DeVaughn
September 26 @ 8:00 pm

Singer Raheem DeVaughn is back with his 7th studio album “The Love Reunion“ and it is amazing! The new project is saturated with DeVaughn’s signature sound but blends Afro-Latin, Caribbean sounds with what we can come to love with the D.C. native: Sangin’! Don't miss this intimate performance with The Love King.

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October 2019

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble
October 4, 2019 to October 5, 2019

The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (CPRDE) is internationally esteemed as one of America’s foremost modern dance companies. Under the direction of Cleo Parker Robinson, Founder and Artistic Director, the Ensemble performs a dynamic body of works inspired by the African-American experience and rooted in ethnic and modern dance traditions worldwide. Legendary and emerging artists alike are drawn by the spirit of the company to create works that transcend the boundaries of culture, class, and age while unequivocally articulating the…

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TRUTHSayers: April Ryan
October 17 @ 7:00 pm

White House Correspondent April Ryan has a unique vantage point as the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House – a position she has held since the Clinton era. On behalf of the American Urban Radio Networks, and through her “Fabric of America” news blog, she delivers her readership and listeners (millions of African Americans and close to 300 radio affiliates) a “unique urban and minority perspective in news.” Her position as a White House Correspondent…

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Soul Sessions: Lupe Fiasco
October 24 @ 8:00 pm

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is a Chicago-born, Grammy award-winning American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and community advocate. Rising to fame in 2006, following the success of his debut album, Food & Liquor, Lupe has released more than four acclaimed studio albums; his latest being Drogas Wave released fall 2018. His efforts to propagate conscious material helped solidify him as GQ’s Man of the Year in 2006, and garnered recognition as a Henry Crown…

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November 2019

Soul Sessions: Daley
November 16 @ 8:00 pm

Daley is a singer, songwriter and recording artist hailing from Manchester, UK. His debut album Days & Nights was released shortly after via Universal Republic Records to critical acclaim, with contributions from Pharrell Williams, Illangelo (The Weeknd), Bernard Butler (Suede) and Andre Harris (Usher) and saw Top 20 singles in the UK charts - 'Remember Me' featuring Jessie J and 'Broken'. The album also birthed Top 10 R&B radio single 'Look Up' and was followed by sold-out headline tours around…

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