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April 2019

Race and Revolution: Still Separate – Still Unequal
April 27, 2019 to July 21, 2019

Opening Reception:  May 13th, 5-7:30pm 5-6pm: Doors open, mingle with light bites 6-7pm: Curator and artist talk:  Curators Katie Fuller,  Larry Ossei-Mensah and artist Marvin Touré will give a talk followed by Q&A RSVP at info@aacc-awc.org The August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) will feature a new art exhibition titled Race and Revolution: Still Separate - Still Unequal, on view this April 27th to July 21st, 2019. The exhibition examines the ongoing racial and economic disparity in the U.S. public school…

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Seats of Power
April 27, 2019 to July 21, 2019

Opening Reception:  May 22nd, 5-7:30pm Information to follow RSVP at info@aacc-awc.org Seats of Power exhibition pays tribute to prominent and unsung heroes, mentors, and sources of inspiration that echo stories of the past, present, and future. Seats of Power honors those who saw teachable moments in the lives of Women of Visions, Inc. artists and helped to shape their character and their art. Women of Visions, Inc., based in Pittsburgh, supports, cultivates and promotes the diverse contributions of African-American women…

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May 2019

The (R)evolution of Indigenous Food Systems of North America​ with Chef Sean Sherman
May 31 @ 7:00 pm

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, in partnership with the August Wilson​ Cultural Center, presents a talk by Sherman, Oglala Lakota​ from the Pine Ridge reservation and the founder of​ The Sioux Chef. Chef Sean is committed to revitalizing​ Native American cuisine. He is renowned nationally and​ internationally as a leader of a movement to completely​ redefine North American cuisine through the understanding​ and utilization of indigenous food knowledge.​ Tickets: $30 members/$38.75 non-members​ Generous support for this project provided by…

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June 2019

Wall of Sound: The Bill Henry Band
June 14 @ 8:00 pm

The Bill Henry Band, formed in 2016, is one of Pittsburgh's preeminent R&B acts. BHB regularly sells out performances, with a loyal fan base that eagerly attends their regular outings at Rivers Casino and Savoy, and follows the band to any other venues. BHB's stylings effortlessly segway through R&B, soul, funk and hip hop. The band's performances are well-rehearse. The Bill Henry Band has opened for R&B acts such as Avant, Case, Bobby Valentino, Lakeside, and ZAPP.

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Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival
June 20, 2019 to June 23, 2019

The weekend of June 20-23, 2019 is the 9th annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival presented by Citizens Bank. As a signature program of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PIJF) is curated and directed by Janis Burley Wilson, the President & CEO of the AWAACC, who created and directed the jazz fest since its founding in 2011. The festival is a combination of free outdoor concerts and ticketed shows inside the August Wilson…

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Wall of Sound: Makaya McCraven
June 20 @ 8:00 pm

In Association with the 2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival Makaya McCraven is a beat scientist. The cutting-edge drummer, producer, and sonic collagist is a multi-talented force whose inventive process & intuitive style of performance defy categorization. Called “a sound visionary” (jazzinchicago.org) who is “not your everyday jazz drummer” (thewordisbond.com), McCraven brilliantly moves between genres and pushes the boundaries of jazz and rhythm to create forms of his own. “While Teo Macero’s work with Miles might seem the obvious reference point,…

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Patti Labelle
June 21 @ 8:00 pm

In Association with the 2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival Legendary Patti LaBelle kicks off the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival presented by Citizens Bank on stage at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class. Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that she is known and revered for. She has written…

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Tamara Tunie with Paul Jost
June 22 @ 9:00 pm

In Association with the 2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival The JazzStudio is a pop-up jazz club, and intimate setting reminiscent of the great jazz clubs from Pittsburgh to New York. This year at Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival, we feature two incredible vocalists and their bands. Tamara Tunie CD Release, and the Paul Jost Quartet. Tamara Tunie never does anything by half measure. From her starring roles in films such as FLIGHT with Denzel Washington, 18 seasons on LAW AND ORDER:…

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Youth Summer Writing Camp
June 24, 2019 to June 28, 2019

Are you a middle schooler that loves to write and wants to learn more? Whether you’re obsessed with poetry, plays, short stories, songwriting, or all of the above, The August Wilson Cultural Centers Second Annual Summer Youth Writers Camp wants you! August Wilson believed that our own voices and communities were essential to our art. Together we will look at some of Wilsons influences as well as our own as we explore our unique writing voice. Each day will be…

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