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September 2018

Reed Dance
September 12, 2018 to December 5, 2018

This explosive workout on Wednesday nights incorporates cardio with spicy, hot, and tantalizing Latin Moves that will get you right in the mood to have the time of your life while getting the heart pumping, and shaping your body! Cool down and re-connect to your true self by releasing the stresses of the work week. For ages 16 & up! Every Wednesday from 6:00pm - 7:00  |   Sept. 12, 2018 - Dec. 5, 2018.

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Taste of Blues Party
September 28 @ 8:00 pm

Blues and BBQ will fill the August Wilson Center to kick off the 2018 Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival during the inaugural TASTE OF BLUES PARTY. 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 kick off the festival. VALET parking will be available.

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Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival
September 29, 2018 to September 30, 2018

The African American Cultural Center is pleased to present the first Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival on September 29-30 at the August Wilson Center and outdoors on Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh. Poised to attract regional and national audiences, the Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival will feature music, workshops, lectures, free concerts by local and emerging artists, plus ticketed performances featuring nationally and internationally renowned blues artists. Saturday September 29, 2018 Outdoor stages with FREE performances (11:30 am to 4:15 pm)…

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October 2018

Familiar Boundaries. Infinite possibilities: Private Opening Reception
October 11 @ 5:30 pm

Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities, a group exhibition of regional, national, and international contemporary artists, draws from themes that question society’s obsession with tradition, policing, consumption, and indulgence. This exhibition in the galleries of the August Wilson Center provides the featured artists the opportunity to create spaces of joy, safety, healing, and care for humanity and the environment. See it first!...Please join us for our private opening reception   VIP Experience: $150 | 5:30-7:00pm Includes private guided tour of the exhibition,…

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Buika: Tiger Eyed Tour
October 18 @ 8:00 pm

It takes a lot of guts to expose your true self to others, and acclaimed singer songwriter, poet, composer and music producer, Buika (pronounced BWEE-ka), does that every night she goes on stage. As plain as the tattoos on her skin, Buika bears her soul to her fans across the world, whom she affectionately calls her “tribe.” This upcoming year Buika begins her journey of storytelling across America, from Miami to DC, NY and more, Japan later in March amongst…

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Faith Evans
October 20 @ 8:00 pm

Faith Renée Evans is a multi-platinum Grammy Award winning recording artist, songwriter, arranger and record producer. With a music career spanning over two decades, Faith has released eight studio albums, with over 18 million albums sold and spawning over 30 singles.

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Ayikodans Cri Des Nago
October 26, 2018 to October 28, 2018

Founded by internationally renowned Haitian born choreographer, dancer, and educator Jeanguy Saintus Riché, Ayikodans is considered to be the premiere professional dance company of Haiti. Saintus has enabled the emergence of a new, contemporary Haitian aesthetic that, while rooted in tradition, reflects a modern Caribbean culture and creativity that would surprise many who associate the country with disaster, poverty and helplessness. Ayikodans proudly re-envisions the Vodou dances, culture and histories of Haiti, which continue to celebrate their roots in Africanist embodied…

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November 2018

TRUTHSAYERS: Nikki Giovanni
November 8 @ 8:00 pm

Nikki Giovanni, an American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. One of the world's most well-known African-American poets, her work includes poetry anthologies, poetry recordings, and nonfiction essays, and covers topics ranging from race and social issues to children's literature. She has won numerous awards including an unprecedented 7 NAACP Image Awards. She has been nominated for a Grammy; been a finalist for the National Book Award. Nikki Giovanni has authored 3 New York Times and Los Angeles Times Best…

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Dianne Reeves
November 11 @ 8:00 pm

Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world today — her arsenal of talents is richly on display in each and every song of her limitless repertoire. As a result of her virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Dianne has received five Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album, an honorary doctorate of music from Julliard and was recently named a 2018 National Endowment of the Arts ‘Jazz Master.’ Dianne’s magical, timeless voice, exceptional personality…

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December 2018

TruthSayers: Angela Rye
December 10 @ 7:00 pm

Politico, lawyer, and self-described empowermenteur, Angela Rye is one of America’s most influential voices for positive change in the political process. As the principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, she advocates for economic empowerment, civic engagement, and political involvement among young professionals. She is a prominent CNN political commentator and NPR political analyst, and a regular figure in the media, with features in Marie Claire, Ebony, and the Washington Post, and appearances on BET, HBO, and HuffPost Live, with whom…

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