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September 2018

Wall Of Sound: Aaron Abernathy
September 21 @ 9:00 pm

Aaron Abernathy, is a pianist/soul singer and multi-talented entertainer. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Abernathy comes from a long-line of historical pioneers including Civil Rights Leader, Rev. Ralph David Abernathy and student of the same high school music program as the late R&B great Gerald Levert. Abernathy has toured the globe as a vocalist and musician with various acts for over a decade, though many first discovered his talents via the 2016 album Monologue--a concept album with themes of love, personal…

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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 – 1pm to 6pm: Outdoor stages with FREE performances -…

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October 2018

Reed Dance
October 10, 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  |   Oct. 10, 2018 - Dec. 5, 2018. More info coming soon!

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Flying Girls
October 11

Flying Girls by Peju Alatise will debut in the USA by the African American Cultural Center with support of The International Festival of Firsts organized by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Alatise is a Nigerian-based artist, architect and storyteller. This arresting work addresses child exploitation in many forms. Flying Girls travels to the August Wilson Center from the 2017 Venice Biennale. Alatise’s installation is based on the story of Sim, a young Yoruba girl who lives in two alternate worlds. In…

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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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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. WATCH THE VIDEO

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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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