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June 2019

June 18 @ 7:00 pm

A special reading of For Black Trans Girls Who Gotta Cuss A Mother F***** Out When Snatching An Edge Ain’t Enough by Lady Dane Edidi In honor of PRIDE month and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, demaskus Theater Collective in partnership with SisTersPGH, Garden of Peace Project, and The Black Unicorn Library & Archives Project present For Black Trans Girls Who Gotta Cuss a Motha F***** Out When Snatching an Edge Ain’t Enough by two-time…

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June 19 @ 2:00 pm

Join two-time Helen Hayes Award Nominee Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi and the Garden of Peace Project for a special writing workshop. From myths to legends from Pataki to Parables, the art of storytelling has often been instrumental in healing individual and collective traumas. Utilizing guided meditation and writing, Lady Dane invites participants to reimagine or craft a story of their choosing to help initiate individual and collective change. A project of New Sun Rising, the reading is presented in partnership…

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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

SOLD OUT! 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…

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Taste of Jazz
June 21 @ 9:00 pm

Enjoy world renowned chef inspired samplings from some of Pittsburgh's best resturants along with local and international performerances throughout the center. Make the night an evening you won’t forget. Must be age 21+ to attend.

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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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Black Women Rock
June 22 @ 9:00 pm

In part with the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival. jessica Care moore's Black WOMEN Rock! is a movement spearheaded by acclaimed poet, jessica Care moore in 2004 during the National Black Arts Festival. moore wanted to pay homage to one of her musical heroes, Betty Davis and also give support and a platform to some of the amazing musical, rock and roll playing brown women she'd known for years. BWR is about showcasing the music and stories of Black women who…

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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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Framing a Just Future
June 29 @ 2:00 pm

L. Kasimu Harris, New Orleans-based photographer and Race and Revolution artist will be in conversation with Thena Robinson Mock, Esq., Program Officer at Communities for Just Schools. Moderated by Kilolo Luckett, Curator of Visual Arts. Located in Gallery 2.

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