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September 2019

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 Tuesday, October 29th | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Gallery 2 Jazz Listening Session + Artist Talk Brandon Woody Trio live jazz performance featuring acclaimed trumpeter Brandon Woody,  Savannah Grace Harris, New York-based drummer, and Troy Long, Baltimore-based pianist.  Brandon Woody is the subject of…

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Taste of Blues Party
September 20, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

PART OF HIGHMARK BLUES AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Yung Mulatto Project
October 13, 2019 to December 8, 2019

The Yung Mulatto Project: the selected works of the artist Miles Saal features the first solo exhibit of the Pittsburgh based Black artist, Miles Saal, known as Yung Mulatto (1996-2017). Originally from Bronx, NY, he spent informative early years in Jacksonville, FL. Miles’ figurative works of mostly ink to paper, recorded the culture of the creative network of people in his community with the strong influence of old school animation, Hip-Hop and head shop posters with raw tenderness and vulnerability.…

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TRUTHSayers: April Ryan
October 17, 2019 @ 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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AWCommunity Day: Wellness Edition
October 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am

These FREE family-friendly events feature local vendors, artisans, performers and community building at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. Guests can enjoy dance, music, theater, and more! 12-12:45 Zumba with Cathryn Calhoun 1-1:45 “I Am 400” discussion 2-2:45 Financial Workshop with Northwest Bank 3-3:45 Yoga with Alecia Dawn

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Soul Sessions: Lupe Fiasco
October 24, 2019 @ 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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