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October 2018

Faith Evans
October 20, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 7:00 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, 2018 @ 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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Jazz In The Café: Victor Provost
November 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

“Provost has reached that combination of sensibility and chops that turn his bop-driven jazz solos into mesmerizing rides that at times swing the listener off into an abyss and then pull him back with a triumphant return home” – The Washington Post Victor Provost is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading voices on the unique, and often misunderstood, steel pan (or steel drum). Through appearances at concert halls, clubs, and stages throughout the world, he has been meticulously…

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December 2018

Harlem To Hollywood
December 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

August Wilson Center in partnership with HI-ARTS presents Harlem to Hollywood. Malik Yoba's Harlem To Hollywood is designed as an immersive multimedia theatrical experience that brings audiences up close and personal into the life of one of Hollywood's most enduring talents over the last 25 years. This tour de force one-man show displays Yoba's masterful embodiment of more than a dozen engaging and colorful characters with stunning accuracy and humor. Harlem to Hollywood is the opus Yoba has worked on…

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TruthSayers: Angela Rye
December 10, 2018 @ 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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Sean Jones: A Suite For Flying Girls
December 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

To capture the freedoms, joys, visions and dreams of those that are often set aside, unseen, misunderstood, and oppressed is a daunting task. Sean Jones seeks to sonically depict the work of Peju Alatise and her ability to do just that in her work, Flying Girls. By taking several images from Alatise’s exhibit, Jones seeks to express the triumphant vision that is evident in the work.

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We Want The Funk Weekend
December 14, 2018 to December 15, 2018

WE WANT THE FUNK WEEKEND features musical performances by iconic Funk legends, the SOS Band, Brick, and Con Funk Shun. You can have the complete FUNK Weekend experience for just $70 - see all 3 performances, after party, and documentary! Friday, December 14, 2018 8:00 PM - S.O.S. Band After party - DJs Nick Nice and Nate Da Phat Barber will face-off in an old school DJ battle.   Saturday, December 15, 2018 Screening of the documentary “Finding the Funk”…

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AWCommunity Day: Holiday Edition
December 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am

AWCommunity Day: Holiday Edition features a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus with a photo booth, holiday arts and crafts, Kwanzaa activities, an artist market with a dozen local vendors selling handmade wares, live performances and more! This free family-friendly event welcomes 5,000 people into the AWCC annually. AWCommunity Day is a quarterly event that is proudly sponsored by UPMC and Key Bank.

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