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February 2018

Antony Hamilton: Multiple Choice Dance/Machine
February 8 @ 8:00 pm

Presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Dance Council.

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Eric Roberson
February 14 @ 8:00 pm

Singer, songwriter and producer Eric Roberson brings his eclectic grooves and his unique blend of funk and hip-hop to the August Wilson Center. Roberson was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative in both 2010 and 2011. He’s collaborated with the likes of Will Smith, Jill Scott and Carl Thomas. Roberson is one of the few independent artists in the business that gets heavy radio and digital rotation.

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The Mountaintop
February 17 @ 8:00 pm

April 3, 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to Memphis’ Lorraine Motel after delivering his famous “mountaintop” speech. There he is visited by a spirited young maid who challenges him to come to terms with his life’s unfinished business. This breathtaking re-imagining of the last night of one of America’s greatest heroes achieves what only theater can do – it brings Dr. King to immediate, spontaneously felt life. And in his presence, as embodied by beloved resident actor Joe Wilson,…

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Angela Davis
February 21 @ 8:00 pm

Social equality activist and author Angela Davis offers thoughtful analysis of ongoing liberation efforts and insights on the intersectional struggle for racial, economic and gender equality. Angela has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice through her activism and scholarship for the last half century. Through the years, her work as an educator has emphasized the importance of building communities of collective struggle for racial, economic and gender justice. The author of multiple books, including “Freedom Is…

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Black Bottom Film
February 23, 2018 to February 25, 2018

From age-old classics to contemporary work, the second annual Black Bottom Film Festival will illuminate and celebrate African American cinema and unique Black people. The festival will showcase movies that converge on the recurring themes of spirituality, race, family conflict, honor, duty and working-class struggle, themes ever-present in August Wilson’s The Pittsburgh Cycle plays. In particular, the festival will celebrate African-American filmmaking pioneers of recent decades. The BBFF fosters an examination of how Black filmmakers use art to inspire, challenge,…

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April Reign
February 23 @ 6:00 pm

April Reign inspires others to use their voice to create social change, challenge the status quo, and increase inclusion of underrepresented communities in the media and the world. Named one of the Top 15 accounts on #BlackTwitter by The National Journal, April is one of social media’s most influential voices on race, politics, and pop culture, with more than 70,000 Twitter followers and counting. As the creator of the rallying cry and viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, she challenged the lack of…

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March 2018

Feathers of Fire
March 2, 2018 to March 3, 2018

Featuring puppets, storytelling, shadow casters, and digital animation, this adventure updates the classic shadow play - melding traditional puppeteering techniques with new media. This captivating performance stages the legend of Zaul and Rudabeth, one of the stories in the Persian Shahnameh, the national epic of Iran. This engagement of Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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We Are The XX: Multiple Choice Let’s Talk
March 4 @ 8:00 pm

Presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and The Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University: March 2-4, 2018.

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Artist Talk: Transformative Space
March 22 @ 6:00 pm

Artist Talk: Transformative Space, The N’Namdi Collection The Art of Collecting Join curator Kilolo Luckett in conversations with Carmen and George N’Namdi Detroit-based art collectors and founders of the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art. Highmark room, 2nd floor. RSVP is strongly encouraged to ccarey@aacc-awc.org. This is a non-ticketed event.

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Artist Talk: Reflect Reinforce
March 28 @ 6:00 pm

Artist talk with Tereneh Idia, Idia’Dega, Founder and Creative Director along with Mary CookFounder of the Beading Wolves Wolf Clan of the Oneida Nation. Highmark room, 2nd floor. RSVP is strongly encouraged to ccarey@aacc-awc.org. This is a non-ticketed event.

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