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Photography, Jazz and Dance Collide In A Great Way.

Two powerful exhibits are running at The August Wilson center until February 26th, showcasing one famous photographer’s journey through Pittsburgh’s delicate social fabric, and one artist’s representation of prolific icons throughout the history of dance. Teenie Harris Photographs: Erroll Garner and Jazz from the Hill Charles (Teenie) Harris was one of Pittsburgh’s most well-renowned, and celebrated black photographers over the past 100 years. The son of hotel owners, Harris purchased his first camera in the 1930’s and began his…

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Celebrating MLK, Words, and Activism at “Poetry Unplugged”

  There is little doubt that Martin Luther King was one of the greatest orators of his or any generation. As we celebrate his legacy this January, it was fitting that the power of words were on display at the August Wilson Center this past Friday for their Poetry Unplugged event. The atmosphere was club-like: DJs, dim lights, and drinks all contributed to an upbeat mood; however, the reality of what was being celebrated was never in the background….

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The ‘Electric’ Esperanza Spalding Comes To August Wilson

Pittsburgh will be treated to a marvelously incendiary performance when virtuoso Esperanza Spalding makes the August Wilson Center her home for an evening of musical wizardry as she performs songs from her latest collection: Emily’s D+Evolution. As she continues to blaze a trail through her multi-dimensional jazz repertoire, Spalding truly exudes an existential ability to fuse multiple genres of music into arrangements that simply make the soul happy. Whether you end up tapping your feet from the electric guitar…

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