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BY TRACY GEIBEL

As a young girl growing up in Guyana, she was content watching her father make art.  She grew taller, she grew older, but she also grew in her love for art and knew at an early age that it would be a significant part of her life. 900 more words

New Americans

Ben Opie - Concerto For Orkestra - 4.12.16 - Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

David Cutler: piano
Roger Dannenberg: trumpet
Emmett Goods: trombone
Ian Gordon: trumpet
Emily Hawkins: percussion
Ron Horton: trumpet
Dan Lindley… 478 more words

UPCOMING: Ben Opie – Concerto for Orkestra - 4/12/16 - Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

Pittsburgh-based saxophonist, composer, and innovator, Ben Opie will bring an all-star ensemble to the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater this Tuesday to perform his symphonic suite entitled Concerto For Orkestra… 176 more words

Kelly Strayhorn Spotlights 'BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez'

This week, the Kelly Strayhorn Theater will kick off its SUNSTAR Festival, a three-day event celebrating the creative contributions of women in the arts, entrepreneurship, and community. 126 more words

Documentaries

Jeff "Tain" Watts Quartet - 2.27.16 - Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums
David Budway – piano
Troy Roberts – saxophone
Yunior Terry Cabrera – bass

There were quite a few jazz shows happening around the city within the past week or so and I felt extremely fortunate to be able to make it out to two of them.  297 more words

Weekly Movie Roundup: February 29th - March 6th

March 1st

Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu – Hollywood Theater

The Hollywood Theater will present an exclusive, one-time screening of the anime film Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu… 494 more words

Documentaries

Troupe’s Pittsburgh debut explores minstrel parades from different cultures

By Steve Sucato

Just as food and music have created connections between cultures, dance, too, has bound one culture to another. In her latest work, Bamboula: Musicians’ Brew, for Denver-based Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, choreographer Millicent Johnnie explores the cross-cultural connections between the Zulu minstrel parades of New Orleans and the Minstrel Carnival in Cape Town, South Africa.The work headlines Cleo Parker Robinson Dance’s Pittsburgh debut, Feb. 20 more words

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