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August Wilson Center - Front & Center » 2010 » July - “Amplifying African American Voices”

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offCenter This Thursday…

Posted in General on July 20th, 2010 by Shaunda – Be the first to comment

Spoken Word Night
July 22, 2010offcenterplain

To continue our summer entertainment series this week we are featuring some of the city’s most dynamic spoken word artist, including Kelli Stevens Kane and Brian Francis and more! TeeJay will provide the music, and of course Abay Restaurant will have food for purchase. FREE ADMISSION. Cash Bar.

Speak Up! The Black Man Is…

Posted in Education, General on July 19th, 2010 by Shaunda – Be the first to comment

2010-2011 PERFORMANCE SEASON CELEBRATING THE BLACK MALE

The August Wilson Center’s second full season in its new home will present international, national and regional artists, living legends and local trailblazers starring in multidisciplinary events in music, dance, theater, film and literature that celebrate Black men and boys.

Respond to The Black Man Is… Text in or type you answer here!

Dream Job Performs @ offCenter

Posted in General on July 13th, 2010 by Shaunda – Be the first to comment

Hello All! For those of you who came out to the kick off of offCenter last week, thank you for coming! It was a great turnout and a wonderful evening.

I’ve got some good news for you all…there is only more great music to come. This week Dream Job performs at offCenter this week! Just watch the videos below, because their music speaks for itself. You won’t be able to resist the urge to come down the the August Wilson Center and find yourself a seat.

Don’t forget that Abay Ethiopian Restaurant is going to be catering and there will be a cash bar available too. In case you forgot it starts at 5:30 pm and will continue until 10:30 pm. Come early and get your seats while they last (we most definitely had a full house last Thursday).

Also keep in mind our question for the upcoming season “The black man is…?” There will be plenty of opportunities to respond at offCenter.

Let’s Kick This Thing offRight!

Posted in General, Guest Posts on July 7th, 2010 by Shaunda – Be the first to comment

At a loss for what to do this Tomorrow? Ladies and Gentleman have no fear the August Wilson Center has the solution. This Thursday July 8th is the kick off of two new weekly programs held here at the August Wilson Center. I know…you’re so excited you can barely contain yourself! But just keep reading, there is more to come!

For the leisurely lunch crowd, check out Lunch On Liberty from 11 am - 2 pm this and EVERY THURSDAY through September 2nd. Bring your friends and soak up the sun on our patio, located at 980 Liberty Avenue. Bring your own lunch or enjoy food from Cory’s Deli, who will be grilling out on our patio for the month of July! There will be live entertainment and FREE WIFI to help enhance your lunching experience. This week Joy Ike will be playing the lunch set…so prepare yourself for some great music and good food!

Joy Ike

Now for you late night hipsters, we’ve got you covered too. offCenter also starts this thursday with a second chance to hear Joy Ike perform from 5:30 - 8 pm. Followed by The Peace Project from 9 - 10:30 pm! There will be food provided by Abay Ethiopian Cuisine (who made a special menu for offCenter) for the month of July and a cash bar available as well. Food, drink, WIFI, great music, and a cool atmosphere. What else could a late night crowd want? There will also be opportunities to sign up for our mailing list (so you can stay in the loop) and to respond to the question for this coming seasons theme! You don’t want to miss it.

The Peace Project

The kick off starts TOMORROW with Lunch On Liberty and continues into the evening with offCenter! Don’t forget to come on down to the center and be apart of it. If by some chance you miss it (which you shouldn’t!) then remember that these programs run every Thursday through September 2nd, same place same time!

Check AugustWilsonCenter.org for updates on who’s performing each week!

Lunch On Liberty

Posted in General on July 1st, 2010 by Shaunda – Be the first to comment

So you’re ready to go on your lunch break, brown bag in hand, the sun is shining, you have a spring in your step. Now the only thing left to decide is where to eat. Well let us make that choice easier for you. Come down to the August Wilson Center for African American Culture and sit out on our patio for Lunch On Liberty. Come and enjoy lunch with us!

When: 11 am to 2 pm EVERY THURSDAY, July 8-September 2
What: Bring your friends and soak up the sun by enjoying your lunch on the August Wilson Center’s patio, located at 980 Liberty Avenue, Downtown. Bring your own lunch or enjoy the tasty fare of Cory’s Deli, who will be grilling right on our patio each Thursday in July during lunchtime. While you are eating, relax and enjoy live entertainment each Thursday by various local artists! FREE WIFI

Joy Ike -  July 8th0275
Jump-starting our Lunch On Liberty is Joy Ike–who will also be performing at offCenter later that evening.

Joy’s fans have compared her vocally to Corinne Bailey Rae and Norah Jones, stylistically to Fiona Apple and Regina Spektor, and have said that her ambiance is much like that of India.Arie and Lizz Wright. “. . . a voice and talent beyond her years. The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop.” - NPR

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