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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

  • Time : 10am –5pm

The Museum is celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a weekend of musical performances and art making. And, be sure to share your dreams for a better future through an activity in the Center for Creative Connections.

Saturday, January 18, Audio Archives: Pittsburgh Civil Rights Era, 2-3:30pm
Audio Archives is a 90 minute Jazz concert focusing on music created within a specific cultural zeitgeist and region. Featuring vocalist Anqwenique and drummer Tom Wendt, this debut presentation will explore the Civil Rights Era in Pittsburgh. The concert includes a short interlude of conversation with the featured musicians joined by BOOM Concepts co-founder Thomas Agnew. This conversation will explore how Pittsburgh musicians were involved, influenced, and inspired by the sociopolitical issues of the Civil Rights Era.

  • Audio Archives Schedule:
    2pm
    Introductions
    2:10–2:40pm First Set, 1950s
    2:40–3pm Conversation on Pittsburgh’s Civil Rights Era 3–3:20pm Second Set, 1960s
    3:20–3:30pm Q & A

Sunday, January 19, Performances start at 1pm:
Join a roster of talented artists, performers and live DJ from 1Hood Media as we continue to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King. Performances will continue until 3pm.

  • 1Hood Performing Artists:
    – Victor Muthama,
    A Kenyan born rapper, poet, singer and songwriter.
    JM The Poet, South Carolina transplant poet and rapper.
    Keisha Marie, Incredibly talented singer and songwriter that operates calls LA and Pittsburgh, home.
    Plato Black, Rapper from Aliquippa, Pa.
    Treble NLS, The NLS stands for Never Lose Sight.  Multi disciplined performance artist from Pittsburgh, Pa.
    A’Leighsha, Singer, songwriter and choreographer from Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Saïd, MC and singer from Toronto and Director of Operations of for 1Hood Media.
    DJ QRX, DJ from Pittsburgh Pa with International acclaim.

FREE! Registration is not required to attend, but encouraged for planning purposes!
To register for Saturday, January 18, click here or call 888.718.4253.
To register for Sunday, January 19, click here or call 888.718.4253.

Credit Line: Charles H. “Teenie” Harris (1908-1998), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., With Loran Mann, Charles Harris, Matthew Moore, November 1966, Photograph (Silver) on Paper, 16 x 20 in., Gift of Charles A. and Beatrice Harris, 2008.286.

Details

Start:
January 18
End:
January 19
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Venue

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
221 N. Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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