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Thursday 15

Gospel extravaganza

The Westmoreland Cultural Trust and Freedom Baptist Church presents a Gospel Extravaganza Benefit at the Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. This is a spirit-filled evening of traditional gospel music features an all-star ministry of gifted local and regional talent. Choirs, ensembles, soloists and mimes will perform, including the Trebletones of Pittsburgh. Patricia Jennings of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will host the event. Tickets are $25 for adults and will benefit Freedom Baptist Church. For more information, call 724-836-8000 or visit http://www.thepalacetheatre.org.

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Friday 16

Music series

Sweetwater Center for the Arts and Dwayne Dolphin presents the Music Series for Mauvno 2009 from 7-9 p.m. at 200 Broad St., Sewickley. Dwayne Dolphin will host a concert series presenting talented musicians who will show you the wonders and variety of African influenced music. This featured artist will be Dwayne Dolphin and the Piccolo Bass Band. Seating is limited. The cost is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, call 412-741-4405.

Saturday 17

Performance series

The Alumni Theater Company presents The “I Am Artist” performance series at 7 p.m. at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. “I Am Artist” is a new youth based series. “Bad Seeds” is about a group that finds a way to make a generate look great. It meshes Hip-Hop, Broadway and Pop together in one musical revue. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

Sunday 18

Sunday night jazz

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 7-10 p.m. at the Rhythm House Café, 3029 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. The featured entertainer will be Larry K Woodord and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-221-5010.

Monday 19

Jam session

AVA Lounge presents a Weekly Live Jazz/Jam Session with The Interval Trio & Friends at 9 p.m. at 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Every Monday jazz fans can enjoy great music from some of the best musicians. DJ J. Malls will be spinning the vinyl. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Tuesday 20

JazzLive

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement presents JazzLive from 5-8 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday some of Pittsburgh’s talented jazz musicians will perform. The featured artist this week will be Roger Humphries and H Factor. There will also be a performance by Tony Campbell  from 8-11 p.m. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Wednesday 21

Part Three

The Carnegie Museum of Art presents “Documenting Our Past: The Teenie Harris Archive Project, Part Three” from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This features photographs selected by a guest curator, Charles A. “Little Teenie” Harris, the oldest son of “Teenie” Harris. Harris has selected images by his father that have never before been viewed by the public, in addition to other well-known favorites. The exhibition also features the 50 winning photographs from the “One Shot ‘Teenie’ Harris Photo Contest.” The exhibit will run now to Jan. 31, 2010. For more information, call 412-622-3131.

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