Arts & Culture calendar 3-6-13

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Thursday 7
Thurgood
The Pittsburgh Public Theater presents their MADE IN AMERICA series with the play “Thurgood” at 8 p.m. at the O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The one-man play stars Montae Russell as Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. The play tells the story of Marshall, from his beginnings in Baltimore, Md., to his rise to the highest court. “Thurgood” will run through April 7. For more information, call 412-316-1600 or visit http://www.ppt.org.
Friday 8
Art Exhibit
Kaceem Omari Barnett presents “New Art, New Day, New Time” at the Hill District CDC Community Development Business Center, 2015-2017 Centre Ave., Hill District. This is Barnett’s first exhibit and is curated by his mentor Amir Rashidd. The exhibit will run through March 22. On March 9 from 5-7 p.m. there will be an artist’s talk. For more information, call 412-290-9727 or email clayeight@gmail.com.
Motown Laser Show
The Carnegie Science Center presents a musical Laser Show from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Carnegie Science Center, Buhl Planetarium, One Allegheny Ave., North Shore. Every Friday and Saturday night the Science Center will offer a spectacular sight and sound experience with its dazzling light show that features a wide range of musical styles and genres. The show will include music from Motown at 7 p.m., Bob Marley at 8 p.m. and many others. For more information, visit http://www.CarnegieScienceCenter.org.
Saturday 9
SUNSTAR Musical
Festival
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents the “SUNSTAR Musical Festival: A Tribute to First Ladies of Jazz” at 8 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. Interpreters will deliver songs of emotion and power from legendary jazz vocalists from Ella to Lena. Performers will include Spanky Wilson, Etta Cox, Kenia, Tania Grubbs, Roger Humphries and more. There will also be a spoken word performance by Vanessa German. For more information, call 412-363-3000.
Sunday 10
Straightening Combs
The Pittsburgh Playwrights  Theatre Company presents “Straightening Combs” at 7 p.m. at 937 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Kim El shares a story of the repercussions of low self-esteem and overcoming depression in Urban America. She takes the audience on a journey seen through the eyes of an African-American female coming of age. The performance will run through March 31. For more information, call 412-400-8809 or visit http://www.pghplaywrights.com.
Monday 4
Savoy Jazz
Savoy Restaurant presents Savoy Jazz from 5-9 p.m. at 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Every Monday guests can enjoy live jazz in a sophisticated atmosphere with the Roger Humphries Trio and a special guest each week. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.
Tuesday 5
JazzLive
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents JazzLive at 5 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday guests can enjoy hot jazz from some of the most talented jazz musicians, cool drinks and great people. Dwayne Dolphin will be this week’s performer. For more information, visit http://www.trustarts.org.
Wednesday 20
Nat King Cole Tribute
Latshaw Productions presents “An Unforgettable Music Tribute to Nat King Cole” featuring Walt Maddox at 1 p.m. at Ferrante’s Lakeview. 6153 State Route 30, Greensburg. Guests will hear some of Cole’s greatest hits recreated by Maddox, founding member of group The Marcels. Tickets are $46.95 and includes lunch, the show and more. For more information, call 724-853-4050 or visit http://www.latshawproductions.com.

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