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Art in the Park
The Borough of Wilkinsburg and the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation presents Wilkinsburg’s 2012 Art in the Park from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Penn Avenue Parklet, 743 Penn Ave., Wilkinsburg, Every Thursday there will be food, music vendors and fun for the whole family. There will also be live entertainment.
CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents “The Roger Humphries & RH Factor Jazz Jam Session” at 8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be live jazz and fun every Thursday night. There will also be a Jazz Jam Session from 5:30-8 p.m. on June 16. Must be 30-years or older and there is a dress code that will be enforced. No tennis shoes, sweats, or athletic gear. For more information, call 412-642-2377.
The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater presents “’Mama’ Kadiatou Conte-Forte: Kindi (The Orphan)-A Cinderella Story” at 11 a.m. at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is set in a traditional Guinean village; Conte-Forte weaves the Cinderella-Like fairytale of a young woman who is forbidden to dance and pursue the man she loves by her jealous stepmother and stepsisters. The rich percussive rhythms set the tone for a powerful ensemble of more than 15 dancers and drummers. There will also be performances at 7 p.m. and on July 14 at 11 a.m. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit www.kelly-strayhorn.org.
Summer concert series
Allegheny County presents the 2012 Summer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. at the South Park Amphitheater, South Park. BNY Mellon will host the special performance of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Ensemble’s Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. This is a free event. For more information, call 412-350-2528 or visit www.alleghenycouny.us/summer.
Jazz &Arts Festival
Men and Women of Grace
Sunday Night Concert
The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents its Sunday Night Concerts from 6-9 p.m. at the James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, 422 Foreland St, North Side. The featured entertainment will be Tania Grubbs and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit www.pittsburghjazz.org.
Summer Youth Intensive
The Afro American Music Institute presents its 2012 Summer Youth Intensive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 7131 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. This is a two-week event, which will end July 20, is for youth 8-12 years old. There will be several music, vocal and dance courses, plus more. At the end of the intensive there will be a student performance. Registration is required and enrollment is limited. For more information, call 412-241-6775 or visit www.afroamericanmusic.org.
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. This week’s guest will be Brazilian and jazz vocalist Kenia. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit www.savoypgh.com.
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