ENJOYING THE SHOW—janera solomon, executive director, and Sean Gray of Sean Gray International.
This summer, everyone is encouraged to a break, bust a move and grab some lunch as the Kelly Strayhorn Theater and The Quiet Storm bringing a whole new spin to the lunch hour—it’s the Beats n Eats Midday Dance Party featuring a DJ at Quiet Storm from noon to 2 pm. Quiet Storm is located at 5430 Penn Avenue in Garfield.
VIE BOHEME PERFORMS
The Penn Avenue corridor has become a magnet for creative people and companies from freelancers to artists and arts organizations and from green activities to some of the region’s hottest new restaurants and for social change makers. Beats n Eats is a social time that gives people a chance to connect.
“I heard about a couple of other cities that were doing midday dance parties and thought it was a great idea- and a great way for us to bring some fun to our neighborhood,” said janera solomon, executive director of the Kelly Strayhorn. “We’re cranking up the volume so that people will know that all summer long, the Kelly Strayhorn Theater will present great music, dance and theatrical entertainment.”
About the Kelly Strayhorn Theater
As one of the last of nine theaters from the 1950s heyday of East Liberty, the Kelly Strayhorn Theater uses the arts as a catalyst for continuing community revitalization. The theater, in its 12 season, continues to play a key role in the transformation of East Liberty. An intimate, professionally-equipped venue, the theater demonstrates its commitment to Pittsburgh artists and audiences. KST is a favorite venue of emerging local artists, regional artists and arts organizations who take risks and present new works. Noted Pittsburghers Gene Kelly and Billy Strayhorn, the namesakes are among the 80 area artists honored in the theater’s Gallery of Stars. The building, opened in 1914, is the former Regent Theater, which served the East End as a movie house for eight decades.
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