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Open Jazz Sessions

Nov. 2—Film screening “Round Midnight” Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

Nov. 3—The History of Jazz, Lecture and Q & A session by Maxine Gordon at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

Nov. 4—The Business of Jazz, Lecture and Q & A by Linda Lorence.

Daytime seminars

Nov. 4—Artist Seminar with Cassandra Wilson. Listen like a musician, sing like a songbird.

Fred Wesley, the Role of Jazz in Funk.

Perry Hughes, My Life In Music.

Jamison Ross, What Now?

NOV. 5—Ambrose Akinmusiree; A Letter to My Yoounger Self.

S. Epatha Merkerson; A Conversation with Merkerson.

Election Night Party

NOV. 8—Join Kelly Strayhorn Theater, and our neighborhood friends to watch via live stream, the results of this historic 2016 election. We’ll have music by DJ Steely Dang, delicious food, and our bar will be open. Doors open at 7 and the event kicks off at 8 p.m.. Registration is required.

For Jobs and Freedom Film

NOV. 9—The Senator John Heinz History Center and the Homewood Library presents the “From Slavery to Freedom” film series, featuring, “A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom” a documentary film that traces Randolph’s early years as an activists and founder of the magazine, The Messenger, Wednesday, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.  Along with Chandler Owen, Randolph founded the National Association for the Promotion of Labor Unionism Among Negroes. He is best known as the founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. A veteran of Civil Rights Randolph’s active life spans form the WWI era to the March on Washington. Members of the A. Philip Randolph Institute will join and moderate the post film dialogue.

Black Poets Speak Out

Nov. 9—Kelly Strayhorn Theater co-presented with The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh Starting as a Tumblr hashtag video campaign, Black Poets Speak Out unities poets from across the country who refuse to accept the continuous murders of Black people. Video responses to these atrocious events us the force of art to transform policy, redefining what is normal. Hosted by organizing members of Black Poets Speak Out Jericho Brown, Mahogany L. Browne and Amanda Johnson will lead participants in an interactive poetry workshop at the Alloy Studios followed by readings and #BlackPoetsSpeakOut videos.

Economic Empowerment Summit

NOV. 13—From 5–9 p. m, Stop the Violence-Pittsburgh will be conducting an Economic Empowerment Summit at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater with National Presenters Dr.Boyce Watkins, the People’s Scholar, and real-estate guru Jay Morrison at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Entertainment for this event will include the African American Institute’s Boys Choir, Sankofa For the Art’s Boys Drum Team and Soul Raydio.

CCACs host Open Stage Night

NOV. 14—The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus, 8701 Perry Highway, will present an open stage night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, on Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Atrium stage. Talented individuals who are interested in performing acoustic music, voice, poetry or comedy are urged to attend. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 412-369-3725.

“Live Music Thursdays”

Wallace’s TapRoom in Hotel Indigo® East Liberty is continuing its popular “Live Music Thursdays” with a very diverse schedule of musical offerings by first class Pittsburgh musicians, during November & December, according to Hotel General Manager. Wallace’s TapRoom is located in Hotel Indigo® East Liberty, 123 North Highland Ave., 412-665-0555. Valet ($6) and street parking is available. “Live Music Thursdays” are from 6 to 8 p.m. and there is NO cover charge.

Najee, Downing

Nov. 30—At 8 p.m. join the Hill House Association for its annual year end fundraiser as the organization presents the Soulful Sounds of Christmas, featuring legendary musicians Will Downing and Najee. The Hill House relies heavily on the generous support of the Pittsburgh community and attending Soulful Sounds of Christmas is a fun and meaningful way to give back.  For more information call 412-456-6666.

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