GATHERINGS

We may not always have a formal meet up planned, but here is where you can get information about recommended cultural happenings, here in Philly and in other funky places.

 
 
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Roy Hargrove Celebration - NYC

Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates the life of Roy Anthony Hargrove, one of the most respected and loved musicians in the New York City community and the world at large, a trailblazing, multiple-Grammy-Award-winning trumpeter.

The celebration will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis; it will also be webcasted.

Tuesday Jan 8 at 7pm in Rose Theater. Get your tickets through the button below if you want to be live on the set, or make your plans to tune in to the LiveStream, which you can access by clicking the link above.

 
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Photographic Memory - Philly

One of Soul Sanctuary’s most significant accomplishments of 2018 was the curation of our first visual arts exhibit PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY, a retrospective on the work of White House and Johnson Publications news photographer Maurice Sorrell.

We are thrilled to share that the installation will live on in 2019, first with a scaled-down presentation at the African American Museum in Philadelphia which opens on Fri Jan 18 and runs through the end of March. This version includes some images not presented in its original opening at Slought. Admission is included with your AAMP cover charge. Click the button to find out more about this and other events scheduled for the Museum’s MLK Day celebration.

 
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Protest and Resistance - PHILLY

Also included in the African American Museum in Philadelphia’s MLK Weekend festivities is a thoughtful musical sharing centered on the role that protest music and acts of resistance have played in furthering the cause of social justice.

Helmed by noted theologian/activist Ruth Naomi Floyd and featuring a stellar group of supporting vocalists and musicians, this program will move us through the musical legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.

Sunday Jan 20 from 2 to 3:30pm, with ticket prices greatly reduced, thanks to a grant from Citizens Bank. Click the link below to secure your space.

 
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Carmen de Lavellade - NYC

At age 87, this iconic dancer remains a singular force in the realm of arts and culture. Though her life partner Geoffrey Holder has joined the realm of the ancestors, Diva de Lavellade continues to mesmerize audiences with her grace, beauty and movement.

In these performances, she'll revisit some of the iconic dance works she performed with help from Maggie SmallJane Ira BloomDominic FallacaroDean Johnson, and Billy Drummond.

Jan 24 & 25 at The Appel Room. Showtime 7pm. Click the button for additional information and tickets.