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Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Kente Arts Alliance

Kente Arts Alliance is an African American arts organization whose mission is to present high-quality art of the African Diaspora. Heading into its fourth year, Kente’s aim is to present art with a purpose by offering programs that entertain, inform and uplift the residents of underserved communities. Over its short history, Kente has presented some of the finest names on the jazz scene including: Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band, Geri Allen and the Mary Lou Williams Collective, Winard Harper, Roger Humphries and the Rh Factor, Steve TurrĂ© and Billy Bang.

Kente is even more pleased when it presents artists whose roots begin in Pittsburgh. Nelson was reared in East Liberty before leaving Pittsburgh to make his way through the jazz world. He has gone full circle as he returns to the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater which is only a mile from where he grew up.

The concert is sponsored by: The Multicultural Arts Initiative, The Heinz Endowments, and The Pittsburgh Foundation. DUQ 90.5 FM is the media sponsor.

Blues, Roots, and Spirit

Kente Arts Alliance presents the first installment of the season with its Blues, Roots and Spirits series, featuring vibraphonist and Pittsburgh native Steve Nelson and his quartet.

The jazz concert will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 8 PM at the Kelly- Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, in East Liberty. The concert will feature Nelson on vibraphFont sizeones accompanied by a blue ribbon rhythm section with Mulgrew Miller (piano); Ivan Taylor (bass); Rodney Green (drums).

Tickets are available through /event/87548 or by calling 800.838.3006. Advanced purchase - $20; $25, at the door. Group tickets are available for $15 for groups of 15 or more @ 412.322.0292. Also, students with ID pay $10.

Sunday, October 25, 2009



AYATOLLAH JAXX, two of Pittsburgh's elite emcees, are back with another opus for the world to hear...BLACK CONNECTION. Inspired with a mutual love for Hip Hop, the duo embarked upon creating a piece of music that can be appreciated from Pittsburgh all the way to up Toronto (Jaxx's second home), and onto the rest of the world!

BLACK CONNECTION serves as the first collaborative project from the duo. The project features production from Pittsburgh's own BUSCRATES, J-PAD THE JUGGERNAUT, PMC, SHADE COBAIN and more! Be on the lookout for several individual projects from each artist, as well as a full length collaborative LP in the future... Until then, enjoy!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Frequently Fly

This is a campaign from the Frequently Fly Clothing "Fly Everywhere I Go" campaign. The photos were shot in one day to promote the "I'm Frequently Fly" shirt release as well as the release of 3 other designs.

Youtube Video Link - "Fly Everywhere I Go - In Motion"

SpotlightlightPittsburgh will be interviewing the creator of the Frequently Fly clothing line soon. Stay Locked!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Outside the Lines – Second Annual Fundraiser and Celebration of Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project

The Moving the Lives of Kids (MLK) Community Mural Project aims to empower youth through art and education. It has become one of Pittsburgh’s most anticipated art ventures. The MLK Community Mural Project brings over 100 kids together to provide them with artistic skills and bring out their talents. The art produced by the MLK Community Mural Project goes beyond city murals, of which there are now over 100; Pittsburgh youth create music, participate in fitness, learn about web design, video-production, and fashion design. The MLK Community Mural Project has used art to bring the youths of Pittsburgh together to create a stronger community.

At the end of the Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project’s fall cycle, the August Wilson Center will host the second annual fundraiser, Outside the Lines. This fundraiser and celebratory event will showcase this year’s murals, raise awareness of the MLK Community Mural Project, and help the continuation of art to prosper in the city of Pittsburgh. Outside the Lines will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2009 with a VIP donor reception from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and general admission from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am. The event will feature a new Dance Mural performance, the unveiling of the Video Mural, a silent art auction, spoken word, live musical performances and complementary food and drink. The event is for all ages. Tickets range from $20-$100 and can be purchased at

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture (formerly known as the African American Cultural Center of Greater Pittsburgh) is a not-for-profit organization that presents visual, performing, and educational programs celebrating African American contribution, culture, and talent. The August Wilson Center is located at 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Friday, October 9th @ Shadow Lounge (5972 Baum Blvd)

16 MC's have once again answered our call to compete in the most challenging MC competition on this side of the hemisphere. 6 newcomers, 9 returning competitors and 1 past champion will be spinning the Wheel of Skillz in 4 elimination rounds of rap competition. Who will take home the grand prize of $500 + studio time?

Hosted by Thelonious Stretch. DJ Huggy on the 1's & 2's.

Special Guest Performance by Hands Down (Charon Don & DJ Huggy).

Doors open at 9PM. Competition starts at 10PM. $10 / Or just $5 before 10pm. 18+

Party after the competition with DJ Vex til 2am.

Get there between 9 and 10pm to enjoy Stretch's Mom's Fried Chicken & Soul Sides and watch the Video Premiere of the Rhyme Calisthenics All-Star Competition.

Pittsburgh to Experience First City-Wide Boutique Crawl!

Whether you are shopping for your self or for someone else, its nice to see what lovely merchandise is hanging on the racks of some of the city's shops. This week end, while you are buzzing around the city, do visit the boutiques, bars and restaurants that are giving great discounts for this special Style & Steel boutique crawl!

Style & Steel Event Planning LLC offers innovative, transformative, and cost effective event planning services. Specializing in nightlife entertainment planning, special events, marketing and promotion, Style & Steel’s philosophy is that events are a vehicle to connect people, infuse cultures, and inspire and cultivate creativity.

Pittsburgh, PA- October 9 – 11, 2009 Pittsburgh will experience its premier City-wide boutique crawl. The shopping experience will occur throughout the weekend, as specialty boutiques in the business districts of Lawrenceville, Shadyside, Southside, and Squirrel Hill will feature special offers on their exclusive merchandise.

The event will offer consumers discounts on merchandise, as well as provide live entertainment, and drink/food specials being offered by bars and restaurants from each participating business district.

Participating boutiques are: EONS, Charles Spiegel. Hip’tique, Becoming Mommy, Capriccio, GWOP, Jupe, Decade, Soul2Sole, OneSkateShop, Pavement, Accesorize, Divertido, Littles Shoes, DDB, Bondstreet Shoes, Tiny Little Dots, and Ten Thousand Villages.

The Boutique Crawl is free and open to the public. Shoppers must present a boutique crawl flier to redeem discounts. The flier can be found online and printed at

For more information on the City-Wide Boutique Crawl, or Style & Steel’s event planning services, contact CEO Wadria Taylor or visit their website