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Still Raising Hell: The Art, Activism, and Archives of Camille Billops and James V. Hatch

November 28, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Materials from the Camille Billops and James V. Hatch collection at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library are the subject of this major exhibition. From this collection of African American art, drama and literature, featured items include play scripts, posters, artist interviews, works of art, and more. The exhibition represents a history of works created by black artists for black audiences and explores the intersection of art and activism, with a slate of corresponding public…

Atlanta Schola Cantorum presents “SEQUENTIA: The Road from Advent to Christmas”

December 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On Saturday, December 10, at 8:00 PM, Atlanta Schola Cantorum will present its Fall-Winter seasonal program, “SEQUENTIA: The Road from Advent to Christmas,” under the direction of John Whitt. The concert will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road, Atlanta. The program will consist of choral music and readings related to Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, beginning with prophecies surrounding Jesus’ birth and concluding with his baptism in the River Jordan. Music will feature works of Gregorian chant, motets,…

WRFG 89.3FM Carnival of Cultures

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Carnival of Cultures is an annual event highlighting the varied cultures that enrich WRFG programming and reflect Atlanta’s diverse population. This year, the carnival will feature Caribbean dancers and drummers, a juggling troupe, and live musical performances that include the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean. There will be a buffet of international foods, as well as a silent auction. Auction items will include art and crafts, textiles and jewelry, clothing and decorative items from around the world, as…

Celtic Christmas

December 17 @ 8:00 pm - December 18 @ 10:00 pm
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Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 8:00 PM Sunday, December 18, 2016 – 3:00 PM

Start Dates: Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 8:00 PM Sunday, December 18, 2016 – 3:00 PM Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta Presented by The Celtic CompanyBottom of Form Celtic Christmas - Music, Dance and the Soul of the Season! Celebrate the solstice season with the music and dance of the ages! Fiddlers, dancers, harpers, singers, Highland pipers, and bards from the Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Appalachian traditions have enchanted Atlanta audiences for years in this family friendly event.  …

The Nile Project

January 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Conceived by an Egyptian ethnomusicologist and an Ethiopian-American singer, The Nile Project is dedicated to empowering (through music) the diverse—and sometimes conflicted—communities living along the more than 4,000 miles of the Nile River. Consisting of a dozen musicians representing each country bordering the Nile, the musicians speak many languages, use varied rhythms, and play many instruments—from Sudanese harps and Ugandan adungu lyres to Egyptian flutes. But out of this mixture comes melody—just as the Nile Project seeks to turn conflict into harmony. Perchance single tickets…

Malpaso Dance Company

February 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Representing Cuba’s expanding cultural life, Havana-based contemporary Malpaso Dance Company—whose name, jokingly, means “misstep” in Spanish—skillfully blend unfussy ballet, their native Afro-Cuban tradition, and intensely physical modern dance. Following their 2014 U.S. debut in a sold-out run in New York City—which garnered high praise from The New York Times—Malpaso have continued to play a role in the renewed artistic dialogue between America and Cuba. Don’t miss their evocative interpretation of our tiny, complex neighbor to the south! Perchance single tickets online…

Sweet Honey in the Rock®

February 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Founded in 1973 and rooted in African-American history and culture, Sweet Honey in the Rock® uses a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation to educate, entertain, and empower audiences and communities. In performances from Japan to Scotland and Canada to Kenya, this Grammy Award-nominated female quartet has consistently uplifted audiences with positive, socially conscious music that preserves and enriches the longstanding traditions of African-American vocal music. Perchance single tickets online or in the Rialto Center’s Box Office. Rialto Series…

Balé Folclórico da Bahia

February 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - February 25, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

For nearly three decades, Brazil’s Balé Folclórico da Bahia has electrified stages and delighted critics around the world with its exuberant interpretations of traditional Brazilian folk dance. The dancers, musicians, and singers routinely bring audiences to their feet—and into the aisles!—with high-energy performances combining African dance (passed down by Brazil’s black population since the days of slavery), capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial arts), samba, and even elements of Brazil’s famed Carnival. Don’t miss this “get out of your seat and dance” party at the Rialto! Perchance single…

Shaolin Warriors: The Legend Continues

March 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Performing an ancient form of Chinese martial arts, the Shaolin Warriors from the People’s Republic of China are renowned worldwide for their almost unbelievable feats of martial arts prowess. Trained from youth to hone both the mental and physical discipline required to perform the kinds of athletics one might only see in a movie, the troupe presents a truly remarkable evening of skillfully choreographed, death-defying theatre. Combining Kung Fu, hand-to-hand combat, and zen philosophy in one remarkable package, the Shaolin Warriors are not…

Eddie Palmieri: Legendary Mambo Master

April 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Eddie Palmieri—whose musical career began at age 11 and spans over 50 years, includes three-dozen recordings, and boasts nine Grammy Awards—is quite simply a #salsa and #Latin jazz legend. But despite his long and storied career, Palmieri remains a restless innovator who embraces his Latin roots while unapologetically and insistently moving the music forward and keeping it fresh and relevant. Devotees of Machito, Tito Puente, and Tito Rodriguez and the Afro-Latin jazz sound won’t want to miss this evening with Eddie! Perchance single tickets online or…

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