Diverse Voices in Pittsburgh Arts
In conjunction with The PNC Legacy Project

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | Heinz History Center


6:00 pm | Free | Pre-register to attend
Join the PG this Wednesday for a special Town Meeting that celebrates the diverse voices that add beauty and texture to the life of our community. Enjoy lively discussion and performances by our guest artists including hip-hop artist Jasiri X, trumpeter Sean Jones, Pittsburgh Symphony bassist Jeffrey Grubbs and the CAPA High School quartet.

Register here post-gazette.com/tmregister or call 412-263-3850. Include names of attendees


Moderator: David Shribman
Executive Editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Executive editor since 2003. Former assistant managing editor, columnist and Washington bureau chief at the Boston Globe. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1995.

Panelists:


Demeatria Boccella
Founder of Utopia Model Agency who launched FashionAFRICANA as a vehicle to broaden appreciation of fashion, beauty and artistic diversity of the African diaspora
Corey Bourbonniere
Ballet dancer from Rhode Island who received training from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s Graduate Program and is in his second season with the company
Sean Jones
Nationally known trumpeter, Mack Avenue recording artist, composer and Professor of Music at Duquesne University
Jasiri X
Six-time Pittsburgh Hip-Hop Award winner who released his debut album,"Ascension" in 2013 and who cleverly uses Hip-Hop to provide social commentary on a variety of issues
Jeffrey Grubbs
Double bassist for Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and accomplished jazz bassist who won Downbeat Magazine's "Dee Bee" award for Best Collegiate Bass Soloist while at Youngstown State

PARKING:
Parking available at the surface lot across Smallman Street from the History Center and next to Hampton Inn. Parking rates vary.

EVENT LOCATION:
Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (in the Strip District)

QUESTIONS:
Question cards will be distributed and collected from the audience. Moderator David Shribman will review questions and select those to be asked of panelists.

REGISTRATION:
Attendance is free but registration is requested. Visit the registration page at www.post-gazette.com/tmregister or call 412-263-3850. Include names of attendees.

TOWN MEETING SERIES:
PNC and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will host a series of five town meetings in 2014. Insightful panels of national and local experts will be assembled for each of the free public forums to provide Pittsburghers with perspective on issues dominating the news.


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