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Classes Available + Dialogue with Rosa Clemente and Chuck D on Saturday 10/11, 2-3 p.m. (Begins Promptly at 2 p.m.)

Thanks to all who came out to the opening of Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop. Photos will be posted soon to our Flickr. In the meantime, some good news: there is still some class availability for Fall, especially for our teen classes – in BlackBook, Poetry and Lyricism, Beatmaking, and Drums – contact Keisa Davis for … Continue reading

Birthday Concert For Dr. William Grant Still, Saturday May 10
Concerts

Birthday Concert For Dr. William Grant Still, Saturday May 10

Dr. Still’s Birthday Concert   Saturday, May 10 from 2-4pm A performance by Mark Broyard (vocals) and Aeros Pierce (piano) will cover the groundbreaking, rarely-performed music and arrangements of classical composer Dr. William Grant Still. The moving “I Dream a World” excerpted from Dr. Still’s opera Troubled Island, with words by Langston Hughes, will open the concert. Three … Continue reading

April 2014 / What's Happening This Week

Book Talk: “A People’s Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements”, Wednesday 3/26, 7pm

Join us on Wednesday, March 26 from 7-9pm! Milwaukee-based artist and writer Nicolas Lampert – author of the new book  A People’s Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements  – will present a talk that connects the art of the 18th and 19th Century … Continue reading

What's Happening This Week

This Saturday from 3-6pm, Rain or Shine, A Concert and Exhibit Celebration for “I Got My Pride” – The Blues Tales of Leadbelly, 6th Annual African-American Composers Series!

Join us this weekend as we celebrate the 6th Annual African-American Composers Series Exhibition and Music Education Program with a free concert and opening reception for “I Got My Pride” – The Blues Tales of Leadbelly, rain or shine, from 3-6pm. We are very excited to share the latest installment of this exhibition series with … Continue reading

“I Got My Pride” – The Blues Tales of Leadbelly
African-American Composers Exhibition Series

“I Got My Pride” – The Blues Tales of Leadbelly

The William Grant Still Arts Center Presents  “I Got My Pride” – The Blues Tales of Leadbelly March 1-June 7, 2014 Opening Reception  and Concert: Saturday, March 1, 3:00-6:00pm Live music by Marcus L. Miller, “King of the Rockin’ Blues” Gregg Wright, and guest musicians featuring compositions by Leadbelly and those he influenced. Culminating Youth Concert: Saturday, … Continue reading