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Legends Celebration

    The Legends Celebration SATURDAY, September 6, 8:00PM  The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University Tickets From $28 5 Legends. 5 Awards. 1 Spectacular evening! The Legends Celebration is a festival favorite recognizing artistic luminaries across the NBAF disciplines. Spotlight Series curator Wynton Marsalis is this year’s Music Legend, and he is joined by Melvin van Peebles (Film), Ntozake [...]


Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

THE PROTÉGÉ Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet Jason Marsalis, Vibraphones Will Goble, Bass David Potter, Drums Austin Johnson, Piano THURSDAY, September 11, 8:00PM Variety Playhouse Tickets from $20 “My younger brother Jason, with perfect pitch and unerring rhythmic sophistication, is a master of the vibes.” – Wynton Marsalis “Serious musicianship, sensitive phrasemaking and thoroughly idiomatic performances…deeply [...]


Dance: Doxology Ring Shout: A Praise Dance for the Doxy

Doxology Ring Shout: A Praise Dance for the Doxy SATURDAY, September 13, 8:00PM SUNDAY, September 14, 3:00PM Baldwin Burroughs Theater, Spelman College Tickets from $15 (General) and $5 (Students) An NBAF commission in partnership with Spelman College and T. Lang Dance, Doxology draws back the curtain on the ecstatic, transcendent ring shout tradition through a rich [...]

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Marcus Roberts Trio

THE PEER Marcus Roberts Trio Celebrates Monk and Trane Marcus Roberts, Piano Jason Marsalis, Drums Rodney Jordan, Bass THURSDAY, September 18, 8:00PM Center Stage Tickets from $20.50 “Marcus Roberts is the genius of the modern piano, a true American original” – Wynton Marsalis “Marcus Roberts draws few distinctions between the playful and the professorial…he balances [...]


First Glance Teen Arts Competition 2014 Accepting Submissions

The National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) First Glance Teen Arts Competition is accepting submissions for entry. NBAF invites young artists, ages 13-18, to submit original work in the categories of Visual Arts, Film/Animation, Music Composition, and Monologues/Spoken Word. Winners are eligible for cash prizes, non-cash prizes, master classes with professional artists, access to professional mentoring [...]


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