Don't Miss The National Black Arts Festival

National Black Arts Festival
at the Woodruff Arts Center (Atlanta, GA)

If you’re in the Atlanta area, don’t miss the National Black Arts Festival. Although it’s a year-round celebration, I thought I’d give you a heads up on the happenings for the summer.

Legends Celebration: An Evening with Gladys Knight
July 18, 2008
8 PM, Atlanta Civic Center

Dance! A Tribute to Judith Jamison featuring dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Evidence Dance Company and Urban Bush Women.
July 19 & 20, 2008
2 PM, Rialto Center

Creatively Speaking: Alice Walker
July 20, 2008,
2 PM, Rich Theater

Creatively Speaking: Dr. Cornel West, Wynton Marsalis & Carrie Mae Weems
July 20, 2008
2 PM, Rich Theater

Pan African Film Festival with Angela Bassett
Symphony Hall
6:30-11 PM, Woodruff Arts Center
July 21, 2008

Actress Angela Bassett will be in the house on July 21st a retrospective of her work and she will also have a chat with Pearl Cleage.

And be sure to catch the special screening of Dance Beyond The Steps: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at this year’s 2008 Pan African Film Festival.

Alvin Ailey Artistic Director, Judith Jamison will speak to author and playwright Pearl Cleage after the screening. Ms. Jamison will speak on her journey from Primary Dancer to Artistic Director of one of the most celebrated contemporary dance companies in the world.

"The Color Purple"
Presented by Theater of the Stars
July 15 - August 3, 2008
The Fabulous Fox Theatre

World Music Festival
July 26 & 27, 2008
10 AM - 10 PM
Centennial Olympic Park

Children's Education Village - Wonders of Africa and the African Diaspora
July 17 - Camps Only
July 18 - Groups Only
July 19 - Family Day
10 AM - 2 PM, Woodruff Arts Center

Pan African Film Festival with Angela Bassett
July 21, 2008
6:30-11 PM, Woodruff Arts Center

If you can, try to attend as many of these events as possible and support the arts!


  1. sounds hot - too bad I'm in chicago or else I'd be there!

  2. Can't you take some time off? :-)


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