December: Month of Performances

It’s been a busy month for me as I got the chance to document some amazing performances from Chaka Khan at Lincoln Center in NYC, John Waters at the Carnegie Lecture Hall, Rashaad Newsome at the Carnegie Music Hall, and a slew of talented artists at The Kelly Strayhorn Theater, a new client!

Chaka Khan and The House of Gorgeous, at Lincoln Centers Annual Fashion Gala, honoring Coach, hosted by Whoppi Goldberg

 
 

Rashaad Newsome: Shade Compositions, for The Andy Warhol Museum at the Carnegie Music Hall

 
 

A John Waters’ Christmas, for the Andy Warhol Museum, at the Carnegie Lecture Hall

 
 

Suite Life, honoring Billy Strayhorn, featuring the Roger Humphries Big Band

 
 

Pittsburgh: Live and On Stage 2018, part of the National Performance Network Conference, at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, featuring STAYCEE Pearl dance projectBill ShannonAnqwenique Wingfield, Afro Yaqui Music Collectiveslowdanger, and Blak Rapp M.A.D.U.S.A.

 
 

Summer Lee for PA State Rep, Campaign Kickoff

On a snowy Martin Luther King Day, I ventured down to Braddock, PA and joined the Braddock Inclusion Project and about 200 fellow citizens to kick-off the campaign of Summer Lee, a 30-year old, African-American attorney hoping to represent the 34th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The 34th covers some of Pittsburgh, and many of it's southeastern suburbs, including Swissvale, Braddock, Rankin, Homestead, East Pittsburgh, Turtle Creek and others.  Endorsed by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Ms. Lee, her 'Ancestor's Wildest Dream', is running on a platform of inclusion and social justice and seeks to unseat a nearly 20 year incumbent from the Costa political dynasty.