NEWS

The August Wilson Symphony

On Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Grammy Award-winning conductor Lucas Richman and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will premiere Kathryn Bostic’s August Wilson Symphony honoring the iconic and award-winning playwright August Wilson. Tony Award winning actress, Phylicia Rashad, will narrate excerpts of his plays.

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Roller Dreams Documentary

Venice was a gathering spot for roller dancers back in the 1970s and 80s when the craze made the big screen with films like “Xanadu” and “Roller Boogie.” Bostic created the score for director and filmmaker Kate Hickey.   Kate loved Olivia Newton-John growing up in Australia and loved roller skating, but when she moved to Venice in 2007, she discovered that all the roller dancers were African-American. According to Hickey it was those dancers who never received their due for teaching the actors their moves and this inspired her to make “Roller Dreams.”

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