The National Black Arts Festival in Photos

The National Black Arts Festival in Photos Performers from the Ronald K. Brown/Evidence heat up the stage.
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 28, 2008

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Performers from the Ronald K. Brown/Evidence heat up the stage.

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Previous years’ attendees have included model and activist Iman and real-estate developer Harold Dawson, Jr.

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Alice Walker, literary icon and author of The Color Purple, is scheduled to appear at this year’s festival.

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A performance of The Color Purple is just one of the highlights in this year’s lineup.

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Ronald K. Brown/Evidence perform a piece on the festival stage.

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This year the festival will honor legend Gladys Knight.

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A longtime participant, author Pearl Cleage will speak at a screening of Dance in America: Beyond the Steps: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater this year.

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Every year festival-goers are treated to everything from classical music to modern dance.

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This year the festival will pay tribute to Judith Jamison, famed choreographer and artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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Scholar Cornel West has hosted lively discussions at the festival in years past.

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