On Saturday, September 6, 2014, The National Black Arts Festival held it’s 2014 Legends Celebration at the Rialto Centre For The Arts at Georgia State University. Each year the National Black Arts Festival honors and recognizes influential African Americans who have made important artistic contributions in the areas of music, film, theatre, visual arts, and dance. This years honorees included: Wynton Marsalis (Music), Melvin Van Peebles (Film), Ntozake Shange (Theatre), Dr. Samella Lewis (Visual Arts) and Maurice Hines (Dance). The show featured a tribute from actress Anika Noni Rose, a special performance by The Manzari Brothers and an impressive Jazz set by saxaphonist Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio. This years edition of The Legends Celebration ended with a spectacular grand finale, a special performance by Wynton Marsalis and Marcus Belgrave.
Check out a few pics from the The 2014 National Black Arts Festival Legends Celebration:
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