Kelly Strayhorn Theater Leader Beats Drum for Stretch of Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh

From Trib Live:Janera Solomon

This year, she joined the August Wilson Center Recovery Committee and led a series of community meetings to learn about residents’ vision for the black cultural arts center named for the famed playwright who grew up in the Hill District.

“She put herself at risk trying to save the August Wilson Center,” said Scott Stoner, director of programs and resources for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters in Washington. “If anybody can rise above adversity in a situation like that and lead a way out, I think it would be her.”


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