Allegheny Regional Asset District Grants $1.5M to Help Foundations Buy August Wilson Center

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The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that the Allegheny Regional Asset District board has approved a $1.5 million grant that will “enable a coalition of foundations” to purchase the August Wilson Center.

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Lenny Henry Travels to Pittsburgh (BBC)

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British actor Lenny Henry travels to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to tell the story of August Wilson.

Called “August Shines,” the event is documented by video, produced by the BBC.

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August Wilson Mural Officially Unveiled in Pittsburgh’s Hill District

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The August Wilson mural was officially unveiled on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at 2037 Centre Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.

Coincidently, this site is also that of the demolished jitney station that Wilson used for his play, “Jitney.”