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'Beyond the Blues' celebrates African-American artists

'Beyond the Blues' celebrates African-American artists

"Beyond the Blues," Columbia Festival of the Arts' winter presentation of music, theater, film and jazz celebrating African-American artists, coincides with the observance of Black History Month by "happy accident," according to CFA Executive Director Todd Olson.

"We are finding lots of partners within the black community [such as] the African American Round Table, Celebration Church, etc., and we're excited about those prospects," Olson said.

A festival highlight, Tony-nominated actor Anthony Chisholm will perform with the Pittsburgh Playwright's Theatre Company at Celebration Church Feb. 5 in a staged reading of African-American playwright...