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John Edgar Wideman Experience Will Feature Music, Dancers, Storytelling

The life and works of John Edgar Wideman, famed Pittsburgh author who will receive an honorary degree at Duquesne University's commencement ceremony this week, will be celebrated with an event bringing his stories from page to stage. Duquesne University President Ken Gormley is featured in a video that will be presented at the event. The evening will include performances by the Sankofa Village Drummers and Dancers, the Afro-Colombian Dance Ensemble and hip-hop dancers from Slippery Rock University.

Duquesne University is co-sponsoring the event.

When: Saturday, May 13, at 5 p.m.

Where: August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Pgh., Pa., 15222.

Information: The event is free and open to the public.

Duquesne University

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