Take a look at how CAALA (Circle of African American Leaders for the Arts) continues to deepen roots in our community: On January 21st and 22nd, world-renowned songwriter and producer Smokey Robinson will be performing with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Earlier this year, Smokey received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which celebrates the work of an artist whose career reflects lifetime achievement in promoting song as a vehicle of musical expression and cultural understanding.  An honor shared by Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Paul McCartney. Members of CAALA will be in attendance!

Also, click this link for a list of arts experiences highlighting African American artists and exploring the African American experience, then and now. Some of these events include Noel Anderson’s Blak Origin Movement at the Contemporary Arts Center and Classical Roots with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. We hope you can join us for these events, too!