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R I A LTO C E N T E R F O R T H E A R T S

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nnovation is part of the culture at Georgia State University and we are extremely pleased to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the second

most innovative university in the nation and number one in the country for our commitment to undergraduate teaching and providing our students with an extraordinary education. Long recognized as one of the nation’s most diverse institutions, Georgia State ranks 10th among U.S. News’ most racially and ethnically diverse national universities. The Rialto Center for the Arts exemplifies Georgia State’s values and spirit. Indeed, it is reflective of the extraordinary diversity that is vital to downtown Atlanta’s continued growth. Just as Georgia State is committed to inquiry and exploration and to bringing the very best students, academics, researchers, athletes, and administrators from across the nation and the world to Atlanta, the Rialto is committed to showcasing the finest performers and performances the world has to offer right here in downtown Atlanta. Not only is the Rialto downtown’s leading venue for arts performances and independent film screenings, it is the city’s most eclectic performing arts venue showcasing the unfamiliar and the unexpected alongside the classics and rediscovered gems. The 2019-2020 Rialto Series season is no exception, featuring: The “empress of soul” and Atlanta’s own, Ms. Gladys Knight; music from India with a modern edge; classic American jazz musicians; dance from Argentina and North America; legendary comedy; and much more. Whether you’ve been a Rialto subscriber for the last two decades or you are joining us for the first time, we are thankful you have chosen to spend your time with us to explore new and perhaps unfamiliar artists, and experience unparalleled excitement, wonder and the one-of-a-kind shows that promise the best the world has to offer!

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RED BARAAT Bollywood Funk Party Band

Saturday, Oct. 12 8 p.m.

The band lineup: Sunny Jain dhol / vocals Chris Eddleton drumset Sonny Singh trumpet / vocals Ray Mason trombone John Altieri sousaphone Jonathan Goldberger guitar

Red Baraat is a pioneering band from Brooklyn, New York, conceived by dhol player Sunny Jain. The group has drawn world-wide praise for its singular sound: a merging of harddriving North Indian bhangra with elements of hip-hop, jazz, and raw punk energy. Red Baraat’s June 2018 album release, Sound The People, hit the top 10 on the World Music Charts Europe and was heralded in the United States as the anthem soundtrack for the South Asian diaspora by indie-rock magazine, Stereogum. The band’s recent performances include headlining Peter Gabriel’s renowned WOMAD Festival in Caceres, Spain, performing at the Vienna Konzerthaus (Philharmonie) in Austria and the Sines Festival in Portugal. The universality of what Red Baraat does is undeniable and purposeful. “If we can unite people of all backgrounds and ethnicities to partake in the exuberance of life through the universal language of music,” says Jain, “then life is that much sweeter.”

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AILEY II: The Next Generation Of Dance Saturday, Oct. 26 8 p.m.

The talented dancers of Ailey II are renowned for captivating audiences and translating their strength and agility into powerful performances. Under the artistic direction of Troy Powell, this critically-acclaimed company presents vibrant performances and innovative community programs across the country and internationally. The Ailey spirit shines as these artists perform an exhilarating and diverse repertory that includes Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and thrilling new works by today’s outstanding emerging choreographers. Ailey II returns to the Rialto for its third season, with South African-born Bradley Shelver’s high-energy Where There Are Tongues and new works Psūkhe by esteemed choreographer Andrea Miller and Still by former Ailey dancer Kirven Douthit-Boyd.

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AILEY II ARTISTIC DIRECTOR TROY POWELL. PHOTO EDUARDO PATINO NYC

TROY POWELL Artistic Director A native New Yorker, Troy Powell began his dance training at the age of nine as a scholarship student at The Ailey School. He became a member of Ailey II and joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1991. Mr. Powell toured throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and South Africa for ten years with the Company before becoming a master teacher at The Ailey School and resident choreographer of Ailey II. He has choreographed works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Ailey School, Dallas Black Dance Theater, National Dance Company of the Bahamas, and Alaska Dance Theater, as well as for three episodes of “Sesame Street.” As a guest artist, Mr. Powell has performed with companies including Batsheva, Dallas Black Dance Theater, and Complexions. He appeared in George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum, the PBS’ “Great Performances” episode “Dance in America: A Hymn for Alvin Ailey” choreographed by Judith Jamison, “America’s Next Top Model,” and the Polish version of “So You Think You Can Dance.”


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Neiman Marcus presents The Art of Fashion to benefit NBAF Thursday • March 26, 2020 6:00pm - 10:00pm • Flourish Atlanta Event Co-Chairs: Kimberly Paige, Stephanie Russell, Kimberly Blackwell For information and reservations: jhanenkrat@nbaf.org, 404.372.4572, nbaf.org


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GLADYS KNIGHT An Intimate Evening with the Empress of Soul

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tlanta’s own Ms. Gladys Knight began performing gospel music at age four in the Mount Mariah Baptist Church, and sang as a guest soloist with the Morris Brown College Choir before debuting her first album with The Pips in 1960 — and the rest is history! This seven-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has enjoyed #1 hits in pop, gospel, R&B, and adult contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television, and live performance. The #1 smash hit “Midnight Train to Georgia” established Gladys Knight and The Pips as the premiere pop/R&B vocal ensemble in the world. Ms. Knight has recorded more than 38 albums over her storied career. Very few singers have matched Ms. Knight’s unassailable artistry. She earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995,


16 | encore and Gladys Knight & The Pips were inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. In 1997, Knight published an autobiography, Between Each Line of Pain and Glory (a line taken from her million selling recording “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me”). The next year, she and The Pips were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. In 2004, Ms. Knight received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards.

Sunday, Nov. 10 6 p.m.

Ms. Knight is a humanitarian and philanthropist devoted to many worthy causes, including the American Diabetes Association (for which she is a national spokesperson), the American Cancer Society, the Minority AIDS Project, amfAR and Crisis Intervention, and the Boys and Girls Club. Ms. Knight and husband William, along with various other members of the family, oversee her busy career from the Las Vegas headquarters of Shakeji, Inc., her personal entertainment corporation. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, performer, restaurateur, and businesswoman with a spiritual outlook on her life. Ms. Knight celebrated her 75th birthday on May 28, 2019, and she is still travelling the world with her music. Ms. Knight has delighted the world with song for over 50 years and the Rialto is honored to host this internationally renowned performer for the very first time!

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Hammonds House Museum extends Lit Without Sherman: A Love Letter to the West End

Lit Without Sherman: A Love Letter to the West End by artist Shanequa Gay has allowed us to celebrate the West End, capture great West End stories from residents and delve into the effects of gentrification on a community. We believe there are more stories to gather, more conversations to be had and more opportunities to teach the importance of a community's history to young people. So we are extending Lit Without Sherman: A Love Letter to the West End through December 22. Visit hammondshouse.org for information about visiting, group tours, education and public programs. We'll see you at the museum! Lit Without Sherman: A Love Letter to the West End is supported in part by generous funding from the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture, City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs and Hammonds House Museum Members and Donors. Hammonds House Museum is a Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Artist Engagement Fund. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).

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THE SECOND CITY Legendary Sketch and Improv Comedy

Saturday, Nov. 16 8 p.m.

There’s a reason the biggest names in laughter all catapulted their careers at The Second City … it’s been the funniest place on the planet since ’59! From Steve Carell to Keegan-Michael Key, Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey, Chris Farley to Mike Myers, The Second City’s imprint is all over film, television, and beyond. This next generation of comedy superstars have put their spin on the legendary comedy company’s greatest hits so they are rebooted and reimagined for today. From sketch comedy to original songs to world-famous improv, The Second City will leave you rolling in the aisles! *Cue mic drop.* Fresh, fast, and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly 60 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest. We hope you enjoy the show … after all, it’s been almost 60 years in the making. Parental Advisory: This show is appropriate for ages 17 and up.

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GALA HOLIDAY CONCERT Georgia State University School of Music

Sunday, Dec. 8 3 p.m.

If you’re in need of holiday cheer, the Gala Holiday Concert is the perfect place to be! Join us for this acclaimed celebration of the season, as The Georgia State University School of Music presents its 22nd Annual Gala Holiday Concert. More than 200 student and faculty musicians from the Georgia State University Symphony Orchestra, choruses, Jazz Band and community ensembles perform beloved holiday favorites. Bring the entire family for this Atlanta Holiday tradition. “Treat your ears to some seasonal tunes at the Gala Holiday Concert… the more than 200 student and faculty musicians will surely get you pumped up for the season.” –Jezebel Magazine

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ATLANTA’S CELTIC CHRISTMAS The Celtic Company

Celebrate the music, dance, and soul of the season! A production of The Celtic Company, Atlanta’s Celtic Christmas features internationally and regionally renowned artists including musicians, dancers and bards, who represent the Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Appalachian traditions. Celtic Christmas is much more than a concert performance, as music, dance, drama, and humor are woven together for an evocative, inspiring production that warms the soul with the music and dance of the ages. “Celtic Christmas enchants with its powerful combination of Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Appalachian music, dance, and poetry. This year’s concert will gather together an outstanding range of national and international talent for two magical performances. My family and I look forward to this unmissable event.” -Shane Stephens Consul General of Ireland

Saturday, Dec. 21 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 3 p.m.


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TICKETS Tickets available for purchase by phone at 404-413-9TIX (9849), online at rialto.gsu.edu or in person at the Rialto box office, 80 Forsyth St. NW (corner of Forsyth and Luckie streets). BOX OFICE HOURS Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. WEBSITE Visit rialto.gsu.edu for a complete calendar of events or to purchase tickets 24 hours a day. REFUNDS & EXCHANGES All sales are final with no exchanges or refunds. PARKING The 100 Peachtree Garage (formerly the Equitable Building parking deck) at the corner of Fairlie and Williams streets, provides official parking for the Rialto Center. SPECIAL NEEDS The Rialto Center is fully accessible to patrons with special needs. Wheelchair seating can be reserved in advance. Patrons who are TTY users, hearing impaired, speech disabled or hard of hearing can call us through the Georgia Relay Service at 711. For more information about these services, please call 866-787-6710. You can also email us at rialto@gsu.edu. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY The exit sign closest to your seat shows the shortest route out of the theater. In case of an emergency, please walk to the exit.

ETIQUETTE Please turn all cellphones and electronic devices to silent operation upon entering the theater. Late-arriving patrons will be seated at the House Manager’s discretion during a pause in the performance. Please refrain from talking during the performance. SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE We encourage you to share your experience at the Rialto on social media before and after the show using #RialtoATL. Tag us @RialtoCenter. Please take a few moments to complete a survey after the show. Survery forms are available in the lobby. CAMERAS/RECORDING DEVICES The use of cameras or sound/video recording equipment without the written permission of the management is strictly prohibited. LOST AND FOUND For items lost or left at the theater, please call the House Manager at 404-413-9844. MERCHANDISE The Rialto has items available for purchase at the box office including umbrellas, coffee mugs and more. RENT THE RIALTO Our facilities offer the perfect setting for everything from a VIP reception to an unforgettable corporate event. For more information, please contact Jo Costanzo at 404-413-9814 or jcostanzo@gsu.edu. USHERING Interested in volunteering as a Rialto usher? Sign up online or call 404-413-9845.

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The Rialto Center for the Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors.* 2019-20 SEASON SPONSORS

FULTON COUNTY

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs

*Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts. *This program is supported in part by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

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Dolby® Surround Sound and Projection Equipment in the theater has been provided by WarnerMedia.

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hen you donate to the Rialto, you enable us to further enhance and broaden our arts portfolio and educational programming; to maintain and expand the Rialto Series, featuring the best of national and international jazz, world music and dance; and to continue building our educational outreach to high-need public school students throughout Atlanta. With donor categories from $1 to more than $100,000, no amount is too small to contribute! We invite you to become part of the Rialto family, and with your gift, the Rialto will be able to bring the arts to more audiences, more classrooms and transform even more lives.

IMPrEsarIo | $25,000+ • Anonymous (3) • Bill & Peg Balzer • Mark Becker • Charles Loridans Foundation Inc. • The Erroll & Elaine Davis Charitable Foundation • Fulton County Arts Council • The Molly Blank Foundation • Thomas H. & Mabel Dorn • Reeder Foundation • Laura Voisinet VIrtuoso | $15,000-$24,999 • City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs • South Arts, Inc. MaEstro | $10,000-$14,999 • AIDS Healthcare Foundation • The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation’s Audience Building Roundtable • Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta • Georgia Council for the Arts • Nancy Nolan & Harold Shumacher • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company • Winnifred Smith O’Dell Fund BEnEFaCtor | $5,000- $9,999 • 100 Peachtree Property LLC • W. Imara Canady • David Caudill & Julia Bannerman • David & Christine Cofrin • David & Mary Haddow • Naomi M. Kirkman-Bey • Jerry and Usha Rackliffe ProDuCEr | $2,500-$4,999 • American Endowment Foundation

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28 | staff ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Jennifer Staats Moore Interim Director

TICKET SERVICES STAFF Kaci Casey, Raven Jones, Camila Morge Molano, Nika O’Neal

Laverne Perry Assistant Director, Artist Relations and Education

FRONT OF HOUSE STAFF Sebah Abdu, Brian Ball, Michael Clinton, Mikayla Collins, Ethel Hill, Evelyn Kemp, Janet Lewis, Vera Mack, Hannah Slater

Monica Barnes Arts Administration Specialist Sarah Blanc Front of House Manager Suzy Blough Development Director Nathan Brown Stage Manager Jo Ellen Costanzo Events Manager Willie Gaston Production Coordinator Darlene Hamilton Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications Matthew Igyarto Business Manager

BACKSTAGE CREW Daniel Armbrust, Jenna Edmonds, Maddie Fay, Bryan Feeney, Nina Gooch, Damien Helms, Christopher Hollis, Michael Jones, Nathaniel Kiser, Bridget Leen, Marshall Moore, Michael Morgan, Tony Reid, Dave Reiersen, Cameron Rodriquez, Danielle Styles, Amiel Tomlin, John Woodson, Catherine Wyrosdick GRADUATE ASSISTANT Nika O’Neal STUDENT ASSISTANTS Grace Olufade Tateanna Rush Breion Russell

Jamie Jones Events Coordinator Chadwick Miller Ticket Services Manager Michael Williams Production Manager

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Sally Cohen Atkins Peg Balzer W. Imara Canady David Cheshier Walter Coffey Elaine E. Davis Nick Demos Chris Escobar, Vice Chair

George Greenidge, Jr. JoAnn Haden-Miller Darryl B. Holloman Randy Hyman Shapiro Karcheik Sims-Alvarado Munir Meghjani, Chair Gina Espinosa Meltzer Judith Montier Jennie Raymond

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