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National Black Arts Festival highlights: July 30

The National Black Arts Festival continues through this weekend. Check back every morning to see some highlights from the day’s events.

Events for Thursday, July 30

Film: “A Keeping of Records: The Art and Life of Alice Walker” exhibit continues at Emory University’s Woodruff Library, but a series of films and discussions about the author will run on Thursday. Noon-5:15 p.m. July 30, White Hall, 480 Kilgo St. in Atlanta. FREE.

Stage: “Black Voices: The Hidden Bruises,” a work by Clark Atlanta University Professor Willie L. Todd Jr., features a performance by original “Dreamgirl” Jennifer Holliday. 7:30 p.m. July 30-Aug. 2, Clark Atlanta University’s Haven-Warren Hall,  223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.in Atlanta.

Film: “In Retrospect: Robert Townshend,” will feature a reception and discussion with the filmmaker. The Pan African Film Festival opening night reception begins at 7 p.m. July 30, and a film begins after. Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St., N.E. in Atlanta.

Visual arts: “Mercy, Patience & Destiny:  The Women of Whitfield Lovell’s Tableaux,” opens with a reception and conversation between artist Lovell and Carrie Mae Weems. 5 p.m. July 30, ACA Gallery of SCAD at the Woodruff, 1280 Peachtree St., N.E. in Atlanta. FREE. STORY.

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