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click to enlarge Michele Norris - PHOTO BY MARY NOBLE
Photo by Mary Noble
Michele Norris
click to enlarge Isabel Wilkerson - PHOTO BY JOE HENSON
Photo by Joe Henson
Isabel Wilkerson

During the 20th century's "Great Migration," African Americans moved from the South to work in the industrial Midwest. Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures' Monday Night Lecture Series welcomes two authors — Michele Norris (The Warmth of the Sun) and Isabel Wilkerson (The Grace of Silence) — to discuss the personal and historic aspects of this significant demographic shift. Jan. 30. Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. 412-622-8866 or

Spend a winter's night hearing from folks who know all about winter. The Intercultural Project presents Midwinter Russian Classics, an evening featuring readings from the works of Pushkin, Chekhov, Gogol and others. There will also be music, and a reception to follow. Feb. 17. Frick Fine Arts Building, Oakland.

Photo by Tim Hetherington

Author Sebastian Junger has covered some harrowing real events, from wildfires to treacherous oceans (A Perfect Storm). Tonight, he'll discuss his latest book, War, a boots-on-the-ground account of the ongoing battles in Afghanistan. Feb. 27. Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. 412-622-8866 or

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