FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PITTSBURGH, PA (Friday, June 2, 2017) — Local singer, actress, and creative artist Jacquea Mae performs at the 2017 TEDxPittsburgh conference on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Byham Theater in Downtown Pittsburgh. The event begins at 11:30 a.m.
TEDxPittsburgh partners with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust this year, to present the theme, “Awakening: Ideas on the Rise.” The annual conference, held in Long Beach, California, has given rise to multiple TEDx events held nationwide. These events aim to provide a platform for people to share transformative and thought-provoking ideas on a local level. A TEDx program formed in Pittsburgh in 2013 as TEDxGrandview, as a way to celebrate the people of innovative and creative spirits in the city.
1Hood Media’s Jacquea Mae has graced the mic at several open mics, theatrical productions and has featured as an artist at many venues, festivals, open mics & more, throughout the city of Pittsburgh and beyond. Ms. Mae continues to rave reviews for her powerful, soulful and from-the gut performances.
“I’m so thankful to be a part of Tedx Pittsburgh with Jeremiah Marcel,” says Mae. “To celebrate the amazingness of black girl magic in Wilkinsburg, giving to the world, that’s what I do.”
She has also starred as Alberta 'Pearl' Johnson with actress Julie Beroes in Black Pearl Sings, under the direction of New Horizons Theater in 2013 and again as Bessie Smith in Queens Of The Blues last year. In 2016, Jacquea Mae released her first EP, 'The Makings Of Me'. When she’s not creating or performing, she works to inspire and instruct young artists in the area.
Tickets and more information about TEDxPittsburgh can be found here.
Sunday, June 4, 2017 @ 11:30 a.m.
Byham Theater (Downtown Pittsburgh)
101 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222