Welcome to Celebrate Harlem Month and Garvey Month in the GBE!
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 7/27/2011, 6:32 p.m.
"Baby it's You" follows the creation and rise of the independent record company that gave sthe popular girl group the Shirelles, the Isley Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Chuck Jackson and more. At the Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St. For more information, visit www.babyitsyouonbroadway.com.
"The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith." Now running on Broadway at St. Luke's Theater, 308 W. 46th St. For tickets, call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.stlukestheatre.com.
"Mama, I Want to Sing: The Next Generation," by Vy Higginsen, with original music by Wesley Naylor, directed by Ken Wydro. Now playing at the Dempsey Theater, 127 W. 127th St. between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Malcolm X boulevards. For more information and tickets, visit www.mamafoundation.org.
"Sistas: The Musical" tells the story of African-American women through popular music. Using hit tunes from "God Bless the Child" to Destiny's Child, the musical traces the history of Black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the girl groups of the '60s to the empowerment of the '90s. July 11-31 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th St., first floor, between Eighth and Ninth avenues. For more information, visit www.sistasthemusical.com.
FILM & ART
"Malcolm X: A Search for Truth" and "Romare Bearden: The Soul of Blackness-A Centennial Tribute" are on view now through Sat., Jan. 7 at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X. Blvd. Open Tues.-Thurs. 12-6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Morris Day and the Time, Fri., July 29 at 8 and 10:30 p.m. at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. between Seventh and Eighth avenues. For more information, call (212) 997-4144 or visit www.bbkingblues.com.
Malian singer Oumou Sangare and Arab music savant Bassam Saba celebrate Brooklyn in a free concert in Prospect Park, Fri., July 29 at 7:30 p.m. And on Sat., July 30, New Orleans legend Dr. John, "The Nite Tripper"; The Godfather of Go Go, D.C.'s Chuck Brown; and Red Baraat will rock the Prospect Park Bandshell. For more information, visit www.bricartsmedia.org.
The Martin Luther King free concert series presents a special surprise guest on Aug. 1 at Wingate Field on Brooklyn Avenue between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street in Crown Heights. For more information, visit www.brooklynconcerts.com. Free.
Budweiser Superfest presents Grammy winner Jill Scott's "Summer Block Party" at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Thurs., July 28 at 7 p.m. Scott will be joined by special guests Grammy-nominated R&B singer Anthony Hamilton and groove specialists Mint Condition, with music by DJ Jazzy Jeff, hosted by Doug E. Fresh. 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, N.Y. For more information, call (516) 785-1600.
WBLS welcomes Keyshia Cole and friends to the Paradise Theatre, Thurs., July 28 at 6:30 p.m. 2403 Grand Concourse in the Bronx. For more information, call (718) 220-1015 or visit www.paradisetheaterevents.com.
Harlem Week 2011 and 107.5 WBLS present a magical weekend of music:
Sat., July 30, 2-5 p.m. "Great Jazz on the Great Hill," presenting a multigenerational celebration of big band, jazz and swing dancing on the Great Hill in Central Park. Central Park West from 103rd to 107th streets.