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imhotep's guide to black events 4/5-11/12

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 4/9/2012, 12:24 p.m.
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Music

  • The NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts hosts the premiere of "An African Nubian Suite" by Randy Weston with his African Rhythms Orchestra on Easter Sunday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at 566 LaGuardia Place, at Washington Square South. The concert features appearances by poet Jayne Cortez and historian Robin D. G. Kelley, and there will be signings of Weston's "African Rhythms: The Autobiography of Randy Weston" and Kelley's "Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times." For tickets, call (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111. For more information, visit www.nyuskirball.org/calendar/weston.
  • The 13th annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, "Jazz: A Music of the Spirit," presents on Mon., April 16, "The Last Poets, Originators of Revolutionary Poetry," at For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St., at Classon Avenue. Two shows at 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. For more information, call (718) 857-1427 or email jazzymondays@gmail.com.

Comedy

  • Wayne Brady, host of "Let's Make a Deal," appearing Fri., April 20 through Sun., April 22 at the Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St., between Seventh and Eighth avenues. For more information, call (212) 367-9000.

Film

  • The 19th New York African Film Festival presents "21st Century: The Homecoming." This year's festival will explore the modern notion of home and homeland April 11 through 17 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and throughout April and May at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, Columbia University's Institute of African Studies, the Maysles Cinema Institute and the Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAMcinematek. For more information, visit www.africanfilmny.org.

Community

  • CVS is sponsoring a series of free health screenings this month called Pharmacy Project Health. For more information, go to www.cvs.com/projecthealth.
  • The Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood, executive pastor of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and pastor emeritus of St. Paul Community Baptist Church, welcomes "Project Safe Surrender" to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 212 Tompkins Ave., at the corner of DeKalb Avenue, on Good Friday, April 6 and Sat., April 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program enables Brooklyn residents with "C" summonses and warrants to have their cases heard by a judge and resolved in a safe environment without fear of arrest. To learn more, call (718) 250-3888 or Anita Alexander at (718) 388-3900, ext. 46, or visit www.projectsafesurrender.org.
  • Rep. Charles Rangel invites small business owners and entrepreneurs to hear representatives from the Small Business Administration and the Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency discuss various federal initiatives to help you grow your businesses on Tues., April 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Harlem State Office Building. He is also hosting an information session about finding and applying to government job opportunities, the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps on Thurs., April 12 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Aaron Davis Hall inside the City College of New York. For more details, visit rangel.house.gov.

Hear Imhotep Gary Byrd on 107.5 WBLS-FM daily with "Imhotep's On-Air Guide to Black Events" and "Express Yourself," Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., and on WLIB-AM with "The GBE Mind Flight," Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to midnight (simulcast on WLIB-AM/WBLS-FM from 7-8 p.m.). The full show can be heard on HD radio at WBLS-HD2. IGB is also heard on WBAI-FM 99.5 with the GBE 2.0 "Global Black Experience" and "Global Beat Experience," Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m. We are archived online with both shows at www.wbai.org. To reach us about your event, email gbemail2@yahoo.com, find Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at GBELIFE.