imhotep's guide to black events 1/11-18-/11
12/13/2012, 4:53 p.m.
Greetings! Happy King Day across the nation and to Stevie! On the 83rd birthday anniversary of King, Sunday, Jan. 15, the 14th annual New York Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Celebration for Religious and Racial Harmony will be celebrated at multiple interfaith locations with a silent march, prayer, special guest speakers and brilliant choral performances. For a full schedule, and bus info, contact the New York Metropolitan Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolence at (718) 589 7858, ext. 30.
- Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Angela Bassett and Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson star in the Broadway debut of "The Mountaintop," Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning drama, directed by Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon ("Fences," "A Raisin in the Sun"). Featuring original music by Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis. At the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St. For tickets, visit Telecharge.com.
- "Black Angels Over Tuskegee," the story of the pioneering first African-American fighter pilots, now playing at the Actors Temple Theatre, 339 W. 47th St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues. For tickets, call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com.
- "When I Crossed That Line to Freedom," with music and lyrics by Nkeiru Okoye, a staged concert reading of Act I of the folk opera "Harriet Tubman." One performance only, Sun., Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. at St. Mark's Church. For more information, visit www.downtownmusicproductions.org.
- NJPAC's annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration brings together two of today's most accomplished gospel artists: Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and pianist Richard Smallwood and singer, songwriter and preacher Tye Tribbett, a best-seller on the Billboard gospel charts. Thurs., Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. This special event also welcomes the Rev. Dr. M. William Howard Jr., who leads Newark's Bethany Baptist Church and Bethany Cares, as a guest speaker. The night is sponsored by PSEG Foundation and presented in collaboration with the Newark Unit of the NAACP. For more information, call (888) 466-5722 or visit www.njpac.org.
- B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill presents funkmaster Bootsy Collins Thurs., Jan. 12 at 8 p.m., and the brilliant keyboards of Ramsey Lewis Fri., Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
- At 237 W. 42nd St. in Times Square. For more information, call (212) 997-4144 or visit www.bbkingblues.com.
- The mighty Philly soul of the O'Jays is coming Sat., Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Lehman College at 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West in the Bronx. The Lehman Center is accessible by taking the 4 or D train to Bedford Park Boulevard. For tickets, call the Lehman Center box office at (718) 960-8833, visit in person Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or beginning at 12 noon on the day of the concert or go to www.lehmancenter.org.
- The Skylight Gallery of the Center for Arts & Culture of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation presents "Her Word as Witness: Portraits of Women Writers of the African Diaspora," created and photographed by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn. On view now through March 31. Skylight Gallery is located at 1368 Fulton St. between Brooklyn and New York avenues in Bed-Stuy. Take the A or C train to Nostrand Avenue. For more information, call (718) 636-6949 or (646) 573-2422 or visit www.restorationplaza.org.
- The tribute, "Long Live the Spirit of Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad," featuring the film "The Making of a Revolutionary," is taking place Thurs., Jan. 12, 6-10 p.m., with doors at 5 p.m., at the House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn. For more information, call (347) 876-0123 or (347) 876-0122.