Imhotep's Guide to Black Events 2/2-8/12
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 2/1/2012, 5:36 p.m.
- "TNT": The legendary Temptations and the Four Tops perform their greatest Motown hits Sat., Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow, Westbury, N.Y. For tickets and more information, call (516) 334-0800.
- "A Tribute to Motown" led by brilliant musical director Ray Chew, currently the musical director of "American Idol," formerly of the world famous Apollo Theater. Thurs., Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. The evening features legendary artists, a celebration of Motown founder Berry Gordy and a tribute to the late Nickolas Ashford, of the famed songwriting-producing team Ashford & Simpson. Hosted by CNN journalist Soledad O'Brien. For tickets, call (866)614-4183 or visit carnegiehalltickets.org.
- Aretha Franklin comes to Radio City Music Hall Fri., Feb. 17 and Sat., Feb. 18 at 8 p.m., 1260 Sixth Ave. For tickets and more information, visit www.radiocity.com or call (212) 247-4777.
- "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 at the Skylight Gallery, 1368 Fulton St., between Brooklyn and New York avenues in Bed-Stuy. For more information, call (718) 636-6949 or (646) 573-2422 or visit www.restorationplaza.org.
- "Red Tails," the story of the Tuskegee Airmen. Support it, take a friend and pass the word on. See your local listings for times and locations.
- "Sing Your Song," a candid documentary profile of Harry Belafonte, his life and activism and his support of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. A personal and intimate look at his life as an activist and humanitarian. Thurs., Feb. 2 at the IFC Center, 323 Sixth Ave., at West Third Street. For more information, call (212) 924-7771 or (212) 924-5246 or visit www.ifccenter.com.
- Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe presents Keith Holmes, author of "Black Inventors." Holmes introduces inventions, both past and present, that Black people developed and patented globally. Sat., Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. at 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd. and Sun., Feb. 5 from 2-4 p.m. at York College in Jamaica,Queens. For more information, call (212) 665 7400 or visit www.huemanbookstore.com/event.
- The Apollo Theater celebrates its 78th birthday and Black History Month with Open House Weekend 2012. Three free days featuring "Community Sing," with 10-time Grammy winners Take 6, Fri., Feb. 3; "Community Dance," with Forces of Nature and Ballet Hispanico, Sat., Feb. 4; and "Community Jam," artist and band performances, Sun., Feb. 5. All at the Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St. No tickets or reservations are required for Main Stage activities, with the exception of "Community Sing." The weekend will also include heath screenings provided by Harlem Hospital. For more information, call (212) 531-5305. Preregistration is strongly suggested at ApolloEducation.org.
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