Community Calendar: 3/1-7/12
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 2/29/2012, 6:43 p.m.
Greetings! We enter Women's History Month in the GBE, directing your attention to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/imhotep-gary-byrd), where my former producer from the WLIB Apollo days, Nyerere Shannon, has set up an amazing array of images saluting the glory of Black History Month and Black women.
In keeping with the 2012 theme of the Association for the Study of African American Life & History, "The Role of African American Women in History," we'll be running it throughout the month of March and beyond.
- "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.
- "The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess," now on Broadway with four-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis and two-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier. At the Richard Rogers Theater, 226 W. 46th St. For tickets and information, call (877) 250-2929 or visit www.porgyandbessonbroadway.com.
- Whoopi Goldberg's "Sister Act," the stage musical based on the 1992 movie of the same name, is at the Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway. For more information, visit www.sisteractbroadway.com.
- "Sally & Tom (The American Way)," a musical about Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, now through Sun., March 25 at the Castillo Theatre. For more information, call (212) 941-1234 or visit www.castillo.org.
- The HADLEY Players present Louise Mike's "Arye," directed by Ward Nixon and featuring award-winner Kimberly Monroe. Now through Sun., March 11 at the Harlem School of the Arts Theater, 647 St. Nicholas Ave. at 142nd Street. Dinner theater will take place Sun., March 4 at 2:30 p.m. For more information and reservations, call (646) 323-0223.
- The World Music Institute presents "South African Voices: Soweto Gospel Choir," Fri., March 2 at 8 p.m. at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street.
- "Robert Johnson at 100," a musical tribute and benefit for the construction of the Blues Hall of Fame, at the world-famous Apollo Theater, Tues., March 6. Featuring the Roots, Chuck D, Keb' Mo', Taj Mahal, Sam Moore, Savion Glover, Living Colour, Bettye Lavette, Todd Rundgren, actor Jeffrey Wright and the Rev. Stephen Johnson, with more to be announced. For more information, visit www.robertjohnson100.com.
- Eddie Palmieri's 75th birthday celebration, Tues., March 13-18 at the Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. Shows at 8 and 10:30 p.m. For more information, call (212) 475-8592 or visit www.bluenotejazz.com.
- The Harlem Gospel Choir sings Whitney Houston, Wed., March 14 at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill in Times Square, 237 W. 42nd St. For more information, call (212) 997-4144 or visit www.bbkingblues.com.
- "Spirit of Uganda," a vibrant music and dance extravaganza featuring young performers who have traveled around the world, celebrating their passion and joy for the arts and life. Thurs.-Fri., March 2-3 at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Pl. For more information, visit www.nyuskirball.org.
- Mike Epps' "I'm Still Standing" tour comes to the Theater at Madison Square Garden Sat., March 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Madison Square Garden box office, ticketmaster.com or (866) 858-0008.