Imhotp's guide to Black events
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 8/8/2013, 10:43 a.m. | Updated on 8/8/2013, 10:43 a.m.
Join legendary New York City radio personality Ken “Spider” Webb and friends at the Harlem State Office Building on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. for “Support in the Key of Life” a medical-musical fundraising “Webb-athon” for my son Khamit Byrd, who is battling diabetic macular edema. It will be hosted on his internet radio show at www.kenwebbinternetradio.com. I’ll be there, along with Bob Law, Roy Ayers, Alyson Williams and many other surprise guests. (You can donate during the webcast.) For online donations, just Google “You Caring Gary Byrd.”
The Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series will take place at Wingate Field (Brooklyn Avenue between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street), with free shows every Monday at 7:30 p.m. Gladys Knight and the O’Jays will be playing on Monday, Aug. 19. For more information, go to www.wbls.com.
New York City diva-legend Melba Moore with perform with Andre Ward at the B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square on Friday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. For more information, go to www.bbkingsblues.com.
The funky and brilliant vibraphonist Roy Ayers is coming on Tuesday, Aug. 27 to the Blue Note, 121 W. 3rd St. For more information, call 212-475-8592 or go to www.bluenotejazz.com.
“Rising From Ashes,” an inspiring tale told by Forest Whitaker, is playing at Quad Cinema, at 13th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues.
“2 Guns,” starring Denzel Washington, is now playing in theaters everwhere. Check your local listings.
“Fruitvale Station” is playing at select theaters. Check your local listings.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors, featuring over 100 free performances, including African and African-American music, dance and spoken word, is running now through Aug. 11. All events are free; no tickets are required. For detailed information on performances and a calendar of events, call 212-875-5766 or visit lcoutofdoors.org.
City Parks Foundation announces the 2013 season of SummerStage, New York’s largest free performing arts festival that brings over 100 free performances to 17 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin and world music to dance, comedy and theater, SummerStage is a vital part of New York City’s summer arts festival landscape. The festival runs now through Aug. 29. For a full calendar of events, visit www. cityparksfoundation/summerstage.org.
The Men’s Ministry of the Historic First Church of God in Christ and the Central Brooklyn Leadership Council will host a debate on the question, “Has Gospel Music Become Too Worldly?” on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. at the church, 221 Kingston Ave., Brooklyn.
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 7 to 9 p.m., and on WLIB-AM with “The GBE Mind Flight,” Sunday evenings from 9 p.m. to midnight. The full show can be heard on HD radio at WBLS-HD2. IGB is also heard on WBAI-FM 99.5 with Radio GBE: The “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 contact us for bookings or to reach us about your event, email email@example.com, find Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call