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Imhoteps guide to black events

7/11/2013, 2:08 p.m. | Updated on 7/11/2013, 2:08 p.m.

Greetings! Our GBE Black Media Month sadly notes the passing of the beloved Kimati Dinizulu. Dinizulu brilliantly represented the legacy of his father, the late, acclaimed Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu in celebration of African culture and the “talking power” of the drum as the earliest of communication technologies. Our condolences to his family and followers on their great loss.

THEATER

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) (Producing Artistic Director Ty Jones) presents the Shakespeare classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Artistic Associate Justin Emeka, this summer in Harlem’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt. Morris Park West and 122nd Street). Opening night of the free play is on Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. Performances run through the end of July. For more informationz, contact cheryl@cherylduncanpr.com.

“Motown: The Musical,” directed by Charles Randolph Wright and with the book written by Berry Gordy Jr., features 2013 Tony nominee Valisia LeKae as Diana Ross and Tony nominee Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St. (between Eighth Avenue and Broadway). For group sales, call 212-339-6262 or 800-432-7780; purchase regular tickets at www.ticketmaster.com and at www.motownthemusical.com.

“The Trip to Bountiful,” directed by Michael Wilson and featuring Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Tony nominees Vanessa Williams and Condola Rashad and legendary three-time Emmy Award winner and 2013 Tony Award winner Cicely Tyson, is now playing at the Sondheim Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St. For more information or tickets, call 800-901-4092 or visit www.newyorkcitytheatre.com.

“Lucky Guy,” featuring 2013 Tony Award winner Courtney Vance and Hollywood icon Tom Hanks, is playing at the Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St. (between Eighth Avenue and Broadway). For more information, call 212-239-6200 or visit www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/broadhurst.asap.

MUSIC

New York City’s premier Brazilian music and arts festival Brasil Summerfest returns July 20-27 at several high-profile venues in Manhattan, including Central Park SummerStage, City Winery, Joe’s Pub, South Street Seaport, Nublu, Standard East, Brooklyn Public Library and more. On opening day (July 20) at Central Park SummerStage, the lineup will include the U.S. debut of the show-stopping performer Gaby Amarantos, touted as the “Brazilian Beyoncé.” More artists will be added soon. For more information, go to www.centralpark. com/guide/attractions/ summerstage.

R&B supergroup TGT is hitting the road and heading to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center this summer! Don’t miss Tank, Ginuwine and Tyrese live on July 20. Get your tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets, www.Ticketmaster.com or the NJPAC box office. For more information, visit www. wbls.com.

Newark’s Revered Lincoln Park Music Festival, a multi-day event, has occurred without safety incidents of any kind for eight years and has been a model of safe, family-friendly fun for the residents of Newark plus a growing number of regional and national guests. During the days of the festival (July 25 – 28), attendees can mix and mingle in the arts and crafts marketplace, enjoy food from scores of food vendors and learn more about getting in shape in the health and wellness pavilion. The first day of the festival will feature the Bernie Worrell Orchestra. (NJPAC’s Sounds of the City and the LPMF are co-presenting this FunkFest event.)