Imhoteps guide to black events

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

For jazz lovers, there will be a musical tribute to the legendary Wayne Shorter by Amiri Baraka’s New Arkestra, with an all-star lineup. For house music lovers, LPMF welcomes Terisa Griffin and Jihad Muhammad.

For lovers of gospel music, there will be Will Brown and Another Level, and Jules Bartholomew and JudaCamp.

For lovers of the golden era of hip-hop, Newark native Redman, Lords of the Underground and Black Thought of the Roots will be on deck.

The event takes place in Lincoln Park, located at 1035-1071 Broad Street, Newark, N.J. For information about the Lincoln Park Music Festival, call 973-242-4144 or visit www.lpccd.org/arts-culture/music-fest.

“Smooth Cruises” presents Najee on Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. on the Spirit of N.Y. at Pier 61. For more information, go to http://marqueeconcerts.com or www.wbls.com.


CEMOTAP presents the award-winning film “Mugabe: Villain or Hero” on Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m. at the CEMOTAP Center, located at 135-05 Rockaway Boulevard, South Ozone Park, Queens, N.Y. Admission is free, but space is limited. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.


Auditions for “Amateur Night at the Apollo” will be held in Philadelphia on Saturday, July 27 and in New York City on Saturday, Aug. 3 for gospel talent. “Apollo Live” music experts Doug E. Fresh and Michael Bivins, “Apollo Live” producers and Amateur Night producer Marion J. Caffey will screen hundreds of vocalists, dancers, comedians, spoken word artists and others trying to win a coveted spot on the Apollo stage. For more information, call 212-531-5334 or visit www.apollotheater.org or www.BET.com/Apollo.

The 15th annual Dr. John Henrik Clarke Tribute, “Failure is Not an Option,” will take place Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m. Participants include Imhotep Gary Byrd and Lisa Noble, Adelaide Sanford, Councilman Charles Barron, Assemblywoman Inez Barron, the Rev. Herbert Oliver, Nana Camille Yarbrough, Newark City Councilman Ras Baraka, Sister Betty Dopson, Brother Bernard Gassaway and more! It will take place at the Boys & Girls High School, 1700 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N.Y. Admission is free.

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 igbexp@gmail.com, find Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.