7/18/2013, 2:54 p.m. | Updated on 7/18/2013, 2:54 p.m.
LPMF features the Bernie Worrell Orchestra on the first day of the festival at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in downtown Newark. (NJPAC’s “Sounds of the City” and the LPMF are co-presenting this FunkFest event.)
For jazz lovers, there will be a musical tribute to the legendary Wayne Shorter by Amiri Baraka’s Jazz All-Star Newark Arkestra, with an all-star line-up. For house music lovers, LPMF welcomes Terisa Griffin and Jihad Muhammad. For lovers of gospel music, there will be Will Brown and Another Level plus 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 St., Newark, N.J. For information about the Lincoln Park Music Festival, call 973-242-4144 or visit www.lpccd.org/arts-culture/music-fest.
Harlem Week 2013 kicks off with “A Great Day in Harlem” on Sunday, July 28. The event will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with an amazing schedule of events, including a concert tribute, “Songs in the Key of Life,” celebrating 50 years of Stevie Wonder at Grant Memorial Park, 122nd Street and Riverside Drive. For a full schedule and more information about Harlem Week 2013, go to www.harlemdiscover.com.
The 15th annual Dr. John Henrik Clarke tribute, “Failure is Not an Option,” will take place on Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m. Participants include Imhotep Gary Byrd, Lisa Noble, Regent 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! The event will be held at 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 7-9 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 5-7 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 212-592-3279.