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Community Calendar Sept 5-11, 2013

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 9/5/2013, 1:30 p.m. | Updated on 9/5/2013, 1:30 p.m.
Imhotep Gary Byrd

Greetings! It’s September, “GBE African Re-Education Month.” Look for noted Harvard scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates on the six-part, six-hour PBS-TV series “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,” coming in October.

Theater

The acclaimed hit TV and Broadway stage play “The Trip to Bountiful,” featuring Leon Addison Brown, Tony nominees Vanessa Williams and Condola Rashad and three-time Emmy Award winner Cicely Tyson, is extended to Oct. 9. It 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.

“Motown: The Musical,” with book written by Berry Gordy Jr. and featuring 2013 Tony nominee Valesia LeKae as Diana Ross, Tony nominee Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson and Brandon Dixon as Berry Gordy, is now playing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St. (between Eighth Avenue and Broadway). For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com and www.motownthemusical.com.

“Kinky Boots,” featuring 2013 Tony Award winner Billy Porter, is now playing at the Al Hirschfield Theatre, 302 W. 45th St. For more information, call 866-276-4887 or visit www.broadway.com/shows/kinkyboots.

“Newsical the Musical,” a musical mockery of the news, is now playing at the Kirk Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St. For tickets, call 212-239-6200 or 800-432-7250 or visit www.telecharge.com.

“Straight to the Head,” with singing sensation and Tony Award winner Melba Moore, is coming to Newark Symphony Hall, 1020 Broad St., Newark, N.J., on Sept. 14–15 at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.newarksymphonyhall.org.

Music

Brilliant keyboardist Cassandra Wilson performs at the Blue Note on Sept. 5-6. Joe Sample & The Creole Joe Band perform on Sept. 10-16. 121 W. Third St. For more information, call 212-475-8592 or visit www.bluenotejazz.com.

The Abyssinan Baptist Church Monthly Jazz Vespers Concert Series presents “The Homecoming Concert” featuring the Eric Reed Quintet on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 Odell Clark Place at West 138th Street. For admission information and schedules, call 212-862-7474 x 225.

Amateur Night at the Apollo presents “Where Stars are Born & Legends are Made” on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at 253 W. 125th St. in Harlem. For more information, visit www.apollotheatre.org.

The amazing Earth, Wind & Fire come to the Beacon Theatre on Sept. 24-25 at 8 p.m. The Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway (between West 74th and 75th streets) For more information, visit www.beacontheatre.com.

Family

The New York Urban League Football Classic, featuring Benedict College vs. Viriginia State University, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MetLife Stadium. Kickoff time is at 3:30 p.m. The event will also feature a battle of the bands. For more information, visit www.nyulfootballclassic.com or www.ticketmaster.com or call 212-926-8000.

Comedy

The legendary Bill Cosby comes to Westchester County Center in White Plains, N.Y., on Saturday, Sept. 7. For more information, visit www.WMconcerts.com.

Don’t miss Sinbad’s return to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, Sept. 13. Tickets are on sale now. Call 800-745-3000 or visit wwwTicketMaster.com.

“Shaquille O’Neal’s All Star Comedy Jam” comes to the Best Buy Theatre at Times Square, 1515 Broadway, on Saturday, Sept. 14. Shows will start at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.