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Imhotep's Guide To Black Events Jan 30 - Feb 5

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 1/31/2014, 12:48 p.m.
As we move into our GBE Black History/African Heritage Month with the extra cold winter season, the 2014 Grammy Awards ...
“Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds”

Lauryn Hill brings her multiplatinum eclectic soul to the Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, N.Y., on Friday, Jan. 31. For tickets, call 914-937-4126 or visit www.thecapitoltheatre.com.

Exhibitions

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture announces its first exhibition of 2014, “Motown: The Truth is a Hit.” Featuring items highlighting Motown’s inimitable founder, Berry Gordy, and the institution’s beloved musical acts, the multimedia showcase chronicles one of the most significant record labels in American music history. It will be on display from Saturday, Feb. 1 to July 26 at the Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd. at 135th Street.

Community

The world-famous Apollo Theater is hosting a series of artistic and community programs to celebrate Black History Month. The Apollo’s 2014 Black History Month includes the return of the 1930s/1940s nightclub–style show “Apollo Club Harlem”; a free open house weekend in celebration of Apollo’s 80th anniversary with a concert featuring the incomparable pastor Shirley Caesar; the return of the popular independent emerging artist concert series “Apollo Music Café”; and the Apollo “Live Wire” discussion series “Black Style on Stage.” For more information, visit www.apollotheater.org.

A tribute to the late Amiri Baraka, the legendary author, poet, playwright and scholar, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd., 7:30 p.m. The tribute will feature words and music by Ted Wilson, Haki Madhubuti, Sonia Sanchez, Quincy Troupe, Blu Ark, Bill Harris, Umar Bin Hassan, Craig Harris, Dwight Trible and others. For more information, call 212-279-4200 or visit www.nationalblacktouringcircuit.org.

Join legendary radio personality and filmmaker Bob Law and myself, Imhotep Gary Byrd, the radio griot, on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. for a special Black History Month forum, “Saying It Loud: Understanding the Historical Legacy of Black Radio,” at the Historic First Church of God in Christ, 221 Kingston Ave., Brooklyn. Admission is free. Goodwill offerings will benefit the Mary McLeod Bethune Mother’s Day Tribute.


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.