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The Apollo celebrates its 80th anniversary

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 6/5/2014, 2:53 p.m.
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Apollo Theater

B.B. King Blues Club presents Maxi Priest on Wednesday, June 11 and Tevin Campbell on Saturday, June 14. For information, visit bbkingsblues.com.

Newark Symphony Hall in New Jersey presents “A Father’s Day Gospel Celebration” on Saturday, June 14, featuring Richard Smallwood, Total Praise, I Love the Lord, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Testimony and many more! Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert is at 7 p.m. It will be hosted by Liz Black of WLIB/WBLS. For tickets, go to the Newark Symphony Hall box office, located at 1030 Broad St. in Newark, or call 973-643-8014. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster, by calling 800-745-3000 or visiting ticketmaster.com.

Comedy

Minutes after his announcement of his first New York City performances in over 10 years, Dave Chapelle and Live Nation sold out five consecutive shows featuring several musical guests with a full orchestra at Radio City Music Hall June 24-28. The musical guests joining Chapelle include the Roots on Tuesday, June 24; Busta Rhymes, DJ Premier and Janelle Monae on Wednesday, June 25; and Erykah Badu on Thursday, June 26, with more to be announced. For tickets and information, visit livenation.com or radiocitymusic-hall.com.

Community

Celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the Mama Foundation for the Arts on Tuesday, June 10 at 6 p.m. at St. Martin’s Cathedral (230 Lenox Ave.) with their second annual gala, a grand celebration of Harlem’s culture and community. Proceeds benefit the Mama Foundation for the Arts Education programs to promote the history and fundamentals of African-American music. For donation information, call 212-280-1045 or visit mamafoundation.org.

Brothers, sisters, comrades and friends are all invited to a continued celebration of the late Elombe Brath, Pan-African freedom fighter and founding leader of the December 12th Movement on Monday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the House of the Lord Church (415 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn). For more information, 718-398-1766.

The Ausar Auset Society hosts “Women’s Wellness Day” on Saturday, June 21 from 12-7 p.m. to honor and celebrate all women. Ausar Auset is located at 305 Remsen Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. It will include workshops, healing dance, meditation sessions, music and more. Delicious vegetarian food will be available on location. Vending is available. For further information, call Taui at 718-469-3199 or visit nvm@nilevalley.com.

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.