Imhotep's Guide to Black Events 8/20 - 8/26

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 8/20/2015, 1:15 p.m.
Our congrats to the GHCC and everyone who made Harlem Week 2015 such a glorious success!
Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette, Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton in “Hamilton” (see THEATER)

Rachelle Ferrell, Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., Smooth Cruise on Hornblower Infinity, Pier 40, W. Houston Street at the West Side Highway, New York City. For more information, visit ticketweb.com.

Gladys Knight, Saturday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m., the Grand Theater at Fox Woods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-369-9663 or visit foxwoods.com.

Oleta Adams, Saturday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York City. For ticket information, call 212-997-4144 or visit bbkingblues.com.

Keith Sweat, Saturday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m., NJPAC, One Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-642-8989 or visit njpac.org.

Chris Brown’s “One Hell of a Night” tour, Sunday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m., Nikon Jones Beach Theatre, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, N.Y. For information, call 516-221-1000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Freddie Jackson, Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Smooth Cruise on Hornblower Infinity, Pier 40, W. Houston Street at the West Side Highway, New York City. For more information, visit ticketweb.com.

Shirley Caesar, Sunday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m., the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue at 32nd Street. For information, call 212-465-MSG1 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Diana Ross, Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m., NJPAC, One Center St., Newark, N.J. For more information, call 973-642-8989 or visit njpac.org.

“The Best of the ’90s” featuring Boyz II Men, EnVogue and Coolio, Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena, One Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. For information, call 860-862-4988 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Musiq Soulchild, Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com or call 212-997-4144.

COMEDY

Kevin Hart’s “What Now?” tour, Friday, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m., Nikon Jones Beach Theatre, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, N.Y. For information, call 516-221-1000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

COMMUNITY

Pass the word, MamaKefaNephthys, founder of First World Alliance, has made her transition. The homegoing, funeral and memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Amsterdam Memorial Chapel, Amsterdam Avenue and 147th Street, Harlem, N.Y.

The CEMOTAP forum “The More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same: The History of Lynching and Police Violence in America” with Dr. William Seraile will expose how history is repeating itself. Saturday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m., CEMOTAP Center, 135-05 Rockaway Blvd., S. Ozone Park, Queens, N.Y. For information, call 347-907-0629. Admission is free!

Hear Imhotep Gary Byrd on 107.5 WBLS-FM weekly with “Express Yourself,” Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. and simulcast over WLIB 1190AM. The full show can also be heard on HD radio at WBLS-HD2 and at WBLS.com.WLIB.com and iHeartRadio. IGB is also heard on WBAI-FM 99.5 with Radio GBE: “The Global Black Experience” and “The Global Beat Experience,” Fridays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both shows are archived online at www.wbai.org. To contact us for bookings or to reach us about your event or for comments, email igbexp@gmail.com, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.