Community Calendar 9/10 - 9/16
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 9/10/2015, 2:07 p.m.
Greetings! Summer is history! We move into the fall and September 2015, with a back-to-school backdrop and our GBE African Re-education Month.
SPOTLIGHT: The Elombe Brath Foundation will commemorate the life of the late Elombe Brath on the eve of what would have been his 79th birthday Saturday, Sept. 26, 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The fundraising event will feature music by Bobby Sanabria, African dancers, original and limited edition prints of artwork from Nomsa Brath. The event will be hosted by Dr. Camille Yarborough, Assemblyman Charles Barron, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, state Sen. Bill Perkins and Dr. James Macintosh, just to name a few. A donation for admission is required. For more information, call 917-795-6356, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.elombebrathfoundation.org.
One night only! “Flow: Hip-Hop and the Church,” Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., starring Al B. Sure and Angie Stone, Newark Symphony Hall, 1030 Broad St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-643-8014 or visit newarksymphonyhall.org.
Lin-Manuel Miranda takes the stage as the unlikely Founding Father in “Hamilton: An American Musical,” determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as himself. This astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind takes place at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St. For more information, call 800-276-2392 or visit boxoffice.broadway.com.
Taye Diggs (“Private Practice,” “The Best Man”, “Rent”) returns to Broadway in the Tony Award-winning, gender-bending, fourth wall-smashing musical sensation “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” now through Oct. 11 at the Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., between Broadway and Sixth Avenue. For information, visit www.hedwigbroadway.com.
“Sistas” tells of the struggles, the joy and the triumphs of being Black and being a woman in America, Saturdays and Sundays, now through Sept. 19 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Theater, 308 W. 46th St., New York City. Call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.
Dru Hill, Friday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com or call 212-997-4144.
Gloria Gaynor, the “Queen of Disco,” Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com or call 212-997-4144.
The Jacksons, Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m., Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains, N.Y. For information, call 914-995-4050 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The Jacksons, Saturday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m., the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 38 Norwich Westerly Road, Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit foxwoods.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.
Chante Moore, Friday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com or call 212-997-4144.