Community Calendar 8/11 - 8/17
Greetings! Our most sincere condolences to the family, patients and supporters of the late Dr. Sebi, beloved healer who made his transition in Honduras. Dr. Sebi, whose real name is Alfredo D. Bowman, was a controversial but well-respected member of the global healing community.
“Sistas the Musical,” A celebration of African-American women’s history, blends your favorite songs with a touching story of family, strength and perseverance. By the end of this musical, you’ll be up on your feet singing and dancing along. St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-947-3499 or visit www.broadwaybox.com/shows/sistasthe-musical.
“The Color Purple,” a Tony winner on Broadway, featuring Heather Headley, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit colorpurple.com.
“Hamilton: An American Musical,” the multiple Tony Award winner, continues to captivate audiences at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 800-276-2392 or visit boxoffice.broadway.com.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series is free to the public. Held Monday nights, 7:30 p.m. at Wingate Field, Brooklyn Avenue between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street opposite Kings County Hospital. Hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Jill Scott, Thursday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m., NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888- 466-5722 or visit njpac.org.
Kool & the Gang, Friday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Jill Scott with special guest Rakim, Sunday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Dru Hill, 20th Anniversary Special, Friday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Smokey Robinson, Sat, Aug 20 at 7pm, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Tickets, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720. For info call (800) 745-3000 or Visit bethelwoodscenter.org
Joe, Sunday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Oleta Adams, Saturday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Smooth Cruise: Freddie Jackson and Eric Darius, Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Smooth Cruise on Hornblower Infinity, Pier 40, W. Houston St. at West Side Highway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit: ticketmaster.com.
Beyonce: The Formation World Tour 2016, Sept. 7 at 7:30 pm, MetLife Stadium, One MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, N.J. For information, call 201-559-1300 or visit www.metlifestadium.com.
Jeffrey Osborne, Friday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Angie Stone, Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Jeffrey Osborne, Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m., The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Aretha Franklin, Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., New York, N.Y., For information, call 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Gladys Knight, Sunday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The Whispers, Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
R. Kelly: The Buffet Tour 2016, Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit prucenter.com.
The O’Jays, Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit ticketmaster.com.
In the wake of Eric Garner, Sandra Bland and Philando Castille, the Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts is holding a “No Justice, No Profits” community forum on “The Economy of Injustice,” Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 Odell Clark Place in Harlem. Dr. Butts is requesting each pastor or leader of a civic organization attend this gathering and bring at least 20 people from your congregation/organization. the agenda includes (1)planning of a mass rally at the African Holocaust Memorial downtown at Foley Square, (2) politics, changing our political narrative and (3) economics, imposing economic sanctions, saving our money. Call 212- 862-7474.
The Maat Communiversity Dr. John Henrik Clarke-Dr. Ben Jochannon, 10-week lecture series features more than 40 brilliant African-Americans. Thursdays, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. now through Aug. 18 at the Rev. Johnny Ray Youngblood’s Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 212 Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For more information, call 302-465-3787 or visit mattcommuniversity.org.
Hear Imhotep Gary Byrd on 107.5 WBLS-FM weekly with “Express Yourself,” Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. 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 GlobalBlack Experience” and “The Global Beat Experience,” Fridays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Archived online at www.wbai.org. For bookings or to reach us about your GBEvent or for comments, email co-editor Nyerere Shannon @ email@example.com, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.