Community Calendar: August 18- August 24 2016

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 8/18/2016, 11:35 a.m.
Greetings! Our congratulations to our brother Ron Bobb Semple “The Voice and Spirit of Garvey” on receiving the Marcus Garvey ...

Greetings! Our congratulations to our brother Ron Bobb Semple “The Voice and Spirit of Garvey” on receiving the Marcus Garvey Award for the Arts on Garvey’s Earthday on Aug. 17, in his homeland Jamaica,W.I. Harlem Week 2016 continues with “Summer in the City,” plus a special salute to WBLS Quiet Storm legend, the late Vaughn Harper. Some of the performers during Harlem Week include V. Bozeman, Renee Neufville (formerly of Zhane) Eric Benet, Will Downing, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes and many more. Also the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival and special Harlem Week tributes to Muhammad Ali, Prince, Nina Simone, Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire. For additional information and the full calendar of events, go to www.HarlemWeek.com or call 212-862-8477 or 877- 427-5364.













THEATER

“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.

MUSIC

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, Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, N.Y. For information, 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 p.m., 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.

Smokey Robinson, Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, N.Y. For information, call 800-745-3000 or visit bethelwoodscenter.org.

Brian McKnight, Friday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m., State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. For information, call 732-246-7469 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Joe, Sunday, Oct. 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, Oct. 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.

COMMUNITY

The Maat Communiversity Dr. John Henrik Clarke-Dr. Ben Jochannon 10-week lecture series features more than 40 brilliant African-American speakers. Thursdays, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. until 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.

Join Monifa Maat, “The Healthy Motivator,” author of “Bed Aerobics Fitness Flow: Easy Bed Exercises for the Body, Mind & Spirit,” Saturday, Aug. 27 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a book signing and health networking event at Namaskar, Bob Law’s Health and Wellness Store, 956 Atlantic Ave. (between Washington and Grand avenues). Visit TheHealthyMotivator.com.

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 @ nyerere1@aol.com, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.