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Community Calendar 12/1 - 12/7

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 12/1/2016, midnight
Check out what's going on around the city this week
Ray Chew Contributed

Greetings! As the holidays roll, the World Famous Apollo Theatre is collaborating with the Kennedy Center to present a historic moment with a true hip-hop legend, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), in what will be his final shows in the United States. The Apollo show is Wednesday, Dec. 21, followed by the Kennedy Center’s New Year’s Eve shows. Each show will include special guest appearances by artists who have been instrumental throughout Bey’s career, and each night he will perform songs from a different album.

THEATER

“The Color Purple,” a Broadway Tony winner 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.

“Sistas the Musical,” celebrating African-American women’s history, blending your favorite songs with a touching story of family, strength and perseverance. St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-947-3499 or visit www.broadwaybox.com/shows/sistasthe-musical.

“Hamilton: An American Musical” 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

Hot 97 Hot for the Holidays, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m., featuring Usher, with performances by Travis Scott, T.I., Young Thug, Flex and Friends featuring Fat Joe & Remy Ma, French Montana, Young M.A. and Phresher, Lil Yachty, Jidenna and Kehlani. Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit prucenter.com.

A Night of Inspiration: Composer, music director and producer Ray Chew leads outstanding soloists and a 64-piece orchestra, Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m., featuring Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Donnie McClurkin, Dionne Warwick, New Faith Church from Cape Town, South Africa and others, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-247-7800 or visit www.carnegiehall.org.

Gloria Gaynor, Saturday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y.. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Darlene Love, Saturday, Dec. 17, and Friday, Dec. 23, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

R. Kelly Presents The Holiday Jam, Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For ticket information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Gladys Knight, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.

The Isley Brothers, featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley, Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

The New Stylistics, the Chi-Lites and The Delfonics, Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m., St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St., Staten Island, N.Y. For information, call 718-442-2900 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Gladys Knight, Sunday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit njpac.org.