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Community Calendar 12/15 - 12/21

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 12/15/2016, midnight
Check out what's going on around the city this week.
Craig Harris' "God's Trombone" Contributed

Greetings! As the holiday season rolls in, there is as usual no lack of events for those of us in the tristate.

Join me as the world famous Apollo Theater presents its Kwanzaa celebration, “Regeneration Night,” Saturday, Dec. 31, featuring Abdel R. Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theater, with incredible celebration of family, community and culture, also presenting special guests, the SilverCloud Native-American singers, hosted by yours truly, Imhotep Gary Byrd. A matinee performance is at 2 p.m. The evening performance is at 7:30 p.m. Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.

THEATER

The Apollo Theater presents “The First Noel,” in a limited engagement now through Sunday, Dec. 18. Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit pollotheater.org/firstnoel.

“Craig Harris’ God’s Trombones,” Thursday, Dec. 22, and Friday, Dec. 23, at 8 p.m., Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 201 Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Avenue) at 120th Street, Harlem. For ticket information, visit bit.ly/chgt2016.

“‘Master Harold’…and the Boys,” set in 1950s South Africa in a tea room, highlighting South Afrcan degradation of Black South Africans by the whites in power at the time. Playing at the Pershing Square Signature Center on West 42nd Street. For information, call 212-392-6398 or visit www.signaturetheatre.org.‎

“Mother Africa: My Home,” Dec. 2, 2016, through Jan. 1, 2017, The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St.

New York, N.Y. For information, call 646-223-3010 or visit www.newvictory.org.

“The Color Purple,” a Broadway, Tony winner, now featuring the return of Tony award winner Jennifer Holliday (“Dreamgirls”) 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” continues to captivate audiences at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St. For information, call 800-276-2392 or visit boxoffice.broadway.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 St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-947-3499 or visit www.broadwaybox.com/shows/sistasthe-musical.

For All My Girls: A Musical Celebrating The Everyday Diva,” Monday, Dec. 5, through Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m., The Poet’s Den Theater, 309 E. 108th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit brownpapertickets.com.

MUSIC

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.

Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, Wed, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 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.