Community Calendar 7/21 - 7/27

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 7/21/2016, midnight
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Greetings! Many thanks to the family, colleagues, friends and fans who turned out for the amazing homegoing celebration for our beloved brother, the late Vaughn Harper, iconic former radio host of the “Quiet Storm” on WBLS-FM, at Riverside Church in New York City. See Herb Boyd’s article in the current issue of the Amsterdam News and at www.nyamsterdamnews. com.

THEATER

“Motown the Musical,” limited engagement began Tuesday July 2 at the Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., New York, N.Y. For ticket information, call 212-921-8000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

“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.

“Shuffle Along,” on Broadway starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, is a musical revival of the 1921 sensation featuring the show’s original music and lyrics by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, with choreography by Savion Glover, Music Box Theatre, 238 W. 45 St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit shufflealongbroadway.com.

“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. For information call 800-276-2392 or visit boxoffice.broadway.com.

MUSIC

Stephanie Mills, Saturday, July 23 at 8 p.m., NYCB Theater at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Boyz II Men/En Vogue, Sunday, July 24 at 7 p.m., NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit: njpac.org.

CANCELLED: Aretha Franklin, Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, N.Y. For information, call 866-781-2922 or visit bethelwoodscenter.org.

Ruben Studdard, Tuesday, Aug. 2 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.

Erykah Badu with Hiatus Kaiyote, Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Aaron Neville 75th Birthday: Celebrating 50th Anniversary of “Tell It Like It Is,” Thursday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y.. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Jill Scott, with special guest Georgia Me, Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Smooth Cruise: Rachelle Ferrell & Rahsaan Patterson, Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., Smooth Cruise on Hornblower Infinity, Pier 40, West Houston Street at West Side Highway, N.Y. For information, visit: ticketmaster.com.

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, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Joe, Sunday Aug. 21 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.

Oleta Adams, Saturday, Aug. 27 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.

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, West Houston Street at West Side Highway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit: ticketmaster.com.

COMEDY

Tommy Davidson, July 28 to July 31 at 7:30 p.m. and July 29 and July 30 at 10 p.m., Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Chris Tucker Live, Saturday, July 30 at 8 p.m., NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit njpac.org.

COMMUNITY

CEMOTAP invites you to join national response to “Criminal Police Behavior,” hosted by Brother Bob Law, veteran activist, Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 2 p.m. Remember Akai Gurley, Michael Brown, Kimani Gray, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland and Tamir Rice, CEMOTAP, 135-05 Rockaway Boulevard, S. Ozone Park, Queens, N.Y. Admission is free. For further information, call 718-322-8454.

Board for the Education of Peoples of African Ancestry invites you to its 18th annual tribute: “Remembering Dr. John Henrik Clarke,” Sunday July 31 at 5 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church at 22 Tompkins Ave. Brooklyn, N.Y. Keynote speaker, Dr. Marimba Ani, pan-African scholar and author of “Yurugu,” plus other notable speakers. Admission is free. For further information call 347-907-0629.

The Maat Communiversity Dr. John Henrik Clarke-Dr. Ben Jochannon, 10-week lecture series features more than 40 brilliant African-Americans every Thursday, 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 Global Black Experience” and “The Global Beat Experience,” Fridays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both shows are archived online at www.wbai.org. To contact us for bookings or to reach us about your event or for comments, email igbexp@gmail.com, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.