Community Calendar 9/8 - 9/14

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Greetings! With all the anticipation and controversy swirling around the upcoming Nate Parker Film, “The Birth of a Nation,” don’t miss the world premiere of “Nat Turner in Jerusalem” at New York Theatre Workshop, running now through Oct. 16, 2016. Nathan Alan Davis’ timely new play imagines Turner’s final night in a jail cell in Jerusalem, Va., pondering what the day will bring. New York Theatre Workshop Box Office is at 83 E. Fourth Street, New York, N.Y. Box office hours are Monday, noon to 6 p.m., and Tuesday- Sunday, noon to curtain. Call 212-460-5475 or visit www.nytw.org.

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 you’ll be up on your feet singing and dancing along. 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.

“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.

MUSIC

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.

Manu Dibango, Monday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212- 997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Stanley Clarke, Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m., Highline Ballroom,431 W. 16th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 866-468-3399 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.