Community Calendar 9/8 - 9/14

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 9/8/2016, midnight
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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.

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.

COMEDY

Sinbad, Saturday, Sept. 10, 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.

J.B. Smoove, Friday, Sept. 16, 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.

David Alan Grier, Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-757-4100 or visit ticketmaster.com.

D.L. Hughley & Charlie Murphy, Friday, Sept. 23, 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.

COMMUNITY

“Our Sacred Mission” continues the Maat Communiversity, Sept. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Ave., between Franklin and Classon avenues, Brooklyn, N.Y. Admission and breakfast-lunch included free but donations are welcome. For information, call Minister Clemson Brown 347-773-8203.

Join WBLS’ Dr. Bob Lee to support the UNCF Inaugural New York 5K Walk/Run for Education on Sept. 10 on Roosevelt Island. Proceeds from the Walk/Run for Education provide students with resources to get to and through college. To register, visit UNCF.org/New York. 

Christian Cultural Center presents its 2016 Women’s Conference “The Best You Forward,” a four-day experience, Sept. 21-24, of bonding, building and believing for the best you! The conference brings together leaders from across industries, including the most dynamic innovators from business, finance, education, media and entertainment. Their insights will equip you with new strategies to create and maintain a work/life balance. WMCA’s and WBLS’s Liz Black will host. Speakers and musical guests include Pastors A.R. and Karen Bernard and CeCe Winans. Call 718-306 -1006 or visit ccc.org or bestyouforward.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.