Community Calendar: April 27 - May 3

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 4/27/2017, 6:49 p.m.
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Actress Mo'Nique

Greetings! Our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fans of the great vocalist, entertainer and former lead singer of the Main Ingredient, Cuba Gooding Sr., who died at age 72 in California. Hard to believe we have passed the one-year anniversary of the death of Prince Rogers Nelson.

THEATER

“Hamilton,” at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212- 221-1211 or visit ticketmaster.com.

MUSIC

Onaje Allan Gumbs, with special guest poet, author, vocalist and cultural activist Nana Camille Yarbrough and other great jazz musicians and poets in celebration of International Jazz Day, presents “Truth to Power,” Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m., Aaron Davis Hall at City College, 160 Convent Ave., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-650-6900 or visit citycollegecenterforthearts.

The M.E. Tour featuring Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benet, Tuesday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 3, 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 O’Jays, Friday, May 5, at 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, N.J. For information, call 201-227-1030 or visit ticketmaster.com.

The Apollo Theater Presents a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Production, Abbey Lincoln Tribute, featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington, musical director. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Chrisette Michelle, Friday, May 12, 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.

70s Soul Jam, featuring The Stylistics, Heatwave and Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Friday, May 12, at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Road, Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Chaka Khan, Friday, May 12, at 8 p.m., St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St., Staten Island, N.Y. For information, call 718-442-2900 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Mother’s Day Good Music Festival, featuring Tyrese, Kem, Brandy and Anthony Hamilton, Friday, May 12, at 8 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. (at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue), Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 917-618-6700 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Whispers, Saturday, May 13, at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Smooth Cruise on the Hornblower Infinity, Pier 40, West Houston Street at West Side Highway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Will Downing’s Mother’s Day Celebration, Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit ww.njpac.org.

Aretha Franklin, Saturday, May 13, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information call 516-247-5200 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Mary J. Blige, Sunday, May 14, at 7 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 O’Jays and The Temptations Review, featuring Dennis Edwards, Sunday, May 14, at 7 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit www.kingstheatre.com.

An Evening with Brian McKnight, Sunday, May 14, at 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, N.J. For information, call 201-227-1030 or visit ticketmaster.com.

R. Kelly, Thursday, May 18, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-247-5200 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Jody Watley & Shalamar Reloaded, Saturday, May 27, 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.

COMEDY

Mo’Nique’s Mother’s Day Comedy Special, Saturday, May 13, at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.

FAMILY

UniverSoul Circus, Thursday, April 27, and Friday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at noon, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, through Friday, May 5, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, May 6, at noon, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, May 7, at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. at 6:30 p.m., Roy Wilkins Park at Merrick Boulevard and Baisley Boulevard (Queens), Jamaica, N.Y. For information, call 800-316-7439 for groups of 20 or more or visit ticketmaster.com.

COMMUNITY

National Action Network’s 2017 Convention Honoring Harry Belafonte, Hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton, now through April 29, at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 Seventh Ave. (at West 53rd Street), New York, N.Y. Special guests former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, legendary filmmaker Spike Lee, lyricist MC Lyte, inspirational speaker, DJ and entrepreneur Sylvia Fulton, the Mothers of the Movement, professor and author Michael E Dyson and award-winning actor and best-selling author Hill Harper. For information and free registration, call 877-626-4651 or visit nationalactionnetwork.net

The Rev. Herbert Daughtry announces the Atlantic Yards/Nets/DBNA Community Foundation and the DBNA Capacity Building Grant Program will provide grants of $5,000 to Brooklyn-based community organizations. To qualify for a grant, organizations and initiatives are required to complete an application. The deadline is June 16, 2017. Those organizations selected to receive grants will be notified by summer 2017. For more information, call 718-797-2184 or visit www.TheDBNA.org/Community-Foundation.

Apollo Live Wire: Women of The World Festival, Thursday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. Free. Registration required. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.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 Global Black 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.