Community Calendar December 7 - December 13
12/7/2017, 5:01 p.m.
Greetings! “Black Detroit—A People’s History of Self-Determination,” the 25th book by ace AmNews reporter and City College of New York adjunct professor, Herb Boyd, is a finalist for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in the nonfiction category. The winner will be announced Jan. 14 in Los Angeles.
“Dorothy Dandridge: Hollywood’s Sepia Goddess,” the story of groundbreaking African-American silver screen star Dandridge (“Carmen Jones”), is Robert Mitchell’s biographical musical, starring N’Kenge, who played Mary Wells in Broadway’s “Motown the Musical.” Jerry Foley directs the three-performance run, presented as part of Amas Musical Theatre’s series “Dare to Be Different.” A.R.T./New York Theatres, 502 W. 53rd St. (at 10th Avenue), Thursday, Dec. 7, to Friday, Dec. 8. For information, call 212-352-3101 or visit amasmusical.org.
“Sistas: The Musical,” St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues, running through January 2018. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.
K. Michelle, Thursday, Dec. 7, at 11 p.m., Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Fantasia, Monday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m., Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16 St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
The World Famous Apollo presents “Live Wire—How I Got Over: The Spirit of Gospel Music” (Sunday, Dec. 10); Fantasia “Christmas After Midnight” (Wednesday Dec.13), starring Grammy Award-winning singer Fantasia Barrino; and “Holiday Joy: A Gospel Celebration” (Saturday, Dec. 16), featuring Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin and Greater Allen Cathedral Choir. For information, visit apollotheater.org.
Carnegie Hall presents “Sing Along: The Music of Stevie Wonder,” Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 8 p.m., Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, N.Y. For information, visit carnegiehall.org.
Christmas with Aaron Neville, Friday, Dec. 15, at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Fantasia, Christmas After Midnight, Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125 St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The Roots, Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 7 p.m., The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Thursday, Dec. 28, 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.
The Final 40th Anniversary Saturday Night Fever Concert, featuring Tavares, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes and more, Saturday, Dec. 30, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Charlie Wilson, Sunday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit njpac.org.
Ja Rule, Thursday, Jan. 4, at 9 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.
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds in concert, Friday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
The Spinners, with special guests Heatwave, Sunday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m., St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St., Staten Island, N.Y.