Community Calendar 1/19 - 1/25

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 1/19/2017, midnight
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Greetings! Our GBE Emancipation Month of January 2017 salutes the Obama family leaving the White House, with President Obama bringing it home to his hometown, the Windy City of Chicago, while First Lady Michelle Obama closed out with her final media appearance as FLOTUS on the “Jimmy Fallon Show,” with special guest, her favorite artist, the incomparable Stevie Wonder. We salute the Obama family. They have made us all proud.

THEATER

“August Wilson’s Jitney,” directed by Ruben-Santiago-Hudson, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th Street, New York N.Y., between. Broadway and Eighth Avenue. For information, call 212-947-8844 or visit telechargeoffers.com.

“Hamilton: An American Musical” continues to captivate audiences at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 800-276-2392 or visit boxoffice.broadway.com.

MUSIC

A Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop featuring Nelly, Friday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit njpac.org.

Ginuwine, Saturday, Jan. 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.

Tony! Toni! Toné! with special guest Jackie Gage, Sunday, Jan. 29, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Ladies Night R&B Super Jam featuring Brian McKnight, Keith Sweat, Eric Benet, Jagged Edge, Dru Hill and Silk, Thursday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m., at 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 barclayscenter.com.

Charlie Wilson’s In It to Win It Tour, with Fantasia and Johnny Gill, Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit ticketmaster.com.

The 70s Soul Jam Valentines Concert featuring The Stylistics, The Delfonics, The Manhattans, Blue Magic and the Dramatics, Saturday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Patti LaBelle, Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Patti LaBelle, Sunday, Feb. 12, 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.

Aaron Neville Quintet featuring Charles Neville, Friday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Nu Soul Revival Tour featuring Musiq Soulchild, Lyfe Jennings and others, Saturday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Cameo featuring Larry Blackmon, Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Lauryn Hill, The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! concert series, Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Funky Fat Tuesday Celebration, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W.t 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

COMEDY

Sommore, Friday, Jan. 20, Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m., Nyack Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr. A- 401, West Nyack, N.Y. For information, call 845-353-5400 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Chris Tucker, Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Paul Mooney and Dick Gregory, Friday, Feb.10, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Sinbad, Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit livenation.com.

FILM

“Fences,” directed by Denzel Washington and written by August Wilson, based on Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name. The film stars Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson and Saniyya Sidney. Check your movie listings.

“Hidden Figures” is based on the lives of mathematicians Katherine Goble-Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae). Check your movie listings.

COMMUNITY

Progressive people from all over the country will be descending on Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017, to stage a massive demonstration along Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day.


Act Now to Stop War & End Racism Coalition, 7 a.m. at Gathering at Freedom Plaza between 13th and 14th streets. on Pennsylvania Avenue NW and in front of the Trump Hotel at 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C.


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.