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IMHOTEP'S GUIDE TO BLACK EVENTS

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 6/8/2017, 2:06 p.m.
Greetings! Our GBE Black Music Month 2017 opens with a salute to the gentle genius Curtis Mayfield, who would have ...
Valerie Simpson (see MUSIC)

Greetings! Our GBE Black Music Month 2017 opens with a salute to the gentle genius Curtis Mayfield, who would have been 75 this year. Mayfield’s talent created the soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, climaxing with his critically acclaimed “New World Order,” recorded while he was paralyzed.

THEATER

Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theater presents Ntozake Shange Play Reading Series, Tuesdays, June 13, 20 and 27 at 7 p.m. All readings are free. Castillo Theater, 543 W. 42 St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-353-1176 or email newfederal@aol.com.

“Black Angels Over Tuskegee,” now in its eighth year off-Broadway. St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues. For more information, call 212-246-8140 or visit telecharge.com.

“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.

MUSIC

Maxwell: Summers’ Tour ’17, Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Maxwell: Summers’ Tour ’17, Friday, June 9, at 8 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.

Maxwell, Saturday, June 10, at 8 p.m., NYCB LIVE, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Sunday, June 11, at 5 p.m., Summerstage, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, N.Y.

Keith Sweat, Friday, June 16, at 8 p.m., State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. For information, call 732-246-7469 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Valerie Simpson, Saturday, June 17, 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.

Isley Brothers, Sunday, June 18, at 7 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Chaka Khan/El DeBarge, Friday, June 23, 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.

John Legend, Friday, June 23, at 8 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.

Boyz II Men: The Total Package Tour, Tuesday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. (corner of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue), Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 917-618-6700 or visit ticketmaster.com.

John Legend, Tuesday, June 27, and Wednesday, June 28, at 8 p.m., The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-465-MSG1 or visit ticketmaster.com.

An Intimate Evening with Al B. Sure, Friday, June 30, 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.

Lionel Ritchie, Saturday, July 1, at 8 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.

Boyz II Men: The Total Package Tour, Sunday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit ticketmaster.com.