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Community Calendar: March 30- April 5

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 3/30/2017, 11:26 a.m.
Greetings! In the final week of Women’s History Month 2017, sister and elder Betty Dobson, activist, author and co-founder with ...
Chrisette Michele Contributed

Greetings! In the final week of Women’s History Month 2017, sister and elder Betty Dobson, activist, author and co-founder with Dr. James McIntosh of C.E.M.O.T.A.P, appeared on my “Express Yourself” radio simulcast, highlighting their 30th anniversary this weekend. (See “COMMUNITY”). Dobson also offered special acknowledgement to the passing of Leola Maddox, late wife of legendary activist-attorney, Alton Maddox, and a powerful contributor to their organization, the United African Movement. Birthday greetings this month to a bevy of brilliant divas: Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Pearl Bailey, Jackie “Moms” Mabley, Vanessa Williams, Sheryl Swoopes and last but not least, Dr. Dorothy Height.

THEATER

“Plantano and Collard Greens” returns updated, funny and still relevant. Saturday, April 8, at the York Performing Arts Center in Jamaica, Queens. Imhotep Gary Byrd hosts. For tickets, call at 718-262-2840 or visit http://ny.platanosandcollardgreens.com/.

MUSIC

Chris Brown: The Party Tour, Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Carl Thomas, Friday, April 7, 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 Spinners and Little Anthony & The Imperial, Saturday, April 8, at 8 p.m., Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Queens, N.Y. For information, call 718-793-8080 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Jeffrey Osborne, Friday, April 14, 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.

Vanessa Williams in Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! Tuesday, April 18, at 8 p.m., Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-840-2824 (recording only) or visit ticketmaster.com.

Will Downing, Friday, April 21, 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.

Regina Belle, Saturday, April 22, 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.

Chris Brown: The Party Tour, Monday, April 24, 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.

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.

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 Blues Notes, Friday, May 12, 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.