Community Calendar: May 25 - May 31

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 5/25/2017, 12:35 p.m.
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Greetings! African Liberation Month 2017 was the perfect time for the Committee to Honor Black Heroes to lift up the memory of Abubadika Sonny Carson, the Brooklyn Pan-African nationalist, who stood strong for our community, especially in the Brooklyn. New York State Assemblyman Charles Barron and New York City Councilwoman Inez Barron joined me in our “Express Yourself” broadcast on WLIB-WBLS with kind words about Brother Abubadika and words about a new bill (A7274) that calls for a study on slavery in New York State. The commission will measure the impact of slavery in New York State and recommend remedies, including reparations.

Congratulations also to founding original member of the Last Poets, Abiodune Oyewole, who was honored at the 48th Annual Malcolm X Black Unity Awards with Dr. La Francis Rodgers-Rose, Ph.D., CEO of the International Black Women’s Congress along, with the late Mshinda Dahari, who received a posthumous award.

THEATER

“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, beginning May 21 and running through Jan. 2018. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.

MUSIC

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.

Stephanie Mills & The Whispers, Friday, June 2, 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.

Bell Biv DeVoe, Friday, June 2, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Kool & the Gang, Saturday, June 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.

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 8, 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.

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.

COMEDY

Marlon Wayans, Friday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Sunday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Carolines on Broadway,1626 Broadway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Chris Tucker, Sunday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. For information, call 860-862-TIXX (8499) or visit ticketmaster.com.

Katt Williams, Friday, June 2, 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.

Earthquake & Friends Father’s Day Comedy Show, Saturday, June 17, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Earthquake & Friends Father’s Day Comedy Show, Sunday, June 18, at 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit ww.njpac.org.

COMMUNITY

The Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People hosts “The Life and Legacy of Brother Gil Noble,” Saturday, May 27, at 2 p.m. at CEMOTAP Center, 135-05 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, N.Y. Admission is free. Members of the community bringing remembrances of Gil Noble’s legacy are Assemblyman Charles Barron, Councilwoman Inez Barron, Professor James Blake, Brother Basir MChawi, attorney Colin Moore and Chris Noble, son of Gil Noble. For more information, call 718-322-8454.

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.