Community Calendar: July 19 - July 25

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 7/19/2018, 11:25 a.m.
Greetings! The 2018 Emmy Awards have been announced, and the list of African-American nominees is unprecedented, with people of color ...
Alexandria King as Antigone Sean McCoy photo

Greetings! The 2018 Emmy Awards have been announced, and the list of African-American nominees is unprecedented, with people of color represented in every category. The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will honor television’s best shows and performances of the past year. The awards will be presented in a ceremony Sept. 17.

Dionne Warwick and Cissy Houston are both not pleased about the sexual allegations of the new film “Whitney,” in theaters (See Film).

Our condolences to the family, friends and associates of the late Dr. Carlos Russell, activist, educator, broadcaster and playwright who recently died.


“Amateur Night at the Apollo,” every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. World famous Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., Harlem. Featuring WHCR DJs. Visit

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents “Antigone” by Sophocles. The struggle for power, glory and the claim to the city shatters the bonds of brotherhood, leaving two men lifeless. But the sister of the slain young men breaks faith with everything she has ever known to set things right at any cost. Now through July 30 at the Richard Rogers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park. Enter the park at 124th Street and Fifth Avenue. Walk south to the venue. Free. Call 646- 838-3868 or visit

“Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” The Iconic Disco Diva Donna Summer comes to Broadway. The musical includes more than 20 well-known Summer hits. Starring Tony Award winner LaChanze, Anana Dubose and newcomer Storm Lever, who portray three different phases of her life and career. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. Call 212- 379-0370 or visit

“On Kentucky Avenue,” created by Jeree Wade, written by Adam Wade and Ty Stephens and directed by Lee Summers, is a celebration of Atlantic City’s famed “Club Harlem.” Until July 28 at Aaron Davis Hall, The City College of New York, 160 Convent Ave., at West 135th Street and Convent Ave., New York, N.Y. Visit

“Little Rock,” written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. History called it heroism. They called it high school. The riveting true story of the Little Rock Nine, the first Black students to attend their city’s formerly segregated Little Rock Central High School three years after the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. Limited run through Sept. 8, 2018, at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, 18 Bleecker St., New York, N.Y. Visit or


Blue Note Jazz Festival at Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. For information on full artist lineup, call 212-997-5123 or visit

The Smooth Cruise sets sail with Russell Tomkins Jr. & the New Stylistics, along with The Delfonics! Friday, July 20, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Hornblower Infinity, Pier 40, West Houston Street at West Side Highway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit

NAS, Friday, July 20, at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, visit

Carnegie Hall Presents NYO Jazz, Friday, July 27, at 8 p.m. featuring Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves at Stern Auditorium/Perelman, 881 Seventh Ave., New York, N.Y. For information, visit