Community Calendar: April 11- April 17
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 4/11/2019, 10:46 a.m.
Greetings! We’re in our GBE “Living in the Spirit” month for April 2019, noting the birthday and the passing date of the great, late Motown Superstar Marvin Gaye April, 2, 1939. Gaye was killed by his own father in Los Angeles one day before his 45th birthday in 1984. His musical legacy lives on.
“Ain’t Too Proud” is the electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Five guys—one dream with a sound that would make music history. Written by three time Obie award winner Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony award winner Des McAnuff (“Jersey Boys”), and featuring choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (“Jersey Boys,” “On Your Feet”). The musical brings the untold story of this legendary quintet to irresistible life on Broadway. Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th St., Manhattan. For more information, call 844-379-0370 or visit www.secureboxoffice.com.
“Ain’t No Mo” is a satirical odyssey portraying the great exodus of Black Americans out of a country plagued with injustice. After scenes of the moments before, during and after this outrageous departure, the production explores the value of Black lives in a country turning away from the promise of a Black president. Now through April 28 at 7 p.m. The Public Theatre, 425 Lafayette St, Manhattan. For more information, visit www.publictheatre.org.
“White Noise” Suzan-Lori Parks’ world premiere play about race, friendship, and our rapidly unraveling social contract. Anspacher Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, Manhattan; through Sunday, April 21. For more information, visit www.broadway.com/shows/white-noise.
“A Walk Into Slavery” a multi-media meditation about reconnecting with one’s ancestors and redefining one’s purpose. While visiting Africa, Hollis King an international photographer encounters the slave dungeons of West Ghana—the final stop for many before their Transatlantic journey into slavery in the Americas. Enhanced with photographs, pencil sketches, journal entries, videotaped interviews and live music, we learn that in order to move forward one must go back. One Week Only! April 30 thru May 4 presented by The Billie Holiday Theatre The New Dance Space, Restoration ART 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn.
Arturo Sandoval, April 11 through April 14, Blue Note, 131 West 3rd Street, Manhattan. For information, visit www.ticketmaster.
Apollo Music Café “Celebrates Africa Now!” featuring Tosin and Allinor, Friday, April 12 at 10 p.m. Apollo Theater, 253 West 123th Street, Manhattan. For more information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Apollo Music Café: Africa Now! Afterparty featuring Young Paris, Saturday, April 13 at 10 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, Manhattan. For info visit: ticketmaster.com.
The Nyack College School of Music will present “Yesterday, Today, Forever,” a concert of classical, contemporary, gospel and sacred music Friday, April 12, starting 7:30 p.m. at the iconic cultural arts venue located at Columbus Avenue and 65th Street in Manhattan. Get tickets now at Lincoln Center.org or at the David Geffen Hall Box Office on 65th Street in Manhattan. For more information, call 212-875-5000 or visit www.lincolncenter.org.
The World Famous Apollo Theatre presents one of the most successful groups of all time, The Mighty O’Jays. Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. The O’Jays (named for iconic dj Eddie O’Jay) have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and the Grammy Hall of Fame. For more information, visit www.apollotheatre.org.