Community Calendar: April 18 - April 24

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 4/18/2019, 10:36 a.m.
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Al Green (see MUSIC) Contributed

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

Al Green, Sun, May 5 at 8 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan. For information, visit

Rock Solid Women: Nona Hendryx with Divinity Roxx & Special Guests, Thu, May 9 at 7 p.m., Gramercy Theater, 127 East 23rd Street, Manhattan. For information, visit

Mavis Staples, Thu, May 9 at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th St. in Harlem, USA. For information, visit

The Temptations & the Four Tops, Thu, May 9 at 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St. Englewood, NJ 07631. For information, visit

Mother’s Day Music Festival with Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, Sat, May 11 at 7 p.m., 2301 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. For information, visit


“Amazing Grace.” The “Queen Of Soul” Aretha Franklin in all of her glory, captured in this historic film documentary is now in theaters for the world to witness. The historic live recording was filmed at The New Bethel Church in Watts, Los Angeles, in 1972. Check theaters.


Christian Cultural Center’s 2019 “Lent Experience Observance” started on Ash Wednesday and ends Resurrection Sunday, April 21, 2019. There is still time to join the observance under the direction of renowned Pastor A.R. Bernard.  The public is welcome to visit their internet campus to join Tuesday Night Prayer Services streaming live every Tuesday during the Lent Season from their Brooklyn Campus from 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Continue the journey of spiritual renewal. For more information, contact CCC Guest Services Christian Cultural Center 718-306-1000; or email

The Het Heru Women’s Healing Circle and Het Heru Healing Intl present: “The Divine Power of JOY Conference and Celebration” for women who want to elevate peace, love, joy and healing in their lives. For Women ONLY, Saturday Apr 27, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring Queen Mother Maasht Amm Amen founder of the Het Heru Dance. Come and learn in workshops: How To Eliminate Stress/Rejuvenation and Longevity Secrets. Experience The Het Heru Dance Party and Line Dance. Ausar Auset Society Temple, 982 Clarkson Ave., Brooklyn. For information, call 917-865-0531.

Listen to Imhotep Gary Byrd’s “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, and NextRadio. IGB’s “Beat Experience” is heard Fridays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Archived online at For bookings or to reach us about your GBEvent or for comments, email co-editor Nyerere,, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or call 212-592-3279.