Community Calendar January 17 - January 23

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 1/17/2019, 4:15 p.m.
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"Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom"

Greetings! We move into the celebration of “King Day” 2019 in our GBE King-Emancipation Month, with a special acknowledgement to the invaluable contribution of my brother in spirit and song, Steveland Morris, aka Stevie Wonder, whose brilliant “Happy Birthday” anthem became the vehicle that launched the movement and campaign for what is now the MLK national holiday.

MLK Day is a day on, not a day off. For more information on making it a day of service, visit www. National service.gov/serve-your-community/mlk-day-service.

THEATER

“The Day Harlem Saved Dr. King.” Written and directed by Michael Green. Presented by New Heritage Theatre Group, in association with Harlem Advocates for Seniors and Williams Institutional One Church. Did you know that Dr. King was stabbed at a book signing and saved by surgeons at Harlem Hospital? Only five performances, Jan. 15 to Jan. 21. Special opening night performance Jan. 15. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Michael at 646-458-9578 or visit shadesoftruththeatre.com.

“Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom.” Lynda Blackmon Lowery was 14 years old when she took part in the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Ala. and turned 15 while participating in marches such as “Bloody Sunday” (Based on Blackmon Lowery’s book “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March”). New York’s Riverside Church, Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. For information, visit https://turning15atriverside.eventbrite.com or call 212-870-6792.

“American Son,” a gripping tale about who we are as a nation and how we deal with family relationships, love, loss and identity. Starring Kerry Washington (“Scandal,” “Race”) and Steven Pasquale. Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon. Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St. between Seventh and Eighth avenues. Show runs 90 minutes with no intermission. Call 212-239-6200 or visit www.americanson.com or telecharge.com.

MUSIC

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. CeCe Winans, Anthony Brown and J.J. Hairston, Friday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

“Amateur Night at the Apollo,” every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. World famous Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., Harlem, N.Y. For information, visit apollotheater.org.

“This Is Hip-Hop,” Friday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m., featuring Rakim, The Lox, EPMD, Black Moon and Brand Nubian. Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y.

Anthony Hamilton, Saturday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

“All Stars of Hip-Hop.” Naughty by Nature, Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee, Slick Rick, Whodunnit, Onyx, Nice and Smooth and Sweet Tee. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J. Visit www.platinumshows.com.

Wu Tang Clan, Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m., Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit Ticketmaster.com.

Brian McKnight, Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m., Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit Ticketmaster.com.

DANCE