Community Calendar (Feb.6 - Feb.12)

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 2/6/2020, 1:25 p.m.
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Harlem Gospel Choir, every Sun. at 1:30 p.m. at Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th Street, Manhattan. For information, visit:

Boyz II Men, Thurs., Feb. 13, 8 p.m., State Theatre-N.J., New Brunswick, N.J. For information, visit:

The Bowery Presents: The Raphael Saadiq-Jimmy Lee Tour, Jamila Woods, DJ Duggz, Thurs, Feb. 13, 8 p.m., Terminal 5, Manhattan. For information, visit:

Brian McKnight, Thurs., Feb. 13, 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, N.J. For information, visit:

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Fri., Feb. 14, 7 p.m., 5 Seymour St. The Wellmont Theater, Montclair, N.J. For information, visit:

Peabo Bryson with special guest Regina Belle for a special Valentine’s Day concert. Fri., Feb. 14 at St. George Theater in Staten Island, NY! For tickets, visit: 

It will be “A Night of Love” when Bell Biv DeVoe, Fantasia, Xscape 3, Monica and Keyshia Cole hit the Prudential Center stage, on Feb. 14. A sweet treat this Valentine’s Day. For information, visit:


Valentine’s AllStar Comedy Jam: Bill Bellamy, Luenell & Don DC Curry in Newark, New Jersey at New Jersey Performing Arts Center-Prudential Hall on Sat., Feb. 15, 2020. New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Prudential Hall is located at One Center St in Newark, NJ. For information, visit:


“Just Mercy” starring Michael B Jordan and Jamie Foxx. World renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson tells his story of fighting for a condemned death row prisoner he fought to free. Check theater listings. Note: This movie has earned an A+––a perfect score–– with CinemaScore moviegoers.


The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York presents: “2020 Black Lives Matter Teen Conference + Teen Night Open Mic.” Free! Sat, Feb. 8 at 10:00 am.

“Schomburg Between the Lines: I Love Myself When I Am Laughing: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader” Tues., Feb 11 at 6:30 p.m. For information, visit:

The late Dred Scott Keyes, WBAI’s longtime, award-winning engineer and programmer, will be remembered with re-broadcasts of “Cutting Edge” on Wednesdays at 9 p.m.––in his usual spot. Listen at 99.5FM or at: www. Program archives are at: www. archive/.

Oprah’s “2020 Vision” tour is coming to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sat., Feb 8. Join Oprah as she sits down for an intimate one-on-one conversation with some of the biggest celebrities, headline-makers and game-changers. Barclay’s Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, For information, call: 917-618-6100. For tickets, visit

Listen to Imhotep Gary Byrd’s “Express Yourself,” Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on WBLS-FM and simulcast over WLIB 119AM. The full show can also be heard on HD radio at WBLS-HD2 and at, IGB’s “Radio GBE” is heard Fridays 7 p.m. to 9 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.