Greetings! Summer is history! We move into the fall and September 2015, with a back-to-school backdrop and our GBE African Re-education Month.
SPOTLIGHT: The Elombe Brath Foundation will commemorate the life of the late Elombe Brath on the eve of what would have been his 79th birthday Saturday, Sept. 26, 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The fundraising event will feature music by Bobby Sanabria, African dancers, original and limited edition prints of artwork from Nomsa Brath. The event will be hosted by Dr. Camille Yarborough, Assemblyman Charles Barron, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, state Sen. Bill Perkins and Dr. James Macintosh, just to name a few. A donation for admission is required. For more information, call 917-795-6356, email email@example.com or visit www.elombebrathfoundation.org.
One night only! “Flow: Hip-Hop and the Church,” Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., starring Al B. Sure and Angie Stone, Newark Symphony Hall, 1030 Broad St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-643-8014 or visit newarksymphonyhall.org.
Lin-Manuel Miranda takes the stage as the unlikely Founding Father in “Hamilton: An American Musical,” determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as himself. This astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind takes place at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St. For more information, call 800-276-2392 or visit boxoffice.broadway.com.
Taye Diggs (“Private Practice,” “The Best Man”, “Rent”) returns to Broadway in the Tony Award-winning, gender-bending, fourth wall-smashing musical sensation “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” now through Oct. 11 at the Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., between Broadway and Sixth Avenue. For information, visit www.hedwigbroadway.com.
“Sistas” tells of the struggles, the joy and the triumphs of being Black and being a woman in America, Saturdays and Sundays, now through Sept. 19 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Theater, 308 W. 46th St., New York City. Call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.
Dru Hill, Friday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com or call 212-997-4144.
Gloria Gaynor, the “Queen of Disco,” Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com or call 212-997-4144.
The Jacksons, Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m., Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains, N.Y. For information, call 914-995-4050 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The Jacksons, Saturday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m., the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 38 Norwich Westerly Road, Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit foxwoods.com.
Diana Ross, Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m., NJPAC, One Center St., Newark, N.J. For more information, call 973-642-8989 or visit njpac.org.
“The Best of the ’90s” featuring Boyz II Men, EnVogue and Coolio, Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena, One Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. For information, call 860-862-4988 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Chante Moore, Friday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com or call 212-997-4144.
Lalah Hathaway, Tuesday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com or call 212-997-4144.
R. Kelly, Friday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 917-618-6700 or visit barclayscenter.com.
The Whispers, Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com or call 212-997-4144.
Smokey Robinson, Sunday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., NYCB Theater at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit ticketmaster.com.
War, Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com or call 212-997-4144.
Musiq Soulchild, Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St. For information, visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com or call 212-997-4144.
Dave Chappelle, Sunday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., Toyota Oakdale Theater, 95 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, Conn. For information, call 203-265-1501 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Dave Chappelle, Monday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 31 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., Gramercy Theater, 127 E. 23rd St., New York City. For information, call 212-614-6932 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The 40th anniversary celebration of the Black Brigade, featuring a powerful lineup of activist speakers, bringing back memories, analyzing the present and projecting our future. Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. at Dr. John Henrik Clarke House, 286 Convent Ave., Harlem, N.Y. Call 347-907-0629.
United Cerebral Palsy of New York City Family Connect Centers offer free workshops for professionals and family members and caregivers of people with disabilities. They also offer referral and support. Services are open to the entire community and translation to Spanish is always available. For more information, call 718-436-7979, ext. 704, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ucpnyc.org.
Sigma Gamma Sorority Inc. Kappa Sigma New York City Alumnae Chapter, in partnership with Grace Congregational Church of Harlem, invites you to their third annual Health Living Expo Saturday, Sept. 26, noon to 4 p.m. at the Garner Center, 318 W. 139th St., between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Edgecombe Avenue. There will be free screenings for diabetes, blood pressure and HIV, in addition to educational materials, exercise and fitness demos, FDNY fire prevention and safety information, Medicaid and Medicare information, free giveaways and healthy snacks. For more information, call 718-643-1536.
Hear Imhotep Gary Byrd on 107.5 WBLS-FM weekly with “Express Yourself,” Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. and simulcast over WLIB 1190AM. The full show can also be heard on HD radio at WBLS-HD2 and at WBLS.com.WLIB.com and iHeartRadio. IGB is also heard on WBAI-FM 99.5 with Radio GBE: “The Global Black Experience” and “The Global Beat Experience,” Fridays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both shows are archived online at www.wbai.org. To contact us for bookings or to reach us about your event or for comments, email email@example.com, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.