Greetings! Look out for some amazing sisters coming to New York City, including Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross, Dianne Reeves and Lauren Hill.
In addition to Women’s History Month, March is National MS Education and Awareness Month. Visit www.msfocus.org.
“Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope: A Musical Entertainment,” by Micki Grant, conceived by Vinnette Carroll and directed by Leslie Dockery, is described as “a cultural pulse-taking of the challenges facing the Black community in America.” It was the first Broadway musical written entirely by a woman and the first Broadway production directed by a female African-American. The show takes place at the York Theatre Company, 619 Lexington Ave., New York City. For ticket information, call 866-811-4111.
“Eclipsed,” written by Zimbabwean playwright and actress Dana Gurira, directed by South African Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, tells the tale of five unique women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. They develop a community that inspires them to display increasingly greater strength. Now playing at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th St.). For tickets and information, please visit www.eclipsedbroadway.com.
“The Color Purple,” now on Broadway, featuring Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St. Visit colorpurple.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 March at St. Luke’s Theater, 308 W. 46th St., New York City. Call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.
“Hamilton: An American Musical” continues to captivate audiences at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St. For information, call 800-276-2392 or visit boxoffice.broadway.com.
Chrisette Michelle’s “Milestone” album pre-release concert, Friday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York City. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com.
“Africa Now!” featuring Bombino, Mokoomba and more, Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The Big Hits Throwback Festival featuring TLC, Shaggy, Ja Rule, Bobby Brown, Lisa Lisa, Naughty By Nature, C and C Music Factory and more, Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit www.prucenter.com.
Shalamar Reloaded featuring Jody Watley, Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York City. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com.
K. Michelle, Tuesday, March 29 at 8 p.m., Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. For information, call 866-468-3399 or visit ticketweb.com.
Dianne Reaves, Wednesday, March 30 at 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium, 881 Seventh Ave. For information, call 212-247-7800 or visit eventticketscenter.com.
Diana Ross’ “In The Name of Love Tour,” Thursday, March 31 at 8 p.m., State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. For information, call 732-246-7469 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Patti LaBelle, Friday, April 1 at 8 p.m., NYCB Theater at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit www.livenation.com.
Diana Ross, Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m., St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St., Staten Island, N.Y. For information, call 718-442-2900 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Ms. Lauryn Hill, Friday, April 15 at 9 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit kingstheatre.com or ticketmaster.com.
Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire, April 18 at 7:30 p.m., Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street, New York City. For information, call 212-465-MSG1 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Mint Condition and Floetry, Thursday, April 21 at 8 p.m., NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit www.njpac.org.
Cameo featuring Larry Blackmon, Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York City. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com.
Dick Gregory, Sunday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m., Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway. For information, call 866-468-3399 or visit ticketweb.com.
Nick Cannon, Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m., the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Road, Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Mike Epps, Friday, March 11 at 8 p.m., NJPAC, One Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722.
Stephan James stars as Jesse Owens in “Race.” Visit www.focusfeatures.com/race for information and check local listings for showtimes.
CE.MOTAP invites the community to hear and meet Brother William Molette, a genetic counselor and a sickle-cell outreach and clinical genetic service provider, who will share valuable information and his perspective on sickle-cell disease, myths, treatment and consequences. Admission is free. Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at the CEMOTAP Center, 135-05 Rockaway Blvd., S. Ozone Park, Queens, N.Y.
The Rev. Dennis Dillon presents “Rise Up America,” a 12-step program to revive your life, retool and redeem Black America. Resurrection Sunday, March 27 at noon and 4 p.m. Echoing the theme “Black Lives Matter,” this event is a “Redemption Song” to resurrect our youth, our neighborhoods and to rebuild the economics of our community. Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Ave., between Franklin and Classon avenues. For more information, call 718-638-6397.
“Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness,” Monday, March 28. The Mental Health Resource Hub will be open 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., with panel discussion 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., refreshments and mental health resource hub 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join panel moderator Michaela Angela Davis, CNN correspondent and Image activist, for a discussion centered on core issues in mental health and designed to raise public awareness, inspire dialogue, connect our attendees to resources and strengthen community support of those living with mental illness at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn, N,Y. For information, call 718-310-5600 or email info@WeAreBCS.org.
Hear Imhotep Gary Byrd on 107.5 WBLS-FM weekly with “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 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.