Greetings! Welcome to our GBE Celebrate Harlem Month 2016. The world-famous Apollo Theater salutes Harlem Week, featuring an exciting showcase of its famous Amateur Night, presentations of Harlem Week Youth Scholarships and special guest musical performances. Wednesdays Aug.10, 17 and 24 at 7:30 pm at the Apollo Theater. 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit www.apollotheater.org.
“Motown The Musical,” limited engagement at the Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., New York, N.Y. For ticket information, call 212-921-8000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
“Sistas the Musical,” a celebration of African-American women’s history, blends your favorite songs with a touching story of family, strength and perseverance. By the end of this musical, you’ll be up on your feet singing and dancing along. St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-947-3499 or visit www.broadwaybox.com/shows/sistasthe-musical.
“Shuffle Along,”on Broadway starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, is a musical revival of the 1921 sensation featuring the show’s original music and lyrics by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, with choreography by Savion Glover, Music Box Theatre, 238 W. 45th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit shufflealongbroadway.com.
“The Color Purple,” a Tony winner on Broadway, featuring Heather Headley, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit colorpurple.com.
“Hamilton: An American Musical,” the multiple Tony Award winner, continues to captivate audiences at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 800-276-2392 or visit boxoffice.broadway.com.
“Class,” a play on race relations and the American dream. It’s life or death when an angry white student confronts his privileged Black professor about a bad grade. The Black Box Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th St., New York, N.Y. Monday, Aug. 8 through Thursday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m. Matinee Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. For information, call 718-707-1253.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series is free to the public. Held Monday nights, 7:30 p.m. at Wingate Field, Brooklyn Avenue between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street opposite Kings County Hospital. Hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
Aaron Neville 75th Birthday: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “Tell It Like It Is,” Thursday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Jill Scott with special guest Georgia Me, Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Smooth Cruise: Rachelle Ferrell and Rahsaan Patterson, Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., Smooth Cruise on Hornblower Infinity, Pier 40, W. Houston St. at West Side Highway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Jill Scott, Thursday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m., NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888- 466-5722 or visit: njpac.org.
Kool & the Gang, Friday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Jill Scott with special guest Rakim, Sunday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Dru Hill, 20th Anniversary Special, Friday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Joe, Sunday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Oleta Adams, Saturday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Smooth Cruise: Freddie Jackson and Eric Darius, Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Smooth Cruise on Hornblower Infinity, Pier 40, W. Houston St. at West Side Highway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit: ticketmaster.com.
Beyonce: The Formation World Tour 2016, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m., MetLife Stadium, One MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, N.J. For information, call 201-559-1300 or visit www.metlifestadium.com.
The Hip-Hop Film Festival showcases filmmakers from all over the world who are the sons and daughters of the hip-hop culture, National Black Theatre, 2031 5th Ave. between 125th and 126th Streets, Harlem, N.Y. For more information and a full schedule of films, visit hiphopfilmfestivalnyc.com
African people from the U.S., the Caribbean and across the African Diaspora will march and rally Saturday Aug. 6 in celebration of the August 2016 Marcus Mosiah Garvey Month. Gathering at noon on Greene Avenue and Fulton Street at Cuyler Gore Park, with our red, black and green flags. Please call to confirm your attendance: 718-398-1766.
Family First Community Forum. Anger, fear and frustration intensify. What should we be saying to our children? Join the conversation with Bob Law, Patience Clemens Wilson and Vy Higginsen, Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Historic First Church of God in Christ, 221 Kingston Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y., Bishop Joseph D. Clemens Sr. is pastor. For information, call 718-636-1967.
The Maat Communiversity Dr. John Henrik Clarke-Dr. Ben Jochannon 10-week lecture series features more than 40 brilliant African-Americans, Thursdays, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., now through Aug. 18 at the Rev. Johnny Ray Youngblood’s Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 212 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, N.Y. For more information, call 302-465-3787 or visit:mattcommuniversity.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.