Greetings! October is GBE Black Arts Month 2016, saluting all who have dedicated themselves to sharing their talents, gifts and expertise in making New York “State of the Arts”
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“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.
“Sistas the Musical,” celebrating African-American women’s history with your favorite songs and a touching story of family, strength and perseverance. Dancing allowed. St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-947-3499 or visit www.broadwaybox.com/shows/sistasthe-musical.
“Love Jones the Musical,” featuring MusiqSoulchild, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, Dave Hollister, Raheem DeVaughn and MC Lyte, Saturday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The Whispers, Friday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Beyoncé: The Formation World Tour, Friday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m., MetLife Stadium, One MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, N.J. For information, call 201-559-1300 or visit ticketmaster.com.
R. Kelly: The Buffet Tour 2016, Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette Street, Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit prucenter.com.
The O’Jays, Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer meet Take 6, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30. N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, N.J. Please call the box office at 201-227-1030 or email email@example.com.
Lauryn Hill—The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series, Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m., Radio City, 1260 Sixth Ave., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Chick Corea Electric Band & 75th Birthday Celebration, Oct. 19-23 at the Blue Note Jazz Club 131 Third St., New York, N.Y. Call 212- 475-8592 or visit http://www.bluenotejazz.com/newyork.
After 7, Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Smokey Robinson, Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, N.Y. For information, call 800-745-3000 or visit bethelwoodscenter.org.
Brian McKnight, Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. For information, call 732-246-7469 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Gladys Knight, Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt Street, Englewood, N.J. For information, call 201-227-1030 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago—Heart and Soul Tour 3.0, Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. For information, call 860-862-TIXX (8499) or visit ticketmaster.com.
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Friday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Toni Braxton, Sunday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m., State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. For information, call 732-246-7469 or visit ticketmaster.com.
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic—Halloween Funkdown, Monday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Sommore, Sunday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212 997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Dick Gregory, Wednesday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m., Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, New York, N.Y. For ticket information, visit ticketweb.com.
“Live Wire: Legendary,” A conversation with Tony winner Melba Moore and Grammy winner Dionne Warwick, Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m., Apollo Theatre, 253 W. 125th Street, Harlem, N.Y. For information, call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Circle of Sisters, the largest expo for women of color in New York City, produced and hosted by WBLS-FM-HOT 97, WLIB-AM and Emmis Communications. COS is being held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, Oct. 15-Oct. 16. Featuring panel discussions, seminars, inspirational services, gospel concerts and a fashion show, in addition to more than 200 vendors and small businesses selling unique items and services all weekend, with youth activities including lessons in the arts and dance at the Children’s Pavillion. Participants can attend informative and empowering panel discussions led by authors, field experts, political figures and some of the biggest names in entertainment. Visitwbls.com/circleofsisters.
Cemotap Forum: “To Vote Or Not To Vote Part 2,” featuring Bernard White, Tyrene Wright, Hugh Hamilton and Viola Plummer, Saturday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m., Cemotap Center 135-05 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, Queens, N.Y. Admission is Free. Call 347-907-0629.
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. Archived online at www.wbai.org. For bookings or to reach us about your GBEvent or for comments, email co-editor Nyerere Shannon @ firstname.lastname@example.org, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.