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Greetings! Happy New Year! Its GBE Emancipation Month 2017. The Apollo’s Uptown Hall Series with WNYC present their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration entitled “Where Do We Go From Here? MLK and the Future of Inclusion,” Sunday Jan.15, 2017 at 3 p.m. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Jami Floyd moderate this timely discussion on the future of social justice movements in the wake of the election. Other guests include New York Daily News senior justice writer Shaun King, Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi, President of Brooklyn NAACP L. Joy Williams, Justice League NYC civil rights activist ​Tamika Mallory and more. The event includes performances by hip-hop recording star and social activist Talib Kweli and singer-songwriter Marcelle Davies-Lashley. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are mandatory at apollotheater.org/event/uptown-hall.

THEATER

“August Wilson’s Jitney,” directed by Ruben-Santiago-Hudson, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., New York, N.Y., between Broadway and 8th Avenue. For information, call 212-947-8844 or visit telechargeoffers.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.

MUSIC

Gladys Knight, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 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.

The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley, Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

The New Stylistics, The Chi-Lites and The Delfonics, Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m., St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St., Staten Island, N.Y. For information, call 718-442-2900 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Gladys Knight and The Whispers, Sunday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit njpac.org.

Isley Brothers, Sunday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury,960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit livenation.com.

A Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop featuring Nelly, Friday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit njpac.org.

Ginuwine, Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Tony! Toni! Toné! with Special Guest Jackie Gage, Sunday, Jan. 29, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Ladies Night R&B Super Jam featuring Brian McKnight, Keith Sweat, Eric Benet, Jagged Edge, Dru Hill and Silk, Thursday, at Feb. 9, at 8 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., (at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue), Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 917-6186700 or visit barclayscenter.com.

Charlie Wilson’s In It to Win It Tour, with Fantasia and Johnny Gill, Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit ticketmaster.com.

The 70s Soul Jam Valentines Concert featuring The Stylistics, The Delfonics, The Manhattans, Blue Magic and the Dramatics, Saturday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Patti LaBelle, Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Patti LaBelle, Sunday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit njpac.org.

DANCE

Dance Theater of Harlem, Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit ww.njpac.org.

COMEDY

Sommore, Friday, Jan. 20, Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m., Nyack Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr. A-401, West Nyack, N.Y. 10994. For information, call 845-353-5400 or visit ticketmaster.com.

FILM

“Fences” directed by Denzel Washington and written by August Wilson, based on Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name. The film stars Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson and Saniyya Sidney. Check your movie listings.

“Hidden Figures” is based on the lives of mathematicians Katherine Goble-Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae). Check your movie listings.

COMMUNITY

The “We Shall Not Be Moved” rally Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 to Washington D.C., ahead of Inauguration Day focusing on voting rights, criminal justice, health care and economic justice. The Rev. Sharpton’s National Action Network and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Urban League and Black Women’s Roundtable are hosting the event on the National Mall, setting the stage for a full-force resistance to the presidency of Donald J. Trump. Visit nationalactionnetwork.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. Archived online at www.wbai.org. For bookings or to reach us about your GBEvent or for comments, email co-editor Nyerere Shannon @ nyerere1@aol.com, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.