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Greetings! The 46th annual International African Arts Festival hosts its opening ceremony and celebration entitled, LIBATION—A Tribute to Ancient and Modern Ghana. It takes place Sunday, June 4, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Festival’s home base, Restoration Plaza. The libation extravaganza June 4 takes place at 1368 Fulton St. at New York Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y., in the Restoration complex. (See “COMMUNITY”)

THEATER

“Black Angels Over Tuskegee,” now in its eighth year off-Broadway. St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues. For more information, call 212-246-8140 or visit telecharge.com.

“Sistas: The Musical,” St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues, beginning May 21 and running through Jan. 2018. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.

MUSIC

Stephanie Mills & The Whispers, Friday, June 2, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-247-5200 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Bell Biv DeVoe, Friday, June 2, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Kool & the Gang, Saturday, June 3, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Maxwell: Summers’ Tour ’17, Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Maxwell: Summers’ Tour ’17, Friday, June 9, 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.

Maxwell, Saturday, June 10, at 8 p.m., NYCB LIVE, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Keith Sweat, Friday, June 16, at 8 p.m., State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. For information, call 732-246-7469 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Valerie Simpson, Saturday, June 17, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Isley Brothers, Sunday, June 18, at 7 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Chaka Khan/El DeBarge, Friday, June 23, 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.

John Legend, Friday, June 23, 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.

Boyz II Men: The Total Package Tour, Tuesday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. (corner of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue), Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 917-618-6700 or visit ticketmaster.com.

John Legend, Tuesday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 28, at 8 p.m., The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-465-MSG1 or visit ticketmaster.com.

An Intimate Evening with Al B. Sure, Friday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Lionel Ritchie, Saturday, July 1, 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.

Boyz II Men: The Total Package Tour, Sunday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Boyz II Men: The Total Package Tour, Thursday, July 6, 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.

Boyz II Men: The Total Package Tour, Friday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m., The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Ruben Studdard, Saturday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Jill Scott, Wednesday, July 12, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Jill Scott, Thursday, July 13, 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.

Jill Scott, Saturday, July 15, 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.

COMEDY

Katt Williams, Friday, June 2, 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.

Earthquake & Friends Father’s Day Comedy Show, Saturday, June 17, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Earthquake & Friends Father’s Day Comedy Show, Sunday, June 18, at 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit ww.njpac.org.

COMMUNITY

The theme for the 46th annual IAA-Festival, which takes place Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4, is “LONGER” (pronounced” longeh”), from the Douala people of the Cameroon, meaning “Greatness.” For tickets and other information call 718-638-6700, contact the office by email at info@iaafestival.org or visit www.iaafestival.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.