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Greetings! A major Black music month 2017 highlight happened when Berry Gordy Jr., Jay Z, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. President Obama recorded a special message to Jay Z, the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, noting, “I’m pretty sure I’m still the only president to listen to Jay Z’s music in the Oval Office.”

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, running through January 2018. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.

“Platanos y Collard Greens,” Saturday, June 24, at 7 p.m., Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 899 10th Ave., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-352-3501 or visit platanosandcollardgreens.com.

MUSIC

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.

Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths & Third World, Saturday, July 15, at 9 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths & Third World, Saturday, July 22, 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.

Diana Ross, Sunday, July 30, at 7 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.

Fantasia and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Friday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com

Dru Hill, Thursday, Aug. 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.

Lionel Richie: All the Hits, with very special guest Mariah Carey, Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit ticketmaster.com.

COMEDY

David Alan Greer, Thursday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8, at 7:30 and 10 p.m., Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, New York, N.Y. For information, call 845-353-5400 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Marlon Wayans, Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Sunday, July 9, at 7 p.m., Nyack Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr. A-401, West Nyack, N.Y. For information, call 845-353-5400 or visit ticketmaster.com.

COMMUNITY

Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theater Presents “Tuesdays in June,” Ntozake Shange play reading series, June 20 and 27 at 7 p.m. All readings are free. Castillo Theater, 543 W. 42 St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-353-1176 or email newfederal@aol.com.

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.