Greetings! In our GBE 2017 Black Music-Black Media Month Spotlight, Charlie Wilson, Dionne Warwick and Catherine Russell will join the list of previously announced acts for this year’s Grammy Salute to Music Legends event, celebrating the recording academy’s 2017 Special Merit Awards winners.  R&B artist Andra Day and gospel star Kirk Franklin are also slated to perform. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees also include Sly and the Family Stone frontman Sly Stone, Nina Simone, Shirley Caesar, jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal and country legend Charley Pride. The special gala is scheduled for July 11 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster. The show will be recorded and will air as an episode of the long-running PBS series “Great Performances” later this year. For more details, visit Grammy.org.  

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.

MUSIC

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.

John Legend, Thursday, July 27, 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.

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.

R. Kelly’s After-Party Tour, Sunday, July 30, at 8:30 p.m., Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains, N.Y. For information, call 914-995-4050 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 Street, 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 Street, 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. 07102. For information call 973-757-6600 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Mary Jane Blige: Strength of a Woman Tour, Friday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Lionel Richie: All the Hits, with Very Special Guest Mariah Carey, Saturday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m., Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-465-MSG1 (6741) or 212-247-4777 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.

Dave Chappelle, Tuesday, Aug. 1, through Saturday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.

COMMUNITY

Films at the Schomburg: 25th Anniversary Screening of “Juice,” Friday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m. “Juice” stars Omar Epps and presents the acting debut of Tupac Shakur, alongside Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins, Khalil Kain and Samuel L. Jackson. Join in for a screening of this ’90s classic and talkback with the film’s director Ernest Dickerson, actors Khalil Kain (“Raheem”) and Jermaine Hopkins (“Steele”), moderated by Fab 5 Freddy. After the film will be a ’90s music-themed party. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd. (135th Street and Malcolm X Blvd), New York, N.Y. For information, call 917-275-6975 or visit www.nypl.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.