Greetings! Congratulations to a true living legend, Woody King Jr., the legendary “Godfather of Black Theater,” founder and producing director of New Federal Theatre. In honor of his 80th birthday celebration Juney Smith of Rainbow Media Group and Reed R. McCants of Black History Mini Docs have partnered to make a feature-length documentary, “King of Stage,” which debuted at the Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem, detailing King’s amazing life story and contribution. Many of his discoveries have become household names, such as Glynn Turman, Phylicia Rashad, Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and so many more.
“Me the People: The Trump America Musical,” Triad theater, 158 W. 72nd St. New York, N.Y. Visit triadnyc.com for more information.
“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 212-239-6200 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.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s artistic theater director, Rome Neal, presents Laurence Holder’s “MONK,” a one-man portrayal of jazz great, composer/pianist, Thelonious Sphere Monk, starring Audelco Award Winner Solo Performance Rome Neal. Directed by Rome Neal and Laurence Holder. Music score by Bill Lee. Oct. 5-7, 2017 at 7 p.m. (Thursday-Saturday only). For ticket information, call 718-288-8048 or visit www.nuyorican.org.
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stony Hill Fall Tour, Wednesday, Sept. 6, and Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m., Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Chanté Moore, Friday, Sept. 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.
K. Michelle & Funk Flex Live, Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10 p.m., The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury, N.Y.
When Sugar Hill Was Sweet: Looking Back, Moving Forward, Saturday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m. Echos of the Eras II, Terri Lyne Carrington Quartet and Melba Joyce with the Sugar Hill Quartet. Featuring book signing and reading by author Herb Boyd. Sugar Hill Luminaries Lawn, 155 Street and Edgecombe Avenue, Harlem, N.Y. For information, visit www.wwsh.nyc.
Erykah Badu, Friday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center,1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit www.njpac.org.
En Vogue, Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Bruno Mars, 24K, Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept. 23, at 8 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.
Bruno Mars, 24K, Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit ticketmaster.com.
A Night of Love & War, starring Keith Sweat and Tamar Braxton, Friday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Bruno Mars: 24K, Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. (at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue), Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 917-618-6700 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The Whispers, Friday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 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.
The Temptations and The Four Tops, Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit www.njpac.org.
The Spinners and Little Anthony and The Imperials, Sunday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Herbie Hancock, Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m., Tilles Center Concert Hall, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, N.Y. For information, call 516-299-3100 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Patti Labelle, Saturday, Oct. 21, 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.
Smokey Robinson, Oct. 21 at 8:30 p.m., Tilles Center Concert Hall, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, N.Y. For information, call 516-299-3100 or visit ticketmaster.com.
“Whitney: Can I Be Me,” never before seen video, candid interviews and behind the scenes performances in an intimate portrait of Whitney Houston, who died suddenly after years of struggling with addiction. Check your Showtime listings.
The legendary Stevie Wonder performs at the Sept. 23 Global Citizen Festival, the annual concert in Central Park blending music and social activism, joined by Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day, Alessia Cara and a blend of eclectic artists. The concert will be aired on MSNBC and MSNBC.com and streamed on YouTube and Twitter. Visit www.globalcitizen.org.
Sommore, Friday, Sept. 1, Saturday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m., Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
The West Indian-American Day Carnival Association, four days of Caribbean arts and culture at Brooklyn Museum Grounds, now to Sept. 3, 2017. Visit wiadcacarnival.org.
First Fridays at the Schomberg Center, Carnival Edition, Sept. 1, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Celebrating 70 years of Caribbean culture and history with the West Indian-American Day Carnival Association. Visit nypl.org/events/programs/2017/09/01/labor-day-carnival-edition.
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.