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Greetings! Grammy-winning, living legend Stevie Wonder opened up the recent Hurricane Relief Telethon for Texas and Florida live from Los Angeles. Wonder had much love for the planet and plenty of shade for global warning cynics, including the president of the United States. Steve did his own touching rendition of a song he cherishes greatly, written by the brilliant Bill Withers, “Lean on Me.”

Special congrats to “Master of None” star Lena Waithe, first African-American female to win in the comedy writer category, and Sterling K. Brown, who won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the 2017 Emmy Awards for his role in “This Is Us.” Brown is the first Black actor to win the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series since 1998.

THEATER

“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.

MUSIC

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.

The Temptations and The Four Tops, Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m., Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Tamar Braxton with special guest Joe, Thursday, Oct. 19, 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.

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.

TV

“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.

COMEDY

Mike Epps, Friday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr. A-401, West Nyack, N.Y. For information, call 866-468-3399 or visit ticketweb.com.

Trevor Noah, Saturday, Sept. 16, 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.

COMMUNITY

Circle of Sisters, the largest expo for women of color in NYC produced by WLIB-AM, WBLS-FM and Hot 97, is coming, with special guest speakers, live entertainment and more! Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Jacob Javits Center, 655 W. 34th St., on 11th Avenue. Visit wbls.com.

Radio GBE returns to the world famous Apollo Theater with “Apollo Uptown Hall: Movement Required” in partnership with WBAI, Saturday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. Join a “Community Conversation” with a panel of outstanding special guests, focusing on law enforcement and community relations. We’ll highlight one of the most tumultuous clashes between government and citizens in modern American history, the MOVE bombing, and feature an excerpt of the award-winning documentary “Let the Fire Burn.” I’ll be hosting along with Philadelphia moderator Solomon Jones. Free to the public. Register early. Visit apollotheater.org or wbai.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.