Greetings! The legendary Harry Belafonte, 90-year-old singer, actor and civil rights activist, struggling with a cane at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, announced that he was probably making his last public appearance. Belafonte shared spellbinding tales of his life and offered a denunciation of Trump as a “national mistake.” “We have achieved a lot in my lifetime,” he said, “I think in the final analysis that we shall overcome, because what we did is …we left a harvest that generations to come [will] reap. That they have not yet plowed. That they have not yet harvested.”
“The King Fish, With Music” pays tribute to the “Original Kings of Comedy.” Kingfish was one of the stars of the first all-Black television comedy shows ever. Controversial? Yes. But Kingfish helped set the foundation for all the Black comedies that followed, even to this day. Oct. 20 to Nov. 5., Carl Clay’s Black Spectrum Theatre, Roy Wilkens Recreation Center,177th Street and Baisley Boulevard entrance, Jamaica, N.Y. Public transit: Q5, Q85 or Q83 bus to Merrick Boulevard and Baisley Boulevard. For information, call 718-723-1800 or visit blackspectrumtheatre.com.
“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.
“The Old Settler,” set in a 1943 Harlem tenement, where emotions are tested between 55-year-old spinster, Elizabeth Borny, and her skeptical sister, Quilly McGrath, is a story of love and survival. Thursday, Oct. 26, through Saturday, Nov. 4, Billie Holiday Theatre, at Restoration Plaza,1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N.Y. Tickets: 718-636-6995.
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, second annual Halloween Funkdown, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 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.
Oleta Adams, Friday, Nov. 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.
Wyclef Jean, Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m., the Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
An Evening with Gladys Knight, Thursday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m., Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Queens, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Lalah Hathaway, Monday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m., Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Musiq Soulchild, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 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.
The Whispers in Concert, Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8:45 p.m., Newark Symphony Hall, 1020 Broad St., Newark, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
R&B Holiday Bash, Friday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m., Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Queens, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
The Great Xscape Tour, Saturday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
JAY-Z 4:44 Tour, Sunday, Nov. 26, and Monday, Nov. 27, at 8 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. (at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue), Brooklyn, N.Y.
“Star Trek: Discovery,” the latest edition of the pioneering science fiction series, stars African-American actress Shanequa Martin-Green as lead. CBS All Access by subscription.
“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.
Tracy Morgan Live Onstage, Friday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Paul Mooney and Marsha Warfield, Thursday, Nov. 2, 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.
Broadcaster Bernard White
returns to New York and CEMOTAP Center,135-05 Rockaway Blvd. in South Ozone Park Queens, Saturday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. White will speak on the “Trumpout of Black News: Critical Black Stories That Are Being Ignored.” CEMOTAP Co-Chair Dr. James McIntosh will join White with a report on the recent “Duty to Warn Meeting” in New York and a dozen other cities to discuss next steps in the Duty to Warn actions of 66,000 psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health professionals who have signed a petition declaring Trump mentally unfit. Admission is free. For further information, call 718-322-7454.
The New York Chapter of the National Association of Kawaida Organizations in conjunction with the International African Arts Festival hosts David Robinson Sunday, Oct. 29, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Robinson is the son of baseball great Jackie Robinson. He has been living and working as a coffee farmer in Tanzania, East Africa for 30-plus years. Come out to hear his story, learn investment opportunities and hear him speak on how he has worked to develop a multimedia education, training and entertainment center. International African Arts Festival Office, 1360 Fulton St., Suite 401, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, Brooklyn, N.Y. A donation is suggested. For information, call 718-789-3264 or email firstname.lastname@example.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,” Friday 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 @ email@example.com, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.