Greetings! Happy King Day! Apollo Uptown Hall and WNYC present their 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, “50 Years After MLK: A Dream Deferred” Sunday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m. The program explores the progress that has been made in the half-century since Dr. King’s death. Prominent scholars, community leaders and activists will attend, including former attorney and adviser to Dr. King, Dr. Clarence Jones; R. Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and MLK biographer; Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsou; Rosa Clemente, activist, scholar and 2008 vice presidential candidate (Green Party); Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder, Black Lives Matter; and Minister Kristen John Foy, president of the Brooklyn Chapter of the National Action Network. The event will also feature the two-time Emmy Award-winning ensemble, Vy Higginsen’s Gospel for Teens Choir. Visit apollotheatre.org (See “COMMUNITY”).

THEATER

“An Adam Experiment” provides a rare glimpse into the life of Adam Clayton Powell Jr., who fought for social justice and equality during the Civil Rights Movement while also wrestling with his own demons. Opening night, Friday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. Billie Holiday Theatre,1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For tickets, call 718-636-6995 or visit thebillieholiday.org.

“Sistas: The Musical,” St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. Running through January 2018. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.

“The Lion King,” Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit http://minskofftheatre.box-officetickets.com.

“Aladdin,” New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit aladdinthemusical.com/tickets.

MUSIC

Mary Mary/Tasha Cobbs: MLK Celebration, Friday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, visit njpa.org.

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds in concert, Friday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds in Concert, Sunday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

The Spinners, with special guests Heatwave, Sunday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m., St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St., Staten Island, N.Y.

Regina Belle, Friday, Feb. 2, 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.

A Night of Love, featuring Anthony Hamilton, Kesha Cole, Avant, Tamia, Eric Benet and Donell Jones, Friday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

An Evening of Love, featuring Brian McKnight, K-C and JoJo, Christopher Williams and Al B. Sure, Friday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Jeffrey Osborne, Friday, Feb. 9, 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.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: Funky Fat Tuesday Celebration, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 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.

Patti LaBelle, Friday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m., St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street, Staten Island, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Boyz II Men Live in Concert, Saturday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Ladies Night R&B Super Jam, featuring Xscape, Bell Biv Devoe, K-Ci & JoJo, Tank, Faith Evans, Mint Condition and more, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. (at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue), Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com

70s Soul Jam Valentines Concert, featuring The Stylistics, The Emotions, Bloodstone, Peaches and Herb and The Blue Notes, Saturday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street, New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

COMEDY

Trevor Noah, Friday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. For information, visit http://radiocitymusichall.box-officetickets.com.

COMMUNITY

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Manhattan Chapter invites you to their Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance social justice re-committal, pre-reception and benefit concert with Sweet Honey in the Rock. Sunday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m. Colden Auditorium, Queens College,153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing, Queens, N.Y.

For the 32nd year, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fort Greene, Brooklyn hosts New York City’s largest public celebration of the great civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 15, presented by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Medgar Evers College. Featuring performances by Martha Redbone and the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir. The keynote address will be delivered by New Yorker staff writer and Columbia School of Journalism professor Jelani Cobb. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Free tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 718-636-4100 or visitbam.org/.

The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club presents its 42nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast in January 2018. The breakfast is the longest running tribute of its kind to Dr. King in New Jersey. It will take place at Plainfield High School, Monday, Jan. 15, starting at 8:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Imhotep Gary Byrd. The breakfast will be a special event with entertainment, honoring Plainfield’s finest and paying tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Contact Andrea Kee at 908-327-8002 or via email andrealk83@hotmail.com or John Brinkley at 908-868-8704.

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, nyerere1@aol.com, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.