Greetings! Black History Month gives way to GBE “Women’s History and Health Month” 2018. as March extends the reach of our continuous salute to our legacy as a people.
The world famous Apollo Theater and the Atlantic celebrated “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman and literary giant Ta-nehisi Coates with a pop-up event. The Apollo brought “Wakanda” to NYC with a unique one-on-one conversation between Boseman and Coates, bringing Black History Month to an exciting climax. The conversation followed a “Black Panther” screening at the AMC Magic Johnson Theatre. The Apollo provided tickets for community groups and the public. The Disney-Marvel-produced, Ryan Coogler-directed film was at $800 million domestic and worldwide revenues and counting at press time.
“Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” a special reading of a play about the life of legendary R&B-rock ‘n roller Lloyd Price in the 1950s and the impact of his music on the Civil Rights Movement, presented by Voza Rivers’ New Heritage Theatre Group. Orbach Theater, 210 W. 50th St. Thursday, March 1, at 3 p.m. and Friday, March 2, at 11 a.m. RSVP at LawdyMissClawdyplay at gmail.com.
“Harriet’s Return: Based Upon the Legendary Life of Harriet Tubman,” starring Karen Jones Meadows as Harriet. Through March 4, 2018. Presented by Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre. Castillo Theatre, 542 W. 42 St., New York, N.Y. For tickets, call 866-811-4111 or visit www.newfederazltheatre.com.
“Chicago,” the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical recently celebrating its 21st anniversary on Broadway welcomes legendary singer-songwriter Valerie Simpson, making her Broadway debut in the role of Matron “Mama” Morton, starting Monday, March 12, at the Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St. For show information and tickets, call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.
“Sistas: The Musical,” St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St. (between Eighth and Ninth avenues), New York, N.Y. Now through June 24, 2018. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.
“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. Billie Holiday Theatre,1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For tickets, call 718-636-6995 or visit thebillieholiday.org.
“Subway Story (A shooting),” final installment of the GUNPLAYS series, written and directed by Electric Black. Theater for The New City, 155 First Ave. (at 10th Street). For information, visit theaterforthenewcity.net.
Kool & The Gang, Friday, March 2, at 8 p.m. B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y.
The Temptations & the Four Tops, Friday, March 9, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y.
Nina and Me, Friday, March 9, at 8 p.m. Ledisi celebrates Nina Simone live one night only at the Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Jeffrey Osborne, Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m., The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn.
Brandy, Friday, March 23, at 9 p.m., B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y.
Brandy, Friday, March 24, at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn.
Aretha Franklin, Sunday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J.
Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly, Thursday, March 29, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y.
D.L. Hughley, Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Sunday, March 18, at 7 p.m., Nyack Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr. A-401, West Nyack, N.Y.
PBS TV American Masters documentary “Lorraine Hansberry: “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” explores the inner life and works of the activist, playwright and author of “A Raisin In the Sun.” Visit pbs.org.
“Winnie” explores the life of Winnie Madikizela Mandela, one of the most misunderstood and intriguing of contemporary female political figures.
“The Talk: Race in America” is the conversation parents of color have with their children about interactions with police.
“Marvel’s Black Panther: A Comicbook Biography, From Stan Lee to Ta-Nehisi Coates,” by Todd Burroughs, published by Diasporic Africa Press, 2018.
“Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker. Boseman stars as T’Challa, who takes over as the king of Wakanda after his father T’Chaka is killed, as shown in “Captain America: Civil War.” Check local listings.
“Color of Water,” featuring Academy Award winner and Golden Globe Nominee Octavia Spencer. Check local listings.
National MS Education and Awareness Month, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. For information, call 888-MS-FOCUS (673-6287) or visit msfocus.org. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Central Brooklyn Leadership Council and the Men’s Ministry of Historic First Church of God in Christ invites you to an important and timely discussion: “Recognizing the Dignity and Power of Black Women,” moderated by the Rev. Dr. Jeanette Evans Copeland and national radio personality Bob Law, Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join us at Historic First Church of God in Christ, 221 Kingston Ave., Brooklyn N.Y. This free public forum is presented in association with the Women’s Ministry of Historic First Church.
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, email@example.com, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.