Greetings! On the Black Music Month side, Variety reports a new movie project coming spotlighting Marvin Gaye, produced by Dr. Dre, and Ziggy Marley reportedly has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to produce a Bob Marley biopic on the reggae legend.

Civil rights lawyer (now-ACLU Deputy Legal Director) Jeffrey Robinson joined us in our “Express Yourself” broadcast to discuss his Juneteenth presentation, “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America,” at NYC’s Town Hall.


“Looking Through the Stained Glass Window” is a one-woman play by Evie Rhodes, acclaimed Black woman novelist turned playwright-director. The production is about trauma, AIDS and the rise of hip-hop. Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y., between Eighth Avenue and Broadway, June 29 to July 1. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Visit rhodesenterprise

The music of iconic disco diva Donna Summer comes to Broadway in “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.” The performance includes more than 20 well-known Summer hits. Starring Tony Award winner La Chanze, Anana Dubose and newcomer Storm Lever, who portray three different phases of Summer’s life and career. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. Call 212-379-0370 or visit

From the creators of “Mama I Want to Sing,” Vy Higginsen’s Mama Foundation for the Arts proudly announces the brand-new 30th anniversary production of their acclaimed musical, “Let the Music Play…Gospel!” Now playing at the Dempsey Theater in Harlem,127 W. 127th St., between Lenox and Seventh avenues. Tickets are available by calling 212-280-1045 or through OvationTix at For more information, please visit

“Chicago,” the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical, is celebrating its 21st anniversary on Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre, 219 W.49th St., New York, N.Y. For show information and tickets, call 212-239-6200 or visit

“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

“Little Rock,” written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. History called it heroism. They called it high school. The riveting true story of the Little Rock Nine, the first Black students to attend their city’s formerly segregated Little Rock Central High School three years after the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. Limited run through Sept. 8, 2018, at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, 18 Bleecker St., New York, N.Y. Visit or

JD Lawrence’s “Harriet, Rosa & Me” is a thought-provoking, inspiring and witty theatrical presentation written and directed by the NAACP Legacy Award recipient, 8 p.m. at Paramount Hudson Valley Theater,1008 Brown St., Peekskill, N.Y. Tickets are available at the door and on the website


Blue Note Jazz Festival at Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th Street, New York, N.Y. For information on the full artist lineup, call 212-997-5123 or visit

Jill Scott, Wednesday, June 27, at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, visit

“The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” 20th Anniversary Tour, Sunday, July 15, at 6 p.m., Northwell Health Jones Beach Theater, 895 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, N.Y. For information, visit

Janelle Monae—Dirty Computer Tour, Wednesday, July 18, at 8 p.m., Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information,

Friday, July 20, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., The Smooth Cruise sets sail with Russell Tomkins Jr. and the New Stylistics, along with The Delfonics. Hornblower Infinity Pier 40, West Houston Street at West Side Highway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit

“Hallejulah Disco,” a multimedia event with Harlem Gospel Choir and Melba Moore/The Illustrious Blacks (WBAI), Sunday, June 24. Nicky Siano brings his show “Hallelujah Disco” to SummerStage, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Central Park/Rumsey Playfield, New York, N.Y. Free.


Hip-Hop and You Don’t Stop, in association with the INSITU Dance Festival, June 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Coffey Park, Verona Street between Richard Street and Dwight Street, Brooklyn.

It’s Showtime NYC/Lil Buck/Passion Fruit Dance Company/Restoration ART Youth Arts Academy/A Lady in the House Co with Guest DJ KS 360. SummerStage. Free.


Katt Williams, Saturday, June 23, at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, visit


CEMOTAP presents “A Celebration of African Culture,” featuring poet Layding Kaliba and friends with a live jazz band, African cuisine and more. Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m. CEMOTAP Center,135-05 Rockaway Blvd. S. Ozone Park, Queens N.Y. Admission is free. For more information, call 718-322-8454.

“Remembering Arthur Miller and Randolph Evans and the Movement That Derived From Their Deaths, Which Impacted the World.” Multiple events taking place at the House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. Remembering Soweto South Africa; Saturday, June 23, at 3 p.m., the 39th Randolph Evans Award Ceremony and Reception; June 30 to July 4, International Arts Festival; Saturday, July 7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the 40th anniversary of the Black United Front. For more information, call (718)596-1991 or contact www.herbertdaughtryglobal or

The 47th annual International African Arts Festival is back! Celebrating Dekawowo (Solidarity) Brooklyn’s most beloved dedication of African culture and family, saluting Winne Mandela, Hugh Masekela, Dara Iman and Dr. Sam., June 30 to July 4, 2018. African marketplace, family friendly African world music from throughout the Diaspora, all day children’s activities and play zone, first annual African World Documentary Film Festival, family friendly live performances and cultural entertainment, youth talent search, poetry, spoken word show, fashion show, African dance workshops, natural Black hair showcase, health fair for all ages, chess tournament, martial arts exhibitions and the annual IAA Festival Community Parade. For general information, for information on how to register as a vendor and for program updates, please email or call 718-638-6701.

Pastor A.R. Bernard/Christian Cultural Center presents a CCC Family Reunion, “SummerFest18.” Tweet your SummerFest plans at cccinforg. Secure your spot at Deadline is closing.

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, 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 For bookings or to reach us about your GBEvent or for comments, email co-editor Nyerere,, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or call 212-592-3279.