Greetings! Our GBE Black Media Month shines the light on Golden State Warriors NBA superstar Steph Curry, taking his game to an even higher level with a new venture producing faith-based and family focused films. Curry’s production company, Unanimous Media, and Sony Pictures Entertainment have partnered in a film-TV deal that has several films in development now and will also include video games, virtual reality and consumer products, all built around faith, family and sports.
The Curry deal highlights the remarks of Sean “P Diddy” Combs in Variety, who said, “When Black creators are given the proper resources in any industry, they always ‘over-deliver.’”
“Amateur Night at the Apollo,” every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. World famous Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., Harlem. Featuring WHCR DJs. Visit apollotheater.org.
The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents “Antigone” by Sophocles. The struggle for power, glory and the claim to the city shatters the bonds of brotherhood, leaving two men lifeless. But the sister of the slain young men breaks faith with everything she has ever known to set things right at any cost. Now through July 30 at the Richard Rogers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park. Enter the park at 124th Street and Fifth Avenue. Walk south to the venue. Free. Call 646- 838-3868 or visit cthnyc.org.
“Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.” The Iconic Disco Diva Donna Summer comes to Broadway. The musical includes more than 20 well-known Summer hits. Starring Tony Award winner LaChanze, Anana Dubose and newcomer Storm Lever, who portray three different phases of her life and career. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. Call 212- 379-0370 or visit luntfontannetheatre.tickets.com.
“On Kentucky Avenue,” created by Jeree Wade, written by Adam Wade and Ty Stephens and directed by Lee Summers, is a celebration of Atlantic City’s famed “Club Harlem.” Until July 28 at Aaron Davis Hall, The City College of New York, 160 Convent Ave., at West 135th Street and Convent Ave., New York, N.Y. Visit citycollegecenterforthearts.org.
“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 littlerockplay.com or sheencenter.org.
Blue Note Jazz Festival at Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. For information on full artist lineup, call 212-997-5123 or visit www.sonyhall.com.
Carnegie Hall Presents NYO Jazz, Friday, July 27, at 8 p.m. featuring Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves at Stern Auditorium/Perelman, 881 Seventh Ave., New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmster.com.
40th Anniversary of Dance Fever, featuring Tavares, France Joli, The Trammps with Earl Young, Disco Unlimited, Cory Daye and more. Saturday, July 28, at 7 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
70s Soul Jam, featuring the Stylistics, The Delfonics, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Heatwave, Carl Carlton and Ray, Goodman & Brown, Saturday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. Visit fordampitheater.com.
Boyz II Men, Sunday, Aug. 5, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, visit: ticketmaster.com.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour, Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m., PNC Bank Arts Center, Exit 116, Garden State Parkway, Holmdel, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Anita Baker: Farewell Concert Series, Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m., 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Gladys Knight and the O’Jays, Friday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Smokey Robinson, Friday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Gladys Knight and the O’Jays, Saturday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m., The Rooftop at Pier 17, 89 South St., New York, N.Y.
Marlon Wayans, Caroline’s on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, New York, N.Y., Thursday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 27, at 7:30 and 10 p.m., Saturday, July 28, at 7:30 and 10 p.m. and Sunday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m. For information, visit: ticketmaster.com.
Kevin Hart: The Irresponsible Tour, Saturday, July 28, at 7 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
“Whitney,” an in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston. At select theaters. Visit www.imdb.com/title/tt5740866/.
Harlem Week 2018—“Women Transforming the World: Past Present and Future.” Subtheme, “The Community Within the Community,” recognizing and celebrating the LGTBQ community. Events sponsored in concert with WBLS, WLIB and Hot97: Great Day in Harlem. Special musical salutes by Bishop Hezekiah E. Walker. Economic Development Day. Saluting Women: keynote speaker, White House correspondent April Ryan saluting “Women in Media.” Summer in the City. Harlem Day. Special musical salutes to Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba. Percy Sutton 5K Run/Walk.
BEPAA annual Dr. John Henrik Clarke Tribute, Sunday, July 29, at 3 p.m. Mt. Pisgah Church, 212 Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn N.Y. Call 347-907-0629.
Tune in to 107.5 WBLS-FM weekly for “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, firstname.lastname@example.org, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or call 212-592-3279.