Greetings! Congratulations to five-time Grammy Award winner Dionne Warwick, honored with the 2017 Marian Anderson Award, given in Philadelphia to “critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way.” Anderson was the first Black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. Warwick indicated she was “honored, flattered and overwhelmed with absolute joy.”
Netflix has signed Shonda Rhimes to a multiyear production deal, ending a 15-year relationship with ABC Studios that yielded hits from “Grey’s Anatomy” to “Scandal.” Shondaland will produce for Netflix, along with Rhimes’ current broadcast series.
“Me the People: The Trump America Musical,” Triad Theatre, 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.
“Pipeline,” Dominique Morisseau’s family drama, a socio-educational play that takes us into the educational system, with gripping insight into how racial and social politics affect school life. Lincoln Center though Aug. 27. For more information, visit lct.org.
Dru Hill, Thursday, Aug. 17, 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.
Lionel Richie: All the Hits, with very special guest Mariah Carey, Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Mary Jane Blige: Strength of a Woman Tour, Friday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Lionel Richie: All the Hits, with very special guest Mariah Carey, Saturday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m., Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-465-MSG1 (6741) or 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Mary Jane Blige: Strength of a Woman Tour, Saturday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m., The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-465-MSG1 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The Wingate Concert Series presents R&B Night, Monday, Aug. 21, a celebration of R&B Soul rooted in Brooklyn, featuring Full Force, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Jeff Redd, James “D-Train” Williams, MC Lyte, Will Downing and more, and Afro Caribbean Night, Aug. 22, featuring Denroy Morgan, Morgan Heritage and a full lineup of great talent, 800 Kingston Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. Visit wbls.com.
The Temptations and the Four Tops with Mary Wilson and Martha Reeves, Thursday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Earth, Wind & Fire, Thursday, Aug. 24, at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. For information, call 518-584-9330 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Smooth Cruise: The Stylistics, Friday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Smooth Cruise on Hornblower Infinity, Pier 40, West Houston Street at West Side Highway, New York, N.Y. For information, call 866-468-3399 or visit ticketmaster.com.