Greetings! Heartfelt condolences continue from fans and music legends around the world on the passing of Fats Domino, 89-year-old rock and roll pioneer and inspiration for Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen and many others. Fats joined Berry, Little Richard, Presley and Holly as an inaugural inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Last weekend multiple Grammy winner and musical icon Stevie Wonder got on his knees during his rendition of the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 2017 Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, to again show his support for protesting NFL players.
“The King Fish, With Music” pays tribute to the “Original Kings of Comedy.” Kingfish was one of the stars of the first all-Black television comedy shows ever. Controversial? Yes. But Kingfish helped set the foundation for all the Black comedies that followed, even to this day. Oct. 20 to Nov. 5., Carl Clay’s Black Spectrum Theatre, Roy Wilkens Recreation Center,177th Street and Baisley Boulevard entrance, Jamaica, N.Y. Public transit: Q5, Q85 or Q83 bus to Merrick Boulevard and Baisley Boulevard. For information, call 718-723-1800 or visit blackspectrumtheatre.com.
“Me the People: The Trump America Musical,” Triad Theater, 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.
“The Old Settler,” set in a 1943 Harlem tenement, where emotions are tested between 55-year-old spinster, Elizabeth Borny, and her skeptical sister, Quilly McGrath, is a story of love and survival. Thursday, Oct. 26, through Saturday, Nov. 4, Billie Holiday Theatre, at Restoration Plaza,1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N.Y. Tickets: 718-636-6995.
“Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green,” by Howard L. Craft. Directed by Joseph Megel and starring J. Alphonse Nicholson. The Castillo Theatre, 543 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. Produced by Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre. Now through Sunday, Nov. 19. For ticket information, visit Castillo.org.
Oleta Adams, Friday, Nov. 3, 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.
Wyclef Jean, Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m., the Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
An Evening with Gladys Knight, Thursday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m., Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Queens, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Lalah Hathaway, Monday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m., Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Musiq Soulchild, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 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.
The Whispers in Concert, Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8:45 p.m., Newark Symphony Hall, 1020 Broad St., Newark, N.J. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.