Community Calendar: November 23 - November 29

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 11/23/2017, midnight
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R&B Singer, Fantasia

Greetings! With the Thanksgiving holiday weekend upon us, happy and safe travels to the many preparing for travel across the tristate and points beyond across the USA.

Baby its cold outside! The 29th annual New York Cares Coat Drive is underway! This year, the goal is to collect 125,000 winter coats. Our city is depending on you to provide warmth to your neighbors in need. An updated map of drop-off locations is available at You can make a difference. Make it so.

Dionne Warwick, Grammy Award-winning artist is among the confirmed speakers at The Washington Post’s “Pathways to Progress: Combating the HIV/AIDS Epidemic,” Tuesday, Dec.5, a program exploring the fight against HIV/AIDS, an ongoing crisis in America that has faded from the spotlight but remains an urgent problem.

Our condolences to the longtime fans of Della Reese, who recently died in her home in California at the age of 86. Ms. Reese was wife, mother, grandmother, friend and pastor, as well as an award-winning actress and singer. Her career took her from pop and jazz stardom in the ’50s and ’60s, to becoming a nationally popular TV actress on “Touched by an Angel” and other shows,


“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

“Me the People: The Trump America Musical,” Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd St. New York, N.Y. Visit 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


R&B Holiday Bash, Friday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m., Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Queens, N.Y. For information, visit

The Great Xscape Tour, Saturday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, visit

JAY-Z 4:44 Tour, Sunday, Nov. 26, and Monday, Nov. 27, at 8 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. (at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue), Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Colors of Christmas, featuring Peabo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr., Ruben Studdard and Jody Watley, Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m., State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. For information, call 732-246-7469 or visit

K. Michelle, Thursday, Dec. 7, at 11 p.m., Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit

Fantasia, Monday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m., Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16 St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit

Christmas with Aaron Neville, Friday, Dec. 15, at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit

Fantasia, Christmas After Midnight, Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125 St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit

Charlie Wilson, Sunday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit