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Community Calendar: October 5 - October 11

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 10/5/2017, 11:27 a.m.
Check out what's going on around the city this week!

Greetings! For its 50th season, the Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. has been presenting a retrospective of some of the troupe’s signature works. The culminating event is NEC’s most famous and successful production, “A Soldier’s Play” by Charles Fuller, which NEC first presented in 1981 at Theatre Four. The original production of “A Soldiers Play” ran for two years, earned unanimous praise and launched the careers of many current stars but has never again had a major production in New York. Performances are now through Oct. 8 at Theatre 80 St. Marks, directed by Charles Weldon, the troupe’s current artistic director. Box office: 866-811-4111. Group sales: 212-582-5860. Visit www.necinc.org.

The Gil Noble tribute, “Remembering Gil,” originally scheduled for Oct. 14 at City College’s Aaron Davis Hall, has been cancelled-postponed because of a family medical matter. A new rescheduled date will be announced here and on Radio GBE.

THEATER

“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.

Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s artistic theater director, Rome Neal, presents Laurence Holder’s “MONK,” a one-man portrayal of jazz great, composer/pianist, Thelonious Sphere Monk, starring Audelco Award Winner Solo Performance Rome Neal. Directed by Rome Neal and Laurence Holder. Music score by Bill Lee. Oct. 5-7, 2017, at 7 p.m. (Thursday-Saturday only). For ticket information, call 718-288-8048 or visit www.nuyorican.org.

MUSIC

The Whispers, Friday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 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 Temptations and The Four Tops, Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit www.njpac.org.

Herbie Hancock, Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m., Tilles Center Concert Hall, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, N.Y. For information, call 516-299-3100 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Love in the 90s Tour, Saturday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

The Spinners and Little Anthony and The Imperials, Sunday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

The Temptations and The Four Tops, Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m., Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Tamar Braxton with special guest Joe, Thursday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit www.njpac.org.

Patti Labelle, Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Smokey Robinson, Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8:30 p.m., Tilles Center Concert Hall, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, N.Y. For information, call 516-299-3100 or visit ticketmaster.com.