Greetings! Our thanks to the overflow crowd who attended our Radio GBE-WBAI Apollo Uptown Hall: Movement Required. In addition to raising critical issues of police-community relations, the event also shed important light on the Philadelphia police bombing of the MOVE organization in 1985. Also, much appreciation to sista Ramona Afrika, one of the lone MOVE survivors of the atrocity, who joined us with an eyewitness account, additional insights and inspiration. Kudos also to Brother Ade Williams for his vision and the Apollo team for another outstanding effort that set the stage for the world-famous Apollo Theater’s MOVE-inspired opera, “We Shall Not Be Moved.”
Jason Lent and Damon Elliott (Grammy award-winning producer and son of Dionne Warwick) the co-founders of AMBLVD Records, proudly announce the release of “The World Needs Love,” a new re-mix featuring Grammy award-winning producer/composer, Nomad, and multiple Grammy award-winning artist, Dionne Warwick. The remix, inspired by Warwick’s hit “What the World Needs Now is Love,” was originally intended for a holiday launch in November 2017, but was pushed up in light of the recent Las Vegas tragedy. The song will be made available on all streaming services including iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. A portion of the proceeds from “The World Needs Love” will be donated to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund on GoFundMe.
Shades of Truth Theatre and Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre present “Whistle in Mississippi: The Lynching of Emmett Till” by Michael Green and Daniel Carlton. Sunday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m., Dreiser Community Center Auditorium, 177 Dreiser Loop (Co-op City) Bronx, N.Y. For ticket information, call Reva at 718-671-5957 or Kevin at 646-721-8185, or visit Eventbrite.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 Aenues, running through January 2018. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.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.
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, second annual Halloween Funkdown, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 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.
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.