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August 2017 Dance Calendar

Finish August with more dance outdoors. The 36th annual Battery Dance Festival in Battery Park City (Aug. 13-19) returns with free performances against a backdrop of the New York Harbor.

Community Calendar August 10 - August 16

The legendary Stevie Wonder is one of the headliners at the Sept. 23 Global Citizen Festival, the annual concert in Central Park blending music and social activism, joined by Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day, Alessia Cara and a blend ...

Jackie Alexander new artistic director of National Black Theatre Festival

The National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., is happening right now. It started July 31 and will run through August 5.

Community Calendar August 3 - August 9th

With the release of the motion picture “Detroit” and the AmNews’ Herb Boyd’s opus “Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self Determination” all eyes are on the Motor City.

Imhotep's Guide To Black Events July 20 - July 26, 2017

In the aftermath of “Mandela Day” (July 18), the worldwide acknowledgment of Nelson “Madiba” Mandela, we join the world in celebrating this “world champion of human rights,” whose light continues to shine around the planet.

‘Bella,’ a bootylicious musical at Playwrights Horizons

“Bella: An American Tall Tale” had a recent world premiere run at Playwrights Horizons.

‘Me the People,’ a hilarious musical comedy at The Triad

Are you concerned about the future of this country? Do you wonder how we got to where we are with our new inexperienced president? Do you wonder how a man with countless character flaws got into the White House and ...

Community Calendar: July 13 - July 20

Our July 2017 GBE Black Media Month highlights the Motor City, beginning with our own Herb Boyd, whose new book “Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination” is drawing critical raves.

Imhoteps Guide to Black Events: July 6-July12, 2017

In our GBE 2017 Black Music-Black Media Month Spotlight, Charlie Wilson, Dionne Warwick and Catherine Russell will join the list of previously announced acts for this year’s Grammy Salute to Music Legends event, celebrating the recording academy’s 2017 Special Merit ...

Community Calendar: June 29 - July 5, 2017

I had the opportunity to attend a screening of “Marshall,” based on a true incident in the life of Thurgood Marshall, when he was a young lawyer, long before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A message from Okwui Okpokwasili

A close look into Okwui Okpokwasili’s eyes at the end of a performance confirms how completely she commits to the message in her work.

Community Calendar June 22 - June 28

Greetings! A major Black music month 2017 highlight happened when Berry Gordy Jr., Jay Z, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. President Obama recorded a special message to Jay Z, ...

New production by award-winning playwright shines light on police brutality

National Black Theatre in Harlem is closing its 48th season with the world premiere of “Kill Move Paradise.”

Community Calendar: June 15 - June 22

Greetings! In celebrating Black Music Month 2017, a reminder to all that we are also celebrating National Caribbean Heritage Month 2017 in which we highlighted the anniversary passing of Pan-African giant, Marcus Garvey, noting the legacy of his global contribution ...

Tony Awards 2017

"Dear Evan Hansen" won "Best Musical" at the 71st Annual Tony Awards on Sunday.