People trying to save money this spring just got hit with not one, not two, but three setbacks. Here’s a trio of hot-ticket events you don’t want to miss:
#APOLLONEWS! @Common @ImAngelaBassett @JOEtheMORTON @skelechiwatson @bamuthi @MichelleLWil + more will join the two-night world premiere theatrical staged reading of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me” 4/2-3! #BTWAMApollo https://t.co/X4YLntmc6u pic.twitter.com/t0ofP9j0IU— Apollo Theater (@ApolloTheater) March 27, 2018
The Apollo Theater in Harlem will present the first-ever stage adaptation of “Between the World and Me,” the National Book Award-winning book by Ta-Nehisi Coates, on April 2 and 3. Angela Bassett (“Black Panther”), Susan Kelechi Watson (“This Is Us”) and Common (“Selma”) will perform excerpts from Coates’ exploration of racism and the Black body. Jazz musician Jason Moran provides the musical score and accompaniment to Lauren A. Whitehead’s (“A Tribe Called Blessed”) script.
EJI invites you to celebrate the opening of our new museum & memorial at the Concert for Peace and Justice, on Friday April 27, featuring @theroots, @Usher, @common, Brittany Howard from @Alabama_Shakes, @GaryClarkJr, & @kirkfranklin, plus other guests. https://t.co/66eX4TkXYq— Equal Justice Initiative (@eji_org) March 26, 2018
After revealing a proposed layout last year, the Equal Justice Initiative will officially open the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, next month. The racial justice and historical preservation organization will mark the dual lauches with The Concert for Peace and Justice on April 27. The show toplines a weekend with several performances and panels. Usher, The Roots, Common, Gary Clark Jr. and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes will perform.
IT’S YOUR TIME BROOKLYN! OUR 2018 LINEUP IS HERE! | TICKETS: https://t.co/bkdniC2h8p | @fatbellybella @tylerthecreator, @intanetz, @Miguel, @JanelleMonae, @officialjaden, @smino, @DanielCaesar, @lolawolfband, @Twinshadow, @OfficialWillow, @IbeyiOfficial & MUCH MORE! pic.twitter.com/r2LUJdT6nT— AFROPUNK (@afropunk) March 27, 2018
The Afropunk Festival returns to its birthplace of Brooklyn on August 25 and 26. The celebration of Black musical excellence will take over Commodore Barry Park with headlining sets from Erykah Badu, Janelle Monáe, The Internet, Tyler, the Creator and a to-be-announced special guest.