May
29
to Jun 2

The Limon Dance Company @ The Joyce (Music by Nona Hendryx, Choreography by Francesca Harper)

Francesca Harper shares a world premiere at the Joyce on the Limon Dance Company this spring!

Harper dives into a world of infinite possibilities with a score by Grammy nominated composer, singer, and songwriter Nona Hendryx. In the new work “Radical Beasts in the Forest of Possibilities,” Harper and Hendryx examine the lines between intimacy and protest, tension, release, and humanism in our current social and political climate. Harper looks forward to investigating and integrating the soulful, quality of the Limón dancers to question, provoke, and inspire audiences with a determined sense of hope.

This groundbreaking work will premiere at The Joyce Theater in New York City from May 29th to June 2nd, 2019 as part of the Limon Dance Company’s annual, highly-anticipated Spring Season.

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May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Harlem Stage Gala Audio Tutu Performance

At Harlem Stage’s Annual Gala we will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance with Disrupters: Then, Now and in the Future.

Please join us at the beautiful and intimate Harlem Stage Gatehouse for a lively evening of powerful performances, delicious dinner and cocktails, an Awards Ceremony, and Live Auction. As part of our celebration, we encourage guests to dress in roaring ‘20s attire and be ready for fun!

Our Host: Joy Ann Reid

Our Honorees:

Philanthropy – Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Transformative Artist – Stew

Emerging Artist – Savannah Harris

Our Gala Co-Chairs: Jenette Kahn and Ron Simons

Our Disrupter Co-Chairs: LaChanze, Agnes Gund, Bill T. Jones, Liesl Tommy, Nona Hendryx, Estelle Parsons, Terri Lyne Carrington, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, and more!

Performances and presentations by ground-breaking artists Nona Hendryx, Carl Hancock Rux, Brianna Thomas Trio, and Terrance McKnight.

For more information, contact us at 212-281-9240 ext. 10

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May
17
to May 18

PowerPlay - Latasha Alcindor and Nona Hendryx @ The Shed (NYC)

May 17 & 18, 2019

PowerPlay - Latasha Alcindor and Nona Hendryx @ The Shed (NYC)

The Shed’s inaugural season will also include Powerplay, a collaboration between Latasha Alcindor and Dis Obey (The Shed’s program for teenagers), on May 18 and 19.  Student Nathaniel Swanson, Latasha Alcindor and student Lela Harper perform along with others.  Powerplay will mix hip-hop, spoken word, dance and moving image into a woman-centered show, organized under the direction of rising multimedia artist Latasha Alcindor. “The performance is really about how we can transform radical joy into power,” says Alcindor. Participants will include student artists from The Shed’s Dis Obey program for high schoolers, who explore protest and creative action through writing, storytelling and visual art workshops.

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May
15
5:30 PM17:30

Nona Hendryx Honored as STREB Action Maverick!

May 15th STREB Honoree (BKLY, NYC)

What is an Action Maverick?

This award celebrates those transgressive action specialists whose seemingly reckless journeys are, in reality, a society’s insignia for bravery and courage. These action maverick heroes exist as a constant and eternal reminder of all the moves yet left to do.  An original. A person that breaks the rules, re-interprets or establishes new parameters of their craft. New artistic, educational, scientific visions. A risk taker. A hero. 

51 North 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

https://streb.org/action-maverick/

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ROCK SOLID WOMEN RETURNS! 2nd Annual Festival of Music & Spoken Word
May
9
8:00 PM20:00

ROCK SOLID WOMEN RETURNS! 2nd Annual Festival of Music & Spoken Word

Rock Solid Women (Music Festival)

May 9th, 2019

Gramercy Theatre
127 East 23rd Street 
New York, NY. 10010

Tel: 212.614.6932

Hendryx convenes the 2nd Rock Solid Women’s Festival, presenting a lineup of poets and Singer Songwriters who’s Fearless Manifesto is ‘artists that are “antithetical to the ‘normal, expected and accepted,’ the status quo. The fearless are creatively restless, they push the boundaries, provoke, shock, endeavor to achieve a transcending effect, an awakening, evolving into some-thing new!

The festival lineup includes Nona Hendryx, Be Steadwell, Divinity Roxx, Judy Gold, Kiki Hawkins, Kimberly Nichole, Sophia Ramos, Ultra Naté, Vivian Sessoms, Sarah Jaffe and more to be announced.

Tickets for Rock Solid Women ($30 - $45.00) are now available online.

More info>>> http://www.mercuryeastpresents.com/thegramercytheatre/premiumseating

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May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Unapologetic Body at Rubin Museum, NYC featuring Francesca Harper & Nona Hendryx

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, witness a site-specific dance performance in the Rubin galleries presented in partnership with the arts organization Pentacle. The performances will reflect the theme of power, which radiates from our galleries as part of a yearlong exploration of the topic.

Choreography by Francesca Harper

Music by Nona Hendryx

Pentacle: Within and Between Us

TIMES: 6:00 PM, 6:45 PM, or 7:30 PM.

TICKETS>>> http://rubinmuseum.org/events/series/pentacle-within-and-between-us

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Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

New York Pops 36th Birthday Gala honoring Cyndi Lauper

April 29th - NYCP & Cyndi Lauper honored by New York City Pop’s Orchestra

THE NEW YORK POPS 36TH BIRTHDAY GALA
Hat Full of Stars: The Songs of Cyndi Lauper
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Cyndi Lauper, Music Honoree
Ken Lowe, Corporate Honoree
Annaleigh Ashford, Boy George, Estelle, Bridget Everett, Nona Hendryx, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alex Newell, and Stark Sands, Guest Artists
Kids on Stage Students
Children of Ronald McDonald House New York
Camp Broadway Kids, Cindy Thole, Director/Choreographer, Christine Riley, Music Director

TICKETS HERE>>> 36th Birthday Gala, Hat Full of Stars: The Songs of Cyndi Lauper


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Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz in the Key of Ellison in Chicago!

This performance celebrates the musical world of Ralph Ellison. Alongside his writing life, Ellison was an accomplished trumpeter and close with many jazz and other music legends from Satchmo and Duke all the way to Ray Charles and Ornette Coleman.

Catch Jazz in the Key of Ellison in Florida, Spain, California, and Chicago!

Friday February 22 - Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago, IL

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Andy Farber, longtime tenor player, arranger, and section leader, will lead a nine-piece band for these shows (drums, upright bass, piano, two trumpets, one trombone, three saxes/winds)

Features Nona Hendryx, Will Downing, Quiana Lynell, and guest trumpet player Nicholas Payton

Special guest host/narrator TBA

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Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz in the Key of Ellison in San Diego, CA!

This performance celebrates the musical world of Ralph Ellison. Alongside his writing life, Ellison was an accomplished trumpeter and close with many jazz and other music legends from Satchmo and Duke all the way to Ray Charles and Ornette Coleman.

Catch Jazz in the Key of Ellison in Florida, Spain, California, and Chicago!

Saturday February 16 - Balboa Theater, San Diego, CA

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Andy Farber, longtime tenor player, arranger, and section leader, will lead a nine-piece band for these shows (drums, upright bass, piano, two trumpets, one trombone, three saxes/winds)

Features Nona Hendryx, Will Downing, Quiana Lynell, and guest trumpet player Nicholas Payton

Special guest host/narrator TBA

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Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz in the Key of Ellison in Miami, FL

This performance celebrates the musical world of Ralph Ellison. Alongside his writing life, Ellison was an accomplished trumpeter and close with many jazz and other music legends from Satchmo and Duke all the way to Ray Charles and Ornette Coleman.

Catch Jazz in the Key of Ellison in Florida, Spain, California, and Chicago!

Friday February 8, 2019 - Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Andy Farber, longtime tenor player, arranger, and section leader, will lead a nine-piece band for these shows (drums, upright bass, piano, two trumpets, one trombone, three saxes/winds)

Features Nona Hendryx, Will Downing, Quiana Lynell, and guest trumpet player Nicholas Payton

Special guest host/narrator TBA

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Jan
28
to Feb 1

Nona Hendryx returns as Ambassador for Music in Artistry at Berklee!

January 28 - February 1, 2019

You will find Nona Hendryx hard at work at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, collaborating and sharing her musical expertise with students and faculty to create an interdisciplinary multimedia performance project for Boston and soon to launch in Valencia, Spain

Read more about her longstanding relationship with Berklee here

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Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Refrigerated Dreams

An interdisciplinary multimedia performance art concert with Carrie Mae Weems (visual artist), Francesca Harper (choreographer), and Niegel Smith (director) and guest artists

Location: Joe's Pub

Date: October 26th & 27th

Check back in September for tickets and more information! Or keep refreshing the Joe's Pub website events page: https://www.publictheater.org/Public-Theater-Season/#JoesPub

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Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Tribute to the Music of James Brown at The Apollo Theater

APOLLO PRESENTS

SAY IT LOUD: I'M BLACK AND I'M PROUD AT 50!

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Musical Director: Christian McBride
Featuring:

Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Frank Greene, Lee Hogans, Steve Wilson, Rodney Jones, Eric Krasno, Robert “Mousey” Thompson, Nikki Glaspie, Gabu Lugo, Janice Pendarvis

Special Guests: Nona Hendryx & Lisa Fischer
Host: Al Sharpton

When “Soul Brother Number One” James Brown released “Say It Loud - I’m Black and  I’m Proud” in the summer of 1968, it became the theme song for an entire movement.  The song and its message were so strong, it sent waves through black American culture.  Not surprisingly, many other soul and R&B artists took notice and were coming up with  their own black pride songs. This concert celebrates not only James Brown, but also the  Black Pride music he inspired among other African-American artists starting in the summer of 1968, including The Temptations, Sly and the Family Stone and more.

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Words*Rock* & Sword: A Festival Exploration Of Women's Lives
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Words*Rock* & Sword: A Festival Exploration Of Women's Lives

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Sep
10
to Sep 12

We The People at Joe's Pub

DATE: SEPTEMBER 10 & 11, 2018

LOCATION: Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, New York City, Time TBA

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September 10: 
Evening one of Nona Hendryx’s We the People celebrates the power of femme in all its forms, shades, and identities.  It’s a high-wattage forum for outspoken feminists, featuring performances from Flotilla DeBargeElizabeth and the CatapultDivinity Roxx & Sarah Jaffe.

September 11: 
Evening two of Nona Hendryx's We the People features Hendryx as her "digital citizen" alter ego, Will Calhoun(Living Colour), Hip Hop Poet Soulflower, Ambient Sound Design Artist Wen-na Tsao (N*7), DJ & Artist DollTr!ck(Claire Lim) + many more special guests! Explore ideas on “How To Dismantle a Presidency” through funky beats and rhythms that are bananas and Hip-Hop fueled, with seriously mind-bending words wrapped in beautifully disturbing ambient sounds.   

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Black Tar Beach Party w/guest artist Sophia Ramos, DJ Bill Coleman & a Dance Contest!
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

Black Tar Beach Party w/guest artist Sophia Ramos, DJ Bill Coleman & a Dance Contest!

DATE: JULY 27, 2018

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

LOCATION: Astor Place, presented by Joe's Pub, New York City

Ticket Price: FREE!  

Bring your beach chair, beach ball, beach blanket, beach wear, dance, prance, sing, shout, let it all out, get down and get funky.  Let's have 'Hot Fun In The Summertime'!

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Jul
18
12:30 PM12:30

Gracie Mansion Honoring supports of the LGBT Artist Community

Come Join HARLEM WEEK saluting Nona Hendryx on the evening of Wednesday, July 18th at Gracie Mansion, home of the Mayor of the City of New York.  

44TH ANNUAL HARLEM WEEK CELEBRATION is proud to pay long overdue tribute to  "The Community within the Community" - Saluting LGBTQ this year, and we are especially pleased to kick off our tributes to LGBTQ by honoring you along with the extraordinary George Faison.

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Jul
6
8:30 PM20:30

BARD COLLEGE: NONA HENDRYX PRESENTS PARALLEL LIVES: BILLIE HOLIDAY & EDITH PIAF

DATE: JULY 6, 2018

LOCATION: Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, New York City, 8:30 pm

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Revolutionary new-wave goddess Nona Hendryx (“Lady Marmalade”) is joined by an international roster of singers to honor two women born in the same year on different shores: Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf. Though they never met they led parallel lives, and their heartrending loves and lives fed the soulful, singularity of their voices and defined a generation.

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Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Nona Hendryx presents Parallel Lives: Billie Holiday & Edith Piaf

Date: June 28, 2018

Location: Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003

Ticket Price: $45.00 > BUY TICKETS

Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM

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Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, two women born in the same year on different shores, speaking different languages, led parallel lives in many ways, yet never met. They died 4 years apart in the cities they loved. Parallel Lives, curated by Nona Hendryx and an international roster of contemporary vocalists, is a global celebration to ‘Lady Day’ and the ‘Little Sparrow.’
 
Revolutionary art-rock, new-wave goddess Nona Hendryx is a celebrated vocalist, record producer, songwriter, musician and author. Tackling social issues, love and politics, Hendryx’s legendary career spans six decades of sound and style evolution. Longtime Nona Hendryx fans know her as one of the founding members of the ‘girl group’, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles in which their tight harmonies (spiced with Patti’s soaring gospel tinged lead vocals) served up a mixed platter of modern hits, beautiful standards, and soulful covers of songs such as Over the Rainbow. From here, Patti, Sarah and Nona morphed into the groundbreaking group Labelle, delivering a No.1 worldwide hit with ‘Lady Marmalade’ (Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi C’est Soir?)” Setting the world on fire with their theatrical performances and their costumes from feathers to silver and back this was where songwriter, Hendryx, came into her own. Writing for Patti’s amazing voice and the group’s unique sound, Hendryx’s songs—Can I Speak to You Before You Go to Hollywood, I Believe I Finally Made It Home, Space Children, You Turn Me On—rapidly became ‘the voice of Labelle. As a solo artist, Hendryx, has recorded and collaborated with an impressive line up of collaborators from all genres of music Rap, Hip Hop, Rock, Funk, Spoken Word and Jazz. (From Prince, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson, Living Color, Afrika Bambaataa to George Clinton and P-Funk, resulting in several top ten hits and a Grammy nomination (“Rock This House”, from her album The Heat, with Keith Richards— Rolling Stones—on guitar). In her 2012 album Mutatis Mutandis (Latin for changing those things which need to be changed), Hendryx lends the necessary gravitas to a striking rendition of Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit with a smoky vocal tessitura somewhere between funk and the end of the stratosphere.

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Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

Nick Cave, Nona Hendyrx, Helga Davis, Francesca Harper, & Regg Roc in An Evening of Artistic Responses: The Let Go

An Evening of Artistic Responses: The Let Go
Tuesday, June 26 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $45

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Songwriter and musician Nona Hendryx, vocalist and artist Helga Davis, dancer and choreographer Francesca Harper, and FLEXN dance pioneer Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray and his company of dance activists the D.R.E.A.M. Ring will respond to the installation in an evening of site-specific performative responses curated by Nick Cave.

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