The revolution will not be televised, but it will be served over oysters? OK, then. B.B. King Blues Club, in its Disneyfied Times Square squalor, hardly seems the place to host spoken-word soul performer Gil Scott Heron, that avant-garde proto-rap luminary of the ’60s and ’70s; maybe he’ll rename his landmark EP Small Talk at 42nd and Hell? Regardless, slam poets, rappers, and acid jazzers may wanna make the treacherous trek; this civil rights hero heralded them all.

Wed., Nov. 4, 8 p.m., 2009

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