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Amateur Night

The Apollo Theater's Legendary Amateur Night

Ted Fox | Posted 04.27.2014 | Black Voices
Ted Fox

While star-struck white kids traditionally headed for Hollywood or Broadway, their black counterparts bucked the odds and beat a path for Harlem and the Wednesday-night amateur show at the Apollo Theater.

Original Broadway 'Dreamgirl' To Make Apollo Debut

Posted 01.12.2012 | Black Voices

Tony Award-winning actress Jennifer Holliday is set to make her Apollo debut on February 1 during the opening night of the theater's 78th season of Am...

The Apollo Theater and How It Shaped American Entertainment: New Exhibit at Museum of the City of New York

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Kelly

Long before there was television's American Idol, there was Amateur Night at the Apollo, and aspiring performers knew what the reward was.

Harlem Memorializes Michael Jackson at Apollo Theater

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
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Lauri Lyons

The Apollo Theater's memorial tribute to Michael Jackson might as well have been Mardi Gras in Harlem.