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Apollo Theater

The Apollo Theater and Politics

Ted Fox | Posted 02.26.2014 | Black Voices
Ted Fox

Throughout its history, the theater was always available for special benefit shows, and the Apollo hosted dozens of them.

The Apollo Theater's Legendary Amateur Night

Ted Fox | Posted 02.25.2014 | 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.

The World's Toughest Audience and Playing the Apollo

Ted Fox | Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices
Ted Fox

The audience was the power that made or broke careers. But it was much more than that. It was the heart and soul of the African-American community, the embodiment of the spirit of Harlem -- the force that truly made the Apollo great.

The Apollo Theater Before 125th Street Was the Black Main Street

Ted Fox | Posted 02.20.2014 | Black Voices
Ted Fox

Harlem became New York's great African-American community, of course. However the history of African Americans in the city began at the far opposite end of the island where slaves first landed.

These Images Show The History Behind Places We Walk By Every Day

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices

Every day, we walk in the very places where history was made years ago. Sometimes that location is marked by a plaque or a statue, but other times we ...

PHOTOS: 15 Stars Who Started Their Careers At The Apollo

Posted 02.10.2014 | Black Voices

The world famous Apollo Theater is an iconic landmark that has been credited with launching a plethora of black entertainers' careers through the year...

Apollo Theater Turns 80: A Look At Its Contributions To Broadway

Karu F. Daniels, Playbill.com | Posted 02.03.2014 | Black Voices

Harlem's world-famous landmark theatre is not only iconic in the pop music realm; it also has footprints in the history of musical theatre. The wo...

The Apollo Theater: Behind the Legend

Ted Fox | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices
Ted Fox

Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. It is bursting with music, theater and dance, and it looks marvelous, thanks to millions in renovations and upgrades -- an appropriate state for this iconic American cultural institution.

Harlem's Apollo Theater Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Ted Fox | Posted 03.28.2014 | New York
Ted Fox

At a time when "downtown" white venues were off limits to blacks, the Apollo certified success for African-American performers. And it has been at the forefront of the latest trends in the black community.

Apollo Theater Is No Longer The Venue Where African-American Culture Launches Its New Artists

New York Daily News | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

You needn’t set one foot inside today’s Apollo Theater to see how radically the world has changed since its heyday. Surrounding the venue’s s...

It's Showtime At The Apollo For Metallica

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — There will be a different type of Sandman featured at the Apollo next month. Metallica is set to rock the legendary Harlem venue on ...

The Godfather Of Soul Returns To The Apollo

Posted 04.02.2013 | Black Voices

This fall James Brown will make his return to the world famous Apollo Theater stage as part of the forthcoming production in honor of the Godfather of...

The Grand Finale: Harlem's Fashion Row Fall 2013 Show!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices

We have followed the group of seven talented Harlem's Fashion Row designers from being handpicked to present their collections, understanding their vi...

What It Takes To Be A HFR Designer!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.09.2013 | Black Voices

Before we reveal the video of the dazzling fashion show that Harlem's Fashion Row put on Thursday night at the world famous Apollo Theater (read: try ...

WATCH: Harlem's Fashion Row Searches For Fresh Talent

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.31.2013 | Black Voices

New York Fashion Week is right around the corner and its one of our favorite times of the year! We can't wait to see all the Fall 2013 trends, stunnin...

Falling in Love With Dance

Christopher Duggan | Posted 03.07.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

One of my very first jobs in New York City was working at the box office at The Joyce Theater. Ballet Hispanico performed that season. The company danced Good Night Paradise by Ramon Oller, and I was totally taken away. It swept me off my feet.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #42, the Guy Can Sing

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

By now, President Obama's few bars of the Al Green classic "Let's Stay Together," which he sang at a January 2012 fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, are the stuff of presidential legend.

Ground-Breaking Actress Leslie Uggams On Six Decades Of Performing

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 10.02.2012 | Fifty
Dustin Fitzharris

"This career has been so wonderful to me. I've gotten to meet people. I've gotten to travel all over the world. I'm doing what I love to do, and I've been managing to do it since I was 9 years old."

Justin Bieber Keeps His Cool After The Power Goes Out

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 08.18.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber had an unplugged performance at the Apollo Theater on Monday, but it wasn't intentional — a problem caused a power o...

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Heads To Harlem For Apollo Show

Posted 06.08.2012 | New York

He's come a long way from the streets of Brooklyn. Homegrown hero Yasiin Bey (otherwise known as Mos Def), one of the most unique and talented perf...

Springsteen Performs At The Apollo

AP | By KILEY ARMSTRONG | Posted 03.10.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- The power and the glory were unleashed in the heart of Harlem on Friday night as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took to the stage...

Obama Sings; Republicans Get the Hook

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

If Obama's entertaining performance last night at the Apollo tells me anything, it's Amateur Night in Republican-land, and they are likely to be yanked off the stage come November by Sandman Sim's hook. Prove me wrong.

WATCH: Obama Sings At Apollo Theater Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

President Obama has a message to his donors: Let's stay together. While speaking Thursday night during a fundraiser at the historic 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...

'Search For NYC's Most Inspiring Teacher' Begins Today

Posted 06.13.2011 | New York

Know a great teacher? Here's your chance to honor that teacher at the Apollo. The Get Schooled Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to increase the ci...