Behind The Scenes: Careers In Music At The Apollo in Harlem (audio)

By Diane Allford

The biggest question overall to the Apollo Professional Career Panelist, was how to make a living while doing what you love, especially when it seems you have to give away so much for free while promoting your music.

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Apollo Holidays: Amateur Night Holiday Show In Harlem

apollo panel make your music move (2) Jenella YoungThe Apollo Theater will continue celebrating the holiday season with the return of the free family event Coca-Cola Winter Wonderland; a special edition of the Theater’s signature program Apollo Amateur Night Holiday Special with special guest artist Diggy Simmons; and the 8th annual Kwanzaa Celebration Regeneration Night which honors the principles of Kwanzaa through music and dance. Continue Reading →

Marley Heirs Wail One Love Tribute To Legend

Lauryn Hill & Kathy Jordan Sharpton backstage Apollo (1)By Vinette K. Pryce

Benefactors to the legacy left by Robert Nesta Marley rocked the Apollo Theater in Harlem with a tribute concert commemorating the legend’s 35th anniversary appearance at the landmark showplace. Continue Reading →

Louis Armstrong Apollo Theater Walk of Fame Induction (video)

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By Diane Allford

The 2nd Line came in blasting out New Orleans style jazz on Harlem’s West 125th Street with Grammy award winning trumpeter, Irving Mayfield Jr. leading the band in a rousing rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In”.

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Apollo Theater Kicks Off 2014-2015 Season, Names New Board Trustees

apollo theater boardThe legendary Apollo Theater has announced the election of six new members to its Board of Directors: Robert K. Kraft, Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group; Jason L. Mathews, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs… Continue Reading →

Kohei Hattori Flys As The Amateur Night At The Apollo Winner (video)

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A passionate Kohei Hattori sings “I Believe I Can Fly,” is the new first place, at Amateur Night at The Apollo September 17th, 2014, in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Apollo Theater 2014 Fall/Winter Season

apollo-panel-make-your-music-move-2-jenella-youngThe Apollo Theater today announced an exciting, new addition to its 2014 Fall/Winter season with the Daptone Super Soul Revue (December 4-6)starring Soul music mainstays Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley. Continue Reading →