Apollo Theater Academy 2014 Internships

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It’s that time again for the Apollo Theater Academy Internships for Fall 2014, the deadline is September 15th, 2014. Continue Reading →

The Apollo’s Stephanie McKay’ Drops New Track (video)

stephanie jakcsonSinger Stephanie McKay’s new collaboration 2sharp9, with Bob Power—music producer and easily the best-known sound engineer in the world (A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo)—promises to take listeners on a trip through “… rock ’n’ soul. Continue Reading →

Sam Smith And Mary J Sing ‘Stay With Me’ At The Apollo

mary j an sam smithSam Smith has been making a lot of his dreams come true. The British soul singer took over the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014, the same day his In The Lonely Hour album was released. Continue Reading →

Apollo Announces 80th Anniversary Gala With Host Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady _ Photography by Shahar AzranThe Apollo Theater, a leading not-for-profit performing arts institution, announced that its 2014 annual Spring Gala will be transformed into an epic birthday celebration in honor of the storied Theater’s 80th anniversary, Tuesday, June 10, at 7pm. Continue Reading →

The Apollo’s 80th Anniversary Salon Series

apollo-theater-new-yorkthe-apollo-theater-turns-78-hip-hop-wired-xpgvacn4-1024x7631The Salon Series at The Apollo Theater provides development support for contemporary new work that cuts across artistic disciplines and expands the Theater’s tradition of nurturing emerging and established artists by providing critical support in their creation of new work. Continue Reading →

The Supremes, Live at The Apollo Theatre, 1963 (video)

the supremes at the apollo theaterThe sound of a new generation

The incredible Supremes singing, “My Heart Can’t Take It No More,” live to the toughest, warmest audience in showbiz at The Apollo Theatre in the 1963 in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Ronnie Spector, Strong Harlem Woman

Ronettes in their Harlem NY apartment 1966_L to R Estelle Bennett_Nedra Talley_ Ronnie Bennett Spector at piano_Credit Photographer Kevin .JPGImprisoned by her husband, “little Ronnie Bennett from Spanish Harlem” has now turned her tale of survival into a stage show.

Where else to meet Ronnie Spector, the Sixties girl-group icon, but in the ladies loos? The woman who once boasted the Rolling Stones as her opening act is primping her hair in the mirror, an enormous and fragrant mane bigger than her torso. Continue Reading →

The Apollo’s 80th Anniversary Celebrates Celia Cruz

cela cruz in controlA great tribute to the Guarachera de Cuba: The Queen Celia Cruz. The event is presented in partnership with Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and in collaboration with Omer Pardillo. Continue Reading →

The Apollo Goes Global

James-Brown.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater may finally be realizing its potential. The storied music venue is transforming itself into a multidisciplinary performing-arts center with global reach that could rival such competitors as New York City Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Continue Reading →