The Apollo Theater in collaboration with Absolutely Live Entertainment will celebrate the 100th birthday of Billie Holiday with presentations honoring the late jazz and blues singer and featuring two-time Grammy winning musician Cassandra Wilson. Continue Reading →
Here’s Harlem born Samuel George “Sammy” Davis, Jr., dancing on a Hollywood, California rooftop shoot by celebrity photographer Phil Stern in 1947. Continue Reading →
“Holiday in Harlem ” by a 20 year old Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb and his Orchestra, with Reed Nathaniel recorded in 1937.
Singer and Broadway star T. Oliver Reid leads what he describes as “a club hopping journey through the swanky clubs and low down joints of 1934 Harlem,” featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Andy Razaf, and more. Continue Reading →
Sources say the title is a play on the song from the 1800s called “I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls”.
Join the Summer Recital Walt’s Bevy of Beauty Babes Live from the Champagne Lounge with participants of the “Dance of the Village Elders” program for a tribute to the culture of the Village of Harlem. Continue Reading →
Amateur Night at the Apollo has a new theme song. The Apollo is pleased to announce that Clifton Williams, a senior at Berklee College of Music, has won the Amateur Night Song Competition. Continue Reading →
Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Continue Reading →