The Apollo and Cassandra Wilson Team For Billie Holiday 100th Birthday Walk of Fame Induction

cassandrawilson_980The 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 →

Harlem’s Sammy Davis Jr., 1947

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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 →

T. Oliver Reid Brings Drop Me Off In Harlem

tn-500_stephensorokoff-237Singer 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 →

“I Dreamt I Dwelt In Harlem,” A Brief History (videos)

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Sources say the title is a play on the song from the 1800s called “I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls”.

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Dance of the Village Elders At Harlem Hospital Center

dances with eldersJoin 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 →

HW Pick: Ty Dolla $ign Free At Red Hook Park, Brooklyn (Explicit video)

ty dollar signThe good folks at NY Summerstage welcome you to the omnivorous world of the South Central-raised star born, Tyrone Griffin. Ty Dolla $ign has been creating music since he was a three-year old writing lyrics and playing a keyboard. Continue Reading →

Apollo Audience Chooses Winner of New Amateur Night Theme Song

clifton davis new theme songAmateur 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 →

Three Nights of Live Music and Swing Dancing Celebrating the Life of Frankie Manning

Frankie manning dancer in harlem 1The Frankie Trifecta is a celebration of the centennial of dance legend Frankie Manning, the most celebrated Lindy Hop dancer in history.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Billie “Eleanora Fagan” Holiday

Billie Holiday Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Continue Reading →