Carl Van Vechten’s Harlem Color

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In “White Mischief,” in this week’s issue of the New Yorker magazine, Kelefa Sanneh writes about Carl Van Vechten, a “New York hipster and literary gadabout” who was an unlikely champion of the African-American experience as it unfolded on the streets of Harlem in the nineteen-twenties. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Saluting Jazz and Gospel At The Apollo Theater

seitu1Seitu Oronde was on the road again covering the Greater Harlem of Chamber of Commerce mega Concert Saluting Jazz and Gospel Tonight at the Apollo Theater. Continue Reading →

Doug E. Fresh Interview At The Apollo Theater (video)

Harlem resident and performer Doug E. Fresh interview backstage on January 29th, 2014 at the Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater 80th Season Opener. Continue Reading →

The Apollo’s 80th Anniversary Black History Month Schedule

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As the Apollo Theater celebrates its 80th Anniversary it has great events for the upcoming Black History Month in February, an guess who has the schedule? Who do! See it below: Continue Reading →

Ella Fitzgerald Debuts At Amateur Night at the Apollo, Nov. 21, 1934

042412-national-this-day-black-history-ella-fitzgeraldMichael Jackson did, James Brown did, Lauryn Hill and Jimi Hendrix did, and so did the Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight and Prince. And, on Nov. 21, 1934, at 17 years old, Ella Fitzgerald did, too. Continue Reading →

Apollo Holds Auditions for 2013 Amateur Night Season

Since the legendary Apollo Theater opened in 1934, its signature live show, Amateur Night, has been a definitive career-making opportunity for new talent. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Singer, Vivian Green Forsakes Pop; The New York Film Festival to Screen A Chick Webb Documentary

Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the “A” w/Souleo

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At some stage in the careers of arts professionals there is a point where they reach the crossroads of art and commerce. Continue Reading →

Congrats to the Apollo Theater for Winning a National Trust for Historic Preservation Award 2012

We congratulate the Apollo Theater announced today that it is one of 16 historic New York City locations that received a preservation grant as part of the Partners in Preservation competition… Continue Reading →

Henry “Taj Mahal” Saint Clair Fredericks, Harlem

Henry Saint Clair Fredericks (born May 17, 1942), who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American Grammy Award winning blues musician. Continue Reading →