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 →

‘HOMAGE 3: ILLMATIC’ An Original Play In Harlem

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Changing Perceptions Theater, and the Creative Collective present HOMAGE 3: ILLMATIC an original play by Shaun Neblett (penname SNEB1). Continue Reading →

Warby Parker’s Harlem Style Big Giveback

warby parker final 1We’re really excited to feature the upcoming Warby Parker Fall Collection during Fashion Week 2014, which introduces 9 new styles that include the perfect blend of titanium and acetate designs for all the many fall Harlem faces. Continue Reading →

Apollo Theaters Gordon “Doc” Anderson And Billie Holiday, 1950’s

Apollo Theaters Bob Anderson And Billie Holiday 1940sApollo Theater house photographer Gordon Anderson laughs it up with diva Billie Holiday, behind-the-scenes at the Apollo Theater, In Harlem, New York, 1950’s. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Happy 80th Birthday Apollo Theater

Musician Reverend Charles Hodges Sr and Paul Rodgers recording at Royal Studios (left to right)_Courtesy PaulRodgers.comThe Apollo Theater has transformed the lives of many singers that performed on its stage such as Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Lauryn Hill. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s DJ E-Z Rock Passes

140427-e-z-rock-600-1398650119Rodney Bryce, who made his mark on hip-hop under the name DJ E-Z Rock, died Sunday, a spokesperson for Bryce’s friend and collaborator Rob Base confirmed to Rolling Stone. The cause of death has yet to be revealed. Continue Reading →

HW Remix: Knocking on Harlem’s Door

harlem100726_560We thought this story by Chris Smith that orignally ran in the NYMagazine on November 3, 2010 would be informative as we head into the primary elections in June 2014.

It’s a campaign-kickoff rally straight out of the playbook: festive red-white-and-blue posters, lapel buttons featuring the smiling candidate, a soundtrack of upbeat and strenuously unobjectionable tunes. 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 →