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The Apollo Theater in New York City is one of the oldest and most famous music halls in the United States, and the most famous club associated almost exclusively with African-American performers.

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We will see you at the Apollo theater!!!
Chicago- We will be coming to you starting Jan 20th 2017 at the Apollo Theater! Tickets available soon!
Where is the Apollo Theater clown when we need him?
Thank you for an AMAZING TIME at Apollo Theater 12/2!!
Mos Def gonna be at the Kennedy Center and the Apollo Theater???
Double Dutch Holiday Classic in full SWING at The APOLLO Theater in Harlem drawing teams from around the world.
Check out Matthew Whitaker win over the audience on Showtime at the Apollo Theater on December 5. . We are proud...
Posted a new photo: "Guitar player for Norman Brown,JT Apollo, Mrs. Bobby Watson at The Gem Theater"
She has all the elements of soul. Vocal power. Runs. A recent Apollo Theater fierce competitor. Hear her @ R&B Nost…
I liked a video from Emma Bilyou LIVE at The Apollo Theater NYC SINGING~(COVER) KELLY
From earlier this Fall check out Camp Namanu counselors: Honey Bee, Bluebell, Apollo, & Holo at
Show Time at the Apollo, the world's greatest theater. Fine with me, thanks. Still off topic, though. . Random anti-Blackness
just added Apollo Theater's THRONES THE MUSICAL, BABY WANTS CANDY, and THIRSTY. Buy now!
Photo Flash: First Look at Classical Theatre of Harlem&the First Noel at The Apollo Theater
Folks, this reminds me: don't miss black and white photography in cafe TINTO, next to Apollo Theater ! it's magic .
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We won Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater :) it was so fun!
Get your tickets now for The First Noel at the Apollo Theater from Ty Jones.
The New Kids played at th Apollo theater. Early in your career. I saw u for a minute. You where only 15 at the time!
."makes a powerful cultural statement about the vitality of the Latin-American community in NYC"
And the winner of the Apollo Theater amateur night is...Matthew Whitaker! Matt, we're SO proud of you and will... https…
Also on tonight... KILLS it. Thanks to the historic theater in Harlem for hosting us. https…
Last night at the Hammersmith Apollo Theater wrapping up our 18 city UK Tour! . 📷: Robert Gershinson
En Vogue showed out at the Apollo Theater for the 30th anniversary, singing one of their hits 'Free Your Mind':…
tonight at 7pm at the Apollo Theater !! I am performing as part of "Hendrix in Harlem"
It's going down tonight at the Apollo Theater Hendrix style.
Definitely going to be a tourist while I'm in Harlem. I gotta see the Apollo Theater and the Big L mural. I wanna go by Marcus Garvey too.
We got 1st place at Apollo theater. I really wanna win at final😳.
Classical Theatre of Harlem is honored to welcome back to the Apollo Theater stage Ms.Tina…
Ballet Hispanico's Apollo Theater homecoming was a festive affair with excellent dancing
The "moonwalk" by Billy Bailey at Apollo Theater, New York City, 1955, decades before Michael Jackson honed it to perf…
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This video is from Apollo theater's final. We got 2nd place, but I really wanted to get 1st place!!. htt…
100 Birthday Celebration of Ella Fitzgerald tonight at the Apollo Theater. Lots of great music!!
13th August 1967 - The Jackson 5 performed at the Apollo Theater for the 1st time. https…
On August 13 1967, The Jackson 5 won first prize at the Amateur Night Showdown at the Apollo Theater.
he is the reason why we have Apollo Theater..Nicky Barnes snitched on him cuz he took his girl
Hundreds of fans, friends and family members of Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor gathered at New York's Apollo Theater...
Celebrating the life and legacy of the Five Foot Asssassin @ Apollo Theater
Hillary Clinton was live Yesterday at 12:10pm ·. "Live at the Apollo Theater! Hillary's speaking now about the...
at Harlem’s Apollo Theater--The great American mystery that is Black Americas blind loyalty to the Clintons
Hillary Clinton was the true professional at Harlem's Apollo Theater amateur night: . .
From Victoria Falls to the Apollo Theater. So proud of Mokoomba. Just a few more hours and history is made!
The FIFA brand has never been in worse shape, but at the Apollo Theater on Tuesday night, the federation...
I'm going to at Apollo Theater in New York, NY - Apr 14
Matt Cardle performs Run For Your Life at the Hammersmith Apollo - 29.3.12
I used to respect but now I keep hoping to see a giant Apollo Theater style hook to drag her off-stage.
Perfectmatch.com featured in NBC s Science of Love
Sam Smith - Lay Me Down (Live At The Apollo Theater) via It is hard to be alone on a Sunday.
The world famous Apollo Theater.been a while but have to remember where I started…
seems like he sang it in Apollo theater last week!!
N.W.A. was booed when they performed at New York’s Apollo Theater for the first time https…
Stopped by the historic Apollo Theater this evening. Where the GOAT…
American singer at Apollo Theater in 1968. © https:/…
brought back sad memories when I first seen Rocky IV in the movie theater back in 1985 where Apollo died.
Three columns of Temple of Apollo Sosianus & Theater of Marcellus. Rainy Sunday Rome.
Hosted and produced my first event at the Apollo Theater last night. Thanks to everyone who came out I love y'all 😢
Live at the Apollo Theater 1962. 54 years old and this still sounds good. .
Mokoomba, Bombino, Jojo Abot and Alsarah to rock Apollo Theater in US
HBO special at the Apollo theater was the funniest thing I've watched this year
Had an awesome performance at the Apollo theater:)
"Emerald City Theatre’s Schoolhouse Rock Live! at the Apollo Theater is a sure win for kids and grown-ups alike."...
Lee Daniels' Next Film Is a Documentary on the Apollo Theater — and He's Asking for Your Memories
This Sunday, Apollo Theater free movie screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,
Thrilled to see Shola Lynch is teaming up with Lee Daniels on the Apollo Theater documentary.
Lee Daniels to direct Apollo Theater doc: The Oscar-nominated director of Precious and The Butler is preparing...
Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi launching their new album this week at the legendary Apollo Theater
Apollo Theater, NYC began in 1913. Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown,Marvin Gaye & many more were discovered there!
LEO Live is back on LEO-103. Listen to an hour of James Brown, Live from the Apollo Theater in NYC, recorded in 1962, on even hours daily.
"From Vision to Reality: World AIDS Day 2015 at the Apollo Theater" by the POZ Staff
Waiting backstage to introduce Mayor Bill de Blasio to speak at the Apollo Theater on world AIDS Day
Fact: Patti Austin made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA...
Watch Keith Richards play raucous “Gimme Shelter” at Apollo Theater in honor of Merry Clayton
Keith Richards joins all-star gathering at Apollo Theater to honour Sonny Rollins and Merry Clayton.
I liked a video from Dennis Brown - Live at the Apollo Theater, Harlem, NYC
Richard Pryor's children, Richard Jr. and Rain, happy he's finally recognized by Apollo Theater - Rolling Out
Michelle Obama offered these words of wisdom to young girls yesterday at the Apollo Theater:
Son of Hollywood star Jack Lemmon to portray his father at Peoria's Apollo Theater
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Outside Arthur Ashe stadium, no less. . Tomorrow, cops plan to tackle the white guy outside the Apollo Theater.
Bo Diddley performed on stage for the first time at New York City's Apollo Theater today in 1955.
I would bang Nicki Minaj 'raw' live on stage,at the Apollo Theater in Harlem in front of a packed audience!
Roshad Williams, WWHS Class of 2015 received a call back from the Apollo Theater to perform at the Apollo Amateur Showcase in NY today
You can see duked2 on August 8th at the World Famous Apollo Theater in NYC!
Wonderful wonderful wonderful .thanks to all at the Apollo Theater field trip for the teens GFT singing on stage
Boot Camp performed today on the famous Apollo Theater stage!
Your followers would fill the Apollo Theater
love Apollo 13, I remember watching it in the theater saying "this really happened?".they never taught me this in school..!
we would love for you to speak on a panel @ the Apollo Theater in NY! What's best way to reach out?
Sarkodie History In The Making at Apollo Theater on Aug 08, 2015 - Ticketmaster via
Matt Cardle performs Stars & Lovers at Hammersmith Apollo on the final night of his sold out - 29.3.12
Worldstar comments be judging artist like the online Apollo theater 😂😂😂😂
August 8th APOLLO theater live and direct
"The itself has more history and significance than any mention here could do justice to."
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Taking a bus tour down to the Apollo Theater! Say hello to the random visitors in front of me. 😚
New York come out! 8th august at apollo theater. History gon be made. is bringing that buzzing African music
In respect to The Young Lord's Bronx Museum show- We re(present) review by William Cordova-
Who is attending this event on August 8th at the world famous Apollo Theater in NYC? Lots of fun!!!…
August 8th come catch me performing live at the APOLLO THEATER... Hit me for tickets
Bill Clinton look alike performs Shaggy-"It Wasn't Me" at the Apollo Theater
Im ROCKING the Apollo Theater the day AFTER tomorrow... WEDS July 29th!!!
Check out hilarious comedy at the Apollo this week!
Dionysus and Apollo are patrons of theatre, so religion is connected to theater from the beginning. -Soltes
Hoping to play a gig at Apollo Theater. Post on their wall to support D.J. Ace and Much Finesse.
James Taylor live at the famous Apollo Theater!. RJ... Ventura CA 🎸
Did you know Smokey Robinson wrote the song "my girl" backstage at the Apollo theater for the temptations & it became their no1 hit
Thursday: July 9th @ 7PM. Lynn Loosier!. From the Apollo Theater to Lincoln Center to Town Hall to…
you were ABSOLUTELY a show stopper at the world-famous Apollo Theater last night! Keep spreading your phenomenal music!
MJ's performance during the DNC benefit concert at the Apollo Theater in '02 in NY kicked off a nationwide voter regist…
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Ella Fitzgerald was a 17 year old drop out when she first competed at the Apollo Theater's Amateur Night. |
Congratulations Irvin Mayfield, the new Artistic Director for the Apollo Theater!
D'Angelo Leaves Audience Awestruck in His Return to the Apollo Theater - Village Voice (blog)
ON THIS DAY, 1934 – The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City. History Creation and rise The building which later became the Apollo Theater was built in 1913-14 and was designed by architect George Keister, who also designed the First Baptist Church in the City of New York. It was originally Hurtig and Seamon's New (Burlesque) Theater, which enforced a strict "Whites Only" policy. The theatre was operated by noted burlesque producers Jules Hurtig and Harry Seamon, who obtained a 30-year lease. It remained in operation until 1928, when Billy Minsky took over.[citation needed] The song "I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful)" by Harry Sullivan and Harry Ruskin, written in 1929, became the theme song. During the early 1930s the theatre fell into disrepair and closed once more. In 1933 it was purchased by Sidney Cohen, who owned other theaters in the area, and after lavish renovations it re-opened as the "Apollo Theater" on January 16, 1934, catering to the black community of Harlem. On Feb ...
(born 1963) is an American violinist. She was born in New York City and grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia. Taking violin lessons from an early age, Briggs attended Norfolk State University after graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1981. There, she majored in music education and mass media. By 1983, she was playing with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, where she remained for the next four years. In 1987, she returned to New York City, where she won amateur night at the Apollo Theater four times. After marrying in 1988 and moving to Los Angeles, Briggs embarked on her first professional tour with Soul II Soul and toured throughout the United States and Japan. In 1991, Briggs auditioned for Yanni, the contemporary instrumental keyboard composer. She spent the next thirteen years touring and recording with him, and can be seen on his live music videos, including Yanni Live at the Acropolis. The Ethnicity tour of 2004 marked her last performance with Yanni. Briggs is noted for her improvisational style ...
American Express UNSTAGED brings you Pharrell Williams' live performance of 'Frontin,' directed by Spike Lee, from the Apollo Theater in New York City. Visit...
Harlem is internationally recognized as a capital of African-American culture, and is also a hotbed for live music, museums and virtually any kind of dining. Here, Harlemites behind local institutions the Red Rooster Harlem, the Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage and Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar explain why they love the neighborhood (and why you will, too).
Famous Flames (l-r: Bobby Bennett, Lloyd Stallworth, Bobby Byrd and James Brown)at the Apollo Theater in NewYork,1964
Good luck to all of the Double Dutch players competing in the David Walker Holiday Classic Fusion Competition at the Apollo Theater!
Seeing Million Dollar Quartet with Mom and Moms 70th BD (@ Apollo Theater for Million Dollar Quartet)
On Monday December 1st during World AIDS Day, Housing Works along with over 40 other HIV/AIDS community, healthcare and advocacy organizations packed the Apollo Theater in remembrance and celebration of all those who have died from AIDS and to reaffirm our commitment to ending this epidemic and figh…
Epic Finale "ONE LOVE" a tribute to Robert Nesta Marley - Bob Marley You can just feel the love and positive vibrations at the Apollo Theater as the audience sings along with THIRD WORLD, the Wailers, Maxi Priest, Ky-Mani Marley and Ms. Lauryn Hill Reggae at its finest! What a night of music.. it was a joy to share the stage with so many talented musicians and entertainers and to spend an evening blessed with so many music fans!! We Love You !
One week away! World Day at the Apollo Theater. Check out our new welcome video
R&B diva Ruth Brown gets jazzy on Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday" in this '73 concert from Harlem's Apollo Theater.
Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an African-American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She is perhaps best known for being the first black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. During her early career, she performed as a part of The Wonder Children, later The Dandridge Sisters and appeared in a succession of films, usually in uncredited roles. In 1954, she was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Carmen Jones, and, in 1959, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Porgy and Bess. She is the subject of the 1999 HBO biographical film, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. She has been recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Dandridge was married and divorced twice, first to dancer Harold Nicholas (the father of her daughter, Harolyn Suzanne) and then to hotel own ...
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Percy Elis Sutton (1920-2009), friend and attorney of Malcolm X served as an intelligence officer with the Tuskegee Airmen. He attended Prairie View A & M, Tuskegee Institute, and Hampton Institute without receiving a degree. He also attended Columbia Law and Brooklyn Law Schools. As an entrepreneur his investments included the New York Amsterdam News and the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Sutton was born in San Antonio, Texas, the youngest of fifteen children born to Samuel Johnson ("S.J.") Sutton and his wife, Lillian. His father, born during the time[2] of slavery and an early civil-rights activist, was one of the first blacks in Bexar County, Texas, and used the initials "S.J." for fear it would be shortened to Sambo. In addition to being a full-time educator, S.J. farmed, sold real estate and owned a mattress factory, funeral home and skating rink.[3] And a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Herbie Hancock and Clark Terry Bring The Stars to 'One Night in Harlem' Event at Apollo Theater; Bruce Willis and Quincy Jones Pra
ICYMI: Last night at the Apollo Theater "A Great Night in
Quincy Jones’ Jazz Foundation of America will honor Herbie Hancock at the 13th annual “A Great Night in Harlem” on Oct. 24, at New York’s Apollo Theater. Scheduled performers and presenters include Jones, Bruce Willis, Chaka Khan, Jorge Luis Pacheco, the Heath Brothers (Jimmy and Tootie Heath), Matt…
Apollo Theater announces exciting, new additions to its 2014 Fall/Winter Season
(Jennifer Coolidge) and a lot more leading up to their big performance at the Apollo Theater, and the duo reform a bond that they lost 30
Just finally hit me how to grab and share this audio of my Apollo Theater performance...
The Harlem Shake was started in the Apollo Theater urinal.
'let the right one in' at the apollo theater was brilliant yesterday. Followed by an awesome meal at bodeans
One day I'll be back and my name will be in lights ✨ @ Apollo Theater
It be dope to be the executioner at the Apollo theater for amateur night.
Atheists on Morton Downey Jr at the Apollo Theater: via
nice job Gospel after 5 Jade I've been inside that theater, when it was called. " Indy Apollo ", like what they are doing.
signing autographs outside of the Apollo theater via
Monday, August 11, 2014 8:00pm sharp at the Apollo Theater. We are Recording our next TV show.
PerfectMatch - Fall In Love Today
Teaching these fools about the Apollo theater
Watchin Apollo theater & this dude really cmtfu thinkin he was tight lmao😂😂
My mother wants me to perform spoken word at the APOLLO THEATER . I love poetry but idk 😒
Minnesota's Ashley Cinn has entertained more black men than the Apollo Theater.
APOLLO, 2nd night for Akita pup to face death at NYC ACC &
Welcome back to the . Krusty. Komedy. Klassic at the Apollo theater!! . Oh... That's not good
*** Jagger promotes 'Get on Up' in New York, including Apollo ...:
Jimi Hendrix was a winner at Apollo Theater's Amateur Night in 1964, but didn't become famous until 1967. RT
The 150-year-old Apollo Theater of Syros: Located in the center of Ermoupolis behin...
James Brown performs "I Got the Feelin'". Live at the Apollo Theater. March 1968.
Well that no doubt took the steam out of Odin's ole pink eye. Loki was last seen blowing Apollo at a Starbuck's theater then?
APOLLO, Akita mix pup to be put to death at NYCACC & ,may no mercy be given to you either!
Ha ha! Thanks! And, yes, it led him to a trip to NYC as a guest singer on the hallowed & historic Apollo Theater stage - age 11!
At age 13, Thelonious Monk ran into trouble at Harlem's Apollo Theater. The reason: he was too good.
Al Sharpton and *** Jagger at the “Get On Up” (James Brown film) world premiere at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
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Happy birthday to the soulful Evelyn "Champagne" King (born July 1, 1960) an American R&B, disco and post-disco singer. Some of her best-known songs are "Shame", "Love Come Down", and "I'm in Love". Evelyn King was born in the Bronx, New York, and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her uncle Avon Long had played the part of Sportin' Life in the first Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess and worked with Lena Horne at the Cotton Club. Her father sang back-up for groups at Harlem's Apollo Theater. She was discovered as a young woman while working with her mother at Philadelphia International Records as an office cleaner. Producer Theodore T. Life overheard her singing in a washroom and began coaching her. She was eventually signed to a production deal with Life's Galaxy Productions and a recording contract with RCA Records. King released her debut album, Smooth Talk, in 1977. It included the song "Shame", which is her only top ten on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at the song also reached R&B and on the dan ...
Photoset: fyeahsamsmith: Sam Smith & Mary J. Blige performing Stay With Me at the Apollo Theater in New...
Proud leading the way on launch in at Apollo Theater this week! I'm proud to speak for there.
Parts of my apollo theater performance were featured on !.
Time never stops . Here are some Historical events to celebrate and remember this week: The 50th Anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act... The 40th Anniversary of the Watergate Scandal. The 80th Anniversary of "Amateur Night" at the Apollo Theater.
I think to visit the Apollo Theater would be an amazing experience
gotta check out amateur night at the Apollo Theater. still so much to see & do in NYC...
Can't even sleep with the window open. Birds out there like it's the Apollo theater and no sandman. Can't even...
"Beatbox" wows the crowd at the Apollo: Web extra: At the venerable Harlem theater's "Amateur Night," Sung Lee...
CBS News Sunday Morning on CBS. Great piece on the Apollo Theater…
Apollo Theater celebrates 80, looks to get younger -
Why is the Harlem Apollo Theater so important?: Eventually, I saw Michael Jackson and his brothers. Michael wa... http…
It's CBS Sunday Morning! First Sunday of the summer 2014! And you don't want to miss the piece on the world famous Apollo Theater! See you at 9amEST!!
Apollo Theater celebrates 80, looks to get younger
Mike Ford brings the Apollo Theater to their feet with his performances of Shaggy's "It wasn't Me". Three performances... the audio on first performance isnt...
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Register here for launch on 26 June at Apollo Theater: Empower Huma…
WATCH CBS EAST: CBS News Sunday Morning: Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater; actress ... -
This weekend...it's showtime at the Apollo Theater! See how this 80-year old brand stays relevant today. ON CNBC Sunday at 7:30 pm and check your local listings.
I suggested they might try to gather some of the musicians who came up through the Apollo Theater, which is in Harlem -- to help...
From the desk of the troublemaking story teller: Godzilla in Harlem part 2: A dejected, tired and hungry Godzilla woke up from leaning against the Apollo theater after chasing black people all night using the Marquee as his pillow, as he focused his eyes he looked down at his body and noticed he had gang signs spray painted all over him and some of his scales missing then he heard someone yelling and saw this old man whose a longtime resident telling him him he knocked some letters off the Marquee advertising amateur night which he attends every Wednesday night. Godzilla got up apologized and headed down 125th street towards the Hudson river.
Justin performing at the Apollo Theater, june 18th 2012 (9)
Our singer Matty will be on CBS "Sunday Morning" tomorrow morning at 9 am EST!! He was interviewed as a part of a segment about the 80th anniversary of the Apollo Theater where he won the Amateur Night competition in 2012. Check it out!
Best-selling musician Gladys Knight performed with her brother and cousins as Gladys Knight and the Pips. While celebrating the Apollo Theater's 80th anniversary, the singer reflects on her early career and personal finance lessons.
I was at the Apollo Theater all the time, skipping school, and I worked in a barbershop. That's how I started with doo *** Now I've come full circle. I did all kinds of music. I used to work on Broadway and Tin Pan Alley. ~ George Clinton
Natalie Cole, MsGladys Knight, and The Isley Brothers helped raise $2.3 million at the Apollo Theater's 80th...
Joseph Arrington, Jr. (August 8, 1935– August 13, 1982), better known as Joe Tex, was an American musician who gained success in the 1960s and 1970s with his brand of Southern soul, which mixed the styles of country, gospel and rhythm and blues. Born in Rogers, Texas, and raised in Baytown, Tex's career started after he was signed to King Records in 1955 following four wins at the Apollo Theater. Between that year and 1964, however, Tex struggled to find hits and by the time he finally recorded his first hit, "Hold What You've Got", in 1964, he had recorded thirty prior singles that were deemed failures on the charts. Tex went on to have three million-selling hits, "Hold What You've Got" (1965), "Skinny Legs and All" (1967) and "I Gotcha" (1972). In 1958, he signed with Ace and continued to have relative failures but was starting to build a unique stage reputation while opening up for artists such as Jackie Wilson, James Brown and Little Richard, perfecting the microphone tricks and dance moves that wou ...
Today in Northeast Georgia History October 24, 1962 Unable to find a record company willing to back the project, rhythm-and-blues artist James Brown paid to have one of his performances recorded at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York, on this date. Released in 1963, his "Live at the Apollo" album quickly thrust the dynamic singer from Augusta into the national popular music scene. The album went on to sell over one million copies – something unheard of at the time for a live R&B album. What has this got to do with northeast Georgia, you might ask? James Brown started his career in Toccoa, Georgia, singing Gospel. Joining an R&B vocal group called the Avons that later evolved to become The Famous Flames, Brown served as the group's lead singer.
Live at the Apollo is a live album by James Brown and the Famous Flames, recorded at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and released in 1963. In 2003, the album was ranked number 25 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2004, it was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.
Sunday, June 1st, 7:45 a.m. EDT. Now playing on Rhythm Radio: a special countdown of the Top 100 R&B Singles of 1953. Go back to the Roots of Rock & Roll with Joe Turner, Willie Mabon, Faye Adams, Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters, Little Walter, Shirley & Lee, the Du Droppers, Ruth Brown, the Clovers, Chuck Willis, Dinah Washington, the “5” Royales, and many more! And stick around after the countdown for the Classic Albums of the Week: James Brown's 1963 ground-breaker "Live at the Apollo Theater," followed by the Mighty Dells and their 1968 Soul classic, "There Is." The Weekend Special repeats until 12:01 a.m. EDT on Monday, June 2nd.
I liked a video from The Jacksons' Unity Tour Live at the Apollo Theater
I wonder if E will bring Lou Gramm to the Apollo Theater on Sunday night. Can't wait.
Watch your smiling face onstage during "Happy" crooner Pharrell Williams and veteran filmmaker Spike Lee's Apollo Theater concert on YouTube. Here's how.
.concert at the Apollo Theater will be live streamed via a webcast directed by Spike Lee
Spike Lee will be the director of a Pharrell Williams concert at the Apollo Theater on June 3.
Gold Shades will perform the National Anthem at the WNBA Atlanta Dream game!!! Morehouse College students Gary "Stello" Clark II, Julian Booker and Marlon Booker (“Gold Shades”) have performed during a number of campus events including “A Night of Jazz” with the Morehouse College Jazz Ensemble and the recent Faces of Manhood “Poetry Slam.” They have also competed on Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater. Now you have a chance to hear them perform live in Atlanta at Philips Arena! Atlanta Dream vs. Seattle Storm Friday, May 30, 2014 7:30 PM Philips Arena Purchase your $14 (lower level) ticket here to support Gold Shades and cheer on the Atlanta Dream! Code: goldshades
Bio: Scott "Skyntyte" Free aka Bo Digitally - You wouldn't know because he never blows his own horn… Scott "Skyntyte" Free is FAST LANE's "ace-in-the-hole." At 18 years old and a few months out of high school, Skyntyte auditioned for, and got the guitar/singing/dancing gig with Ecstasy, an R&B band based out of East Providence, Rhode Island that was later discovered while playing at Harlem's famed Leviticus nightclub by the Late R&B ingenue, Phyllis Hyman. She was immediately knocked out by the group and in turn, brought the band to the attention of the Late R&B powerhouse, Teddy Pendergrass. Ecstasy would go on to tour with Pendergrass on his 1980 Love TKO Tour Featuring Stephanie Mills, but before touring with "Teddy Bear," Ecstasy also toured as opening act for Chic, playing shows with bands such as Cameo, Gene Chandler, Stacy Lattisaw & Johnny Gill and Larry Graham to name a few, also performing a week-long engagement at New York's famed Apollo Theater as well as a Madison Square Garden performance ...
Smokey Robinson, The Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight, and Natalie Cole will celebrate the famed Apollo Theater's 80th anniversary by performing at the Apollo's a
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Great food, live music in the heart of Harlem, just down a few blocks from the historic Apollo Theater ...
A duke ellington classic... Caravan! Last night at the Apollo Theater!
Streaming now: Grammy Award winning vocalist, chats Gershwin with on
Went to the amateur night in Apollo theater. I was picked up on the stage to dance and got the best…
Incredible performance by Emma Bilyou at the famous Apollo Theater in NYC!!!
A real Been looking for this! >Young Tiffany Evans at the Apollo Theater, There's a Winner in You:
ATTENTION ALL BEATLES FANS :TOMORROW NIGHT, FRIDAY MAY 9, 2014 at the historic Apollo Theater, my band Easy Riders will be playing a special tribute to the 4 lads from Liverpool . We will be joined by a host of allstar musicians from the Peoria area, from different bands including Art of Ill Fusion, Brainchild, Matthew Curry, The Legioneers, Creek Road Ramblers and more all on one stage for one night only SHow starts at 7PM with Peter Adriel opening up and seating is limited so get there early . HOPE TO SEE YA ALL !!Easy Riders and Friends,Special Tribute to the Beatles Apollo Theater
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I liked a video Emma Bilyou live at the Apollo theater NYC Singing The Trouble With Love Is by Kelly
Boston, MA a€' Berklee College of Music senior Clifton Williams was named winner of the Apollo Theater Amateur Night Song Competition last night after his composition, "A Legacy Fulfilled: Welcome to the Apollo," was performed in front of a live audience at the famed Harlem venue. Williams,...
Emma Bilyou live at the Apollo Theater NYC singing The Trou: via
My father, Arturo, just released an incredible album, comprising of some of the most powerful and innovative-ly grooving big band music EVER. This Saturday, at the Apollo Theater (5/10), come see it in action, plus the premiere of his "Afro-Latin Jazz Suite", paying homage to the 65th Anniversary of Chico O'Farrill's "Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite". With really, really cool guest artists too...
Looking forward to playing at the legendary Apollo Theater this Saturday with the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra for our CD release party/concert. Tickets still available!
is a lot like a giant Apollo Theater stage. You mess up- people will let you know
Pics from ma trip to Apollo Theater
FAMILY HIPNESS FOR A SATURDAY AFTERNOON... BOBBY SANABRIA & ASCENSIÓN Saturday, May 10th at 1:00PM Sanabria & Ascensión explore the rich, cultural, and spiritual roots of jazz and Latin jazz. The ensemble performs an incredible diversity of musical styles and rhythms found throughout Latin America such as joropo from Venezuela , the Bomba from Puerto Rico, cumbia from Colombia , tango from Argentina , as well as liturgical music from Yoruba, Bantú Ki-Kongo, and Abacua traditions from West Africa . Apollo Theater Soundstage All seats: $10/pp; 5 for $40 In person at the Apollo Box Office By phone: 212.531.5305 Online at Ticketmaster.com
NEW photos of JOHNNY at * ONE NIGHT ONLY * Johnny was, on May 6, in * One Night Only *, a tribute to the legendary comedian Don Rickles; at the Apollo Theater, in New York. Johnny participated in this tribute along with figures like Robert DeNiro, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman, and Regis Philbin; among others. The event was recorded for the SpIke TV channel, USA and will be issued on May 28 * some pics of the event
Emma Bilyou rocked the Apollo Theater tonight! Incredible performance!!!
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hit the stage together at Spike TV’s One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles held at the Apollo Theater on Tuesday (May 6) in New York City. The 43-year-old actress and Amy, 42, delivered a amazing sharp mini-roast to celebrate the legendary career of one o
Social networks are like the crowd at The Apollo Theater, lowkey lol
Buddy Holly story was on earlier. Awesome at the Apollo Theater.
I'm at Apollo Theater for Million Dollar Quartet (Chicago, IL) w/ 3 others
Miss Disilgold was special VIP invited Media for grand re-opening of Apollo Theater-
It's been a long time Apollo theater:))) omg...changed…
Showtime at the Apollo Theater!!! Backstage... Just waiting on my cue to join the house band!
So far, this week has been filled with nostalgia. Monday and Tuesday spent with cousins and siblings telling stories of our past..so many things I had forgotten. Today, went to see "Million Dollar Quartet" at the Apollo Theater, and, on the way home, drove through several childhood neighborhoods, Lincoln & Belmont, Dinkels Bakery, Biograph Theater, Children's Memorial Hospital, Halsted Street, Willow St., North Avenue. It warmed my heart. Haven't visited that area in more than 40 years.
Home sweet home..am back in Jersey sweet newark...now things cheap..the city cleaned me but i had lovely time weather was perfect skirts i didn't even know which look i avoided the village *** *** transvestites that's their place i went tribeca wall street pros tuff time square so many other areas i had go flatbush avenue in brooklyn that's where Jamaican Caribbean butts are.no words.i love new york..am going there soon Broadway they haf some nice shows plus i didn't go Harlem i feel bad that's me African American tuff when am there i feel am home i used live there go apollo theater ooh boy magnificent But am home now with me people thank u Jesus
In the course of this 1 paper I will have mentioned jazz, theater, organizational theory, cosmology episodes and Apollo 13
A few photos from last night's Exploring Legends Series w/ the Apollo F1 Engine Recovery Team
The Apollo Theater is known for discovering world-class entertainers. Watch Joe Levy, Apollo's General Manager, talk about how they rely upon Insperity Recruiting to find their ideal candidates.
Today's Joke of The Week winner is Jeff Govednik with his punchline: "Rumors have surfaced that Sony is working with Nike on a new air conditioned shoe...the only way you'll ever have working air conditioning in a greyhound bus" We will deliver his joke tonight to kick off our Main Event at 9pm at Apollo Theater Chicago
Backstage at The Apollo Theater, rehearsing for tonight :)
Thanks to and Apollo theater for the invite for such a lovely night. I enjoy Don Rickles and…
Hello all. I just recently had a dream come true. I performed live at the legendary Apollo Theater to a completely packed house. To those who don't know the Apollo Theater is one of the most famous iconic venues to perform at. Past performers include Jimi Hendirx, James Brown, Bill Cosby, Richard Prior, Nile Rogers, Sammy Davis Jr., Smokey Robinson, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, The Jackson 5 many many more legends. I posted some photos. Check them out and comment. Thanks
The customs form Apollo 11 astronauts filed when they landed back on Earth. Cargo:Moon Rock Samples
Moxxie Founder, Beth Meixner, got to meet Jonelle Procope, President of The Apollo Theater last week at the NY...
I look ghostly because of the lighting😂 lmao. but TODAY'S THE DAY! Apollo Theater here we come!! Dm me…
- next Thursday at the Apollo Theater
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TODAY!!! Here's wishing Emma good luck tonight! I know she will rock the Apollo Theater! Timmy and I will be...
10 years ago tonight, I saw Morrissey at the Apollo in Harlem. Here's the setlist:
If you are in New York Lykke Li is at Apollo Theater (253 West 125th Street) May 15 at 8 p.m. via NYT Pop Events
The Beyond Black History Month Person of the day is Sylvia Woods (February 2, 1926 – July 19, 2012) was an American restaurateur who co-founded the landmark restaurant Sylvia's in Harlem on Lenox Avenue, New York City with her husband, Herbert Woods, in 1962. The soul food eatery is a popular gathering place for Harlem residents and tourists not far from the Apollo Theater. Sylvia was born to Julia and Van Pressley in Hemingway, South Carolina. Her father, Van Pressley, died when she was just three days old from complications of injuries he received during combat in World War I. By April 10, 1930, she had lived in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, with her grandmother Sylvia Johnson, the woman she was named after. Johnson had worked as a farmer, a trade that Pressley would get into when she got a little older. Research of Sylvia's ancestry is being conducted by Yonkers, New York resident Dennis Richmond Jr. In 1930, Sylvia's mother took the rest of her family to New York when so she could better prov ...
D.C. musician has a shot at Apollo Theater history -...
The Apollo Theater presents Arturo O'Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and world premiere of the Afro Latin Jazz Suite commissioned by the Apo
Me w/ my Boo Last night, Apollo Theater, NY-One Night Only tribute to the legendary Don Rickles❤ ❤
Watching the Buddy Holly story.I love the scene in the Apollo theater when King Curtis plays sax on"Rave On". Old Rock and roll that makes me want to boogie! :-)
"On this day in" 1918, the great Ella Fitzgerald was born in Newport News, Virginia. She mastered a technique called "scat" in which the singer makes up nonsense syllables to imitate musical instruments: Skee-ba-doobie-do-wah. Though scatting may date back to West Africa, Fitzgerald, along with Louis Armstrong, made it popular in the United States. Ella Fitzgerald first showcased her amazing talents during Amateur Night at Harlem's famous Apollo Theater. The crowds loved Ella, who went on to sing with several groups and many well-known artists such as Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie. She made her first recordings in 1935, then went on to record 19 albums from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. In recordings, concerts, and television appearances, Ella Fitzgerald recorded hundreds of songs by great American songwriters such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, and Irving Berlin. Her unmatchable style became nationally recognized and still is.
On this day - 24th April 2002 Michael performs "Dangerous", "Black Or White" and "Heal The World" at the "Night at the Apollo" fund-raiser for the Democratic National Committee’s "Every Vote Counts campaign" held at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. The 1'400 audience members paid up to 5,000 dollars each to see the array of stars. Cicely Tyson and Chris Tucker MC the Event, but Bill Clinton personally introduces Michael Jackson, The King of Pop to the stage. Brett Barnes, Prince, Paris, Blanket, Grace, the Cascio family attend the event. Afterwards Michael has a photoshoot with Bill Clinton and while in NY he introduces him to his children. Watch Bill Clinton introduces Michael at the DNC Fundraiser at the Apollo here: Michael Introduces his children to Bill Clinton while in NY here:
Apollo Theater sound check... God Bless, I'm so thankful for this moment :)
Great pics from our friends Afri-Vt who sat in with the Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars at the Apollo Theater!!
Milira rocked the R&B scene after appearing on “Showtime at the Apollo”, a singing contest hosted by the legendary Apollo Theater. She won at the height of the show’s popularity and was quickly offered a recording contract with Motown Records, which by then was distributed by the Apollo corporation.Although a young singer in her twenties, Milira was influenced by jazz greats like Sarah Vaughn. Her debut album was highly praised, spending 42 weeks on the Billboard, ultimately reaching of R&B albums.
Check out my performance of ROAR a The Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY!.
It was so nice to hang with this kids that are studying musical theater with an awesome coach named Apollo who...
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Sandman ( not the wrestler, the tap dancer from the Apollo Theater)
Would love to go to this Afrobeat festival! Just need to find a way to get to New York by tomorrow lol
The Supremes perform at The Apollo Theater. Photo by Kwame Braithwaite c. 1963
Maddy Seitles - Girl on Fire at Apollo Theater Amateur Night 4/2/2014: via
for a chance to win tickets to the Africa Now! Festival At The Apollo Theater in New York on April 5! --> …
"Let the right one in"at Apollo theater, great stage&lighting although miss a bit the wow effect
Movie Party at Apollo Theater on April 5th: You are cordially invited to the Funky Art Deco Apollo Theater, 31...
Go to to purchase tickets to our second Apollo Theater performance! We're sharing the stage with Old Shoe! 4/23
Last Night Ready to Hit the Stage @ the WORLD FAMOUS APOLLO THEATER in NY with my Crew/ Family…
Hey! Hey! It's great to be back at the Apollo theater!
Free & open to the public! AIA talk "From Apollo to Christ: The Conversion of Constantine" April 3, 7:30pm WH Theater
has popular music festival at Apollo Theater Saturday, April 5th tickets:
Morning everyone. As you know last night Devastation Dance Crew Danced at the APOLLO THEATER and let…
[ Theater & Acting ] Open Question : How scary is the play version of 'Let the Right One In' at the Apollo Theatre?: I'm tempted to go...
Marcus Garvey Ave, Apollo Theater, Chinatown, The Renaissance really inspired me reading about all those famous people
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OMG. All this is coming from his mouth!! de Apollo Theater:
Looking Back At Sarah Vaughan Possessor of one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century, Sarah Vaughan ranked with Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday in the very top echelon of female jazz singers. She often gave the impression that with her wide range, perfectly controlled vibrato, and wide expressive abilities, she could do anything she wanted with her voice. Although not all of her many recordings are essential (give Vaughan a weak song and she might strangle it to death), Sarah Vaughan's legacy as a performer and a recording artist will be very difficult to match in the future. Vaughan sang in church as a child and had extensive piano lessons from 1931-39; she developed into a capable keyboardist. After she won an amateur contest at the Apollo Theater, she was hired for the Earl Hines big band as a singer and second vocalist. Unfortunately, the musicians' recording strike kept her off record during this period (1943-44). When lifelong friend Billy Eckstine broke away to form his own orchestra, ...
Celia Cruz Is the First Latin Artist to be Honored with a Place on Apollo's Walk of Legends -- Latin Post
I am the luckiest man in the World. A great night onstage at The World Famous Apollo Theater.
Today 42 years ago Ed Mitchell captures this view from the window of Apollo 14's Lunar Module ht…
Apollo 9 launched 45 years ago today
The view from the Apollo 11 Command and Service Module: Earth rising above the Moon's horizon ht…
The Apollo Theater and World Music Institute present the 2nd Africa Now! music festival
At the Apollo, the place where dreams come true 😌🎶🎷 @ Apollo Theater
The film will highlight animated photographs of the Apollo 17 moon landing:
Happy Birthday STEPHANIE MILLS!!! An American R&B, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, and Broadway star. Mills began her career appearing in her first play at the age of nine. Two years later, Mills won Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater a record six times. The victory led to her being cast in her first Broadway role, the orphaned child of a runaway slave in the musical Maggie Flynn. In 1973, Mills' musical recording career was launched when she was signed to Paramount records by Michael Barbiero, and her first single "I Knew It Was Love" was released. She was later signed to Motown. Her first two albums there failed to generate a buzz as the label could not find Mills' sound and she left the label in 1976. Mills' career took a rise when she portrayed Dorothy in an African American adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz entitled The Wiz, where she began dating Michael Jackson. Filled with a more urban style of music and scenery, The Wiz made Mills a star particularly because of her stellar performance ...
We're just posting this today because this is an OVER THE TOP gospel and soul explosion with Little Richard, Mavis Staples, Al Green, andPatti LaBelle live at the Apollo Theater!
This Saturday, March 22nd at 8PM, the Apollo Theater in partnership with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute will pay tribute to queen of salsa, Celia Cruz!  She will be rememb...
An All-Star tribute to Celia Cruz happens this Sat. 3/22 at the Apollo Theater!
TOSHIHIKO NAKAZAWA Dancer York, United States took first place in AMATEUR NIGHT at New York’s Apollo Theater in May, 2013. He also made it to the Vegas audition of "So You Think You Can Dance," currently America’s the most popular television show. His performance was broadcast nationwide.
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Just got to sing justin bieber with my plastics at the Apollo theater :-)
Would you like another look at the Apollo astronauts selfie?
The Apollo astronauts selfie made it on the news! Would you like to watch?
The spirit carries on by Dream Theater
Check out my sisters interview, promoting her big show at the Apollo Theater this weekend tribute to her idol Celia Cruz, buy your tickets, almost sold out!.we are very proud of you Anissa Gathers!
JOSE ALBERTO " EL CANARIO" will be performing at Celia Cruz Tribute on March 22 at the APOLLO THEATER , NYC
I'm on the stage of the Apollo Theater helping my best friend Ed Hille on a photo shoot.
We keep packing out shows!!! I think we're gonna keep riding this wave. you missed The Apollo Theater or The Living Gallery, no worries!!! 3/25 Lovers & Friends. Brooklyn 4/11 Shoestring Press. Brooklyn 4/19 Broccoli City Fest. DC 4/20 Carriage House. DC 5/15 (TBA). NYC ... & more to come❤️
Lucrecia will be performing at the Apollo Theater Saturday March 22 Celia Cruz Tribute
- Get ready to make some noise with us on March 26, 2014 at the Apollo Theater!
J Anthony Brown ( Actor, Comedian and radio personality ) with Briannagh Dennehy at the Apollo theater.
Your phone has more computing power than the computers used for the Apollo 11 moon landing.
  Until 1992, Lester Davenport's chief claims to blues fame were the 1955 Bo Diddley Chess session he played harp on (it produced "Pretty Thing" and "Bring It to Jerome") and a lengthy, much more recent stint holding down the harmonica slot with the multi-generational Gary, IN, band, the Kinsey Report. That instantly changed with the issue of Davenport's own album for Earwig, When the Blues Hit You; now this Chicago blues veteran had something on the shelves to call his very own.   Davenport hit Chicago in 1945 at age 14. He quickly soaked up the sights and sounds so prevalent on the local blues scene, checking out Arthur "Big Boy" Spires, Snooky Pryor, and Homesick James, who invited the youngster to jam sessions and tutored him on the intricacies of the idiom. Gigs with Spires and James preceded his brief hookup with Bo Diddley (which included a booking behind Diddley at New York's famous Apollo Theater). Davenport led his own band while holding down a day job as a paint sprayer during the 1960s, rema ...
August Woods, premier Saturday, March 22. Apollo Theater, 19 East College St. Oberlin, OH Doors open at 9:30am Movie starts at 10:00am. Parking across the street behind Lorain National Bank and behind the theater off S. Pleasant St at First Merit Bank. Please come early to get your snacks and seats. DVDs will be on sale at the box office. Please let us know if you want to purchase a DVD. Limited seats left on a first come basis.
I should go perform at the Apollo theater.
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The Apollo theater is small... T.V. makes everything look bigger than what it is
I still wanna go on the Apollo Theater tour. 11-1pm Saturday.hmmm
I just got asked to take my client back to NY again this year for his bday. This time i m going to the Apollo theater an Black Ink an I'm getting a tattoo! Plus this year we'll be staying in the city not in Jersey! WOOP WOOP!
In new york downtown jus passed the apollo theater
DST-QUAC Life Skills Program Participants had a wonderful Day in Harlem featuring a Historic Tour of the Apollo Theater, lunch at Harlem BBQ and viewing exhibitions at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
WHAT’S GOING ON By Victoria Horsford Apologies for column’s brevity. My mouse froze while I was meditating on the NYC Charter School war with Mayor DeBlasio, the Ukraine/Crimea/Russian political rupture and Lupita Nyong’o and different shades of Blackness. That and more will be covered next week NEW YORK, NY Last week, Rob Astorino, Westchester County executive, announced that he will run on the GOP ticket against incumbent NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo this year. Astorino an unabashed conservative has been talking a lot about the great NY tax burden for businesses and he has been fighting against affordable housing in upscale Westchester enclaves, which are 90% white. The “affordable housing term” to him, is code for Blacks and Latinos. Donald Trump has been threatening to enter the gubernatorial race as a Republican. Is it possible that downstate New York’s former comptroller John Liu will enter the NYS Senate race. Democrats want him to run against NYS Senator from Queens, Tony Avella, who defe ...
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