Tagged with Apollo Theater

Harlem Theatre Arts Festival Opens With Magic and Empowerment on Stage: Review of POOF by Lynn Nottage

Harlem Theatre Arts Festival Opens With Magic and Empowerment on Stage: Review of POOF by Lynn Nottage

The first Harlem Theatre Arts Festival honored philanthropist Dhonna Goodale with the “Champion of Change,” Award for her work on domestic violence at the presentation of Lynn Nottage’s play, “Poof.” Pictured above (L-R) Actors Kimberlyn Crawford and C.J. Williams; District Leader Theresa Freeman; Joan H. Allen, Founder of The Harlem Theatre Arts Festival; Honoree Dhonna … Continue reading

Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night at the Apollo

Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night at the Apollo

The Apollo Theater celebrates Kwanzaa with its popular annual show, featuring the renowned New York-based dance company Abdel Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, guest performance by the noted trombonist Craig S. Harris and the Nation of Imagination . Since 2006, the Apollo has established an annual show to celebrate this holiday tradition on one day … Continue reading

Ailey at the Apollo

Ailey at the Apollo

Stars of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the rising young dancers of Ailey II, and gifted students from The Ailey School will come together for a spectacular one-night performance on Tuesday, May 3rd at 7pm on the world famous Apollo stage, where stars are born and legends are made. Led by Judith Jamison, in her final … Continue reading

Mr. Apollo Book Signing at Harlem Flo

Mr. Apollo Book Signing at Harlem Flo

Billy Mitchell has been described as many things in his day: a historian, a tour guide, a goodwill ambassador, but  most recently Mr. Mitchell is described as Mr. Apollo. Mitchell started working as an errand boy at the legendary theater back in 1965 and has worked in various capacities since then. This past weekend Mitchell … Continue reading

Pathmark Gospel Choir Competition: Harlem Wins

Pathmark Gospel Choir Competition: Harlem Wins

On Sunday, Pathmark invited top gospel choirs to perform on the legendary stage of the World Famous Apollo Theater in celebration of Black History Month. The Pathmark Gospel Choir Competition of Harlem treated local residents and their families to a free, song-filled Sunday, as choirs from across the Northeast went head-to-head with Metro New York’s best for … Continue reading

Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing at MCNY

Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing at MCNY

Tuesday, February 15 at 6:30 pm Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment Since its founding in 1934, the Apollo has been the marquee venue for African American musicians, comedians, dancers, and entertainers whose cultural influence reverberated across the nation, transcending spatial boundaries and racial borders. A panel moderated … Continue reading

Stephanie Mills at the Apollo

Stephanie Mills at the Apollo

Despite a snowstorm that left about a foot of snow blanketing Harlem, dedicated fans ventured out to Amateur Night at the Apollo to see the legendary Stephanie Mills. Mills is no stranger to the Apollo. At the age of 11, it was Stephanie’s big voice that landed her in first place at Amateur Night at the … Continue reading

Lincoln Center celebrates the Apollo

Lincoln Center celebrates the Apollo

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of New York’s Iconic Apollo Theater Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 8:30 Target Free Thursdays David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center Known as the “soul of American culture,” the Apollo Theater, a Harlem institution, celebrates its incredible anniversary with a return visit to Lincoln Center, kicking off a nationwide museum tour … Continue reading