The iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem inducted Aretha Franklin and the late Michael Jackson into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame on its special 2010 Benefit Concert and Awards Ceremony.
Hosted by comedian and Oscar-award winning actor Jamie Foxx, the ceremony also honored New Yorkers Mark Anthony and Jennifer Lopez with the Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Arts and Humanitarian Award.
This award, named after the late Ossie Davis and his wife, Ruby Dee, is given annually to a couple who embody a rarified command of their craft, a deep commitment to their community, and an unshakeable connection to each other and their family, according to the Apollo.
This event is the Apollo’s largest annual fundraiser. Proceeds of the event benefit the Apollo Theater Foundation. Inc., which preserves and develops the Apollo Theater and its initiatives for performing artists, educational programs, and community outreach efforts in New York City.
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