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.
Keynote Address by Robert G. O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University.
Moderator: Kinshasha Holman Conwill, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Zita Allen, former dance critic for Dance Magazine
Herb Boyd, author of Baldwin’s Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin (Atria, 2008)
Greg Tate, editor of Everything But the Burden: What White People Are Taking from Black Culture (Broadway Books, 2003)
Mel Watkins, author of Stepin Fetchit: The Life & Times of Lincoln Perry (Vintage, 2006)
Co-sponsored by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Historian Ted Fox moderates an intimate conversation with award-winning singer and actress Leslie Uggams and renowned vocalist and actress Dionne Warwick.
Reservations and prepayment required. Order tickets online or call 917-492-3395. $15 museum members; $20 general admission
Exhibition co-curator Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr.
Performance Series: The Apollo Legacy
The Apollo Legacy: Jazz! Monday, February 28 at 7:00 pm
National Jazz Museum All Stars and Loren Schoenberg
The Apollo Legacy: Tap! Monday, March 14 at 7:00 pm
Maurice Hines and Zita Allen
The Apollo Legacy: Afro-Cuban Jazz! Monday, March 28 at 7:00 pm
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