These are a few photos from the 2010 Apollo Theater’s Spring Gala. Out of all the fabulous guest who arrived, who really came dressed to impress. My personal favorite was the dress worn by Jennifer Lopez. The “golden goddess dress”, as i like to call it, was a great mixture of Hollywood glamour with a hint of sex appeal. Which outfit was the hottest in your opinion ?
- Megan Alexander Perry
Marcia Gay Harden
1. Make My Cake, $5 (on the corner of 116 Street and Nicholas Avenue)
I truly love their red velvet cheesecake. It is tooooo die for. It has a thin red velvet cake layer with swirls of red velvety goodness in the cheesecake. Tastes like heaven! I was introduced to it for my birthday dinner party last year by a friend. Now, it has become a birthday tradition and staple for me.
Hip Hop royalty took the stage at the Apollo last week, marking the 30 year anniversary of The Treacherous Three. With folks doing the wop, Pee Wee Herman, and, of course, the Doug E., you would have thought the year was 1989, not 2009.
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Michael Jackson’s signature sequined glove and black hat lay on a bar stool. The mic stand is placed slightly to its front. Crowds of adoring fans reach out to the stage. Most are dancing, chanting, and singing to hits such as “Dirty Diana,” “Liberian Girl,” and “Smooth Criminal.” Despite the stage being set, its guest of honor won’t physically be taking the stage. Instead, all are gathered to commemorate the man crowned “The King of Pop.”
Yesterday, the Apollo Theater held a special public memorial for Michael Jackson. Thousands filled the sidewalks in front and around the Apollo. Groups of fans were let into the Apollo to see the video tribute to the King of Pop.
Due to the masses of people who showed up, vehicular and pedestrian traffic in front of the Apollo had to be stopped. Many never made it into the Apollo as the line was shut down around 8 PM. But many never had any intentions of going inside the Apollo. They were happy just being amongst the people on 125th street remembering Michael Jackson.
Denzel from Brooklyn New York
There was Brooklyn resident Denzel, who stood across the street from the Apollo holding up his picture of Michael Jackson and himself taken 30 years ago. Born in Trinidad, Denzel knew the promoters who arranged to have the Jackson Five in Trinidad. He had many pictures and had given them away, but the picture of him and Michael is the only one he kept. Denzel says of Michael,” he was a wonderful, cool guy.”
Michael Jackson touched the heart of Denzel and so many others for so long. It will be hard for people to say goodbye. The man that rushed back to pay his respect to The Godfather James Brown-Michael Jackson, many will be rushing to pay their respect to you.
Bronx resident holds up Jackson 5 album cover
In celebration of the 75th year, the Apollo held a gala benefit tribute concert and awards ceremony mondy night. Music man Quincy Jones and the diva Patti LaBelle were inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame. An honor definitely earned by these two entertainment giants.
Bill Cosby waves on his way down the red carpet
Comedian, actor and champion of the community Bill Cosby and Camille Cosby were awarded the Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Arts & Humanitarian Award.
This wonderful night would not be complete without beginning on the red carpet. And there is nothing like the red carpet in Harlem in front of the Apollo on 125th street.
BET Holdings CEO Debra L. Lee
Harlem was out in full force to see the big names walk the carpet and they were not disappointed. The crowd went crazy when the triple threat himself, Jamie Foxx stepped out of the limo. “We love you Jaime” could be heard down the block. Always a crowd pleaser, Jamie posed for various fan photos, before moving on to the press for interviews. Other crowd favorites on red carpet were Patti LaBelle, Bill and Camille, Quincy Jones, Gayle King, the View’s Sherri Shepherd, Harlemite Dougie Fresh and of course Mariah Carey.
Mariah Carey moving swiftly after arriving late
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By Derrick Salters
Saturday night was the kick-off Mix and Mingle event for the Apollo’s Salon Series: An innovative month long program of contemporary performances beginning April 3rd.
William Spaceman Patterson, Afua Richardson and Melvin Van Peebles
This wonderful night of discussion, performance and mingling was hosted by Derek Lee McPhatter, Harlem resident and co-author of the performance piece It Goes Unsaid. The event began with an engaging conversation with three of the Salon Series artists: the legendary Melvin Van Peebles creator of Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song, dynamic spoken-word artist Jessica Care Moore and electro-jazz cellist/composer Dana Leong. Greg Tate, founding member of the Black Rock Coalition and staff writer at the Village Voice, did great job guiding the conversation as the moderator. Continue reading
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Amatuer Night Winner Laritta Adderly in March 12, 2008 live at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
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Kid Dancer won this nights Amateur Night and yes, he won the Soul Train Dance Line contest!
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