Amateur Night Opening Night With Dionne Warwick And Harlem’s Wé McDonald

Amateur Night at the Apollo returns marking the 83rd year of the signature program. Opening Night will feature a special presentation to  legendary singer Dionne Warwick, marking the 60th anniversary of her first appearance as a young performer competing in Amateur Night. Continue Reading →

Harlem Week, The Best Month In Harlem

seitu greatday6What began in 1974 as a one-day tribute to Harlem has evolved over 40 years into a month long celebration of the community’s rich economic, political and cultural history.

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Ella Fitzgerald Debuts At Amateur Night at the Apollo, Nov. 21, 1934

ella fitzgeraldMichael Jackson did, James Brown did, Lauryn Hill and Jimi Hendrix did, and so did the Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight and Prince. And, on Nov. 21, 1934, at 17 years old, Ella Fitzgerald did, too. Continue Reading →