Apollo Hosts A Conversation With Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman And Ta-Nehisi Coates

As Black Panther continues to land rapturous praise and smash box office records in its opening days, the Apollo Theater in collaboration with The Atlantic will present a discussion about the film with its star Chadwick Boseman in conversation with The Atlantic’s national correspondent and author Ta-Nehisi Coates (pictured). Continue Reading →

Divaria Dishes With Ms. Angela Brown: Life, Opera, And YARDBIRD At The Apollo Theater

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For Women’s History Month, I sat down with my friend, Operatic Soprano Angela Brown to talk about her debut at the Apollo Theater in the opera YARDBIRD, co-produced by Opera Philadelphia. Continue Reading →

Roger Ross Williams To Direct Apollo Theater Doc

Screen Daily reports that Williams and Cassidy Hartmann (The Beatles: Eight Days A WeekMole Man) wrote the film, which is shooting now in New York and chronicles the history of the Harlem venue and its musical and cultural legacy and its place in the dialogue about race and social progress in the US since 1934. Continue Reading →

Behind-The-Scenes With Bruno Mars Beat Box While Taping Special At The Apollo Theater (Video)

The first Bruno Mars Special at the Apollo Theater aired last night, so leave it up to our pesky editorial team at Harlem World to find some behind-the-scenes video of Bruno doing some beat boxing and talking to neighbors somewhere in Harlem.

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Check Out “Bruno Mars 24K Magic Live At The Apollo” TV Special To Air On CBS

Last week Harlem World Magazine announced that that Bruno Mars performed on top of the at the Apollo Theatre marquee, today it was announced that Bruno Mars is getting his own TV special, a first for the Grammy-winning superstar. Continue Reading →

Conan O’Brien, Keegan-Michael Key And Others On ‘Conan’ At The Apollo Theater

UPI reports that Stephen Colbert, Keegan-Michael Key, Jon Dore and Jack Whitehall will be among Conan O’Brien‘s guests when he brings his Los Angeles chat show Conan to New York next month. Continue Reading →

The Apollo Adds BIZ Markie As Special Guest Host For Its Breakin’ Convention Festival

The Apollo Theater presents the return of London’s Sadler’s Wells’ critically acclaimed international hip-hop dance theatre festival—Breakin’ Convention, one of the world’s greatest celebrations of hip-hop culture. Continue Reading →

Dizzy Gillespie And Henry “Rubberlegs” Williams Behind The Apollo Theater 1940’s (Photo)

A friend, young jazz Dizzy Gillespie gabbed around the collar by big man Henry “Rubberlegs” Williams (far right) having fun at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY 1940’s.  Continue Reading →

Rhoda G, First Place Winner, Amateur Night At The Apollo, Of Course In Harlem

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the talented Rhoda G, won the first place winner at Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.  Continue Reading →

Andra Day Covers “Strange Fruit” Joins Google In Support of “Lynching In America” (Video)

Andra Day, the award-winning singer, songwriter, and philanthropist, released today a recording and music video for Strange Fruit, the historic song originally recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Norma “Queen Of Swing” Miller, 1919 – (Video)

Norma Miller, born December 2, 1919 -, is a Lindy hop dancer known as the “Queen of Swing”. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Tupac Amaru Shakur 1971 – September 13, 1996 (Video)

tupac-pic-4-babyTupac Amaru Shakur June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996, also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Continue Reading →

Bruno Mars And Mary Wilson Finally Get On The Same Page At The Apollo In Harlem

NY Daily News reports that it was an Apollo mission to Mars. “Marry You” singer Bruno Mars and former Supreme Mary Wilson both performed at the Apollo Theater over the weekend, but were too busy to meet and trade war stories. Continue Reading →

Hit Maker Bruno Mars Surprised Onlookers During Music Video Shoot In Harlem

ABC reports that if you happened to be walking around Harlem on Friday night, you may caught the surprise appearance of a five-time Grammy winner. Continue Reading →

Vocalist Keith A. Dames And Marvin Horne In Harlem

Vocalist / bandleader Keith A. Dames and guitarist Marvin Horne wrap up the Labor Day weekend with two sets of live jazz at the Farafina Café & Lounge Harlem (1813 Amsterdam Ave,) on September 4, 2017. Continue Reading →

J-Rod Hit The Apollo In The Hamptons Benefit 2017

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez hit the Hamptons’ hottest party of the summer, Saturday’s Apollo in the Hamptons benefit, and canoodled through performances by Justin Timberlake and Mavis Staples, among others. Continue Reading →

Enter the 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, singers from around the world will gather online to compete in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Continue Reading →

Guns N’ Roses Rocks The Apollo In Harlem (Video)

[easyazon_link identifier=”B000YMJA7I” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Guns N’ Roses[/easyazon_link] performed at Harlem‘s world-famous Apollo Theater last night Thursday, July 20, 2017, for a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers. Continue Reading →

Harold Jackman, The Most Handsome Man In Harlem 1920’s-1930’s

If you scan the index of any reputable book on the Harlem Renaissance, you should find at least one listing for Harold Jackman, w,ho was fabulously called “The Most Handsome Man In Harlem,” from the 1920’s to 1930’s.  Continue Reading →

9/11 First Responders Tattooed At The Apollo

Tattoo artists from across the city came together at the Apollo Theater on Tuesday to offer free tattoos as a way of drawing attention to the realities that 9/11 survivors face every day — and to pay tribute to the price so many first responders paid. Continue Reading →