Seitu’s World: Apollo Open House In Harlem

seitu 2Photographs By Seitu Oronde

On Saturday, February 6th and Sunday, February 7th, 2016, the Apollo Theater had its Open House: Arts & Activism and The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.  Continue Reading →

Count Basie And His Band Live At The Apollo Theater Harlem 1948 (video)

count basie band at the apollo theater in harlem

The guys are swinging on this clip of Count Basie (who lived in Harlem) taped live with Clark Terry (Trumpet) Buddy De Franco (Clatrinet) and Wardell Grey (Tenor Sax) at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, between 1948 and 1950. Continue Reading →

The Beatles Invade Harlem New York 1964

beatles sliderAs 13 Beatles Albums and 4 Compilations Now Free to Stream Online this week, we think about the Beatles when they visited Harlem.

On Saturday, February 8, 1964, the day before the Beatles’ much anticipated appearance on Harlem’s Ed Sullivan the New York City weather was blustery, the landscape bleached of essential color. Continue Reading →

Join HCCI At The Apollo Theater In Harlem

594bac72-34a1-47b5-9a8d-a7325b4a0da9The Apollo Theater will celebrate the work of HCCI at its Coca Cola Winter Wonderland this Saturday! Continue Reading →

Robert Pattinson At Harlem’s Apollo, Without Fiancé FKA Twigs

robert-pattinson-and-fka-twigs1Robert Pattinson spent Saturday night at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, where he watched singer Blood Orange perform. Continue Reading →

Blood Orange Performs For Nelly Furtado And Solange In Harlem (video)

olnge at the apollo in harlemLast Saturday, December 12th, 2015, Blood Orange aka Dev Hynes performed a benefit show at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes With Les Twins at the Apollo!

les twins in harlemGreat “behind the scenes” footage with France’s (and now Harlem’s) Les Twins on 125th Street connecting and getting and giving love throughout Harlem and finally at the Apollo Theater. Continue Reading →

The Apollo and Opera Philadephia Join Forces For Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

charlie parker miles davisThe Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia announced today that Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD will have its New York premiere in a co-production between the two institutions, April 1 and 3, 2016.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Doug E. Fresh Autographed Photograph, 1980’s

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Harlem born Doug E. Fresh, legendary hip hop artist and producer photographed on 125th Street with the Apollo Theater in the background in Harlem, New York, 1980’s. Continue Reading →

Breakin’ Convention 2015 At The Apollo In Harlem (video)

diane allford sliderBy Allford | Trotman

From the moment you approached the sidewalk in front of the Apollo Theater, the 2015 Breakin’ Convention’s energy is already in full effect.  Young people dressed in the shows red tee shirts are dancing under the marquee for people that are passing by and those gathered around to watch.

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