Identifyin(g) & Signifyin(g): Harlem’s Queer Arts Legacy At The Apollo Theater

LafontaineWith its almost annual presentations the Jewel Box Revue during the 1960s and 70s, the Apollo was one of many venues in Harlem to highlight Queer culture and contributions to the arts and entertainment. Continue Reading →

Apollo Presents Jazz & Spirit Feat “The Cornel West Conceto” By Arturo O’Farrill

artutro and cornel west inharlem1The Apollo Theater will present Jazz and Spirit, an evening featuring new jazz works that explore the connections between jazz, spirituality, national politics, and activism on Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. Continue Reading →

Apollo Theater’s New Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes

Kamilah Forbes1The Apollo Theater today announced the appointment of Kamilah Forbes as the Theater’s new Executive Producer. A director, producer, and co­founder of Hi­ARTS/Hip Hop Theater Festival, Forbes will join the Apollo in September 2016. Continue Reading →

Prince To Be Inducted Into Apollo Theater Walk Of Fame

princePhilippe Dauman, executive chairman, president and CEO of Viacom said, “It is a great honor to accept the corporate award for community leadership from an institution as legendary as the Apollo Theater. Continue Reading →

Taylor Gayle, First Place Winner At The Apollo Theater In Harlem (video)

apollo kids of the future finalOld soul Taylor Gayle, was the First Place winner against some very strong competition at the Stars of Tomorrow competition at the Apollo Theater 125th Street, Harlem, New York.

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Harlem Remembers Prince, Nothing Compared To The Beautiful One

prince at the apolloHarlemites were paying tribute to Prince after news of the music superstar’s death broke today. Continue Reading →

Charlie Parker To Be Inducted Into Apollo Walk Of Fame

charlie parker miles davisIn anticipation of the New York premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD (April 1st and 3rd), a co-production between the Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia, the Theater will celebrate its jazz legacy by inducting the iconic and influential jaz saxophonist, Charlie “Ya rd b ird ” Pa rker, into the Apollo Walk of Fame. Continue Reading →

Europeans Invade Harlem For FIFA Interactive World Cup

fifa event in harlemBy David Roza

NYCity Lens reports that it was just like a soccer game in Europe. The BBC was there, Sky Sports was there, the French group Media365 was there, too. Continue Reading →

Sylvia “The Queen Of Soul Food” Woods, A Harlem Legend (video)

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Sylvia Woods, February 2, 1926, she was a restaurateur who co-founded the landmark restaurant Sylvia’s in Harlem on Lenox Avenue (bet. 126th and 127th Streets, New York City with her husband, Herbert Woods, in 1962. Continue Reading →

Harlem Arts Alliance kicks off Women History Month

db440a16-46d7-4847-ae6a-c73388cb6bd3Harlem Arts Alliance kicks off the month of March with an impressive lineup of announcements and cultural updates from the Apollo Theater, Harlem Arts Festival, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Carnegie Hall, Walker International Communications, Walk Tall Girl Productions and more! Continue Reading →