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 →

Touro Medical Student Wins Top Honors At Commencement At The Apollo In Harlem

When Payal Aggarwal, DO, was just six years old she visited her grandfather in India in the hospital. He had cancer and she told him the experience of their visits made her want to become a doctor when she grew up. Continue Reading →

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Keynote At Touro College Commencement At The Apollo Theater In Harlem

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) conferred diplomas upon 131 candidates for the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) degree last Thursday at festive ceremonies held at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Alec Baldwin Is Honored At The Apollo Theater In Harlem

Former president Bill Clinton thrilled the crowd at the Apollo Theater on Sunday night when he made a surprise appearance at a Spike TV tribute for Alec Baldwin. 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 →

Join Harlem’s Ella Fitzgerald Piano Bar During Make Music NY 2017

While temperatures are already blazing, summer doesn’t officially begin until Wednesday, June 21, the Summer Solstice. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ella Fitzgerald Sings Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’ In Berlin 1968 (video)

ellea fitzgerlad in harlem

Ella Fitzgerald wasn’t born in Harlem, but she thrived in Harlem from staring on Amateur Nights at the Apollo Theater, to performing at the the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Cleo Hayes, Cotton Club Dancer And “Stormy Weather,” Actress, 1914 – 2012

Cleo Hayes was born in Greenville, Mississippi, August 18, 1914 – 2012. She was an actress, Cotton Club dancer, and a comedian. Continue Reading →

Harlem Ruff Ryders Pioneer, Jay “Icepick” Jackson Laid To Rest

Family, friends, and music industry elite gathered this morning at the Apollo Theater for a Celebration of Life for Jay “Icepick” Jackson. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: At The Apollo Theater’s Spring Gala 2017 In Harlem (Photos)

By Rudy Collins

What a night of entertainment on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Apollo Theater’s Spring Gala. Celebrity superstars Ceelo Green, Charlie Wilson, and Sheila E. wowed the packed house with great music led by Ray Chew, Apollo Musical Director.

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CeeLo Green Talks Apollo Theater’s Spring Gala

The legendary Apollo Theater will be hosting its 12th annual Spring Gala on Monday. The Harlem venue’s largest event, which raises funds for the nonprofit organization’s education and community programming. Continue Reading →

Sheila E. On Political Album, Prince And Performing At The Apollo In Harlem

Sheila E. is booked. The Grammy-nominated performer is keeping busy by recording two albums, performing shows around the country and working on a documentary. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Keith Sweat Returns To Las Vegas

R&B icon Keith Sweat is returning to The Flamingo due to popular demand. His new, limited engagement will run from July 5-22, 2017, where he’ll perform his hits including “I Want Her,” “Twisted” and “Nobody.” 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 →

Apollo Theater Line Up For 2017 Spring Gala

The Apollo Theater today announced details for its largest fundraising event – the, which will take place at the theater on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7 pm EST in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →