By Derrick Salters
Saturday night was the kick-off Mix and Mingle event for the Apollo’s Salon Series: An innovative month long program of contemporary performances beginning April 3rd.
William Spaceman Patterson, Afua Richardson and Melvin Van Peebles
This wonderful night of discussion, performance and mingling was hosted by Derek Lee McPhatter, Harlem resident and co-author of the performance piece It Goes Unsaid. The event began with an engaging conversation with three of the Salon Series artists: the legendary Melvin Van Peebles creator of Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song, dynamic spoken-word artist Jessica Care Moore and electro-jazz cellist/composer Dana Leong. Greg Tate, founding member of the Black Rock Coalition and staff writer at the Village Voice, did great job guiding the conversation as the moderator. Continue reading
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Tagged Afua Richardson, Dana Leong, Derrick Salters, Greg Tate, Jessica Care Moore, Melvin Van Peebles, Salon Series, William Spaceman Patterson
Step Out of the Box & Into the Artists’ Studio With The Apollo Salon Series It’s Badassssss!
Featuring Works By Will Power, Jessica Care Moore, Dana Leong and Melvin Van Peebles
As a part of its 75th Anniversary, the world famous Apollo Theater is proud to host a brand new season of its edgiest series to date, the Apollo Salon Series. The Salon Series, the Apollo’s new-works performance series presented on the Apollo’s Soundstage, provides an intimate setting for audiences to connect with the artists and their work. Continue reading