Dorothy Dandridge In The Mermaid Gown, By Harlem’s Zelda Wynn Valdes, 1953

Dorothy Dandridge wearing the fabulous “Mermaid Gown” dress by Harlem designer to the stars Zelda Wynn Valdes. In 1948, Valdes opened her boutique, Chez Zelda, on Broadway and 158th Street, Harlem New York. Continue Reading →

Emmy-Nominated “Oprah’s Master Class” Returns To OWN

The acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series “Oprah’s Master Class,” featuring an unprecedented first-person insight into the brilliant minds of the entertainers and public figures we love, respect and admire. Continue Reading →

Lee Daniels To Direct Harlem’s Apollo Theater Doc

lee-daniels-empire-premiere-la-2015-billboard-650Lee Daniels is set to direct The Apollo Film Project, an authorized documentary chronicling the history of the famed theater in Harlem, White Horse Pictures announced Thursday. Continue Reading →

OWN Presents “Legends: OWN At The Apollo In Harlem

L-R: Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick perform during the OWN At The Apollo Concert Series, held at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Photo by Jennifer Graylock-Oprah Winfrey Network

L-R: Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick perform during the OWN At The Apollo Concert Series, held at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Photo by Jennifer Graylock-Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today it will air the star-studded primetime television event”Legends: OWN at the Apollo” beginning Saturday, October 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN. Continue Reading →

Ella Fitzgerald Debuts At Amateur Night at the Apollo, Nov. 21, 1934

ella fitzgeraldMichael Jackson did, James Brown did, Lauryn Hill and Jimi Hendrix did, and so did the Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight and Prince. And, on Nov. 21, 1934, at 17 years old, Ella Fitzgerald did, too. Continue Reading →

Interview: Apollo Theatre Employee Mary Flowers

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Harlem World Magazine celebrates Black Music Month with Mary Flowers, who has worked at the World Famous Apollo Theater since the mid- 1980’s. Continue Reading →