Walk of fame plaques were installed it was showtime at the Apollo again yesterday, as memories of some of music’s biggest stars were cemented into the Harlem theater’s incomparable history. Continue reading
Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater is starting a walk of fame on 125th Street.
Plaques for Quincy Jones, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Little Richard, and Ella Fitzgerald are being installed in the inaugural ceremony. Continue reading
Posted in Harlem
Tagged and Ella Fitzgerald, Apollo Theater, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & the Pips, James Brown, JONELLE PROCOPE, Little Richard, Michael Jackson, Patti Labelle, Quincy jones, Smokey Robinson, Walk Of Fame
In celebration of the 75th year, the Apollo held a gala benefit tribute concert and awards ceremony mondy night. Music man Quincy Jones and the diva Patti LaBelle were inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame. An honor definitely earned by these two entertainment giants.
Bill Cosby waves on his way down the red carpet
Comedian, actor and champion of the community Bill Cosby and Camille Cosby were awarded the Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Arts & Humanitarian Award.
This wonderful night would not be complete without beginning on the red carpet. And there is nothing like the red carpet in Harlem in front of the Apollo on 125th street.
BET Holdings CEO Debra L. Lee
Harlem was out in full force to see the big names walk the carpet and they were not disappointed. The crowd went crazy when the triple threat himself, Jamie Foxx stepped out of the limo. “We love you Jaime” could be heard down the block. Always a crowd pleaser, Jamie posed for various fan photos, before moving on to the press for interviews. Other crowd favorites on red carpet were Patti LaBelle, Bill and Camille, Quincy Jones, Gayle King, the View’s Sherri Shepherd, Harlemite Dougie Fresh and of course Mariah Carey.
Mariah Carey moving swiftly after arriving late
For more information about the Apollo, visit www.apollotheater.org
Posted in Apollo, Beauty, Celebrity, CHARITY, Culture, Entertainment, Event, Exclusive, Harlem, HW Event, HW Exclusive, HW Photos, HW Pics, Lifestyle, Photos by Derrick Salters, Salters Scene
Tagged 75th Anniversary, apollo legends hall of fame, Bill Cosby, camille cosby, debra lee, dougie fresh, gayle king, Jaime foxx, Mariah Carey, ossie davis, Pattie Labelle, Quincy jones, red carpet, Ruby Dee, sherri sepherd
Historic Theater to Induct Quincy Jones and Patti LaBelle Into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame and Honor Bill and Camille Cosby with the Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Arts & Humanitarian Award
Hosted by Comedian, Actor and Radio Personality Steve Harvey
Star-Studded Evening will Feature Performances by Anita Baker and the O’Jays With Additional Appearances by Mariah Carey and Jaime Foxx
The Apollo Theater, one of the nation’s greatest cultural treasures, has announced plans for its 75th Anniversary Gala Concert and Awards Ceremony, to be held at the historic Theater on Monday, June 8, 2009. The Gala celebration will bring together the best and brightest in business and entertainment to raise funds in support of the non-profit theater’s 75-year legacy and its initiatives for emerging artists and community and educational programs in New York City and beyond. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with red carpet entrances, followed by the Gala concert and awards ceremony at 7:00 p.m. and ending with a grand after-party, the Apollo Supper Club. Continue reading