On May 5th, 1985 the Apollo’s renovation is celebrated with a 50th Anniversary grand reopening and television special, “Motown Salutes the Apollo,” with special guests (2:30) George Michael, and Diana Ross.
Over the weekend, the stars aligned to celebrate the 50th birthday of legendary singer Johnny Gill. The “50 Shades of Johnny” themed birthday celebration was held at a private Bel-Air mansion. Continue Reading →
Philippe 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 →
In anticipation of the New York premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, a co-production between the Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia, the Apollo has announced today that it will offer related cultural events for the public at the legendary Theater as well as other community institutions. Continue Reading →
Lee 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: 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 →
Leon Bridges is a singer out of time. It’s amazing how this 25-year-old successfully channels the Golden Age of soul and R&B in a “Ed Sullivan Show” flavor, but with an expansive online music education and an influential mother from the era, it’s hard not to be. Continue Reading →