Watsky is a lyricist through and through. He’s part of a rare breed nowadays, and his lyrical dexterity and content stems from his early career as a poet, winning the National Youth Poetry Slam at the Apollo Theater and appearing on the final season of Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam on HBO. He’s long released […]
Take a walk on 125th Street. Check out the Apollo Theater marquee, the latest exhibit at the Studio Museum, the patio dinner crowd on Lenox Avenue, the high-priced brownstones, the locals of all hues striding past Afrocentric sidewalk stalls while a drum circle grooves across the street. Harlem,...
A fire erupted early Thursday in an old movie theater on W. 125th St. in Harlem, steps away from the famed Apollo Theater, officials said.
The legendary Apollo Theater recently celebrated its rich legacy of showcasing the best in black music. Now in its 11th year, the Apollo Spring Gala is an unforgettable night that celebrates the theater with a spectacular one-night-only concert followed by a star-studded party with dinner, music and dancing. Proceeds from the event support the theater’s […]
Prince's legacy was celebrated with enshrinement at the Apollo. Continue reading…
'From Off the Wall to Invincible, Michael Jackson’s recordings on Epic Records chronicle the artist’s evolution to become one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. On June 16, 2016 at the Apollo Theater, author and Duke...Show More Summary
NEW YORK -- Mohamad Al-Bacha was shook. He stared blankly out over the capacity crowd of 1,500 in Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater, dropped his Xbox controller onto his lap, bent at the waist and buried his head in his hands. Al-Bacha,Show More Summary
In December 2014, soul revival label Daptone Records brought its roster to the historic Apollo Theater for a three-night residency. Those shows were filmed and will be featured in the new movie Living on Soul, which is being funded on Kickstarter. Show More Summary
The Apollo Theater in New York City has named a new executive producer. The dance, theater and performance art venue in Harlem announced Tuesday that Kamilah Forbes will join the Apollo in... To view the full story, click the title link.
Prince will be inducted into the Apollo Theater's Walk of Fame next month. Continue reading…
While Bernie Sanders appeared at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, a heckler demanded to know his relationship to ‘zionist Jews.’ John Prince, a member of the Black Lives Matter movement, asked the question while Sanders appeared on stage during a “community conversation” in the predominantly black neighborhood. Show More Summary
Things got heated near the end of a Bernie Sanders campaign event at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, where a protester uttered anti-Semitic remarks in the form of a question. “As you know, the Zionist Jews—and I don’t mean to offend anybody— they run the Federal Reserve, they run Wall Street, they run every campaign,” John Prince, 32, shouted. Show More Summary
Tonight, Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a "Community Conversation" at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. It featured a panel discussion with Sanders, Harry Belafonte, activist Erica Garner, and former Ohio state Senator Nina Turner. Show More Summary
On Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of fans, friends and hip-hop heavyweights gathered at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem to pay their respects to Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest who passed away on March 22. In addition to notable remarks from Kanye West and Busta Rhymes – and performances by The Roots and D’Angelo […]
Conan O’Brien announced this morning he and his TBS late-night show are heading back to New York City for the first time in six years. Conan will spend a week at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, October 31 – November 3, coinciding with the official start of his season. Show More Summary
Hundreds of fans, friends and family members of Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor gathered at New York's Apollo Theater Tuesday night to pay tribute to the A Tribe Called Quest rapper who died at the age of 45 last month. Busta Rhymes, Andre 3000, Kanye West, Chuck D and Michael Rapaport all recalled the immense...
A building packed with hip-hop royalty gave the Five Foot Assassin a tearful sendoff.
If there's an ideal way to send off a New York City legend, it's at the Apollo Theater with all of the people influenced by his beats, rhymes, and life. Tuesday night, A Tribe Called Quest did just that, honoring the late Phife Dawg at a celebration in Harlem (and... More »
Stars gathered at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, N.Y. to celebrate the Five Foot Assassin Continue reading…
Last night, a week and a half after the passing of the beloved Tribe Called Quest member Phife Dawg, a number of musical luminaries gathered in Harlem’s Apollo Theater to pay tribute to the man and his legacy. Some of the fans who gathered at a Phife memorial at St. Albans Park in Queens the […]