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Cuba Gooding Sr. graces Apollo Theater stage at memorial

17 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Cuba Gooding Sr., as famous for his namesake son as his hit ’70s songs, took center stage at the Apollo Theater one last time.

Ta-Nehisi Coates' Award-Winning Book Is Coming To The Apollo Stage

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ bold 2015 book exploring race in America is set to make its debut on the Apollo Theater stage. On Wednesday, the Harlem theater announced Coates’ award-winning Between the World and Me will be adapted into a multimedia performance for the Apollo’s 2017-2018 season. Show More Summary

‘Between the World and Me’ to Be Adapted as a Multimedia Performance for the Apollo

Harlem’s Apollo Theater is probably America’s most crucial venue for the sharing of black music, performance, and experience, a space from which some of the country’s best art and social commentary is disseminated. Now, the New York Times reports that the theater will be adding Ta-Nehisi Coates to the catalog of artists who’ve come through its doors. Show More Summary

What The Young Ella Fitzgerald Really Wanted Was To Dance

4 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

For Ella's upcoming 100th birthday (April 25), Amy Henderson recounts the story of that fateful Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater, Ella's original plan for it, and why she changed her mind just before going on.

Spike TV plans a comedic tribute roast of Alec Baldwin

2 months agoHumor : The Comic's Comic

Three years after paying tribute to comedic icon Don Rickles, Spike TV is returning for another “One Night Only” special at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, but this time to celebrate actor Alec Baldwin. Baldwin’s tribute will attract celebrity friends and comedians for a June 25 taping at the Apollo, with the special to air […]

Spoken Word: Staceyann Chin performs "Islamophobia"

'From +WNYC 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Apollo Theater, "Where Do We Go From Here?: MLK and the Future of Inclusion"-- Staceyann Chin performs the second of three spoken word pieces.'

The Third Show At The Apollo: Backstage

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"One of the Apollo Theater’s fans got it almost right when she told Earl Caldwell of The New York Times: 'You get two shows at the Apollo. That’s what I like down there. You get the show on the stage and the one in the audience.'" And then there's the space where the performers, and […]

Talib Kweli Live in Harlem at the Apollo Theater

'Talib Kweli performs a set as part of WNYC's 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Apollo Theater, "Where Do We Go From Here?: MLK and the Future of Inclusion"'. -- +WNYC

Yasiin Bey, Formerly Known as Mos Def, Says Goodbye at the Apollo

He came onstage dropping rose petals and left it dropping tears. The artist yasiin bey (yes, all lowercase), formerly known as Mos Def, spent two evenings in December at the world-famous Apollo Theater in Harlem saying goodbye. After his final U.S. performances (he has three upcoming dates at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.), he […]

Watch Dec 99th (Yasiin Bey & Ferrari Sheppard) Make Their TV Debut On Fallon

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Two days ago, Yasiin Bey and Ferrari Sheppard released their collaborative album as Dec. 99th, December 99th, and yesterday, amidst Bey's farewell shows at the Apollo Theater, the pair stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform "Seaside Panic Room" and "N.A.W." for the audience, cloaked entirely in bright lights and intense shadows.

Yassin Bey Live at The Apollo Theater (Full Show)

4 months agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

Over the next few days, Yasiin Bey will be performing the final shows of his career at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Last night he kicked off his farewell mini-tour with the first show the Apollo and a fan recorded the whole damn thing and liberated it for […]

Watch Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Bring Out Slick Rick and Pharoahe Monch at the Apollo

Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) played the first of two shows at New York City’s historic Apollo Theater last night, bringing out special guests Slick Rick and Pharoahe Monch during his set. Bey and Rick performed their collaboration “Auditorium” from the 2009 album The Ecstatic. Show More Summary

Watch Yasiin Bey Perform New Music at Art Basel

5 months agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

This past weekend in Miami, Yasiin Bey announced that he has two new albums on deck that he will be premiering during his upcoming performance at The Apollo Theater on December 21st. Speaking with Miss Info on Public School NYC’s WNL Radio broadcast, Bey revealed the impending release of As Promised, his long-awaited collaboration with […]

As Double Dutch Wanes in New York, Competition Comes From Abroad

5 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

With fewer New Yorkers practicing double dutch jump rope, an annual tournament at the Apollo Theater in Harlem will draw teams from France and Japan.

David Gray Offers Career Retrospective at Apollo Theater (SHOW REVIEW)

played with barely a pause over two hours Sunday night, racing from piano to acoustic guitar between songs at the Apollo Theater in New York, as he cycled through “a comprehensive retrospective” of his 25-year catalog. Big voices are...Show More Summary

Louis C.K. on Dancing

(PG-13: Language) Louis C.K. was feeling particularly savage when he dropped by Conan‘s Apollo Theater special. He went on a hilariously cruel rant about how dancing is the worst career choice, but not before destroying Coco’s house band.

Yasiin Bey To Perform Final Shows In The U.S. Before Retirement

The rapper formerly known as Mos Def will hit the Apollo Theater and the Kennedy Center for four shows on his farewell run.

Tito Jackson wants to put the band back together

6 months agoNews : NY Daily News

He'll be there! Tito Jackson wants to reunite Jackson Five for the 50-year anniversary of their Apollo Theater performance.

Tracy Morgan on Comedy Bombs

Tracy Morgan dropped by Conan‘s Apollo Theater special to talk about falling flat on stage and how he set himself up to fail with the infamous Apollo crowd. He also joked about the consequences of his car accident and performing comedy for the Patriots’ owner.

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