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Apollo Theater

Map & Directions 253 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027


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Stars such as Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Michael Jackson, and Lauryn Hill got their start at this theater, built in 1913. After a period of disuse and abuse, the theater was acquired by the state of New York in 1991 and is currently undergoing renovations. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the city, a tour can be had for not much more than the cost of a movie, and the Apollo still hosts its world-famous Amateur Night on Wednesdays at 7:30pm.

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  • ggallotta
    ggallotta wrote a review for Apollo Theater
    on 06/04/12

    Italian music legend Pino Daniele returns for the second time in a US tour, for three events produced by Massimo Gallotta Productions, after the success of 2009, with Rachel Z (piano), Omar Hakim (drums), Gianluca Podio (keyboards), Solomon Dorsey (bass).
    Born in Naples, Italy on March 19, 1955, self-taught guitarist Pino Daniele recorded his first album at the age of 22. From... More >>

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  • Concert Ticket Agency on 09/18/12

    The most legendary...from The Jackson 5 to James Brown...some of the greatest talent the world has ever known has hit this stage. and some of the WORST: check out Amateur night! lol and dress up!

  • Mazda on 10/26/10

    For many years, Apollo was the only theater in New York City to hire black talent. Ella Fitzgerald made her singing debut at 17 at the Apollo, on November 21, 1934.

  • The Grio on 01/24/11

    The Apollo is one of the most famous music venues in the US. It is a nationally registered historic space, and was the home of Showtime at the Apollo, a television show showcasing new talent.

  • PHOTO: A father shows his sons the murals inside the lobby of the Apollo. Click "More Info" to see this great historic pic from 1954!

  • Brisk on 11/08/10

    "I miss the cool nights sittin' in the Carlo, Now it's like "boooo"--we sittin' in Apollo" - Fabolous "Pachanga" Sourced from rapgenius.com.

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