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Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater Set for 86th Season


The 86th year of Amateur Night at the Apollo, sponsored by Coca-Cola, is set to begin on February 19. The 86th year of the signature program will introduce the new “Set it Off Man” Greginald Spencer and will once again see contestants compete for the Amateur Night champion title. REGISTER TO VOTE GET ELECTION REMINDERS […]

John Leguizamo Debuts ‘Latin History For Morons’ At The Apollo Theater

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Tony Award-winner John Leguizamo’s one-man play ‘Latin History for Morons’ will make it’s debut at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City on June 20 and 21, launching the show’s North American tour. Set to premiere his most anticipated one-man show at the iconic theater in Harlem New York, you won’t want to miss this! […]

Dipset Back! The Diplomats Plan to Drop Their New Album ‘Diplomatic Ties’ on Thanksgiving

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The boys are back! Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and, yes, even Freekey Zekey — known collectively as legendary Harlem rap clique The Diplomats — are finally dropping a new album together for the first time in 14 years. REGISTER TO VOTE GET ELECTION REMINDERS https://www.facebook.com//videos/403556060649855 Advertisement View this post on Instagram #DipSetThanksGiving “Diplomatic Ties” […]

Lauryn Hill Remixes Drake’s ‘Nice For What’ [VIDEO]

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Lauryn Hill took the stage at the Apollo Theater last night in New York. She was in the middle of performing the timeless classic, “Ex-Factor.” She cut the music, and fired up Drake’s “Nice For What,” which samples her hook. “See this is ‘Ex-Factor’/He took the sample/My sh-t is classic/Here’s an example,” she spit on […]

Mo’Nique To Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry, & Oprah: “You Could Suck My D*ck If I Had One”

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Mo’nique had a Mother’s Day stand up comedy show at the Apollo Theater and she shared a few words aimed at Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, and Tyler Perry. @therealmoworldwide just let everyone have it tonight ??? #GoOff #MoNique #BlackBalled #Hollywood #TylerPerry #LeeDaniels #OprahWinfrey #DisTewMuch #Comedy #Queen #Actress #Mother #NYC #Harlem #Apollo #MothersDay #Comic #HappyMothersDay A post […]

Prince To Be Inducted Into The Apollo Theater Walk of Fame

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The Apollo Theater’s Spring Gala will be held tonight [Monday, June 13] in New York City celebrating the legacy of the theater with a star-studded concert. This year’s gala will honor Prince Rogers Nelson and induct him into the Apollo Theater Walk of Fame. Back in 2009, Prince appeared at the 75th Spring Gala to help […]

The Apollo Theatre To Host Michael Jackson Tribute & Panel Discussion


As we near the summer months it’s still hard to believe we’re approaching the seven-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. On June 25, 2009, fans of the legendary pop singer flocked to The Apollo Theater in Harlem after hearing confirmation of his sudden death. Fans chose to remember Michael with positive vibes by singing and chanting […]

Lee Daniels To Helm Documentary On The Apollo Theater


The historic Apollo Theater opened during the Harlem Renaissance [the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in the area between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930s] and was one of a string of venues Black entertainers were allowed to perform at during segregation (a.k.a. the “Chitlin’ Circuit”). […]