12/23/17/ O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle and Yolanda Adams

Christmas Under The Stars celebrates the music of Christmas with Gladys Knight and friends. Join Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle and Yolanda Adams in this unique holiday edition of Christmas under the Stars. Continue reading

5/11/17 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Gladys Knight – Free Again / I Will Survive ( From Sister In The Name Of Love)

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Free Again / I Will Survive one of the highlight of the 1986 made for television concert Sisters In The Name of Love starring Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick and Gladys Knight. Continue reading

2/26/16 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Lift Every Voice & Sing- Gladys Knight & BeBe Winans (2012)

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Lift Every Voice And Sing performed by Gladys Knight and BeBe Winans, with tap dancers John and Leo Manzari.  Continue reading

12/27/15 O&A NYC Gospel Sunday: Hallelujah Chorus- Various Artists at the 1992 Stellar Awards

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 The Hallelujah Chorus (Hallelujah!) from Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration, performed by various artists at the 1992 Stellar Awards. Arranged and produced by Take 6 alumnus Mervyn Warren, Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album in 1992, and a Dove Award for Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year. Continue reading

5/20/15 O&A Song Of The Day: Gladys Knight – Free Again / I Will Survive ( From Sister In The Name Of Love)

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Free Again / I Will Survive was one of the highlight of the 1986 made for television concert Sisters In The Name of Love starring Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick and Gladys Knight. Continue reading

3/7/15 O&A Its Saturday- Anything Goes: Music From Empire

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Empire, the fox musical drama television series, is breaking records every week. The hour-long family drama created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong and starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, centers around a Hip hop music and Entertainment company, Empire Enterprises. One undeniable aspect of the show’s success is the music. Fox’s senior VP of TV Music Geoff Bywayer said to expect the fictional musical world to collide with the real musical world; “We want to make the world of ‘Empire’ almost feel like a real music-breathing entity.”  Continue reading

Apollo Gala: Honors The Place Where Stars Are Born And Legends Are Made

By Walter Rutledge

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The annual Apollo Gala has become one of the premiere uptown events. The star studded casts and celebrity laden audience recalls the glamor of the original Harlem Renaissance. This year the format was slightly different; instead of paying homage to a music legend, we were invited to honor the legendary Apollo Theater on the concert hall’s 80th anniversary. Continue reading

The Apollo Gala Celebrates 80th Anniversary Tonight

By Walter Rutledge

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The Apollo Theater 2014 annual Spring Gala will take place on Tuesday, June 10, at 7pm. The Gala will depart from its tradition of inducting legends into the Apollo Hall of Fame, this year’s Gala will celebrate the eight decades of artistic brilliance that has been presented on the Apollo stage since 1934. The evening will include special tribute performances by the some of the music industry’s biggest artists, including Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, The Isley Brothers, and more. Wayne Brady returns as the Gala host, this is the Emmy Award-winning and Grammy nominated entertainer’s second consecutive year as host.

Proceeds from the 80th anniversary bash will support the Apollo’s year-round performing arts programming, innovative education initiatives, and community programs. To purchase Gala tickets or to make a donation to the Apollo Theater, call 212-531-5347. For more information, visit apollotheater.org.