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

By Walter Rutledge


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

Wayne Brady

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.