Bruno Mars is in Harlem, New York to fulfil a lifelong dream of performing at one of the most iconic music venues in the world, the Apollo Theater. Bruno and his band, the Hooligans, take to the streets, singing and entertaining the locals, and giving out tickets to the big show.
Milli Jackson is a singer, actress and comedian. She is especially known for her raucous “Blue Light” concerts
Stand up comedian Lawanda Page, who is best known as Aunt Esther on TV’s Sanford And Son, was a popular performer at the Apollo Theater in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985) a star studded celebration of the 50th anniversary and re-opening of The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. Proceeds from the concert went to the Africare/Ethiopian Relief Fund. The program received a 1985 for Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Program. Continue reading
The weather is warming as the days are getting longer this gives New Yorkers are time to be out and about. We have a tribute to an R&B legend at the legendary Apollo Theater, a first Saturday celebration in Brooklyn and seniors dancing in Harlem. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading
Buck and Bubbles were part of the amazingly talented cast of Blackbirds of 1930 along with piano virtuoso Eubie Blake and the magnificent vocalist Ethel Waters. While this revue is considered a landmark event in the history of black classical music, there is an awestruck need to be reminded that it only ran for a total of 26 performances, leaving Ford Lee “Buck” Washington and John W. Bubbles unemployed again. Continue reading
Charlie Wilson performs his song “I’m Blessed” featuring T.I live at the Apollo Theater. Continue reading
Dinah Washington singing at the Apollo Theater with the Louis Jordan Band on March 8th 1960. Continue reading
Josephine Baker was an entertainer, civil rights activist, French Resistance agent and the first Black international superstar. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France. Continue reading
Moms Mabley performing a comedy act (1948) one of her lines “Cab Calloway once call me a dog. I would like to be a dog if Cab Calloway would be my tree.” Continue reading