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  • Amateur Night At The Apollo

    Until Dec 9, 2017

  • We Shall Not Be Moved

    Oct 6 - 7, 2017

  • Soundtrack 63

    Feb 24, 2018

  • Between The World and Me

    Apr 2 - 3, 2018

Amateur Night At The Apollo Poster

Amateur Night At The Apollo

Until December 9, 2017

Amateur Night At The Apollo has been a key feature in the local music scene since 1934 when it launched, and has been the stepping stone in the career of many world-class musicians and entertainers, including Lauryn Hill and Stevie Wonder. The audience has the responsibility of cheering loudly for those they like, and booing those they deem less adept off the stage.

We Shall Not Be Moved Poster

We Shall Not Be Moved

October 6 - 7, 2017

Opera is often seen as a tradition that's stuck in the past, but in the right hands it can reach new heights, as it does in the New York premiere of American choreographer Bill T. Jones' genre-bending modern opera We Shall Not Be Moved. The powerful piece transforms the classic art form by blending it with spoken word, contemporary dance and video projections, as well as jazz and R&B.

Soundtrack 63 Poster

Soundtrack 63

February 24, 2018

The history of the American Civil Rights movement is closely tied with music. Artists used their medium as a vehicle for protest and the spreading of ideas, solidarity and most importantly hope. Billed as a live musical documentary, visionary musical director Chen Lo's Soundtrack '63 will immerse their audience in the music of the movement, performed by an 18 piece orchestra and vocal ensemble.

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Between The World and Me

April 2 - 3, 2018

Between The World and Me is a book written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, which explores the racial injustice in America. Written as if it was a letter to his son, Coates speaks of the realities which come with being a Black American in the United States.

Apollo Theater

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253 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

  • Year opened: 1914
  • Capacity: 1506

The theater was originally opened in 1914 as Hurtig & Seamon's New Burlesque Theater and was designed in the neo-Classical style, by George Keister. It has a seating capacity of 1506, and is located between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, Manhattan. It became the Apollo in 1934, and is now a music hall which is recognised as a venue for African-American performers. The interior and exterior of the venue were recognised as New York City Landmarks in 1983, and the building has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Each year, an estimated 1.3 million people visit the Apollo.

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Angel of Harlem
0.18 mi away at 2272 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Maison Harlem
0.19 mi away at 341 St. Nicholas Ave

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Park-it Management
0.14 mi away at 160 W. 124th St.

Select Garages
0.15 mi away at 311 W. 127th St.

2280 FDB, LLC
0.16 mi away at 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

ProPark
0.2 mi away at 121 W. 125th St.

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0.31 mi away at 246 Lenox Avenue
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