Apollo Teen Takeover 2019

July 19, 2019 6:00pm

FOR THE CULTURE

The Apollo Theater has served as a stage for numerous artists who are well-known today. Through Apollo Teen Takeover, young artists are given the opportunity to showcase their talents at one of the world’s most famous theaters. Curated by Apollo Theater Academy high school interns, Teen Takeover is an annual event that brings together young NYC artists seeking to share and celebrate creativity. This year’s Teen Takeover: For The Culture, features performing and visual artists whose work represents New York’s diversity and the cultures that reflect the artistry within New York’s unique arts landscape.

Teen Takeover is produced by the Apollo Young Producers, a collective of Apollo Theater Academy alumni.

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**Valid high school I.D. must be presented at entry**

Cost: Free

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Amanda Seals: Smart, Funny, & Black

July 16, 2019 8:00pm

“By any Joke Necessary!” – Frustrated with the constant negative images of black people in media, unchecked appropriation, and the overall lack of education in African American history, (I mean, how did we not know about the “Hidden Figures” women!?), Amanda Seales decided to use her humor, her Master’s degree in African American Studies, from Columbia University, and her love of games and music, to create a game show that serves as a safe space for the Black voice, and celebrates the many contributions Black Americans have made to history, pop culture and more!

Ticket prizes start at $34.

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Fally Ipupa All White Concert

July 13, 2019 8:00pm

Featuring Africa’s own multiple award-winning Francophone artiste “FALLY IPUPA N’simba. Known worldwide as FALLY IPUPA, he is a Congolese singer-songwriter, dancer, philanthropist, guitarist & producer.

From 1999 until 2006, FALLY IPUPA was a member of Quartier Latin International, the music band formed in 1986 by Koffi Olomidé.

His first solo album was Droit Chemin released in 2006, which went on to sell over 100,000 units & his 2nd album Arsenal de Belles Melodies was released in 2009. In 2007 he won the Kora Awards for Best Artist or Group from Central Africa. In 2010, he won the MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Video for Sexy Dance & Best Francophone Artist. He also won the urban awards for best African artist.

He was nominated in the Best Live Act category at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2014. He released an album named Power Kosa Leka in 2013. In 2017, Fally Ipupa released an album named Tokooos & in 2018 another album named Control. He electrifies his audience with his Sonorous voice and unique dance steps.

Ticket prizes start at $53.

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Mighty Real! Realness in Many Shades

June 18, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Harlem has long been a cultivator of LGBT performative style, bravado and “realness”, from Vander “Barbette” Clyde’s high-wire performances at the Harlem Opera House to Gladys Bentley’s tuxedo-clad cabaret acts at Harry Hansberry’s Clamhouse and the Ubanji Club in the 1920s and 30s; the Apollo Theater’s presentation of the Jewel Box Revue in the 1960s and, later, stars of the legendary House Balls where vogueing came to prominence.

Historian John T. Reddick draws from the Apollo’s archive and other sources to look at the history and evolution of Queer performance both on and off the stage in this Apollo Live Wire celebrating Pride. Featuring special guest and performer Pony Zion.

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

John Leguizamo Starring in Latin History for Morons

June 20-21, 2019 8:00pm

Direct from Broadway

Directed By Tony Taccone

Endless critical and audience acclaim direct from Broadway. A sold-out run at The Public Theater. A record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, the most totally unique show of the season, reveals American’s unsung heroes, throughout past and present – all unforgettably told by Tony and Emmy Award® winner John Leguizamo, one of the most incisive, insightful and entertaining personalities on stage today.

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is inspired by the near total absence of Latinos from his son’s American History books. John Leguizamo embarks on an outrageously funny, frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Pitbull into 110 irreverent and uncensored minutes above and beyond his unique style.

Ticket prizes start at $44.

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Apollo Comedy Club: Hassan Oliver, Phil Hunt, Rita Brent

June 13, 2019 10:00pm

Hosted by Kenny Williams
Music by DJ Qool Marv

The Apollo A-LIST advance price is $15 until midnight June 12th.  Please note there is a $10 drink/food minimum. Doors open at 9pm for food and bar. Sign up for the ALIST at apollotheater.org.

Ticket prices start at just $22.

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

 

Apollo Music Cafe featuring Aaron Marcellus

June 14, 2019 10:00pm

Curated by Dwight Jordan

From out of Atlanta comes the quiet storm known as Aaron Marcellus – a performer whose gift of voice and song is more than a whisper in the New York underground scene – it’s a mighty roar! Marcellus has performed in shows around the world including STOMP, NBC’s “Next Caller” and American Idol. He is a dancer, musician and actor whose charismatic charm and smooth, soaring vocals make the perfect elixir for a night of mahogany soul.

Standard Ticket: $22

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Apollo Music Cafe featuring Darien Dean

June 15, 2019 10:00pm

Curated by InJoy Enterprises 

Darien Dean is an artist with a purpose. Hailing from Mount Vernon, New York, this soul singer burst onto the scene with alluring vocals and a distinctive stage presence. Fed a healthy diet of Hip Hop and Classic Soul, this multi-talented MC, singer, and dancer, honed his abilities as a producer, arranger and engineer to craft a unique and authentic approach to contemporary songwriting.

Darien has performed around the world and shares those influences in his CD trilogy “Notes From The Journey”. The first two CD’s “Departures” and “Detours have been met with critical acclaim and the third EP entitled “Destinations” will be released shortly. This collection of stellar music features appearances from Avery Sunshine, Mike Phillips (Stevie Wonder, Prince), David P. Stephens, Jason Heerah(X-factor Australia), Collette, Tiffany Tzelle, Queen Rose and UK soul icon Omar among others.

Standard ticket: $22

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Mo’nique’s Mother’s Day Comedy Special with Tone X

May 11, 2019 8:00pm

THE RE UP ENTERTAINMENT GROUP PRESENTS

Only NYC area appearance! The multimedia powerhouse, stand-up artist and Oscar-Winning Actress hosts an evening of fun with Tone X & Friends. A star of television’s The Parkers, the hit movie Almost Christmas, and the Oscar nominated film Precious, Mo’Nique was the first woman to host NBC’s Showtime at the Apollo and was the creator and producer of Mo’Nique’s F.A.T. Chance on the Oxygen network and The Mo’Nique Show on BET, as well numerous other ventures.

Ticket prices start at $68.

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Bowery & Newport Folk Presents Mavis Staples

May 9, 2019 8:00pm

MAVIS STAPLES

Mavis Staples is one of our few remaining links to an extraordinary time when the gospel tradition and the fight for social justice were deeply entwined. Join us on May 9, 2019 to celebrate her 80th birthday.

Ticket prices start at $51.

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US