Harlem: The Migration and Integration of America’s African Voice

February 23, 2019 11:30am

The migration of African Americans from the South to Harlem fostered a direct dialogue with immigrant African descendants from the Caribbean and the broader diaspora. At this time, Harlem was also the city’s second largest Jewish community. This proximity fostered black engagement with the area’s immigrant Eastern European and Russian Jews. From this evolved the rhythms and language of the American Songbook. This walking tour focuses on those points of interaction—theaters, religious institutions, and cultural venues—that shaped that dialogue.

Tickets: $30

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

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The Apollo Theater and Afropunk Present: Kamasi Washington in Concert

February 23, 2019 8:00pm 

This concert features the incomparable artist, Kamasi Washington who is considered this generation’s torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music. Washington and his 10-piece band, The Next Step, take audiences on adventurous odysseys that cross musical genres from jazz, to hip-hop, classical and R&B music.

Ticket Price: $48 – $83

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

Dance Theatre of Harlem is 50! Celebrate at the Apollo

February 12 at 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM 

Renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to the Apollo for a very special presentation of its legendary lecture demonstration. See what goes into making a dancer, the elements of a dance, the links between popular dance and ballet, and how it all comes together to make magic. A few students will even get a chance to show off their moves on stage.

(Grades K-12)

Tickets: $4 (students, teachers, chaperones)

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

 

Apollo Comedy Club

January 10, 2019 10:00pm

Ms. Pretty Ricki, Alex Babbitt, Mark Gregory
Hosted by Jamie Roberts
Music by DJ Qool Marv

The Apollo A-LIST advance price is $15 until midnight January 9.  Please note there is a $10 drink/food minimum. Sign up for the ALIST at apollotheater.org.

Harlem’s Best Kept Secret

The Apollo Comedy Club celebrates the Theater’s rich comedic roots. Presented in partnership with the legendary Bob Sumner (producer of Def Comedy Jam, creator of LaffMobb on Aspire), the Apollo Comedy Club features the best up and coming talent in comedy today. The comedy shows precedes the Theater’s weekend music series, Apollo Music Café, extending the Theater’s late night offerings.

Ticket Prices start at just 22.

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
New York NY 10027 US

Apollo Uptown Hall Unsung Champions of Civil Rights From MLK to Today

January 20, 2019 – 3:00pm

The Apollo Theater and WNYC are partnering for the sixth year to present WNYC’s 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, Unsung Champions of Civil Rights from MLK to Today as part of the Apollo’s Uptown series. WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning host Brian Lehrer and Jami Floyd, local host of All Things Considered, will moderate meaningful conversations examining Dr. King’s legacy and its impact on modern social justice movements.

Through a lively mix of one-on-one intervivews and panels featuring notable guests, we will commemorate the legacy of Dr. King. Unsung Champions of Civil Rights from MLK to Today will also place special emphasis on some of the lesser-known names who, nevertheless, were crucial in making both the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and today’s social issue movements successful. The “unsung will include women, members of the LGBTQ community and others who didn’t receive warranted, timely, or lasting recognition.

Apollo Uptown Halls are free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry. Seating is first come, first served.

Free Tickets Available Soon!

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

 

Apollo Music Cafe featuring Freelance and Brandee Younger Electric Quintet

January 11, 2019 10:00pm

Produced by Revive Music

Harlem based collective Freelance is a band of independent leaders with an expansive sound and encyclopedic knowledge of musical genres that afford them the ability to cross-pollinate styles and manipulate melody to create an aesthetic signature uniquely their own.  Influenced by the creative footprints of Mint Condition, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Fela Kuti, Radiohead and Robert Glasper, founding leaders, Tim “Smithsoneon” Smith (vocals) and Chad “Ausar the Ambassador” Selph (keyboards) penned the forthcoming full-length debut album, Yes Today.

A fearless and versatile talent, contemporary harpist Brandee Younger defies genres and labels as a classically-trained musician playing in the avant-garde tradition of her sonically forward forebears Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane. Ms. Younger delivers a consistently fresh take on the ancient instrument as an educator, curator, performer, and leader of the Brandee Younger Quartet. Ms. Younger has produced an impressive body of work since the 2011 debut of her seminal Prelude EP, including Brandee Younger Live @ The Breeding Ground, a breakthrough performance on Bluenote Records and Revive Music’s 2015 Supreme Sonacy Vol. 1LP, and the more recent release of her critically-acclaimed 2016 Wax & Wane LP.

Ticket Prices start at $22.

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

Apollo Music Cafe featuring Mike Yung with Michelle Brooks-Thompson

January 12, 2019 10:00pm

Mike Yung is a 56-year-old singer from Brownsville, NY. As a teenager, he was discovered and signed as an artist to RCA and CBS and eventually landed at T-Electric, the same label held by Etta James and Luther Vandross. Yung was gearing up to be a household name when the label suddenly went bankrupt and his debut album never came out. After being forced to find a way to make a living to support his family, he took his talent underground and began busking in the subway.

For the past 37 years, Yung’s voice has been reverberating throughout the walls of the NYC subway stations. It has become more difficult with the fact that people carry less cash these days. Yung continues to enjoy what he does but hopes one day he will get his chance to show the world his talent, move his family out of the projects and finally at 56 years old, get a chance to put out his long forthcoming debut album.

Ticket Price: $22

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

Holiday Joy: A Gospel Celebration

December 22, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Featuring:

Hezekiah Walker & the Love Fellowship Choir
CeCe Winans

Hosted by Marcus Wiley

Join us for an afternoon of soul-stirring Holiday gospel music to lift your Holiday spirits and bless your Christmas season. Cece Winans will warm your soul and Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir will take you higher. Marcus Wiley, host and comedian, promises to delight you and your loved ones throughout the afternoon.

Tickets start at $30*
Premium Tickets start at $90 and include an Apollo keepsake.

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

 

Apollo Music Cafe – Angela Johnson

December 15, 2018 10:00pm – 12:00am

Angela Johnson brings in the festive season with soulful set blending her high octane sound with classic holiday hits.    A prolific songwriter, her music has appeared on television programs including HBO’s The Wire, UPN’s Kevin Hill, FX’s The Shield, the WB’s Roswell,  A&E’s The Glades, HBO’s Oz, and FOX’s The Mindy Project.   She recently collaborated with the legendary Wu-Tang Clan member, Ghostface Killah, on his critically acclaimed, 36 Seasons album (“Love Don’t Live Here No More” and “Bamboo’s Lament”).

Price: $22

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

Reach Week in NYC 2017 – 10th Anniversary and CD Releases

September 24, 2017 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Pastor Terrance L. Kennedy & New Hope for the World Ministries (NHWM) celebrates Reach Week in NYC 10th Anniversary with a power-packed concert & release of his brand new CD at the World Famous Apollo Theater. The music is fresh, progressive, soulful, and sure to make you want to clap, shout, and wave your hands. Further, the concert/CD will feature National Recording Artist Pastor Beverly Crawford as special guest. Get ready as she leads the choir in “Ya Gotta’ Know Jesus!” With an international choir, & full band consisting of the Hammond B3, drums, horn section, keyboards, bass and lead guitars, this group is ready to raise the roof. YOU won’t be disappointed!

Reach Week commemorates 10 years of outreach.  With Pastor Terrance L. Kennedy at the helm, NHWM leads the fight against HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, and the many health disparities that plague our communities. Your presence will be a win-win!

Cost: $40.

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