The Apollo Theater: Celebrating 80 Years of History

The center of the black entertainment world for generations, it’s still a must-stop stage for great performers.

Marquee of the Apollo Theater during the James Brown viewing on Dec. 28, 2006, in New York City
Marquee of the Apollo Theater during the James Brown viewing on Dec. 28, 2006, in New York City Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

Ted Fox is the author of Showtime at the Apollo: The Story of Harlem’s World Famous Theater, the definitive history of the Apollo Theater, which has just been published as a Kindle e-book. He is also the author of In the Groove: The People Behind the Music, a collection of interviews with men who have shaped the music industry. He produces and manages Grammy Award winner Buckwheat Zydeco and lives in upstate New York. You can read more about Showtime at the Apollo and get Apollo news on Facebook and Twitter and at Apollobook.com.

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