Apollo Spring Gala Honors Prince With Star on Walk of Fame

Eddie Levert of the O’Jays performs at the 11th annual Apollo Theater Spring Gala at the Apollo Theater in New York City on June 13, 2016.
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The legendary Apollo Theater recently celebrated its rich legacy of showcasing the best in black music. Now in its 11th year, the Apollo Spring Gala is an unforgettable night that celebrates the theater with a spectacular one-night-only concert followed by a star-studded party with dinner, music and dancing. Proceeds from the event support the theater’s performing arts, education and community initiatives.

The concert portion of the evening was hosted by LL Cool J and featured performances by legendary R&B group the O’Jays, rising-star vocalists Leon Bridges and Andra Day, and the dynamic dancing duo Les Twins.


There was something a little extra special about this year's celebration, and that was the ceremony for Prince Rogers Nelson’s induction into the Apollo Walk of Fame. The ceremony featured a performance by members of Prince’s renowned the New Power Generation band, singer Meli'sa Morgan ("Do Me Baby") and a powerful speech by Prince's protégé Andy Allo.

Check out a recap of the epic night below.

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