Celebrate The Apollo's 89th anniversary as Harlem's premiere hotspot for live entertainment by watching these classic music performances.

The TommyNow collection will derive inspiration from great performers on the Apollo stage like Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Ella Fitzgerald and more.

NEW YORK (AP) — Mavis Staples, two months shy of her 80th birthday, threw a party at the Apollo Theater. The singer known for such hits as “I’ll Take You There” was joined Thursday night by David Byrne, Norah Jones among other musical guests and by a capacity crowd that stood throughout the nearly 90-minute […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th Tribeca Film Festival moved uptown on Wednesday for an opening night that honored an elder New York institution: the Apollo Theater. Roger Ross Williams’ “The Apollo” premiered at the iconic Harlem music hall whose 85-year history is chronicled in Williams’ documentary. The movie and setting added up to a […]

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We hear Donald Trump had his eye on coming to the Apollo Theater in Harlem of all places to presumably hold one of his rallies. Yes, you read that right. A Donald Trump rally at the historic theater. At least that’s what the New York Daily News is reporting. Oh yeah, just to be clear, […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s famed Apollo Theater is taking its Amateur Night talent competition to New Orleans and to the internet. The Apollo will hold auditions at New Orleans’ Essence Festival this Friday and Saturday. A separate online contest will take place from July 11 to Aug. 5. One winner will be chosen […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Prince is being inducted into the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame. Theater officials announced Wednesday that the late musician will join previous honorees such as Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson when he’s officially inducted during the Apollo’s 11th annual Spring Gala on June 13. The fundraising event will be being hosted […]

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Empire creator Lee Daniels will direct “The Apollo Theater Film Project,” a documentary that chronicles the history of New York’s famed Apollo Theater. It was the home of Showtime at the Apollo, a nationally syndicated television variety show which showcased new talent, from 1987 to 2008, encompassing 1093 episodes. Lee’s documentary will highlight how Apollo […]

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The world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem plans to resurrect blues legend Billie Holiday as a hologram later this year. The venue announced Wednesday that Hologram USA will develop the virtual likeness, which will be used to boost Apollo’s daytime programming. It will be available for viewing during the theater’s daytime tours. The Apollo’s nighttime […]

Singer/songwriter Lyfe Jennings is now in a good place. He says his fifth recording “Lucid,” comes from that more positive outlook. “Lucid” Is clarity. I’m sure it’s no secret; I had a lot of ups and downs,” Lyfe told the Tom Joyner Morning Show. “I got incarcerated again. I had a little situation but that […]

Lyfe Jennings has had his ups and downs in life and love, but his pain has been a gift to his fans through his talent for making beautiful muslc. Whether it’s “Must Be Nice” or “Will I Ever” Jennings’ heartfelt music has made him a sought-after live performer. His personal story has also endeared him […]

Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater has long had a hand in creating superstars, both through the theater itself and its long-running televised talent shows. Now BET has a hand in the Apollo legend, creating the latest incarnation of the famed talent show. The new show “Apollo Live” takes up where “Showtime at the Apollo” left off, […]