On January 26, 1934, the Apollo Theater opened with the show “Jazz a la Carte” headlined by Benny Carter and his Orchestra, Ralph Cooper and Aida Ward. Soon after, The Apollo became the premiere place for the performing arts and entertainment in Harlem.
As The Apollo Theater celebrates 87 years, it reaffirms its commitment to centering Black art and culture, and continues to be grateful for the support they receive from the global community on the Apollo Digital Stage, where you will find Apollo Uptown Hall: MLK and the Fierce Urgency of Now; Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night; Apollo Live Wire: Aretha! and more on the Apollo Digital Stage.
Educators can connect with The Apollo online at Apollo Theater Education Programs.
Take a look-back at The Apollo Theater at 85 Years.
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