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PHOTOS: Neon New York Nights

The Apollo Theater, located at West 125th St near Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

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Wicked Musical at the Apollo Victoria Theatre... Been there, done that!!!!... And I would do it again... and again, and again!

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Black History Month: Scenes From The Harlem Renaissance

Duke Ellington performed regularly here, and Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday both launched their careers at the venue’s amateur night. You can say that the Apollo Theater was the ‘Motown’ before Motown. Today, the theater stands as an artifact on the bustling 125th street.

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Apollo Theater. Harlem, New York City (1970’s) I think I went to this very show...I definitely saw Stevie Wonder there at the Apollo in the 70's..

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Sarah Vaughan plays the piano as Duke Ellington and Billy Eckstine look on, circa 1950. The Newark, NJ-born Ms. Vaughan studied piano as a child and went on to win first prize at the Apollo Theater’s famous Amateur Night competition. Billy Eckstine was in the audience that night and before long, Ms. Vaughan would sing with Mr. Eckstine in his band. Her recording of “The Duke Ellington Songbook, Vol. 1 and 2,” is still unmatched for its beauty and brilliance. Photo by Gilles Pet

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The Apollo Theater is one of Harlem and America's most iconic cultural institutions. It was one of the first theaters in New York and the country to have full integrated audiences and employ African Americans/Latinos both onstage and backstage, and plays a central role in the development of American music. http://www.apollotheater.org/about/history. A #PreserveNY candidate.

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Black, Brown, And Beige

Duke Ellington in front of the Apollo Theatre, New York, 1963. Photograph by Richard Avedon.

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New York Love from Prince Memorials: Fans Remember Late Singer

New York Love from Prince Memorials: Fans Remember Late Singer A sign on outside the Apollo Theater in NYC reads "In honor of the beautiful one Prince nothing compares 2 u."

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