Apollo Theater

The Apollo Theater is a neoclassical-style music hall, which was built in 1913 to 1914 by the architect George Keister. The Apollo Theater is a landmark cultural center and entertainment venue in Harlem, New York. When it was originally built, African Americans were banned from attending or performing there. Ironically, it is now one of the best-known theaters in the world for African American entertainment. In that respect, there are several notable performers like Billie Holiday, Pearl Bailey, Sammy Davis Jr., James Brown, King Curtis, Diana Ross, Parliament-Funkadelic, Wilson Pickett, and so on, who are synonymous with the Apollo Theater. It was originally built as Hurtig and Seamon’s New Burlesque Theatre and later renamed as the Apollo Theater in 1934, when it was no ...

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