The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York, NY, 2015 - Franck Bohbot

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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..

The Apollo Theatre was a Broadway theatre located at 223 West Street in Manhattan, New York City.

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.

Black History Month: Scenes From The Harlem Renaissance

Apollo Theater Chicago Saturday 12/1! Buy your tickets from us now!

Apollo Theater Chicago Saturday Buy your tickets from us now!

125TH STREET, HARLEM, NY. May, 1993 - This fellow calls himself "Dancing Harry." He can usually be found near the world famous Apollo Theater making his moves on a slick board to the sounds of Soul Brother #1 James Brown.

May, 1993 - This fellow calls himself "Dancing Harry." He can usually be found near the world famous Apollo Theater making his moves on a slick board to the sounds of Soul Brother James Brown. By Ozier Muhammad

D&B Array as seen at the Apollo Theater in Harlem

D&B Array as seen at the Apollo Theater in Harlem

PHOTOGRAPHY - Lempertz (Diane Arbus, "Female Impersonators at the Apollo Theater") nude wall

Bid now on Two Female Impersonators Backstage, N. by Diane Arbus. View a wide Variety of artworks by Diane Arbus, now available for sale on artnet Auctions.

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

Sarah Vaughan plays the piano as Duke Ellington and Billy Eckstine look on, circa 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

Musicians Willie Nelson, B.B. King and Eric Clapton are photographed for Vanity Fair Magazine on June 2, 2003 in the back alley of the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.

Musicians Willie Nelson, B.B. King and Eric Clapton are photographed for Vanity Fair Magazine on June 2, 2003 in the back alley of the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.

Chorus girls at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, 1936 by Lucien Aigner, who was originally from Hungary. He emigrated to the United States to avoid Nazi persecution. Technically an “enemy alien,” he was prohibited from photographing war-related subjects. He noted that he “photographed black people when it was not good manners.” He was also the brother of designer Etienne Aigner.

vintage everyday: Chorus Girls at Harlem Theater, 1936 - Chorus Girls at Harlem Theater, 1936 (Photo: Lucien Aigner/© Corbis)

Detroit's Fox Theatre marquee — The Motortown Revue 1966

Growing Up in Detroit in the 50s and 60s

This is the famous Fox Theater on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit. This is circa during the glorious era of Motown. Check out who's on the marque.

Bruno Mars - Live At The Apollo Theater [Official Trailer] (November 29th on CBS

Bruno Mars - Live At The Apollo Theater [Official Trailer] (November 29th on CBS

Sam Smith - Lay Me Down (Live At The Apollo Theater) DAMN SPEECHLESS ....NICE VOICE

Sam Smith - Lay Me Down (Live At The Apollo Theater) ► I know this is a an old-fashioned word but it fits. Ladies This will make you swoon. His voice is almost orgasmic!

Gladys Bentley was a lively, piano-playing blues and jazz singer. Hailing from Trinidad, Bentley performed at speakeasies (including Clam House, the most notorious gay speakeasy) across the country, clad in her famous tuxedo and top hat, boasting her sexuality, raunchy lyrics, and play on gender identity. Bentley penned a memoir, "If This Be Sin," joining other queer black intellectuals and performers in Harlem.

Evolution of a community: One woman's stunning collection of lesbians throughout the past 150 years

American blues singer Gladys Bentley - poses with bandleader Willie Bryant - outside the Apollo Theater where posters advertise a performance by Bryant & his band, New York, New York, April (Photo by Frank Driggs Collection/Getty IMages) (Harlem

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