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Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem’s Legendary Theater (2018)

by Ted Fox

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Since its inception as an African-American theater in 1934, the Apollo, and the thousands of entertainers who performed there, have led the way in the presentation of swing, bebop, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, soul, funk and hip-hop-along with the latest in dance and comedy. The Apollo has nurtured and featured thousands of artists, many of whom have become legends. The beauty they have given the world-their art-transcends the hatred, ignorance, and intolerance that often made their lives difficult. Today, the Apollo enjoys an almost mythical status. With its breathtaking art, this graphic novel adaptation of Showtime at the Apollo brings to life the theaters legendary significance in music history, African American history, and to the culture of New York City.… (more)

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Jay-Z wraps up his 2007 American Gangster Live tour back home in Harlem at the Apollo Theater in New York City.
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This 2018 graphic novel is adapted from the prose work Showtime at the Apollo: The Story of Harlem's World Famous Theater by Ted Fox, published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston in 1983; Da Capo Press in 1993; and Mill Road Enterprises in 2003.
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