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Pianist Kofi Boakye Is The $20,000 Winner of Apollo's Amateur Night Photo Pianist Kofi Boakye Is The $20,000 Winner of Apollo's Amateur Night
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2022

The winner of America's longest running talent show Amateur Night at The Apollo, pianist Kofi Boakye, was crowned at the show's grand finale after he performed his signature version of 'Say Yes' by Floetry.

$20,000 Winner of The Apollo's Amateur Night to be Crowned This Month Photo $20,000 Winner of The Apollo's Amateur Night to be Crowned This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

The winner of America’s longest running talent show, Amateur Night at The Apollo will be crowned. From a global pool of vocalists, rappers, dancers, instrumentalists, comedians, spoken-word artists, and other performers, one talented entertainer will be taking home the highly coveted Amateur Night Grand Prize.

Jonelle Procope, President and CEO of the Apollo, to Step Down in 2023 Photo Jonelle Procope, President and CEO of the Apollo, to Step Down in 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2022

Jonelle Procope, President and CEO of the Apollo, after two decades of leading the iconic cultural and civic non-profit dedicated to providing a platform for Black creativity, will step down on June 30, 2023.

The Apollo's Music Café & Comedy Club to Return Live in October Photo The Apollo's Music Café & Comedy Club to Return Live in October
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022

The Apollo kicks off Apollo Comedy Club and Apollo Music Café shows, starting Thursday, October 6. Performances will take place on Apollo’s Soundstage on October 6, 7, and 8. Doors open at 9PM EST. Shows begin at 10PM EST. Tickets start at $26.50.

The Apollo to Hold In-Person & Online Auditions for Amateur Night in September Photo The Apollo to Hold In-Person & Online Auditions for Amateur Night in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2022

On Saturday, September 24, the Apollo will hold in-person auditions for its signature program, Amateur Night at the Apollo, the quintessential talent competition and one of the longest-running events in the world. 

The Kennedy Center Announces Participants of the 22nd Annual Betty Carter's JAZZ AHEA Photo The Kennedy Center Announces Participants of the 22nd Annual Betty Carter's JAZZ AHEAD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

The Kennedy Center’s international jazz career development program announced the participants of the 22nd annual Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead (BCJA) program. The two-week residency includes training in performance, composing, and career development.

Whoopi Goldberg, The Roots, Tyler Perry, Kenan Thompson & More to Take Part in Apollo Photo Whoopi Goldberg, The Roots, Tyler Perry, Kenan Thompson & More to Take Part in Apollo Theater 2022 Spring Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

The¬†Apollo Theater¬†today announced the¬†2022¬†Apollo Spring Benefit, the historic Theater‚Äôs largest annual fundraising event, will return as an in-person event on¬†Monday, June 13,¬†with¬†the theme ‚ÄúThe Renaissance Is Now!‚ÄĚ

The Apollo Theater, ACO & NBT to Present THE GATHERING: A COLLECTIVE SONIC RING SHOUT Photo The Apollo Theater, ACO & NBT to Present THE GATHERING: A COLLECTIVE SONIC RING SHOUT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

On Saturday, May 7 at 8:00 pm ET live and in-person, three major, mission-aligned organizations-the Apollo and American Composers Orchestra (ACO), with co-curation by National Black Theatre (NBT)- will present The Gathering: A Collective Sonic Ring Shout.

American Composers Orchestra & The Apollo Theater Co-Present THE GATHERING - A COLLEC Photo American Composers Orchestra & The Apollo Theater Co-Present THE GATHERING - A COLLECTIVE SONIC RING SHOUT
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2022

American Composers Orchestra continues its 2021-2022 season, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and President Melissa Ngan, with The Gathering: A Collective Sonic Ring Shout co-presented by ACO and the Apollo Theater and co-curated with National Black Theatre in partnership with Gateways Music Festival and Harlem Chamber Players, on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 8pm at the Apollo.

New Black Fest at the Apollo to Launch This Week Photo New Black Fest at the Apollo to Launch This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

 This month marks the launch of New Black Fest at the Apollo, a festival celebrating contemporary Black playwrights from across the nation. On April 22, 23, and 25 at 7pm, audiences will have the opportunity to see original works by 18 playwrights, each commissioned by the Apollo and New Black Fest co-founder Keith Josef Adkins.