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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: President and Chief Executive Officer of the Apollo Theater Jonelle Procope and LL Cool J attend Prince Walk of Fame Induction and 2016 Spring Gala at The Apollo Theater on June 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Shahar Azran/W

Photo Flash: Apollo Theater Hosts Spring Gala, Featuring LL Cool J, Prince Tribute & More
 Last evening, the Apollo Theater celebrated its 11th Annual Spring Gala raising $1.7M for its year-round artistic and community programming initiatives.  The concert portion of the evening was hosted by LL COOL J, and opened with the dynamic dancing duo Laurent & Larry Bourgeois of Les Twins.  The concert also featured performances by legendary R&B group, The O'Jays including rousing version of Love Train, The Backstabbers, For the Love of Money and more.  Rising star vocalist, Leon Bridges brought the crowd to its feet with a performance of Mustang Sally and vocalist Andra Day performed her hit song City Burns,followed by a touching performance of Unforgettable in tribute to legendary songstress Natalie Cole. Host LL COOL J also joined DJ D-Nice for a tribute to Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest - one of several iconic artists lost in 2016. 

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