During its heyday, the Apollo Theater probably exerted a greater influence upon popular culture than any other entertainment venue in the world. This primarily black theater presented the finest black entertainers performing the most innovative material of their day. For African-Americans it was perhaps the most important cultural institution — not just the greatest black theater, but also a special place to come of age emotionally, professionally, socially and politically.
James Brown, the Jackson Five, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Sarah Vaughan. Just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how many careers that the Apollo Theater helped launch. Millions of people tuned in every week to see acts from all over come take their shot at fame. Today the theater turns 80 so lets all take a moment to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY and thanks for everything you’ve done for our culture.
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