Tag: Apollo Theater
Harlem’s Apollo Theater recently unveiled its “Walk of Fame”. Gold plaques have been embedded into the sidewalk out front to commemorate African American musical icons. Built in 1914, the Apollo jump started the careers of countless jazz, soul, and R&B artists, ranging from Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan to D’Angelo and Lauryn Hill.
Jessica Care Moore’s God is Not An American fuses poetry and music poetry and music to explore the concept of God, race, the war in Iraq, genocide and other social and political issues.
Last week Soul Men starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, and Isaac Hayes premiered at the Apollo Theater.Â The movie opens nationwide November 7th. According to the Soul Men website, “Â Samuel L. Jackson (Louis) and Bernie Mac (Floyd) were a popular singing duo back in the day, who went their own way to never speak again.Â [...]