Nicknamed “The Showpl Read more [...]
Place Category: Attractions
253 W. 125th St.
(Frederick Douglass Blvd.)
Before American Idol and Star Search, there was Amateur Night at the Apollo, a raucous talent contest that began in 1934 and counted 15-year old Ella Fitzgerald among its first winners. Since then, amateurs and professionals alike have flocked to this legendary stage. Today, the Apollo is a living monument to the Harlem Renaissance and a magnet for talent (recent performers have included Janelle Monae, Paul McCartney, and Patti LaBelle). Think you’ve got what it takes to wow the famously opinionated crowd? Amateur Night is still held several times a month…