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Harlem's Apollo Theater To Honor Blues Singer Billie Holiday

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The Apollo Theater is planning events to commemorate the 100th birthday of blues singer Billie Holiday.

The legendary American jazz vocalist was born on April 7, 1915, in Philadelphia and died in 1959 in New York City at age 44. 131 more words


Success at the Apollo - Variety

VARIETY  July 10, 1935, p16

“Already the ofays* are discovering the heated colored entertainment holding forth at the Apollo on 125th, off 7th avenue. It’s the only colored vaudfilmer in that belt, under a pooling arrangement between Sydney S. 236 more words

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Amateur Night returns to the Apollo

(PIX11)– For 81 years of bright lights and smooth sounds, one New York City stage separated the real from the fakes– and music legends were made. 270 more words