The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York, NY, 2015 - Franck Bohbot

Franck Bohbot : Les couleurs de la nuit

The legendary Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York, NY, 2015 - Franck Bohbot

Duke Ellington performed regularly here, and Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday both launched their careers at the venue’s amateur night. You can say that the Apollo Theater was the ‘Motown’ before Motown. Today, the theater stands as an artifact on the bustling 125th street.

Black History Month: Scenes From The Harlem Renaissance

Apollo Theater, Harlem Renaissance was very popular place and still is. If you look close you will notice that the marque says that is says Duke Ellington is performing. And in the he was very popular artist was well respected.

Chorus girls at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, 1936 by Lucien Aigner, who was originally from Hungary. He emigrated to the United States to avoid Nazi persecution. Technically an “enemy alien,” he was prohibited from photographing war-related subjects. He noted that he “photographed black people when it was not good manners.” He was also the brother of designer Etienne Aigner.

vintage everyday: Chorus Girls at Harlem Theater, 1936 - Chorus Girls at Harlem Theater, 1936 (Photo: Lucien Aigner/© Corbis)

Singer set to take the stage at the iconic Apollo Theater

The First Trailer for Bruno Mars' TV Special Is Here!

Singer set to take the stage at the iconic Apollo Theater

Bruno Mars - Live At The Apollo Theater [Official Trailer] (November 29th on CBS)

Bruno Mars - Live At The Apollo Theater [Official Trailer] (November 29th on CBS)

125TH STREET, HARLEM, NY. May, 1993 - This fellow calls himself "Dancing Harry." He can usually be found near the world famous Apollo Theater making his moves on a slick board to the sounds of Soul Brother #1 James Brown.

May, 1993 - This fellow calls himself "Dancing Harry." He can usually be found near the world famous Apollo Theater making his moves on a slick board to the sounds of Soul Brother James Brown. By Ozier Muhammad

New post on Getmybuzzup- Bruno Mars to Perform Live At The Apollo Theater [Official Trailer]- http://getmybuzzup.com/?p=831188- Please Share

New post on Getmybuzzup- Bruno Mars to Perform Live At The Apollo Theater [Official Trailer]- http://getmybuzzup.com/?p=831188- Please Share

PHOTOGRAPHY - Lempertz (Diane Arbus, "Female Impersonators at the Apollo Theater") nude wall

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Bruno Mars - Live At The Apollo Theater [Official Trailer] (November 29t...

Bruno Mars - Live At The Apollo Theater [Official Trailer] (November 29t...

Rehearsing Letterman last night in LA! Now head to NYC today. We are playing the APOLLO THEATER tomorrow! #LNFL

Rehearsing Letterman last night in LA! Now head to NYC today. We are playing the APOLLO THEATER tomorrow! #LNFL

Sarah Vaughan plays the piano as Duke Ellington and Billy Eckstine look on, circa 1950. The Newark, NJ-born Ms. Vaughan studied piano as a child and went on to win first prize at the Apollo Theater’s famous Amateur Night competition. Billy Eckstine was in the audience that night and before long, Ms. Vaughan would sing with Mr. Eckstine in his band. Her recording of “The Duke Ellington Songbook, Vol. 1 and 2,” is still unmatched for its beauty and brilliance. Photo by Gilles Pet

Sarah Vaughan plays the piano as Duke Ellington and Billy Eckstine look on, circa The Newark, NJ-born Ms. Vaughan studied piano as a child and went on to win first prize at the Apollo Theater’s famous Amateur Night competition. Billy Eckstine was in

The body of musician James Brown lies in repose during a viewing at the Apollo Theater on December 28, 2006 in New York City.

The body of musician James Brown lies in repose during a viewing at the Apollo Theater on December 28, 2006 in New York City.

The body of James Brown lies in repose during a viewing at the Apollo theater on December 28, 2006 in New York City.

The body of James Brown lies in repose during a viewing at the Apollo theater on December 28, 2006 in New York City.

Guns N' Roses - 2017.07.20 - Apollo Theater, NY (PRO Audio)

Guns N' Roses - 2017.07.20 - Apollo Theater, NY (PRO Audio)

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