Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem’s Legendary Theater

Jacket art for graphic novel Showtime At the Apollo

  • Contributors: written by Ted Fox ; illustrated by James Otis Smith.
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  • Summary: Since it opened as a showplace for black talent on January 23rd, 1934, the Apollo Theater, and the many entertainers who performed there, have led the way in the presentation of swing, bebop, rhythm & blues, jazz, gospel, soul, funk and hip-hop music - along with the latest in dance and comedy. The Apollo has nurtured and featured thousands of artists, many of whom have become legends. Today, the Apollo enjoys an almost mythical status. This graphic novel adaptation of Ted Fox's "Showtime at the Apollo" brings to life the theater's legendary significance in music history, black history and the cultural heritage of New York City.
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  • Number of Pages: 224
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  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Publisher: Abrams Comicarts
  • ISBN: 9781419731389

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