San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Apollo Live Wire events are free and open to the public. Audiences include students, professionals, and other individuals with a desire to hear an engaging conversation, while increasing their knowledge of the subject matter. Apollo Live Wire discussions focus on topics pertinent to the history of the Apollo Theater and the Theater’s role in shaping American entertainment.
On Thursday, May 9 Harlem Historian John Reddick takes us on a journey back to the 1800 - 1900s to meet some of the musicians, singers, and songwriters who helped shape Harlem’s music legacy. Mr. Reddick will be accompanied by special guest choreographer Ken Roberson and singer Lady Leah to demonstrate and discuss examples of the evolution of jazz music from throughout that time period.
Join in on the discussion! Tweet us your questions at @ApolloEd using #ApolloLW and John may answer them during the event!
This program is presented as a part of the 2013 Harlem Jazz Shrines celebrating Harlem’s Historic Jazz Venues: Apollo Theater, Showman’s, Minton’s Playhouse, The Baby Grand, Cotton Club, The Alhambra Ballroom, Sugar Cane Club, Clark Monroe’s Uptown House. http://www.harlemjazzshrines.org
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Apollo Theater Education Program
About the Apollo Education Program
The Apollo Theater Education Program extends the Apollo’s commitment to enhancing the life of the community. The Education Program focuses on four distinct areas of learning and engagement: residencies, workshops and tours for schools; curriculum materials aligned to state and national learning standards and study guides derived from the Theater’s history; career development for teens and adults through the Apollo Theater Academy; and discussions and lectures for the public that highlight the history of the Apollo and its impact on American art, culture and entertainment.
About the Apollo Theater
Since introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, the Apollo Theater has played a major role in the emergence of innovative musical genres including jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues, soul and hip-hop. Based on its cultural significance and architecture, the Apollo Theater received state and city landmark designation in 1983 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.