Must-See Arts & Culture

by Alyssa Grossman, 08/13/2013

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  • Apollo Theater 
    Harlem's landmark Apollo Theater has been open continually since 1934, bringing audiences unforgettable performances from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, all of whom played at Amateur Night long before they became household names. It's a milestone year for the Apollo, which is in the midst of celebrating its 80th anniversary. An exciting lineup of fall programing includes choreographer Otis Sallid's tribute to a legend, James Brown Project: Get on the Good Foot (October 22–26); be sure to stick around after the show for a dance party. Unspeakable: A Dramatic Fantasia (November 1 and 2) recounts the life and comedic mastery of Richard Pryor. And the Apollo ushers in the holiday season as only it can with Ellington at Christmas (December 7), where audiences will be treated to selections from Nutcracker Suite and Ellington's Sacred Music. The program's star-studded cast includes Savion Glover and Lizz Wright, along with the Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir and local dance students. 

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