Apollo Open House: Celebration of Cool and For the Cool Kids
Where: Apollo Theater
253 W. 125th St.
212-531-5300 Price: Free with RSVP
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In celebration of Black History Month, the world famous Apollo Theater opens its doors for a unique and FREE glimpse into the Apollo’s rich history and current programs. This year’s Open House, Celebration of Cool, sponsored by THIRTEEN with support from Firelight Media and WBGO-FM, features multi-media presentations looking back on the Apollo’s place within Black history and a live performance from Apollo Music Café alum Casey Benjamin. This event also includes an advance screening of the documentary American Masters—Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool followed by a panel moderated by NJTV News Correspondent/Anchor and WBGO-FM host, Michael Hill with the documentary’s director, Stanley Nelson along with legendary producer James Mtume, rising jazz superstars Keyon Harrold and Angeleisha “Trumptess” Rogers, drummer and Miles Davis’ nephew Vince Wilburn. Following the panel discussion, Apollo Open House 2020: Celebration of Cool will conclude with an inspired performance by the Keyon Harrold Quintet.
On the soundstage, the Apollo presents Apollo Open House 2020: For the Cool Kids. Hosted by the Apollo Music Café’s Jodine Dorce with Apollo Music Café DJ Hard Hittin’ Harry, this event offers activities for youth, such as performances from the National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s Oom Bop Sh’Bam, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling’s “What is Cool about Harlem,” and ImageNation’s screening of award-winning miniseries, Little Apple.Buy tickets/get more info now