An Apollo Legend

An Apollo Legend

Decades before American Idol and America's Got Talent captured the attention of millons on TV, the world renowned Apollo Theater in Harlem started hosting its popular Amateur Night, which launched the careers of Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, and Jimi Hendrix, among many other famous African American artists. Still as vibrant and popular today as it was in 1934, one night a week the stage becomes an amateur's battleground, where emotions run high and dreams are both made and broken.

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Main credits

Sacha, Bob (film producer)

Other credits

Reporting & editing, Ricky Montalvo, Bernadette Tuazon, Evan Vucci.


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Distributor subjects

African American Studies, American Studies, Creativity, Cultural Anthropology, Harlem, Music, New York City, Performace Artists, Sociology, Urban Studies
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MediaStorm, Bob Sacha, multimedia, Brian Storm, Ricky Montalvo, Bernadette Tuazon, Evan Vucci, Harlem, Apollo Theater, Amateur Night, black theatre; "An Apollo Legend"; MediaStorm