"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment"

An uptown mainstay and cultural institution, the Apollo Theater is the focus of this expansive exhibition. Historical details about the Harlem spot's early racial integration and pioneering support of African-American talent is displayed alongside videos, recordings, photographs and album covers of influential artists who rocked the stage. Instruments, costumes and accessories from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, James Brown, the Supremes and others are a draw for music lovers of all ages.