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Visitors may think they know this venerable theater from TV’s Showtime at the Apollo. But as the saying goes, the small screen adds ten pounds: The city’s home of R&B and soul is actually quite cozy. Known for launching the careers of Ella Fitzgerald, Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo, among others at its legendary Amateur Night competition, the Apollo continues to mix veteran talents like Dianne Reeves with younger artists such as the Roots and Lykke Li.
|Venue name:||Apollo Theater|
253 W 125th St
|Cross street:||between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (Seventh Ave) and Frederick Douglass (Eighth Ave) Blvds|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, B, D, 2, 3 to 125th St|
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Average User Rating
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Fabulous historic theater located on 125th Street. Went to see Prophets of Rage and the venue is fantastic. Orchestra seats on first level are good from any angle. Famous artists who have performed there are in plaques in the sidewalk out front. Smaller than I thought, but sound and lights were incredible.