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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||Contact:|
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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The energy of this iconic theater is magnetic. It's practically impossible to not have a good time. Like any venue the drinks and food are really expensive (and they won't let you bring anything inside) but it's 100% worth the Amateur Night show. The energetic MC's keep the enthusiasm up and attendees get the chance to see a range of artistic styles and performances. Watching the show is only half the fun - as the crowd is always encouraged to interact.