Address Apollo Theater 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA

A must-see venue for all fans of funk, jazz, soul and blues, the Apollo Theater had a complicated beginning.

It was in 1913 that the Apollo Theater was built. It was then called the Hurting and Seamon’s New Burlesque Theater and was then strictly reserved for a white audience. Later, at the end of Prohibition, in the middle of the Harlem Renaissance, in front of the rise of the jazz clubs, the place changes its name several times to become the Apollo Theater in 1935. On its stage, big bands and big names like Count Basie and Duke Ellington were paraded. It was the beginning of a new era, and it became inconceivable not to put the theater on your itinerary when you wanted to play in the city and be a part of the world’s contemporary music scene. One often comes to the Apollo to reveal oneself. To explode on stage, in front of a conquered audience.

Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ben E. King, The Isley Brothers, Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill or The Jackson Five, among others, have all done their thing here. Just like James Brown, the godfather of soul, whose music resounded several times between these illustrious walls.

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Fanspots Stories New York

Fanspots Stories New York

Discover the secrets of the cult places of the greatest masterpieces of pop culture in New York!

The world capital of pop culture, New York embodies unbridled creative freedom. The city that never sleeps has been the muse of a large number of directors, actors, screenwriters, singers, musicians, cartoonists and writers…

Many have passed on their fascination for the city to the general public and made some of its places famous worldwide, making them into the legend of pop culture. These are the secrets of a hundred of them revealed in this first volume of the Fanspots Stories collection.

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Spider-Man, Ghostbusters, Superman, Leonard Cohen, Led Zeppelin…

Directed by a team of pop culture specialists and embellished with many anecdotes, Fanspots Stories New York tells more than just a story: these are some of the most fascinating stories in pop culture.

Fanspot Stories New York
100 pop cults
a unique and new concept
224 pages of fun
a beautiful large-format book 24 x 30, round back slicefil

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