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Since the 1920s famed Harlem Renaissance, Harlem has epitomized black creativity and culture. But will that remain true as time and gentrification change the neighborhood? Some of the neighborhood's leading arts organizations will gather during Apollo Uptown Hall: Harlem's Culture - Past. Present! Future? to celebrate landmark anniversaries and to discuss how they plan to maintain relevance in a changing community. Participating organizations include the African-American Day Parade Committee, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre, and HARLEM WEEK, Inc. Free and open to the public, RSVP tickets required and available via ApolloTheater.org or the Apollo Box Office.
253 West 125th St
New York, NY
Since its inception in 1934, the Apollo has been at the epicenter of African-American culture and a driving force in shaping America’s music landscape. From the days of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong to Michael Jackson, Jay-Z and beyond, the Apollo has secured its place in history as America’s most iconic cross-cultural venue.
The Apollo’s Institutional artistic vision and performance programs center are grounded in the following:
• Celebrates and re-envisions the Apollo’s and Harlem’s legacy in a more forward-looking, contemporary way
• Creates forum for emerging artists and curators
• Supports new directions for mid-career and established artists
• Develops and presents new and cutting edge multi-disciplinary work
• Values culturally diverse artists and audiences
• Promotes an intimate and engaged experience for audiences
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