Sébastien Bordenave/Photo credit: ERIC SCHWAB / AFP 08:42, September 26, 2023Published by Glénat, the comic strip "Showtime at the Apollo, the history of the legendary theater of Harlem" traces the incredible history of the mythical New York theater located in the heart of Harlem. The biggest names in jazz and even pop stars have left their mark here.
It is a legendary hall. In New York, in the heart of Harlem, the city's historic black district, the Apollo theater welcomed all the soul of American soul. The biggest names in jazz and even pop stars have left their mark here. The story of this mythical place is told in a comic strip entitled "Showtime at the Apollo, the history of the legendary theater of Harlem" published by Glénat.
The Apollo theater has produced many celebrities. Singer Pharell Williams gave a concert there before joining its board of directors. Obama held a fundraiser in this theater. Michael Jackson gave his last live concert there. The mythical theater also hosted a vigil during the death of James Brown, coffin opened on the remains of the singer.
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The comic also narrates the amateur evenings of the theater every Wednesday night. This evening has existed since 1934. Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald all triumphed during the amateur evening. Others have experienced failures like Lauryn Hill. Success would come later for the hip-hop and R'n'B singer. A comic book that lives up to the myth.