Showtime at the Apollo : the epic tale of Harlem's legendary theater / written by Ted Fox ; illustrated by James Otis Smith.
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|Bethlehem Main Library||741.5 (Text)||33062009334500||YA Graphic||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781419731389
- ISBN: 1419731386
- Physical Description: xv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 
- Copyright: ©2018
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1. The Apollo: home -- 2. Harlem before the Apollo -- 3. The 1930s: swingin' -- 4. Amateur night and the Apollo audience -- 5. The 1940s: boppin' -- 6. The 1950s: rockin' -- 7. Roots: blues and gospel at the Apollo -- 8. The 1960s: soulful -- 9. The 1970s: funky -- Afterword. How the Apollo got its groove back (the end; and a new beginning).
Since its inception as an African-American theater in 1934, the Apollo, and the thousands of entertainers who performed there, have led the way in the presentation of swing, bebop, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, soul, funk and hip-hop-along with the latest in dance and comedy. The Apollo has nurtured and featured thousands of artists, many of whom have become legends. The beauty they have given the world-their art-transcends the hatred, ignorance, and intolerance that often made their lives difficult. Today, the Apollo enjoys an almost mythical status. With its breathtaking art, this graphic novel adaptation of Showtime at the Apollo brings to life the theaters legendary significance in music history, African American history, and to the culture of New York City.
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