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Showtime at the Apollo : the epic tale of Harlem's legendary theater / written by Ted Fox ; illustrated by James Otis Smith.

Fox, Ted, 1954- (author.). Fox, Ted, 1954- Graphic novelization of (work): Showtime at the Apollo. (Added Author). Smith, James Otis, (artist.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 741.5 (Text) 33062009334500 YA Graphic Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419731389
  • ISBN: 1419731386
  • Physical Description: xv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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).
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Fox, Ted, 1954- Showtime at the Apollo > Adaptations > Comic books, strips, etc.
Apollo Theater (New York, N.Y. : 125th Street) > Comic books, strips, etc.
African American theater > New York (State) > New York > History > 20th century > Comic books, strips, etc.
African American entertainers > Comic books, strips, etc.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) > New York (State) > New York > Comic books, strips, etc.
New York (N.Y.) > Buildings, structures, etc. > Comic books, strips, etc.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > History > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.

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