Monday, June 13, 2016

Apollo Theater Legends Hall of Fame

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The famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, dates back to the mid-19th century when Civil War General Edward Ferrero founded Apollo Hall as a dance hall and ballroom. In 1872, his lease expired and the building was converted to a theater. It closed shortly before the turn of the century, but the Apollo Theater resurfaced around 1913 in a new building at 253 West 125th Street. It declined again in the 1960s and ‘70s, but was revived in 1983. It gained fame over the years for featuring almost exclusively African-American performers.

In recent years, they launched their own Walk of Fame (also called the Legends Hall of Fame). There doesn’t seem to be a complete list of inductees, but here’s what the DMDB has compiled from various sources:


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