Apollo Theater
Gladys Knight On The Importance Of The Apollo

The Apollo Theater on 125th street in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, is a famous venue that has launched the careers of many African-American performers. The Apollo Theater opened on January 26, 1934. The Apollo went on to host Showtime at the Apollo, which was a nationally syndicated television show from 1987 to 2008 that showcased new talent. In this video, Gladys Knight of Gladys Knight and the Pips discusses how performing at the Apollo helped to launch her career.

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