Apollo Music Cafe, June 3 & 4, 2011. Eileen Lang is a visual artist and fashion editor.  Her whole life has been surrounded by the arts and nature. These two serve as the driving forces behind her work. Exposure to the arts as a youngster trained her eye for the finer details and established a hunger to express herself creatively.  Living where natural occurring beauty is abundant has developed her affinity for its forms and features.  Most recently, she finds herself on shores once more, having grown up on the coastline of California, she now appreciates Long Island’s sandy beaches, and vibrant forests. Eileen states, “…whether they are moving, living, simple or complex, it is incredible how the processes of natural beauty can create such masterpieces, and this is at the core of my inspiration.”  She primarily utilizes paper as a backdrop. And is captivated by the way it partners with pigments to create a beautiful, almost natural process.  Recently, she has begun experimenting with India & Sumi Ink on photography paper—taking inspiration from the great Suminagashi masters of the Far East. Her works are simple, yet full of vitality and movement, which captures the essentials of form.


The Apollo Theater and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Harlem Nights/ U Street Lights an adventurous three-part program, exploring the deep musical connections between the Harlem and DC jazz scenes. Curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz, Jason Moran. MORE>>


A new batch of artists won't quit until they're a star on Broadway in this special edition of Amateur Night: Broadway Night. Superstar Billy Porter, a 2013 Tony Award-winner for Best Actor in a Musical for Kinky Boots, shows them how it's done with a very special performance sure to bring the roof down. MORE>>


The Apollo's 2014-2015 season is made possible by lead support from Citi, the Coca-Cola Company, Troy and Keisha Dixon, Folonari Wines and Cavicchioli 1928, the Ford Foundation Fund for Global Programs, the Hearst Foundations, Robert K. Kraft, The Parsons Family Foundation, the Ronald O. Perelman Family Foundation, JoAnn Price, Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, Earl W. and Amanda Stafford, Time Warner Inc., the Reginald Van Lee New Works Fund, the Apollo Board of Directors and many other generous donors.
Lead annual support is also provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.