Amateur Night: 3.30.11


Amateur Night: Show Off! featured the best of the best competing to advance to Top Dog!

Child Stars of Tomorrow: the audience's support for a Color Purple enthusiast and dance crew was indistinguishable. In a shocking move, two acts were thrilled to leave the Apollo together as winners.

Show Off! challenged the adult contestants and audiences alike. Deciding who advances among former winners can become problematic. Nevertheless, a decision was made. The first place winner faces another challenge. He must compete against his own dance crew during May 11's Top Dog!

Who was it? Find out below!


Shouji Kimura
's (Third Element II) winning streak continues. Shouji won 1st place with his futuristic dance moves and "space ball."

David Tauler's saxophone rendition of Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" brought him 2nd place.

The Professor acquired 3rd place with his harmonica performance of Van Morrison's "Have I Told You Lately."

Alyssa White and Devastation Kidz tied for 1st place in the Child Stars of Tomorrow segment.


The Apollo Theater commissions this new work by Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guests Cafe, Freddy “Huevito” Lobaton, Rudresh Manhanthappa along with Randy Weston, Billy Harper and Lewis Nash that also recasts Chico O’Farrill’s  jazz masterpiece Afro Cuban Jazz Suite 65 years later. MORE>> 


Harlem Jazz Shrines

The Apollo presents seven days of jazz heaven during the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival (May 4-10).  Events include Afro Latin Jazz Suite with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, a Family Showtime, Apollo Music Cafe performances, a Live Wire discussion on Harlem's music legacy and much more. MORE>>


The Apollo's 2013-2014 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 Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, 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.