Apollo in the Classroom: Rhythm and Blues

Teaching and Learning at the Apollo Apollo in the Classroom series offers a unique opportunity for educators and school administrators from around the country to engage with Apollo teaching artists…

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The Apollo’s Career Panel series provides a behind-the-scenes look at lesser-known careers in arts and entertainment and shines a spotlight on people of color working in creative industries. Part panel…

The Sound of Social Justice

For centuries, Black artists have used music as a form of protest and to bring people together to fight for freedom. For this Live Wire event, Apollo Fellow and arts…

Resistance and Healing: Engaging The Ring Shout

The ring shout is the oldest known African American performance tradition surviving on the North American continent. A fusion of call-and-response singing, percussion, and expressive and formalized movement, it has…

Kuzaliwa: A Harlem Walking Tour with Black Gotham Experience

Derived from the Swahili word meaning “birth,” Kuzaliwa is a suite of creative works by Kamau Ware and the Black Gotham Experience that reflect upon the legacies of the Harlem…

New Black Fest: The Harlem Renaissance Then & Now

Robyne Walker-Murphy explores the impact and transformative power of Black artists of the past and today with contemporary artists, Zora Howard (award winning playwright and screenwriter) and Carl Hancock Rux…

From the Archives

Tune in for the latest Apollo Live Wire from the Archives with Derrick León Washington, cultural anthropologist, curator and dancer, as he guides audiences through a behind-the-scenes look at how static materials usually associated…

Costume Design – Telling the Story and Creating the Character

The Apollo’s Career Panel series provides a behind-the-scenes look at lesser-known careers in arts and entertainment and shines a spotlight on people of color working in creative industries. Part panel…

Healing, Joy and Liberation: Mental Health and the Arts

Artistic and creative practices have long been thought to have positive effects on mental health and wellness, transmuting traumatic feelings and their effects into opportunities for introspection, creation, and celebration…

In Conversation: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Black Thought

Hailed as “our most vital public intellectual” (Vanity Fair), MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Ta-Nehisi Coates has graced the Apollo stage many times including the theatrical premiere of his seminal work Between…