Apollo Theater

253 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027
212-531-5305
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Stars such as Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Michael Jackson, and Lauryn Hill got their start at this theater, built in 1913. After a period of disuse and abuse, the theater was acquired by the state of New York in 1991 and is currently undergoing renovations. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the city, a tour can be had for not much more than the cost of a movie, and the Apollo still hosts its world-famous Amateur Night on Wednesdays at 7:30pm.

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