Monday, April 25 at 7:00 pm
The Apollo Legacy: Hip Hop!
In the late 1980s, the television series It’s Showtime at the Apollo was one of the first national platforms for local hip hop artists. Join legendary hip hop performer and one of the originators of the human beat box Doug E. Fresh, former host of It’s Showtime at the Apollo, for an evening of performance and conversation about the relationship between hip hop and the Apollo Theater, withMark Anthony Neal, co-editor of That’s the Joint!: The Hip Hop Studies Reader(Routledge, 2011). Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment and in collaboration with the Apollo Theater and the Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem.
Reservations requested; $5 general admission.
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