On Tuesday, May 24, The Lorraine Hansberry Awards, presented by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and Woodie King, Jr., New Federal Theatre Artistic Director, will honor five women: Micki Continue Reading →
Bob Marley, Muddy Waters, B. B. King, Carlos Santana, Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix all played at the Apollo Theater and they all played Gibson guitars sometime in their Continue Reading →
Bounce, the first and only multi-platform entertainment network targeting African Americans and Brown Sugar, Bounce’s popular subscription streaming service, will team up for a major Black Music Month tribute this Continue Reading →
Ntozake Shange, October 18, 1948 – October 27, 2018, was an American playwright and poet. As a Black feminist, she addressed issues relating to race and Black power in much Continue Reading →
Charles Henry “Charlie” Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942) was an American swing and jazz guitarist who lived and played the electric guitar throughout Harlem.
“Every day I wish I was as strong as my enslaved ancestors. When I look at what it’s going to take to build this museum, I take great comfort in Continue Reading →
The Apollo Theater has transformed the lives of many singers that performed on its stage such as Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Lauryn Hill.