Muhammad Ali and Stevie Wonder at The Apollo, 1963

Muhammad Ali and Stevie Wonder backstage at the Apollo Theatre, in 1963. We think the image was taken before a performance by “Little” Stevie Wonder as he was known at the time (read Robin V., think that’s Ronnie Spector looking at the camera). PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of…

Historic Renovation, $70M Capital Campaign, And Leadership Transition 

Jonelle Procope, President and CEO of the Apollo, announced today that after two decades of leading the iconic cultural and civic non-profit dedicated to providing a platform for Black creativity, she will step down on June 30, 2023. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that…

HWM Pick: One Apollo Night With Grammy Winner Malian Musician Oumou Sangaré At The Apollo Theater In Harlem

World Music Institute in association with The Apollo presents Malian musician and GRAMMY Award-winner Oumou Sangaré for an incredible one-night-only performance at the world-famous Apollo in Harlem, New York.  PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022 apart.

Native Son Presents Black, Queer & Here Town Hall Of Stories, Challenges, And Hopes At The Apollo Theater In Harlem

In celebration of NYC Black Pride, Native Son – the leading organization championing Black gay and queer men – presents Black, Queer and Here, a town hall exploring the intersectionality of the Black LGBTQ community in partnership with Warner Bros. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible…

Apollo Theater Spring Benefit Set With Legends Tyler Perry, Whoopi Goldberg, Kenan Thompson, The Roots And More

The Apollo Theater today announced the 2022 Apollo Spring Benefit, the historic Theater’s largest annual fundraising event, will return as an in-person event on Monday, June 13, 2022, with the theme “The Renaissance Is Now!” PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this…