Showtime At The Apollo: The Epic Tale Of Harlem's Legendary Theater by Ted FoxShowtime At The Apollo: The Epic Tale Of Harlem's Legendary Theater by Ted Fox

Showtime At The Apollo: The Epic Tale Of Harlem's Legendary Theater

byTed FoxIllustratorJames Otis Smith

Hardcover | January 8, 2019

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Writer Ted Fox and artist James Otis Smith bring to life Harlem’s legendary theater in this graphic novel adaptation of Fox’s definitive, critically acclaimed history of the Apollo.
 
Since its inception as an African-American theater in 1934, the Apollo, and the thousands of entertainers who performed there, have led the way in the presentation of swing, bebop, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, soul, funk and hip-hop—along with the latest in dance and comedy. The Apollo has nurtured and featured thousands of artists, many of whom have become legends. The beauty they have given the world—their art—transcends the hatred, ignorance, and intolerance that often made their lives difficult. Today, the Apollo enjoys an almost mythical status. With its breathtaking art, this graphic novel adaptation of Showtime at the Apollo brings to life the theater’s legendary significance in music history, African American history, and to the culture of New York City.
 
TED FOX is the author of Showtime at the Apollo: The Story of Harlem’s World Famous Theater—the definitive and only full-scale history of Harlem’s legendary showplace and the source material for this graphic novel adaptation—and In the Groove, a collection of interviews with those who have shaped the music industry. He is also a produc...
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Title:Showtime At The Apollo: The Epic Tale Of Harlem's Legendary TheaterFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1.12 inShipping dimensions:9.25 × 6 × 1.12 inPublished:January 8, 2019Publisher:Abrams ComicArtsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419731386

ISBN - 13:9781419731389

Appropriate for ages: 13

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If you love the Apollo, this book is for you! If you’ve never heard of it, this book is for you! Have you listened to any American music from the 20th century? This book is for you!... A dynamic, fact-filled ­offering for teens curious about musical ­history.”