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

byTed FoxIllustratorJames Otis Smith

February 25, 2020|
Showtime At The Apollo: The Epic Tale Of Harlem's Legendary Theater by Ted Fox
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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 ...
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Title:Showtime At The Apollo: The Epic Tale Of Harlem's Legendary Theater
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 9.25 X 6 X 1.1 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 9.25 X 6 X 1.1 in
Published:February 25, 2020
Publisher:Abrams ComicArts
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:13
ISBN - 13:9781419739255

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