Those Places Thursday: The Apollo Theater

     I went to Harlem for the first time in June of 2010 to visit the places my mother had frequented as she was growing up in New York.

     During my research trip to Harlem, New York, one of the places I visited was the Apollo Theater, and I had the opportunity to attend “Amateur Night at the Apollo” two times.  It was a wonderful experience, and I look forward to visiting again.

My mother is on this video talking about the executioner Stagehand Norman Miller, who created the character “Porto Rico” for the Amateur Night in the 1930’s.

Comedian Capone of Amateur Night & Me
To read about the Apollo click Link:  Amateur Night History & Legacy

3 thoughts on “Those Places Thursday: The Apollo Theater

  1. You're so lucky to have made the trip to your mother's haunts! I am still attempting to make my own trip to the place the family comes from, but still feel a bit unorganized. How did you manage to squeeze so much into such a short period of time?

    Love the video of your mom! She was funny and a wonderful speaker. Loved it.

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