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|