Listener Supported Public Media from Fordham University

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tunein
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • RSS

Cityscape: The World Famous Apollo Theater

by George Bodarky, Morlene Chin, Julie Clark
Apollo Theater marquee
Angelina Chavez, WFUV

A Q&A with Apollo Theater Historian Billy Mitchell.

Amateur Night at Harlem's famed Apollo Theater has launched the careers of some of the world’s greatest artists, including Ella Fitzgerald and the Jackson Five. But, not all of them were initially well-received.

On this week's Cityscape, we’re talking with Billy Mitchell, the Apollo's in-house historian, goodwill ambassador and tour director about the theater’s rich history.




WFUV News and Public Affairs

From interviews with newsmakers to features about local issues, the WFUV News team keeps listeners informed about the Tri-State area. Learn more.
How are we doing? Take our WFUV News survey.