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Cityscape: The World Famous Apollo Theater

by George Bodarky, Morlene Chin, Julie Clark
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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.

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