Apollo celebrated its 75th Anneversairy of its "Amateur Night" on Wednesday. The first 75 tickets went for 7.50 with rapper Ron Browz as the featured performer.
The theater, built in 1914 in the heart of Harlem, was originally called Hurtig and Seamon's New Burlesque Theatre. Blacks were not allowed in the audience then.In 1934, Ralph Cooper Sr. launched a live version of his radio show, "Amateur Nite Hour" at the Apollo. Fitzgerald was among the first winners of the show, which allows young performers to test their talent, with a tough live audience booing bad acts off the stage. (aol news)
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Recently other races have pointed out that they do not think the song "My President's Black" is appropriate to sing. A White lady even stated that they wouldn't be able to say "My President's White", so why should Blacks say it?
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