Category:Apollo Theater (New York City)

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The Apollo Theater at 253 West 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City is a music hall which is a noted venue for African-American performers. The theater was built in 1913-14 as "Hurtig & Seamon's New Burlesque Theater", and was designed by George Keister in the neo-Classical style. It became the Apollo in 1934, when it was opened to black patrons – previously it has been a whites-only venue.