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Author Fox, Ted, 1954- author.

Title Showtime at the Apollo : the epic tale of Harlem's legendary theater / by Ted Fox ; illustrated by James Otis Smith.

Publication Info. New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Graphic Novel  GN 792 Fox    ---  Available
Description xv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents 1. The Apollo: home -- 2. Harlem before the Apollo -- 3. The 1930s: swingin' -- 4. Amateur night and the Apollo audience -- 5. The 1940s: boppin' -- 6. The 1950s: rockin' -- 7. Roots: blues and gospel at the Apollo -- 8. The 1960s: soulful -- 9. The 1970s: funky -- Afterword. How the Apollo got its groove back (the end; and a new beginning).
Summary "Writer Ted Fox and artist James Otis Smith bring to life Harlem's legendary theater in this graphic novel adaptation of Fox's definitive, critically acclaimed history of the Apollo. Since its inception as an African-American theater in 1934, the Apollo, and the thousands of entertainers who performed there, have led the way in the presentation of swing, bebop, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, soul, funk and hip-hop-along with the latest in dance and comedy. The Apollo has nurtured and featured thousands of artists, many of whom have become legends. The beauty they have given the world-their art-transcends the hatred, ignorance, and intolerance that often made their lives difficult. Today, the Apollo enjoys an almost mythical status. With its breathtaking art, this graphic novel adaptation of Showtime at the Apollo brings to life the theater's legendary significance in music history, African American history, and to the culture of New York City." -- Publisher's description
Subject Fox, Ted, 1954- Showtime at the Apollo (Graphic novel)
Apollo Theater (New York, N.Y. : 125th Street) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Subject African American theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
African American entertainers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- New York (State) -- New York -- Comic books, strips, etc.
New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form Graphic non-fiction.
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423722
Graphic novels. (OCoLC)fst01726630
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Graphic novels.
Added Author Smith, James Otis, illustrator.
ISBN 9781419731389
1419731386 hardcover with jacket

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