Harlem World: Proud Musical Moments

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The Apollo Theater Opens

The opening of the Apollo Theater was a literal landmark moment for Harlem. For years, the iconic theater was one of the only major venues in New York that would frequently feature up-and-coming black entertainers, helping launch the careers of Ella Fitzgerald, The Jackson 5, Gladys Knight and many more. Today, the Apollo is also home to BET's new show Apollo Live, which keeps the legacy of its legendary Amateur Night alive.

(Photo: Courtesy Apollo Theatre)

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