Apollo Theatre at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
Center of African-Amer. popular culture on 125th Street in New York's Harlem district. Built in 1914, it hosted musical performers such as B. Robinson, B. Holiday, B. Smith, E. Waters, D. Ellington, and others in the 1930s and '40s; such stars as E. Fitzgerald, S. Vaughan, and J. Brown were discovered on Wednesday amateur nights. In the 1960s the Apollo featured soul artists such as the Supremes, S. Wonder, and M. Gaye. Converted into a movie theater in 1975, it was reopened as a performance venue in 1983.