Apollo Open House: Celebration of Cool
Saturday, February 1, 2020
253 West 125th Street
The Apollo will kick off Black History Month with Apollo Open House: Celebration of Cool, a free event co-hosted by tour director Billy “Mr. Apollo” Mitchell and Jenna Flanagan, host of MetroFocus, as seen on THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV. Apollo Open House will feature live performances and multi-media presentations looking back on the Apollo’s famed history and forward to the spring season and beyond to the opening of the theaters at the Victoria in the fall of 2020.
This event will also include a preview of the PBS documentary American Masters – Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool before its PBS broadcast premiere on THIRTEEN, followed by a post-film panel with director Stanley Nelson, musician James Mtume and more, moderated by NJTV News Correspondent/Anchor and WBGO reporter Michael Hill. With full access to the Miles Davis Estate, the film features never-before-seen footage, outtakes from recording sessions and rare photos, as well as luminaries such as Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, Wayne Shorter, and Ron Carter discussing the life and career of a true visionary and originator who defies categorization. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit: www.apollotheater.org