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In 79 years of its existence Amateur Night at the Apollo has discovered countless talented performers. Every year participants are seen vying for the 10,000 dollar prize in the Super Top Dog competition. This talent hunt not only provides the participants with a platform but also showcases one-of-a-kind performances by established singers. Artists like Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Lauryn Hill and Michael Jackson all kicked off their careers from this show. Some of the performers from the Amateur Night at the Apollo have opened for people like Nancy Wilson and George Clinton. On the other hand others have performed on various television shows including Good Day New York and Rosie O'Donnell Show,hence producing some of the most influential stars in the world. The Apollo Theater is also popular for its other successful programs such as Apollo Music, Apollo Music Café, Salon Series, Apollo Special Performances, Apollo Legacy Projects, Salon Series and Global Festival. It promotes music by inviting artists from different parts of the world, celebrating a wide range of genres. To find out which performer stands out at the upcoming event buy Amateur Night at the Apollo tickets.
The history of the Amateur Night traces back to 1934 when the show emerged with a bang. Ralph Cooper was the brains behind this initiative. The show was the first of its kind as other shows with similar theme followed its lead. Speaking of its premiere, Ella Fitzgerald was the first winner at the Amateur Night. The fifteen year old later became one of the most celebrated performers. She won thirteen Grammy Awards and recorded more than 200 albums and 2000 songs.
Chasity Simpson, Malcolm, Kamilah Gibson and Numbers are among the recent winners of the show. In January 1934 the theater's first show titled 'Jazz a la Carte' opened to rave reviews. Thus bringing to prominence Ralph Cooper, Aida Ward and Benny Carter along with his orchestra. The same year many performers stole the limelight from tap dancers like Nicholas Brothers, Berry Brothers and Bill Robinson to comedians such as Dusty Fletcher, Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham and Jackie 'Moms' Mabley. As time elapsed the Apollo Theater became the largest employer of the African community as far as theater was concerned.
During the forties the theater grew even more in terms of its stature and acclaim as many headlining acts came its way, Lionel Hampton's performance being one of them. It brought to the audiences one of its biggest hits called Flyin' Home. Among the dance acts Teddy Hale, Bunny Briggs and Babe Laurence leave a lasting impression on the audiences. The '40s also mark Dinah Washington and Sammy Davis Jr's debut performances at this prestigious venue. The next decade saw a wider range of performances by comedians, orchestras and jazz musicians. The Johnny Otis Rhythm and Blues Caravan took the stage accompanied by a teenage star Little Esther Phillips. Comedy acts such as Harlem's Son of Fun, Timmie Rogers, Nipsey Russell, Harold 'Stumpy' and James 'Stump' Cromer also drew large crowds to the venue.
Thurman Ruth's Gospel Caravan gave its first Apollo performance in 1955 featuring The Dixie Hummingbirds, Alex Bradford, Shirley Caesar, Swan Silverstones, Soul Stirrers, Clara Ward and the Staple Singers. In 1962 James Brown recorded live shows. The sixties also featured two revues that met with an overwhelming response. One of them was a Jewel Box revue called "25 Men and 1 Girl" that presented performances by transvestites. The "Motortown" revue was another hit at the Apollo Theater. It featured names like Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, the Temptations, the Commodores, Gladys Knight and Pips and "Little" Stevie Wonder. "Blues Nights" came off as another crowd favorite presenting some of the biggest names such as B.B King, Jimmy Whitherspoon, Odetta, Bobby "Blue" Band, T-Bone Walker and Sonny Terry & Browny McGhee. Thus every year marked a series of out-of-the-ordinary performances winning over the audiences at the Apollo Theater. To see what the next show has in store for you buy Amateur Night at the Apollo tickets.