Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem’s Legendary Theater

ComicArts: Abrams. Jan. 2019. 240p. ISBN 9781419731389. $24.99. HIST
Since 1934, Harlem’s Apollo theater has married devoted, multiracial audiences with the best among African American performers—who thought of the place as “home.” The Apollo became legendary for its music: swing, bebop, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, soul, funk, and hip-hop. This updated adaptation of Fox’s 1983 book is channeled through Smith’s free-form panels with lively black and blue cameos of the music legends who powered the mutual theater-audience love affair. (LJ 11/1/18)

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