The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, West 125th Street, one of the most famous clubs for African-American pop music, New York City, New York, USA, North America
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Since it first opened its doors in 1914, this celebrated Harlem concert venue has hosted some of the brightest lights of R&B, jazz, blues, gospel and soul music. In fact many stars (including Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and James Brown) got their start here, performing in the Apollo’s long-running amateur-night lineup. Performances are held daily, and happily many of them take place during the daytime. Tickets and a calendar of events are available online.