On this day, January 26th, 1934, the Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City. Upon reopening, the Apollo began its well known amateur nights, promoting itself as a place, “where stars are born and legends are made”. Just a few of the artists who got their start at the Apollo are Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Diana Ross & The Supremes and Mariah Carey among many others.
On this day in Old New York
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