Harlem’s Legendary Apollo Theater is Subject of Exhibition at Museum of the City of New York

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NEW YORK, NY.- The Apollo Theater, one of the nation’s most enduring cultural landmarks, is the subject of a spectacular exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York . On view from February 8 through May 1, 2011, Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment explores the Theater’s rich history and seminal influence on popular culture. With a dazzling array of images, videos, costumes, artifacts, and text, the exhibition brings to life many of the most groundbreaking personalities and moments in the history of music, while shining a spotlight on the impact of African-American artists on American culture. Susan Henshaw Jones, the Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York , commented: “The Apollo is one of New York City ’s greatest cultural landmarks and it is a symbol of pride not