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Author Fox, Ted, 1954- author.

Title Showtime at the Apollo : the epic tale of Harlem's legendary theater / by Ted Fox ; illustrated by James Otis Smith.

Publication Info. New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2018.
©2018

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    792.0974 Fox,T FOX    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    792.0974 Fox,T FOX    Available
 PAS Allendale Branch Graphic Novels    792.09747 FOX    Available
 PAS Central Library Graphic Novels    792.09747 FOX    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Graphic Novels    792.09747 FOX    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS La Pintoresca Branch On Order.
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xv, 224 pages : chiefly colorillustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes index.
Summary "Writer Ted Fox and artist James Otis Smith bring to life Harlem's legendary theater in this graphic novel adaptation of Fox's definitive, critically acclaimed history of the Apollo. Since its inception as an African-American theater in 1934, the Apollo, and the thousands of entertainers who performed there, have led the way in the presentation of swing, bebop, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, soul, funk and hip-hop-along with the latest in dance and comedy. The Apollo has nurtured and featured thousands of artists, many of whom have become legends. The beauty they have given the world-their art-transcends the hatred, ignorance, and intolerance that often made their lives difficult. Today, the Apollo enjoys an almost mythical status. With its breathtaking art, this graphic novel adaptation of Showtime at the Apollo brings to life the theater's legendary significance in music history, African American history, and to the culture of New York City." -- Publisher's description
Contents 1. The Apollo: home -- 2. Harlem before the Apollo -- 3. The 1930s: swingin' -- 4. Amateur night and the Apollo audience -- 5. The 1940s: boppin' -- 6. The 1950s: rockin' -- 7. Roots: blues and gospel at the Apollo -- 8. The 1960s: soulful -- 9. The 1970s: funky -- Afterword. How the Apollo got its groove back (the end; and a new beginning).
Subject Fox, Ted, 1954- -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Apollo Theater (New York, N.Y. : 125th Street) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
African American theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
African American entertainers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- New York (State) -- New York -- Comic books, strips, etc.
New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form Graphic novels.
Added Author Graphic novelization of (work): Fox, Ted, 1954- Showtime at the Apollo.
Smith, James Otis, artist.
ISBN 9781419731389 hardcover with jacket
1419731386 hardcover with jacket
Standard No. 40028805860

 
    
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