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Download "Showtime At The Apollo" for Free from Amazon from January 20 - 23, 2014!

On the eve of the Apollo Theater’s 80th Anniversary on January 26, 2014, “Showtime at the Apollo” by Ted Fox – the definitive and only full scale history of Harlem’s legendary showplace – has just been published as a Kindle eBook. This newly revised and updated edition of the classic text, originally published by Holt in 1983, boasts over 150 photographs interspersed throughout.

Showtime At The Apollo
Showtime At The Apollo
Jan. 20, 2014 - PRLog -- Showtime at the Apollo establishes the theater’s critical place in America’s cultural history, brings to life the Apollo’s storied past, and also serves as a primer on African-American popular culture. Subtitled, The Story of Harlem’s World Famous Theater, the panoramic history of African-American music, dance and comedy comes alive, and readers can see how the Apollo uniquely influenced and permeated every aspect of American popular culture and beyond…The first place the Beatles wanted to see in America was the Apollo. Elvis Presley visited nightly in 1955 when in New York for his television debut.

Earlier editions of the book have been extremely well reviewed and author Ted Fox has been featured on CNN, NBC, the BBC, NPR’s “Tavis Smiley Show,” the “BET Nightly News,” PRI’s “World Café,” and in publications such as New York magazine, and the Daily News among other media.

Download a copy of Showtime at the Apollo for free from Amazon from January 20 - 23, 2014 by visiting http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HRXKTU4.

We welcome you to write a brief review of Showtime At The Apollo on Amazon!

From its inception as a black theater in 1934, the Apollo Theater probably exerted a greater influence upon popular culture than any other entertainment  venue in the world. The Apollo and the thousands of great entertainers who performed there led the way in the presentation of swing, bebop, rhythm and blues, modern jazz, commercially presented gospel, soul and funk. And the Apollo always showcased the latest in dance and comedy. Few, if any, cultural institutions have been so influential in so many different fields for so many years.

“The essential book…mandatory for the most casual student—as well as the most ardent fan – of black popular music.” – David Hinckley, Daily News

“Ted Fox made the Apollo come alive for me again.” – Jerry Wexler, co-founder of Atlantic Records

“Ted Fox mows through the 20th century's mind-blowing cavalcade of segregation byproduct, inhumanity producing creative transcendence. The survivors of the era provide Fox with a front-line document.” – Raoul Hernandez, Austin Chronicle

“I could almost feel and taste the Apollo again.” – Doc Pomus, classic songwriter

“Showtime at the Apollo is not only a history of that wonderful theater, but also a fascinating insider’s view of the Harlem music scene.” – John Hammond, legendary producer and talent scout

* 2004 ForeWord Book Of The Year Gold Award Winner *


Did you know that you don’t need a Kindle to read a Kindle book?  Learn how to read a Kindle eBook on virtually any device at: http://www.kindleexpert.com/kindle-books/.

Ted Fox is also the author of “In The Groove” a collection of interviews with the men who shaped the music industry. He co-produces and manages Grammy winner Buckwheat Zydeco and lives in Upstate New York.

Review copies, interviews, requests for articles and blog posts,  and cover JPEG available through:
Ted Fox
Website: http://www.apollobook.com

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