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Apollo Theater Opens 2010 Season Ameteur Night

 
AMATEUR NIGHT
OPENING NIGHT
with special guest host DOUG E. FRESH 
Begins Tonight at 7:30 PM


WHAT: AMATEUR NIGHT, the world’s most original and enduring amateur talent 
competition, returns to the Apollo Theater better than ever for the 2010 season after 
taking a hiatus during the run of Dreamgirls. As always, AMATEUR NIGHT spurs 
performers to please the audiences that can make them the next Apollo legend. Now for 
2010, audiences can also enjoy a pre-show jam fest by one of New York’s hottest 
DJs- DJ Jess, hear a new AMATEUR NIGHT theme song and even join the 
Competition! Hosted by Capone with special guest - the legendary Human 
Beat Box Doug E. Fresh. Sponsored by Coca-Cola.

WHERE: The Apollo Theater- 253 West 125 Street (Between 7th & 8th Avenues) - 
Harlem, New York.

WHEN: Tonight -8:00PM
Press Check-in is from 7:15 PM – 7:45PM. 


TICKETS: $17, $22, $27
Student/Senior Rush day-of-performance $10
Group discounts available for groups of 10 or more, call (212) 531-5355. 

Available at the Apollo Theater Box Office or call Ticketmaster 212-307-7171

ABOUT US: Currently celebrating its 75th anniversary, the Apollo Theater is one of Harlem’s, New 
York City’s, and America’s most iconic and enduring cultural institutions. The Apollo 
was one of the first theaters in New York, and the country, to fully integrate, welcoming 
traditionally African-American, Hispanic, and local immigrant populations in the audience, as 
well as headlining uniquely talented entertainers who found it difficult to gain entrance to 
other venues of similar size and resources. Since introducing the first Amateur Night contests 
in 1934, the Apollo Theater has played a major role in cultivating artists and in the emergence 
of innovative musical genres including jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues, soul, and hip-
hop. Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Sammy Davis, Jr., James Brown, 
Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby, Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, and 
countless others began their road to stardom on the Apollo’s stage. Based on its cultural 
significance and architecture, the Apollo Theater received state and city landmark designation 
in 1983 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, visit 
www.apollotheater.org



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Contact: Nina Flowers, Associate Director,
Marketing & Communications
212-531-5334/nina.flowers@apollotheater.org



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