September 27, 2020         
The Return of the Pope of Buddhism Scepter by His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III was Rejected   •   Curative Researchers Initiate Research Study to Test Efficacy of Self-Collected COVID-19 Tests   •   Pres. Donald Trump to speak on Friday Night at Family Research Council Action's Values Voter Summit 2020   •   In response to Governor Newsom signing Assembly Bill 2149 into law Postmates along with other concerned parties, Dine Black LA a   •   Books-A-Million Honors U.S. Military with Coffee for the Troops Program Through October 24   •   Frog Street Offers Extensive "At-Home Learning" Resources to Help Children Stay Engaged in New Hybrid Learning Environments   •   ADEA Statement in Support of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workplace Training   •   C-Sweet Webinar: “How We Can Make Difference” Part Three in a Series on Why Diversity Matters   •   Cubic Introduces New Ventra Mobile App for Chicagoland Travelers   •   ERLC President Russell Moore Affirms Amy Coney Barrett as SCOTUS Justice Nominee   •   Association of Independent Mortgage Experts Partners with United Wholesale Mortgage and Home Point Financial to Introduce Small   •   Celebrity Nitzia Chama Will Host Launch Event For KUL CBD Luxury Skincare At Curacao Department Stores   •   AHF Rings Alarm Over Nationwide Shortage of STD Test Kits   •   LegalShield Leadership Convention, Lead the Change, to Bring Record Number of Associates Together Virtually   •   Laird Superfood Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Exercise in Full of the Underwriters’ Option to Purchase   •   Everything You Need To Know About PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL's Festival 2020 Returning Virtually!   •   Dow leaders recognized on 2020 HERoes Women Role Model lists   •   U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce Endorses Joe Biden   •   TherapeuticsMD Provides Update on Third Quarter Progress   •   Censorship and the Dangers of Being Silenced
Bookmark and Share

Apollo Theater To Honor Michael Jackson On The Anniversary Of His Death


On a day when people around the world will be remembering the King of Pop, Jonelle Procope, President & CEO of the Apollo Theater Foundation, will speak briefly about Michael Jackson to honor his memory and celebrate his lifetime of artistic achievement. Procope will deliver remarks beside Jackson’s newly installed plaque in the Apollo Walk of Fame, located under the Theater’s iconic marquee on 125th Street, and will also read a letter from Katherine Jackson about her son’s relationship to the Apollo. The Apollo marquee will feature a message memorializing Michael Jackson throughout the day.

From the moment news of his passing was made public nearly a year ago, Michael Jackson fans began gathering at the Apollo Theater—the epicenter of African-American culture since its founding in 1934—to pay their respects and celebrate the life of the King of Pop. Jackson is a true Apollo Legend who first performed at the Theater in the late 1960s with his brothers. They won Amateur Night thanks to his dazzling rendition of Smokey Robinson’s classic “Who’s Lovin’ You,” a milestone that catapulted their career as the Jackson 5 and ultimately changed pop music forever. 

For information about the memorial event being organized by the Reverend Al Sharpton, which will be held outside of the State Office Building in Harlem, contact Rachel Noerdlinger at rachel@noerdlingermedia.com.

In addition to Procope’s remarks tomorrow, the Apollo is remembering Michael Jackson with a series of events and honors throughout the month of June:

 
Apollo Legends Hall of Fame Induction
Michael Jackson was officially inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame on June 14th, at the non-profit Theater’s Annual Spring Benefit. His friend Chris Tucker accepted the award on his behalf. 

Apollo Walk of Fame Plaque
A plaque honoring Michael Jackson was installed in the new Apollo Theater Walk of Fame on June 15th. Located on 125th Street under the Theater’s iconic marquee, the Walk of Fame honors legendary performers with close ties to the Apollo. In addition to Michael Jackson, the Walk of Fame currently includes plaques for Apollo Legends Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Patti Labelle, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Little Richard, and Ella Fitzgerald.



______________________

Apollo Theater Foundation, 253 W. 125th St., New York, NY 10027 United States



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News