The world famous Apollo Theater is so much more than a historic landmark - it is a source of pride and a symbol of the brilliance of American artistic accomplishment. With its rich history and continued significance, the Apollo Theater, considered the bastion of African-American culture and achievement, is one of the most fascinating chronicles in American history.
This legendary venue has launched the career of Michael Jackson and continues to maintain its position as the nation's most popular arena for emerging and established African-American and Latino performers.
Today the marquee of the theater read, "In Memory of Michael Jackson, A True Apollo Legend." Fans gathered to dance, chant his name and sing along with his songs. Despite the dire news, the mood was celebratory and uplifting.
So here’s to you Michael – Thank you to your contributions to New York City and the World of Pop.