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Who created it? Fox, Ted, 1954- author.
What's it called? Showtime at the Apollo : the epic tale of Harlem's legendary theater / by Ted Fox ; illustrated by James Otis Smith.
Who published it? New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2018.
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 SPANISH RIVER Nonfiction  741.5 Fox  AVAILABLE
What's it like? xv, 224 pages : chiefly colorillustrations ; 25 cm
Helpful notes! Includes index.
What's it about? "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
What's in it? 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).
Helpful subjects! 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.
Graphic novels.
New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- Comic books, strips, etc.
More people who helped! Graphic novelization of (work): Fox, Ted, 1954- Showtime at the Apollo
Smith, James Otis, artist.
Special numbers! 9781419731389 hardcover with jacket
1419731386 hardcover with jacket
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