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The Apollo Theater Presents Apollo Uptown Hall: Harlem’s Culture – Past. Present. Future.

On Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m., the Apollo Theater in partnership with Spectrum News NY1WLBS, and New York Amsterdam News will present Apollo Uptown Hall: Harlem’s Culture – Past. Present. Future. The panel will gather thought leaders from some of Harlem’s most influential arts organizations to celebrate milestone anniversaries in the Harlem arts community and discuss the roles these cultural organizations will play in either preserving traditions or advancing change. The event is free with RSVP. 

Moderated by Spectrum News NY1 Anchor Cheryl Wills, WBLS’ Imhotep Gary Byrd, and New York Amsterdam News’ Herb Boyd, the discussion will feature a panel of thought leaders from the Harlem arts community including, Apollo Theater’s  Executive Producer, Kamilah Forbes; National Black Theatre’s CEO, Sade Lythcott and Director of Theatre Arts, Jonathan McCrory; Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Executive Director, Anna Glass, and Artistic Director, Virginia Johnson; The African-American Day Parade’s Chairman, Yusuf Hasan; and HARLEM WEEK Inc.’s Chairman, Lloyd Williams, and Board Member, Donna Walker-Kuhne, with music by Kool DJ Red Alert.

The event will close with a performance by the Brooklyn United Marching Band and a special presentation by Keisha Sutton-James, granddaughter of Harlem politician Percy E. Sutton.

Apollo Uptown Hall: Harlem’s Culture – Past.  Present.  Future. is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are mandatory at: http://apollotheater.org/uptownhall

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