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Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: The Apollo Theater and American Entertainment
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment celebrates the seventy-five year history of the Apollo Theater, Harlem's landmark performing arts space and the iconic showplace for the best in jazz, blues, dance, comedy, gospel, R & B, hip-hop, and more since it opened its doors in 1934. This beautifully illustrated book is the c ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by Smithsonian Books
(first published 2010)
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I'm trying to maintain a modicum of objectivity in this review (reason revealed in a minute).... This book is absolutely amazing with photos and stories collected by the Smithsonian Institute about the Apollo Theater from just about every source available. Published as the companion to the exhibition of the same name at the in Washington, DC, it is a great addition to the collections of any one in the music business and those who just love R&B music history in general. I've been in the recor ...more