The Apollo Theater will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a two-hour NBC-TV special set to air in June, which is Black Music Month. The show tapes March 28 at the venue and doubles as a benefit on b

The Apollo Theater will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a two-hour NBC-TV special set to air in June, which is Black Music Month. The show tapes March 28 at the venue and doubles as a benefit on behalf of the Apollo Theater Foundation.

Multiple hosts will welcome contemporary performers from the music, comedy and dance arenas. Their performances will be integrated with short clips commemorating the landmark theater's historic legacy, which ranges from former Apollo "Amateur Night" winner Ella Fitzgerald to comedian/actor Chris Rock.

In addition to the Apollo Theater Foundation, the special's producers include Magna Global Entertainment and Emmy Award winners Don Mischer and Suzanne de Passe. Grammy Award-winning producer/artist Quincy Jones will serve as consulting producer.

Hosts and performers will be announced shortly.

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