Apollo

  1. Apollo Global Management Invests In HMV, Eyes Possible Takeover: Report

    December 17, 2012 9:57 AM EST New York-based investment group Apollo Global Management has bought a 10% holding in struggling U.K. music retailer HMV, with a possible view to acquiring the company, according to reports. . Apollo Global Management -- commonly referred to as a v ...

  2. Neil Diamond to Be Honored as 'Legend of Live' at 2012 Billboard Touring Awards

    October 16, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Billboard announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond will receive its prestigious Legend of Live Award at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Additionally, Harlem's legendary Apol ...

  3. Gladys Knight Named Lead Judge For 'Apollo Live' TV Singing Competition

    July 11, 2012 7:06 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Move over Jennifer Lopez, a veteran singing diva is joining the ranks of judges on reality TV: Gladys Knight. BET's sister network Centric announced Wednesday that Knight will work as the "lead judge" on "Apoll ...

  4. HMV Sells London's Hammersmith Apollo To Stage C For $49 Million

    May 31, 2012 4:15 PM EDT London's HMV Apollo opened in 1932 as the Gaumont Palace, a cinema designed by Robert Cromie in the Art Deco style. It became the Hammersmith Odeon in 1962 and famous destination for live music. The name changed the Apollo in the 1990s. Stage ...

  5. Apollo Theater's Amateur Night Gets Mobile App, Goes Trans-Atlantic

    March 02, 2012 9:16 AM EST Harlem's Apollo Theater announced a wide-ranging expansion of its famous Amateur Night competition, including adding a website , mobile app and partnership with London's Hackney Empire for a transatlantic competition. Bruce Springsteen P ...

  6. Prince Announces 'Welcome 2 America' Tour

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Prince held a press conference at Harlem's Apollo Theater in New York to announce "Welcome 2 America," a forthcoming tour beginning in December 2010. The pop legend will perform and play master of ceremonies at each show, which will ...

  7. Take That To Premiere DVD At HMV Hammersmith Apollo

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Take That is to inaugurate the newly restored cinema facilities at HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Nov. 18, when the historic London venue hosts the world premiere of "Take That Present: The Circus Live" - a DVD document of the band's rec ...

  8. Apollo Inducts Michael Jackson; Pretty Ricky Launches Label

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT --The Apollo Theater announced today that it will posthumously induct Michael Jackson into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame at its annual gala benefit next June. The award, the non-profit theater’s highest honor, also includes a memorial plaque tha ...

  9. Apollo Theater Plans 75th Anniversary Celebration

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Apollo Theater will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a benefit tribute concert and an awards ceremony, among other festivities, on June 8 at the historic venue. Hosted by comedian/actor/radio personality Steve Harvey, the gala will feature ...

  10. Universal Launches Apollo In Europe

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music today (Jan. 23) unveiled the launch of Apollo, a new multi-territory label which intends to capitalize on one-off hits from across Europe. Universal Music today (Jan. 23) unveiled the launch of Apollo, a new multi-territory label w ...

  11. Natalie, Willie Set For Apollo Theater Benefit

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Natalie Cole, Willie Nelson and Denzel Washington are the first talent on board for the Apollo Theater Foundation's benefit celebrating the New York theater's 70th anniversary. Natalie Cole, Willie Nelson and Denzel Washington are the fi ...

  12. Apollo Planning Anniversary Special

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST 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 ann ...