Image Credit: Nir Arieli / Shahar Azran Photography
Celebrating Apollo Spring Benefits upon June 13 (Monday)The non-profit organization announced today Limited Edition Non-Fungible Token (NFT) to commemorate the annual event.. Approximately 400 NFTs will be published through Ticketmaster. A special NFT will be given to each person who donates to Apollo’s Spring Benefit. The commemorative NFT will be a digital memorial to celebrate the largest annual fundraising event of a world-renowned organization.
The Apollo Memorial NFT features a dynamic image of the iconic Apollo Marquee on 125th Avenue taken by Nir Arieli / Shahar Azran Photography. Apollo’s special edition NFT features a theater on Ticketmaster’s first NFT. For more information on Apollo’s Memorial NFT, please visit: www.ApolloTheater.org/NFT..
“Every year, Apollo’s benefits bring together creative, business and philanthropic leaders to drive a nonprofit effort to support black excellence and artistic innovation,” he said. Charles Phillips, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Apollo.. “As Apollo continues to lead the creation of the norms of performing arts in the 21st century, we will use the new and existing platforms to further innovate, advance our mission and extend our reach to audiences around the world. We look forward to Apollo continuing to expand the way it engages directly and digitally with its audience and artists. “
“Through its nearly 90-year history, Apollo is known for its convening power in Harlem, New York City, and around the world.” Apollo President and Chief Executive Officer Johnel Prokope.. “As we saw at the launch of the Apollo Digital Stage in 2020, it was just as important to create a space where communities and artists could virtually meet and access diverse voices. With the release of Apollo’s limited edition NFT. We reaffirm our commitment to provide a platform for artists to create and innovate for future generations. “
Organized by Emmy Award winners and “Saturday Night Live” cast members Kenan Thompson, Apollo Spring Benefit honors filmmakers, actors and philanthropists Tyler Perry Received the Impact Award from the Academy Award winners and the co-sponsor of “The View” Whoopi Goldberg.. At the event roots Has a special look by Stephanie Mills, Anthony Hamilton, Up-and-coming soul artist Ogi, etc. International celebrity DJ, Derrick “D-Nice” Jones Come back with his signature sound for a lively after party.Global investment and merchant banking companies LionTree Receive a corporate award.
The Apollo season theme, “Renaissance is Now!” And its presentation expands the role of African diaspora black artists and voice-centric programming partners, commissioners, and co-producers of non-profit theaters while addressing social issues. It’s important for Harlem, New York, and the country. Revenues from Spring Benefits are a commitment to use art and culture to articulate and project the stories of nonprofits’ world-class arts, education, community programs and collaborations, and African Americans throughout the year. Supports. For more information, please visit: www.ApolloTheater.org..
The legendary Apollo Theater, the soul of American culture, plays an important role in nurturing emerging artists and launching legends. Since its inception, Apollo has been the center of innovation in Harlem, New York City, and the world, and has served as a creative catalyst.
With music at its core, Apollo’s programming extends to dance, theater and spoken language. This includes the world premiere of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, theatrical adaptation, and the New York premiere of Between the World and Me. Special programs such as the blockbuster concert Bruno Mars Live Apollo. 100: Apollo celebrates Ella. And the annual Africa Now! Festival. The non-profit Apollo Theater is a performing arts presenter, commissioner and collaborator, with festivals and large scales organized around a series of core initiatives that celebrate and expand Apollo’s heritage through contemporary lenses, including women. I also produce dance and music works. of the World (WOW) Festival and other interdisciplinary collaborations with partner organizations.
Since the introduction of the first Amateur Night Contest in 1934, Apollo has served as a testing ground for new artists working in a variety of art forms, with many new musical genres such as jazz, swing, bebop, R & B and gospel. It has led the emergence. , Blues, soul, hip hop. Among the countless legendary performers who started their careers at Apollo are Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross, HER, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, Machine Gun Kelly and Milliven Ali. And Apollo’s positive artistic vision continues to build on this heritage. For more information on Apollo, please visit: www.ApolloTheater.org..