Apollo Live Wire Series – “Mighty Real: Realness in Many Shades” w/ Harlem Pride Vice President, John Reddick
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 · 6:30PM
Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
Harlem has long been a cultivator of LGBT performative style, bravado and “realness”, from Vander “Barbette” Clyde’s high-wire performances at the Harlem Opera House to Gladys Bentley’s tuxedo clad cabaret acts at Harry Hansberry’s Clamhouse and the Ubanji Club in the 1920s and 30s; the Apollo Theater’s presentation of the Jewel Box Revue in the 1960s and, later, stars of the legendary House Balls where vogueing came to prominence.
Historian John T. Reddick draws from the Apollo’s archive and other sources to look at the history and evolution of Queer performance both on and off the stage in this Apollo Live Wire celebrating Pride. Featuring Pony Zion and special guests Punk Adams and Courtney.
**Doors will open at 6:00 pm. Seating is first come, first seated.
**Registration does not guarantee entry. Latecomers are admitted at the discretion of the Management.
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