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Amateur Night Goes to London! [Draft]

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  • 03/26/2012
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The Apollo is partnering with London’s Hackney Empire for a transatlantic Amateur Night competition coinciding with the 2012 Summer Olympics.  Producers will select talented contestants to compete during the special themed Amateur Night at the Apollo show on May 23rd, 2012 at 7:30pm.  


The winners of this special themed show will then travel, all-expenses paid, to London to represent the Apollo Theater at “Live at the Empire & Apollo Amateur Night: Hackney vs. Harlem” in July 2012. Auditions for Amateur Night Goes To London will be held at the Apollo on March 31 and April 1, and winners will be featured as guest artists at Amateur Night on September 19.

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AMATEUR NIGHT: SHOW OFF JULY 23, 2014

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  • 07/17/2014
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The winners of recent Amateur Night shows come together to SHOW OFF their talent and compete for the chance to move on to the Top Dog semi-finals on July 30, and maybe even win the title of Super Top Dog on November 26 and a cash prize of $10,000!
 
Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone!
 
Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

Tickets: $32, $26, $20
In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office
By phone call (800) 745-3000
For Groups call (212) 531-5355

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According to Billboard.com, Unlocking the Truth — comprising 13-year-old guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, bassist Alec Atkins (13) and drummer Jarad Dawkin (12) — made their stage debut competing on Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in 2012. The tween rockers now have a major recording deal with Sony. Click here to read more!


Click here to watch our Backstage Pass interview with Unlocking the Truth, formerly know as Tears of Blood.

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AMATEUR NIGHT AUDITIONS: BOSTON

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  • 07/12/2014
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Audition for Amateur Night at the Apollo! Saturday, July 12, 2014 • 9AM - 5PM • Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA:
 
Auditions for Amateur Night at the Apollo are open to singers, dancers, comedians, rappers, spoken word artists and musicians ages 5 and older. Amateur performances of all styles are welcome. Those chosen from the audition will have the chance to appear at the Apollo Amateur Night and perform on stage at the Apollo Theater in New York.

- Judges will only see the first 250 acts.
- Auditions are open to anyone who does not have a contract with a major recording label, television or film studio.
- Each contestant will have up to 90 seconds to audition.
- There will not be a band on site. Singers may bring a CD or perform acapella.
- Dancers should bring a CD for their performance.
- If bringing a CD for the audition, it cannot be in CD-RW format.
- All musicians should bring their own instruments.
- All auditions should be in good taste and with no profanity (including the “N” word)
- Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
- Children’s category age requirement: 5 to 15 years of age.
- Judges will only see the first 250 acts if time permits.
 
Prize Offerings:
-There are cash prizes at the end of each evening's Amateur Night competition.
- In the “Child Star of Tomorrow” category, the first place winner of the season finale will receive $2,000.
- During the season finale the first place winner receives a cash prize of $10,000.
 
*Amateur Night at the Apollo weekly performances are independent from the "Showtime at the Apollo" and "Apollo Live" taped events.


For more information about Amateur Night Auditions click here.

Where: Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street 
Boston, MA 02215
The auditions will be held in Berk Hall & Colvin Hall 
 
Amateur Night at the Apollo is sponsored by Coca-Cola.

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AMATEUR NIGHT: JULY 9, 2014

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  • 07/09/2014
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A brand new line-up of contestants compete for the chance to perform during the July 23 Show Off and move on to the Top Dog on July 30. It all leads to the chance of winning the title of Super Top Dog on November 26 and a cash prize of $10,000!
 
Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone!
 
Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.
 
The contestants are Koryn Hawthorne, Shatirah Rolle, Shavonne Monet, Simply Moe, Ozone, Javis, Klassic, Sham, Leanne London and Kevin Livingston.
 
Tickets: $32, $26, $20
In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office
By phone call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000
For Groups Call (212) 531-5355

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Amateur Night: SHOW OFF

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  • 06/25/2014
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The winners of recent Amateur Night shows come together to SHOW OFF their talent and compete for the chance to move on to the Top Dog and maybe even win the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000!
 
Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone!
 
Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.
 
The contestants are Eris Goodson, Ashja B. Vargas, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Anthony Riley, Brandon Avery, Haley Smith, Lesley Jones, Jennifer Simone Smith, Rob Ward, Rio Saito, D'Angel and Regime.  
 
Tickets: $32, $26, $20
In Person at the Apollo Theater Box Office
By Phone call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000
Online at: Ticketmaster.com
For Groups Call (212) 531-5355

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