The Apollo Theater remains to be the place where stars are born and legends are made. Congratulations to the following Stars of Tomorrow on their recent accomplishments:
Amateur Night winner, 12-year old musical prodigy MATTHEW WHITAKER
is heading to Tokyo to perform for the Golden Concert, the Consulate General and the new US Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy in October. While in Tokyo he will team up and play a duet with another recent Amateur Night winner, 12-year old Japan native, Hirari Sato
. When he returns to the states, he will take his trio to the Jazz Foundation of America's Jazz Loft Party for the 3rd consecutive year. He also has been invited to play in Vienna, Austria in November.
Congratulations to PRINCE MAYNARD
a 2013 winner who was just hired as the new "Young Michael Jackson/Stevie Wonder" for the Broadway smash hit, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL! We first met Prince when he performed with his family band, the Mayn Event, at our Atlanta auditions. During the Nothin’ But Soul Amateur Night show http://amateurnight.org/contestants/maynevent, Prince’s performance was seen by members of the Broadway show, who took the news of Prince's performance back to the Broadway producers. The rest is history! His first performance on Broadway was October 17th.
Amateur Night and Remix Round winner ARIANNA HANSON
is now in rehearsals with a prominent role in HIP HOP HIGH ,a new Film/TV project in development by a major studio.
4. Amateur Night winner and extraordinary saxophonist AUSTIN PAUL JR. is stomping the yard with the world famous Florida A&M University Marching 100's on full scholarship.
2012 and 2013 Amateur Night childstar winner MICAELA DIAMOND
has joined the cast of the satirical Broadway comedy “Urinetown: the Musical”.