11. Apollo Theater

They say the legendary Apollo Theater is where stars are born and legends are made. James Brown considered it so much a second home that his body was brought to the Apollo before his funeral. Through the years, it also served as the springboard for music legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson 5, Patti LaBelle, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and so many more.
In 2005, the Apollo Theater unveiled its fully refurbished terracotta facade, a stainless steel and glass storefront and a digital marquee, which utilizes programmable LED visuals, but stays true to the vintage style of the 1940’s.
Learn about the secrets of the theater here.