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Savion Glover on the History of the Apollo Theater

Hailed as a miracle, a genius, a modern-day priest of dance by the Associated Press, Tony Award-winning choreographer, dancer, actor, director and producer Savion Glovers credits include Broadway shows, music videos, television and film. He also has performed at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, the subject of a landmark exhibition from the Smithsonians National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in collaboration with the Apollo Theater Foundation. Aint Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment examines the rich history and cultural significance of the theater, tracing the story from its origins as a segregated burlesque hall to its starring role at the epicenter of African American entertainment and American popular culture.Nearly all forms of entertainment comedy, dance, swing, jazz, rock 'n' roll, soul, hip hop and more found a place on the Apollo stage. Serving as a place where African American performers could start and advance their careers, the Apollo hosted some of the best-known names in entertainment. Savion Glover is one of those performers and he was interviewed by the NMAAHCs Paul Rosenthal while visiting the exhibition on April 20, 2010.Construction of the museum is scheduled to begin on the National Mall in 2012 and be completed in 2015. Join now and contribute! Become a Charter Member TODAY and help build the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Visit our website at http://nmaahc.si.edu/join.And learn more about NMAAHC at: http://nmaahc.si.eduhttp://www.facebook.com/nmaahchttp://www.twitter.com/nmaahc
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