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   from the issue of April 29, 2004

Performers battle for Apollo appearance

Showtime at the Apollo on Tour, the touring production of the original “Apollo Amateur Night,” will take the stage at the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. May 1. Nearly 70 local amateur acts auditioned on March 20 at the Lied Center, with a judge from the Apollo Theater selecting 20 semi-finalists for the May 1 production.

The winner of the Lincoln show will win $1,000, a plane ticket to New York and the chance to compete live on the Apollo Stage in Harlem, New York.

Apollo Amateur Night has launched the careers of so many stars that it can nearly consider itself the most successful star search vehicle in show biz history. The Apollo Amateur Night show began in 1934 and is celebrated for discovering and launching the careers of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, James Brown, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Luther Vandross, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill and Sisquo. The show is celebrating its 70th anniversary by going on tour.

Tickets for Showtime at the Apollo on Tour are $25, $20, and $15; tickets are half-price for college students and those under 18. Call the Lied box office at 472-4747 or (800) 432-3231 for tickets.



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