Apollo at 80

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Illustration by Shreya Dhital

This week, Eva Kalikoff, Deborah Secular, and Channing Prend look into the Apollo Theater’s storied history, Chris Browner reviews the Metropolitan Opera’s “Werther,” and Nour Jaquemet talks to the founders of the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival.

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West 125th Street

125th Street looks a lot different now than it did in 1934, when Hurtig and Seamon’s New Burlesque Theater reopened as the Apollo Theater. Since then, the Apollo’s history as a home for African-American performers endures. But the Apollo isn’t the only trace of Harlem’s colorful history—the times have changed, but music, art, and food have remained constant influences. You may have thought there was no walk longer than the one to Pupin, but stick it out a little longer and explore Harlem this weekend.