Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Amanda Lopez & MJ & The Apollo

I must write at least one thing about Michael Jackson. As it happens, our pal photographer AMANDA LOPEZ visited The Apollo Theatre in Harlem last week and shot this tribute.

I've never been to The Apollo, but I was crazy about Amateur Night on Showtime at The Apollo when I was a kid. If a performer wasn't up to snuff a mean clown with a bullhorn, siren, and a hook would chase them off stage. What I also learned was how to win on that show: be a woman, sing a Jennifer Holiday song, scream, cry, kick your shoes off and stamp your feet like you're mad. Worked every time.

Annnnd tying the room together is P-Rod's dad at the end of the clip. He used to be the host.