When: Saturday, February 11, 2012
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Atlanta History Center
One of the History Center’s signature annual family programs presents history exploration through music and dance. This year’s program focuses on dance, performers, and music from the Atlanta History Center’s exhibition, Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment.
• 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM: Live performance of a Billy “Bojangles” dance and learn about his life and legacy. Afterwards learn a few dance moves from professional tap dancer Tre McClendon.
• 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM: Live stand-up performances by nationally known comedians Quincy Bonds, as seen on the hit TV show House of Payne, Kenneth “Big Kenny” Johnson, and up and coming talent from students of KidsComedyKorner. Try doing stand-up comedy and improv that made many acts from the Apollo famous through comedy and improv classes.
• 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM: Learn about how music and dance affected the Civil Rights Movement with Ismail Conner.
• 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM: Guided tours of the exhibition Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment.
• Ongoing: Arts and crafts
Members are admitted for free. This program is included in the price of general admission for nonmembers. Learn more about this program online at AtlantaHistoryCenter.com.
Support: Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of Fulton County Arts Council.