This Monday June 13, the legendary Stevie Wonder will be performing at the famous Apollo Theater at 253 W. 125th Street in Harlem, New York. At the event, Stevie will not only be performing some of his most beloved songs like "I Just Called to Say I Love You," "Isn't She Lovely?," and "Superstition," but this music sensation will also be inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame, where he will join the ranks of other super stars like Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, and Aretha Franklin. Born in 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan as Stevland Hardaway Judkins, Stevie was blinded shortly after birth. But that didn't stop him from signing with Motown Records at the age of eleven, taking on the stage name Stevie Wonder, and producing some of the most beloved songs in pop music history. Wonder has earned 22 Grammy awards and recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten hits. In 2008, Billboard magazine named him the 5th "All-Time" top artists and in 2009 he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.
The Apollo Hall was originally founded in the mid-19th century by a Civil War general as a dancehall and ballroom. Unfortunately, the hall was renovated and closed around the turn of the century, but the name lived on and was given to a new building being constructed at 253 W 125th street, the theater's current location. Besides hosting countless stars throughout the years, the Apollo is noted for its Amateur Nights, which have helped to launch the careers of Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson 5, Mariah Carey, and, of course, Stevie Wonder.
With so much history surrounding both Mr. Wonder and The Apollo Theater, this event is one not to be missed! Come support the Apollo Theater on Monday, June 13th to see this legend perform. Stop by Red Rooster before or after for drinks and dinner for a delicious and memorable night.