It's also nice to see the Amateur Night at the Apollo. Here is some description I abstracted from the website:
"Every Wednesday night for 78 years, brave contestants have faced the notorious Apollo audience in the hope of winning the world's original talent competition.
Ralph Cooper, an actor and producer, started the original Harlem Amateur Hour in April 1933 at Frank Schiffman's Lafayette Theater. In 1934, Cooper began the Wednesday Amateur Night at Sidney Cohen and Morris Sussman's 125th Street Apollo Theatre. Cooper's Amateur Night in Harlem radio shows were broadcast live from the Apollo over WMCA and carried on a national network of 21 stations. When Amateur Night at the Apollo debuted in 1934, it quickly became the leading showcase for many young, talented, new performers such as a 15-year-old Ella Fitzgerald, who went on to become one of the first Amateur Night winners."
Tickets: $19, $25, $29
In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office
By phone call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000
See website: http://www.amateurnight.org/
Forget about American Idol, come enjoy this amazing live Harlem entertainment!