February 21: David Geffen

One of the most influential record producers of the past four decades and cofounder of the film studio DreamWorks SKG, David Geffen was born in Borough Park, Brooklyn on this date in 1943, to shopkeeping parents. A dyslexic college dropout (twice), Geffen lied his way into the William Morris Agency and then became personal manager […]

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January 26: The Apollo Theater

Harlem’s Apollo Theater opened its doors as an entertainment center for the African-American community for the first time on this date in 1934 with a show, “Jazz a la Carte,” headlined by Benny Carter and his Orchestra. All the proceeds of this show were donated to the Harlem Children’s Fresh Air Fund. Founded in 1913 […]

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