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The Apollo Theater launches campaign to raise money for renovations

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The Apollo Theater has launched a campaign to raise $44.5 million needed to complete a nine-year renovation of the famed Harlem venue begun in 2001.When complete in 2010, the $84 million project will feature a restored terra-cotta facade and marquee, more seats, wider staircases and a cafe.

The theater, which will close for about nine months for repairs beginning in January 2010, has already received $51.5 million from public and private donors, Jonelle Procope, chief executive officer of the Apollo Theater Foundation, said in an interview after the conference. Of the $96 million goal, $12 million is earmarked for an endowment that will fund future programming.

Read more at Bloomberg

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Written by Symphony

January 17, 2008 at 2:01 am

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