Thursday, August 25, 2016

The 7th Annual Apollo in the Hamptons

Ronald O. Perelman, Pharrell Williams, John Sykes, and Usher
On Saturday, August 20th, Apollo Theater Trustee Ronald Perelman hosted a dinner and private concert at his East Hampton home, to benefit the non-profit Apollo Theater. This year’s event raised $5 million to support the Apollo’s artistic, educational, and outreach programs, which build on the Theater’s rich history as a cultural and economic anchor to Harlem, and as a nurturer of emerging talent.

The 7th Annual Apollo in the Hamptons featured a blowout concert with performances by legendary superstars Lionel Richie, Jon Bon Jovi, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani, Ciara, Kimberly Nichole (The Voice) with popular live band The Roots as the house band.
Jon Bon Jovi and Kimberly Nichole
Joe Walsh
Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani
The event was co-chaired by Apollo board member Ronald Perelman; Apollo Board Chairman Dick Parsons; Chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft; and Jon Bon Jovi, and was underwritten by Mr. Perelman. Other notable guests included: Usher Raymond IV, Jack Nicholson, Chris Rock, NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray, NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Former US Secretary of State General Colin Powell, alongside Elaine Irwin, Jay Penske, Don Johnson, Howard & Beth Stern, Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman, Dexter Goel, Tamron Hall, John McEnroe and Patty Smyth.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
Lionel Richie
The Apollo Theater is one of Harlem’s most distinguished and enduring institutions. The Apollo is committed to enhancing the life of its community through a variety of arts, education and community programs designed to engage children, adults, schools, families, artists, and local organizations. Apollo education programs provide nearly 4,000 New York City students, many from undeserved backgrounds, with unique opportunities for career development, mentorship and exposure to high-quality arts programs in their community.

The Apollo Theater Academy cultivates the next generation of arts professionals through in-school seminars, arts management internships, technical theater apprenticeships, and other programs focused on careers in arts and entertainment; while the nationally-recognized Apollo Oral History Project works directly in Harlem public schools to engage students with a sequential, standards-based curriculum that transforms oral histories into original theater and video works. Other Apollo education programs including Teen Takeover, School Tours, Family Showtime and School Day Live engage New York City students and their families with world-class arts programming on the legendary Apollo stage.
Jack Nicholson
Lionel Richie and Lisa Parigi
Katie Holmes and Jane Rosenthal
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
Harvey Weinstein, Megalyn Echikunwoke, and Chris Rock
Katie Holmes and Georgina Chapman
Chirlane McCray and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
Jennifer Lopez
Usher; Ronald O. Perelman, Questlove, and Christine Taylor
John McEnroe and Don Johnson
John McEnroe and Patty Smyth
Christie Brinkley and Fran Lebowitz
Chris Rock and Megalyn Echikunwoke
Pharrell Williams, John Sykes, and Usher
Jon Bon Jovi; Ronald O. Perelman, and John McEnroe
Desiree Gruber and Aryeh Bourkoff
Andrew Saffir and Daniel Benedict
Ray Kelly, Veronica Kelly, Jonelle Procope, and Fred Terrell
Tina Farris, Jonelle Procope, and Nina Flowers
Isabelle White, Juliet Basraoui, Sage Sanucchi, and Michaela Brawn
Albert Cruz, Laura Cruz, and Andrew Chapman
Aisha Topicz, Robert Kraft, Michael Rubin, and Camille Fishel
Nathan Bram, Ben Bram, Jenny Bram, and Henry Bram
Azteca Henry, Thomas J. Henry, and Maya Henry
Aryeh Bourkoff and Olivia Bourkoff
Tariq, Nicole Hurst, Alisa Joe, Carl Jenkins, Benzo, Ebony Joy, and Damon Ford
Harold Vera and Kathryn Turner
Harold Ford and Emily Ford
Monique Gibson
Adam Moelis, Greg Lerner, Kate Moelis, and Rohan Vaidya
Ernie Rudloff, Daisey Holmes, Judy Gilbert, and Rod Gilbert
Sandra Lee and Andrew Cuomo
Kelly Meyer and Marie-Josee Kravis
Simon Kirk and Maria Angelica Figueredo
Nicole Bronish, David Tepper, Casey Tepper, and Ross Gordon
Cici, Daniel Glass, and Deborah Glass
Julie Menin, Eric Schneidermam, and Danielle Levine
Olmo Schnabel and Kelly Meyer
Lauren Mariani and Ari Gabinet
Sessa von Richtofen, Richard Johnson, and Eden Williams
Francesca Beale and Christopher Beale
Lorraine Schwartz, Caron Devy, Ofira Sandberg, and Pharrell Williams
Eric Tait and Kathleen Tait
Patty Newburger, Robert Wechsler, and Lauren McGowan
Danielle Levine, Josh Ufberg, and Robyn Sorid
Carine Katz and Lori Blatstein
Charlie Rose, Christine Taylor, and David Foster
Mickey Edelsten, Colin Powell, and Jo Carole Lauder
Elaine Irwin, Christie Brinkley, and Georgina Chapman
Darren Walker and Alma Powell
Yolanda Brown and Alvin Brown
Christian Mortinger, Guita Mortinger, and Jonelle Procope
Stephanie Bon Jovi and Veronica De Piante
Donny Deutsch
Sasha Allen
Ron Moelis, Kate Moelis, and Adam Moelis
Tommy Baratta and Ray Nicholson
Bronson van Wyck and Glenn Fuhrman
Sasha Allen and Kimberly Nichole
Robert Kraft and Shawn Gee
Photographs by Patrick McMullan