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BET's Centric Kicks Off New Original Series "Apollo Live" Hosted By Tony Rock

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 1, 2012 at 1:45PM

APOLLO LIVE—CENTRIC’s NEW TALENT COMPETITION SERIES—TO HOLD AUDITIONS IN NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, D.C., CHICAGO AND ATLANTA
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APOLLO LIVE—CENTRIC’s NEW TALENT COMPETITION SERIES—TO HOLD AUDITIONS IN NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, D.C., CHICAGO AND ATLANTA

Hosted by Comedian Tony Rock, the New Talent Competition will Feature

Judges Michael Bivins and Doug E. Fresh

WHAT: CENTRIC, BET Network’s signature channel kicks off auditions for its new original series APOLLO LIVE.  Inspired by the Apollo’s legendary Amateur Night and hosted by comedian/actor Tony Rock, the show will include new, exciting elements such as a judging panel featuring R&B producer/artist Michael Bivins and hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh.

WHERE:   NEW YORK

Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th

Apollo Theater
253 West 125th St., New York, NY 10027
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Tuesday, May 8th and Wednesday, May 9th 

Location To Be Announced ----- 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.

CHICAGO
Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th 

Location To Be Announced ---- 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. (on 5/11)

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (on 5/12)

ATLANTA
Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th 

Location To Be Announced ----  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Contestants should log on to www.BET.com/Apollo for a complete set of the rules and eligibility requirements.

APOLLO LIVE marks the legendary Apollo Theater’s return to television after the successful 21-year run of the popular Showtime at the Apollo and will be taped in front of a live audience at the Theater. The series will draw upon elements and traditions from the Apollo’s long-running weekly live Amateur Night show, including audience voting, and the infamous “Executioner” who sweeps unsuccessful performers off the stage.

APOLLO LIVE is a BET Production and is executive produced by Jamie FoxxMarcus King and Don Weiner.

For more information and to check for location updates, please visit http://www.CentricTV.com. For up-to-the-minute information, follow us on Twitter @CentricTV.


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