President Obama Goes to the World Famous Apollo Theater
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On Thursday night, after an evening event at the home of Spike Lee, President Obama will host a star-studded concert at the Apollo Theater, headlined by Al Green and India.Arie.

At the same time, the president’s potential Republican challengers will be in North Charleston, S.C., holding their 17th debate.

According to State Senator Bill Perkins, Harlem will be paying attention to both events.



When: 01.19.2012

Category: Events Description

The Obama Victory Fund 2012 invites you to
Obama Victory Fund 2012 Concert

Thursday January 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m

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32 Responses to President Obama Goes to the World Famous Apollo Theater

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  2. President Obama was inspired to sing a bit of Al Green during a recent campaign stop at the Apollo Theater. And now you can have his rendition of “Let’s Stay Together” as a ringtone.

  3. Ametia says:

    Hat tip TOD. Thank you Chips!
    Yes, folks, the POTUS can sing too, but he did deliver a message to the crowd

  4. Let’s Stay Together

    Little did we know the President could sing
    Eloquent notes from the once gospel king
    There is much we let slip but should we be
    So blind we close our eyes that we might not see

    Since, since we been together
    There were all kinds of bad weather
    And in good or bad, happy or sad
    You and I had a President, at 3 a.m glad

    To answer the testing questions to take threats out
    Oceanic pirates, obstructiv­e filibuster­s and hush Osama’s clout
    Got in President Obama a man who cares
    Education, Health, Jobs, Energy all improved over his years
    Today his sings, “I, I’m so in love with you”
    He works for this country as if this were true
    Elected when things were at their worst, a dead economy
    Recession threatened but was averted; open your eyes, GOP


  5. President Obama Sings Al Green REMIX!!!

  6. Al Green – Al Green: ‘Barack Obama Nailed My Song’

    Al Green has given Barack Obama his seal of approval after the U.S. President belted out a brief rendition of his soul classic Let’s Stay Together at a New York City fundraiser on Thursday (19Jan12).

    Obama wowed guests with an impromptu performance at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem and video footage of the event has since gone viral.

    After singing the track’s opening line, the politician told the crowd his aides had doubted he would burst into song at the gala, saying, “Those guys didn’t think I would do it! I told you I was gonna do it!”

    Now music veteran Green has spoken of his pride after hearing the president crooning his tune, telling Obama was “terrific”.

    He adds, “He nailed it. I was thrilled that the President even mentioned my name, and if the President can get the economy going again and get everything going that he wants to, then we’ll all be together.”

  7. Obama’s “performance” at the Apollo last night shot “Let’s Stay Together” to #2 on iTunes’ R&B/Soul.

  8. rikyrah says:

    January 20, 2012 9:45 AM

    What retreat looks like
    By Steve Benen

    About a month ago, Mitt Romney was asked whether he’d release his tax returns. He said, “I doubt it,” adding, “I don’t intend to.”

    Eight days later, Romney said he’d “consider” releasing his tax returns, but the disclosure would only come after he’s elected to the White House.

    Earlier this week, Romney said he’s “not opposed” to disclosure, “if” there’s been a “tradition.” He added he’ll “keep that open” around “the April time period.”

    Last night, Romney said he’ll “probably” release his tax returns. Asked about previous years, he said, “Maybe.”

    And that led to a new position this morning on Fox News.

    “I’ll release those on April 15.”

    For those keeping score at home, that’s five different positions on disclosure in just four weeks.

    Also note, when Romney addressed the subject this morning, he said he doesn’t want to “give the Democrats a nice little present of having multiple releases.”

    I’m not sure why Republicans should find this reassuring: if Romney’s tax returns include “presents” for Democrats, why should GOP primary voters spend the next three months voting for him?

  9. rikyrah says:

    those pics were fierce

  10. dannie22 says:

    It felt so good to see PBO speak after watching that crud of a “debate” yesterday

  11. President Obama Takes Apollo Crowd To Church With Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’

    While the Republican candidates for president duked it out in South Carolina at Thursday night’s debate, current President Barack Obama commanded the stage at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater, and in the spirit of the venue, briefly showed the crowd his Crooner-in-Chief skills with a soulful rendition of Rev. Al Green‘s “Let’s Stay Together” that was good enough, as the President noted, to avoid the Sandman’s hook.

    Of course, he only sang a (perhaps SOPA-conscious?) eight-second snippet of Green’s classic quiet storm, so there wasn’t much time for the crowd to turn against him, but I think he definitely left them wanting more. Say what you will about the President, but singing “Let’s Stay Together” at the Apollo Theater, with Al Green in the room, takes more balls than a bowling alley.

  12. Dear, President Obama!

    And I Am Telling You..

    • Ametia says:

      LMBAO DITTO! And PBO sings,



  13. President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at the Apollo Theatre in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

  14. Marine One helicopter with US President Barack Obama on board prepares to land at a field in New York on January 19, 2012. Obama arrived in New York to attend campaign events

  15. It’s Showtime..

    Your heart skips a beat…hold on to your seat

    Get into the groove…

    • Al Green, India.Arie to Serenade Obama at the Apollo

      MANHATTAN — President Barack Obama is set to take take center stage at the legendary Apollo Theater next week, where he’ll be serenaded by crooners Al Green and India.Arie.

      Officials at the Harlem theater confirmed to DNAinfo that the president will make an appearance at a concert fundraiser in his honor on Jan. 19.

      According to an invitation posted by Politico, the show, which is being hosted by The Obama Victory Fund 2012, will kick off at 7 p.m. and will also feature Lin-Manuel Miranda as a special guest.

  16. Ametia says:

    Here’s PBO’s 2007 visit to the Apollo! Looking forward to a broadcast of this event.

    • Thank you, Ametia! Good stuff. I sure hope there is a live stream.

      • Spike Lee hosts Obama fundraiser tonight

        It’ll be a three million dollar night in New York for President Obama as he makes a 5 and a half hour visit to the Big Apple to attend four fund-raising events for his re-election campaign.

        Film Director Spike Lee is hosting one of the four events at his home. About 45 supporters will each pay $35,800 to attend. That amount includes the legal maximum of $2,500 for the Obama Campaign’s primary and general election drives and $30,800 for the Democratic National Committee, the most an individual can legally contribute to the national party.

        The first two events of the evening are being staged at Daniel, a posh French Restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Its six-course tasting menu runs $175. But supporters of the president’s re-election will pay either $5,000 or $15,000 to attend one of the two events.

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