Apollo Theater to induct 3 comedians into walk of fame

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Posted: Sep 23, 2015 1:05 PM
Apollo Theater to induct 3 comedians into walk of fame

NEW YORK (AP) — The Apollo Theater in Harlem will induct comics Richard Pryor, Moms Mabley and Redd Foxx into its walk of fame.

It says the legendary comedians will be inducted during a special ceremony on Oct. 1.

The theater says it's the first time that it will be inducting non-musical artists into the Apollo Walk of Fame. All three had longstanding relationships with the Apollo.

The historic theater also is launching a new comedy series on the same night. The Apollo Comedy Club will feature emerging comics.

Its fall and winter season also includes the return of the international hip-hop dance festival Breakin' Convention that will feature French dance duo Les Twins.

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