Apollo In The Hamptons

Mette Towley

On Saturday, August 11, Apollo Theater Vice Chairman Ronald O. Perelman hosted a dinner and private concert at his East Hampton home, to benefit the non-profit Apollo Theater. This year’s event raised more than $4 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 9th Annual Apollo in the Hamptons featured a blowout concert with performances by legendary singer Chaka Khan, Sting, Shaggy, Alice Smith Jr., and a surprise visit from Chris Martin, with The Roots as the live house band. The event was co-chaired by Perelman, rock legend Jon Bon Jovi, Apollo Board Chairman Dick Parsons, and Chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and was underwritten entirely by Perelman.

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