May 17, 2013

It’s Showtime: Apollo Launches Festival With SWV, Tichina Arnold, Lamman Rucker & more

SWV Lamman Rucker Tichina Arnold

The Apollo Theater has announced its first Harlem Healthy Soul Festival – a new community initiative focused on family health and wellness.

Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the cultural celebration will feature performances by SWV, Noel Gourdin, Doug E. Fresh, John Michael, Angelique Sabrina and other not-yet-announced entertainers. Harlem Healthy Soul Festival will also have performances by Apollo Amateur Night winner Shaliek, Harlem Seeds, Dance Theater of Harlem and the kids group, Little Club Heads.

There will also be appearances by actors Tichina Arnold (“Happily Divorced”), Tamara Tunie (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) and Lamman Rucker (Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns”).

Dr. Bob Lee of New York’s WBLS 107.5 FM will host the festival.

Noel Gourdin & Tamara Tunie

The free, day-long festival will take place on Saturday, June 1 starting at noon and will transform 126th Street behind the Apollo into a block party filled with music, entertainment, celebrity performances, health and educational resources and family fun.

Harlem Healthy Soul Festival will offer families an array of activities such as health screenings, nutrition-focused cooking demonstrations, celebrity performances, and exercise modules. EmblemHealth and Manhattan’s Physician Group will also provide free health screenings, and Charles LaSalle of The City Gym Boys will also be on hand as well.

For additional details on the festival, go to You can also follow them via social media on Twitter @HarlemHealthy and on Facebook @HarlemHealthySoulFestival.


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