A-List celebrities. Musical performances. Fancy foods. Read accounts of Saturday’s benefit event, which raised $1.5 million for the Apollo Theater:
- Forbes, “Celebrities Gather At The Hamptons For Billionaire Ronald Perelman’s Apollo Benefit“
- Wall Street Journal, “In the Hamptons, Showtime for the Apollo“
Also of note, Jamie Foxx announced plans to bring back “Showtime at the Apollo:”
When Foxx took the stage at the Apollo in the Hamptons benefit at Ronald Perelman’s East Hampton estate Saturday night, he announced that he’ll be bringing back the variety show that ended its 21-year run in 2008. It included performances by professionals and amateurs who were sometimes booed off the stage, including Foxx as a young comedian. He said, “The Apollo did it long before ‘American Idol,’ except the audience were the judges.” Foxx will executive-produce the show for BET.