Three Quarters of a Century Later, Apollo's Still Got Soul (And Stars)

by EVAN MULVIHILL · June 9, 2009

[Mariah Carey and Prince snuggle up to one another. All photos by DAVID X PRUTTING for PMc] The Apollo Theater celebrated its 75th anniversary with a star-studded cast of actors, artists, and politicians. Among them were this year's two inductees to the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame, musical prodigy Quincy Jones and soul songstress Patti LaBelle. Also honored were Bill and wife Camille Cosby, who were both awarded the Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Arts & Humanitarian Award. Among those there to pay their respects and their homage were Real Housewife of NYC Bethenny Frankel, actor/musician Jamie Foxx, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Al Sharpton, Bill and Camille Cosby

American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino performs

Bethenny Frankel, Phylicia Rashad with her family

Record Exec Kevin Liles, Erika Jones, Designer Roberto Cavalli

Jamie Foxx with newly inducted Apollo Legends Hall of Famer Quincy Jones

Patti LaBelle, this year's other Apollo Legends Hall of Famer

Mayor Michael Bloomberg with "companion" Diana Taylor