A Peekskill Middle School student will head to the famed Apollo Wednesday night to compete in its Amateur Night. Read below for more information from the district on the student and his talents:
Miles J. Harvey, a sixth grader at Peekskill Middle School, will perform at the historic Apollo Theater in New York on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. He will be participating in a famous competition, Amateur Night at the Apollo, which first began in 1934.
According to the Apollo, “Throughout the Amateur Night season, contestants from all over the world compete for the winning title and a cash prize of $10,000. Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone.”
Tickets to the performance are $19, $25, $29 and are available In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com. More information is available at the Apollo Theater Web site, www.apollotheater.org/programs/amateur-night. A free Apollo Amateur Night App can be downloaded from iTunes, and provides the chance to follow the competition from a cell phone.
Despite his youth, Miles J. Harvey has delighted Peekskill audiences with his singing talents for many years. He starred in last year’s Suessical the Musical at Peekskill High School, and has appeared in many school and community concerts. He has also had a small part on television’s Law and Order. He is shown in the photo at the Peekskill Middle School Winter Concert.