Troy University's NABJ chapter to hold annual Apollo Night Feb. 8

Posted: Tuesday, 07 February 2012

TROY - Troy University's chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will hold its annual Apollo Night student talent show on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

The event is one of several Black History Month activities scheduled at the Troy Campus. A portion of the proceeds from Apollo Night will benefit the Christian Love Center in Troy.

Derived from Amateur Night at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, N.Y., Apollo Night is a talent competition that allows the audience to choose the winner.

"Troy University hosts this event every year but in a Trojan style," said Yasmine Hill, president of the TROY NABJ chapter. "Everything is TROY-themed. The audience absolutely loves this event. It's the talent show of the year."

Doors to the event will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets to the competition are $2 in advance from a NABJ member or $3 at the door with a canned good and $4 at the door without.