Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Apple Stores Hold Black Music Month Concerts Across The US
Apple Stores across country holding Black Music Month concerts
By Jeff Smykil Published: June 02, 2008 - 07:10PM CT
One of the things that sets Apple apart from other retailers is the in-house music events they hold at their stores, which include the iTunes Live concerts series. This month, in recognition of Black Music Month, Apple stores are hosting a variety of concerts around the country featuring various African American artists. The concerts are being held primarily in larger cities such as Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, New York, and Santa Monica. One smaller venue will be getting a single show: the Apple Store, Somerset, in Troy, Michigan. Apple's recently opened Boston shop, now the largest Apple Store in the world, is noticeably missing from the list of venues.
Some of the higher-profile performances are from acts such as Wyclef Jean (Apple Store, Soho - June 9, 7:00PM), MC Lyte (Aple Store, Third Street Promenade - June 20, 7:00PM), Talib Kweli (Apple Store, SoHo - June 25, 6:00PM), and former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams (Apple Store, North Michigan Avenue, June 28, 7:00PM).
A full schedule can be viewed at the retail events page.
The concerts seem to be free to the public (no mention of admission) but are limited by space; attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. There are 24 concerts total.
(As seen on http://arstechnica.com/)
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