Happy 90th birthday to the legend behind the Apollo legend: Bobby Schiffman. I owe so much to him and his generosity towards me as I researched my book. Amazing is an overworked word these days, but Bobby’s life growing up in and running the Apollo can only be described as just that: Amazing. He spent endless hours regaling me with fabulous stories and thoughtfully explaining his perspective on the theater and it’s uniquely crucial role in African American history, and more than we may realize, in all our lives. He’s still a brilliant raconteur today — may he continue telling his fantastic tales for years to come!