Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates participates in the first-ever theatrically staged reading of his prize-winning book "Between the World and Me" at New York's Apollo Theater, Monday, April 2, 2018.
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In a stage recital of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me," Monday night, a capacity crowd at the famed Apollo Theater cheered the author and the readers of his prize-winning book.A jazz trio on the upper stage played for much of the show, led by pianist Jason Moran, who composed the soundtrack for the film "Selma".Midway through the show, Common and Black Thought rapped together, with Common updating his "Black America Again" to add a reference to Stephon Clark, the unarmed black man shot and killed by police in Sacramento, California.Monday night's was the debut performance, followed by a show Tuesday (with a slightly different group of readers) at the Apollo.
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