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Meet the Executioner. Your Amateur Night at the Apollo Is Over.

Mar 28, 2017 - The New York Times

C. P. Lacey glanced at his oversized silver watch and began tap-dancing across the floor of his cramped dressing room in Harlem. There was pep in his fleet-footed steps. At 55, he moved joyfully among the dazzling costumes and wigs in his dimly lit quarters.

“Gotta check my taps for sound,” Mr. Lacey, decked out in a gray silk suit and tilted fedora, said 90 minutes before showtime at the Apollo Theater. He turned up one spit-shined shoe to reveal a tiny microphone on the bottom, and t

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