Metallica to headline at the Apollo

NEW YORK — There will be a different type of Sandman featured at the Apollo next month.

Metallica is set to rock the legendary Harlem venue Sept. 21.

The band will promote its 3D concert-action film “Metallica Through the Never,” released in IMAX on Sept. 27 and other theaters a week later. It also will air live on a special temporary Metallica channel on SiriusXM.

The Apollo, revered for its place in black entertainment and historic performances from the likes of James Brown to Michael Jackson, has become a venue for rock legends in recent years, including Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney.

And while the Apollo is known for its “Sandman” character who boots weak contestants during its famous amateur show, “Enter Sandman” is one of Metallica’s famous songs.

Drama vet Braugher loves getting laughs

— Andre Braugher has had two decades of acclaim for his serious TV roles, ranging from “Homicide” to “Last Resort.”

Now he’s playing it for laughs on the new Fox comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

Braugher said at a recent Television Critics Association session that there’s a little bit of a learning curve. He praised his fellow cast members as a funny group that he is watching like a hawk and learning from.

The ensemble includes co-star Andy Samberg as an NYPD detective who, off-duty, is a goof-off. Braugher plays his up-tight, no-nonsense sergeant.

Braugher said being part of a comedy is much more uplifting than the dramas he has done — and he’s loving it.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” premieres this fall.

Associated Press