Before the Apollo, before the Regal, there was The Howard Theatre. At its opening in 1910 it was “the largest colored theatre in the world.” Sadly shuttered and neglected since the early 1980s, the once majestic building with its “trunk of soul” survived death in order to be reborn in 2012.
For most of the 20th century, The Howard Theatre captivated audiences with music, dance, drama and comedy. In its early days, speakers like Booker T. Washington shared the stage with musicals, road shows, vaudeville acts, theater productions and community programs. Later, Washington’s favorite son Duke Ellington inaugurated a new era of jazz big bands on The Howard’s stage.
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MEMORIAL WEEKEN HOLIDAY DATE: SUNDAY MAY 31 2015 LOCATION: HOWARD THEATRE ADDRESS: 620 T STREET NW. WASHINGTON DC TIME: 11P-4AM DRESS CODE: ULTRA WHITE ATTIRE COLORED ACCESSORIES ALLOWED (i.e shoes,belts etc...) DRESS CODE IS STRICTLY ENFORCED AFROBEATS | HIPHOP | CARIBBEAN | LATIN | EURO | DANCE | [more]