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A century of history, now with Mos Def

Published On 04/12/2012 Published On 04/12/2012
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1. The Howard Theatre 620 T St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Shaw)

A historic 1910 theatre, The Howard was home to movers and shakers such as Booker T. Washington and iconic performers like Otis Redding, The Supremes, and Aretha Franklin. A beacon of hope during the racist turmoil of the early 20th century, the theatre closed in the late '60s. The Howard opened its doors again for the first time in 2012, boasting a 29-million-dollar remodel. With a well preserved legacy, the theatre now has new life, hosting influential acts like The Roots.