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Archive - Aug 14, 2012

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Here is something we had not experienced for awhile, at least not in Washington: An old-fashioned supper club. The scene was the beautiful Howard Theatre. Built in 1910, the theatre launched the careers of such luminaries as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye and the Supremes. Sadly, the structure deteriorated after the 1968 riots and lay vacant for 32 years.

Beautifully restored to its original Beaux Art glory, the historic building reopened last April with a gala bash and much fanfare. Now, patrons enjoy good food with their culture.