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Howard Theatre Community Day Apr. 9 – Duke Ellington Sculpture Looks Amazing!

by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2012 at 11:00 am 24 Comments

620 T St, NW

Community Day @ The Howard Theatre is this Monday, April 9th:

“On Monday, April 9th, come on down and breathe life into The Howard Theatre’s Rebirth. At 11:30am, we’ll kick things off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by live performances by Robert Thompson & The James Brown Experience Band, along with a host of other talents. Also, get a glimpse of The Howard Theatre’s magnificence, which will open its doors to the public for the first time in over 25 years.

For this special occasion, we’re closing down T Street to dedicate the recently installed sculpture of Duke Ellington and make way for fun and celebration. Hope to see you here at The Howard Theatre, on this Grand Reopening day!”

And last week a reader sent in some cell phone photos of the Duke Ellington sculpture going up in the plaza out front. I went back on Monday and my jaw promptly hit the ground. It looks amazing:

Remember when the building looked like this back in 2008:

Hard to believe this was a horse’s ass award nominee back in June 2009.


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