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From a press release:

“The world-renowned Howard University Gospel Choir returns to Safeway’s new Petworth location [3830 Georgia Ave, NW] this Friday evening, December 5, at 6:00 pm – fresh from their appearance at the grocer’s Feast of Sharing last week.

Founded in 1968 on the campus of Howard University and based out of the historic Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, the Howard Gospel Choir emerged as the first college gospel choir on any collegiate campus in the nation. The award-winning ensemble travels extensively throughout the United States and has most recently headlined tours to the European countries of Denmark, Italy, Montenegro, Slovakia and Sweden.

Alumni of the Howard Gospel Choir include Grammy Award winner Richard Smallwood and Elberta “Twinkie” Clark of the legendary Clark Sisters gospel group. The choir is currently under the direction of Reginald Golden, a Howard University alumnus from Cleveland, Ohio.

The Petworth store opened on June 27 featuring a performance by the Urban Nation Youth Hip Hop Choir hours after the doors opened and has hosted a myriad of other events and activities that have included a community health fair, a back-to-school education fair, Pumpkin decorating for kids, and regular jazz performances from local musicians.”


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