(Re)opening of Howard Theatre

Last night I attended the soft opening of the historic Howard Theatre here in Washington DC.

According to the website "...The Howard was America's first full-sized theater built for Black audiences and entertainers." The venue first opened in 1910 and closed in the late sixties after the D.C. riotsFamous black musicians like DC natives Duke Ellington and Marvin Gaye performed on the Howard Theatre stage and to honor this legacy DC rapper Wale was the first to perform in the newly restored space. 


Thursday April 12 is the official Grand Opening and the Howard Theatre will host a benefit concert and gala.  "This event is a fundraiser to support the efforts to build the Howard Theatre Culture and Education Center to include the museum, recording studio, listening library, classrooms and donor lounge."


I'm looking forward to the upcoming Roots concert on April 16 and can't wait to see what other acts grace the stage at "The Howard"



WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!
{jacket- H&M/ plaid button up- Old Navy/ tee shirt- Wale/
jeans- Hollister/ boots- Steve Madden/ bag- Dior / belt- Madewell}


The venue can hold up to 1,000 at standing room or 600 seated
at tables for a "supper club" style show.



Wale performed on stage with a live go-go band backing his songs.








For more information about the Grand Opening Gala send email to gala@howardtheatre.org.

Comments

  1. awwww I enjoyed your tweets last night about it and love the pics. Nice layering too... Im a fan :)

    Jen
    www.commecoco.com

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