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Those who frequented the Howard Theatre back in the day are impressed with the newly renovated space. Stars including Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross once performed at the club, which many residents remember cutting school for to see the shows. The theater will now offer a full-scale kitchen, bar and, of course, live acts. (Barbara L. Sallisbury/The Washington Times)

Those who frequented the Howard Theatre back in the day are impressed with the newly renovated space. Stars including Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross once performed at the club, which many residents remember cutting school for to see the shows. The theater will now offer a full-scale kitchen, bar and, of course, live acts. (Barbara L. Sallisbury/The Washington Times)

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