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Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Mayor Vincent Gray and Councilman Jim Graham join others for the ribbon-cutting at the newly renovated Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 9, 2012. The theater, which originally opened in 1910, was one of the first places African-Americans could see live musical acts. The club promises to offer live acts again, this time with a full-scale kitchen and bar as well. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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