There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Vincent Gray and the Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes-Norton. The Duke Ellington”Encore” sculpture by Zachary Oxman will be officially dedicated. Live entertainment from local artists is also on the schedule for Monday.
The public will also have an opportunity of see the renovations of the theater with guided tours during the day from noon to 3 pm.
Wale, the self-proclaimed “Ambassador of Rap for the Capital,”will perform the first concert at the newly restored Howard Theater at 9 pm Monday night. Doors open at 7 pm and tickets are $35 in advance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (
The Grand Opening Gala and Benefit Concert is Thursday, April 12.