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In the greater U St. area, once known as “Black Broad­way,” the 1922

Lin­coln The­atre (1215 U St. NW, 202.888.0050) and 1910 Howard The­atre (620 T St. NW, 202.803.2899, below) were hubs of jazz, draw­ing lo­cals like Duke Elling­ton plus Bil­lie Hol­i­day and Ella Fitzger­ald. To­day, these re­stored venues at­tract eclec­tic acts like Story District read­ings (Feb. 11) and Ge­orge Clin­ton & Par­lia­ment Funkadelic (Feb. 23), re­spec­tively. Though not ex­clu­sively tied to black cul­ture, Strath­more (5301 Tuck­er­man Lane, N. Bethesda, Md., 301.581.5100) presents an ar­ray of di­verse acts. One of to­day’s jazz greats, Wyn­ton Marsalis takes the stage Feb. 24 and 26 with the Jazz at Lin­coln Cen­ter Orches­tra, Na­tional Phil­har­monic and 150 gospel singers per­form­ing “All Rise,” a 12-move­ment mas­ter­work blend­ing blues, jazz, spir­i­tual and clas­si­cal.

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