Howard Theatre Reopens Its Legendary Doors

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Key Master

In this vintage photograph, jazz composer Mary Lou Williams, who composed songs for top bandleaders such as Duke Ellington, tickles the ivories at the Howard Theatre. She performed regularly between 1938 and 1948. 

(Photo: Courtesy of William P. Gottlieb)

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