Reel Event | Harlem Renaissance Festival

10 09 2009

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Almost four decades ago, “Cotton Came to Harlem” but next week Harlem returns the favor with a rousing tribute at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Northwest DC.

On September 18, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. the Lincoln’s storied stage will showcase the Harlem Renaissance Festival Celebration. From Duke Ellington to Langston Hughes, legendary artists have preformed at the Lincoln Theatre. This exciting multi-disciplinary art celebration will feature the big band sounds of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and the jazz stylings of Billy Holiday; along with theatrical performances drawn from a mosaic of artists and literary figures that fashioned the era. Outstanding tributes will be made by celebrity guests Jasmine Guy and Blair Underwood, as well as a musical performance by the In Series Theatre Company. Headlining the exceptional evening will be the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra presenting their signature repertoire “Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club.”

Tickets available at the Lincoln Theatre Box Office and through Ticketmaster. For more information please visit http://www.lovethelincoln.com

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