A New Age for a Historic Stage

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There's a new place to hear live music and see performances in D.C. Well, it's not exactly new.

Washington's historic Lincoln Theater (1215 U St. N.W.) is debuting a new series of live performances, concerts, plays and other events.

"Live at Lincoln" will open April 6, featuring gospel duo Mary Mary and singers BeBe and CeCe Winans.

Mary Mary is credited with introducing elements of soul music, hip-hop, funk and jazz to contemporary gospel. BeBe and CeCe Winans are on their final tour as a duo.

The restored theater has gone through some difficult times. In its heyday, it hosted big names like Duke Ellington, but closed after D.C.'s 1968 riots. It reopened in 1994 and has been known to draw big audiences to U Street by hosting productions from groups such as Arena Stage.

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