During the Harlem Renaissance, the U Street neighborhood in DC hosted many jazz greats of the age including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Count Bassie and Washington's favorite son, Duke Ellington. The Lincoln, built in 1921, was renovated and reopened in 1993 as a nonprofit, multicultural arts venue. With a schedule packed with black pop, jazz and soul artists, Hispanic folk music, African dance ensembles, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra series and the Gay Man's Chorus of Washington, this 1225-seat space is rarely quiet and always worth checking out. It was listed on the U.S National Register of Historic Places in the year 1993.
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