I'm very excited to announce that the Howard Theatre Restoration is nearing completion!
I had posted on my involvement in the restoration project and a bit on the process I was using.
Here are some pictures I took along the way:
larger version of the slideshow HERE
My trumpets are complete and have been shipped off to Mid Ocean Studios for final fitting to Brower Hatcher's Jazz Man. The entire sculpture is en route back to DC for installation. Early morning on Monday April 9th, the statue will get hoisted up to sit on top of the restored facade. There will be a second trumpet inside the lobby display so you get to look at it up close. Additionally, you are all invited to the Howard Theatre Community Day to celebrate the restoration!
On Monday, April 9th, come on down and breathe life into The Howard Theatre's Rebirth. At 11:30am, we'll kick things off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by live performances by Robert Thompson & The James Brown Experience Band, along with a host of other talents. Also, get a glimpse of The Howard Theatre's magnificence, which will open its doors to the public for the first time in over 25 years.
For this special occasion, we're closing down T Street to dedicate the recently installed sculpture of Duke Ellington and make way for fun and celebration. Hope to see you here at The Howard Theatre, on this Grand Reopening day!
So join us:
The Howard Theatre
Monday April 9th
620 T St NW