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Officials are set to cut the ribbon on a restored theater in Northwest Washington that helped launch the careers of Ella Fitzgerald and Marvin Gaye.
For more than a century, the Howard Theatre has served as a historic centerpiece in the community surrounding Washington's Shaw-Howard community. Soon, it will show off its fresh new face.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson, known for such restaurants as Red Rooster Harlem and Restaurant Aquavit, was brought on to design the menu for the theater's supper club. He will design dinner and brunch menus and help appoint an executive chef to oversee the kitchen.