Once the home of Washington, D.C.'s "Black Broadway" district, the Howard Theatre is reopening after decades of inactivity. Tim Cooper hide caption

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Shannon Powell performs with the Palm Court Jazz Band at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Clayton Call/Redferns hide caption

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Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition winner Kris Bowers, a pianist, was one of the first musicians to appear on Piano Jazz Rising Stars. Lauren Desberg hide caption

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Etta James rehearses a song before recording at Fame Studios circa 1967 in Muscle Shoals, Ala. House Of Fame LLC/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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