Digital Records: The Performers

While searching for images from events at the theatre, I came across concert photographer Kyle Gustafson who had shot multiple artists at the historic venue. These images not only gave me a look at the inside of the theater at a time of action but also allowed me to get a good idea of who has graced the stage within the past couple of years. In my research, I found that artists such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole had performed sets there, the theatre primarily catering to the surrounding black community. As seen the though the images, both the audiences and performers have become more diverse throughout the years, therefore becoming apart of modern D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC - October 13th, 2014 - Flying Lotus performs at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C. His fifth studio album, You're Dead, was released last week to great acclaim from Pitchfork, NME, The Guardian and many others. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC – October 13th, 2014 – Flying Lotus performs at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C. His fifth studio album, You’re Dead, was released last week to great acclaim from Pitchfork, NME, The Guardian and many others. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC - March 7, 2015 - Hozier (second from left) performs at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C. His hit song "Take Me To Church" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2015 Grammys. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC – March 7, 2015 – Hozier (second from left) performs at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C. His hit song “Take Me To Church” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2015 Grammys. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC - March 7, 2015 - Hozier (right) performs at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C. His hit song "Take Me To Church" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2015 Grammys. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC – March 7, 2015 – Hozier (right) performs at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C. His hit song “Take Me To Church” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2015 Grammys. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC - October 14th, 2013 - Grammy Award nominee Janelle Monae performs at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C. Monae's performance included a cover of The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" as well as her singles "Tightrope" and "Q.U.E.E.N." (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC – October 14th, 2013 – Grammy Award nominee Janelle Monae performs at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C. Monae’s performance included a cover of The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” as well as her singles “Tightrope” and “Q.U.E.E.N.” (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

Photo Links:

http://kylegustafson.com/2015/02/flying-lotus-lincoln-theatre-photos/

http://kylegustafson.com/2015/03/hozier-lincoln-theatre-photos/

http://kylegustafson.com/2013/10/janelle-monae-lincoln-theatre/

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