Even though howard theathre used to be a place where jazz, classical, and gospel music used to be played, the gentrification promoted the assimilation of younger people and therefore it currently boasts a largely hip-hop theme. Dont get me wrong, it is still very representive of the culture that was built in U street in the early 20th century, but now it doesnt sound as it used to. It does, however, promote the same musical nature that it used to. The culture is the same, U Street still boasts the musical experssion that it used to, the difference is the medium it presents it in. Even though times have changed, Howard theater is still representative of the culture that U Street created when it used to be the jazz center of DC.