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Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 04/15/2012

Hundreds dine at Howard Theatre’s first gospel brunch

Rev. Earl Trent was still preaching in the pulpit of the Florida Avenue Baptist Church in Northwest Washington, but across the street outside the Howard Theatre people were already lining up to participate in another Sunday tradition: brunch.

Gospel Brunch at the newly reopened Howard Theatre offered brunch buffets, this one in the balcony, Sunday April 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Katherine Frey - THE WASHINGTON POST)
"I have never been here before, but I am hoping that I will be able to come back if this makes a good impression," said Roxanne Defendini, who along with her husband were among the hundreds who dined at the Howard Theatre for its first “Gospel Brunch.”

The theater recently reopened after a $29 million renovation.

The Waldorf couple got to choose from a menu that included shrimp grits, fried chicken, scrambled eggs, macaroni and cheese and collard greens. As the crowds of people made their way through the food line and dined at their tables, the rousing sounds of the Harlem Gospel Choir filled the room.

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