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Pondering meaning of changing D.C. demographics

The Washington Post, 11 April 2011
Publié le : 11 avril 2011
 Marc Fisher 

"Tony Puesan felt very much the pioneer when he opened his jazz club on 14th Street NW in 1993. On an avenue of boarded-up storefronts, a desolate reminder of the devastation wrought by the city's 1968 race riots, the low rents were more than justified by the high crime rate. But Puesan saw a chance to bridge Washington's racial divide. And he did, attracting a satisfying blend of blacks, whites and others to hear live music.

"Now Puesan's nightspot, the HR-57 Center for the Preservation of Jazz and Blues, has moved to H Street NE. Once again, the lure was finding the racial mix that the influx of whites has made increasingly rare along the 14th Street corridor. On H Street, Puesan is confident he can not only keep the District's jazz scene alive but also demonstrate that even as its demographics change, Washington still defines itself culturally and politically through its African American heritage."

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