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These sisters never imagined their restaurant would become a D.C. jazz institution

Mar 30, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

In 1987, when Kelly and Maze Tesfaye opened Twins in a scruffy upstairs space at 14th Street and Colorado Avenue NW, D.C. jazz fans already had multiple options for seeing live jazz. They could go to Blues Alley, Moore's Love and Peace, Mr. Y's Gold Room, One Step Down, Les Nieces and HR-57; later came Cafe Nema and the reborn Bohemian Caverns. Thirty years later, all of those venues, save Blues Alley, are gone. Twins, albeit in a different location on U Street NW, soldiers on. How have they man

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