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Yearly Archives: 2013

DC Preservation Celebrates Beatles 50th Anniversary - 12/24/2013 2:47 pm

Ellington Show Band, Show Choir, and Chamber Singers featured in DC Preservation League celebration video! Washington DC’s Preservation League celebrates the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles first North American concert at the Washington Coliseum, February 11, 1964. Anniversary concert at…

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Ellington in TOP 10 for 6th Annual DC-CAPital Stars Gala - 12/24/2013 2:35 pm

Announcing the top 10 Finalists for the DC-CAP Gala Competition! Keep our fingers crossed that some of our students will place in the Top 3 to win extra money for college! The Top 10 Finalists: Audrey Rinehart Bevara Anderson Birane…

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Ellington Students Design 2013 Holidays at The White House Tour Book - 12/17/2013 11:52 am

2013 Holidays at The White House This year’s theme is ‘Gather Around’. It celebrates the stories and traditions that bring us together this special time of year. As members of one American family, we are united in a story built…

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Ne-Yo visits Duke Ellington School of the Arts - 12/13/2013 11:44 am

Ne-Yo, the Grammy Award winning R&B singer and songwriter, made a surprise visit to a Duke Ellington School of the Arts assembly this afternoon. Ne-Yo answered questions, accepted handshakes and hugs, and posed for pictures with the delighted student body….

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Duke Ellington School Celebrates Co-Founder: Mike Malone Remembered as Students, Staff Perform ‘Black Nativity’ - 12/5/2013 2:54 pm

Rory Pullens paused as he reflected on the coalescing of the many stage productions produced at the famed Duke Ellington School of the Arts. However, the reverence in the voice of the school’s CEO could easily be discerned when he…

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DC Performing Arts Family Is Homeless - 12/4/2013 9:46 am

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — Jazz Bemah is an 11th grade dance student at the Duke Ellington school for the Arts in D.C. She has a major role in the schools upcoming “Black Nativity” production for the holiday season. Jazz’s mother and…

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DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson Visits Ellington! - 10/29/2013 1:56 pm

DCPS Chancellor visited Duke Ellington campus on Tuesday, October 22nd. After her visit, she shouted @DukeEllingtonDC on Twitter! Impressed by Ms.Snyder & the Engl Dept @DukeEllingtonDC 4 their focus on developing writing skills! That's what I'm talking abt! #weRdcps —…

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DCPS Honors Teachers, Administrators - 10/29/2013 9:58 am

October has been an exciting time for the educators of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) system. Kathy Hollowell-Makle, a kindergarten teacher at Simon Elementary, and Kelly Miller Middle School principal Abdullah Zaki were named as the school system’s…

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Duke Ellington Teacher Receives Prestigious Arts Award - 10/29/2013 9:54 am

Marta Reid Stewart, an educator at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, has been honored with the “Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education” award in celebration of the arts in D.C. Stewart, well-known in the local arts arena for the…

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A Shining Star in Our Nation’s Capital: The Duke Ellington School of the Arts - 10/29/2013 9:51 am

While Washington DC’s District schools struggle with a 53 percent graduation rate, 99 percent of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts seniors have graduated. Yet 42 percent of Ellington’s students come from “the most under-served wards in the District,”…

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