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Yearly Archives: 2014

Duke Ellington Gets Official Groundbreaking for Its Modernization Project - 12/26/2014 10:54 am

At the groundbreaking in front of the east façade, government and school officials lined up; in center were Mayor Vincent Gray, School Chancellor Kaya Henderson and school co-founder Peggy Cafritz.   Mayor Vincent Gray, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson,…

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Visual Arts Junior Jermaine Carter Designs Dickstein Shapiro LLP Holiday Card - 12/17/2014 3:58 pm

Visual Arts junior Jermaine Carter’s design was selected for Dickstein Shapiro LLP’s 2014 Holiday Card. Click here to view the animated e-card! Happy Holidays from Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Dickstein Shapiro!

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Alumni Patrick Campbell Goes Viral In Wake of Police Brutality Against Men of Color - 12/16/2014 9:22 am

Patrick was born and raised in Washington DC, and he’s been drawing his whole life, so naturally, he chose to go to a high school focused on the arts. On October 10, 2004, he turned 14 years old, as a…

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Ellington Students Practice Civic Engagement - 12/16/2014 8:24 am

Ellington students practiced their civic engagement Wednesday, December 10th at the Public Engagement Forums by Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser. They spoke to the committees about the importance of supporting the Ellington Building Modernization and resources needed to do so. Led by…

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Muhsinah Takes Alt-R&B to Another Level - 12/16/2014 8:02 am

Muhsinah is an acclaimed indie music-maker and an ear-bending, standout singer, so it seems almost counter-intuitive to introduce her like she’s a newcomer to everyone’s ears. But she probably is for some. After all, such is the vastness of attention-deficit…

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PostClassical Ensemble & Ellington Chamber Singers in all-Bach concert at Dumbarton Church - 11/30/2014 1:42 pm

  Even at its most secular, the music of J.S. Bach is so radiant with religious feeling that to title a concert “Bach and the Divine” seems almost redundant. But on Saturday night at Georgetown’s Dumbarton Church, the PostClassical Ensemble…

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Featured Student – Astra Armstrong - 11/30/2014 1:17 pm

“You may shoot me with your words/ You may cut me with your eyes/ You may kill me with your hatefulness/ But still, like air, I’ll rise.” – Dr. Maya Angelou Astra Armstrong is an 18 year old with a…

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Virginia R. Williams Opera Prize - 11/30/2014 1:07 pm

The Vocal Department and a panel of professional singers and university music professors has chosen junior vocal major Samira Plummer as the first Virginia R. Williams Opera Prize winner. Auditions for the prize were held on November 20, with adjudicators…

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Visual Arts Students Featured at Smithsonian National Museum of African Art - 11/30/2014 12:43 pm

Students in the Duke Ellington High School printmaking class of Fall 2014 created works inspired by African masks. Each student artist studied a subtractive technique using scratch board materials. Each signature composition incorporates important elements of art and principles of…

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Alumni Samira Wiley in OUT Magazine - 11/14/2014 9:39 am

Ingenue Of The Year – Samira Wiley can pinpoint the exact moment acting took hold of her. She was in the third grade, attending an oratorical contest at her school, and she was bored in the way that most children made…

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