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Yearly Archives: 2017

YoYo Ma Visits Ellington String Students - 11/28/2017 11:14 pm

Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Yo-Yo Ma Visits a Mus… Students “make our communities and our country stronger, more creative, and more filled with purpose.”—Yo-Yo Ma, Artistic Advisor at Large The Kennedy Center embraces one of JFK’s most enduring…

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Ellington Alumnus Anthony Anderson Featured on NBC Today Show - 11/27/2017 11:00 pm

Meet the young opera singer on his way to sharing his voice with the world   Anthony Anderson did not have an easy childhood, but he did discover his passions at an early age. In this week’s Sunday Closer, NBC’s…

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The education of Dave Chappelle: How a Duke Ellington School of the Arts prepared him for stardom - 11/10/2017 6:52 pm

Comedian Dave Chappelle’s mention of the D.C. Public Schools during the 2017 Emmy Awards in September was the sort of absurd eruption that live television and the Internet love. As he and Melissa McCarthy strayed off script before presenting an award…

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Duke Ellington School of the Arts Reopens with Dual-Leadership Model - 10/20/2017 10:12 am

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Reopens with Dual-Leadership Model Washington, D.C.: The Duke Ellington School for the Arts Project Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has selected new leadership for the 2017-2018 school year.   Tia…

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Alumnus Dave Chappelle gives Emmy to students of Duke Ellington School of the Arts - 10/4/2017 9:56 am

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – Comedian Dave Chappelle, a DC native, was at his alma mater Friday to receive an award when he awarded the school with his Emmy.  “Just so you know even though the odds are wildly against it, this…

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Mayor Bowser Cuts Ribbon on Modernized Duke Ellington School of the Arts - 10/4/2017 9:51 am

Having trouble viewing the video? Click here. Saturday, August 19, 2017 Today, Mayor Bowser cut the ribbon on the fully modernized Duke Ellington School of the Arts, located at 3500 R Street, NW. The Mayor was joined at the ribbon…

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Ellington Students Participate in DCPS Summer Study Abroad - 07/20/2017 2:13 pm

D.C. Public School students reportedly visited Bao Bao the panda on a study abroad trip in China. The students fed Bao Bao bamboo at her new home in the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda, according to…

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Ellington Vocal Music Student Feature in Washington Post - 07/6/2017 1:33 pm

  See that kid over there? Yeah, the one with the ‘80s style rapper hair. The burrito technician on the Chipotle assembly line who, his bosses told him, was way too slow with your carnitas. You know what that guy…

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SoundExchange Charitable Event Benefits DC’s Historic Duke Ellington School of the Arts - 06/26/2017 1:23 pm

GRAMMY®-nominated Recording Artist Jidenna Performs at SoundExchange’s Summer Music Celebration WASHINGTON, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In what is becoming a Washington-area rite of summer, SoundExchange’s Summer Music Celebration, a charitable event benefiting the local public arts magnet school Duke Ellington School of…

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The Bluest Eye Wins At 2017 Cappies Gala - 06/13/2017 11:58 am

Best Ensemble in a Play Best Supporting Actress in a Play – Madison Chambers Best Lead Actress in a Play – Mahkai Carroll Best Play   Click here for full Winner & Nomination Listing

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