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Ellington Statement on OSSE Investigation Report

Click here for letter from CEO Tia Powell Harris. Click here for letter from DCPS Interim Chancellor Amanda Alexander.

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Peggy Cooper Cafritz – The art world remembers the force of nature who we lost too soon

Members of the art world remember philanthropist, activist, and collector, Peggy Cooper Carfitz, two months after her sudden passing   Never let it be said that one person can’t change the world. African-American philanthropist, activist, and collector Peggy Cooper Cafritz (1947–2018)…

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Ellington Alum Went From Making Music to Making Moves in Black Panther

How a Local Percussionist Went From Making Music to Making Moves in Black Panther Southeast D.C.-born drummer Jabari Exum became a consultant on one of the biggest films in history. By KAYLA RANDALL MAR 16, 2018 5 PM Ever since…

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Ellington Alumni Ben Williams Named First DC Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence

Ben Williams Named First DC Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) is proud to announce the engagement of Grammy Award-winning bassist-composer-recording artist Ben Williams as our first-ever DCJF Artist-in-Residence. During his residency, Williams will perform his protest & uplift…

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