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Peggy Cooper Cafritz’s collection of African American art rises from the ashes

When you are a passionate collector and, more importantly, an undying supporter of young artists of African descent, three years isn’t a long time. D.C. collector Peggy Cooper Cafritz was willing to wait that long to buy a painting by…

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Visual Arts Alumni Arcmanoro Niles Featured in New York Times

What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week By Will Heinrich, Martha Schwendener and Roberta Smith – Jan. 31, 2018 Arcmanoro Niles Through Feb. 25. Rachel Uffner, 170 Suffolk Street, Manhattan; 212-274-0064, racheluffner.com. Arcmanoro Niles’s “Stipulation of Love,” 2017.CreditRachel Uffner Gallery Arcmanoro Niles comes from…

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YoYo Ma Visits Ellington String Students

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

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

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

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

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

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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