Slideshow 1
Slideshow Overlay

News

Top Ellington News from the past 6 month…

Theatre Wins Big at Cappies Awards

The Cappies of the National Capital Area announce 2017-2018 Winners Mclean, VA, June 11, 2018 – The Cappies recognize and celebrate high school theatre and journalism. The 402 student critics from 60 member schools in the National Capitol Area Cappies…

Read More…

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.

Read More…

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)…

Read More…

Ellington Alum Meshell Ndegeocello on Fugazi, Go-Go, and Growing Up in DC

Meshell Ndegeocello on Fugazi, Go-Go, and Growing Up in DC The Duke Ellington grad recalls life in her hometown.   Meshell Ndegeocello grew up just outside Washington, and the unclassifiable musician’s new album, Ventriloquism, has its roots in the city. After her…

Read More…

Duke Ellington H.S. Carries on Legacy of Peggy Cooper Cafritz

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Students, faculty and alumni at Duke Ellington School of the Arts performed a collection of show-stopping numbers April 7 in honor of deceased co-founder Peggy Cooper Cafritz. “Because You Were …We Are” celebrated…

Read More…

Ellington Alum on NBC’s The Voice

The Voice 2018 Blind Audition – Rayshun LaMarr: “Don’t Stop Believin’” The Voice 2018 Battle – Rayshun LaMarr vs. Tish Haynes Keys: “Sweet Thing” The Voice Season 14 (NBC) Team Adam Rayshun Lamarr

Read More…

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…

Read More…

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…

Read More…

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…

Read More…

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…

Read More…