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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

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 cutting by Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer…

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Ellington Students Participate in DCPS Summer Study Abroad

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

  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

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

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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Instrumental Music Faculty A Quarterfinalist for the 2018 Music Educator Award

Quarterfinalists for the 2018 Music Educator Award announced A total of 197 music teachers from 187 cities across the U.S. are quarterfinalists for the Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum.  The Music Educator Award was established…

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