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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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Thelonious Monk Jazz Informance: A Lesson in Democracy

  The conception of a perfect democracy drove the recent musical performance by students when their peers from nine District of Columbia schools, parents, educators, and ED employees gathered at U.S. Department of Education (ED) headquarters to hear jazz –…

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Ellington Students feature in WJLA “DCPS changes its approach to dual enrollment”

DCPS changes its approach to dual enrollment by Kellye Lynn, ABC7 Monday, April 10th 2017 WASHINGTON (ABC7) — At 17-years-old, Cherisse Hayes is already clear about her career path. “I’ve always wanted to be a journalist. Part of it was…

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Ellington Co-Founder Peggy Cooper Cafritz Inducted Into NYFA Hall of Fame

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) inducted four arts luminaries into its Hall of Fame during its annual benefit on April 4 at 583 Park Avenue. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! The evening’s honorees were Lynn Nottage, award-winning…

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Washington Wizards Kelly Oubre Builds Relationships With Ellington Through Year Long Visits and Scholarships

Arts school is where Wizards’ most colorful character can truly express himself Washington Wizards swingman Kelly Oubre listens intently to a song written by senior Tyrese Rowe, as the student plays it on his phone and sings along, during a visit to…

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Ellington Student and 9 Other DC students surprised with full ride to George Washington University

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – An Eastern High School senior is one of 10 D.C. students being surprised on Wednesday with a full scholarship to George Washington University. Adonte Yearwood moved to the District from the Virgin Islands two years ago and…

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Ellington LMC Students In South Africa

On the second day of The Time of the Writer festival in Durban, participants visited KwaZulu-Natal’s schools and libraries to bring the writing to the people. The KwaMashu library hosted panelists Fred Khumalo, Unathi Magubeni, Nomsa Mdlalose, Usha Roopnarain and…

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Mellow Tones Review – DC Metro Theatre Arts

NSO Pops: An Evening with Ledisi was filled with surprises and special treats beginning with The Mellow Tones, a spirited musical ensemble of 14 talented teens from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, under the musical direction of Mark G….

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