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Ellington Alumnus Ajani Amiri Thomas Named DC’s Filmmaker of the Month

Ajani Amiri Thomas Named DC’s Filmmaker of the Month By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Calling him “bold, motivated, and unafraid to tackle true stories,” the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment is recognizing Ajani Amiri…

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SY18-19 Letter from the Mayor

Letter from the Mayor Dear Washingtonians, It’s my favorite time of year: August is here, and with August comes a new school year filled with so much opportunity – the opportunity to learn new things, to make new friends, to…

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Ellington Alumna & Comedian Asia Martin dreams up a perfect D.C. day with soul food, cookies and Eastern Market

In D.C. Dream Day, we ask our favorite people in the area to tell us how they would spend a perfect day in the District. See previous dream days from Mayor Muriel Bowser, BYT’s Svetlana Legetic, Story District’s Amy Saidman and more. ____________________________________________________________ District native Asia…

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Ellington Winner in Diverse Minds Writing Challenge

District Arts Students Receive Scholarships And Become Published Authors In Diverse Minds Writing Challenge Teen Writing Contest Rewards Stories About Tolerance and Inclusion​Students from School Without Walls and Duke Ellington School of the Arts won a college scholarship for their…

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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…

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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 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…

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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…

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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

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