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Alumni Duane Richards II on Playing Willie and Simon in ‘Blackberry Daze’ at MetroStage

You attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts. How has your training there helped you to prepare for your roles here and elsewhere where you have appeared on the stage? I will never be able to say enough about Duke….

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Ellington Performance at ‘We Are America': Obama Opens National Museum of African American History and Culture

Bells rang out throughout Washington, D.C. Saturday as the Smithsonian’s highly anticipated National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., opened after more than 100 years in the making. Centuries of struggles and strife, decades of planning…

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Ellington Student Panelist at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 46th Annual Legislative Conference

Getting More Blacks Interested in STEM by: Chelsea Burwell Special to the AFRO — September 15, 2016  Nationally, only 16 percent of high school seniors show proficiency in math and express interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers,…

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Duke Ellington School kids score new version of ESPN LLWS theme

The Little League World Series is a staple of ESPN’s August programming lineup, boasting 137 total games across platforms. That’s a lot of games in a short period of time. And for ESPN senior coordinating producer Matt Sandulli, one annual challenge…

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Year At Ellington – SY16-17

Click here to read all about our amazing 2016-2017 school year. 

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Ellington Vocal Music Faculty Mark G. Meadows’ First Theater Jam

Mark G. Meadows is demonstrating the formal bow that he’d imagined actors take at the end of a performance. He slips one arm behind his back and the other across his waist and leans forward stiffly, as if greeting his…

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Wizards Forward Kelly Oubre Has Ambitions Outside Of Basketball – Duke Ellington Partnership

Wizards fans that follow forward Kelly Oubre, Jr. on social media will notice he’s a creative guy. Wave Papi, as he calls himself, has an obvious interest in fashion and music.  During Las Vegas summer league, the second-year forward spoke…

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Year at Ellington

Click here to see the “Year at Ellington” newsletter, reviewing a wonderful 2015-2016 school year. 

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Portraits Are Coming Alive at the National Portrait Gallery

A group of DC students is bringing some of the famed sitters in the National Portrait Gallery to life this week. The “Portraits Alive!” exhibit is part of the city’s Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program and features eight high…

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Filmmaker and Ellington Educator Jami Ramberan Recognized as OCTFME July 2016 Filmmaker of the Month

The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment is pleased to recognize local filmmaker Jami Ramberan as the July 2016 Filmmaker of the Month. Washington, D.C. native Jami Ramberan is an award-winning filmmaker and educator. She is an assistant professor at the…

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