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Yearly Archives: 2020

The ELLINGTON ARTS MUSEUM is here! - 12/20/2020 10:39 pm

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE MUSEUM NOW! New project from DESA opens a door for Arts fans near and far We are pleased to announce an exciting new enterprise that promises to serve Ellington’s international community of Arts students, educators,…

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Farewell from DESAP Board of Directors President Charles Barber, Esq. - 12/15/2020 9:07 pm

Click here for full letter. December 14, 2020 Dear Ellington Community, At the end of this month, I will be stepping down from the Board of Directors of Duke Ellington.I have served on the board since 2004, and have had…

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Ellington Continues to Shine in Latest DC Report - 12/15/2020 9:03 pm

Ellington Continues to Shine in Latest DC Report The Bowser Administration recently released the 2020 DC School Report Card, which includes graduation rates and several other updated measures. Among the nine high schools that posted four-year graduation rates above 90…

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Theatre Department Alums Making Waves - 11/23/2020 10:21 am

When well-respected magazines publish articles titled “10 Actors to Watch for 2020” or “20 Powerhouse Women Directors Theatre Fans and Industry Pros Alike Need to Know,” it’s no surprise if they mention an Ellington alum or two. Variety counts alum…

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Manifest Activism: A Conversation With Ellington Alumna Billie Krishawn - 09/21/2020 9:27 am

Actor, artist, and photojournalist Billie Krishawn was featured in a recent post by the Mosaic Theater Company, where she is cast as Emmett Till’s mother in “The Till Trilogy.”   Several pictures that Krishawn shot during this summer of unrest accompany…

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Ellington Feature – Simply Bowie (August Issue) - 08/17/2020 12:15 am

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#TakeTwoKnees for Black Lives Matter - 06/15/2020 1:08 am

The String Orchestra, under the direction of Ms. Heather Haughn, invited DESA’s musical partners to participate in a video for the #TakeTwoKnees Black Lives Matter campaign. The video includes students and faculty from Ellington; The Northwest School (Seattle); the Annapolis…

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Virtual Performances During COVID-19 - 06/8/2020 12:50 am

“Like A Bridge’, Virtual Performance by Show Choir: Voices in Motion The Upper School Orchestra teams up with the Duke Ellington School of the Arts String Orchestra for a virtual performance of Reynard Burns’ Tango Loco Tango Loco from Duke…

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US News – Best High Schools in District of Columbia - 05/13/2020 12:00 am

Congratulations are in order for our students, faculty, families and staff! Once again, Duke Ellington School of the Arts has been recognized as a Top 5 District of Columbia high school by U.S. News & World Report! According to the…

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Tribute to three Ellington School giants - 04/5/2020 10:06 pm

Last week the arts world lost a famed dancer/choreographer, an award-winning musician, and a visionary painter … among many cherished others. These three men – Louis Johnson, Wallace Roney and David Driskell – indelibly shaped not only the world of…

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