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Yearly Archives: 2020

From the Principal’s Desk - 10/13/2020 9:18 pm

Monday, October 26, 2020 Greetings Ellington Family, I hope all is well and everyone is staying safe. As of Sunday night, I have not yet received further updates regarding Term 2 Reopening and Staffing updates shared last week. Once I…

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Ellington Alumna Denyce Graves Cooks Onstage and In the Kitchen - 10/13/2020 9:10 pm

Denyce Graves, an internationally renowned mezzo-soprano and Ellington alum, is staying busy despite the pandemic’s impact on live performances. In addition to serving as the Rosa Ponselle Distinguished Faculty Artist at Johns Hopkins University, Denyce has developed a new project…

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LMC Powers Award-Winning Short Film - 10/5/2020 9:37 pm

Congratulations to Ellington’s Literary Media & Communications department for being well represented on “Everlasting,” which received an Audience Choice Award at the 2020 Cannes Short Film Festival. The credits are sprinkled with current and former LMC faculty members (pictured), including…

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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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Dave Chappelle & Friends – Back to School Master Class of A Lifetime - 04/3/2020 8:49 am

  After Dave Chappelle picked up his Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from The Kennedy Center, he and his friends stopped by Duke Ellington School of the Arts to drop some gems. Check out the behind the scenes footage…

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