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A Poet Activist at Brown With a Powerful Voice

A Poet Activist at Brown With a Powerful VoiceAmiri Nash charts the Black experience with a new student journal Name: Amiri Nash Age: 20 Hometown: Washington, D.C. Now Lives: Mr. Nash lives on-campus at Brown University in the Harambee House,…

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“We Are TDP” – Mini-Documentary on the Ellington Arts Technical Design and Production Department

  Want to learn more about the Ellington Arts Technical Design and Production (TDP) Department? Watch this inspiring video directed by our in-house video editor Kevin Thorne! It highlights the amazing multi-talented faculty and students in the department behind all…

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High School Musicians Give Their Own Lesson in Jazz

High school music students hung with the best in jazz for a joint Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz (HHIJ) and U.S. Department of Education performance on April 19. Hosted by U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona, the peer-to-peer jazz…

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Secretary Cardona to Host Jazz Great Herbie Hancock and Local Student Quintet for “Peer-to-Peer Informance”

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, in conjunction with The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz (Institute), will host 14-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Institute Chairman Herbie Hancock, acclaimed jazz trumpet recording artist Sean Jones, and the Institute’s “Peer-to-Peer…

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At ‘Hope in the Night,’ PostClassical Ensemble gives a Black composer an overdue spotlight

The ensemble teamed up with the Duke Ellington School of the Arts to celebrate neglected 20th-century composer William Levi Dawson On Friday night, we got taken to school. This was in a very real sense, as Duke Ellington School of…

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Ellington Arts Alum Creates College Scholarship for His Alma Mater

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Ellington Fund is thrilled to announce a new annual college scholarship from celebrated journalist and writer, Adam Serwer (Class of 2001). The scholarship is named after his parents, Daniel & Jacquelyn Serwer, and will provide assistance with college expenses for an in-need…

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Important Letter from DESAP Regarding Recent Media Reports

Sunday, February 27, 2022 Dear Ellington Community,   Not surprisingly, in the days since our local NBC affiliate aired its investigative report into allegations of sexual misconduct in 2004 and 2013 by a former Ellington faculty member, we have received…

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How artist Jamilla Okubo would spend a perfect day in D.C.

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. Artist Jamilla Okubo is using a combination of painting, textile design, fashion and storytelling to…

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DC’s 11th Street Bridge Park taps mother-daughter sculpting duo to design public art

Sculptor Martha Jackson Jarvis and her daughter, fellow sculptor Njena Surae Jarvis, received an email this week. It was a congratulatory missive telling them that they were selected to create the first and largest art piece in the 11th Street…

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New Statement Regarding NBC4’s Investigative Report Segments

February 10, 2022   Dear Ellington Community,   As we have previously shared, the local NBC4 affiliate has continued its investigative report concerning allegations of sexual misconduct against a former staff member, Mark Williams. More information is coming to light…

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