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The ELLINGTON ARTS MUSEUM is here!

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.

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

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

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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From the Principal’s Desk

Monday, January 11, 2021 Greetings Ellington Community! I hope all is well and everyone is staying safe! DCPS continues to move toward resuming in-person instruction for Term 3, but we need input from our families. If you haven’t done so…

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Ellington Alumna Denyce Graves Cooks Onstage and In the Kitchen

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

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

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)

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