Duke Ellington School Fight for Autonomy Heats Up            

December 19, 2022

Ever since the old Western High School at 35th and R Streets NW was transformed physically and curriculum-wise two decades ago into the current palatial $178.5 million Duke Ellington School […]

Dave Chappelle vs. Duke Ellington School for the Arts 

December 6, 2021

Duke Ellington School for the Arts at 3500 R St. NW was supposed to name its theater after comedian Dave Chappelle but delayed the honor until April 2022. The reasoning? […]

DC Artswatch: Tudor Place, Women in the Arts, Dave Chappelle…

October 21, 2021

This month’s “Arts Watch” highlights Tudor Place’s recent grant award, fresh acquisitions for the National Museum of Women in the Arts, comedian Dave Chappelle and more.   Tudor Place Awarded Grant   Tudor Place Historic House and […]

Half Virtual Arts Round Up, August 27, 2020

August 27, 2020

Tomorrow is the last day to view the Ida B. Wells mural. Live and in person: a Haggadah program at the Museum of the Bible, storytelling and cemetery tours at Lincoln’s Cottage and comedy at the Birchmere.

Dave Chappelle Takes a Mark Twain

November 6, 2019

Hometown favorite Dave Chappelle received the 22nd annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Oct. 27 — with tributes from yasiin bey, Neal Brennan, Common, Bradley Cooper, Morgan […]

Town Topics: Oct. 11, 2017

October 11, 2017

By Peggy Sands and Robert Devaney M St. Sidewalk Expansion Extended Every weekend since early summer, crews from the Georgetown Business Improvement District have installed street barriers and some planters […]

Overheard at Lunch: D.C. Gossip Girls

July 12, 2017

Mika Drags in Melania After attacking MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski on Twitter, saying she was “bleeding badly from a facelift,” President Donald Trump is involved in a vicious war of […]