Sam Gilliam, D.C. Artist of Worldwide Acclaim 

June 30, 2022

Sam Gilliam, among the most important artists ever to commit to living and working in the nation’s capital — which he did for 60 years — died of kidney failure […]

Toni Morrison’s ‘Desdemona’ With a Nina Simone Score 

June 9, 2022

Under Artistic Director Timothy Nelson, In Series is marking its 40th anniversary year with “a season of resurgence, of defiant hope, of obstinate creativity, of radical love.”  Ambitiously and imaginatively […]

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Dance Department presents Dancing N2 the Future!

May 21, 2022

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Dance Department presents Dancing N2 the Future! Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, May 22 at 4:00 p.m. | Ellington Theatre Tickets […]

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Visual Arts 2022 Senior Exhibition ‘Pathways’

May 20, 2022

Friday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. | Ellington Gallery Please join us for the Opening Reception of the Visual Arts Department 2022 Senior exhibition Pathways on May 20! Pathways is […]

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Visual Arts 2022 Senior Exhibition ‘Pathways’


Friday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. | Ellington Gallery Please join us for the Opening Reception of the Visual Arts Department 2022 Senior exhibition Pathways on May 20! Pathways is […]

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Literary Media and Communications Spring Showcase

May 13, 2022

Friday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. | Ellington’s Performance Hall The Literary Media and Communications Department presents a gripping Spring Showcase: “Intimacy” – an exploration of our relationships with ourselves […]

ANC Report: Crime, Budget, Redistricting

March 3, 2022

Public Safety  First on the agenda at this month’s ANC meeting, a public safety briefing from Lt. John Merzig of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Regarding last month’s fatal shooting […]

Duke Ellington Takeover: Council Member Pinto Offers Clarifications

February 28, 2022

Following our Feb. 24 article “Amid Scandal, Duke Ellington School to Transfer to DCPS,” Ward 2 Council Member Brooke Pinto contacted The Georgetowner to clarify positions she and Ward 2’s […]

Amid Scandal, Duke Ellington School to Transfer to DCPS        

February 24, 2022

This article has been updated.   The palatial $200-million renovated Duke Ellington School of the Arts, comprising a large block at 35th and R Streets and Reservoir Road NW, is […]

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? […]