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Principal of Duke Ellington School dies suddenly

John Payne, who was known for his love of children, suffered an apparent heart attack.

Friday - 10/10/2014, 01:12pm EDT

Tags: John Payne, Colleen Kelleher

D.C. Jazz Festival celebrates 10 years

Now in its 10th year, the DC Jazz Festival has brought the world's best musicians to the nation's capital. Organizers have ambitious plans for this year's multi-day event, which begins this week.

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 06:34am EDT

Tags: marcus moore, d.c. jazz festival, frederic yonnet, Sunny Sumter, Roy Hargrove, Robert Glasper, go-go, Marvin Gaye, Roberta Flack

D.C. high school student's opera hits stage this weekend

"Cinde'ella" is "a drama with themes of right and wrong."

Saturday - 05/25/2013, 08:26pm EDT

Tags: Bob Madigan, Juan Amaya, opera

Noted Duke Ellington archivist Kuebler dies in NJ

A jazz archivist known for her work on the Smithsonian's Duke Ellington papers has died in New Jersey.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 04:57pm EDT

Tags: Kuebler,

D.C. library seeking items for Chuck Brown archive

The District of Columbia Public Library is working to build an archival collection honoring the "godfather" of go-go music, Chuck Brown.

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 11:28am EDT

Tags: John Philip Sousa, Chuck Brown, Vincent Gray, Ginnie Cooper, D.C. Public Library

Duke Ellington sculpture makes commute to D.C.

A sculpture of jazz legend Duke Ellington that stands 20 feet tall will stand in front of the newly renovated Howard Theatre.

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 09:48am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Shaw

D.C. mayor has new plan for historic Lincoln Theatre

The historic Lincoln Theatre where Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald once played on Washington's U Street will soon have new management after worries that it could close.

Monday - 12/19/2011, 04:10pm EST

Tags: Lincoln Theatre, Vincent Gray, Ella Fitzgerald, The White Elk