Last week I received this tweet from @epiphanygirl:
Go to www.ellingtonnotes.com dig deep n ur pockets and show these young people love. RT this a 100 x’s. #dukeellingtonschoolofthearts thanku
As the curious person I am, I went to the site and found that Radio One (parent company for My92.7) was supporting this project in a huge way as well.
Chuck D and Chrisette Michele are just two celebrities that joined Radio One last week during an event and Radio-Thon held to raise money for Washington DC’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts. The school currently in a campaign to raise $100,000 to support the schools programs.
Located in Washington, DC, the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts was founded in 1974 and is the only DC public high school that provides professional arts training and college preparation to talented DC public school students. Each student takes a full academic course-load and, additionally, majors in one of eight arts disciplines (Dance, Literary Media, Museum Studies, Instrumental or Vocal Music, Theater, Technical Design and Production, and Visual Arts).