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<i>Duke Ellington's Washington</i>: Film & Discussion

Duke Ellington's Washington: Film & Discussion

View a screening of Hedrick Smith's historical documentary, a dynamic blend of the music and pictures that illuminate both young Duke Ellington and the hometown that nurtured him. A discussion with members of DC's jazz community follows.

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Join Performance Plus™ for a screening of Hedrick Smith's historical documentary on the remarkable African American community in Washington that nurtured the emergence of a surprising array of talented African American lawyers, doctors, businessmen, and cultural figures, epitomized by Duke Ellington. The film is a dynamic blend of the music and pictures that illuminate both young Ellington and the hometown that nurtured him, along with the intimate oral histories of people who knew Duke as a boy. A discussion with members of DC's jazz community follows the screening.  Part of Jazz in DC

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