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Duke Ellington School does Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls Postcard

If you haven’t witnessed the talent of the kids at this school, you MUST see this musical. Tickets on sale now and they will sell out we hear.

  • December 2 – 18 (afternoon and evening performances)
  • December 9th, is Gala Night w/Jennifer Holliday, an original dreamgirl. (Remember Jennifer Hudson’s role in the movie. Yep. That one.



Touching Up a School

Helpful Hands team

Helpful Hands Volunteers

We kicked off Ace’s National Helpful Hands Campaign in DC a couple weeks ago at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Georgetown. The school’s gallery space where students display their art was in need of a fresh paint job, and we swooped in with 12-foot ladders and tubs of 5-gallon paint to give it a facelift.

Our staff (including the Ace Man himself, Lou Manfredini) teamed up with a spirited group of students and we got the job done in 12 hours over 2 days. (If you ever need to restore your faith in the future of America, you have to meet the kids at this school.) Frog Tape, brushes, sanders and paint-can openers scattered the floor while we primed, painted and trimmed our way to an amazing new space. What a difference a fresh coat of paint can make!

BEFORE_HH_Duke Ellington


AFTER_HH_Duke Ellington


After Duke Ellington