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We’ve Moved to the Historic Uline Arena!

Or as some Washingtonians insist – “The Washington Coliseum.” After many years, we’ve left our U Street home and moved across town to the Uline Arena. Built in 1941 by Migiel Uline, an entrepreneur who specialized in ice-making.  The site as an ice rink which held numerous ice sporting events, including hockey and the fourth annual touring ice skating carnival, starring Olympic ice skating champion Sonja Henie. After WWII, the venue began hosting events beyond ice-sports – most notably the Beatles first concert

Remembering Peggy Cooper Cafritz

On Sunday February 18, Peggy Cooper Cafritz passed away at age 70 – leaving behind a legacy of public service that lifted the spirit of Washington, DC and its residents. A long-time advocate for education reform, Cafritz is perhaps best known as co-founder of the Duke Ellington School for the Arts, for her service as the Chair of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and for her incredible art collection. In 2010, we honored her with the Distinguished

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