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Savoy Elementary School teachers, including Kristen Hayes, left, the art teacher, and Tiffany James, center, the librarian, smile as they watch from the hallway a private rehearsal of Savoy students with renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma and former New York City Ballet principal dancer Damian Woetzel on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. The artists came to the Southeast, Washington, D.C. school as part of the school's Innovative Schedule for the Arts. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)
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Savoy Elementary School teachers, including Kristen Hayes, left, the art teacher, and Tiffany James, center, the librarian, smile as they watch from the hallway a private rehearsal of Savoy students with renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma and former New York City Ballet principal dancer Damian Woetzel on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. The artists came to the Southeast, Washington, D.C. school as part of the school's Innovative Schedule for the Arts. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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