By Christina Wilkie - 06/23/10 11:06 PM EDT
First lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaIs Georgia turning blue? Obama promises not to twerk at WH concert Ex-Arizona governor: Hispanic Dems 'don’t get out and vote' MORE will tour the Duke Ellington School for the Arts this week with Russian first lady Svetlana Medvedeva.
Known as one of the city’s best public schools, Duke Ellington counts among its alumni the comedian Dave Chappelle and the opera singer Denyce Graves.
The school visit is also a thank-you, of sorts, from Obama to Medvedeva. The first lady attended a similar concert during her visit to Russia last year with President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaObama promotes new airline regulations Is Georgia turning blue? Five takeaways from money race MORE. The Moiseyev Dance Company put on a special performance in Moscow, where Michelle Obama and Medvedeva sat with an audience of Russian schoolchildren.