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2010 International VSA Festival Arts and Disability. Dance, Music, Theater, Education, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Visual Arts

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Martin Deschamps

Award-winning Quebec rocker Martin Deschamps bursts onto the stage with performances sure to bring the house down.

Sun., Jun. 6, 2010, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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2010 International VSA Festival Opening Ceremony

R&B legend Patti LaBelle kicks off the 2010 International VSA Festival in style in a performance that also features the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe dancing in shimmering costumes.

Sun., Jun. 6, 2010, 7:30 PM

Concert Hall

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Rudely Interrupted

With a sound likened to Joy Division having a Gary Numan party while eating pitch-perfect cookies, Rudely Interrupted is a truly unique Australian indie rock act that entertains your mind with its infectious hooks.

Mon., Jun. 7, 2010, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Melody Gardot

Singer-songwriter, pianist, and guitarist Melody Gardot returns to the Kennedy Center with Latin rhythms, finger-snapping blues, and deep, smoldering torch songs as part of the 2010 International VSA Festival.

Mon., Jun. 7, 2010, 7:30 PM

Terrace Theater

$30.00

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VSA presents AfroBeats: Mali to Motor City at Discovery Theater

A percussion-focused jam, AfroBeats: Mali to Motor City features young performers from Mali's Troupe Hine-So and VSA Michigan's artsJAM! Detroit Percussion Ensemble. Part of the 2010 International VSA Festival.
 

Tue., Jun. 8, 2010

Smithsonian Institution's Discovery Theater

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Image for VSA presents <i>Music of Difference</i> featuring Catherine Branch at Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall

VSA presents Music of Difference featuring Catherine Branch at Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall

Flutist Catherine Branch is joined by violinist Mariana Green and pianist Jim Tang to play original works by Robert J. Bradshaw, as well as works by Angelique Poteat and Aaron Alon. Part of the 2010 International VSA Festival.
 

Tue., Jun. 8, 2010, 12:00 PM

Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall

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2010 VSA International Young Soloists

The four 2010 awardees of the VSA International Young Soloists Program, which identifies and supports outstanding young musicians with disabilities in pursuit of a career, perform in this annual concert. They are: Ju Hyeon Han, a 24-year-old soprano from South Korea; Dotan Nitzberg, a 22-year-old pianist from Israel; Blessing Offor, a 21-year-old singer/songwriter/pianist from Connecticut; and Aria Stiles, a 16-year-old violinist from Minnesota.

Tue., Jun. 8, 2010, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Image for VSA presents <i>An Evening of International Classical Music</i> at Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh Theatre

VSA presents An Evening of International Classical Music at Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh Theatre

Two VSA International Young Soloists Award recipients--violinist Adrian Anantawan (2002) and pianist Azariah Tan Peng Chay (2009)--perform solo programs. Part of the 2010 International VSA Festival.
 

Tue., Jun. 8, 2010, 7:30 PM

Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh Theatre

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Matt Savage Trio

Seventeen-year-old jazz pianist Matt Savage has been heralded by Dave Brubeck as "amazing" and "another Mozart," and by Chick Corea as "delightful and inspiring."

Tue., Jun. 8, 2010, 7:30 PM

Terrace Theater

$25.00

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Image for VSA presents <i>All Aboard! Songs and Stories from America's Railroads</i> at Discovery Theater

VSA presents All Aboard! Songs and Stories from America's Railroads at Discovery Theater

Bring your littlest ones (ages 2–6) to hear the songs and stories of "Freight Train" Frank. Part of the 2010 International VSA Festival.

Wed., Jun. 9, 2010

Smithsonian Institution's Discovery Theater

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Forró No Escuro

The band Forró No Escuro plays forró, the upbeat, super-catchy Brazilian dance music based around the trio of accordion, triangle, and zabumba (bass drum).

Thu., Jun. 10, 2010, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Image for National Symphony Orchestra: Kristjan Järvi, conductor/ Evelyn Glennie, percussion, plays Tuur

National Symphony Orchestra: Kristjan Järvi, conductor/ Evelyn Glennie, percussion, plays Tuur

As part of the 2010 International VSA Festival, the NSO, conductor Kristjan Järvi, and percussionist Evelyn Glennie perform Tüür's "Magma." The uplifting program also features music from Ellington and Bernstein.

Jun. 10 - 12, 2010

Concert Hall

$20.00 - $85.00

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Image for VSA presents A Cabaret featuring Marleena Coulston at Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall

VSA presents A Cabaret featuring Marleena Coulston at Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall

Marleena Coulston brings her cabaret show, "Thank You for the Music." Part of the 2010 International VSA Festival.
 

Fri., Jun. 11, 2010, 12:00 PM

Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall

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Narimichi Kawabata

Classical violinist Narimichi Kawabata is known for playing that is imaginative, elegant, and tasteful with natural musicality supported by rock-solid technique.

Fri., Jun. 11, 2010, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Diane Schuur

Last seen at the Center in 2006, two-time Grammy Award winner Diane Schuur brandishes the power to amaze with her supreme vocal versatility and sensational 3-1/2 octave range. Part of the 2010 VSA International Festival.

Fri., Jun. 11, 2010

Terrace Theater

$38.00

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VSA presents Salif Keita at The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

Known as the "Golden Voice of Africa," Mali's Salif Keita is an internationally recognized afro-pop singer-songwriter. Part of the 2010 International VSA Festival.

Fri., Jun. 11, 2010, 7:30 PM

The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

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Image for VSA presents the Quamon Fowler Quartet at Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh Theatre

VSA presents the Quamon Fowler Quartet at Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh Theatre

A former VSA International Young Soloists Award recipient, award-winning tenor saxophonist Quamon Fowler showcases his jazz quartet. Part of the 2010 International VSA Festival.

Fri., Jun. 11, 2010, 7:30 PM

Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh Theatre

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2010 International VSA Festival Closing Concert

Performances by Papa Henry Butler's Steamin' Syncopators and Raul Midón. Papa Henry Butler's Steamin' Syncopators, an ensemble devoted to the revival of 1920s steamboat jazz, is led by the New Orleans pianist. The group's members represent lifetimes of New Orleans traditional jazz: trumpeter Mark Braud, clarinetist Tom Fischer, trombonist Freddy Lonzo, drummer Troy Davis, banjoist Amy Sharpe, and bassist Mark Brooks. Raul Midón is a contemporary soul singer whose impassioned acoustic guitar playing--a mix of rock, classical, and flamenco--has gotten him just as much attention as his smooth voice. Part of the 2010 International VSA Festival.

Sat., Jun. 12, 2010, 5:45 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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