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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: January 2002

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[January 31, 2002]

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The wind quintet Atlantic Winds, is a three-time winner of the Baltimore Chamber Music Awards Competition.

Featured Artist(s): The Atlantic Winds

[January 30, 2002]

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The versatile, talented musicians and dancers of Kayaga of Africa, through their traditional musical instruments, dancing, and drama, bring the varied cultures of Uganda to their audiences.

Featured Artist(s): Kayaga of Africa

[January 29, 2002]

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Heartfelt interpretations of the folk songs and sacred hymns of Eastern Europe are performed by The Slavic Male Chorus, consisting of 25 men from the Washington area.

Featured Artist(s): The Slavic Male Chorus

[January 28, 2002]

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Writers’ Night focuses on folk music treasures: award-winning singer/songwriter/activist Pat Humphries and her sensitive, passionate music, and the original ballads, funny topical songs and musical stories of award-winning singer/songwriter Steve Key. WRITERS NIGHT

Featured Artist(s): Pat Humphries

[January 27, 2002]

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The 30s and 40s Big Band Era dance music of Raggs & The All-Star Swing Society, led by arranger/trombonist Scott Ragsdale, strikes a balance between classic society elegance and roof-raisin’ energy.

Featured Artist(s): Raggs & The All-Star Swing Society

[January 26, 2002]

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The French singer/songwriter Gabriel Yacoub leads his audiences on a graceful journey of magical melodies, singing, and guitar arrangements.

Featured Artist(s): Gabriel Yacoub

[January 25, 2002]

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The honeyed voice of singer/songwriter Norah Jones crosses musical borders from jazz to soul to folk-based pop.

Featured Artist(s): Norah Jones

[January 24, 2002]

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The Levine School of Music Youth Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Combo features an evening of symphony and jazz from one of the largest and most prestigious community music schools in the nation.

Featured Artist(s): The Levine School of Music Youth Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Combo

[January 23, 2002]

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The Adams Morgan-based Bob Perilla and Big Hillbilly Bluegrass is a quartet performing hard-driving bluegrass along with country, folk, and original material.

Featured Artist(s): Bob Perilla and Big Hillbilly Bluegrass

[January 22, 2002]

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The Andrew White 30th Anniversary Celebration featuring the Westhampton Winds honors Andrew White, the world-class woodwind player in both jazz and European classical music who was also formerly the electric bassist for Stevie Wonder and The 5th Dimension.

Featured Artist(s): The West Hampton Winds Quintet

[January 21, 2002]

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Singer/songwriter Kitty Donohoe’s music is clearly influenced by her Irish heritage, but she also has a strong connection to her Great Lakes regional roots.

Featured Artist(s): Kitty Donohoe

[January 20, 2002]

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In the world of jazz musicians, Eldar Djangirov has already gained notice as a 14 year-old jazz piano prodigy from Russia.

Featured Artist(s): Eldar Djangirov

[January 19, 2002]

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This night is a joint performance involving Jam Crew and Boris Willis Moves. It begins with Jam Crew's exciting and invigorating art of hip-hop dance. Then it moves into a "flawless and emotionally riveting" tour de force modern dance performance of Boris Willis Moves (Washington Post).

Featured Artist(s): Jam Crew

[January 18, 2002]

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The outstanding musical trio, Sangmele, reflects the diversity of American musical heritage, from gospel to blues to southern rural Appalachia.

Featured Artist(s): Sangmele

[January 17, 2002]

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The Patton Circle Brass Quintet features Kirsten Lies-Warfield, the first woman trombonist of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

Featured Artist(s): Patton Circle Brass Quintet

[January 16, 2002]

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The seven members of the Irish music group Danu, while loyal to the tradition from which their music springs, manage to bring a fresh, inspiring approach to their performances.

Featured Artist(s): Danu

[January 15, 2002]

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Fiddles, violas, accordion and percussion, challenging rhythms and haunting vocals, add up to the Celtic fusion of Broderick.

Featured Artist(s): Broderick

[January 14, 2002]

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Salsa orchestra Edwin Ortiz and Orquesta la Romana perform high-energy Latin dance music.

Featured Artist(s): Edwin Ortiz and Orquesta la Romana

[January 13, 2002]

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In the tradition of the original singing cowboy, Cowboy Envy performs Western music from the 30s and 40s, drawing on the repertoires of Roy Rogers, Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and others.

Featured Artist(s): Cowboy Envy

[January 12, 2002]

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Students and seasoned professionals come together in symphonic collaboration with the Landon Symphonette, a 30-member ensemble under the direction of Richard Weilenmann.

Featured Artist(s): Landon Symphonette

[January 11, 2002]

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Accomplished composer, arranger, and winner of the 1992 National Bluegrass Banjo Championship, Ira Gitlin brings together Ira Gitlin and Friends for an evening of top-notch bluegrass.

Featured Artist(s): Ira Gitlin

[January 10, 2002]

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Edgeworks Dance Theater, an all male company, features modern dance artist Helanius J. Wilkins , an award-winning choreographer, performance artist, and instructor of contemporary dance whose works are internationally recognized.

Featured Artist(s): Edgeworks Dance Theater

[January 9, 2002]

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Folk singer Lisa Moscatiello has been hailed as “one of the best voices” in the business, and her rich alto voice has been compared to k. d. lang, Sandy Denny and June Tabor.

Featured Artist(s): Lisa Moscatiello

[January 7, 2002]

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Pianist Joshua Rich has an untraditional approach to playing, singing, and songwriting that reflects the inspiration of many musical eras.

Featured Artist(s): Joshua Rich

[January 6, 2002]

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Native of Ireland Mark O’Leary performs with the Mark O’Leary Trio, known for its jazz style with influences of European classical music.

Featured Artist(s): The Mark O'Leary Trio

[January 5, 2002]

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Carrying on the musical tradition of Charlie Parker, the Atlanta-based Stan Cherednik Quartet is led by jazz alto saxophonist Stan Cherednik.

Featured Artist(s): Stan Cherednik Quartet

[January 4, 2002]

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Dedicated to performing music that spans a vast array of cultures, the Aurora Guitar Quartet is a multi-national quartet hailed for “terrific control and sensitivity” by the Baltimore Sun.

Featured Artist(s): Aurora Guitar Quartet

[January 3, 2002]

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Writers’ Night features the tight sibling harmonies of Lena and Sanford Markley along with the road-tested songs of Eddie from Ohio’s songwriter and guitarist, Robbie Schaeffer. WRITERS NIGHT

Featured Artist(s): Lena and Sanford Markley

[January 2, 2002]

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In her exploration of the arts of Japan, Shizumi distills over 2000 years of Japanese dance, theater, music and literature, opening a window into the heart of the Japanese aesthetic.

Featured Artist(s): Shizumi

[January 1, 2002]

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The gospel brass band from the United House of Prayer, the Sweet Heaven Kings, perform with their group of 16 musicians whose instrumental “voices” include trombones, sousaphone, baritone horn, and a percussion section.

Featured Artist(s): Sweet Heaven Kings

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