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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: January 2004

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[January 31, 2004]

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Members of The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra join forces to present an evening of superior classical chamber music that highlights French brass repertoire.

Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

[January 30, 2004]

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The Larry Brown Quintet, winner of the 2002 Washington Area Music Association’s Award for Best Jazz Recording, plays classic jazz led by pianist Larry Brown.

Featured Artist(s): The Larry Brown Quartet

[January 29, 2004]

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Anissa et Marsdrive, from Rennes, fuse an electronic cocktail lounge sound with the eastern-edged vocals of Moroccan singer Anissa.


Showcase of French Regions:


Featured Artist(s): Anissa et Marsdrive

[January 28, 2004]

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Kory and the Fireflies have garnered national attention with their positive rock performances and recent appearance on VH-1 with the Goo Goo Dolls. South Dakota State Day:

Featured Artist(s): Kory and the Fireflies

[January 27, 2004]

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The Nicki Gonzalez Band, a five-piece smart pop ensemble, serves up what The Washington Post calls “a colorful and sometimes seamless weave of pop, jazz, Latin, soul, blues and world beat textures.”

Featured Artist(s): The Nicki Gonzalez Band

[January 26, 2004]

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Bruce Casteel, from the D.C. and Baltimore areas, performs Bach and original music on the 8-string classical guitar and electric sitar.

Featured Artist(s): Bruce Casteel

[January 25, 2004]

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The Washington Savoyards, a presenter of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas in the Washington D.C. area, perform scenes from its recent productions.

Featured Artist(s): The Washington Savoyards

[January 24, 2004]

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Portland Taiko Ensemble creates a spectacle of rhythm and movement based in the ancient Japanese Taiko tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Portland Taiko Ensemble

[January 23, 2004]

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NSO Prelude: Members of the National Symphony Orchestra performs Mozart and Shostakovich with Natasha Bogachek, violin; Zino Bogachek, violin; Ruth Wicker Schaaf, viola; Janet Frank, cello; Edward Cabarga, clarinet.
Meet the Musicians

Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude

[January 22, 2004]

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The Levine School’s Metropolitan Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble join forces for a varied program featuring talent from one of the nation’s premiere music schools.

Featured Artist(s): The Levine School of Music

[January 21, 2004]

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Alicia Hall, classical vocalist, performs American songbook selections.

Featured Artist(s): Alicia Hall

[January 20, 2004]

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The Kennedy Center Chamber Players, the Billy Taylor Trio, and Howard University’s “Showtime” Marching Band and University Chorale perform a tribute to outgoing Kennedy Center Chairman James A. Johnson, founder of the Millennium Stage.

Featured Artist(s): The Billy Taylor Trio

[January 19, 2004]

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The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration featuring Jessye Norman and Georgetown University choirs, as part of Georgetown University’s “Let Freedom Ring” initiative celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Featured Artist(s): Jessye Norman

[January 18, 2004]

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The J Street Jumpers, one of the most popular swing bands on the East Coast, recreate the classic swing and jump-blues of the '30s, '40s, and '50s.

Featured Artist(s): The J Street Jumpers

[January 17, 2004]

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Emily Randle, jazz and classical violinist who has appeared with the quintet Swing Gitan and “Pershing's Own" Army Orchestra, performs classical music accompanied by a guitarist.

Featured Artist(s): Emily Randle

[January 16, 2004]

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Mary Ann Redmond, a recognized D.C. vocalist, is as comfortable belting blues and growling rock as she is crooning sweet soul.

Featured Artist(s): Mary Ann Redmond

[January 15, 2004]

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Phat Alpert, six musicians led by Zack Smith and Dan Haverstock, recreates the music of one of the most recognizable pop groups of the 60’s, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.

Featured Artist(s): Phat Alpert

[January 14, 2004]

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Dervish, a seven-piece traditional Irish band, mixes high-energy tunes with lyrical songs for a show brought together by Cathy Jordan’s vocals and warm audience rapport.

Featured Artist(s): Dervish

[January 13, 2004]

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Les Yeux Noirs (The Black Eyes), a French-based sextet based that takes its name from a Russian gypsy tune of the ‘30s, blends jazz, gypsy and Yiddish music. French World Music

Featured Artist(s): Les Yeux Noirs

[January 12, 2004]

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Marcel Khalife, Lebanese composer and master of the oud (lute), is among the most influential creators of modern Arab music. French World Music

Featured Artist(s): Marcel Khalife

[January 11, 2004]

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Odetta, American legend of blues, folk, and protest songs, performed for the historic 1963 civil rights march on Washington, and for President Kennedy on the televised “Dinner with the President.” She has recorded some 30 albums since 1958. Presented in cooperation with the Choral Arts Society of Washington.

Featured Artist(s): Odetta

[January 10, 2004]

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D.C. Area Dancers - Women’s Project: An eclectic mix of and solo and group works have been created by local dancers and choreographers, including Karen Bernstein, Sherill Berryman-Johnson, Mary Buckley, Gesel Mason, Cathy Paine, Carla Perlo, Deborah Riley.

Featured Artist(s): DC Area Dancers

[January 9, 2004]

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D.C. Area Dancers - Men’s Project: An eclectic mix of solo and group works have been created by local dancers and choreographers, including Vladimir Angelov, Daniel Burkholder, Reggie Cole, Paul Emerson, Reggie Glass, Ludovic Jolivet, Helanius Wilkins.

Featured Artist(s): DC Area Dancers

[January 8, 2004]

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Imani, jazz and world music vocalist, performs with the Pepe González Band, a Latin-edged contemporary jazz ensemble.

Featured Artist(s): Pepe González Band

[January 7, 2004]

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Ana Vidovic, classical guitarist from Croatia, is on the verge of a major recording and concert career in America and abroad.

Featured Artist(s): Ana Vidovic

[January 6, 2004]

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Susan Allen, powerful vocalist and a D.C. club favorite, delivers jazz and cabaret songs backed by a fifteen-piece wind and string orchestra.

Featured Artist(s): Susan Allen

[January 5, 2004]

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Mayor Anthony A. Williams and Jim Vance of NBC4 host The Mayor’s Arts Awards, an evening of live performances and award presentations honoring D.C.’s arts world, including performances by Richard Smallwood, CityDance Ensemble, Spanish Dance Society, and Dr. Billy Taylor.
In association with the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Featured Artist(s): The Billy Taylor Trio

[January 4, 2004]

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Burnett Thompson, pianist, composer, and founder of the Foggy Bottom Chamber Music Society, displays his vast repertoire in a spontaneous and creative concert.

Featured Artist(s): Burnett Thompson

[January 3, 2004]

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Bernard Struber Jazztet, from Alsace, create a unique sound where Ellington meets Stravinsky, Armstrong, and Zappa, led by guitarist Struber. Showcase of French Regions:

Featured Artist(s): Bernard Struber Jazztet

[January 2, 2004]

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Susan Jones plays jazz standards and original numbers on electric violin, joined by a trio of guitar, bass, and drums.

Featured Artist(s): Susan Jones

[January 1, 2004]

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The Jack Wolfe Quintet performs bebop jazz, led by Wolfe on saxophones and flute; with John Jenson, trombone; Robert Redd, piano; Lou Hinds, bass; Harold Mann, drums.

Featured Artist(s): The Jack Wolfe Quintet

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