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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: January 2006

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[January 31, 2006]

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Playing an array of guitars from acoustic to electric to classical, Preston Reed performs a vast range of explosively original music.

Featured Artist(s): Preston Reed

[January 30, 2006]

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This exciting and energetic D.C.-based band specializes in traditional New Orleans Dixieland music as well as swing music and the blues.

Featured Artist(s): Mike Flaherty's Dixieland Direct

[January 29, 2006]

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Celebrate the Lunar Chinese New Year with the Glorystar Children’s Chorus, Hope Academy Chinese Dance, Chinese Chamber Ensemble, and the Resonance and Ai-Yue Chorus.

Featured Artist(s): Glorystar Children’s Chorus

[January 28, 2006]

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Led by sublime three-part female harmonies coupled to fiddle, flat-top guitar, and upright bass, Dead Men’s Hollow plays old-time, bluegrass, southern gospel, and country blues as heard on the recent CD Forever True.

Featured Artist(s): Dead Men's Hollow

[January 27, 2006]

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Members of the NSO perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude

[January 26, 2006]

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The hip string band Daisy Mayhem, featuring lead vocalist and fiddler Rani Arbo, bassist and vocalist Andrew Kinsey, vocalist and guitarist Anand Nayak, and drummer Scott Kessel, dips into country blues, vintage swing, modern songwriter fare, and Appalachian fiddle tunes and songs.

Featured Artist(s): Daisy Mayhem

[January 25, 2006]

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The trio Gil, Cartas, & Tuey—which is made up of Mexican nylon string guitarist Gil Gutierrez, Cuban violinist Pedro Cartas, and American banjo player/singer Tuey Connell—performs a soulful mix of flamenco, Cuban son, tango, bluegrass, bossa nova, Mexican folk, gypsy jazz, blues, and classical music.

Featured Artist(s): Gil, Cartas, & Tuey

[January 24, 2006]

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This contemporary acoustic guitarist plays melodic, original compositions for steel string guitar, as heard on his latest CD Hands of Time.

Featured Artist(s): Larry Pattis

[January 23, 2006]

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The New England fiddler and folk singer brings a mix of traditional and original material with the warm tones of her fiddle and sweet vocals throughout.

Featured Artist(s): Lissa Schneckenburger

[January 22, 2006]

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Since 1975, the Patuxent Partners have brought their exciting brand of bluegrass music to festivals, dances, concerts, and special events throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Featured Artist(s): The Patuxent Partners

[January 21, 2006]

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This five-piece band based in Calhoun, Georgia, features the Lovell Sisters’ tight harmonies and a fusion of folk, country, and contemporary acoustic music.

Featured Artist(s): Lovell Sisters Band

[January 20, 2006]

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Led by drummer Joe McCarthy, Afro Bop Alliance fuses all “Latin” styles of music and cultures with the musicians’ own jazz experience, creating a unique sound.

Featured Artist(s): Afro Bop Alliance

[January 19, 2006]

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Sitar/guitarist Harry Manx, who studied with Rajasthani Indian musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, fuses Indian folk melodies with blues, gospel, and compelling grooves, performing on the Mohan Veena, lap steel, harmonica, and banjo.

Featured Artist(s): Harry Manx

[January 18, 2006]

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The world music ensemble Autorickshaw integrates South Asian traditional music with jazz and other popular music. The group is comprised of vocalist and pianist Suba Sankaran, tabla player Ed Hanley, bassist Rich Brown, and percussionist Debashis Sinha.

Featured Artist(s): Autorickshaw

[January 17, 2006]

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Composer/pianist Dave Burrell, whose blues and gospel roots recall the tradition of Jelly Roll Morton, presents a tribute in conjunction with the release of Jelly Roll Morton: The Complete Library of Congress Recordings on Rounder Records.

Featured Artist(s): Dave Burrell

[January 16, 2006]

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The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration, featuring Yolanda Adams with the Let Freedom Ring Choir, as part of Georgetown University’s fourth annual "Let Freedom Ring" initiative celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CELEBRATING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Featured Artist(s): Yolanda Adams

[January 15, 2006]

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Japanese pianist Toshiko Kamiyo performs classical works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Franck, and Albéniz.

Featured Artist(s): Toshiko Kamiyo

[January 14, 2006]

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Jack Wolfe and the Frankie Condon Orchestra present a big band tribute to Condon, the late D.C.-area bandleader.

Featured Artist(s): The Frankie Condon Orchestra

[January 13, 2006]

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Members of the NSO perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude

[January 11, 2006]

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Led by vibraphonist Cuje, the quintet performs innovative variations of jazz standards.

Featured Artist(s): Lennie Cuje

[January 9, 2006]

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An evening of live performances and award presentations honoring D.C.’s arts world, including performances by Three Mo’ Tenors and more. Presented in cooperation with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Featured Artist(s): Three Mo' Tenors

[January 8, 2006]

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The Urban Nation H.I.P.-H.O.P. Choir (Hope, Integrity, Power—Helping Our People) performs a variety of musical styles, including spirituals, gospel, jazz, contemporary, inspirational, folk, musical theater, and classical music. Presented in cooperation with the Choral Arts Society of Washington.

Featured Artist(s): Urban Nation H.I.P.-H.O.P. Choir

[January 7, 2006]

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Members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra perform chamber works by Mozart and Strauss.

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

[January 6, 2006]

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The quintet is led by legendary saxophonist Hill, who has played with Shirley Horn and Charlie Byrd.

Featured Artist(s): Buck Hill

[January 5, 2006]

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Members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra perform chamber works by Rossini, Bourne, and Kuhlau.

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

[January 4, 2006]

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These D.C.-area songwriters blend contemporary urban folk with elements of melodic pop and alternative rock.

Featured Artist(s): Cletus Kennelly

[January 3, 2006]

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Yllka Istrefi, a pianist from Kosovo, has won the Basingstoke Piano Competition in England along with a Special Prize for Contemporary works, and performs in a piano duo with Masa Tayama.

Featured Artist(s): Yllka Istrefi

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Classical pianist Masa Tayama won First Prize in the Brant Birmingham International Piano Competition in 1999 and First Prize at the Takahiro Sonoda Award Piano Competition in Japan in 2000, and performs in a piano duo with Yllka Istrefi.

Featured Artist(s): Masa Tayama

[January 1, 2006]

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Wielding its unique, Malian influenced “Afro-cowboy-ninja-surf” music, Toubab Krewe has been making waves throughout the country since its formation less than a year ago. The group can be heard on its recently released self-titled debut CD.

Featured Artist(s): Toubab Krewe

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