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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: January 2010

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[January 31, 2010]

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Six top Washington area jazz musicians play an eclectic mix of original songs and re-arranged iconic pop tunes that go back to the 1950s.

Featured Artist(s): Chaise Lounge

[January 30, 2010]

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The jazz ensemble is led by saxophonist Seth Trachy and drummer Russell Lacy, both Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead alumni.

Featured Artist(s): Trachy/Lacy Collective

[January 29, 2010]

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Emerging songwriters and composers discuss and perform their own songs. Presented by The ASCAP Foundation and made possible by the Bart Howard Estate.  NOTE:  Linda Oh's portion of the performance is not available for viewing.

Part of “Songwriters: The Next Generation”

Featured Artist(s): Devon Sproule

[January 28, 2010]

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Emerging songwriters and composers discuss and perform their own songs. Presented by The ASCAP Foundation and made possible by the Bart Howard Estate. Part of “Songwriters: The Next Generation”

Featured Artist(s): Nick Howard

[January 27, 2010]

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Led by composer/director Billy Fox, the sextet combines jazz improvisation with rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic influences from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.

Featured Artist(s): Blackbirds and Bullets

[January 26, 2010]

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An exciting collective of professional musicians, Washington DC’s own Oleana Chamber Players are committed to bringing its audiences thrilling performances of the world’s greatest music.

Featured Artist(s): Oleana Chamber Players

[January 25, 2010]

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The Scottish actor/singer who originated the role of Boy George in the musical Taboo, performs his one man show, Burns’ Night in America, to celebrate the 251st anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns.

Featured Artist(s): Euan Morton

[January 24, 2010]

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The jazz trombonist, a member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, performs frequently with his Quartet on the East Coast.

Featured Artist(s): John Jensen

[January 23, 2010]

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Led by the jazz bassist and composer, the trio plays vintage pop and jazz tunes.

Featured Artist(s): Tommy Cecil

[January 22, 2010]

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Tabou Combo showcases the infectious rhythm of Haiti’s dance music konpa, members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform Serenade for 13 Winds by Richard Strauss, and Haitian singers Felina Backer and John Pierremont and Voices United for Haiti perform. Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Haiti.



Featured Artist(s): John Pierremont

[January 21, 2010]

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The New York-based pianist and composer merges classical and pop sensibilities.

Featured Artist(s): Andrew Shapiro

[January 20, 2010]

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Led by May Tabol (formerly of Le Loup), the group mixes haunting folk elements, unmistakable vocals, and a remarkable command of words.

Featured Artist(s): Pree

[January 19, 2010]

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Female musical theater students celebrate the success of women in the music field in “The Lyrics of Dorothy Fields.”

Featured Artist(s): Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University

[January 18, 2010]

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The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The concert, featuring two-time Grammy Award–winning, platinum-selling singer-songrwriter India.Arie, also includes remarks by President Barack Obama, the Let Freedom Ring Choir with Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr., and Mistress of Ceremonies Andrea Roane. Note: The India.Arie portion of the performance is not available for viewing at this time.
A DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION

Featured Artist(s): Let Freedom Ring Choir

[January 17, 2010]

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Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Gil Corella and Friends

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Air Force Band

[January 16, 2010]

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The quintet blends folk, rock, and funk into an uplifting sound.

Featured Artist(s): Brother Shamus

[January 15, 2010]

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Conducted by Julie White, the inclusive young choral program interweaves music instruction with performance and travel.

Featured Artist(s): Kentucky Youth Chorale

[January 14, 2010]

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Participants perform a variety of classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[January 13, 2010]

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The group is made up of the finest trombone players in the Washington, D.C. area, with members coming from professional orchestras, premier military bands, and university faculty.

Featured Artist(s): The Washington Trombone Ensemble

[January 12, 2010]

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The Moscow group preserves the indigenous musical traditions of Southern Siberia and Mongolia, combining old folk tunes with modern compositions and arrangements.

Featured Artist(s): Namgar

[January 11, 2010]

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The guitarist synthesizes Indian, Eastern, and blues music, as heard on Origine Orients, on which he sings in French, Greek, Armenian, Turkish, and Arabic.

Featured Artist(s): Abaji

[January 10, 2010]

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Russian and Ukrainian folk music.

Featured Artist(s): Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble

[January 9, 2010]

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“The World’s Finest Cuban Surf Rock Band” features tasty Montuno and Guajira rhythms served up under swooning surf guitar and dark post-punk power chords with an occasional hillbilly root.

Featured Artist(s): The Cuban Cowboys

[January 8, 2010]

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Grammy-nominated Watson—the Cajun and Creole fiddler, blues-inflected vocalist, accordionist, and songwriter—and his group revive old Creole tunes.

Featured Artist(s): Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole

[January 7, 2010]

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The singer and multi-instrumentalist (fiddler, soulful flat-picker, and banjoist) performs American roots music.

Featured Artist(s): Matt Brown

[January 6, 2010]

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The classic calypso music trio performs with special guests Grammy-winning artists Fink and Marxer and trumpeter Charles.

Featured Artist(s): Etienne Charles

[January 5, 2010]

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The master gwo-ka drummer from Guadeloupe leads his troupe in the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of their island.

Featured Artist(s): François Ladrezeau

[January 4, 2010]

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The foursome performs vocal and instrumental improvisations from the jazz, soul, Latin, and pop repertoires.

Featured Artist(s): James Bazen Quartet

[January 3, 2010]

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The alto saxophonist, composer, and Strathmore-Artist-in-Residence seamlessly blends jazz with rock, hip hop, classical, and world music.

Featured Artist(s): John Kocur

[January 2, 2010]

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Target Family Night: Playing rock and roll for kids, Pete and Maura Kennedy involve the audience as singers, dancers, and sometimes spontaneous songwriters, ending the show with a runaway conga line.

Featured Artist(s): The Snacks

[January 1, 2010]

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The roots rock quartet combines New Orleans R&B, rockabilly, swing, and country two step.

Featured Artist(s): The Grandsons

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