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[January 31, 2011]

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KCACTF marks the anniversary with a special scholarship program for short plays, monologues, soliloquies, songs, and spoken word inspired by the life, presidency, and legacy of John F. Kennedy. See the winning pieces performed. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

[January 30, 2011]

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Participants in this partnership between Washington Performing Arts Society and DC Public Schools in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center showcase their musicianship and performance style. Having its roots in the New York jazz tradition, the Armand Hirsch Trio explores modern gospel, world percussion, Brazilian song, progressive rock, classical aesthetics, and the lexicon of American soul music. Emphasizing singable, lingering melodies and frontiers in harmony and rhythm, this group reinvents the organ trio setting.
Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Featured Artist(s): The Capitol Jazz Project

[January 29, 2011]

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NSO members Joel Fuller (violin), James Nickel (horn), and Lisa Emenheiser (piano) play Debussy’s Sonata in G minor for Violin and Piano and Brahms’s Horn Trio.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[January 28, 2011]

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The trio led by the talented jazz pianist and Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead alumnus, though young, displays musical maturity, finesse, and imagination. Presented in cooperation with VSA. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Featured Artist(s): Justin Kauflin Trio

[January 27, 2011]

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Students present “The Age of Dreams: Musicals from 1961,” performing excerpts from West Side Story, The Fantasticks, Gypsy, Oliver, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Once Upon a Mattress. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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

[January 26, 2011]

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The soul/R&B singer-songwriter, a 2010 VSA International Young Soloists Award recipient, crafts an eclectic mix of retro sounds and grooves as heard on his 2010 release Guilty Pleasure. Presented in cooperation with VSA. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Featured Artist(s): Blessing Offor

[January 25, 2011]

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Dancers from the Silver Spring, Maryland–based school present a “Tribute to the Irish American President.” Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Featured Artist(s): Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance

[January 24, 2011]

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The US Navy presents the second concer in a special two-part series on the cultural diplomatic mission of Navy music. The Navy Band Jazz Combo, members of the Navy's premier jazz ensemble the Commodores, perform. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Navy Commodores

[January 23, 2011]

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The US Navy presents select members of the U.S. Navy Band in the first concert of a special two-part series on the cultural diplomatic mission of Navy music. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Navy Band

[January 22, 2011]

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Only 16 years old, mandolin virtuoso and vocalist Sierra Hull has already emerged as a leading light in a new generation of bluegrass musicians. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Featured Artist(s): Sierra Hull

[January 21, 2011]

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Singer and pianist Francis Farewell Starlite, mastermind of the New York-based group Francis and the Lights, performs his solo piano show.

Featured Artist(s): Francis Farewell Starlite

[January 20, 2011]

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Students under the direction of Franco De Vita, perform Kanji Segawa’s Toward the Light; Pas de Deux from Vasily Vainonen’s Flames of Paris staged by Raymond Lukens; and Raymond Lukens’s Divertissement. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Featured Artist(s): Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre

[January 19, 2011]

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Students under the direction of Franco De Vita, perform Kanji Segawa’s Toward the Light; Pas de Deux from Vasily Vainonen’s Flames of Paris staged by Raymond Lukens; and Raymond Lukens’s Divertissement. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Featured Artist(s): Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre

[January 18, 2011]

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The mezzo-soprano is principal soloist of the Serbian National Theatre opera company and has performed around the world. She performs with guitarist Nemanja Bogunovic. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Serbia.

Featured Artist(s): Dragana Jugovic del Monaco

[January 17, 2011]

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The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The concert featuring Grammy Award–winning, platinum-selling vocalist Patti LaBelle also includes the Let Freedom Ring Choir with Music Director, Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. Georgetown University will award the ninth annual John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award to Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery—a leader in the American Civil Rights movement.
A DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Patti LaBelle

[January 16, 2011]

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The 40-member ensemble is dedicated to performing quality brass music at a high level while fostering a spirit of community.

Featured Artist(s): University of Rochester Brass Choir

[January 15, 2011]

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With a foundation of reggae and world music, Lucky Dub fuses elements of funk, jazz, ska and Latin grooves, bringing a fresh sound to the DC music scene.

Featured Artist(s): Lucky Dub

[January 14, 2011]

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The singer-songwriter is best known for his wise and spiritually generous songs, along with topical songs sugared with the hilarious.

Featured Artist(s): Bob Franke

[January 13, 2011]

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Participants play a variety of classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[January 12, 2011]

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Founded in 1992, the group is made up of principal players from German orchestras. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Germany.

Featured Artist(s): Saxony-Anhalt Brass Quintet

[January 11, 2011]

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Led by the French saxophonist and composer, the trio merges classical and jazz to create vivacious improvisational music.

Featured Artist(s): Vincent Lê Quang Trio

[January 10, 2011]

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Dubbed “the Yo-Yo Ma of the banjo,” the Juno Award winner is influenced by Japanese poetry, Brazilian literature, the music of West Africa, and folk dances from around the world.

Featured Artist(s): Jayme Stone

[January 9, 2011]

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Rousing and raucous, Scythian plays kicked-up Celtic and world music with hints of Gypsy and Klezmer, all infused with a touch of punk-rock sensibility. They will perform songs from their children's album Cake for Dinner.



Featured Artist(s): Scythian

[January 8, 2011]

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The faculty ensemble from George Mason University plays Milhaud's Jacob's Dream, Haydn's Quartet in C major, and other classical works.

Featured Artist(s): The Mason Chamber Players

[January 7, 2011]

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Senegal’s Yoro Ndiaye finds the more introspective sweet spot of the dance-oriented, glittering Afropop style mbalax.

Featured Artist(s): Yoro Ndiaye

[January 6, 2011]

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Some of the DC area's most promising high school musicians perform side-by-side with the National Symphony Orchestra musicians. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Orchestra Day

[January 5, 2011]

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Jazz composer Darcy James Argue is the ringleader of his 18-piece ensemble—a “steampunk” refashioning of the traditional big band into a cutting-edge ensemble.

Featured Artist(s): Secret Society

[January 4, 2011]

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This traditional jazz quartet was created by brothers Joseph (bass) and Lou Natale (drums) with Carl Cornwell (tenor saxophone) and Bob Butta (piano).

Featured Artist(s): Project Natale

[January 3, 2011]

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Swarming guitar fuzz, bass waves, insistent drum throbs, and Jana Hunter’s redolent, charred voice are the core components of the Baltimore indie rock band.

Featured Artist(s): Lower Dens

[January 2, 2011]

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One of America's premier hammered dulcimer players, she celebrates the release of her new CD Wind Drift: Celtic Groove, Mystic Moods.

Featured Artist(s): Maggie Sansone

[January 1, 2011]

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The band plays an eclectic blend of New Orleans R&B, rockabilly, swing, and country two-step.

Featured Artist(s): The Grandsons

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