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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: January 2013

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[January 31, 2013]

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Four authors perform their most electric writing for a panel of all-star judges who spout off-the-wall commentary and select two finalists for an absurd climax that determines who takes home the crown. Note: Program contains mature themes and strong language. For age 13 and up.

Featured Artist(s): Literary Death Match

[January 30, 2013]

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Members of Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program team up with music director, conductor, and pianist Luke Frazier to present an evening of works from musical theater to jazz.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

[January 29, 2013]

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Students from the Musical Theater Division present an evening of music by Marvin Hamlisch.



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

[January 28, 2013]

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Members of the program (a string quintet, flute/percussion duo, and brass trio) play chamber music works by Dvorák, Dahl, Nelhýbel, and others.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[January 27, 2013]

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Students participating in the Peabody Preparatory Pre-Conservatory Violin Program play a program of classical works.

Featured Artist(s): The Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University

[January 26, 2013]

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The Massachusetts-based band features musicians tapped from the greatest circuses in the United States, including Ringling Brothers, Big Apple Circus, and Circus Smirkus, among others.

Featured Artist(s): Cirkestra

[January 25, 2013]

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The group presents a youth dance showcase including Benjamin D. Foulois Creative and Performing Arts Academy, West Las Vegas Arts Center Performaning Arts Ensemble Xtension Program, MLK Jr. Senior High School, Renaissance High School, and others.



Featured Artist(s): The International Association of Blacks in Dance

[January 24, 2013]

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Members of the program (a woodwind quintet, flute/harp duo, and string quartet) play chamber music works by Boccherini, Donizetti, Jon Deak, and others.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[January 23, 2013]

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The education and media organization celebrates the words and ideas of young people, bringing a musical sketch comedy show featuring stories written by students and performed by professional artists.

Featured Artist(s): Story Pirates

[January 22, 2013]

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The Baltimore-based bass clarinetist, composer, and arranger performs with his own ensemble.

Featured Artist(s): Todd Marcus

[January 21, 2013]

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New Jersey’s Princeton High School brings its students for a performance highlighting their abilities to recognize, understand, and play advanced jazz music.

Featured Artist(s): Princeton Studio Band

[January 20, 2013]

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The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Please visit the event page for more information. A DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Smokey Robinson

[January 19, 2013]

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Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[January 18, 2013]

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The Americana band from Connecticut creates music rooted in the folk and Appalachian mountain music tradition with guitars, banjos, pump organ, mandolin, string bass, musical saw, washboard, and even a yard-sale, scrap-metal drum set.

Featured Artist(s): Poor Old Shine

[January 17, 2013]

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The New York-based band has left hundreds in the wake of its high-energy, joyously outrageous gypsy punk rock shows, which combine the richness of world music, punk rock attitude, and the spunk of ska.

Featured Artist(s): Bad Buka

[January 16, 2013]

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Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[January 15, 2013]

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One of the rare feminine voices of maloya, she blends lyrics in Creole, Malagasy, Comoran, and Swahili with music from the Indian Ocean region and African rhythms.

Featured Artist(s): Christine Salem

[January 14, 2013]

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Iranian musician Kalhor, a virtuoso on the kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle), performs with Turkish folk musician, composer, and singer Erzincan. Tickets required. Tickets distributed in the States Gallery/Roof Terrace Level, two per person in line, starting at 5:30 p.m. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): Erdal Erzincan

[January 13, 2013]

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The Chicago-based singer-songwriter and pianist is known for infectious melodies and simultaneously funny yet tragic lyrics.

Featured Artist(s): Daniel Knox

[January 12, 2013]

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The Los Angeles–based band uses Pan-American rhythms like cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, and jazz in its creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock, and world music.

Featured Artist(s): La Santa Cecilia

[January 11, 2013]

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The Grammy-nominated band uses sophisticated compositions and virtuosic improvisation to blend aspects of post-bop, indie-rock, and hip hop.

Featured Artist(s): Kneebody

[January 10, 2013]

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The New Orleans–based group brings its exhilarating brand of high-voltage funk, rock, jazz, and hip hop.

Featured Artist(s): Big Sam's Funky Nation

[January 9, 2013]

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The D.C.-based group performs traditional and innovative interpretations of Guatemalan marimba.

Featured Artist(s): Marimba Linda Xelajú

[January 8, 2013]

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Several outstanding young chamber ensembles mentored through Levine’s Young Artist Quartet and Sonata Project programs play works by Brahms, Prokofiev, Mozart, Corigliano, Handel, and Lecuona.

Featured Artist(s): The Levine School of Music

[January 7, 2013]

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The D.C.-based troupe brings its mix of theater, vaudeville, rock ‘n’ roll, and Gypsy punk with its latest rock ‘n’ roll show The Brontes. (Note: Program contains mature themes and strong language. For age 13 and up.) Tickets required. Tickets distributed in the States Gallery/Roof Terrace Level, two per person in line, starting at 5:30 p.m. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): Dizzy Miss Lizzie's Roadside Revue

[January 6, 2013]

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Celebrate with the hit educational television series’s legendary songwriter and former musical director Bob Dorough and award-winning D.C. children’s band Rocknoceros.

Featured Artist(s): Rocknoceros

[January 5, 2013]

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The group performs standard jazz tunes in a swing jazz format based on the small bands of the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s.

Featured Artist(s): The Greg Harrison Jazz Band

[January 4, 2013]

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This self-declared group of DC pranksters recently released Chapter Two: Past Lives, a 10-track collection of musings over past love, dream love, bad love, and more with totally crush-worthy and hum-worthy tunes.

Featured Artist(s): The Nighttime Adventure Society

[January 3, 2013]

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The D.C.-based new music/new media performing ensemble creates musical happenings with visual elements of live, interactive video and/or kinetic installations.

Featured Artist(s): Fuse Ensemble

[January 2, 2013]

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Hailing from New York City, it’s dedicated to reviving and renewing the music known as Latin bugalú, the sound that sprang from the street corners, transistor radios, pool halls, and clubs of 1960s Spanish Harlem.

Featured Artist(s): Spanglish Fly

[January 1, 2013]

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Celebrate the New Year with guitarist Zan McLeod, the New Century Dancers, and other special guests.

Featured Artist(s): New Century Dancers

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