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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: October 2002

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[October 31, 2002]

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Singer/guitarist Elise Witt brings her international experience and personal charm to her music. She represented the state of Georgia for the Kennedy Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Featured Artist(s): Elise Witt

[October 30, 2002]

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Witkowski Piano Duo comes to us from the “Ravello Festival in America.” Gisele Nacif Witkowski is a recipient of many first prizes, and Fabio Witkowski has been acclaimed by critics as “one of Brazil’s most promising talents.”

Featured Artist(s): The Witkowski Piano Duo

[October 29, 2002]

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Andrew White’s ZORROSAX ALLSTARS will perform the American premiere of A JAZZ CONCERTO for saxophone sextet, as well as 3 other jazz pieces: “Bad Dance,” “Everybody Loves the Sugar,” and “Theme.”

Featured Artist(s): Andrew White

[October 28, 2002]

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TheatreSports Comedy Improv from Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, a fixture in the Atlanta arts scene, gives a new definition to the phrase “original work.”

Featured Artist(s): TheatreSports Comedy Improv

[October 26, 2002]

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Young Playwrights Theater offers audiences staged readings of new original works by Young Playwrights Theater students: Anden and Tetra by Keith Andrews; Giving by Shuk-Kuen Chiu; and Friendship: The Wanka Wanka Cool Girls Club by Cecilia Jenkins.

Featured Artist(s): Young Playwright's Theater

[October 24, 2002]

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The Ravello Festival Trio, featuring Italian instrumentalists Mauro Tortorelli and Constantino Catena, performs works by Lizst, Thalbert and Franck.

Featured Artist(s): The Ravello Festival Duo

[October 23, 2002]

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José Antonio Galeano’s Con la tierra en los labios will present songs, poems and texts from his native Paraguay. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Paraguay. LATIN AMERICAN EMBASSIES MUSIC FESTIVAL

Featured Artist(s): José Antonio Galeano

[October 22, 2002]

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Rumisonko, a Washington-based group whose members come from Bolivia, Chile and the U.S., takes its inspiration from the music of the Andes Mountains and from Latin American folklore. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Bolivia. LATIN AMERICAN EMBASSIES MUSIC FESTIVAL

Featured Artist(s): Rumisonko

[October 21, 2002]

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Ballet Folklórico El Pulgarcito, the only Salvadoran folklore group in the Washington, DC area, will perform its dances. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of El Salvador. LATIN AMERICAN EMBASSIES MUSIC FESTIVAL

Featured Artist(s): Ballet Folklórico El Pulgarcito

[October 20, 2002]

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The Luis Garay Percussion World Ensemble, led by Argentine percussionist Luis Garay, combines Afro-Latin rhythms with fusion sounds. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Argentina. LATIN AMERICAN EMBASSIES MUSIC FESTIVAL

Featured Artist(s): Luis Garay Percussion World Ensemble

[October 19, 2002]

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The Chale Icaza Trio goes beyond the traditional, jazz trio sound by melding Latin and swing rhythms. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Panama. LATIN AMERICAN EMBASSIES MUSIC FESTIVAL

Featured Artist(s): Chale Icaza Trio

[October 18, 2002]

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Alejandro Muzio and his group perform his original compositions for strings, piano, and bandoneòn that evoke the urban traditions of Latin America. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Uruguay. LATIN AMERICAN EMBASSIES MUSIC FESTIVAL

Featured Artist(s): Richard Miller

[October 17, 2002]

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Peter Mayer, folk singer and songwriter from Minnesota, blends inventive guitar playing with soulful yet earthy lyrics.

Featured Artist(s): Peter Mayer

[October 16, 2002]

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Aly Bain of Scotland and Ale Möller of Sweden, both music virtuosos, bring Celtic and Nordic influences together for an exciting musical voyage.

Featured Artist(s): Aly Bain and Ale Moller

[October 15, 2002]

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The Jon Ozment Quintet, led by pianist Jon Ozment, has toured with Maceo Parker and captivates audiences with their infectious sound.

Featured Artist(s): Jon Ozment Quintet

[October 14, 2002]

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Scott Ainslie, blues guitarist/vocalist/composer, performs his traditional and original repertoire on vintage instruments.

Featured Artist(s): Scott Ainslie

[October 13, 2002]

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Groovelily, with electric violinist/singer Valerie Vigoda, keyboardist/singer/composer Brendan Milburn, and drummer Gene Lewin, turn heads with their “breezy, infectious melodies.”

Featured Artist(s): Groovelily

[October 12, 2002]

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William Feasley, the first classical guitarist to be awarded the Peabody Conservatory's coveted Artist Diploma, has a sound that is “warm, sweet, and full of musical truth."

Featured Artist(s): William Feasley

[October 11, 2002]

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The Chuck Redd Quartet is led by the former drummer and vibraphone player of the Charlie Byrd Trio, who also toured with Dizzy Gillespie, Dr. Billy Taylor, and Mel Torme. The group features guitarist Howard Alden and will include selections from its new release “All This and Heaven Too.”

Featured Artist(s): Howard Alden

[October 10, 2002]

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Highlighting songs from the album “Homecoming.”

Featured Artist(s): John Jensen

[October 9, 2002]

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The Chestnut Brass Company, a Grammy Award-winning quintet, have been featured on National Public Radio's “All Things Considered,” “Fresh Air,” “Radiotimes,” and “Performance Today” programs.

Featured Artist(s): The Chestnut Brass Company

[October 8, 2002]

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Old New England, a contradance trio comprised of Bob McQuillen, Deanna Stiles, and Jane Orzechowski, have performed their music at festivals across the country.

Featured Artist(s): Old New England

[October 7, 2002]

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The Bob Dorough Trio will tour countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America as 2002 Jazz Ambassadors, celebrating American “blues” music. The trio includes keyboardist/vocalist Bob Dorough, guitarist Steve Berger, and bassist and bass guitarist Patrick O’Leary. KENNEDY CENTER / DEPARTMENT OF STATE JAZZ AMBASSADORS

Featured Artist(s): Bob Dorough Trio

[October 6, 2002]

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Astrid Achi, Ecuadorian soprano, has performed leading roles in numerous operas and appeared in international festivals. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Ecuador.

Featured Artist(s): Astrid Achi

[October 5, 2002]

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ClancyWorks, a dance company founded by artistic director Adrienne Clancy and based in Arlington, showcase their “gravity-defying moves.”

Featured Artist(s): The ClancyWorks Dance Company

[October 4, 2002]

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Crasdant, the foremost instrumental and folk band of Wales, add spice to the traditional Welsh canon with flamboyant step dancing.

Featured Artist(s): Crasdant

[October 3, 2002]

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The Bergson, Jain, Koehler Trio will tour countries in Africa as 2002 Jazz Ambassadors, celebrating American “blues” music. This trio is comprised of guitarist/vocalist Chris Bergson, drummer Sunny Jain, and organist Kyle Koehler. KENNEDY CENTER / DEPARTMENT OF STATE JAZZ AMBASSADORS

Featured Artist(s): Bergson, Jain, Koehler Trio

[October 2, 2002]

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We're Mericans, a one person show adapted by Mando Alvarado from Sandra Cisneros' book, Woman Hollering Creek, brings to life the world of South Texas – a land that straddles the old world and the new.

Featured Artist(s): We're Mericans

[October 1, 2002]

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Miguel Poveda, Flamenco singer and Latin Grammy nominee from Barcelona, Spain, brings the art of Flamenco to a new generation.

Featured Artist(s): Miguel Poveda

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