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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: October 2004

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[October 31, 2004]

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Organist Edward Alan Moore performs Bach’s Toccata und Fugue in D minor, considered Bach’s most well-known composition for the organ which has been incorporated into such films as Fantasia, Sunset Boulevard, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and the musical Phantom of the Opera.

Featured Artist(s): Edward Alan Moore

[October 30, 2004]

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The Crooked Jades, an old-time bluegrass band from San Francisco, push boundaries and blur categories with their fiery, soulful performances.

Featured Artist(s): The Crooked Jades

[October 29, 2004]

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Harry Manx, whose music has been called “a link between the music of East and West,” performs soulful blues on the lap slide guitar, the Mohan Veena, and the blues harp.

Featured Artist(s): Harry Manx

[October 28, 2004]

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Young Playwrights Theater presents Troubles by 3rd grader Clare Rock, Hatman and Skull Cap by 8th grader Rahman Turner, and Internal Bleeding by 12th grader Melvin Siliezar, three plays from their Youth or Dare Tour.

Featured Artist(s): Young Playwright's Theater

[October 27, 2004]

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Dancer and choreographer Ed Tyler performs his new work, Sanctuary, as well as an improvisational piece using books as props.

Featured Artist(s): Ed Tyler

[October 26, 2004]

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Ibero-American Music Festival—Uruguay, Brazil: Uruguayan pianist Alejandro Montesdeoca and Brazilian guitarist Richard Miller perform a program of tango, candombe, milonga urbana, and more.

Featured Artist(s): Alejandro Montesdeoca

[October 25, 2004]

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Ibero-American Music Festival—Ecuador: Amark, or “Quichua” meaning “knowledge of popular music” in the native language of Ecuador, is a folk group founded in 1990 that fuses Caribbean rhythms with instruments from the Andes.

Featured Artist(s): Amark

[October 24, 2004]

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Ibero-American Music Festival—Argentina: Argentinean guitarist, composer, arranger, and DJ Federico Aubele’s recordings include Esta Noche, Contigo, Postales, and Gran Hotel Buenos Aires.

Featured Artist(s): Federico Aubele

[October 23, 2004]

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The Bob Vigoda Trio, led by pianist Bob Vigoda, has performed and recorded with vocalists Joyce Carr and Eddie Hazell.

Featured Artist(s): Bob Vigoda Trio

[October 22, 2004]

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NSO Prelude: Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude

[October 21, 2004]

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WNO Insight Lecture Series presents Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore, the explosive tale of war, love, and madness. Seeking revenge for her mother’s death at the stake, the gypsy Azucena kidnaps a child, but makes a fateful mistake. Years later, unaware that they are long-lost brothers, the Count di Luna and Manrico, the rebel troubadour whom Azucena has raised as her own son, meet as political archenemies and rivals for the love of Leonora.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[October 20, 2004]

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2002 NEA National Heritage Fellow Nadim Dlaikan of Lebanon performs on the nye, a reed flute, and is recognized nationwide as a premiere maker of flutes.

Featured Artist(s): Nadim Dlaikan

[October 19, 2004]

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The Teofilovic Twins, Ratko and Radisa, perform traditional male singing of ancient Serbian and Balkan music, and have taken part in all great spiritual and secular festivals and music gatherings in Serbia.

Featured Artist(s): Teofilovic Twins

[October 18, 2004]

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Cellist Anja Lechner and pianist Vassilis Tsabropoulos perform meditative music from their recording Chants, Hymns, and Dances (ECM).

Featured Artist(s): Vassilis Tsabropoulos

[October 17, 2004]

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Songs of Hope and Freedom: The Carpe Diem Choir, directed by David Griffiths, perform selections from times of slavery to the contemporary stylings of today's urban gospel, providing an uplifting musical experience with guest dancer/choreographer Helanius J. Wilkins.


Featured Artist(s): Helanius J. Wilkins

[October 16, 2004]

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Hernan del Riego, in a U.S. premiere, performs a piece he conceived and directed, “Oratorio Off Barroco,” a multi-media spectacle combining a new reading of oratorio arias of the 16th and 17th centuries with keyboard music, recorded samples, and projected images.

Featured Artist(s): Hernan del Riego

[October 15, 2004]

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NSO Prelude: Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude

[October 14, 2004]

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Pianist and composer Henry Butler, from New Orleans, has appeared in the film Make It Funky, and his CD Homeland reached #10 on the Billboard Blues Charts.

Featured Artist(s): Henry Butler

[October 13, 2004]

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Enter the Haggis, formed in 1996, fuses Celtic music, bluegrass, and rock with elements of Latin, blues, and funk, and was featured in the PBS special, Live from Lanigan's Ball.

Featured Artist(s): Enter the Haggis

[October 6, 2004]

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MFA Kera and Afro-Soul, led by “The Voice” MFA Kera from Madagascar and Senegal, fuses African music with rock and classical music.MFA Kera and Afro-Soul, led by “The Voice” MFA Kera from Madagascar and Senegal, fuses African music with rock and classical music.

Featured Artist(s): MFA Kera and Afro-Soul

[October 5, 2004]

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Alto-saxophonist Andrew White, a self-described "Coltrane-ologist" who has worked with such artists as Stevie Wonder and Weather Report, performs a tribute to John Coltrane and Coltrane’s drummer, Elvin Jones.

Featured Artist(s): Andrew White

[October 3, 2004]

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Dance DC Festival presents performances by Kankouran West African Dance Company, the SilkRoad Dance Company, Tappers with Attitude, and the Spanish Dance Society.

Featured Artist(s): KanKouran

[October 2, 2004]

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Dance DC Festival presents Somapa Thai Dance Company, DC Youth Ensemble performing taratibu, Sutera Malaysia, and the Vietnamese Traditional and Folk Dance Troupe.

Featured Artist(s): Somapa Thai Dance Company, DC Youth Ensemble

[October 1, 2004]

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Polyphonic Spree, a symphonic pop band led by front man Tim DeLaughter, brings its dynamic and expansive sound to the Kennedy Center’s outdoor South Plaza Stage.

Featured Artist(s): Polyphonic Spree

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