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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: October 2006

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[October 31, 2006]

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Celebrate Halloween in style with organist Ray Brubacher as he improvises his accompaniment to the original 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera. A FILM AND LIVE MUSIC EVENT IN THE CONCERT HALL.

Featured Artist(s): The Phantom Of The Opera

[October 30, 2006]

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Baritone James Sterrett-Bryant was recently awarded two Gold Medals in the Operatic and Broadway Division of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs National Creative Arts Festival Competition. On the Millennium Stage, he performs a varied repertoire of classical and Broadway music, art songs, and music by African American composers. Presented in partnership with VSA arts and the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA).

Featured Artist(s): James Sterrett-Bryant

[October 29, 2006]

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Dubbed “the new voice in Sufi music” and daughter of Sitar maestro Vilayat Khan, Indian vocalist Zila Khan can also be heard on her new album, Ishq Ki Nayee Bahar.

Featured Artist(s): Zila Khan

[October 28, 2006]

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The trio features Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, wooden flute), Steve Bloom (world percussion) & Paul Oorts (harp guitar, cittern, accordion). They bring together dance traditions from central Europe and add the immigrant experience with Afro-Cuban, Persian & Latin drumming.

Featured Artist(s): Pavilion 3

[October 27, 2006]

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This ensemble demonstrates their expertise in jazz, swing, blues, klezmer, and classical music throughout the Mid-Atlantic area.

Featured Artist(s): Susan Jones

[October 26, 2006]

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Bluegrass vocalist/guitarist Randy Waller, son of the late great Charlie Waller, leads Country Gentlemen bandmates Dave Kirk, mandolin player; Gary Creed, bassist; and Mark Delaney, banjo player.

Featured Artist(s): Randy Waller and the Country Gentlemen

[October 25, 2006]

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This DC-area band rocks audiences with their blend of old-time bluegrass, Southern gospel, and country blues, playing classics and original tunes of “love found and lost, revenge thwarted, redemption delivered, and grandmas piloting airplanes.”

Featured Artist(s): Dead Men's Hollow

[October 24, 2006]

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A modern classical trio made up of Brendon Wood, Jonah Rapino, and Tim Nylander perform their original score live to accompany the 1920 silent film Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, starring John Barrymore. A FILM AND LIVE MUSIC EVENT.

Featured Artist(s): The Devil Music Ensemble

[October 23, 2006]

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D.C. favorite BanjerDan and his Danger Band play styles "from bluegrass and beyond" on banjo, guitar, mandolin, and dobro.

Featured Artist(s): BanjerDan's Danger Band

[October 22, 2006]

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The ensemble led by D.C. based percussionist and educator Wayne Tympanick plays original and jazz standards.

Featured Artist(s): Wayne Tympanick Quintet

[October 21, 2006]

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Members of the NSO perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[October 20, 2006]

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Join the Millennium Stage for these monthly “live radio theater” productions that mix script, music, and sound effects, and are recorded and broadcast on XM Satellite Radio’s Kids Channel. This month, families and youngsters can enjoy Hey, Al, based on Arthur Yorinks’s Caledcott Medal–winning book. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Night Kitchen Radio Theater

[October 19, 2006]

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Members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

[October 18, 2006]

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Considered one of the pioneers of rock and roll, Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers formed in 1955 in Newport, Arkansas. They bring their hard-rocking rockabilly style. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.

Featured Artist(s): Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers

[October 17, 2006]

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Folklore ensemble Altai Kai performs traditional Altai music and songs in one of the oldest styles of throat singing called “kai,” preserved only in the Altai Mountains of Asia.

Featured Artist(s): Altai Kai

[October 16, 2006]

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One of Florida's finest African American sacred steel guitar groups shares its unique sound, which developed its roots in the House of God church.

Featured Artist(s): The Lee Boys

[October 15, 2006]

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This ensemble brings a blend of jazz standards and ballads from the great songwriters of the past.

Featured Artist(s): Mable "May" Knott

[October 14, 2006]

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Francesca Jandasek Acayan, the first recipient of the Local Dance Commissioning Project Fellowship, has choreographed and composed music for Ellesmere. This full evening–length work, set to an original gypsy-influenced acoustic and electronic music score, focuses on a chapter in the life of a changing community (represented by fabulous dancers in pointe shoes and arm stilts).

Featured Artist(s): Francesca Jandasek

[October 13, 2006]

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This flute quartet—Carolyn Oh, Vanita Jones, Barbara Heitz, and Nan Raphael—with piano accompaniment by Priscilla Ko, performs classical and chamber works.

Featured Artist(s): Crystal Clear

[October 12, 2006]

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Indie-rock guitarist Brandon Butler brings his whiskey-soaked voice and blend of roots-rock and country blues, as heard on his solo release Killer on the Road.

Featured Artist(s): Brandon Butler

[October 11, 2006]

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Indian guitar prodigy Debashish Bhattacharya performs Raga music on the chaturangui, an Indian slide guitar he created that blends the tones of such instruments as the rudra-veena, violin, sarode, and sitar.

Featured Artist(s): Debashish Bhattacharya

[October 10, 2006]

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This baroque trio comprised of oboe and recorder, harpsichord, and string bass, performs music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Featured Artist(s): La Menestrandise

[October 9, 2006]

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The Quintet performs original tunes and jazz standards, led by saxophonist Yarborough and featuring Yarborough’s wife, vocalist Esther Williams. PART OF D.C.’s DUKE ELLINGTON JAZZ FESTIVAL.

Featured Artist(s): The Davey Yarborough Quintet

[October 8, 2006]

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Originally from Benin, Africa, guitarist Lionel Louke has studied in the Ivory Coast, Paris, and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Vocalist Gretchen Parlato is the 2004 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner. PART OF D.C.’s DUKE ELLINGTON JAZZ FESTIVAL.

Featured Artist(s): Lionel Louke

[October 7, 2006]

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Saxophonist Davey Yarborough leads members of the Jazz Orchestra from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. PART OF D.C.’s DUKE ELLINGTON JAZZ FESTIVAL.

Featured Artist(s): The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Music Department

[October 6, 2006]

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Created by writer/guitarist/producer Greg Tate in 1999, Burnt Sugar, The Arkestra Chamber, explores the connective tissue binding jazz, rock, funk, 20th-century composition, and African music. PART OF D.C.’s DUKE ELLINGTON JAZZ FESTIVAL.

Featured Artist(s): Burnt Sugar

[October 5, 2006]

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London-based jazz vocalist Ola Onabule, who spent his formative years in Nigeria, combines jazz, blues, and soul tinged with the influence of his African roots. PART OF D.C.’s DUKE ELLINGTON JAZZ FESTIVAL.

Featured Artist(s): Ola Onabule

[October 4, 2006]

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The United States Army's premier touring jazz orchestra is renowned for its big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections. PART OF D.C.’s DUKE ELLINGTON JAZZ FESTIVAL.

Featured Artist(s): The U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors

[October 3, 2006]

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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Samuel Beckett’s birth, Solas Nua Theater Company and Forum Theater and Dance present short works by the master Irish playwright.

Featured Artist(s): Forum Theater and Dance

[October 2, 2006]

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One of Italy’s most talented pop artists, vocalist and guitarist Carmen Consoli has recorded six studio albums, including 2006’s Eva Contro Eva.

Featured Artist(s): Carmen Consoli

[October 1, 2006]

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Members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

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