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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: November 2005

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[November 30, 2005]

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Led by the retired U.S. Navy Commodores’ lead trombonist, the sextet performs original arrangements of jazz standards.

Featured Artist(s): John Jensen

[November 29, 2005]

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Indie rockers Meredith Bragg & The Terminals perform “delicate, haunted music” (Magnet Magazine).

Featured Artist(s): Meredith Bragg

[November 28, 2005]

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Hailing from Portland, Oregon, The Out Crowd performs works of psychedelic grandeur and precise pop melodies.

Featured Artist(s): The Out Crowd

[November 27, 2005]

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Founded in 1990 by Dr. Gerald Perman, the VAS presents accomplished singers in the early stages of their careers in a full range of repertoire.

Featured Artist(s): Vocal Arts DC

[November 26, 2005]

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The multi-talented illustrator, author, composer, and lyricist performs her quirky and family-friendly music, which can be heard on the albums Rhinoceros Tap and Philadelphia Chickens and her newest release, Dog Train. It’s a sing-along, dance-along, quack-along showcase of inspired tunes for pretty much everyone (except mosquitoes).

Featured Artist(s): Sandra Boynton

[November 25, 2005]

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A master of the ngoni (a stringed flute and ancestor of the banjo), Diabate is one of the most recognized Malian jelis, or oral historians.

Featured Artist(s): Cheick Hamala Diabate

[November 24, 2005]

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Jazz guitarist Paul Wingo, who has performed with Keter Betts and Chuck Redd, leads his quintet.

Featured Artist(s): Paul Wingo Quintet

[November 23, 2005]

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Local trumpeter Tommy Williams of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra performs with his group Interplay.

Featured Artist(s): Tommy Williams and Interplay

[November 22, 2005]

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Relocated from their Angola/Congo origin to Kinshasa, a city steeped in the traditional Bazombo trance music, the musicians of Konono #1 perform in their own unique African “Bazombo” style.

Featured Artist(s): Konono #1

[November 21, 2005]

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Enjoy the rich cultural traditions of the Navajo “Dineh” people through dances and songs such as the “Corn Grinding Act,” the “Basket Dance,” the “Bow and Arrow Dance,” and the “Social Song and Dance.”

Featured Artist(s): Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers

[November 20, 2005]

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2005 winners Kimberly Kong, piano, and Maureen Walsh, saxophone, perform solo works. Part of NSO Education Celebration Week

Featured Artist(s): NSO Young Soloists

[November 19, 2005]

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As part of a 26-year-old program that gives high school-aged musicians the opportunity to study and take master classes with NSO members, the Fellows perform a variety of classical works. Part of NSO Education Celebration Week

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[November 17, 2005]

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The percussionist, composer, and former NSO Youth Fellow and Young Soloists’ Competition winner presents a solo performance on the marimba. Part of NSO Education Celebration Week

Featured Artist(s): Paul Fadoul

[November 16, 2005]

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“BOP,” a tuition-free program for talented high school students led by NSO hornist Sylvia Alimena, prepares its members for greater success in the field of music. Part of NSO Education Celebration Week

Featured Artist(s): Brass of Peace Scholarship Program

[November 15, 2005]

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Faculty of the NSO Youth Fellowship Program perform classical works. Part of NSO Education Celebration Week

Featured Artist(s): NSO Chamber Ensemble

[November 14, 2005]

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Former NSO Young Soloists winner Nicolas Kendall presents his trio from The Curtis Institute of Music for an eclectic mix of bluegrass, jazz, classical, and country music. Part of NSO Education Celebration Week

Featured Artist(s): Time for Three

[November 13, 2005]

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A Russian performance troupe founded by deaf actors presents a dance/theater work inspired by Richard Bach’s novel Jonathan Livingston Seagull. 
In cooperation with VSA arts

Featured Artist(s): The Nedoslov Theatre Company

[November 12, 2005]

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Twenty-five talented young musicians, ages 10 through 18, come to the Kennedy Center from the Starling Preparatory String Project at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory.

Featured Artist(s): Starling Chamber Orchestra

[November 11, 2005]

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Members of the NSO perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude

[November 10, 2005]

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The fiddle and mandolin player leads his own ensembles, including Alexander’s Reel Time Band and Fiddlestyx.

Featured Artist(s): Alexander Mitchell

[November 9, 2005]

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Led by guitarist Christopher Dean, the band performs blues and soul that can be heard on the 2003 CD Three Times a Fool and an upcoming release on Deep South Sounds.

Featured Artist(s): Christopher Dean Band

[November 8, 2005]

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Known for its intense, high-energy shows and dynamic crowd interaction, Scythian performs music ranging from traditional folk to high-energy Celtic, with strains of gypsy and Klezmer in between.

Featured Artist(s): Scythian

[November 7, 2005]

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One of Sri Lanka’s rising stars draws inspiration from classical Indian music, Sri Lankan folk tunes, percussion rhythms, and western music, bringing a new dimension to the sitar. In cooperation with the Embassy of Sri Lanka

Featured Artist(s): Pradeep Ratnayake

[November 6, 2005]

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The St. Anselm’s Abbey teacher offers a performance on the French horn.

Featured Artist(s): The Worldwinds Ensemble

[November 5, 2005]

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Steve Roslonek’s participatory songs, clever stories, and great melodies lead young listeners on an entertaining musical journey.

Featured Artist(s): SteveSongs - Steve Roslonek

[November 4, 2005]

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Currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Strathmore Music Hall in Bethesda, Lee pairs powerful, percussive acoustic rock with the seductive melodies of his 5-octave vocal range.

Featured Artist(s): Daniel Lee

[November 3, 2005]

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East meets West as the ensemble blends ancient musical instruments with traditions from China and beyond, creating a distinct sound.

Featured Artist(s): The Orchid Ensemble

[November 2, 2005]

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Founded in 1996 by Lucy Bowen McCauley, this group blends modern dance and ballet with wit, energy, and sensuality.

Featured Artist(s): Bowen McCauley Dance

[November 1, 2005]

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Led by local saxophonist Williams—who counts Ornette Coleman, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, and John Coltrane as major influences—the quintet performs improvisational jazz.

Featured Artist(s): The Thomas “Whit” Williams Jazz Quintet

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