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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: November 2008

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[November 30, 2008]

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This singer/songwriter produces wistful melodies with folk, dark jazz, and subtle funky grooves along the lines of Travis and Andrew Bird.

Featured Artist(s): Ryan Monahan

[November 29, 2008]

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These six musicians come together to highlight Charlie Byrd’s tenure at D.C.’s Showboat Lounge. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz. “The Showboat: Charlie Byrd’s Classical Chamber Hot”

Featured Artist(s): Dick Morgan

[November 28, 2008]

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Hip DC quintet The Young Lions presents the music arrangements that put the Bohemian Canverns on the modern jazz map, including the work of Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz. “Bohemian Caverns: From the JFK Quintet to the In Crowd (U St., NW)”

Featured Artist(s): The Young Lions

[November 27, 2008]

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This collage of artists will transport you back to the hard bopping of D.C.’s 9th Street during the 1950s and 60s. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz. “Abarts/The Hollywood: Hard Bop Heaven (9th St, NW)”

Featured Artist(s): Larry Willis Trio

[November 26, 2008]

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These musicians perform bebop at its best. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz. “Offbeat/Little Harlem: Bebop Taught Here (7th and T, NW)”

Featured Artist(s): Winard Harper

[November 25, 2008]

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Howard University’s Jazz Ensemble joins one of D.C.’s leading vocalists to perform selections from Count Basie. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz. “The Last Night at The Lincoln Colonnade”

Featured Artist(s): Sharón Clark

[November 24, 2008]

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These groups transport audiences through the musical history of D.C.'s famed Howard Theatre where Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Eckstine, Billy Taylor, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Chuck Brown, Aretha Franklin, and others performed. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC's influence on the development of jazz. "The Howard Theatre: Washington’s Great Black Way"

Featured Artist(s): Bobby Felder’s Capitol All-Stars with Dick Smith

[November 23, 2008]

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The JAM On U All-Stars joins forces with Howard University’s award-winning a cappella jazz group Afro Blue to perform big band orchestrations from Dr. Billy Taylor. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz. “Dr. Billy Taylor’s Big Band Book”

Featured Artist(s): Afro Blue

[November 22, 2008]

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An 18-piece big band directed by saxophonist Davey Yarborough takes audiences on a musical tour of the early music of Duke Ellington. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz. “From True Reformer Hall to the Cotton Club: Ellington’s Formative Years”

Featured Artist(s): The New Washingtonians

[November 21, 2008]

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This up-and-coming jazz pianist dazzles with his interpretations of Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz. “Jellyroll in DC: from The Jungle Inn to The Library of Congress”

Featured Artist(s): Aaron Diehl

[November 20, 2008]

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This quintet performs classical works by Bizet, Mendelssohn, Ibert, Farkas, Colomer, and Cambini.

Featured Artist(s): The Georgetown Quintet

[November 19, 2008]

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Under the direction of Artistic Director Rimli Roy, the troupe performs Indian classical and folk dances. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.

Featured Artist(s): Surati

[November 18, 2008]

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The U.S. Army’s premier jazz ensemble plays a selection of new music, all recently composed or arranged by members of the Army Blues.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Army Blues

[November 17, 2008]

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2005 Local Dance Commissioning Project recipient Daniel Burkholder/The Playground presents My ocean is never blue, a work that explores our complex relationships to water from the personal to the environmental and political. The program includes a new solo by Artistic Director Daniel Burkholder and works by company members Stefanie Quinones Bass and Christine Stone Martin.

Featured Artist(s): Daniel Burkholder

[November 16, 2008]

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The winners of this unique competition for elementary, middle, and high school students perform woodwind, piano, string, and vocal pieces.

Featured Artist(s): Asian American Music Society

[November 15, 2008]

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This Rhode Island–based theater presents The Moby Dick Project, a simultaneous telling of two stories that take place on the decks of the infamous Pequod. One story follows Ahab and his crew on the epic quest to kill the whale while the other is a modern tale of an inner-city youth gang led by a girl whose parents were killed in a drive-by shooting.

Featured Artist(s): Mixed Magic Theater

[November 14, 2008]

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Led by Senior Master Sergeant Bill Marr, this national quartet swings in honor of Veterans’ Day.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Air Force Band’s Saxophone Quartet

[November 13, 2008]

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This 27-year-old program gives high school musicians the opportunity to study and take master classes with National Symphony Orchestra members. Participants perform a variety of classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[November 12, 2008]

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Using music, stunts, and a giant bubble machine, Latvia’s circus arts and magic company BRINUM-X explores the theme of magic in fairy tales. Part of Kids Euro Festival, a celebration of European arts and culture for children that features a mix of artists from the participating countries of the European Union.

Featured Artist(s): BRINUM-X

[November 11, 2008]

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Students from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University perform a revue of award-winning composer and lyricist Steven Schwartz, known for the musicals Godspell, Wicked, and Pippin.

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

[November 10, 2008]

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This Brooklyn-based re-cap rock band will perform a musical review of the hit TV show LOST.

Featured Artist(s): Previously On Lost

[November 9, 2008]

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With more than 50 conventional and non-conventional instruments – like cacti, bamboo, and dried leaves – Italian percussionist Simone Mancuso redefines our concept of an instrument. Part of Kids Euro Festival, a celebration of European arts and culture for children that features a mix of artists from the participating countries of the European Union.

Featured Artist(s): Simone Mancuso

[November 8, 2008]

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Classical guitarist Emmanuel Gray (Navajo) performs music by J.S. Bach, Heitor Villa-lobos, Francisco Tarrega, and Leo Brouwer. The Philadelphia-based, all-female Ambrosia String Quartet performs works by young composers Emmanuel Gray, Paris Fairbanks (Ojibway), Wyas Parker (Chickasaw), Courtney Parchcorn (Chickasaw), Joel Waukazo (Ojibway), and Kate Duty (Chickasaw)—all students of composer Jerod Tate (Chickasaw). Presented in conjunction with Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, with additional support from the Chickasaw Nation.

Featured Artist(s): Ambrosia String Quartet

[November 7, 2008]

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Bulgarian puppet theater company Classika Theatre presents the magical story of a couple who brings a snow child to life through the power of their love. Part of Kids Euro Festival, a celebration of European arts and culture for children that features a mix of artists from the participating countries of the European Union.

Featured Artist(s): Classika Theatre

[November 6, 2008]

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

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

[November 5, 2008]

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Poland’s movement theater company Kabaret Swierszczychrzaszcz presents clowning and mime at its best! Part of Kids Euro Festival, a celebration of European arts and culture for children that features a mix of artists from the participating countries of the European Union.

Featured Artist(s): Kabaret Swierszczychrzaszcz

[November 4, 2008]

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The Romanian Tandarica Puppet Theatre presents a classic Romanian fairytale that addresses relationships between parents and children, and how children never want to pay attention to their parents’ advice. Part of Kids Euro Festival, a celebration of European arts and culture for children that features a mix of artists from the participating countries of the European Union.

Featured Artist(s): Tandarica Puppet Theatre

[November 3, 2008]

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Slovenian storytellers Roza and Prap enchant audiences with dramatic and interactive readings. British rap artist BREIS performs. Part of Kids Euro Festival, a celebration of European arts and culture for children that features a mix of artists from the participating countries of the European Union.

Featured Artist(s): Andrej Rozman Roza

[November 2, 2008]

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Greek folk music virtuoso Demetri Tashie and others lead a tour of the village cultures of rural Greece through music and dance.

Featured Artist(s): Demetri Tashie

[November 1, 2008]

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One cutting-edge, community conscious, hip hop dance company performs after the Multicultural Children’s Book Festival with both adult and youth dancers.

Featured Artist(s): Culture Shock Dance Troupe

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