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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: November 2010

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[November 30, 2010]

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The DC Youth Orchestra performs a concert of original compositions written by young composers from around the globe. Presented in cooperation with the Organization of the American States (OAS). IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): DC Youth Orchestra

[November 29, 2010]

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Vocalist and guitarist Susan Gaeta, vocalist and strings musician Tina Chancey, and lute player and guitarist Howard Bass perform traditional Sephardic songs.

Featured Artist(s): Trio Sefardi

[November 28, 2010]

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The Baltimore piano and organ player and Strathmore Artist-in-Residence brings his unique blend of jazz, blues, and boogie music to the stage.

Featured Artist(s): Matt Wigler

[November 27, 2010]

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The violinist and Strathmore Artist-in-Residence, along with her band The Green Project, has been shaking things up, sharing the stage with such renowned artists as Roberta Flack, Eric Roberson, Denyce Graves, and Black Thought of The Roots.

Featured Artist(s): Chelsey Green

[November 26, 2010]

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Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in Brooklyn, the singer-songwriter derives her soulful sound from reggae, country, blues, gospel, pop, jazz, soft rock, and hip hop.

Featured Artist(s): Abby Dobson

[November 25, 2010]

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Masterful on keys, with a voice reminiscent of Maxwell and musicianship influenced by the likes of Prince and Stevie Wonder, V. Rich meshes neo-soul, R&B, and hip-hop.

Featured Artist(s): V. Rich

[November 24, 2010]

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America’s de facto Bluegrass Ambassadors have been entertaining music fans for more than 13 years on three continents with an exciting blend of hard-driving bluegrass, country, folk, and original material.

Featured Artist(s): Bob Perilla’s Big Hillbilly Bluegrass

[November 23, 2010]

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Based in Delaware, the ensemble is part of the school’s Grammy Award–winning music education program.

Featured Artist(s): Newark High School Orchestra

[November 22, 2010]

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The premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Army strives to preserve big band music.

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

[November 21, 2010]

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The Strathmore Artist-in-Residence, musical theater artist, and R&B vocalist studied voice at Howard University and the University of Michigan.

Featured Artist(s): Jobari Parker-Namdar

[November 20, 2010]

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The DC band has been playing their brand of blues-infused, high-energy music since their humble beginnings in 1988.

Featured Artist(s): Bad Influence Band

[November 19, 2010]

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Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[November 18, 2010]

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Six-time Metro DC Dance Award winner EDGEWORKS Dance Theater (EDT), founded by choreographer and Artistic Director Helanius J. Wilkins, performs a work in progress, Trigger, which addresses issues of class and how economic conditions affect individual choice, exposing the double standards of the differential treatment received by minorities. Yes (2000), A Love Crisis (2006), and Playground (2009) round out the program.

Featured Artist(s): Edgeworks Dance Theater

[November 17, 2010]

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Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute, blending new age, world, jazz, and classical with traditional music. Part of Homegrown: The Music of America.

Featured Artist(s): R. Carlos Nakai

[November 16, 2010]

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Montreal-based Nomadic Massive—a socially engaged hip-hop consortium of ten skilled musicians and artists whose members hail from Argentina, France, Algeria, Haiti, Chile, Barbados, and Grenada—performs in seven different languages (French, Spanish, English, Arabic, Creole, Portuguese, Patois) with a unique blend of global, urban, and traditional sounds. Presented in cooperation with Words, Beats, Life and Nomadic Wax.

Featured Artist(s): Nomadic Massive

[November 15, 2010]

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The DC-based ensemble will play piano trios by Bernstein and Beethoven.

Featured Artist(s): West Garden Trio

[November 14, 2010]

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Wajahat Ali’s play The Domestic Crusaders focuses on a day in the life of a modern, Muslim, Pakistani American family of six who convene at the family house to celebrate the 21st birthday of the youngest child. Sparks fly among the three generations, culminating in an intense family battle as each "crusader" struggles to assert and impose their respective voices and opinions, while still attempting to maintain and understand that unifying thread that makes them part of the same family.

Featured Artist(s): Wajahat Ali

[November 13, 2010]

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The DC-based classical and jazz vocalist and 2009 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead alumna was named the winner of the DC chapter for the NSAL’s Eleanor Searle Whitney McCollum Voice Award.

Featured Artist(s): Lena Seikaly

[November 12, 2010]

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The singer-songwriter is inspired by classic Brazilian bossa nova, acoustic American folk, 1950s west-coast jazz, and contemporary pop.

Featured Artist(s): Avi Wisnia

[November 11, 2010]

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The New York–based ensemble, concert series, and composers collective performs, presents, and composes works that are both avant-garde and visceral.

Featured Artist(s): Red Light New Music Ensemble

[November 10, 2010]

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Brazil’s renowned performer, composer, and producer fuses samba and bossa nova with soul, funk, and electronica.

Featured Artist(s): Jair Oliveira

[November 9, 2010]

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The New Jersey songstress and her band play music inspired by the 1930s and ’40s, juke joints and cabaret, the Andrews Sisters, and Tom Waits.

Featured Artist(s): April Smith and the Great Picture Show

[November 8, 2010]

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The Hungarian magician presents his interactive magic show filled with tricks, music, and storytelling. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Kolos Párkányi

[November 7, 2010]

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In a story from France by Feather and Hay, Plume is part magician and musician, while Paille is a mischievous, slightly wild creature. Together, they take Plume’s harp on a journey of the imagination. But Plume’s harp isn’t just an ordinary instrument—in an instant, it can be transformed into a tree, a watchtower, a spinning drum, an echo box, and even the bow of a ship! Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Feather and Hay

[November 6, 2010]

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The Colombian singer takes audiences on a multilingual journey through the sounds of the Caribbean, the Colombian Amazon, and the folklore of the Pacific.

Featured Artist(s): Maria Mulata

[November 5, 2010]

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Traditional Irish musician Maura Burns and Irish storyteller Batt Burns perform together with music, storytelling, poetry, Gaelic song and dance. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Batt and Maura Burns

[November 4, 2010]

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Estonia’s improvisational circus company OMAtsirkus helps make the circus understandable for children. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.

Featured Artist(s): OMAtsirkus

[November 3, 2010]

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The group performs big band classics.

Featured Artist(s): American University Jazz Ensemble

[November 2, 2010]

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The group from the Czech Republic sings Gregorian chants, renaissance and baroque music, spirituals, and folk songs. Followed by a vocal workshop. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Bruncvík Boys’ Choir Quartet

[November 1, 2010]

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Portugal’s Dr. Scapula and her friend Fibula welcome audiences to discover the secrets of the human body. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Dr. Scapula and Fibula

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