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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: November 2011

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[November 30, 2011]

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Kick off the holidays with the band performing a Christmas program featuring the music of Stan Kenton.

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

[November 29, 2011]

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The ensemble is comprised of students who are exceptional woodwind, brass, and percussion performers.


Featured Artist(s): University of Maryland, Baltimore County Wind Ensemble

[November 28, 2011]

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The United States Air Force Band is the Air Force's premier musical organization.

Featured Artist(s): The Airmen of Note

[November 27, 2011]

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The New York–based singer-songwriter, whose music has often won comparisons to Elliot Smith's songwriting and Paul Simon for his vocal timbre, takes the stage to perform some of his original works.


Featured Artist(s): Alfonso Velez

[November 26, 2011]

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The influential 6- and 11-string guitarist plays as part of the Brazilian series Movimento Violão, which aims to spread classical music to the public by highlighting some of the best guitarists in Brazil. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil.

Featured Artist(s): Paulo Martelli

[November 25, 2011]

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The always unpredictable singer-songwriter brings her staggering musical and vocal talents to the stage with the acclaimed orchestra. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing.

Featured Artist(s): Nellie McKay

[November 24, 2011]

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Vocalist, guitarist, composer, and keyboard extraordinaire Daryl Davis brings his band to the stage for a Thanksgiving Day Swing Dance Party. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing.

Featured Artist(s): Daryl Davis Band

[November 23, 2011]

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The Grammy Award®–winning Israeli violinist, who has performed with Kanye West, has created her own unique sound, fusing classical music with jazz, R&B, and hip hop. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing. 

Note: Only the first 10 minutes of the performance are available for viewing.


Featured Artist(s): Miri Ben-Ari

[November 22, 2011]

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Inspired by the rich culture of Louisiana, the group plays a mixture of different sounds, creating a hybrid of Cajun, country, stringband, and swing. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing. Dance instruction will be provided at 5 p.m. by Dancing by the Bayou.

Featured Artist(s): The Red Stick Ramblers

[November 21, 2011]

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The D.C.-based salsa band combines native African and Cuban rhythms with Afro-American funk, jazz, soul, and go-go. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing. Dance instruction will be provided at 5 p.m. by Casineros.

Featured Artist(s): Timba Street

[November 20, 2011]

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The big band plays with the acclaimed jazz vocal ensemble, currently appearing on NBC’s reality TV competition series The Sing-Off. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing.

Featured Artist(s): Afro Blue

[November 19, 2011]

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The a cappella group performs with and without piano accompaniment. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing.

Featured Artist(s): University of North Texas Jazz Singers

[November 18, 2011]

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This gold-standard orchestra of Washington’s finest musicians performs classic big band music. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing. Two sets at 5 & 9:30 p.m. Dance instruction will be provided at both by Gottaswing.

Featured Artist(s): Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra

[November 17, 2011]

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Entertaining audiences with its own genre-busting music for four decades, the famed Western swing, boogie, and roots-music band performs an evening of Western swing music. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing. Two sets at 5 & 8:30 p.m. Dance instruction will be provided at both by Gottaswing.

Featured Artist(s): Asleep at the Wheel

[November 16, 2011]

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Founded by composer Brian Carpenter, the ensemble plays music from its album Hothouse Stomp featuring the music of 1920s Chicago and Harlem. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing.

Featured Artist(s): Ghost Train Orchestra

[November 15, 2011]

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The band performs an evening of Dixieland and early New Orleans jazz. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing.

Featured Artist(s): Firecracker Jazz Band

[November 14, 2011]

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A component of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the ensemble presents an evening of jump blues. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing.

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

[November 13, 2011]

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Gypsy jazz violinist Tony Ballog has performed with jazz, folk, and classical musicians all across North America and Europe. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing.

Featured Artist(s): Tony Ballog

[November 12, 2011]

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Learn Washington, DC’s art of hand dancing to hip-swaying classics and modern hits. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing. Dance instruction will be provided at 5 p.m. by Smooth & EZ.

Featured Artist(s): Smooth & EZ

[November 11, 2011]

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The classic 14-piece band and Howard University music professor present an evening of music by Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, and more. A dance floor will be installed. Part of Swing, Swing, Swing. Dance instruction will be provided at 5 p.m. by Gottaswing.

Featured Artist(s): Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra

[November 10, 2011]

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This puppet show by DKT-Burgas takes place in a sugar world where the pastries are the stars of the show and eventually must band together to fight a common enemy and save their delicious world. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Featured Artist(s): State Puppet Theatre-Burgas

[November 9, 2011]

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Puck Puppet Theatre presents the story of a multi-talented penguin, who performs in one of Bucharest’s greatest circuses and whose homesickness leads him to embark on an imaginary journey around the world. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Featured Artist(s): Puck Puppet Theatre

[November 8, 2011]

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Théâtre Maât presents a humorous and moving musical without words that centers on an imaginary Arctic expedition involving a group of penguin circus performers and their caretaker. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Featured Artist(s): Théâtre Maât

[November 7, 2011]

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Straight out of New Orleans, the band brings the funk, creating backbone-cracking, soul-shaking music.

Featured Artist(s): Flow Tribe

[November 6, 2011]

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This pantomime show by Teatr Figur Kraków, enriched with elements of shadow theater, follows Mr. Feather as he wakes from his “winter sleep.” Can a shy Mr. Feather find someone to love him? Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Featured Artist(s): Teatr Figur Kraków

[November 5, 2011]

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This trio of elementary school teachers-turned-rockers knows how to get kids and families dancing with high-energy shows and kid-driven songs inspired by their teaching days.

Featured Artist(s): Recess Monkey

[November 4, 2011]

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NSO musicians—Nicholas Stovall, oboe; Joel Fuller and Alexandra Osborne, violin; Mahoko Eguchi, viola; Rachel Young, cello; and Anthony Manzo, double bass—play Sean Shepherd’s Quartet for Oboe and Strings and Dvorák’s String Quintet in G major.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[November 3, 2011]

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Cativar presents a play about the polar regions through puppets, stories, and songs to help explain the consequences of climate change and how simple actions can help make things better. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Featured Artist(s): Cativar

[November 2, 2011]

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Puppeteer Miriam Lambert presents a rendition of the age-old tale about a freshly baked gingerbread man who eludes the hungry grasp of everyone until he meets a very clever fox. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Featured Artist(s): Miriam Lambert

[November 1, 2011]

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Magician Gábor Holcz’s show is equal parts amazement and laughter, blending music and theater with viewer participation and breathtaking effects. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Featured Artist(s): Gábor Holcz

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