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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: December 2006

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[December 31, 2006]

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Experience chamber music and waltzes of 19th-century Austria in an intimate setting.

Featured Artist(s): Sidney's Music and Entertainment

[December 30, 2006]

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The trio performs traditional Irish music on the button accordion, flute, fiddle, guitar, and bodhran, accompanied by The Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance. PART OF A CELTIC CHRISTMAS

Featured Artist(s): Billy McComiskey

[December 29, 2006]

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This husband-and-wife duo has been performing and recording together since 1995, blending original, traditional, contemporary Celtic, and Appalachian-influenced music on acoustic guitars, mandolin, Celtic harp, banjo, Irish bouzouki, piano, and world percussion. PART OF A CELTIC CHRISTMAS

Featured Artist(s): Al Petteway and Amy White

[December 28, 2006]

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Led by John Wright, this ensemble performs a merry holiday program.

Featured Artist(s): The John Wright Brass Ensemble

[December 27, 2006]

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Having entertained music fans for over 10 years, the band continues with its exciting blend of hard-driving bluegrass, country, folk, and original material.

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

[December 26, 2006]

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Period music ensemble Hesperus, in conjunction with Tina Chancey, performs a concert of baroque classics, featuring J. Riley Lewis on the Center’s beautiful Filene organ. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Hesperus

[December 25, 2006]

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Celebrate Christmas at this jazz festivity with host/vibraphonist Chuck Redd, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.

Featured Artist(s): All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

[December 24, 2006]

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Musicians from this world-class concert band perform a wide variety of repertoire, from holiday classics and popular favorites to instrumental selections. SPECIAL NOONTIME PERFORMANCE

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Air Force Trombone Ensemble

[December 23, 2006]

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Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.

Featured Artist(s): Sean Grissom

[December 22, 2006]

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Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.

Featured Artist(s): Alexandria Kleztet

[December 21, 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 for broadcast on XM Satellite Radio’s Kids Channel. This month features a special holiday double bill of Christmas in July and The Flying Latke. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Night Kitchen Radio Theater

[December 20, 2006]

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Cantor musician Mark Novak and storyteller/juggler Renée Brachfeld, a dynamic husband-wife storytelling duo, draw their material from the warmth and richness of the Jewish tradition. PART OF THE HANUKKAH CELEBRATION

Featured Artist(s): Mark Novak

[December 19, 2006]

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With its versatile repertoire of klezmer, Israeli, Yiddish, Greek, jazz, Broadway, pop, classical, swing, light rock, and American standards, this klezmer band gets audiences dancing. PART OF THE HANUKKAH CELEBRATION

Featured Artist(s): Jinny Marsh's Hot Kugel Klezmer Band

[December 18, 2006]

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Kol Haruach is known for their "Klezmer-Jazz" improvisational, eclectic style. This past April, the band released a special "Live -- In Concert" CD. It is Kol Haruach live in concert featuring what they are known for the most -- Klezmer and Jazz. It is unusual for a Klezmer band to have a live album that features a diversity of music. In this concert, the band will feature Klezmer, Israeli and Jazz tunes from this new live recording in addition to new music recently composed and arranged for the band. PART OF THE HANUKKAH CELEBRATION

Featured Artist(s): Kol Haruach Klezmer

[December 17, 2006]

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Formed in 1978 by trumpeter Dave Detwiler, the group presents “Christmastime in Washington,” a program featuring straight-ahead and smooth jazz arrangements of holiday classics.

Featured Artist(s): Prelude

[December 16, 2006]

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A favorite of the D.C. roots-rock scene, Last Train Home delivers original holiday tunes and interpretations of yuletide classics from its CD, Holiday Limited.

Featured Artist(s): Last Train Home

[December 15, 2006]

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Duke Ellington School of the Arts Concert Choir, under the direction of Samuel L. E. Bonds, sings traditional choral music of the season with pianist Alma Costello.

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

[December 14, 2006]

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The 16-member gospel brass and percussion band from the United House of Prayer performs a joyful holiday program.

Featured Artist(s): Sweet Heaven Kings

[December 13, 2006]

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This ensemble performs Ottoman-Turkish songs, sufi music, and Mevlevi Ayins, including the art of the Whirling Dervish, which combines rhythmic rotation, the chanting of poetry, and music to achieve a state of trance.

Featured Artist(s): The Mavera Ensemble

[December 12, 2006]

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Navy members perform a classical repertoire as well as holiday favorites.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Navy Brass Quartet

[December 11, 2006]

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A dynamic ensemble of musicians over the age of 55 performs crowd-pleasing holiday music.

Featured Artist(s): The Levine School of Music

[December 10, 2006]

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Young artists from the Washington National Opera’s program perform scenes from popular operas.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

[December 9, 2006]

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Members of this 40-year-old music instruction and performance program—composed of young people ages 4 to 19—perform their holiday repertoire.

Featured Artist(s): DC Youth Orchestra

[December 8, 2006]

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High school musicians studying with the National Symphony Orchestra perform a program including works by Beethoven, Bach, and Kreisler.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[December 7, 2006]

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This trio blends gospel-tinged jazz and the ambient music of Güstavsen’s original compositions, as well as unique interpretations of classics. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Tord Gustavsen Trio

[December 6, 2006]

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Two groups join to perform sacred and popular holiday music on traditional hand bells.

Featured Artist(s): The Peace Ringers

[December 5, 2006]

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Artistic Director Heather Pultz presents a rich program that incorporates projection and live music, including “Nike’s Dream,” “Mobile,” “Our Mother’s Keeper,” “Filias,” and “Dewi.”

Featured Artist(s): Artefacts Dance Company

[December 4, 2006]

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Led by Harvey Phillips, local tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players perform traditional Christmas music in the 33rd anniversary of this holiday tradition. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.

Featured Artist(s): Merry TubaChristmas

[December 3, 2006]

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This local a cappella group covers rock and pop tunes. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): The DC Accidentals

[December 2, 2006]

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A kid-friendly performance about celebrating our families - chosen, alternative, gay, straight, adoptive, emerging - in the spirit of the holidays. Peter DiMuro brings his experience as Uncle Drosselmeyer for the Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker – and his experience as an uncle to his adopted niece – to an exploration of new ideas about family in a season steeped in great traditions.

Featured Artist(s): Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

[December 1, 2006]

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To kick off the weekend of the Kennedy Center Honors, actors from the Shakespeare Theatre Company (Nancy Robinette, Julia Coffey, Rick Foucheux, and Aubrey Deeker) present a staged reading of selections from Albee’s works.

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Featured Artist(s): Shakespeare Theatre Company

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