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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: December 2012

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[December 31, 2012]

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Hot jazz meets cool Yule for this festive New Year’s Eve performance by one of D.C.’s favorite bands.

Featured Artist(s): Chaise Lounge

[December 30, 2012]

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Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet, the Alexandria Kleztet, and a hilarious performance by the theater and clowning company TwoTooFar.

Featured Artist(s): Alexandria Kleztet

[December 29, 2012]

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Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet, the Alexandria Kleztet, and a hilarious performance by the theater and clowning company TwoTooFar.

Featured Artist(s): TwoTooFar

[December 28, 2012]

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Instructors take the stage for a program featuring the art of hand dancing, a form of swing dance that first originated in Washington, D.C. Free dance lessons begin at 5 p.m.

Featured Artist(s): National Hand Dance Association

[December 27, 2012]

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The 16-member gospel brass and percussion ensemble creates a joyful holiday program with its unique instrumentation and powerful voices.

Featured Artist(s): Sweet Heaven Kings

[December 26, 2012]

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The Virginia-based group performs sacred and popular holiday music on traditional hand bells.

Featured Artist(s): The Peace Ringers

[December 25, 2012]

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Celebrate this festive Millennium Stage tradition—now in its 14th year—with host and vibraphonist Chuck Redd, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.

Featured Artist(s): James King

[December 24, 2012]

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Led by Zach Smith, the group plays jazzy and jaunty arrangements of holiday favorites. Performance at 12 p.m.

Featured Artist(s): Beltway Brass Quintet

[December 23, 2012]

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Singers over the age of 55 perform crowd-pleasing holiday music.

Featured Artist(s): Encore Chorale

[December 22, 2012]

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The acclaimed group performs a festive program.

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

[December 21, 2012]

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The D.C.-based group performs a colorful mix of sounds that draws on melodies of Eastern European brass bands, New Orleans jazz, Latin grooves, ambient/experimental indie rock riffs, and a hint of Appalachian twang.

Featured Artist(s): Black Masala

[December 20, 2012]

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A favorite of the D.C. roots-rock scene, the group delivers original holiday tunes and interpretations of yuletide classics.

Featured Artist(s): Last Train Home

[December 19, 2012]

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Ten holiday tracks, one hour, nine DC artists: Don Kim, Justin Trawick, Gordon Daniels, Sam McCormally, Wytold, Bobbie Allen, Madia, Tiffany Thompson, Alex Vans.

Featured Artist(s): Listen Local First

[December 18, 2012]

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Led by Israel’s acclaimed female vocalist Mika Karni, this ensemble of Israeli, Moroccan, Yemenite, and Ethiopian musicians and singers combines traditional Jewish melodies with African ethnic rhythms and a dash of folk.

Featured Artist(s): Mika Karni – Kol Dodi

[December 17, 2012]

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This festive program highlights the music of pianist, composer, and orchestra leader Stan Kenton.

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

[December 16, 2012]

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This holiday concert features a festive array of holiday songs from Latin America, Spain, and the U.S.

Featured Artist(s): Coral Cantigas

[December 15, 2012]

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DC-based Puerto Rican flamenco dancer and choreographer Estela Velez de Paredez presents her award winning dance company Furia Flamenca for an evening of passionate and fiery flamenco music, singing and dance.

Featured Artist(s): Furia Flamenca

[December 14, 2012]

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The Seattle-based group, renowned interpreters of Renaissance polyphony and early American music, offers a holiday program of vocal chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): Tudor Choir

[December 13, 2012]

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This year marks the 39th anniversary of this holiday tradition founded by Harvey Phillips in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around D.C. play traditional Christmas music. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.

Featured Artist(s): Merry TubaChristmas

[December 12, 2012]

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D.C. blues harmonica player Wiggins performs with Harris, a vocalist and virtuoso of Delta- and Piedmont-style guitar.

Featured Artist(s): Corey Harris

[December 11, 2012]

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The company fuses contemporary and classical techniques set to a sweeping range of musical styles, featuring spirited dancers and choreography by Artistic Director Lucy Bowen McCauley.

Featured Artist(s): Bowen McCauley Dance

[December 10, 2012]

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The celebrated singer-songwriter team blurs the line between musical theater and pop music with hit songs including "Run Away with Me" and "My Party Dress."

Featured Artist(s): Kait Kerrigan

[December 9, 2012]

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The 2010 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Faculty Achievement Award winner presents Dreams in the Arms of the Binding Lady, an interdisciplinary collaboration with dancers, actors, composers, sculptors, and musicians.

Featured Artist(s): Izumi Ashizawa

[December 8, 2012]

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This performance highlights selections from WNO’s upcoming new production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is made possible through the generous support of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.

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

[December 7, 2012]

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Participants in the program for talented high school instrumentalists present a recital of classical chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[December 6, 2012]

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The accordionist and vocalist is one of the resurgent leaders of Cajun music.

Featured Artist(s): Ray Abshire

[December 5, 2012]

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The Montreal artist has recorded and toured all over the world, offering his experimental take on live music, film, photography, magic, puppetry, and much more.

Featured Artist(s): Socalled

[December 4, 2012]

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The Serbian classical guitarist, composer, and arranger performs new arrangements of themes from class films such as The Sting, Dr. Zhivago, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and The Third Man, among others. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Serbia.

Featured Artist(s): Nemanja Bogunovic

[December 3, 2012]

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A 2007 VSA International Young Soloist Award recipient, the classical violinist plays in honor of the 2012 International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Presented in cooperation with VSA. Tickets are required for this performance. Tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery/Roof Terrace Level, two per person, starting at 5 p.m. on Dec. 3. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): Niv Ashkenazi

[December 2, 2012]

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This evening of ClancyWorks' most well-regarded dance works features Out to Play (a duet choreographed and performed by Adrienne Clancy & Sandra Lacy), Giving up the Ghost (a solo work performed by Sandra Lacy, co-choreographed by Lorraine Chapman and Sandra Lacy), a live music performance by Ferdinand Maisel, and Love Strings (a 30-minute work by ClancyWorks Dance Company). 


Featured Artist(s): The ClancyWorks Dance Company

[December 1, 2012]

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The award-winning D.C. a cappella group sings through 900 years of Western music—from Gregorian chant to classic rock to TV theme songs to holiday tunes—in a fresh approach to contemporary a cappella music and comedy.

Featured Artist(s): Tone Rangers

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