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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: December 2013

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[December 31, 2013]

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National Hand Dance Association dancers take the stage for a program featuring the art of hand dancing, a form of swing dance that first originated in Washington, DC, and high energy Freestyle dances of the 1960s and today.

Featured Artist(s): National Hand Dance Association

[December 30, 2013]

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This four-piece band blends elements of acoustic jug-band blues, classic New Orleans soul, and neo-folk to create their original sound: “Kings County Steamboat Soul.”

Featured Artist(s): Roosevelt Dime

[December 29, 2013]

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This all-female mariachi band plays Mexican music and adds its own edgy sound.

Featured Artist(s): Mariachi Flor de Toloache

[December 28, 2013]

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This show blends holiday music and non-stop laughter with Cajun cellist Sean Grissom and modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet.

Featured Artist(s): Sean Grissom

[December 27, 2013]

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This show blends holiday music and non-stop laughter with Cajun cellist Sean Grissom and modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet.

Featured Artist(s): Alexandria Kleztet

[December 26, 2013]

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Zan McLeod and Friends play traditional Irish music with stepdancing by the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance.

Featured Artist(s): Zan McLeod

[December 25, 2013]

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Host Chuck Redd leads this festive annual tradition, now in its 15th year, featuring D. C. favorites drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.

Featured Artist(s): James King

[December 24, 2013]

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Zack Smith leads this group in a performance of jazzy and cheerful arrangements of holiday favorites. PERFORMANCE AT 12 NOON

Featured Artist(s): Beltway Brass Quintet

[December 23, 2013]

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Singers over the age of 55 make up this dynamic ensemble performing crowd-pleasing holiday music.

Featured Artist(s): Encore Chorale

[December 22, 2013]

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This favorite of the D.C. roots-rock scene performs original holiday tunes and interpretations of yuletide classics.

Featured Artist(s): Last Train Home

[December 21, 2013]

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This acclaimed 16-member gospel brass and percussion band from Anacostia’s United House of Prayer performs a joyful holiday program.

Featured Artist(s): Sweet Heaven Kings

[December 20, 2013]

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This Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter, emcee, producer, and D.C. native offers a preview concert for the Center’s upcoming One Mic: Hip Hop Culture Worldwide festival.

Featured Artist(s): Kokayi

[December 19, 2013]

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An evening of songs from nine different local musicians.

Featured Artist(s): Listen Local First

[December 18, 2013]

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of this holiday tradition founded by Harvey Phillips in which 300 local tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players perform traditional Christmas music. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.

Featured Artist(s): Merry TubaChristmas

[December 17, 2013]

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Members of the KCOHO play Krein’s Esquisses Hebraiques and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet.

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

[December 16, 2013]

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This group presents a festive program called A Stan Kenton Christmas, highlighting the music of the famous pianist, composer, and orchestra leader.

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

[December 15, 2013]

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A performance by one of the nation’s leading orchestral training programs.

Featured Artist(s): The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

[December 14, 2013]

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This New York-based indie art rock group draws on influences ranging from Romantic sonatas to 1970s experimental rock. They're joined by joined by the Georgetown String Quartet: Jinyoung Lee, Claudia Huang, Hannah Schneider, and Marina Powers

Featured Artist(s): The Middle Eight

[December 13, 2013]

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D.C.’s premier Latino chorus performs seasonal songs from Latin America, Spain, and the U.S.

Featured Artist(s): Coral Cantigas

[December 12, 2013]

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The unpredictable Austrian jazz bass clarinetist performs original works with pianist Michael Tiefenbacher. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Austria.

Featured Artist(s): Ulrich Drechsler

[December 11, 2013]

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This group blends downtown rock and roll, country, swampy soul, and more.

Featured Artist(s): Jamie McLean Band

[December 10, 2013]

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Master Klezmer musicians trumpeter Frank London, clarinetist Michael Winograd, and vocalist Yanky Lemmer offer a concert celebrating Hanukkah.

Featured Artist(s): Yanky Lemmer

[December 9, 2013]

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Adam Gardner of Guster and Dave Schneider of The Zambonis bring their new group to the stage with a lineup of festive, rocking Hanukkah songs from the group’s album Hanukkah Rocks. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person, subject to availability. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): The LeeVees

[December 8, 2013]

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This group celebrates Hanukkah with songs from their new album This Train Is Now, incorporating Eastern European carnival traditions and their musical pasts of New Orleans brass, punk, and jazz. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery at approximately 5 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person, subject to availability. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): Raya Brass Band

[December 7, 2013]

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As a preview to the Center’s One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide festival, Nomadic Wax presents a hip-hop performance by this multi-talented artist and songwriter.

Featured Artist(s): Chachi Carvalho

[December 6, 2013]

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The vocal ensemble presents a program of cheerful holiday music.

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

[December 5, 2013]

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Choirs of 15 high school-aged youth and 15 adults perform holiday music on hand bells.

Featured Artist(s): The Peace Ringers

[December 4, 2013]

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Ballet Hispanico teaches salsa to live music by the D.C.-based salsa band. Pre-performance salsa dance lessons begin at 5 p.m.

Featured Artist(s): Ballet Hispanico

[December 3, 2013]

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This evening of classical Indian and Pakistani music features Zohaib Hassan, a 2013 VSA International Young Soloist winner, on sarangi and Abhik Mukherjee, a world-renowned sitarist, vocalist, and composer, accompanied by Nabeel Riaz on tabla and Aftab Datta on tanpura. Presented in cooperation with VSA in honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.



Featured Artist(s): Abhik Mukherjee

[December 2, 2013]

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Members of the Young Artist Program present a preview of musical highlights from the world premiere of the holiday family opera The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me.

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

[December 1, 2013]

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In celebration of Hanukkah, the New York-based vocal band brings its unique style of Jewish music to the stage, featuring thumping beatbox, intricate arrangements, and soulful harmonies.

Featured Artist(s): Six13

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