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[March 31, 2003]

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Pushing rituals of the familiar towards the mysterious, Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig Dance Company will present their work, The Return of Lot’s Wife, a dance/theater/salt epic.

Featured Artist(s): Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig Dance Company

[March 30, 2003]

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AmericArtes: The award-winning Grupo Yuyachkani from Peru perform Adios Ayacucho, the tale of a Peruvian peasant tortured and killed by the military whose soul returns to Lima in search of his remains and eternal peace. Presented in cooperation with Gala Hispanic Theater and La Ruta. Performed in Spanish. AmericArtes:

Featured Artist(s): Grupo Yuyachkani

[March 28, 2003]

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Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead A big band and various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their week-long residency with a free concert.

Featured Artist(s): Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

[March 27, 2003]

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Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead A big band and various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their week-long residency with a free concert.

Featured Artist(s): Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

[March 26, 2003]

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AmericArtes: Capoeirista Itapua Beiramar demonstrates the blend of Brazilian martial arts and dance that is capoeira, in an illuminating PERFOMANCE PLUS program. AmericArtes

Featured Artist(s): Capoeirista Itapua Beiramar

[March 25, 2003]

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Born and raised in Japan, Chisato is a singer/songwriter active in the Washington, D.C. area. She brings a fresh variety of personal interpretations weaving a contemporary fusion of Eastern and Western musical traditions to the music scene of Washington, D.C. National Cherry Blossom Festival

Featured Artist(s): Chisato Morohashi

[March 23, 2003]

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AmericArtes: Rueda with Salsa Linea thrills audiences with its lively Salsa specialty, Casino Rueda. This is a PERFOMANCE PLUS event. AmericArtes

Featured Artist(s): Rueda with Salsa Linea

[March 22, 2003]

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For the fifth year, the Millennium Stage brings together Japanese and American cultures as it hosts the Official Opening Ceremony of The National Cherry Blossom Festival including appearances by Shizumi’s Kodomo Dance Troupe, music by American composers and a grand finale showcasing exciting spectacles from Japan’s Dai Dengaku. National Cherry Blossom Festival

Featured Artist(s): Kimiko Shimada

[March 21, 2003]

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AmericArtes: Mariachi Los Amigos, the longest existing ensemble of its kind in the Washington, DC area, performs its music full of Mexican cultural identity, in a time when the sound of the mariachi is at its pinnacle of popularity in the United States. AmericArtes

Featured Artist(s): Mariachi Los Amigos

[March 20, 2003]

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NSO Youth Fellowship Program Concert features local high school students on scholarship studying with NSO members.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[March 19, 2003]

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Known for their high-energy performances, the resident modern dance company of Dance Place, Carla & Company, will present a program of pieces titled One World, By Myself, and Living In Color Instead of Black and White.

Featured Artist(s): Carla & Company

[March 18, 2003]

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Washington, DC Jazz saxophonist Marty Nau, who has performed with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Wilson or Diane Schurr, performs original songs and arrangements from his latest CD recording String Attached.

Featured Artist(s): Marty Nau

[March 17, 2003]

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AmericArtes: INCA SON presents traditional music and dance of the Andes Mountains of Peru and Latin America in authentic and colorful Inca attire. AmericArtes

Featured Artist(s): Inca Son

[March 16, 2003]

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Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network - “National School of Distinction” Winner: South Highlands Academic and Performing Arts Magnet presents a program of instrumental and vocal music, art, dance and narration meant to preserve and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Louisiana.

Featured Artist(s): South Highlands Academic and Performing Arts Magnet

[March 15, 2003]

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Each March, the Music Educators National Conference sponsors Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM), a public outreach program designed to support school music programs. Colonial Forge Mixed Madrigals, outstanding regional performers from last year’s Music in Our Schools Month Celebration, will be joined by their show choir to round out a full day of local talent from the DC region’s music education programs.

Featured Artist(s): Colonial Forge Mixed Madrigals

[March 14, 2003]

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Malcolm Dalglish presents A Ceremony of Songs for Choir, Hammer Dulcimer, Folk Choir, Percussion and Dance with special guests N. Scott Robinson on percussion, InToneNation a cappella ensemble, Margie T. Farmer, Shizumi Dance Theatre of Japan—plus bagpipes and percussive dancers.

Featured Artist(s): Malcolm Dalglish

[March 13, 2003]

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Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network - “National School of Distinction” Winner: Detroit High School for the Fine & Performing Arts presents A Tribute to Miss Dunham, a dance program dedicated to the pioneering spirit and cultural contributions of Katherine Dunham, and The Many Faces of Music, a choral program that incorporates spirituals, folk songs, vocal jazz, and classical vocal art selections.

Featured Artist(s): Detroit High School for the Fine & Performing Arts

[March 12, 2003]

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Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network - “National School of Distinction” Winner: Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School presents The Ashley River Unichorus performing popular choral pieces together with a bilingual production of “the Three Little Pigs” by The Ashley River Drama Troupe. The Duke Ellington School of the Arts will round out the evening with local students bringing their musical talent to the stage.

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

[March 10, 2003]

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Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network - “National School of Distinction” Winner: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School presents I Love American Music, showcasing trends in American twentieth century pop music through dance, music and theater. While Linwood A + Elementary School performs student created work featuring elements of dance, drama, music and visual art. Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network - “National School of Distinction”

Featured Artist(s): Linwood A+ Elementary School

[March 9, 2003]

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AmericArtes: A hit in AmericArtes 2001, Los Danzaq de Ayacucho, a professional Peruvian folk ensemble led by Rómulo Huamani Januampa, returns for more traditional dances from the Central-Southern Andes, including the ancient art of “scissor dancing.” AmericArtes

Featured Artist(s): Los Danzaq de Ayacucho

[March 7, 2003]

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The 16-member choral ensemble for mixed voices Hiram College Madrigal Singers performs vocal chamber music from the Renaissance.

Featured Artist(s): The Hiram College Madrigal Singers

[March 6, 2003]

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The US Naval Academy Band Brass Ensemble blends tradition and change into a wide variety of styles thanks to the unmatched versatility of its members.

Featured Artist(s): The U.S. Naval Academy Band Brass Dectet

[March 5, 2003]

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Author of five critically acclaimed children books, Native American storyteller Gayle Ross provokes laughter and moves audiences to tears with her age-old craft.

Presented in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.

Featured Artist(s): Gayle Ross

[March 4, 2003]

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AmericArtes: Colombian musicians Andrea Echeverri and Héctor Buitrago, Aterciopelados, who won the 2001 Latin Grammy® for best rock album (Gozo poderoso) and were cited by Time Magazine as one of the ten best rock bands of the year, perform music from their new compilation album Evolución. AmericArtes

Featured Artist(s): Aterciopelados

[March 3, 2003]

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Poet, storyteller, composer and educator Ken Waldman presents his poems sung to old-time fiddle music, Appalachian tunes and his own original songs.

Featured Artist(s): Ken Waldman

[March 1, 2003]

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The David Lonkevich Quartet (classical flute and jazz trio) performs chamber music with a jazzy twist.

Featured Artist(s): David Lonkevich Quartet

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