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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: March 2008

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[March 31, 2008]

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George Washington University’s Latin ensemble Los Gringos, directed by percussionist Alejandro Lucini and bassist Tom Williams, specializes in Latin jazz, salsa, and meringue.

Featured Artist(s): Los Gringos

[March 30, 2008]

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Groove to the sounds of Japan’s Tateshina High School Jazz Club, who officially kicked-off the National Cherry Blossom Festival on March 29, and the Howard University Jazz Ensemble. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan

Featured Artist(s): Tateshina High School Jazz Club

[March 29, 2008]

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Alto saxophonist Alan Durst and classical and flamenco guitarist Corey Whitehead delight audiences with the sounds of South and Central America, as heard on their Centaur album release Tangos y Serenatas.

Featured Artist(s): Alan Durst

[March 28, 2008]

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Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

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

[March 27, 2008]

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Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

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

[March 26, 2008]

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Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

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

[March 25, 2008]

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Flatpicking guitarist and vocalist Andrew McKnight, with West Virginia State Fiddle Champion Chance McCoy, drummer Jesse Shultzaberger, original Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member bassist Les Thompson, and vocalist Lisa Taylor perform songs rooted in Appalachian history and culture.

Featured Artist(s): Andrew McKnight Band

[March 24, 2008]

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WNO Insight Lecture Series presents Verdi’s Rigoletto, the story of the Duke of Mantua's jaded jester whose beloved daughter, Gilda, is abducted.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[March 23, 2008]

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The Tommy Cecil Quintet, led by jazz bassist and composer Cecil, swings with standards and original tunes as heard on his CD Samba For Felix.

Featured Artist(s): Tommy Cecil

[March 22, 2008]

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Winners from the competition perform in recital.

Featured Artist(s): John and Susie Beatty Competition for Classical Guitar

[March 21, 2008]

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Japanese shamisen prodigy Sho Asano was the winner of Japan's 2004 and 2005 Tsugaru Shamisen championship tournament.

Featured Artist(s): Sho Asano

[March 20, 2008]

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Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Alumni Quartet, made up of class of 2007 participants—including saxophonist Alex Lopez, bassist Nathan Goheen, pianist Gideon Van Gelder, and drummer Martin Urbach—groove to original jazz works.

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

[March 19, 2008]

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The Christopher Dean Band, a New Jersey blues and soul group, stirs up audiences with tunes from their albums Dogged n' Driven and Three Times A Fool.

Featured Artist(s): Christopher Dean Band

[March 18, 2008]

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Erie, Pennsylvania’s McDowell Intermediate High School Orchestra, under the direction of David L. Hetrick, offers a varied program, including works by J. S. Bach, Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as selections from The Phantom of the Opera.

Featured Artist(s): McDowell Intermediate High School Orchestra

[March 17, 2008]

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Mayor Adrian Fenty hosts an evening of live performances featuring harmonica innovator Frederic Yonnet, actors Robert and Andy Prosky, DJ Christylz, CityDance Ensemble, and more. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): The 23rd Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards

[March 16, 2008]

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The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra is comprised of accomplished student musicians ranging in age from 11 to 17 years old with the mission to preserve and promote the big band jazz genre.

Featured Artist(s): The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

[March 15, 2008]

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Members of the Kindler Cello Society, named after Hans Kindler—the founder and long-time conductor of the NSO—perform with special guest cellist Alban Gerhardt.

Featured Artist(s): The Kindler Cello Society

[March 14, 2008]

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Students from Alaska’s Glacier Valley Elementary perform a locally written play, The Tides and the Tempest. Creative Ticket National School of Distinction

Featured Artist(s): Creative Ticket National Schools of Distinction 2008

[March 13, 2008]

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Students from Goose Creek, South Carolina–based Howe Hall Arts Infused Magnet School and D.C.’s own Duke Ellington School of the Arts Female Vocal Ensemble take to the stage. Creative Ticket National Schools of Distinction

Featured Artist(s): Creative Ticket National Schools of Distinction 2008

[March 12, 2008]

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Georgia’s Fort Valley State University Choir—a member of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities—performs sacred and secular choral works.

Featured Artist(s): Fort Valley State University Choir

[March 11, 2008]

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WNO Insight Lecture Series presents Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman in which misfortune, greed, and fidelity collide in this storm-battered tale of one man’s quest for life-saving love.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[March 10, 2008]

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Directed by Helen Hayes and Debra Kanter, CrossCurrents Dance Company dances Into Our Eyes, …To Every Story, Relative to Here, At Last Light, and Grace’s Flight.

Featured Artist(s): CrossCurrents Dance Company

[March 9, 2008]

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Malmo, Sweden’s The LK—the collaboration between abstract sound artist Lindefelt and pop artist Fredrik—fuses musique concrète-style collages of sound with iconic pop arrangements, creating a stylish and melancholy noise-pop cocktail laced with human warmth and a dark sense of humor.

Featured Artist(s): The LK

[March 8, 2008]

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Prepare for St. Patrick’s Day a little early with D.C.’s Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance, which preserves the unique tradition of Irish music and dance.

Featured Artist(s): Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance

[March 7, 2008]

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Members of the National Symphony Orchestra—oboist Rebecca Henderson, bassoonist Sue Heineman, violinists Laurent Weibel and Jane Bowyer Stewart, viola player Abigail Evans, and cellist James Lee—perform works by Haydn, Mozart, Vaughan Williams, and Newsome.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[March 6, 2008]

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Gocio Elementary’s Song and Dance Kids (Sarasota, FL) and students from Northside Elementary School of the Arts (Rock Hill, SC) are sure to charm audiences. Creative Ticket National Schools of Distinction

Featured Artist(s): Creative Ticket National Schools of Distinction 2008

[March 5, 2008]

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The Dunloggin Middle School Percussion Ensemble (Ellicott City, MD), under the direction of Diana Uttenreither, has consistently received “Superior” ratings. Lake Braddock Secondary School Guitar Ensemble (Burke, VA) has participated in Yale University’s Guitar Extravaganza. Music in our Schools Month 2008 Outstanding Performers

Featured Artist(s): Music in our Schools Month 2008

[March 4, 2008]

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Kenmore Middle School Jazz Band (Arlington, VA) and Maurice J. McDonough High School Wind Ensemble (Pomfret, MD) take to the stage. Music in our Schools Month 2008 Outstanding Performers

Featured Artist(s): Music in our Schools Month 2008

[March 3, 2008]

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In conjunction with The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Series for Artistic Excellence August Wilson's 20th Century, join prominent figures from the worlds of the arts, media, sports, and politics for a moderated discussion about the African American experience during the last century. Panelists include syndicated sports columnist Michael Wilbon, sports agent and former football player Brig Owens, senior NPR correspondent Juan Williams, renowned opera star Denyce Graves, and CNN political commentator Donna Brazile. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Voices of the 20th Century

[March 2, 2008]

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Hear tomorrow’s stars today as they compete for cash prizes and a solo performance with the NSO. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): NSO Young Soloists

[March 1, 2008]

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This Ohio-based choir, directed by Jeremy Winston, is one of America's oldest African American collegiate ensembles to emerge as one of the nation's top vocal ensembles.

Featured Artist(s): Wilberforce University Choir

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