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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: April 2005

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[April 30, 2005]

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NSO Prelude: Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude

[April 29, 2005]

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Lisa Shaw, soprano, and the Levine School of Music Jazz Trio take audiences on a journey back to the ‘40s with a fun-filled radio show featuring works by Porter, Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, and more. '40s Fridays

Featured Artist(s): The Levine School of Music

[April 28, 2005]

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The Redd Brothers Quartet features DC jazz natives pianist Robert Redd, who is also a member of the Keter Betts Quartet, and percussionist Chuck Redd who has performed with Charlie Byrd and Dizzy Gillespie.

Featured Artist(s): The Redd Brothers Quartet

[April 27, 2005]

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Celebration! Congo Choir, under the tutelage of Congolese Choir Master Oscar Diyabanza Matusongwa, performs stories of peace and understanding, using their experiences as a cultural backdrop, and featuring vocals, percussion, and colorful attire.

Featured Artist(s): Celebration! Congo Choir

[April 26, 2005]

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Flook’s unique combination of flutes underpinned by fluid guitar and impressive bodhran playing has made them one of the most popular groups on the live music circuit in Britain.

Featured Artist(s): Flook

[April 25, 2005]

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Join noted choreographer Ronald K. Brown in this fun and inspiring workshop and discover the joy of dance firsthand.

Featured Artist(s): Ronald K. Brown

[April 24, 2005]

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Sioux Empire Youth Orchestra assists in the personal, educational, and artistic development of young people by providing an opportunity to explore and cultivate their musical talent.

Featured Artist(s): Sioux Empire Youth Orchestra

[April 23, 2005]

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23 year-old Lebanese pianist Rami Khalife performs compositions from his new album Scene From Hellek which features avant-garde jazz improvisations with influences from western classical music, world music, and traditional sounds from Beirut.

Featured Artist(s): Rami Khalife

[April 22, 2005]

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“Souvenirs …A Cabaret to Wage Peace” - Musical theatre students from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University present a barrage of American popular music from folk to pop to show tunes. '40s Fridays

Featured Artist(s): Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University

[April 21, 2005]

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Zita Allen moderates a program featuring a discussion with legendary African American choreographers, and segments from the film Free to Dance chronicling the contributions of African-American choreographers and dancers to the world of dance.

Featured Artist(s): Free to Dance

[April 20, 2005]

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Join choreographer Chuck Davis in a community movement workshop for all shapes and sizes.

Featured Artist(s): Chuck Davis

[April 19, 2005]

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The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff presents a high intensity dance and spoken-word piece focusing on community, responsibility and relationships.

Featured Artist(s): The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

[April 18, 2005]

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Christopher Newport University Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Mark Reimer, performs classic and contemporary works, including the world premier of Brian Hulse's "Concerto for Piano and Symphonic Winds," featuring CNU faculty member and Eastman graduate Dr. Jeffrey Brown.

Featured Artist(s): Christopher Newport University Wind Symphony

[April 17, 2005]

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The Deborah Benner Sextet celebrates American composers of the jazz scene and Broadway stage, including Porter, Berlin, Gershwin and Ellington.

Featured Artist(s): The Deborah Benner Sextet

[April 16, 2005]

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“Patriotic Pianists” features the pianists of the U.S. Army Band in repertoire for multiple pianos.

Featured Artist(s): Patriotic Pianists - THE UNITED STATES ARMY BAND

[April 15, 2005]

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The Ellsworth Gibson Quintet, led by pianist/organist Ellsworth Gibson, has performed at DC area venues including Westminster’s Jazz Night and 18th St. Lounge.

Featured Artist(s): The Elsworth Gibson Quintet

[April 14, 2005]

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Singer/songwriter Johnsmith has been sharing his music with audiences all across the United States and abroad, and can be heard on his latest CD, Kickin' This Stone.

Featured Artist(s): Johnsmith

[April 13, 2005]

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Edgeworks Dance Theater, under the direction of Helanius Wilkins, breaks down stereotypes through dance, utilizing performance, choreographic and teaching styles, reflecting the diversity of experiences and perspectives of both its members and guest artists.

Featured Artist(s): Edgeworks Dance Theater

[April 12, 2005]

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The Buck Hill Quintet is led by masterful saxophonist Buck Hill who has played and recorded with artists like Sonny Stitt, Shirley Horn, Miles Davis, and Cannonball Adderly.

Featured Artist(s): Buck Hill

[April 11, 2005]

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Grupo Fantasma, an Austin-based Latin collective, performs progressive and original arrangements of a multitude of styles: cumbia, salsa, merengue, and more.

Featured Artist(s): Grupofantasma

[April 10, 2005]

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Classical guitarist Masao Tanibe has been a sought after recitalist for concerts in Germany, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Austria and all over his home country of Japan.

Featured Artist(s): Masao Tanibe

[April 9, 2005]

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The 35 member strong Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance troupe perform stunning traditional and contemporary Japanese dance and drumming medleys.

Featured Artist(s): Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe

[April 8, 2005]

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International Drumming Exhibition showcases local D.C. drumlines as well as the acclaimed taiko drummers of Tamagawa University in Japan, the Luis Garay Percussion World Ensemble, and the West Virginia University Steel Ensemble whose drums were made by Ellie Mannette.

Featured Artist(s): West Virginia University Steel Ensemble

[April 7, 2005]

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Members of Ballet Hispanico teach audiences Latin dance moves to sizzling rhythms.

Featured Artist(s): Ballet Hispanico

[April 6, 2005]

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Students from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst Asian Studies Department present three traditional bunraku puppetry tales in which large, lavishly costumed puppets are manipulated by hand rather than by strings.

Featured Artist(s): University of Massachusetts/Amherst Asian Studies Department

[April 4, 2005]

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The Bottom Line Duo combines the sonority of the double bass with the melodic beauty of the cello in a concert for all ages and musical backgrounds.

Featured Artist(s): The Bottom Line Duo

[April 3, 2005]

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The Bills, a quintet from Vancouver Island, are renowned among folk music fans for their musicianship, vocal arrangements, live performances, songwriting, and innovative interpretations of traditional tunes from around the globe.

Featured Artist(s): The Bills

[April 2, 2005]

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Flemish Youth Choir Rondinella, the top youth choir of Belgium with forty singers ages 9 to 18, perform traditional Flemish repertoire and a wide variety of international music spanning from the baroque era to the 20th century.

Featured Artist(s): Rondinella

[April 1, 2005]

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Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead: 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

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