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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: April 2014

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[April 30, 2014]

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Specifically requested by Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz Jason Moran, drummer and composer Abadey’s 10-piece jazz orchestra brings a mix of jazz, bebop, fusion, Afro-Cuban, Afro Brazilian, and free form to the stage in honor of Jazz Appreciation Day.

Featured Artist(s): Nasar Abadey

[April 29, 2014]

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Adrian Anantawan, 2002 VSA International Young Soloists Winner, and Vincent Chi Kwan Cheung present a program of classical repertoire for violin and piano. A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, presented by VSA.

Featured Artist(s): Vincent Chi Kwan Cheung

[April 28, 2014]

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Students play Dutilleux’s Sarabande et Cortège, Strauss’s Five Songs, Ligeti’s Sonata for Cello, Sang’s Fantasia, Chopin’s Introduction and Polonaise brillante for Cello and Piano in C major, and a selection from Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): New England Conservatory of Music

[April 27, 2014]

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Students play Abel’s Sonata in C minor, Chandler’s Modern Etude for Clarinet, Schober’s Variations for Sextet, Schumann’s Liederkreis, Bartók’s String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, and Pappalardo’s Over the Curve. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Oberlin Conservatory of Music

[April 26, 2014]

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Israeli duo talYtali’s original instrumentation and musical aesthetics stand out in the global jazz music scene, heavily influenced by Israeli traditional songs and classical music. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Berklee College of Music

[April 25, 2014]

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The Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia plays works by Gabrieli, Rossini, and Mozart. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Manhattan School of Music

[April 24, 2014]

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Students play Lorenzo’s Fire Dance, Thomas’ Street Song, Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles, Hindemith’s Kleine Kammermusik, and Holst’s Fantasia on the Dargason and March. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The San Francisco Conservatory of Music

[April 23, 2014]

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Students play Balakirev’s Islamey, Fantasie Orientale; Ravel’s Tzigane; Zyman’s Sonata; Young and Elliott’s “A Weaver of Dreams;” and selections from Puccini’s Turandot and Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 “Archduke.” Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Eastman School of Music

[April 22, 2014]

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Students play Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces, Kovács’ Hommage à De Falla, Respighi’s Sonata in B minor for violin and piano, Carter’s Three Poems of Robert Frost, Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12, Mozart’s Turkish March from Sonata K. 331, and selections from Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Handel’s Rinaldo, and Messiaen’s Chants de terre et de ciel. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Northwestern University Bienen School of Music

[April 21, 2014]

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The premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force performs as part of the Blues Alley Big Band Jam!.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note

[April 20, 2014]

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Accomplished student musicians ages 14-17 offer an evening of big band jazz music.

Featured Artist(s): The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

[April 19, 2014]

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Comedian Gary Gulman takes the stage with opener Nik Oldershaw. With a host of television appearances, Gulman has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Showtime Presents Gary Gulman, and his own Comedy Central one-hour special Gary Gulman: Boyish Man.

Featured Artist(s): Gary Gulman

[April 18, 2014]

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Vocal Arts DC presents a recital featuring soprano Natalie Conte and baritone Matthew Morris, winners of its Young Artist Competition, accompanied by pianist Dr. R. Timothy McReynolds with spoken commentary by Elizabeth Daniels.

Featured Artist(s): Vocal Arts DC

[April 17, 2014]

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National finalists of the KCACTF Ten-Minute Play Award present their original works, including Bread by Michael Yichao, A’nat Dittni by Tearrance Chisholm, Pass the Lingonberries by Nick Carr, Eskimo Pie by Stephanie Brownell, and a selection from Decision Height by Meredith Dayna Levy. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

[April 16, 2014]

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The Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards Showcase features scenes from a range of award-winning plays. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

[April 15, 2014]

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Comprised of teaching artists Betsy Hinkle, Jason Amos, Marjorie Gere, and Michael Dahlberg, the group plays a concert as part of a day of remembrance for the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

Featured Artist(s): Boston Public Quartet

[April 14, 2014]

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Joining forces in 2010, London-based duo Native Sun blends hip-hop and African rhythms with the aim of promoting a positive message of universal peace, equality, social justice, and environmental change. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): Native Sun

[April 13, 2014]

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The Drum Call showcases the international roots of hip-hop music, from the traditional drum to contemporary electronic rhythm machines, via collaborations and solo creations from drummer Kiran Gandhi (M.I.A., Thievery Corporation), all-female percussion group Batala, and noted beatmakers Asma Maroof, Hezekiah, and Arsonal. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): Asma Maroof

[April 12, 2014]

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At 6 p.m., b-boys and b-girls demonstrate their skills in circles and give lessons. Competing for cash prizes, the dance battle’s preliminary rounds begin at 7 p.m. with the final rounds beginning at 8 p.m. The battle, hosted by Silver Spring, Maryland lyricist Trus Real and New York b-boy Kwikstep, includes judges such as hip-hop artist Narumi from Japan, DC area b-boy Toyz aRe Us, and pioneering New York b-girl Rokafella with DJ Fleg and DJ RBI on the turntables. Interested in competing? Registration is at the Kennedy Center in the Grand Foyer beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.  Registration will close promptly at 3:30 p.m. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): Kwikstep

[April 11, 2014]

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This presentation of two U.S. regional dance street crews showcases the hip-hop dance prowess of Da Originalz from Washington, D.C. and the "Queen of Krump" Miss Prissy from Los Angeles. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): Miss Prissy

[April 10, 2014]

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This presentation of two U.S. regional dance street crews showcases the hip-hop dance prowess of the FootworKINGz from Chicago and the “bonebreaking” style of NextLevelSquad from Brooklyn. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): NextLevelSquad

[April 9, 2014]

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This concert, presented in cooperation with Georgetown University as part of their Faith, Culture, and the Common Good initiative, features artists of diverse faiths—MCs Talib Kweli, Jin, Poetic Pilgrimage, AmKoullel, The Narcicyst, and Mandeep Sethi and DJ Boo—in a performance showcasing interreligious diversity and tolerance through the hip-hop lens. Please join us for a short post-show discussion immediately following the performance. Free tickets will be distributed two (2) per person in line on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the entrance to the Hall of Nations, beginning at 5 p.m. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide. IN THE EISENHOWER THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Russell Simmons

[April 8, 2014]

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Iraqi Canadian musician, actor, multimedia artist, and activist The Narcicyst has shared his work worldwide, blending traditional Arab sounds with hip-hop. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): The Narcicyst

[April 7, 2014]

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The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival presents Blood at the Root, an award-winning hip-hop theater work by Dominique Morisseau, in the Kennedy Center Atrium. The work is inspired by the “Jena Six,” a group of young black men in Jena, Louisiana, charged with attempted murder after assaulting a white student at Jena High. The commissioned work was written for the acting company Stori Ayers, Brandon Carter, Allison Jaye, Tyler Reilly, Kenzie Ross, and Christian Thompson, and is directed by Steve Broadnax, the head of Penn State’s Graduate Acting program. Please note: This performance contains explicit language. Free tickets will be distributed two (2) per person in line on Monday, April 7, 2014, in the States Gallery, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide. IN THE ATRIUM

Featured Artist(s): Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

[April 6, 2014]

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From Montreal, Canada, Nomadic Massive, the multi-lingual, multi-cultural group of performers and skilled musicians, creates open-minded hip-hop inspired by traditions of the past, most notably live instrumentation and a wide range of vocal styles. Please note: This concert contains explicit language. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): Nomadic Wax

[April 5, 2014]

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The multi-talented visionary, DJ, founder, and CEO of Black Girls Rock!, Beverly Bond collaborates with the Kennedy Center to present Rock Like a Girl, a signature Bond-Vision Media™ production that celebrates women’s contributions to the art and culture of hip-hop. The program includes performances by a diverse group of female artists from around the world, including legendary rap artist MC Lyte, critically acclaimed lyricist Jean Grae, Grammy Award–winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, French Chilean MC Ana Tijoux, North Carolina MC Rapsody, a special appearance by the multi-talented Grammy Award–winning MC, singer, and song-writer Ms. Lauryn Hill, and other special guests! D.C.’s own all-girl go-go band, Be’la Dona, serves as the house band with DJ Beverly Bond on the ones-and-twos. Together, these women show what it means to “rock like a girl.” Please join us for a post-show discussion with artists, academics, and activists that encourages dialogue and analysis of the ways women of color are portrayed in the media. Please note: This concert contains explicit language. A limited number of free tickets will be distributed two (2) per person in line on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the entrance to the Hall of Nations, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Be'la Dona

[April 4, 2014]

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Jonzi D, artistic director of Breakin’ Convention Hip-Hop Festival, in partnership with Sadlers Wells Theater in the UK, offers his solo hip-hop dance work The Letter, which explores the responses to him being offered an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). Please note: This performance contains explicit language. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): Jonzi D

[April 3, 2014]

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Remember the booklet that came with your music vinyl, CD, or cassette? Where you could discover influential genres and personal statements of artistic expression? In the age of digital downloads, collide with hip-hop’s past and present when dynamic performer/lyricists Paige Hernandez and Baye Harrell and jazz vocalist Akua Allrich join the The Corner Store Jazz Trio for a unique multimedia experience. This event is curated by B-FLY Entertainment in partnership with the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): B-Fly Entertainment

[April 2, 2014]

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The Creative Ecosystem’s Youth Leadership Committee invited local DC metro area youth to present their response to the question “Whose world is this?” based on the iconic Nas track “The World is Yours” through a series of open mic styled performance showcases from January through March.  Youth were able to present their response through poems, monologues, raps and song.  Live DJs will accompany this performance featuring the winners from the three competitions.  This event is presented in collaboration with DC Youth Slam Team and FRESHH, Inc. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): One Mic Creative Ecosystem

[April 1, 2014]

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The oldest active hip-hop crew in South Africa, Cape Town's Black Noise is credited as a pioneer of the “conscious” hip-hop movement of the late ’80s and early ’90s. Please note: This performance contains explicit language. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Featured Artist(s): Black Noise

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