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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: May 2006

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[May 31, 2006]

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This Boston-based group infuses its Turkish influence into funk, disco, and pop classics and performs traditional Turkish folk music.



Featured Artist(s): Dunya

[May 30, 2006]

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Mandolin icon Jimmy Gaudreau and famous flatpicker Orrin Star have joined forces in performances featuring great picking, sweet singing, dry humor, and a repertoire ranging from bluegrass standards and original instrumentals to little-known folk gems and choice mandolin duets.

Featured Artist(s): Jimmy Gaudreau & Orrin Star

[May 29, 2006]

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Dr. Navina Jafa has studied Kathak dance, tabla, and yoga from various masters, and has founded her own company, ICON. She combines her performances with a scholarship of Kathak.

Featured Artist(s): Dr. Navina Jafa

[May 28, 2006]

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This quintet led by Vaughn Nark, the former trumpeter of the U.S. Air Force’s Airmen of Note, performs a concert of jazz standards and improvisational tunes.

Featured Artist(s): Vaughn Nark

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Dancing violinist Maria Kaneko Millar, who appeared as Solo Dancing Fiddler in Riverdance on Broadway and tours of Riverdance: The Show, draws from classical, rock, gypsy, tango, Asian, and Celtic music in her performances and compositions.

Featured Artist(s): Maria Kaneko Millar

[May 26, 2006]

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Hailing from Athens, GA, this five-piece band specializes in lush, orchestral pop anthems with occasional forays into Americana and experimental.

Featured Artist(s): Venice Is Sinking

[May 25, 2006]

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Join Millennium Stage for these monthly “live radio theater” productions, which mix original scripts with music and sound effects and are recorded for broadcast on XM Satellite Radio’s Kids Channel. This month, young people and their families can enjoy director Arthur Yorinks’s adaptation of his book Harry and Lulu, the tale of a girl who dreams of having a dog, but learns to “be careful what you wish for.” IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Night Kitchen Radio Theater

[May 24, 2006]

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Guitarist James “Super Chikan” Johnson, hailing from Clarksdale, Mississippi, brings his wit, humor, and understanding of chickens and their “language” to the Delta blues.

Featured Artist(s): James “Super Chikan” Johnson

[May 23, 2006]

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The Virginia Big Band and Metropolitan Wind Symphony of the Levine School of Music perform jazz and classical works.

Featured Artist(s): The Levine School of Music

[May 21, 2006]

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Singers from this WNO program, designed for young artists on the verge of international careers, perform scenes from full-length operatic works.

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

[May 19, 2006]

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This group uses banjo, drums, bass, and guitar to create a unique and organic style of rock, dubbed “Electrified Yankee Roots/Rock” by lead singer/songwriter Ned deBary.

Featured Artist(s): Oneside

[May 18, 2006]

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Tulane University and PearsonWidrig DanceTheater present Katrina Katrina: Love Letters to New Orleans, a documentary-style dance piece incorporating narratives and footage of people affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Featured Artist(s): Dance/USA

[May 17, 2006]

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Dancers from Purchase College, University of Maryland, Scottsdale Community College, Vassar College, and Virginia Commonwealth University perform a mixed program of classic and contemporary works.

Featured Artist(s): Dance/USA

[May 16, 2006]

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The WNO Insight Lecture Series presents excerpts and discussion about the comic opera L’Italiana in Algeri, by Gioacchino Rossini. The Turkish Bey Mustafà, bored with his submissive harem, wants an Italian girl and orders the Captain of the Corsairs to find one.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[May 15, 2006]

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Finalists perform poetry in an Olympic-style competition and are judged on presentation and content.

Featured Artist(s): DC Writer's Corps

[May 14, 2006]

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Since 1960, D.C. Youth Orchestra has served the Washington community by providing music education and performance opportunities to young people aged 4 to 19. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): DC Youth Orchestra

[May 13, 2006]

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Drummer Allison Miller guest directs pianist April “Misty” Boyce, alto saxophonist Caroline Davis, bassist Lauren Falls, trombonist Melissa Gardiner, and drummers Jasmine Jones and Lorie White. In cooperation with the International Association for Jazz Education. Part of the 11th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): IAJE Sisters In Jazz Collegiate All-Stars (2006)

[May 12, 2006]

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Dawn Clement, Joan Hickey, Mayuko Katakura, Ayako Shirasaki, and Pamela York compete in the finals. The winner will be announced during Friday evening’s paid ticketed performance at 7 p.m. in the Terrace Theater, and will have the opportunity to play next year in the 12th annual festival. Part of the 11th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artist Showcase

[May 11, 2006]

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Drummer Allison Miller guest directs pianist April “Misty” Boyce, alto saxophonist Caroline Davis, bassist Lauren Falls, trombonist Melissa Gardiner, and drummers Jasmine Jones and Lorie White. In cooperation with the International Association for Jazz Education. Part of the 11th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.



Featured Artist(s): IAJE Sisters In Jazz Collegiate All-Stars (2006)

[May 10, 2006]

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The folk-roots partnership of Miriam Davidson and Kiya Heartwood delivers a lively performance of original works, including music from their latest CD, Underdog.

Featured Artist(s): Wishing Chair

[May 9, 2006]

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The WNO Insight Lecture Series presents excerpts and discussion about Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito. Vitellia, daughter of the deposed Emperor Vitellio, wants the current ruler assassinated because he does not return her love. Instead, he has chosen as consort Berenice, daughter of the King of Judea.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[May 8, 2006]

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The singers, dancers, and musicians of Tumen Ekh perform traditional Mongolian folk songs and music, as well as music from related cultures.

Featured Artist(s): Tumen Ekh

[May 7, 2006]

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Members of the Orchestra perform a concert of classical works.

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

[May 6, 2006]

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Violinists Eunice Kim and Stella Chen join pianist Akimi Fukuhara for works by Sarasate, Ravel, Kreisler, and Liszt. THE CONSERVATORY PROJECT IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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

[May 5, 2006]

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Students perform works by Brahms, Karim Al-Zand, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Scriabin, Bernstein, Kreisler, and Ravel. THE CONSERVATORY PROJECT IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University

[May 4, 2006]

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Charlie Worsham and The Free State of Tallahatchie perform an evening of bluegrass and country music. THE CONSERVATORY PROJECT IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Berklee College of Music

[May 3, 2006]

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Duo Transatlantique—guitarists Maud Laforest and Benjamin Beirs—join cellist Go Eun Park and pianist Eun Jung Shon for a program of classical works by Petit, Albéniz, Martinu, and more. THE CONSERVATORY PROJECT IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University

[May 2, 2006]

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Violinist Bin Huang and pianist Xi Zhang perform works by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Paganini, and Kreisler. THE CONSERVATORY PROJECT IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Eastman School of Music

[May 1, 2006]

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Cellist Avigail Arad, violinist Augustin Hadelich, and pianist Ang Li perform works by Dvorák, Puccini, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and more. THE CONSERVATORY PROJECT IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Juilliard School

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