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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: May 2011

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[May 31, 2011]

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The Rockville-based Musical Theater Center's ensembles perform beloved Broadway song-and-dance numbers.

Featured Artist(s): Musical Theater Center

[May 30, 2011]

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Since 2007, they have earned their standing among the best indie rock bands in New Orleans with their combination of danceable rock and soulful songwriting.

Featured Artist(s): The Revivalists

[May 29, 2011]

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The D.C. trio, an 18-year collaboration between multi-instrumentalists Devin Ocampo and Chad Molter with drummer Mark Cisneros, combines a love of ’60s and ’70s pop, as well as the visceral pulse of ’70s punk.

Featured Artist(s): Medications

[May 28, 2011]

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The 2010 break-out band combines sun-drenched riffs, kaleidoscopic rhythms, and hazy lyrics, as heard on their self-titled debut and their new release, My Pleasure.

Featured Artist(s): Beach Fossils

[May 27, 2011]

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Members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra perform Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op.30, No. 2 and Johannes Brahms Trio in A minor, Op. 114.

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

[May 26, 2011]

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Strathmore Artists-in-Residence Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin layer soprano harmonies over arrangements of ukulele, guitar, flute, hand percussion, accordion, glockenspiel, and the occasional kazoo/mouth trumpet.

Featured Artist(s): The Sweater Set

[May 25, 2011]

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Born in tiny Coila, Mississippi, the guitarist, singer, and composer performs Delta-style blues with a repertoire ranging from the 1920s to popular songs of the last 30 years. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America series.

Featured Artist(s): Ben Wiley Payton

[May 24, 2011]

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A rising musical theater star, the composer, singer, and pianist performs work from his acclaimed CDs Dreaming Wide Awake, Keys, and What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up.

Featured Artist(s): Scott Alan

[May 23, 2011]

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Participants in the music instruction and performance program, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, play classical works. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): DC Youth Orchestra

[May 22, 2011]

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Students play chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): The Levine School of Music

[May 21, 2011]

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Pianists selected for the second class of the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artist Workshop—Jennifer Allen, Tara Buzash, Carolina Calvache, Laura Dubin, Martha Kato, Amy Rowe, ArcoIris Sandoval, and Mamiko Watanabe—play a program of standards and original works. Part of the 16th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

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

[May 20, 2011]

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Pianists selected for the second class of the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artist Workshop—Jennifer Allen, Tara Buzash, Carolina Calvache, Laura Dubin, Martha Kato, Amy Rowe, ArcoIris Sandoval, and Mamiko Watanabe—play a program of standards and original works. Part of the 16th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

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

[May 19, 2011]

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Brooklyn native Charenée Wade, an alumna of the Center’s Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead residency program, was runner-up at the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition. Part of the 16th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Charenée Wade

[May 18, 2011]

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The Academy Award®–winning singer and songwriter’s career has spanned genres, continents, and generations.

Featured Artist(s): Buffy Sainte-Marie

[May 17, 2011]

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The 15-piece Belgian Big Band, founded in 1998 by multi-instrumentalist Peter Vermeersch, performs everything from strictly written sheet music to liberating improvisation.

Featured Artist(s): Flat Earth Society

[May 16, 2011]

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Singer and guitarist Mark Rubin and singer and mandolin master Silas Lowe have quickly risen to the vanguard of acoustic roots Americana music.

Featured Artist(s): The Atomic Duo

[May 15, 2011]

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Students perform original choreographed works.

Featured Artist(s): George Mason University Dance Company

[May 14, 2011]

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See provocative works of choreography and performance by faculty and students from the Dance program.

Featured Artist(s): University of Maryland Dance Ensemble

[May 13, 2011]

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In “East and West,” the New York City-based vocalist and composer presents an evening of music combining traditional Korean Shamanic ritual music with western vocalization, improvisation, and instrumentation.

Featured Artist(s): Lola Danza

[May 12, 2011]

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Participants in this 29 year-old program, which gives high school–aged musicians the opportunity to study and take master classes with National Symphony Orchestra members, play classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[May 11, 2011]

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The free jazz/experimental rock quintet from Brooklyn makes “zombie jazz” come alive.

Featured Artist(s): Father Figures

[May 10, 2011]

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Soprano Lisa Shaw entertains with songs and stories, accompanied by Tom Wadsworth and backed by vocal ensemble The Spectacles and Eliza-Jane Fogg.



Featured Artist(s): Lisa Shaw

[May 9, 2011]

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Organist Mickey Thomas Terry, currently the Director of Music and Organist at St. Mary's Church at Piscataway in Clinton, Maryland, performs a program including works by Charles Tournemire, George Walker, Marcel Dupre, Horatio Parker, J.S. Bach, Thomas Kerr, and Franz Liszt. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Mickey Thomas Terry

[May 8, 2011]

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The songstress, musician, dancer, spoken word artist, and Washington, D.C. native was a 2011 Grammy nominee for Best Urban Alternative Performance.

Featured Artist(s): Carolyn Malachi

[May 7, 2011]

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They play kids songs reflecting a sense that life is a joyful adventure, as heard on such albums as City Kid; Challah, Challah; I'm a Rock Star; and What a Zoo!

Featured Artist(s): Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights

[May 6, 2011]

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The Asian American Music Society presents “Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month” with a concert featuring members from the Chinese Music Society of Greater Washington's Chinese Traditional Orchestra, Nova Music and Arts Academy, Washington Japanese Choral Society, Korean Traditional Music Ensemble of New York, and the Korean Washington Soloist Ensemble. Presented in cooperation with the Asian American Music Society.

Featured Artist(s): Asian American Music Society

[May 5, 2011]

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These Levine School of Music ensembles, both directed by Paul Norris, provide training for junior high and high school musicians.

Featured Artist(s): The Levine School of Music

[May 4, 2011]

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Formed by D.C. saxophonist and flutist Ted David, the group brings the best in classic Latin dance music and Latin jazz of the Palladium era.

Featured Artist(s): Orquesta La Leyenda

[May 3, 2011]

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The quartet plays little-known works by World War II–era composers Hans Erich Apostel, Ernst Toch, Erwin Schulhoff, Karol Rathaus, Karel Reiner, and Georg Jokl.

Featured Artist(s): Pièces de Résistance

[May 2, 2011]

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The New Jersey-based band, led by multi-instrumentalist Steve Marion, combines tropicalia, world music, and pop with sound effects and electronics.

Featured Artist(s): Delicate Steve

[May 1, 2011]

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Students play works by Rameau, Rachmaninoff, Moszkowski, Lindberg, and Xenakis. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Oberlin Conservatory of Music

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