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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: June 2001

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[June 29, 2001]

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Learn zydeco dancing from Ray Bugnosen, artistic director of the Ballroom Dance Company, then enjoy the old-school zydeco sounds of Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners. PERFORMANCE PLUS: SUMMER SOCIAL DANCE PARTY

Featured Artist(s): Ray Bugnosen

[June 28, 2001]

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Rooted in Irish and Celtic traditions, Whirligig infuses its music with a variety of sounds from many genres through the use of fiddles, bouzoukis, mandolins, guitars, pipes, and whistles.

Featured Artist(s): Whirligig

[June 27, 2001]

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Oboist Ada Saunders performs a recital of classical works accompanied by piano.

Featured Artist(s): Ada Saunders

[June 26, 2001]

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JosT Mauro Brant presents Brazilian folklore through the voice of a storyteller.

Featured Artist(s): JosT Mauro Brant

[June 25, 2001]

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The internationally recognized Howard University Choir's repertoire ranges from Handelian oratorios to Beethoven symphonies to spirituals and work songs.

Featured Artist(s): The Howard University Jazz Ensemble

[June 24, 2001]

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She's won a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance; received seven consecutive Grammy nominations, and been elected to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Hall of Fame. Meet jazz vocalist extraordinaire, Shirley Horn.

Featured Artist(s): Shirley Horn

[June 23, 2001]

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The New York Baroque Dance Company specializes in historical dances from the time of Handel, Haydn, Gluck, Monteverdi, and others. NSO MOZART FESTIVAL

Featured Artist(s): The New York Baroque Dance Company

[June 22, 2001]

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The New York Baroque Dance Company specializes in historical dances from the time of Handel, Haydn, Gluck, Monteverdi, and others. NSO MOZART FESTIVAL

Featured Artist(s): The New York Baroque Dance Company

[June 20, 2001]

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James Brooks-Bruzzese conducts the Czech Virtuosi Orchestra and guests, flutist Marilyn Maingart and violinist Jorge Saade-Scaff, in a varied and challenging classical repertoire.

Featured Artist(s): Marilyn Maingart

[June 19, 2001]

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Singer/songwriter/guitarist Vance Gilbert, folk singer Odetta, and the Howard University Choir team up for an evening of folk music and spirituals to celebrate Juneteenth Independence Day, commemorating the end of slavery in America. SPECIAL PERFORMANCE IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): The Howard University Choir

[June 18, 2001]

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The Holmes Brothers and Willie "Popsy" Dixon effortlessly mix soul, blues, gospel, R&B, and country into a sound described as "utterly astounding."

Featured Artist(s): Willie ôPopsyö Dixon

[June 17, 2001]

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Members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra join forces to present an evening of superior classical chamber music.

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

[June 16, 2001]

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The International Garifuna Band's Punta Rock music embodies the contemporary musical expressions of Central America with its Caribbean songs and dances.

Featured Artist(s): The International Garifuna Band

[June 15, 2001]

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Join Eileen Torres, director of Salsatations Productions, for some salsa and merengue lessons, then put your new skills to the test while Latin band Sin Miedo plays traditional Cuban songs, cha-cha, salsa and contemporary Latin Jazz. PERFORMANCE PLUS: SUMMER SOCIAL DANCE PARTY

Featured Artist(s): Eileen Torres

[June 14, 2001]

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"Archguitarist" Peter Blanchette's repertoire of classical guitar pieces ranges from 15th and 16th century airs and dances to arrangements of Bartok, Stravinsky, and his own original compositions. MASSACHUSETTS STATE DAY

Featured Artist(s): Peter Blanchette

[June 13, 2001]

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From the time the classical piano duo Egri & Pertis made their debut in their native Hungary, they have been wowing audiences worldwide with their virtuosity.

Featured Artist(s): Egri & Pertis

[June 12, 2001]

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The Sax Chamber Orchestra performs works by Ives, Hartley, and Bach. MISSISSIPPI STATE DAY

Featured Artist(s): The Sax Chamber Orchestra

[June 11, 2001]

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

Featured Artist(s): Tumen Ekh

[June 10, 2001]

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Ayanagalu is an authentic performance troupe of acrobatic dancers, masqueraders, traditional drummers and praise singers from Southwestern Nigeria, the ancient region of the Oyo Kingdom.

Featured Artist(s): Ayanagalu

[June 9, 2001]

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The 40-voice Singers for All Seasons chamber chorus is an outreach arm of the famed Choral Arts Society of Washington.

Featured Artist(s): Singers for All Seasons

[June 8, 2001]

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Learn hand dancing from the best: Smooth and Easy director Lawrence Bradford, then enjoy the smooth R&B sounds of the Legendary Orioles and The Jewels. PERFORMANCE PLUS: SUMMER SOCIAL DANCE PARTY

Featured Artist(s): The Jewels

[June 7, 2001]

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Meet the young artists of the Laurel Fund as they showcase their talents on the piano, harp, saxophone, and oboe.

Featured Artist(s): Young Artists of the Laurel Fund

[June 5, 2001]

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After years of backing a legion of top local and national performers, four of Washington's finest sidemen have come together to form the revivalist group Steve Wolf & Swing Speak.

Featured Artist(s): Steve Wolf & Swing Speak

[June 4, 2001]

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If you want funky New Orleans parade music, it's got to be the New Line Brass Band.

Featured Artist(s): The New Line Brass Band

[June 3, 2001]

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The Ensemble Tympanon's bagpipes, accordions, mandolins, hammered dulcimers, drums and other exotic instruments are used to great advantage in their performances of 18th century music.

Featured Artist(s): The Ensemble Tympanon

[June 1, 2001]

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Learn to swing from Ray Bugnosen, artistic director of the Ballroom Dance Company, while enjoying the swinging tunes of Washington's own, Gene Donati's Big Band. PERFORMANCE PLUS: SUMMER SOCIAL DANCE PARTY

Featured Artist(s): Ray Bugnosen

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