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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: June 2007

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[June 30, 2007]

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The Low Country Boys blend Ulster-Scots, Scots, and old-time hillbilly music. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Featured Artist(s): Low Country Boys

[June 29, 2007]

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Four Men and a Dog offer an eclectic blend of traditional Irish music with a wide spectrum of other genres, including rap, Southern rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, polka, country swing, and salsa. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Featured Artist(s): Four Men and a Dog

[June 28, 2007]

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Enjoy the music and song of China’s ethnically diverse Yunnan Province. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Featured Artist(s): Sounds of Yunnan

[June 27, 2007]

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Celebrating the roots of Virginia culture, Scott Fore, the 2007 International Flat-Picking Guitar Champion, is joined by bluegrass fiddle pioneer Buddy Pendleton and his daughter Robin Kauffman, also an accomplished fiddler and vocalist.

Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Featured Artist(s): Buddy Pendleton

[June 26, 2007]

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Ondrej Havelka and his Melody Makers bring their authentic and stylish interpretation of popular music of the swing era from the 1930s to the early 1940s. This includes tunes from Hollywood musicals as well as Czech and American big band top swing numbers. In cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic.

Featured Artist(s): Ondrej Havelka and his Melody Makers

[June 25, 2007]

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The Millennium Stage presents Coro Fabrettino, a children’s chorus from Nicaragua, and Ensemble Carpe Diem, a 13-member guitar group from Serbia. In conjunction with the International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) and the 2007 World Children’s Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Ensemble Carpe Diem

[June 24, 2007]

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From pop to all-out rock, electronica to swing, 28-year-old songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erin McKeown has five studio albums and two EPs to her credit, and has garnered the praise of fans and critics alike.

Featured Artist(s): Erin McKeown

[June 23, 2007]

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Gesel Mason Performance Projects, led by choreographer and performer Gesel Mason, brings technical control and dramatic intensity to its thought-provoking dance works.

Featured Artist(s): Gesel Mason

[June 22, 2007]

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Marlene's Ballet Company from Suriname, plus special guest artists from St. Kitts and Nevis and Barbados.



Featured Artist(s): Marlene's Ballet Company

[June 21, 2007]

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Led by veteran jazz drummer George Botts, the quintet swings standards.

Featured Artist(s): George Botts Quintet

[June 20, 2007]

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A West African historian in the Griot tradition recognized as one of the world’s masters of the ngoni—a stringed lute and ancestor to the banjo—Cheick Hamala Diabate shares the oral history, music, and song of his culture as it was passed on to him from birth by parent to child. He performs with the Manding Cultural Ensemble. UNHCR World Refugee Day

Featured Artist(s): Cheick Hamala Diabate

[June 19, 2007]

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In conjunction with the “Conference on the Caribbean,” the Millennium Stage, in cooperation with Metro and CARICOM, will host a free outdoor concert featuring chart-topping recording artist and former Fugees rapper Wyclef Jean; Grammy-winning reggae artist Shaggy; Jamaica’s own The Ska-talites, which The New York Times called “essential to the transformation of ska into reggae;” and Richmond-based jazz-funk band Plunky & Oneness.  More details...

The performances by Wyclef, Jimmy Cliff, and Shaggy are not avaiable for viewing. FROM 5:30 TO 9 P.M. OUTDOORS ON THE SOUTH PLAZA

Featured Artist(s): Wyclef Jean & Shaggy

[June 18, 2007]

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Cuatro Trio—composed of Jorge Glem, Edward Ramirez, and Hector Molina—delight audiences with the rhythm and bright harmonies of Venezuelan folk music on the cuatro, a 4-stringed, small-bodied guitar. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Venezuela.

Featured Artist(s): Cuatro Trio

[June 17, 2007]

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Deaf Dog and the Indictments, a guitar-based group of seven musically inclined D.C. judges and a civilian drummer—all dressed in dark suits and shades—rile the crowd with rock and roll, blues, and Motown.

Featured Artist(s): Deaf Dog and the Indictments

[June 16, 2007]

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The National Conducting Institute culminates with a special performance by the NSO conducted by participants selected as debut conductors: Kayoko Dan, Julian Kuerti, Marcelo Lehninger, and Ruth Lin. The program includes works by Beethoven, Franck, Wagner, and Dvorák. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): The National Conducting Institute

[June 15, 2007]

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Violinist Ana Milosavljevic performs multimedia recital, with exciting works by living composers written for violin, electronics, and video. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Serbia.

Featured Artist(s): Ana Milosavljevic

[June 14, 2007]

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New York City–based Tiny Ninja Theater, founded in 1999 by company director Dov Weinstein, uses tiny plastic ninjas (found in vending machines throughout the city) and other “assorted dime-store figures” to perform classical theater. On June 11 &12, they perform Macbeth and on June 13 & 14, they perform Romeo and Juliet. Part of Shakespeare in Washington. Will be broadcast live but not archived.

Featured Artist(s): Tiny Ninja Theater

[June 13, 2007]

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New York City–based Tiny Ninja Theater, founded in 1999 by company director Dov Weinstein, uses tiny plastic ninjas (found in vending machines throughout the city) and other “assorted dime-store figures” to perform classical theater. On June 11 &12, they perform Macbeth and on June 13 & 14, they perform Romeo and Juliet. Part of Shakespeare in Washington. Will be broadcast live but not archived.

Featured Artist(s): Tiny Ninja Theater

[June 12, 2007]

June 12, 2007 - This performance is not available for viewing.

New York City–based Tiny Ninja Theater, founded in 1999 by company director Dov Weinstein, uses tiny plastic ninjas (found in vending machines throughout the city) and other “assorted dime-store figures” to perform classical theater. On June 11 &12, they perform Macbeth and on June 13 & 14, they perform Romeo and Juliet. Part of Shakespeare in Washington. Will be broadcast live but not archived.

Featured Artist(s): Tiny Ninja Theater

[June 11, 2007]

June 11, 2007 - This performance is not available for viewing.

New York City–based Tiny Ninja Theater, founded in 1999 by company director Dov Weinstein, uses tiny plastic ninjas (found in vending machines throughout the city) and other “assorted dime-store figures” to perform classical theater. On June 11 &12, they perform Macbeth and on June 13 & 14, they perform Romeo and Juliet. Part of Shakespeare in Washington. Will be broadcast live but not archived.

Featured Artist(s): Tiny Ninja Theater

[June 10, 2007]

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Venezuelan guitarist, arranger, and composer Aquiles Báez has recorded and performed with Paquito D’Rivera, Danilo Pérez, Romero Lubambo, John Patitucci, and more. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Venezuela.

Featured Artist(s): Aquiles Báez

[June 9, 2007]

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NSO members perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude

[June 8, 2007]

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Celebrating the 95th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, various troops perform a choral concert on the Millennium Stage prior to their June 9 sing-along on the National Mall, where more than 100,000 Girl Scouts will gather.

Featured Artist(s): Girl Scouts

[June 7, 2007]

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Participants in this 26-year-old program—which gives high school musicians the opportunity to study and take master classes with NSO members—perform a variety of classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[June 6, 2007]

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Comprised of violinist Beth Ilana Schneider-Gould and guitarist Matt Gould, Duo46 performs music by living composers and—as advocates of contemporary art music—celebrates new chamber music. Presented in cooperation with the Washington Jewish Music Festival. www.washingtondcjcc.org

Featured Artist(s): Duo46

[June 5, 2007]

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This 23-year-old award-winning singer and guitarist—whose multifaceted musical talent has drawn comparisons to Cole Porter, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone—performs music with her quartet from her debut album Worrisome Heart. Presented in cooperation with VSA arts. Part of the VSA arts 2007 Start with the Arts Family Festival

Featured Artist(s): Melody Gardot

[June 4, 2007]

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The Millennium Stage and VSA arts screen Phoenix Dance, a documentary chronicling the career of acclaimed dancer Homer Avila after a leg amputation due to complications from cancer. Afterward, Lisa Bufano performs the contemporary movement piece Five Open Mouths. Presented in cooperation with VSA arts. Part of the VSA arts 2007 Start with the Arts Family Festival

Featured Artist(s): Lisa Bufano

[June 3, 2007]

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In A Lithgow Paloozical—Songs for Kids, the two-time Tony Award winner performs what he describes as “vaudeville for kids,” featuring a backing band performing Lithgow original tunes and kid standards like “The Barnyard Song.” John Lithgow will autograph books in the Grand Foyer immediately following this performance.

Featured Artist(s): John Lithgow

[June 2, 2007]

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NSO members perform classical works by Bach, Brahms, Stravinsky, and more.

Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude

[June 1, 2007]

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Founded by choreographer and teacher Vincent E. Thomas in 2001, VTDance performs The Grandmother Project, which investigates the essence, role, and commonalities of grandmothers from a personal and global perspective through reflections and memories of loved ones—to include spoken text, movement, music, video, and projected images.

Featured Artist(s): VTDance

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