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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: June 2008

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[June 30, 2008]

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This San Francisco Bay area ensemble of boys age 7 and older with unchanged voices develops their talent and musical skills through a graduated course of musical study.

Featured Artist(s): The Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers

[June 29, 2008]

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Combine a hefty helping of Tex Mex conjunto, simmer with several parts Texas rock, add a daring dash of well-cured blues and R&B riffs, and you’ve cooked up the tasty TexManiacs groove. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this year celebrating Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon; 50 years of NASA; and the music, food, and wine of Texas.

Featured Artist(s): Los Texmaniacs

[June 28, 2008]

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NSO violinists Natasha Bogachek and Zino Bogachek and guest pianist Darya Gabay perform works by Ysaÿe, Moszkowsky, and Sarasate.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[June 27, 2008]

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This local trio, which has appeared with Kenny Chesney, Brooks-n-Dunn, Rascal Flatts, and Toby Keith, performs straight-ahead, good-time country music. Dance lessons offered 5:30-6. Part of the Summer Social Dance Parties, a Performance Plus™ series that features dance lessons followed by dancing to music by great bands. SUMMER SOCIAL DANCE PARTY

Featured Artist(s): The John Luskey Band

[June 26, 2008]

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Dancers (ages 8 to 18) from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., perform tap dance as a percussive art with an emphasis on the jazz tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Tappers With Attitude

[June 25, 2008]

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The country swing band from Big Spring, Texas, which performs high-energy stage shows with easy dance music that excites audiences, has developed a loyal following of fans of all ages. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this year celebrating Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon; 50 years of NASA; and the music, food, and wine of Texas.

Featured Artist(s): Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys

[June 24, 2008]

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The ensemble of young musicians, who are selected from Germany’s renowned music colleges in a national competition, plays traditional jazz to bebop and new music. In cooperation with the German Embassy.

Featured Artist(s): The German Academic All-Stars

[June 23, 2008]

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The multi-instrumentalist, who displays virtuosity on guitar, cittern, and mandolin, blends the ancient melodies of the Celtic lands and their Appalachian descendants.

Featured Artist(s): Robin Bullock

[June 22, 2008]

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The band brings a variety of Brazilian music styles from the Southeast and Northeast regions, such as samba, bossa nova, forro, afoxe, and maracatu.

Featured Artist(s): Origem Band

[June 21, 2008]

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The National Conducting Institute culminates with a special performance by the NSO conducted by participants selected as debut conductors: Adam Burnette, Kenneth Lam, Dongmin Kim, and Benjamin Bolter. The program includes works by Berlioz, Copland, Liszt, and Enesco. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): The National Conducting Institute

[June 20, 2008]

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Learn to tango with music by the talented chamber quintet that is inspired by the classic Argentine tango orchestra of violins, bandoneons, bass, and piano. Lessons offered from 5:30-6. Part of the Summer Social Dance Parties, a Performance Plus™ series that features dance lessons followed by dancing to music by great bands. SUMMER SOCIAL DANCE PARTY

Featured Artist(s): QuinTango

[June 19, 2008]

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New Orleans dancers perform works by Anna Morris, Alfred Dove, and Maritza Mercado-Narcisse among others.

Featured Artist(s): NORD/NOBA Center For Dance Company

[June 18, 2008]

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The award-winning Albanian folk singer performs with her accordionist husband Hyseni’s ensemble. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.

Featured Artist(s): The Raif Hyseni Orchestra

[June 17, 2008]

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Rubab player Quarishi performs Afghan folk music with tabla player Saleiman Azizi and dohl player Chatram Sahni. UNHCR World Refugee Day

Featured Artist(s): Quraishi

[June 16, 2008]

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Led by vibraphone player Bubeck, the ensemble livens up jazz standards and Bubeck-penned originals.

Featured Artist(s): The Charles Bubeck Quartet

[June 15, 2008]

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Local choreographers and dancers are celebrated as Jazzdanz/dc, Silk Road Dance Company, BosmaDance, and Coyaba Dance Theater perform a shared program.

Featured Artist(s): Jazzdanz/dc

[June 14, 2008]

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The inspirational humorist speaks about the challenges and gifts of living with a facial disfigurement. Part of the VSA arts Start with the Arts Family Festival

Featured Artist(s): David Roche

[June 13, 2008]

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Groove to the sounds of this Gulf Coast zydeco band. Dance lessons offered from 5:30-6. Part of the Summer Social Dance Parties, a Performance Plus™ series that features dance lessons followed by dancing to music by great bands. SUMMER SOCIAL DANCE PARTY

Featured Artist(s): Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws

[June 12, 2008]

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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 11, 2008]

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Young artists showcase pieces from their chosen discipline and answer questions after the performance.

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

[June 10, 2008]

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The quartet, made up of Simone, Ian, and James Felice, plus their adopted blood brother Christmas, brings their distinct brand of songwriting and gritty, Americana sound.

Featured Artist(s): The Felice Brothers

[June 9, 2008]

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Join Lesole’s Dance Project, known for their modern and Afro-Fusion style highlighting the history of South African movement, and South Africa’s Rainbow Theatre Community Group in their 2nd Annual South African Freedom Festival and Juneteenth Celebration.

Featured Artist(s): Lesole's Dance Project

[June 8, 2008]

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Participants ranging in age from 4 to 19 perform a vibrant and varied program. Tonight's concert includes students who are at levels K and L of the program and make up the most advanced ensemble called the Yourth Orchestra. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): DC Youth Orchestra

[June 7, 2008]

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Members of the NSO perform classical works by Handel and Grieg.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[June 6, 2008]

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Celebrate the Millennium Stage’s 11th Anniversary with Grammy Award-winning The Manhattan Transfer, which has been a recording and performing tour de force since 1972.

Featured Artist(s): The Manhattan Transfer

[June 5, 2008]

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Aqsarniit, an Inuit performing group from Nunavut and Nunavik, explores its own history and culture through music and dances inspired by the northern aboriginal traditions of throat singing and drum dancing. The Cherokee National Youth Choir, made up of 40 young people from northeastern Oklahoma communities, performs traditional Cherokee songs in the Cherokee language.

Featured Artist(s): Aqsarniit

[June 4, 2008]

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The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants have appeared before every chief executive of the United States since President Truman, as well as with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia, Houston, and National Symphony Orchestras. In 2006, The U.S. Army Chorus celebrated its 50th Anniversary; many past members have gone on to successful careers in music education and as soloists on Broadway and opera stages around the world.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants

[June 3, 2008]

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The Virginia Sil'hooettes, an all-female a cappella group at the University of Virginia, have received numerous all-collegiate awards and critical acclaim over the past 19 years. Exit 245, an all-male a cappella group from James Madison University, was begun in the fall of 1998 and is named after the exit off I-81 where JMU is located.

Featured Artist(s): The Virginia Sil'hooettes

[June 2, 2008]

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D.C.’s own The Suspicious Cheese Lords specialize in music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and their repertoire ranges from Gregorian chant to original compositions. The Choirs of the Washington National Cathedral sing a varied repertoire, from Gregorian chant, early music by English and Continental masters, 18th and 19th century sacred compositions, to works by contemporary American and British composers.

Featured Artist(s): The Choirs of the Washington National Cathedral

[June 1, 2008]

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For 35 years, Jitro Czech Girls Choir has been admired all over the world for its tone, intonation, rich blend of sound, and energetic vitality.

Featured Artist(s): Jitro Czech Girls Choir

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