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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: June 2011

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[June 30, 2011]

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An exploration of music and dance from Colombia. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this year celebrating Rhythm and Blues: Tell It Like It Is, The Peace Corps, and Colombia: The Nature of Culture.

Featured Artist(s): Don Abundio y sus Traviesos

[June 29, 2011]

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The R&B/neo-soul songstress captivates audiences with the depth of her music, as heard on The Bitter Suite (2010) and Free (2004).

Featured Artist(s): Carmen Rodgers

[June 28, 2011]

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The Oklahoma Choctaw performer and accomplished author, Tim Tingle, delivers lively historical and traditional stories, plays the Native American flute, and sings Choctaw songs to the rhythms of a whaleskin drum. Tim will be joined by DJ Battiest-Tomasi, an Oklahoma Choctaw - Chickasaw flutist and Native American storyteller.
Part of the
Homegrown: The Music of America series.

Featured Artist(s): DJ Battiest-Tomasi

[June 27, 2011]

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The Cornel West theory is a Washington, D.C.-based ensemble, which uses an eclectic combination of spoken word, lyricism, instruments, electronics and vocals, while drawing from genres ranging from home-grown go-go to jazz to rock to hip-hop.

Featured Artist(s): the Cornel West theory

[June 26, 2011]

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Band members perform the winning compositions of the MENC 2011 Student Composers Competition and other works. In conjunction with MENC’s Music Education Week in Washington, D.C.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Army Band

[June 25, 2011]

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Created and directed by Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, the sound work/installation made up of 25 striking red megaphones of different shapes and sizes creates an interactive performance field.

Featured Artist(s): the megaphone project

[June 24, 2011]

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The full string orchestra, conducted by Roy Oakley, is designed for those students who have graduated from the Suzuki Book 4 Group and for qualified adults.

Featured Artist(s): The Villa Sinfonia

[June 23, 2011]

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OK Go’s Grammy-winning video for “Here It Goes Again,” featuring an elaborately choreographed routine on treadmills, was viewed by more than one million people on YouTube in the first six days and has since been viewed more than 50 million times. Pomplamoose is the musical duo--Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn--whose viral covers on YouTube have netted them Internet fame, a record deal, and more. ARCHIVE NOT YET AVAILABLE

Featured Artist(s): OK Go

[June 22, 2011]

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“Appalachian eloquence” on banjo and fiddle defines his sound, which combines elements of bluegrass, 18th century parlor music, minstrel banjo, steamboat calliopes, Irish music, ragtime, and more. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America series.

Featured Artist(s): Tony Ellis

[June 21, 2011]

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Celebrate National Caribbean Heritage Month with Boston's premier pan-jazz ensemble which blends calypso and jazz.

Featured Artist(s): Ron Reid and Sunsteel

[June 20, 2011]

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Born in Mogadishu, Somalia and currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, the eclectic R&B duo—sisters Siham and Iman Hashi—has landed a record deal with Universal Motown.

Featured Artist(s): Sweet Rush

[June 19, 2011]

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The D.C. group draws on influences from the African and Latin funk/dance music scenes of the 1960s and 70s, resulting in a gritty and soulful mix of Afrobeat and big band funk.

Featured Artist(s): The Funk Ark

[June 18, 2011]

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Members of the NSO play classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[June 17, 2011]

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Teaching over 4,000 students annually at 10 locations, Gottaswing is America's largest exclusively swing dance instruction and dance event promotion company. Gottaswing will give free dance instruction at 5:30pm, followed up live dance music provided by The Atomic Swing Club.

Featured Artist(s): Gottaswing

[June 16, 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

[June 15, 2011]

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Playing their brand of country punk and dirty South garage rock, they’ve been called a “Band to Watch” by Rolling Stone.

Featured Artist(s): Those Darlins

[June 14, 2011]

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Members of the KCOHO play Vincent Gambaro’s Quartet No. 3 and Rossini’s Andante, and Theme and Variations for Flute, Clarinet, Horn, and Bassoon.

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

[June 13, 2011]

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Made up of children ages 8 to 15 from the San Antonio area, the choir has won "Best in Class" for three years in a row and "Best in Festival" the past two years at the annual American Classic Music Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Texas Children's Choir

[June 12, 2011]

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This popular group is known for their vibrant blend of three-part harmonies backed by Celtic harp, Irish flute, and fiddle.

Featured Artist(s): Vintage Wildflowers

[June 11, 2011]

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Kennedy Center and NSO Music Director Christoph Eschenbach on piano, violinist Jennifer Koh, and oboist Nicholas Stovall play Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano and Violin No.1 in D major and Schumann’s Three Romances for Oboe and Piano.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[June 10, 2011]

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The Brazilian vocalist, who combines jazz with samba, joins forces with the ensemble known for its variety of Brazilian music styles, such as samba, bossa nova, forró, afoxe, and maracatu.

Featured Artist(s): Origem Band

[June 9, 2011]

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Led by the master steel pan artist, the group incorporates a bebop foundation into their modern sensibility and style. Part of The DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Victor Provost Synthesis Quartet

[June 8, 2011]

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NSO cellists James Lee, Steven Honigberg, David Teie, and Rachel Young play classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[June 7, 2011]

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Led by the German-French bassist, the trio has toured Europe, appearing at the Jazzcologne Festival and the Jazzherbst Konstanz, and can be heard on Pasàpas (Konnex). Part of The DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Pascal Niggenkemper Trio

[June 6, 2011]

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The folk/roots musician won the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Album of the Year with his fourth full-length recording, Queen's Hotel.

Featured Artist(s): John Wort Hannam

[June 5, 2011]

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Formed by renowned trombonist Winston Turner, the group merges the New Orleans brass sound with D.C.'s Go-Go groove.

Featured Artist(s): The Brass-A-Holics

[June 4, 2011]

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Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[June 3, 2011]

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This steward of the Griot storytelling tradition and master of the ngoni (Malian traditional instrument) delights audiences. Part of The DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Cheick Hamala Diabate

[June 2, 2011]

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This group brings the best in the Brazilian styles choro (intricate melodies and counterpoint, swinging rhythm, and rich harmony) and forró (accordion and bass drum–based dance rhythm). Part of The DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): DC Choro

[June 1, 2011]

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This groundbreaking ensemble employs instruments and grooves from many corners of the planet to create great, improvised music. Part of The DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Berklee College of Music

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