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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: July 2002

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[July 31, 2002]

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The Deborah Benner Octet celebrate American composers of the jazz scene and Broadway stage, including Porter, Berlin, Gershwin and Ellington.

Featured Artist(s): The Deborah Benner Sextet

[July 30, 2002]

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Hellenic Camerata have received critically acclaimed reviews and enchanted music lovers in their native Greece, and at festivals around the world.

Featured Artist(s): Hellenic Camerata

[July 29, 2002]

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The Sweetest Sounds: A Centennial Celebration of the music of Richard Rodgers hosted by cultural historian Dwight Blocker Bowers, with musical contributions from Cindy Hutchins, Michael Rupert, Judy Simmons, and Howard Breitbart on piano.

Featured Artist(s): Cindy Hutchins

[July 28, 2002]

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Last Train Home are a DC-based roots-rockin’ band, whose “smoldering passion gives a lie to the nicotine-and-whiskey-soaked yawp of most alt-country-come-latelies” Nashville Scene

Featured Artist(s): Last Train Home

[July 27, 2002]

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Grupo Saveiro twice voted ‘the best Brazilian group in the US’, specialize in the pagode samba – a lively and joyful style of music, featuring traditional instruments and male vocal harmonies

Featured Artist(s): Grupo Saveiro

[July 26, 2002]

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Amilia K Spicer & Gregg Cagno Spicer’s eclectic mix of folk and rock meets Cagno’s deep-muscle-groove guitar style, for a breathtaking performance. Writers’ Night:

Featured Artist(s): Gregg Cagno

[July 25, 2002]

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Vanderlei Pereira is an extraordinary drummer and one of the most sought after musicians on the contemporary Brazilian jazz scene.

Featured Artist(s): Vanderlei Pereira

[July 24, 2002]

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The Blues Blasters are a Seville-based band, whose classic blues sound and explosive stage act have blown away audiences at Spain’s major blues and jazz festivals.

Featured Artist(s): The Blues Blasters

[July 23, 2002]

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Kir Stefan Choir the award-winning young women’s choir from Serbia perform sacred and traditional songs. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Former Yugoslavia.

Featured Artist(s): Kir Stefan Choir

[July 22, 2002]

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See the stars of the future, as students from the Opera Institute for Young Singers present opera scenes on the Millennium Stage.

Featured Artist(s): The Washington Opera: Opera Institute for Young Singers

[July 21, 2002]

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All Camera Ensemble members perform a mixed repertoire, including the solo works of Copeland, Ewazen and Pugh.

Featured Artist(s): All Camera Ensemble

[July 20, 2002]

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Tom McCabe a master storyteller from MA entertains with his irresistible selection of stories for the whole family. Massachusetts State Day:

Featured Artist(s): Tom McCabe

[July 19, 2002]

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Kristi Stassinopoulou describes her singer-songwriting style as ‘Balkan ethno-trance’. She combines Greek techno folk psychedelia with haunting vocals and a dense layer of sounds.

Featured Artist(s): Kristi Stassinopoulou

[July 18, 2002]

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Tastes Like Chicken is one of Washington’s top blues/rock groups. Led by Ken Ashcroft, they feature the music of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Little Feat, Eric Clapton and others

Featured Artist(s): Tastes Like Chicken

[July 17, 2002]

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Hassan Hakmoun, originally from Morocco and now based in New York, is a master of trance music who has collaborated with Peter Gabriel, Don Cherry and Paula Cole.

Featured Artist(s): Hassan Hakmoun

[July 16, 2002]

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The guitar duo Young & Rollins blends flamenco motifs with Latin jazz, classical, reggae, blues, and a salsa rhythm section.

Featured Artist(s): Young & Rollins

[July 15, 2002]

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Robin Bullock is a multi-instrumental Celtic/American string wizard, originally from Washington, DC. A prolific composer, he plays 6- and 12-string guitars, cittern, mandolin, fiddle, bass guitar and piano.

Featured Artist(s): Robin Bullock

[July 14, 2002]

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D’Gary, from Madagascar, one of the world’s great acoustic guitarists, creates haunting, expressive music, rooted in the African tradition. Accompanied by vocals and percussion.

Featured Artist(s): D’Gary

[July 13, 2002]

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Dance Night features some of the world’s most talented deaf dancers and choreographers – My Dream from China, ANSOC from Cuba, and the multi-national, Pentimento. DEAF WAY II: AN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATING DEAF CULTURE

Featured Artist(s): ANSOC

[July 12, 2002]

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Storytelling Night features internationally renowned deaf storytellers who present their stories in ASL, for deaf and hearing people of all ages. DEAF WAY II: AN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATING DEAF CULTURE

Featured Artist(s): ASL Storytelling Night

[July 11, 2002]

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National Theatre of the Deaf presents Falling on Hearing Ears, a tragi-comedy featuring two clowns – one deaf and one hearing – who illuminate the complexity and hilarity involved when their cultures merge. DEAF WAY II: AN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATING DEAF CULTURE

Featured Artist(s): The National Theatre of the Deaf

[July 10, 2002]

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The Wild Zappers, an all male dance company founded by Irvine Stewart, Fred Beam, and Warren Snipe, is under the auspices of the National Deaf Dance Theatre. DEAF WAY II: AN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATING DEAF CULTURE

Featured Artist(s): The Wild Zappers

[July 9, 2002]

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Family Night is a fascinating combination of mime and humor, in which three artists – Max Fomitchev, Toys Theater and Theatre Piano – present experiences of being on the outside of mainstream society looking in. DEAF WAY II: AN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATING DEAF CULTURE

Featured Artist(s): Theatre Piano

[July 8, 2002]

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VIVE LA WORLD! Algerian-born, Cheikha Rimitti, considered the mother of Raï (Arabic ‘opinion’ music that blends medieval melody with western rhythms and technology), has become a worldwide legend, with her languorous voice, distinctive dancing and expressive performances. She performs with special guest, Sahraoui. And Paris/Havana collective, P18 will have the crowd up on their feet, dancing to a blend of Afro-Cuban hip-hop and urban dance electronica. VIVE LA WORLD!

Featured Artist(s): Vive la World

[July 7, 2002]

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Young musicians from across the US, who are taking part in the 2002 Kennedy Center/NSO Summer Music Institute, present three evenings of chamber music for all ages. NSO SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 6, 2002]

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Young musicians from across the US, who are taking part in the 2002 Kennedy Center/NSO Summer Music Institute, present three evenings of chamber music for all ages. NSO SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 5, 2002]

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Young musicians from across the US, who are taking part in the 2002 Kennedy Center/NSO Summer Music Institute, present three evenings of chamber music for all ages. NSO SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 4, 2002]

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The Monumental Brass Quintet display their special brand of spirited virtuosity and superb artistry for July 4th celebrations.

Featured Artist(s): Monumental Brass Quintet

[July 3, 2002]

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Nerissa & Katryna Nields the slinky singing sisters blend a disarming mix of clean folk harmonies and Generation-X angst.

Featured Artist(s): Nerissa and Katryna Nields

[July 2, 2002]

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Suman Sharma has taught and performed Indian classical music worldwide, and now brings her sitar skills to the Kennedy Center.

Featured Artist(s): Suman Sharma

[July 1, 2002]

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Rokia Traoré the new, young sensation from Mali combines her distinctly pure and passionate voice with a sublime mix of traditional instruments.

Featured Artist(s): Rokia Traoré

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