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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: July 2005

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[July 31, 2005]

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Led by saxophonist Ron Diehl,  this sextet moves through a collection of blues, big band hits, bossa novas, and ballads.

Featured Artist(s): Ron Diehl and Friends

[July 30, 2005]

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Chopteeth, a 14-piece Afro-funk orchestra, mixes Afro-beat, a big-band funk invented by Fela Kuti in 1970’s Nigeria, with Ghanaian funk, Senegalese rumba, Jamaican ska, and choice selections from the James Brown catalog.

Featured Artist(s): Chopteeth

[July 29, 2005]

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Charanga Cakewalk, in their unique approach to Mexican, Latin American and World Music, combines traditional instruments (Spanish classical guitar, accordion, and horns) with deep, urban grooves.

Featured Artist(s): Charanga Cakewalk

[July 28, 2005]

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Irish button accordion wizard David Munnelly leads the David Munnelly Band, known for their unique West Mayo style of playing—a wilder, freer style of performing Irish traditional music, evocative of the rugged beauty of Ireland's West coast.

Featured Artist(s): David Munnelly Band

[July 27, 2005]

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Broto Roy Ensemble, led by tabla player Broto Roy, uniquely blends Indian classical music and jazz.

Featured Artist(s): Broto Roy Ensemble

[July 26, 2005]

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Catfish Hodge (vocals, guitar), a mainstay on the American Blues music scene, performs with Trio mates Cleveland Wehle (keyboards) and Anita Casacuberta (harmonica).

Featured Artist(s): Catfish Hodge

[July 25, 2005]

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Comedians Chris Fonseca and Alan Shain will have audiences laughing until their sides split.
In conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the American Disabilities Act and in cooperation with the National Council on Disability

Featured Artist(s): Chris Fonseca

[July 24, 2005]

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NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, performs a program of Beethoven and Sibelius.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 23, 2005]

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American-born-Nigerian-raised singer/songwriter/guitarist KUKU embraces the music of his birthplace, and traces of his Nigerian/Yoruba traditions are ever present in the acoustic essence of his soul music.

Featured Artist(s): KuKu

[July 21, 2005]

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Daby Toure of Mauritania writes his own material, and is a virtual one-man band, layering his own guitar, bass and percussion parts, with his wide-ranging vocals. First U.S. tour

Featured Artist(s): Daby Toure

[July 20, 2005]

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D.W. Groethe of Montana is a working cowboy who writes about and sings of the everyday life of a rancher on the northern Great Plains.

Featured Artist(s): D.W. Groethe

[July 19, 2005]

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WNO Institute for Young Singers: Professional opera company staff and artists engage students in workshops designed to develop well-rounded musicianship and further professional development.  In conjunction with The Summer Opera Theatre Company and the Benjamín T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America.

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

[July 18, 2005]

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Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform an evening of chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 17, 2005]

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Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform an evening of chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 16, 2005]

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Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform an evening of chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 15, 2005]

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BIG 100.3 listeners can dance the night away to the best tunes of the 1960s at the Hairspray dance party featuring cast members from this summer's biggest musical hit (playing in the Opera House July 13-August 21.)

Featured Artist(s): Hairspray Dance Party

[July 14, 2005]

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Eastern Music Festival Piano Program, a leading summer program for pre-professional musicians, features 22 students from ages 14 to 20, representing 7 countries.

Featured Artist(s): Eastern Music Festival Piano Program

[July 13, 2005]

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Putumayo Presents New Orleans featuring Kermit Ruffins trumpet player and local legend performs classic jazz and swing in the tradition of Louis Armstrong.

Featured Artist(s): Kermit Ruffins

[July 12, 2005]

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DC Hip Hop Theater Festival presents Jack Ya Body, The Art of Hip Hop Dance:
 B-Boys and B-Girls from D.C. take to the stage with their "funky-fresh moves."  Learn how it's done and then throw down via the audience participation part of the show.
Performance Plus™    In cooperation with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Featured Artist(s): Jack Ya Body

[July 11, 2005]

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DC Hip Hop Theater Festival: Accompanied by 3 musicians and a DJ, Manchester, England's Benji Reid in 13 Mics uses freestyle body popping to transport himself from mic to mic and becomes a “human sampler” creating a modern hip-hop track.
In cooperation with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. 


Featured Artist(s): Benji Reid

[July 10, 2005]

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NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze performs a program of Weber, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 9, 2005]

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James King Quintet, led by bassist James King, performs straight-ahead jazz, including a mix of original compositions and works by jazz greats Miles Davis and Duke Ellington.

Featured Artist(s): James King Quintet

[July 8, 2005]

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Organist Charles Pugh, of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gaithersburg, joins Irv Lawless in a brief demonstration of organ sounds before performing classic works.

Featured Artist(s): Charles Pugh

[July 7, 2005]

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Mantra, an electric jazz trio featuring Chuck Underwood, Jon Ozment, and Mark Merella, performs original pieces and their versions of tunes by Jazz greats, such as Weather Report.

Featured Artist(s): Mantra

[July 6, 2005]

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The Solstice Quartet , made up of Laura Knutson (violin), Dionisia Fernandez (violin), Holly Watters (viola), and Samuel Swift (cello) perform String Quartet #8 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Featured Artist(s): The Solstice Quartet

[July 5, 2005]

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Jeremy Kittel Trio, led by fiddle champion Kittel and including guitarist Bob Gerics and bassist Andrew Kratzat, performs a range of Scottish, Irish, bluegrass, jazz and folk music

Featured Artist(s): Jeremy Kittel

[July 4, 2005]

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The award-winning Boys Choir of Tallahassee, under the direction of Earle Lee, was designed to give kids from low socio-economic backgrounds direction and structure, with the ultimate goal of college.

Featured Artist(s): Boys Choir of Tallahassee

[July 3, 2005]

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The Millennium Stage joins the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the USDA Forest Service with Music of the Earth, featuring storyteller, singer, dancer, and flute player Keith Bear and storyteller/songwriter Rita Cantú.

Featured Artist(s): Keith Bear

[July 2, 2005]

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The Millennium Stage joins the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in celebration of in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the USDA Forest Service with Music of the West, featuring cowboy singer/storyteller Chuck Milner and songwriter Patrick Karnahan.

Featured Artist(s): Patrick Karnahan

[July 1, 2005]

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The Millennium Stage joins the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in celebration of Nuestra Música, exploring the Latino face of American life through music and dance, with Los Planeros de la 21 who take their name from bus stop 21 in Santurce, Puerto Rico, a neighborhood that is the source of the best of the Afro?Puerto Rican tradition. Latino. Smithsonian

Featured Artist(s): Los Planeros de la 21

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