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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: July 2009

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[July 31, 2009]

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The Chamber Winds of the United States Naval Academy Band performs Mozart’s Serenade #10 in B-flat major K.361, the “Gran Partita.”

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Naval Academy Chamber Winds

[July 30, 2009]

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The tenor saxophonist has performed with such artists as Keter Betts, Carl Allen, Rosemary Clooney, Martha Reeves, and Millie Jackson.

Featured Artist(s): Bruce Swaim Quartet

[July 29, 2009]

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Led by vocalist and guitarist Jamie Salazar, a.k.a. Gato, the seven-member band performs music inspired by the musicians’ diverse backgrounds (3 Peruvians, 1 Salvadoran, 1 Paraguayan, and 2 Colombians) and influences, as heard on their CD La Situación.

Featured Artist(s): Gato and The Palenke Music Co.

[July 28, 2009]

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Hip hop dancers between the ages of 19 and 30 from Argentina, Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories, the Philippines, and Vietnam perform as the culmination of the two-week professional development program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Kennedy Center.

Featured Artist(s): Performing Artists Cultural Visitors Program

[July 27, 2009]

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The Latin Grammy Award®–winning jazz septet thrills audiences with its infectious polyrhythmic grooves, harmonic colorings, and improvisational lines, playing Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music.

Featured Artist(s): Afro Bop Alliance

[July 26, 2009]

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Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra of students ages 15-20 performs works by Wagner and Brahms. The concert also features a past NSO Young Soloist Competition winner. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

[July 25, 2009]

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Graduates of Signature Theatre’s 2009 intensive professional theater training program, made up of gifted emerging performers from all over the country, present musical theater excerpts.

Featured Artist(s): Signature Theatre

[July 24, 2009]

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Ukulele player James Hill champions the beauty, versatility, and appeal of his instrument with original music that combines folk, old-time, gospel, and blues influences.

Featured Artist(s): James Hill

[July 23, 2009]

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An evening of monologues from theater artists representing Deaf West Theatre, Gallaudet University, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the National Theatre of the Deaf, and Quest: Arts for Everyone. Presented in partnership with the NEA in conjunction with the National Forum on Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities.

Featured Artist(s): National Technical Institute for the Deaf

[July 22, 2009]

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Under the artistic direction of Heidi Latsky, this New York–based modern dance company performs excerpts from their multimedia production GIMP. Presented in partnership with the NEA in conjunction with the National Forum on Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities.

Featured Artist(s): Heidi Latsky Dance

[July 21, 2009]

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Participants ages 15-20 perform an evening of chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 20, 2009]

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Participants ages 15-20 perform an evening of chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 19, 2009]

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Participants ages 15-20 perform an evening of chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 18, 2009]

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Participants ages 15-20 perform an evening of chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 17, 2009]

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Students from this leading summer program for pre-professional musicians perform a variety of classical works.

Featured Artist(s): Eastern Music Festival Piano Program

[July 16, 2009]

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Eric Riley, Ric Jennings, Greg Page, Stace Darden, and Demetrius Davenport specialize in the intricate and emotional four-part harmony “jubilee” a cappella style. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.

Featured Artist(s): Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

[July 15, 2009]

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Under the direction of acclaimed saxophonist and flautist Paul Contos, the 2009 Monterey Jazz Festival’s internationally renowned high school all-star big band features 22 musicians from 13 U.S. high schools.

Featured Artist(s): Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

[July 14, 2009]

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Participants ages 15-20 perform an evening of chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 13, 2009]

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This emerging dance company performs and presents Indian dance forms, such as Bharata Natyam, and modern dance, mirroring the multiple identities of second generation South Asians.

Featured Artist(s): Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company

[July 12, 2009]

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Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra of students ages 15-20 performs a program that includes works by Glinka, Stravinsky, and Dvorák. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

[July 11, 2009]

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Graduates of this intensive summer training program for highly motivated high school singers and accompanists perform Italian art songs and opera scenes.

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

[July 10, 2009]

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Led by the 22-year-old Shawnee, Oklahoma native, the band delivers songs in a style that’s been described as “meshing freak folk with a deep-seated, dust-bowl soul,” as heard on their debut Songs in the Night. Part of the NMAI Summer Music Series, presented in cooperation with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Featured Artist(s): Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers

[July 9, 2009]

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Drawing on diverse musical influences to create his own elegantly innovative sound, the 25-year-old clawhammer banjo player has placed in or won most of the major old-time banjo competitions.

Featured Artist(s): Adam Hurt

[July 8, 2009]

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Hailing from Latvia’s Riga Business School, the choir of 40 business professionals earned the highest marks among newly established choirs at the 2007 National Song Festival, a UNESCO heritage event. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Latvia.

Featured Artist(s): RBS Choir

[July 7, 2009]

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VOICES REMIX: Featuring Regie Cabico, Staceyann Chin, Michael Ealy, W. Ellington Felton, Lupe Fiasco, Walter Mosley, and, on the turn tables, DJ Earth 1ne, with Dave Zirin narrating the evening. Presented in cooperation with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Hip Hop Theater Festival

[July 6, 2009]

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Ecuador’s Jazz Envoys blend the indigenous sounds of their homeland with jazz to create their own unique groove. Presented in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State and the Embassy of Ecuador.

Featured Artist(s): Jazz Envoys

[July 5, 2009]

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Established in 2000, the twenty-man Welsh choir—members range in age from 19 to 42—won the 2008 BBC-sponsored television show Last Choir Standing. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Featured Artist(s): Only Men Aloud!

[July 4, 2009]

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Target Family Night: With tuneful, memorable songs that evoke influences from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Lennon and McCartney to The White Stripes, Milkshake appeals to both kids and their parents.

Featured Artist(s): Milkshake

[July 3, 2009]

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The veteran writer, director, and actor has appeared in film, television, and stage productions, including Do The Right Thing, the film adaptation of his own award-winning play A Huey P. Newton Story, and (in all 3 capacities) Frederick Douglass NOW. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Featured Artist(s): Roger Guenveur Smith

[July 2, 2009]

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This Indianapolis-based professional theater organization is committed to preserving African and African American performing arts traditions and helping develop the life skills of young people ages 12 to 21. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Featured Artist(s): Asante Children’s Theatre

[July 1, 2009]

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This ensemble from San Diego’s Chula Vista High School is considered one of the best student mariachi groups in the country. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Featured Artist(s): Mariachi Chula Vista

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