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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: August 2002

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[August 31, 2002]

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Joe Glazer & Joe Hickerson have been composing and recording songs of workers, protest and politics for nearly 50 years. On the eve of Labor Day, they perform folksongs with a social commentary.

Featured Artist(s): Joe Glazer

[August 30, 2002]

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Sondheim Celebration Anna Bergman is appearing in A Little Night Music. She presents the cabaret program, ‘Melody, Melodie: A Celebration of Song from Berlin to Bizet’. SONDHEIM CELEBRATION

Featured Artist(s): Anna Bergman

[August 29, 2002]

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Cravin’ Dogs are an eclectic, rootsy, rock/pop outfit, described by Rolling Stone as ‘a veteran indie band with some major league charm. Fans of world-class rock should make a point of hunting down these Dogs’.

Featured Artist(s): Cravin' Dogs

[August 28, 2002]

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The Campbell Brothers create a unique, steel-guitar driven music, dubbed ‘sacred steel’, that’s a soul-stirring blend of gospel, electric blues and rock. From the Library of Congress’ series, Homegrown: The Music of America.

Featured Artist(s): The Campbell Brothers

[August 27, 2002]

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Writers’ Night Virginia duo, Mercy Creek’s expressive vocals and stripped-down sound have been described as ‘hippie-hop’. While Baltimore trio, We’re About 9, blend 3-part harmonies with contemporary folk that packs a surprising punch. WRITER'S NIGHT

Featured Artist(s): Mercy Creek

[August 26, 2002]

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Fruit are the Australian pop sensations whose heart-thumping, hard-hitting, foot-stomping style embraces pop, funk, blues and rock.

Featured Artist(s): Fruit

[August 25, 2002]

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Shooglenifty is one of Scotland’s most exciting musical exports. The 6-man band has been credited with creating ‘acid-croft’, a fiery and infectious blend of Celtic traditional music and dance grooves.

Featured Artist(s): Shooglenifty

[August 24, 2002]

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The U.S. Marine Jazz Orchestra consists of musicians from “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, America’s oldest professional musical organization, and has been part of events that have shaped the national heritage for more than 200 years.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Marine Band Jazz Orchestra

[August 23, 2002]

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Ody-Gasy is a Baltimore-Washington-based group comprised of talented musicians, singers, and dancers from Madagascar.

Featured Artist(s): Ody-Gasy

[August 22, 2002]

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David Jacobs-Strain is just 18, yet his reputation for raw, soulful vocals, original songwriting, and steel string guitar artistry, has made him one of the best young blues artists in America.

Featured Artist(s): David Jacobs-Strain

[August 21, 2002]

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Solazo offers a mix of Latin music that includes traditional Andean sounds combined with folk and dance music.

Featured Artist(s): Solazo

[August 20, 2002]

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Sondheim Celebration Mary Jayne Raleigh is appearing in Merrily We Roll Along. She performs the cabaret show ‘What I Know’, with Jay Crowder.

Featured Artist(s): Mary Jayne Raleigh

[August 18, 2002]

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Sondheim Celebration Michael Cerveris is appearing in Passion. He and his band present an evening of heartfelt rock and dark-edged ballads, including songs from his new project, hellbaby. SONDHEIM CELEBRATION

Featured Artist(s): Michael Cerveris

[August 17, 2002]

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David Massengill is ‘one of the most talented young singer-songwriters of the Village-based circle. He’s a respected cult figure whose songs are serious and idiosyncratic’ New York Times

Featured Artist(s): David Massengill

[August 16, 2002]

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Russian duo Anna Ouspenskaya (piano) and Igor Zubkovsky (cello) play a program of Beethoven.

Featured Artist(s): Igor Zubovsky

[August 15, 2002]

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The Kennedy Center/Department of State Jazz Ambassadors present a Louis Armstrong program, recently performed on a Far East tour to celebrate Satchmo’s 100th birthday. DEPARTMENT OF STATE JAZZ AMBASSADORS

Featured Artist(s): Baum, Wessel, and Harris

[August 14, 2002]

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Mark Dvorak is a folk singer’s folk singer, who follows in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly and Big Bill Broonzy. His warm and engaging style can make an old favorite sound new, and a new song sound familiar.

Featured Artist(s): Mark Dvorak

[August 13, 2002]

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Sondheim Celebration Christy Baron is appearing in Company. Accompanied by piano, bass and drums, she performs jazz standards and new songs written with David Fink. SONDHEIM CELEBRATION

Featured Artist(s): Christy Baron

[August 12, 2002]

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Sondheim Celebration Judy Kuhn is appearing in Passion. Accompanied by piano, bass and drums, her set list ranges from Rogers & Hart and Kurt Weill to Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell. SONDHEIM CELEBRATION

Featured Artist(s): Judy Kuhn

[August 11, 2002]

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Deluxe Vaudville Orchestra has been described as having ‘one foot in the 30s and one foot on Mars’. Their eclectic blend of music – tangos, rancheras and American standards – is interspersed with specialty acts for all the family.

Featured Artist(s): Deluxe Vaudville Orchestra

[August 10, 2002]

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Homer Avila has performed with Twyla Tharp, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and Mark Morris. Challenging challenges, he presents work created in the year since losing his leg to cancer, including the premiere of a duet with Andrea Flores.

Featured Artist(s): Homer Avila

[August 9, 2002]

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The Moonlighters specialize in the west coast ‘jump blues’ and ensemble-based Chicago blues of the 50s, a style that is widely regarded as the cornerstone of American vernacular music.

Featured Artist(s): The Moonlighters

[August 8, 2002]

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The Sea Chanters are the 19-voice chorus of the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC. Their repertoire includes traditional choral music, sea chanties and songs from the Broadway music book.

Featured Artist(s): The Sea Chanters

[August 7, 2002]

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Venezuelan pianist, Carlos César Rodríguez is recognized for his mastery of the European classical repertoire, as well as the music of his native continent.

Featured Artist(s): Carlos Cesar Rodriguez

[August 6, 2002]

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Writers’ Night Singer/guitarist, Bob Hillman’s work ranges from the gently political to the wildly romantic. And Randall Bramblett and his band play roots rock that features Southern songs of class and craft. WRITER'S NIGHT

Featured Artist(s): Randall Bramblett

[August 5, 2002]

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Annie Sidley Band perform soul-stirring ballads and adrenaline-soaked dance tracks. ‘Delicious music… sophisticated compositions that show off what can only be called a gorgeous voice’ Washington Times

Featured Artist(s): Annie Sidley Band

[August 4, 2002]

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Julio Almeida is an award-winning classical guitarist from Ecuador, who has played as a soloist and with ensembles around the world. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Ecuador.

Featured Artist(s): Julio Almeida

[August 3, 2002]

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Original Dixieland Jazz Band recorded their first hit in 1917. Now, Jimmy LaRocca, son of the original bandleader, and a fine ensemble of New Orleans musicians, play jazz festivals around the world.

Featured Artist(s): Original Dixieland Jazz Band

[August 2, 2002]

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Atlas Soul are a Boston-based 6-piece whose Afro-Mediterranean inspired music blends funk grooves with passionate vocals, polyrhythmic percussion breaks with trancy guitar and sax melodies.

Featured Artist(s): Atlas Soul

[August 1, 2002]

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Sonic Circuits showcase the latest artistic uses of technology. From the commercial to the classical, arcane to mundane, for techies and neophytes alike, their music and video art promises something for everyone.

Featured Artist(s): Sonic Circuits

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