Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: August 2003
August 31, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceTheater & Play from The Page to Stage New Play Festival: TBAThe Kennedy Center hosts more than 30 D.C. area theater companies in a series of free readings, open rehearsals and panel discussions about plays and musicals. Audiences will get a first look at work being developed for Washington premieres in the upcoming season.
Featured Artist(s): Theater of the First Amendment
August 30, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceRobin Bullock, an award-winning Celtic/American multi-instrumental virtuoso performs on 6- and 12-string guitars, cittern, mandolin, piano and bass guitar.
Featured Artist(s): Robin Bullock
August 29, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceSons of the Never Wrong, a folk trio (Bruce Roper, Deborah Lader, and Sue Demel) from Chicago performs original “turbo-charged folk music” with a crafty blend of vocals.
Featured Artist(s): Sons of the Never Wrong
August 28, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceAs part of Georgetown University’s “Let Freedom Ring” initiative, Georgetown and the Kennedy Center will host an evening of reflections and music celebrating the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I Have A Dream” speech, featuring actor and activist Ossie Davis and Georgetown student leaders, with music by the Metropolitan Baptist Music Ministry and Georgetown University Gospel Choir.
Featured Artist(s): Metropolitan Baptist Music Ministry
August 27, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceThe Washington Opera Insight Series: This lecture/performance series introduces audiences to the operas performed by The Washington Opera in 2003-2004. Join Michelle Krisel and artists from The Washington Opera's Young Artist Program of the Americas to experience Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus.
Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights
August 26, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceJazzísimo –Virginia Mayhew, tenor saxophone; Allison Miller, drums; Harvie S, bass; and Daniel Kelly, keyboards. This Kennedy Center-Department of State Jazz Ambassador ensemble performs Latin Jazz as a kick off to touring Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos, India, and Bangladesh. Kennedy Center-Department of State Jazz Ambassador
Featured Artist(s): Jazzísimo
August 25, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceThe Moonlighters, one of Washington’s best loved groups, specialize in West Coast “jump blues” and ensemble-based Chicago blues of the 1950s.
Featured Artist(s): The Moonlighters
August 23, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceRobert Lighthouse, originally from Sweden, is a popular D.C. area blues man, who began performing on the streets as a one-man band. He mixes traditional Chicago and Memphis blues with music by Jimmy Hendrix.
Featured Artist(s): Robert Lighthouse
August 22, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceHokum Jazz, whose members, JC Veve (vocals, guitar) and Esther Haynes (vocals, banjo, guitar), perform vintage blues, jazz and swing from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.
Featured Artist(s): Hokum Jazz
August 21, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceThe Daryl Davis Group is led by Davis who succeeded Pinetop Perkins as pianist/vocalist in Muddy Waters’ Legendary Blues Band. Davis has appeared with such top artists and ensembles as Chuck Berry, Presley’s Jordanaires and The Coasters.
Featured Artist(s): Daryl Davis Group
August 20, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceRobert Turner and The Silver Heart Gospel Singers are an outstanding African American ensemble founded 42 years ago in Indianapolis, Indiana. An area institution, the group performs constantly in churches and for special events throughout central Indiana.
Featured Artist(s): Robert Turner and The Silver Heart Gospel Singers
August 19, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceThe Rick Whitehead Trio includes guitarist Whitehead, and two former members of the late Danny Gatton Band, drummer Barry Hart and bassist John Preveti. Whitehead has played with such artists as Sarah Vaughan, Billy Taylor, Louis Bellson, Della Reese, and Doc Severinson, The trio will perform music from their first CD, Live in Captivity.
Featured Artist(s): Rick Whitehead Trio
August 18, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceWashington Opera Camp for Kids, part of The Washington Opera’s Education and Community Programs, presents The Thunder of Horses, an opera for young people. It will be performed by camp participants, who studied vocal techniques, acting and stagecraft.
Featured Artist(s): Washington Opera Camp for Kids
August 17, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceThe Wammie Award-winning Linwood Taylor Band, led by blues man Taylor for more than a decade, plays a repertoire that appeals to a broad audience.
Featured Artist(s): Linwood Taylor Band
August 16, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceSinger/songwriter Otis Taylor, winner of a Handy Award for Best New Artist of the Year, performs minimalist blues from his recent CD Respect the Dead. His band features Kenny Passarelli (lead vocals), Eddie Turner (lead guitar), Cassie Taylor (backup vocals).
Featured Artist(s): Otis Taylor
August 15, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceWarner Williams and Jay Summerour, a Piedmont blues duo, perform traditional blues selected from their latest recording, Little Bit of Blues.
Featured Artist(s): Warner Williams and Jay Summerour
August 14, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceLast Train Home, led by Eric Brace, plays the best of bluegrass, including the hit song for which it is named, Last Train Home.
Featured Artist(s): Last Train Home
August 13, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceThe Steven Abshire Quartet, led by jazz guitarist Abshire, received a 4.5 star rating from Down Beat Magazine for their first recording. Abshire has played with such artists as Charlie Byrd, Keter Betts, Marian McPartland, Della Reese, and Rosemary Clooney.
Featured Artist(s): Steven Abshire
August 12, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceThe Melanie Mason Band, led by the young singer/songwriter/guitarist, performs blues- rock with bassist Sam Goodall, drummer Eltorro Gamble, and keyboardist Gary Gilpin.
Featured Artist(s): The Melanie Mason Band
August 11, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceStudents from the Washington Opera Institute for Young Singers present recital pieces on the Millennium Stage.
Featured Artist(s): The Washington Opera: Opera Institute for Young Singers
August 10, 2003 - Watch this PerformancePerforming classic jazz standards of the 30s, 40s, and 50s, The Greg Harrison Jazz Group celebrates the songs of the big bands and New Orleans.
Featured Artist(s): The Greg Harrison Jazz Band
August 9, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceBruce Ewan and the Solid Senders, the internationally known band led by harmonica virtuoso Ewan, perform in the blues tradition.
Featured Artist(s): Bruce Ewan
August 8, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceThe Waybacks, a five-piece acoustic band, performs bluegrass music influenced by folk, blues and jazz.
Featured Artist(s): The Waybacks
August 7, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceRaul Midon performs original music for voice and guitar. Midon’s credits include work with Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Alejandro Sans, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Julio Iglesias and Jose Feliciano.
Featured Artist(s): Raul Midón
August 6, 2003 - Watch this PerformancePeter Cook, an internationally known Deaf performing artist, showcases his original stories with versatility by incorporating pantomime, acting, and movement in an innovative style told in American Sign Language.
Featured Artist(s): Peter Cook
August 5, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceThe Cottars, who range in age from 13 to 16 years old, comprise Cape Breton’s youngest Celtic band of fiddle, keyboards, guitars, tin whistles, and bodhran. They perform a variety of driving instrumentals, as well as slow airs.
Featured Artist(s): The Cottars
August 4, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceSteveSongs, singer/songwriter and a charming newcomer to the children’s music scene, Steve Roslonek performs a blend of melodic, participatory songs with clever stories.
Featured Artist(s): SteveSongs - Steve Roslonek
August 3, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceGunnar Madsen, a songwriter, composer and performer, weaves elements of storytelling and theatricality with classical, pop, and children’s music.
Featured Artist(s): Gunnar Madsen
August 2, 2003 - Watch this PerformanceJohn McCutcheon, a five-time Grammy Award-nominee, performs “family music” on guitar and a variety of other stringed instruments.
Featured Artist(s): John McCutcheon