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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: August 2004

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[August 31, 2004]

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Jeunes Agape, a young person’s choral group from Trinidad under the direction of Lois HY Lewis, celebrates the 42nd anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago’s independence.

Featured Artist(s): Jeunes Agape

[August 30, 2004]

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Trombonist Christopher Branagan, who has performed with the Mid-Texas Symphony Orchestra, performs with the King William Brass Quintet, a San Antonio-based music ensemble that performs throughout South Texas.

Featured Artist(s): King William Brass Quintet

[August 29, 2004]

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Fred Yonnet, a French-born harmonica virtuoso, fuses blues, jazz, country, reggae, gospel, hip-hop, and classical music in his entertaining performance.

Featured Artist(s): Frédéric Yonnet

[August 28, 2004]

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The Krüger Brothers, a trio from Switzerland, have been performing bluegrass and American folk music in the U.S. since 1997 and are now based in North Carolina.

Featured Artist(s): Krüger Brothers

[August 27, 2004]

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The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington presents Icon 04 in which local youth display their talents on stage, in addition to receiving awards and scholarships for school.

Featured Artist(s): ICON ’04 Talent Search Finals

[August 26, 2004]

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Uncle Earl performs Americana or Roots Music, with inspiration drawn from the string bands of Southern Appalachia. Members include Rayna Gellert, Abby Washburn, KC Groves, and Kristin Andreassen.

Featured Artist(s): Uncle Earl

[August 25, 2004]

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Almost Recess, an a cappella quintet from the D.C. area, dazzles audiences with their ability to create the sound of a band using only their voices.

Featured Artist(s): Almost Recess

[August 24, 2004]

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Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris, who appeared in Passion during the Sondheim Celebration, returns to the Millennium Stage with his cabaret act.

Featured Artist(s): Michael Cerveris

[August 23, 2004]

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Actress Kathy Randels performs her one-woman homage to Tennessee Williams: To Flee, Flee This Sad Hotel, mixing Williams' memoirs with his scripts.

Featured Artist(s): Kathy Randels

[August 22, 2004]

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Tony Ellis, a five-time recipient of composition awards from the American Society of Composers and Publishers, fuses Bluegrass and old-time string band traditions into his fiddle and two-finger style of playing banjo.

Featured Artist(s): Tony Ellis

[August 21, 2004]

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Kevin Enoch has been constructing and playing the banjo since the 1980's. He and the Hoover Uprights, which include Bill Schmidt, Kate Brett, and John Schwabb, perform at many music festivals and dances in the Clawhammer playing style.

Featured Artist(s): The Hoover Uprights

[August 20, 2004]

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Tony Trischka, one of the world's most innovative banjo players with a career spanning 30 years, fuses bluegrass, jazz, rock and classical music.

Featured Artist(s): Tony Trischka

[August 19, 2004]

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Bertell Knox Group, a jazz combo of piano, string bass, and saxophone, led by seasoned drummer Bertell Knox, performs a Tribute to the 100th Birthday of Count Basie.

Featured Artist(s): Bertell Knox Group

[August 18, 2004]

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Phong Nguyen, an NEA National Heritage Fellow, performs Vietnamese theater music, sings a large repertoire of dan ca (rural folksongs), and is a master of tai tu music, a formal musical tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Phong Nguyen

[August 17, 2004]

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Roseanna Vitro and her Trio (vocalist Roaeanna Vitro; pianist, saxophonist and vocalist Joe Elefante; drummer Tim Horner; bassist Dean Johnson) highlighting vocal jazz, kicks off its Kennedy Center / Department of State Jazz Ambassadors tour to Central Europe and the Balkans.

Featured Artist(s): Roseanna Vitro and her Trio

[August 16, 2004]

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Students from the Washington National Opera Camp for Kids present recital pieces on the Millennium Stage.

Featured Artist(s): Washington Opera Camp for Kids

[August 15, 2004]

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The Rowan Brothers, the modern day Everly Brothers with a splash of bluegrass, have performed with such artists as James Taylor, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Alison Krauss, and appeared on NPR's Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.

Featured Artist(s): Rowan Brothers

[August 14, 2004]

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The Jensen/Abshire/Cecil Collective, led by Jensen, retired lead trombonist with the U.S. Navy Commodores, play great tunes from the American songbook with band mates Hod O'Brien on piano and bassist Steve Gilmore.

Featured Artist(s): Tommy Cecil

[August 13, 2004]

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Comedians Michael Aronin and Brett Leake offer humor as a way to break down barriers, leaving audiences laughing and learning.

Featured Artist(s): Brett Leake

[August 12, 2004]

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Ellis Hall, virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, has performed and recorded with top artists such as Ray Charles and Kenny G., and has appeared on the soundtracks of such films as Chicken Run and Catch Me If You Can.

Featured Artist(s): Ellis Hall

[August 11, 2004]

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Squeeze Bayou, a Cajun sextet, alternates Cajun two-steps and waltzes with the drums, bass, guitar, accordion, triangle and fiddle.

Featured Artist(s): Squeeze Bayou

[August 10, 2004]

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Chicago Jazz Quartet (pianist Benjamin Lewis; vocalist Matt Lewis; bassist Lorin Cohen; drummer Michael Raynor) highlighting vocal jazz, kicks off its Kennedy Center / Department of State Jazz Ambassadors tour to East Asia.

Featured Artist(s): Chicago Jazz Quartet

[August 9, 2004]

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The Craig Fraedrich Quintet, led by hard bop to post-bop trumpeter Craig Fraedrich, performs jazz standards and straight-ahead Fraedrich originals.

Featured Artist(s): Craig Fraedrich Quintet

[August 8, 2004]

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Celliolapia performs an eclectic blend of avant garde sound that includes electro-acoustic and mainstream jazz for viola, cello and piano by composers Tom Flaherty and Frank Stemper. Members include Cynthia Fogg, Tom Flaherty, and Frank Stemper.

Featured Artist(s): Celliolapia

[August 7, 2004]

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Afro-Bop Alliance, a Latin jazz ensemble from Annapolis made up of horns, congas, timbales, bongos, and bells, play compositions in Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles.

Featured Artist(s): Afro Bop Alliance

[August 6, 2004]

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Marcus Johnson, a self-taught keyboardist who blends contemporary jazz and hip-hop rhythms, releases his latest album Just Doing What I Do (Three Keys).

Featured Artist(s): Marcus Johnson

[August 5, 2004]

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Fredericksburg, Virginia native Anousheh Khalili brings her piano stylings and socially aware lyrics to the stage. Arlington, Virginia native Leah Morgan, Pianist, guitarist, and singer, blends her gentle voice with a mix of electronica and guitar.

Featured Artist(s): Leah Morgan

[August 4, 2004]

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Summer Swing Fling Big Band is a big band group of high school and college students associated with the Philadelphia School of Arts.

Featured Artist(s): Summer Swing Fling Big Band

[August 3, 2004]

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Amilia K. Spicer, pianist, singer, and composer, has shared the stage with Dar Williams, Bill Morrissey, Vance Gilbert, Martin Sexton, Dan Bern.

Featured Artist(s): Amilia K Spicer

[August 2, 2004]

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Actor Jeremy Lawrence performs his one-man show Talking Tennessee, a look at one of America's most witty and influential playwrights, collected from Williams' occasional writings in newspapers, magazines, and on record jackets.

Featured Artist(s): Jeremy Lawrence

[August 1, 2004]

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The Stingers ATX, from Austin, perform their own modern hybrid of Jamaican rocksteady/ska and classic American doo-wop soul. Members include vocalist/keyboardist Brent Baldwin, bassist Adam Hill, vocalist Miguel Harvey, vocalist/guitarist Johnny Meyers, drummer/vocalist Pat Kelly, and trombonist Wayne Meyers.

Featured Artist(s): The Stingers ATX

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