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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: August 2008

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[August 31, 2008]

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Adventure Theatre presents Harold and the Purple Crayon, a kid-friendly musical about a hero conquering the world with his oversized purple crayon, which is based on the book by Crockett Johnson.

Featured Artist(s): Page to Stage

[August 30, 2008]

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Presented in association with the Source Festival, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville presents Match Games, directed by Michael Bigelow Dixon and curated by Amy Wegener. The play celebrates the 15th Anniversary of ATL’s Ten-Minute Play Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Page to Stage

[August 29, 2008]

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The 5-octave handbell ensemble of Towson Presbyterian Church performs both sacred and secular music.

Featured Artist(s): The Chancel Handbell Choir

[August 28, 2008]

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Led by the former Yugoslav pop artist, the orchestra blends traditional music, a cappella songs, and ethno grooves.

Featured Artist(s): Bilja Krstic and Bistrik Orchestra

[August 27, 2008]

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Conductor Ricardo Bernardes directs the ensemble in 1808 – 2008: 200 Years of the Music in the Brazilian Court of D. João VI, commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of the creation of the Royal Chapel of Rio de Janeiro and the opening of the Royal Opera Theater. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil.

Featured Artist(s): Americantiga

[August 26, 2008]

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A double lecture on Verdi's La Traviata, a story of love and loss, and Bizet's The Pearl Fishers, centered on a priestess’s prayers of protection.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[August 25, 2008]

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After studying at London’s Royal Academy of Music and performing around the world, this renowned organist now plays on the Kennedy Center’s Filene organ. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Richard Pilliner

[August 24, 2008]

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Violinist James Alexander and pianist Luciana Soares, artists in residence at Nicholls State University, perform works by Leopoldo Miguez, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Liduino Pitombeira. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil and Musica no Museu.

Featured Artist(s): Alexander-Soares Duo

[August 23, 2008]

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Musicians Charo Bogarín and Diego Pérez perform in Spanish and traditional Toba chants, combining instruments and electronica. Presented in cooperation with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Featured Artist(s): Tonolec

[August 22, 2008]

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The pianist performs Brazilian Culture: Heitor Villa-Lobos and Ernesto Nazareth, a program featuring the works of the well-known Brazilian composers and pianists, known for their folk and Choro compositions. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil and Musica no Museu.

Featured Artist(s): Paulo Steinberg

[August 21, 2008]

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The Boston Globe calls this singer and violinist “the most gifted and promising songwriter to emerge from the Boston folk scene in years.”

Featured Artist(s): Jake Armerding

[August 20, 2008]

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This Las Vegas–based Hawaiian folk artist captivates audiences with his slack key guitar prowess and his unmistakably Hawaiian falsetto style of singing – leo ki ‘eki ‘e. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.

Featured Artist(s): Gary Haleamau

[August 19, 2008]

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Senior Chief Musician Philip M. Burlin leads this naval jazz band in the best of jazz and popular music.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Navy Commodores

[August 18, 2008]

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Having performed with the Emerson and Guarneri quartets, cellist Amy Leung joins pianist Naoko Tako, a regular performer with noted ensembles such as the Smithsonian Chamber Players.

Featured Artist(s): Naoko Takao

[August 17, 2008]

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Washington metropolitan-area youth take part in this choir committed to gospel music programming.

Featured Artist(s): WPAS Children of the Gospel Choir

[August 16, 2008]

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Professor of music at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, this pianist has performed with legendary artists such as B.B. King, Sonny Stitt, Chuck Berry, and others.

Featured Artist(s): Charles Covington Jr.

[August 15, 2008]

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Presenting the finest in country music since its formation in 1993, this group has firmly established itself in the Washington-area music scene and beyond.

Featured Artist(s): The U.S. Air Force Band Silver Wings

[August 14, 2008]

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This versatile musician’s eclectic style incorporates classical, jazz, opera, gypsy, and Broadway, while his other talents include a proficiency in a range of instruments and a passion for composing, arranging, and conducting.

Featured Artist(s): Joshua Coyne

[August 13, 2008]

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With the ability to move between bluegrass, newgrass, and rock n’ roll, the band has become one of the most significant voices in acoustic music over the past 30 years.

Featured Artist(s): The John Cowan Band

[August 12, 2008]

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Violinist Michelle Kim and pianist Anna Ouspenskaya join to perform Mozart’s Violin Sonata in A K. 526 and Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in G.

Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

[August 11, 2008]

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Providing the musical backdrop for many of the country’s most notable events, the group performs its unique jazz style.

Featured Artist(s): The U.S. Army Strings

[August 10, 2008]

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From bossa nova and jazz, to Brazilian popular music and R&B, this singer has been performing throughout the New York music scene. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Brazil.

Featured Artist(s): Vanessa Falabella

[August 9, 2008]

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Nominated for several Native American Music Awards, this guitarist and singer/songwriter performs in his Native Rock style. Presented in cooperation with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Featured Artist(s): Tonemah

[August 8, 2008]

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Acclaimed jazz pianist and vocalist Deanna Witkowski leads this trio, fusing jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and sacred music.

Featured Artist(s): Deanna Witkowski Trio

[August 7, 2008]

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Pianist Harry Appleman, tenor saxophonist Luis Hernandez, drummer Joe McCarthy, and bassist Mike Pope heat things up with original Latin jazz.

Featured Artist(s): Threeology

[August 6, 2008]

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Baltimore-based guitarist David Glaser delivers his new folk and roots rock charm, while 2008 Wildflower Singer/Songwriter Contest winner Bob Sima shares music from his first solo CD, Pour it On.

Featured Artist(s): Bob Sima

[August 5, 2008]

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Chief Master Sergeant Dudley Hinote leads the U.S. Air Force’s premier jazz ensemble, continuing an innovative tradition over five decades old.

Featured Artist(s): The Airmen of Note

[August 4, 2008]

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The jazz ensemble of the U.S. Naval Academy Band, this group plays big band repertoire from early classics to original contemporary arrangements.

Featured Artist(s): The Next Wave

[August 3, 2008]

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Having grown up in the backstage of opera houses, this up-and-coming vocalist’s “avant-pop” style has been compared to Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, and Freddie Mercury.

Featured Artist(s): Mario Spinetti

[August 2, 2008]

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The brass ensemble joins forces with a rhythm section.

Featured Artist(s): Tuba Euphonium Quartet of the U.S. Marine Corps

[August 1, 2008]

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This big band, comprised of top high school and college musicians from the greater Philadelphia and New Jersey areas, recently entertained crowds in Italy.

Featured Artist(s): The Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra

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