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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: September 2003

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[September 30, 2003]

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The Adam Klipple Quartet, performing Latin jazz, kicks off its Kennedy Center / Department of State Jazz Ambassador’s tour to Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova. Kennedy Center - Department of State Jazz Ambassador

Featured Artist(s): Adam Klipple Quartet

[September 29, 2003]

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Gam Rose, vocalist, with pianist Steve Ackert, will include a multiplicity of song styles in his program, from traditional art songs and arias to songs made popular by modern Balladeers like Frank Sinatra.

Featured Artist(s): Gam Rose

[September 28, 2003]

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Hasta los Huesos – animator Rene Castillo’s (whose work was also featured in Frida) heartfelt celebration of death from a distinctly Mexican perspective, followed by a performance by Mariachi Los Amigos and discussion with experts on Mexican cultural traditions.

Featured Artist(s): Mariachi Los Amigos

[September 27, 2003]

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The Tosheff Piano Duo consists of pianists Ilia Tosheff and Velislava Stoyanova, both born in Bulgaria. The Duo has won three first prizes and two grand prizes at duo competitions worldwide and is recognized as one of Europe’s leading piano teams. Tosheff and Stoyanova are now in residence at the University of Southern California and record for Warner Bros./Los Angeles.

Featured Artist(s): The Tosheff Piano Duo

[September 26, 2003]

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Salsa Caliente – a documentary by Claudia Lowenstein about the passion for dance and love of music, followed by dancing to the salsa sounds of Ed Ortiz y su Orquestra la Romana.

Featured Artist(s): Edwin Ortiz and Orquesta la Romana

[September 25, 2003]

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Lama Lo! presents a new view of Jewish folklore using a combination of traditional klezmer and freilaches styles with elements of jazz, classical and modern Israeli music.

Featured Artist(s): Lama Lo!

[September 24, 2003]

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Christopher Linman and his band perform jazz and original compositions. Linman is a classically trained pianist well known for his performances in the Washington, D.C. area.

Featured Artist(s): Christopher Linman

[September 23, 2003]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) presents ICON ’03, BGCGW’s very own version of “American Idol.” Local Club kids have competed against their peers and have made it to the finals! Five "ICONs" will be selected at this performance to receive scholarship money, "The Star Treatment" and the opportunity to perform live at The Women's Leadership Group's 4th Annual Benefit, October 15, 2003 at The Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC to benefit local Boys & Girls Clubs.

Featured Artist(s): ICON ’03 Talent Search Finals

[September 22, 2003]

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Omar Bashir, the “Prince of Oud,” plays traditional Iraqi music mixed with jazz-like improvisations. Bashir has played all over the world, from Ankara to Zemplen (Hungary), and has taught in Baghdad and Budapest.
Presented in cooperation with the Middle EastInstitute.

Featured Artist(s): Omar Bashir

[September 21, 2003]

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National Heritage Awards fellow Manoochehr Sadeghi performs Persian music on the santur (Persian hammered dulcimer). The National Endowment for the Arts established the National Heritage Awards to honor American folk artists for their contributions to our national cultural mosaic.

Featured Artist(s): Manoochehr Sadeghi

[September 20, 2003]

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Bilingual vocalist and National Heritage Awards fellow Carmen Cristina Moreno blends traditional Mexican and contemporary American influences. The National Endowment for the Arts established the National Heritage Awards to honor American folk artists fortheir contributions to our national cultural mosaic.

Featured Artist(s): Carmencristina Moreno

[September 17, 2003]

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Boris Willis and his company, Boris Willis Moves, will work with documentary filmmaker Todd Clark, playwright Lara Naughton and composer Jeffrey Mumford to create The Grey Album, a technologically sophisticated and emotionally charged work based on photographer K.C. Bailey’s “The Grey Album” and Willis’ own biracialexperiences. (Kinespheres series - Local Dance Commissioning Project)


Featured Artist(s): Boris Willis Moves

[September 16, 2003]

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Scottish Ceilidh by the Old Blind Dogs brings traditional Scottish ceilidh dancing into the 21st century. The Dogs add dynamic percussion and blues-driven harmonica to traditional instrumentation, enhancing delicately phrased Scottish song melodies.(Hemispheres series)


Featured Artist(s): Old Blind Dogs

[September 15, 2003]

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Laurel Victoria Gray’s newly choreographed program-length suite of 14 dances, Egypta: Myth, Magic, and Mystery, is named after Ruth St. Denis’ eponymous work. This story of ancient Egypt focuses on its women from birth to death. Grey’sBethesda, Maryland-based Silk Road Dance Company performs. (Kinespheres series LCDP)


Featured Artist(s): Silk Road Dance Company

[September 14, 2003]

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Laurel Victoria Gray’s newly choreographed program-length suite of 14 dances, Egypta: Myth, Magic, and Mystery, is named after Ruth St. Denis’ eponymous work. This story of ancient Egypt focuses on its women from birth to death. Grey’sBethesda, Maryland-based Silk Road Dance Company performs. (Kinespheres series LCDP)


Featured Artist(s): Silk Road Dance Company

[September 13, 2003]

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Daniel Lapp pushes the limits of music as he fuses jazz, folk, and electronica to bridge the gap between loop-based DJ culture and live improvisation. (Atmospheres series)


Featured Artist(s): Daniel Lapp

[September 12, 2003]

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Jason Hartley has created How it Happens, a work that portrays personality and character as shown by an individual within a group, without overshadowing the group’s sense of unity. It is to be performed by dancers from The Washington Ballet. Also on the program will be Cipher, a new work created by special guest choreographer and former Local Dance Commissioning Project recipient Ed Tyler.
(Kinespheres series LCDP)


Featured Artist(s): The Washington Ballet

[September 11, 2003]

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Jason Hartley has created How it Happens, a work that portrays personality and character as shown by an individual within a group, without overshadowing the group’s sense of unity. It is to be performed by dancers from The Washington Ballet. Also on the program will be Cipher, a new work created by special guest choreographer and former Local Dance Commissioning Project recipient Ed Tyler.
(Kinespheres series LCDP)


Featured Artist(s): The Washington Ballet

[September 10, 2003]

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Freddie Bryant & Kaleidoscope kick off their Kennedy Center / Department of State Jazz Ambassador’s Fall 2003 Tour to Eurasia and the Caucuses. The group’s unique sound combines an eclectic blend of world rhythms with jazz, utilizing the unusual combination of violin, bass, and nylon and 12 string guitars. Kennedy Center - Department of State Jazz Ambassador

Featured Artist(s): Freddie Bryant & Kaleidoscope

[September 9, 2003]

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Gafieira by Cliff Korman’s Gafieira Dance Club brings the diverse harmonic sounds of Brazilian music from the working class dance halls of Rio de Janeiro.Dance teachers Sonia Pessoa and Marcus Brandao of Sambarts. (Hemispheres series)


Featured Artist(s): Gafieira Dance

[September 8, 2003]

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Baião by Forro in the Dark, a northeastern Brazilian dance band, blends hard driving forro rhythms with melodies from northeastern Brazil. The traditional, instrumental musical form baião is based on ancient European ballroom figure dances. Dance teachers Sonia Pessoa and Marcus Brandao of Sambarts. (Hemispheres series)


Featured Artist(s): Forro in the Dark

[September 7, 2003]

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Shemekia Copeland, Grammy© Award-nominated vocalist and daughter of blues legend Johnny Copeland, merges blues and soul with rock and roll. Kennedy Center Open House Arts Festival:
Celebrating the Year of the Blues


Featured Artist(s): Shemekia Copeland

[September 6, 2003]

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Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, an innovative instrumental music group comprised of two keyboardists, guitar, saxophone and electronic percussion, fuses rock, classical, minimalism, punk, and free-form invention that “sounds like a party in a Cubistroadhouse” (The New York Times). (Atmospheres series)


Featured Artist(s): Birdsongs of the Mesozoic

[September 5, 2003]

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edgEnsemble, founded by composer Steve Antosca and pianist Laurie Hudicek, includes pianist Jeffery Watson, flutist David Whiteside, and percussionist Tom Teasley. Based in Washington, D.C., the group performs the newest works in the field of music and technology, such as music for percussion and computer, as well ascontemporary American music classics. (Atmospheres series)


Featured Artist(s): edgEnsemble

[September 4, 2003]

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Sonic Circuits showcases the latest uses of technology in music and video art – from the commercial to the classical and the arcane to the mundane – for “techies” andneophytes alike. (Atmospheres series)


Featured Artist(s): Sonic Circuits

[September 3, 2003]

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Polka by Brave Combo, a Grammy© Award-winning polka band from Denton, Texas, combines domestic and exotic dance rhythms into what Billboard calls "world-wise, unclassifiable music." (Hemispheres series)


Featured Artist(s): Brave Combo

[September 2, 2003]

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Swedish Dance by Hoven Droven from Jamtland, Sweden, features a dueling violin and electric guitar – backed by saxophone, drums, percussion and bass – performing aunique blend of traditional folk and hard rock. (Hemispheres series)


Featured Artist(s): Hoven Droven

[September 1, 2003]

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Signature Theatre performs Just Because


Featured Artist(s): Signature Theatre

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