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[September 30, 2006]

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Asia in Legends uses dance to convey the many heritages, traditions, and histories of the different countries that make up Asia. DC COMMISSION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES PRESENTS NEW DANCE WORKS

Featured Artist(s): Dance DC Festival

[September 29, 2006]

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Enjoy an evening highlighting the passion of the tango to the percussive rhythms innate in tap, South African Gumboot Dance, and West African drumming. DC COMMISSION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES PRESENTS NEW DANCE WORKS

Featured Artist(s): Dance DC Festival

[September 28, 2006]

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Czechomor and special guest Lenka Dusilova explore the wedding dances and folk songs of the Czech Republic, combining violin, cello, and guitar with accordion and occasionally Czech bagpipe.

Featured Artist(s): Czechomor

[September 27, 2006]

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Blending traditional Spanish with modern dance, this group captivates audiences with dances ranging from the fiery flamenco of Andalusia to the spirited folk dances of Aragon.



Featured Artist(s): Ziva's Spanish Dance

[September 26, 2006]

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The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington presents Icon 06, in which local youth display their talents on stage and receive awards and scholarships for school.

Featured Artist(s): Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

[September 25, 2006]

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The WNO Insight Lecture Series discusses and performs excerpts from Nicholas Maw’s Sophie’s Choice, based William Styron’s heart-wrenching novel. The opera is about a Polish immigrant and former prisoner in Auschwitz who now lives in post–World War II Brooklyn with her two lovers, Nathan and Stingo.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[September 24, 2006]

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Brazilian singer Cibelle, whether singing in Portuguese or English, takes audiences on a sonic journey through bossa nova, electronic music, soul, and jazz.

Featured Artist(s): Cibelle

[September 23, 2006]

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From Charlottesville, Virginia, Old School Freight Train combines thought-provoking lyrics with captivating melodies, soulful vocals, and imaginative arrangements, blending bluegrass, jazz, Latin, and Celtic music.

Featured Artist(s): Old School Freight Train

[September 22, 2006]

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Helanius J. Wilkins and EDGEWORKS Dance Theater perform Cold Case, a dance work exploring issues of race and representation through the eyes of black men. LOCAL DANCE COMMISSIONING PROJECT

Featured Artist(s): Edgeworks Dance Theater

[September 21, 2006]

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Helanius J. Wilkins and EDGEWORKS Dance Theater perform Cold Case, a dance work exploring issues of race and representation through the eyes of black men. LOCAL DANCE COMMISSIONING PROJECT

Featured Artist(s): Edgeworks Dance Theater

[September 20, 2006]

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Classika Theater performs The Magical Balloon, which tells the story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk of tricks and toys, as expressed through masks, pantomime, unique choreography, and audience participation.

Featured Artist(s): Classika Theater

[September 19, 2006]

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Finnish-Swedish band Gjallarhorn—consisting of singer and fiddler Jenny Wilhelms; Christopher Öhman on viola, fiddle, mandola, and backing vocals; percussionist David Lillkvist; and Tommi Mansikka-Aho on didgeridoo—create strong melodies in their roots-based Nordic folk rock. ON DEMAND AVAILABILITY PENDING.

Featured Artist(s): Gjallarhorn

[September 18, 2006]

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Blues pianist and vocalist Henry Gray—a Louisiana native—has performed at virtually every New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival. He was nominated for a Grammy Award® in 1998 for A Tribute to Howlin’ Wolf, for whom he played piano for many years. 2006 NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE AWARD RECIPIENT

Featured Artist(s): Henry Gray

[September 17, 2006]

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The Tremé Brass Band brings a fresh exuberance to New Orleans jazz by mixing elements of funk, soul, and modern jazz to the delight of all listeners. 2006 NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE AWARD RECIPIENT

Featured Artist(s): Tremé Brass Band

[September 16, 2006]

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Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for Nanci Griffith, hailed by Rolling Stone as “the Queen of Folkabilly.” The Grammy Award®–winning singer/songwriter brings together folk and country in such classics as “Gulf Coast Highway.” Click here for more information on other Open House Arts Festival events. OUTDOORS ON THE SOUTH PLAZA – PART OF THE 22ND ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE ARTS FESTIVAL

Featured Artist(s): Nanci Griffith

[September 15, 2006]

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Asha Vattikuti, who specializes in Kathak-a classical dance style of Northern India-presents Gul-E-Bakawali, the story of Prince Taj-Ul-Muluk and the fairy Princess Bakawali. Collaborators Lori Clark, Laurel Victoria Gray and Silk Road Dance Company perform the Middle Eastern dances. LOCAL DANCE COMMISSIONING PROJECT

Featured Artist(s): Asha Vattikuti

[September 14, 2006]

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Asha Vattikuti, who specializes in Kathak-a classical dance style of Northern India-presents Gul-E-Bakawali, the story of Prince Taj-Ul-Muluk and the fairy Princess Bakawali. Collaborators Lori Clark, Laurel Victoria Gray and Silk Road Dance Company perform the Middle Eastern dances. LOCAL DANCE COMMISSIONING PROJECT

Featured Artist(s): Asha Vattikuti

[September 13, 2006]

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Vocalist and guitarist Carrie Newcomer, the Indiana-based songwriter who has been traveling the country telling stories and blending diverse musical styles for nearly two decades, has shared the stage with a variety of performers, including Alison Krauss, and Bonnie Raitt.

Featured Artist(s): Carrie Newcomer

[September 12, 2006]

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Emerging from his punk rock roots, guitarist and vocalist Ben Davis has developed into a musician with diverse interests and influences, having played with such artists as Engine Down, Denali, and Pinback.

Featured Artist(s): Ben Davis and the Jetts

[September 11, 2006]

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Organist Stephen Kalnoske performs a concert on the Kennedy Center’s Filene organ. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Stephen Kalnoske

[September 10, 2006]

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The WNO Insight Lecture Series discusses and performs excerpts from two works: Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, a dark tale about a woman on the verge of discovering her husband’s terrifying secret, and Puccini’s only comic opera, Gianni Schicchi, which features farce, fraud, and a deathbed scene played for laughs.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[September 9, 2006]

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This professional chamber orchestra has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Smithsonian Institution, and worldwide via radio broadcast.

Featured Artist(s): The Amadeus Orchestra

[September 8, 2006]

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Join Millennium Stage for these monthly “live radio theater” productions, which mix original scripts with music and sound effects and are recorded for broadcast on XM Satellite Radio’s Kids Channel. This month, young people and their families can experience Clever Bill, from the book by William Nicholson. It is a charming story of a young girl and her devoted toy soldier, Bill Davis. A timeless tale filled with humor and affection. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Night Kitchen Radio Theater

[September 7, 2006]

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Featuring vocalist Moscatiello, guitarist Erik Wenberg, drummer Robbie Magruder, keyboardist Harry Appelman, and Jon Nazdin on upright bass, this D.C. group blends jazz and folk.

Featured Artist(s): Lisa Moscatiello

[September 6, 2006]

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Vocalist Bruce leads his group as they entertain audiences with their big band spin on swing standards and pop favorites.

Featured Artist(s): Don Bruce Big Band

[September 5, 2006]

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This group delights audiences with danceable rhythms and strong, elegant melodies created by mixing Cajun fiddle tunes, Western swing, and traditional jazz of the 1920s and 1930s.

Featured Artist(s): The Red Stick Ramblers

[September 4, 2006]

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Signature Theatre showcases songs from projects in development, including The Underground Railroad, SSA: Ass Backwards, The Next Big Thing, and Saving Aimee. PART OF THE 5TH ANNUAL PAGE-TO-STAGE NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

Featured Artist(s): Signature Theatre

[September 3, 2006]

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The Taffety Punk Theatre Company rocks one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known poems with live music and dance. Guest artists include musicians Katy Otto, Erin McCarley, and choreographer Jeffrey Bailey. PART OF THE 5TH ANNUAL PAGE-TO-STAGE NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

Featured Artist(s): Taffety Punk Theatre Company

[September 2, 2006]

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Don’t miss a new revue of songs by the creator of Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, and The Baker’s Wife, plus selections from The Bingo Long Traveling All Stars and Motor Kings—a new musical about a black barnstorming ball club in 1939. PART OF THE 5TH ANNUAL PAGE-TO-STAGE NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

Featured Artist(s): Metrostage

[September 1, 2006]

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Come see D.C.’s own The Pietasters—dubbed the grandfathers of ska-rock-and-soul—as they stir up a frenzy with shades of Spencer Davis, Otis Redding, Alton Ellis, and Bob Marley, as well as cool covers.

Featured Artist(s): Pietasters

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