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[September 30, 2007]

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The Kennedy Center co-presents this festival with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Featured Artist(s): Dance DC Festival

[September 29, 2007]

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The Kennedy Center co-presents this festival with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Featured Artist(s): Dance DC Festival

[September 28, 2007]

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The public on sale date for JAPAN! culture + hyperculture is marked by a festive Otsukimi (Japanese moon-viewing) evening featuring a special Millennium Stage performance of “Trancework” and “Eternal Now” by shodo performing artist Koji Kakinuma, accompanied by the taiko group AUN. The event will take place outside under the full moon. ON THE SOUTH PLAZA

Featured Artist(s): AUN

[September 27, 2007]

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Sinikka Langeland sings and also plays the 39-string concert kantele (Finnish table harp). She intertwines folksong, literature, and Nordic jazz to play songs that focus on the relationship between people and nature as it is expressed in traditional and modern poetry.

Featured Artist(s): Sinikka Langeland

[September 26, 2007]

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With his killer sense of humor, comedian Michael Aronin teaches his audiences how to get past personal shortcomings and move forward productively.

Featured Artist(s): Michael Aronin

[September 25, 2007]

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The Lost Bayou Ramblers, a high-energy Louisiana Cajun band who rock their “ribald and rugged” music, are made up of Andre Michot (lap steel & accordion), Louis Michot (fiddle & vocals), Chris Courville (drums), Cavan Carruth (guitar & vocals), and Alan LaFleur (bass).

Featured Artist(s): The Lost Bayou Ramblers

[September 24, 2007]

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The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington presents Icon 07, 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 23, 2007]

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Berlin-based ensemble 17 Hippies mixes traditional music from Eastern Europe, France, and America with its members’ own backgrounds, composing songs in German, English, and French. Their make-up includes double bass, banjo, ukulele, guitar, violins, cello, accordion, clarinet, trumpet, and trombone.

Featured Artist(s): 17 Hippies

[September 22, 2007]

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Trained in classical Indian singing, Indo-Canadian vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia performs the ghazal form and folk songs of Punjab, her family’s home region, accompanied by tabla, guitar, and harmonium.

Featured Artist(s): Kiran Ahluwalia

[September 21, 2007]

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Octogenarian fiddler Joe Thompson, said to be the last black traditional string band player, exhibits his skills with fellow folk musicians Wayne Martin on fiddle and Bob Carlin, a clawhammer style banjoist.

Featured Artist(s): Joe Thompson

[September 20, 2007]

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Ida Lundén is a frequent keyboard and live-electronics player and performer in the fields of improvised music, avant pop, and other experimental music. Her sister, singer and performance artist Sara Lundén, mixes genres like disco, schlager, chanson, and electro in her own unique way. Arturas Bumšteinas premieres a composition for cellos and laptop written for Sonic Circuits, performed by D.C.-area musicians. Part of D.C.’s Sonic Circuits Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Ida and Sara Lundén

[September 19, 2007]

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Words and Music by Jerry Herman, a 90-minute documentary by Amber Edwards, chronicles the life and career of one of musical theater’s iconic figures. The composer and lyricist of the legendary shows Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles, Jerry Herman is one of the last of Broadway’s Golden Age. Join Jerry Herman for a brief Q&A following the screening. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Jerry Herman

[September 18, 2007]

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Soprano Sandra Ferrandez, who was recently named "Spanish Young Hope" by the magazine Opera Actual, performs with classical pianist Laïla Barnat, who studied at the Conservatoire of Pau and the Conservatoire of Bayonne in France, as well as the Higher Conservatory of Music, Musikene, in San Sebastian, Spain.  Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of France.

Featured Artist(s): Sandra Ferrandez

[September 17, 2007]

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Celebrate the life of Gilbert Mead, one of the most prolific arts philanthropists in Washington who died May 29, 2007. The tribute will feature D.C.-area actors and musicians in an evening of song, dance, and fond memories. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Gilbert Mead: A Celebration

[September 16, 2007]

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Chéjere and Sonex combine two of Mexico’s distinctive regional styles of music, son jarocho and son huasteco, with contemporary Afro-Latin, hip-hop, funk, and electronic sounds. In cooperation with the Mexican Cultural Institute. Part of D.C.’s Duke Ellington Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Chéjere

[September 15, 2007]

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Princess Mhoon Cooper explores romantic love and entanglements in Dangerous Liaisons, a new dance work based on the film of the same name. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Featured Artist(s): Princess Mhoon Cooper

[September 14, 2007]

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Princess Mhoon Cooper explores romantic love and entanglements in Dangerous Liaisons, a new dance work based on the film of the same name. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Featured Artist(s): Princess Mhoon Cooper

[September 13, 2007]

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Somi, a singer/songwriter of East African descent, fuses jazz, classic soul, African folk, and rare urban grooves. She has performed with Roy Hargrove, Amel Larrieux, Lionel Loueke, and Lonnie Plaxico. Part of D.C.’s Duke Ellington Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Somi

[September 12, 2007]

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Legendary Colombian vocalist Toto la Momposina brings together the music of three races: indigenous porro, puya, and gaita with Afro-Latin cumbia, mapale, and sexteto. In cooperation with the Embassy of Columbia. Part of D.C.’s Duke Ellington Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Toto la Momposina

[September 11, 2007]

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Led by alto saxophonist Faife, the Luis Faife Ensemble and audiences everywhere swing to the band’s bebop music. Part of D.C.’s Duke Ellington Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Luis Faife Ensemble

[September 10, 2007]

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Richard Miller and Patrick de Santos celebrate Brazilian Independence Day with music inspired by liberty and Brazilian beauty, in addition to popular sambas and bossa nova. In cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil. Part of D.C.’s Duke Ellington Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Patrick de Santos

[September 9, 2007]

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Portland Taiko, the only professional taiko company in the Pacific Northwest, weaves rhythm, melody, humor, and movement together into an exhilarating musical experience.

Featured Artist(s): Portland Taiko Ensemble

[September 8, 2007]

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Hear Music artist and multi-instrumentalist Ben Kweller brings his combination of alt-country and indie rock to the Concert Hall, as heard on Sha Sha and On My Way.

IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Ben Kweller

[September 7, 2007]

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Using spoken word, oral narratives, step, tap, and hip hop movement, Aysha Upchurch explores the plight of today’s youth and how children are a product of their environment—family, friends, schools, church, communities, and the media. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Featured Artist(s): Aysha Upchurch

[September 6, 2007]

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Using spoken word, oral narratives, step, tap, and hip hop movement, Aysha Upchurch explores the plight of today’s youth and how children are a product of their environment—family, friends, schools, church, communities, and the media. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Featured Artist(s): Aysha Upchurch

[September 5, 2007]

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As the Kennedy Center’s Artistic Advisor for Ballet, Suzanne Farrell—in cooperation with the Kennedy Center and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts—presents the premiere screening of a newly restored recording of George Balanchine’s ballet Don Quixote. This historic 1965 production stars Mr. Balanchine as the Don and Ms. Farrell as his Dulcinea. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Suzanne Farrell

[September 4, 2007]

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The Washington National Opera Insight Lecture Series presents Puccini’s classic La Bohème, following the stories of a circle of young artists who long for a deeper connection to society.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[September 3, 2007]

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Shirlington, Virginia’s acclaimed theater presents an evening of musical cabaret. Part of the Page-to-Stage Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Signature Theatre

[September 2, 2007]

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The Songwriters’ Association of Washington presents Fictitious—The Musical, Tom Hyndman’s satirical musical comedy in which Hugh Diffindoffer, a young immigrant from the small country of “Nonexzistia” makes his way through America .His journey leads him to become “The Number One Bodybuilder in the World, “The Number One Box Office Movie Star in the World,” and finally, the “Number One Leader of the Free World.”

Featured Artist(s): Songwriters Association of Washington

[September 1, 2007]

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Woolly Mammoth presents Now What?, written and performed by Josh Lefkowitz. Don’t miss Lefkowitz’s sequel to Help Wanted—fresh new tales of love and artistic struggle in a world that is just plain nuts. Part of the Page-to-Stage Festival. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

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