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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: September 2008

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[September 30, 2008]

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Each NSO American Residency includes a statewide competitive grant to create a chamber composition that directly represents the state visited. Works receiving an encore performance by musicians from the NSO include Philip Carlsen’s Maine Traveler’s Advisory (Maine), David Maslanka’s Blue Mountain Meadow, Missoula, MT (Montana), Jay Vosk’s Canyons (Arizona), and Michael Wittgraf’s The Nature of a Circle: The Cycle of Lewis and Clark (North Dakota).

Featured Artist(s): NSO Chamber Ensemble

[September 29, 2008]

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An African American string band plays the rich tradition of fiddle and banjo music of the Carolinas’ piedmont. Part of Roadhouse. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): The Carolina Chocolate Drops

[September 28, 2008]

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Delaware-based baritone saxophonist Fostina Dixon leads the Wilmington Youth Jazz Band through a swinging set of standards. Part of Masters of Tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Fostina Dixon

[September 27, 2008]

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Detroit’s legendary sacred steel player leads his trio in a unique fusion of gospel, blues, soul, and country western music. Part of Masters of Tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Calvin Cooke Band

[September 26, 2008]

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Members of the Opera House Orchestra perform classical works.

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

[September 25, 2008]

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One of the best bluegrass singers of her time, this West Virginia NEA Heritage Award winner captivates audiences with her “high lonesome” vocal style. Part of Masters of Tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Hazel Dickens

[September 24, 2008]

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Virginia’s master of fiddle, guitar, banjo, and song joins forces with this string quartet made up of international musicians, combining Appalachian, Delta blues, and Celtic music traditions. Part of Masters of Tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Bruce Molsky

[September 23, 2008]

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A component of each NSO American Residency is a statewide competitive grant to create a chamber composition that directly represents the state visited. Musicians from the Orchestra perform the world premieres of Virko Baley's Centos (Nevada), Stephen Yarbrough’s Dakota Diary (South Dakota), Katherine Ann Murdock’s Unquiet Night (Kansas), and Currents by Robert G. Patterson (Tennessee). IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): NSO Chamber Ensemble

[September 22, 2008]

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Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, this National Heritage Award-winning and Grammy-nominated accordionist has been dubbed “the Dancing Cowboy” by fans. Part of Roadhouse. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): Mingo Saldivar

[September 21, 2008]

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South Carolina’s NEA Heritage Award winner and acclaimed performer Marlena Smalls formed this group to share and promote the Gullah culture of the Sea Islands.

Featured Artist(s): Marlena Smalls

[September 20, 2008]

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2008 NEA Heritage Award winner Dr. Michael White, a traditional New Orleans jazz clarinetist and bandleader, recently released his first post-Katrina recording of mainly original compositions entitled Blue Crescent. He leads the Original Liberty Jazz Band.

Featured Artist(s): Dr. Michael White

[September 19, 2008]

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In Drift, Cassie Meador, an emerging choreographer from Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, investigates change in time, place, and tradition by mixing dance, video, and shifting installations. Part of the Eighth Annual Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Featured Artist(s): Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

[September 18, 2008]

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In Drift, Cassie Meador, an emerging choreographer from Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, investigates change in time, place, and tradition by mixing dance, video, and shifting installations. Part of the Eighth Annual Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Featured Artist(s): Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

[September 17, 2008]

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This tamburitza orchestra from Kansas plays Serbian folk songs on traditional mandolin-like instruments. Part of Masters of Tradition and Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.

Featured Artist(s): Bajich Brothers

[September 16, 2008]

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Recognized nationwide as a premier maker of flutes, Michigan’s NEA Heritage Award winner performs on his Lebanese nye (reed flute). Part of Masters of Tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Nadim Dlaikan

[September 15, 2008]

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Pinetop Perkins, the NEA Heritage Award winner and legendary Mississippi Delta blues pianist, joins Maryland’s Nighthawks to bring audiences Chicago blues, roots rock, rockabilly, and soul. Part of Roadhouse. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): The Nighthawks

[September 14, 2008]

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This master of the Hammond organ and Philadelphia jazz musician performs on the Kennedy Center’s Filene Organ. Part of Masters of Tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Trudy Pitts

[September 13, 2008]

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The internationally acclaimed step ensemble leads this performance featuring renowned step teams from across the country. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Step Afrika!

[September 12, 2008]

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Originally from South Carolina and based in Baltimore, the Artistic Director of VTDance contemplates acts of humanity in the multi-layered work Witness. Part of the Eighth Annual Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Featured Artist(s): VTDance

[September 11, 2008]

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Originally from South Carolina and based in Baltimore, the Artistic Director of VTDance contemplates acts of humanity in the multi-layered work Witness. Part of the Eighth Annual Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Featured Artist(s): VTDance

[September 10, 2008]

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Maine’s “dean” of Franco-American fiddling leads this group, blending the sounds of Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritime Provinces. Part of Masters of Tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Don Roy Trio

[September 9, 2008]

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The winner of one Grammy Award and two Latin Grammys, this bilingual music sensation rocks the guitar, accordion, keyboards, and vocals with her infectious pop music.

Presented in cooperation with the Mexico Tourism Board, National Geographic Traveler,and the Mexican Cultural Institute. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Julieta Venegas

[September 8, 2008]

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The group from Wisconsin is distinguished by the thumping bass sound of the tuba and the German concertina, developed by German immigrants in rural Minnesota and Wisconsin. Part of Roadhouse. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): Karl and the Country Dutchmen

[September 7, 2008]

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Hosted by Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, this world premiere concert features one singer from each of the nation's 105 national Historically Black Colleges and Universities in celebration of HBCU week in D.C. Gospel artist Jeff Majors will join the choir for one song. The program presents an American legacy through African American culture. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): National Choir: “105 Voices of History”

[September 6, 2008]

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New York’s Monika Jalili and NoorSaaz uses a variety of instruments to portray the rich history of Iranian culture through music and poetry.

Featured Artist(s): Monika Jalili and NoorSaaz

[September 5, 2008]

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With Sleepwalking, Arlington, Virginia’s Karen Reedy Dance draws the audience into a dreamscape that examines falling asleep, insomnia, lullabies, “sweet dreams,” and nightmares. Part of the Eighth Annual Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Featured Artist(s): Karen Reedy Dance

[September 4, 2008]

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With Sleepwalking, Arlington, Virginia’s Karen Reedy Dance draws the audience into a dreamscape that examines falling asleep, insomnia, lullabies, “sweet dreams,” and nightmares. Part of the Eighth Annual Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Featured Artist(s): Karen Reedy Dance

[September 3, 2008]

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NEA Heritage Award winners from Maryland, the group has helped to preserve the elegant, graceful music and dance traditions of Cambodia. Part of Masters of Tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Cambodian Classics Ensemble with Chum Ngek

[September 2, 2008]

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The Iowan ensemble performs Scandinavian and Scandinavian American oldtime dance music, originating from popular turn-of-the-century dance tunes at barn dances, house parties, and “bowery” dances. Part of Masters of Tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Foot-Notes

[September 1, 2008]

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Signature Theater presents a showcase of three new musicals by one of The Next Generation–commissioned artists, composer Matt Conner—Crossing, Senior Moments, and Sleepy Hollow (with book writer Hunter Foster). Presented at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s): Page to Stage

[September 1, 2008]

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Bouncing Ball Theatrical Productions presents The Playdoh Golem, a klezmer-punk musical that tells the story of a Jewish teenage girl trying to win her crush. Commissioned by Theater J; written by Shawn Northrip; directed by Shirley Sirotsky. Presented at 2:00 PM

Featured Artist(s): Page to Stage

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