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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: September 2009

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[September 30, 2009]

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The French modern jazz singer sings the greatest titles of the French repertoire and original compositions. In cooperation with Embassy of France.

Featured Artist(s): Eva Lopez

[September 29, 2009]

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Specializing in Gypsy music, these versatile musicians from the heart of the Balkans perform music from the region. In cooperation with Embassy of Serbia.

Featured Artist(s): Balkan Quartet

[September 28, 2009]

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Fiery fiddles, galloping guitars, and all-star rhythm section inspire an infectious mix of swing, two-steps, waltzes, and polkas. In conjunction with the Kennedy Center’s Explore the Arts program, Roadhouse highlights various forms of American social dance. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): The Oklahoma Twisters

[September 27, 2009]

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This singer-songwriter, father-son duo brings accomplished acoustic guitar playing to their original soul/folk music.

Featured Artist(s): Jon & Ben Carroll

[September 26, 2009]

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This collective of like-minded roots musicians performs its own brand of African roots music, combining traditional rhythms from Togo with 1970s Afro-funk. IN THE TERRACE GALLERY

Featured Artist(s): Elikeh

[September 25, 2009]

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A 2009 NEA Heritage Award winner, the Puerto Rican composer, arranger, and director is best known as a musician with a passion for the cuatro, a guitar-like instrument with five sets of double strings.

Featured Artist(s): Edwin Colón Zayas

[September 24, 2009]

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This is the alt-folk song-singing/record-making/globetrotting project by DC-by-way-of-Kentucky tunesmith Mark Charles Heidinger, whose recently released Divide & Conquer was hailed by Rolling Stone as “jarring new folk.”

Featured Artist(s): Vandaveer

[September 23, 2009]

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Original music by Nine Strings and Pilesar; unscored, unrehearsed, and totally improvised music by The Twenty-First Century Ensemble; and Mind Over Matter Music Over Mind with sound generated, borrowed, and relocated.

Featured Artist(s): Sonic Circuits

[September 22, 2009]

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The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington presents Icon 09, 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 21, 2009]

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Maryland’s blues and roots rock pioneers have earned a reputation as one of the best and hardest working bands around. In conjunction with the Kennedy Center’s Explore the Arts program, Roadhouse highlights various forms of American social dance. Lessons 6–6:30pm, Dancing 6:30–7:30pm. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): The Nighthawks

[September 20, 2009]

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The Kennedy Center’s own ballet company provides a sneak peek of repertory being prepared for the 2009–2010 season. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

[September 19, 2009]

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The Kennedy Center’s own ballet company provides a sneak peek of repertory being prepared for the 2009–2010 season. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

[September 18, 2009]

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Mitha’s work examines immigrants, immigration, and the symbolic role of jeans in the United States. The music for the piece includes contemporary western popular music combined with North Indian classical music and jazz. Part of the ninth annual Local Dance Commissioning Project, which features world premiere commissioned dance performances by Washington-area choreographers.

Featured Artist(s): Tehreema Mitha

[September 17, 2009]

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Mitha’s work examines immigrants, immigration, and the symbolic role of jeans in the United States. The music for the piece includes contemporary western popular music combined with North Indian classical music and jazz. Part of the ninth annual Local Dance Commissioning Project, which features world premiere commissioned dance performances by Washington-area choreographers.

Featured Artist(s): Tehreema Mitha

[September 16, 2009]

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The duo plays traditional music from Maine’s Passamaquoddy Tribe. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.

Featured Artist(s): Wayne Newell

[September 15, 2009]

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Virginia native Justin Jones is a solo acoustic guitar–playing singer-songwriter with a mighty fine harmonica. Baltimore artist Victoria Vox crafts bright and enchanting pop songs on the ukulele.

Featured Artist(s): Victoria Vox

[September 14, 2009]

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Dance performances by Urban Impact, Maryland Youth Ballet, and the DC Cowboys; presentation of the award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance Education. There is also a ticketed event in the Terrace Theater at 7:30 p.m.

Featured Artist(s): Metro DC Dance Awards

[September 13, 2009]

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An opener for Coldplay, the New York folk rocker plays music from Mr. Macy Walks Alone, a concept album about trust fund kid Audrey Macy, her evil record executive father, and the songwriter he exploits, Calvin the Coroner.

Featured Artist(s): PT Walkley

[September 12, 2009]

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Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration features one of gospel music’s most dynamic and popular artists, Stellar Award winner Byron Cage, singing his biggest hits and music from his new forthcoming CD, Faithful to Believe. Part of the 2009 Open House Arts Festival. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Byron Cage

[September 11, 2009]

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Ignacio’s work focuses on Filipino culture, environmental preservation, and economic moderation. The score incorporates music made from the seismic rumblings of active volcanoes. Part of the ninth annual Local Dance Commissioning Project, which features world premiere commissioned dance performances by Washington-area choreographers. For more information, visit the 2009 Local Dance Commissioning Project .

Featured Artist(s): Jason Ignacio

[September 10, 2009]

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Ignacio’s work focuses on Filipino culture, environmental preservation, and economic moderation. The score incorporates music made from the seismic rumblings of active volcanoes. Part of the ninth annual Local Dance Commissioning Project, which features world premiere commissioned dance performances by Washington-area choreographers. For more information, visit the 2009 Local Dance Commissioning Project .

Featured Artist(s): Jason Ignacio

[September 9, 2009]

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This young pianist won First Prize of 2003 Martha Argerich International Piano Competition. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil.

Featured Artist(s): Sergio Monteiro

[September 8, 2009]

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Capoeira Night: The 500-year-old Afro-Brazilian martial art brings together fighting techniques, acrobatics, dance, percussion, and songs. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil.

Featured Artist(s): Abadá-capoeira DC

[September 7, 2009]

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Works by composers in Signature’s American Musical Voices Project: Michael John LaChiusa, Ricky Ian Gordon, Joseph Thalken, Adam Guettel, Adam Gwon, and Matt Conner. Part of the 8th Annual Page-to-STAGE festival. Get a sneak peek at new plays and musicals being developed in the Washington area! Go to the web site for a complete schedule and the latest updates.

Featured Artist(s): Signature Theatre

[September 6, 2009]

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A play written by Richard Byrne and directed by Marcus Kyd, Burn Your Bookes demystifies alchemy and examines its key role in the politics and technology of the Renaissance. Part of the 8th Annual Page-to-STAGE festival. Get a sneak peek at new plays and musicals being developed in the Washington area! Go to the web site for a complete schedule and the latest updates. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Taffety Punk Theatre Company

[September 5, 2009]

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Showcase of selections from new commissioned musical theater projects for young people: Adventure Theatre’s Flat Stanley; Imagination Stage’s Ferdinand the Bull, The Dancing Princesses, and Talk Like a Pirate; and KCTYA’s The Living Heirloom. Part of the 8th Annual Page-to-STAGE festival. Get a sneak peek at new plays and musicals being developed in the Washington area! Go to the web site for a complete schedule and the latest updates.

Featured Artist(s): Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences

[September 4, 2009]

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Violinist Michelle Kim, cellist Igor Zubkovsky, and pianist Anna Ouspenskaya play Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme and Beethoven’s Sonata for Violin and Piano.

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

[September 3, 2009]

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The DC singer-songwriter draws on rock, country, blues, and more in Come Back to the Five and Dime Bobby Dee Bobby Dee, a musical eulogy to Bobby Driscoll, the child star who portrayed Peter Pan in the 1953 Disney feature.

Featured Artist(s): Benjy Ferree

[September 2, 2009]

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This award-winning classical guitarist has performed throughout Argentina, Europe, the U.S., and Brazil. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil.

Featured Artist(s): João Paulo Figueirôa

[September 1, 2009]

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Sergio Barrenechea, flute, and Richard Miller, guitar, play a selection of pieces. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil.

Featured Artist(s): Sérgio Barrenechea

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