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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: September 2012

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[September 29, 2012]

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The clarinetist and Strathmore Artist in Residence is known for his distinctively lyrical sound, a skill that recently earned him a Young Artist Grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. He performs a recital with pianist Audrey Andrist.

Featured Artist(s): Rob Patterson

[September 28, 2012]

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The D.C.-based tenor saxophonist is a skilled leader and intensely expressive musician who specializes in bop and avant-garde jazz.

Featured Artist(s): Brian Settles

[September 27, 2012]

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Words Beats & Life presents a back-to-school community night with a showcase of their best poets, breakdancers, DJs, and more.

Featured Artist(s): Words Beats & Life

[September 26, 2012]

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The Chinese folk music group experiments with an exciting blend of Mongolian folk music and more modern styles such as punk rock.

Featured Artist(s): Hanggai

[September 25, 2012]

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Born and raised in Buena Vista, Paraguay, the Las Vegas–based harpist and composer mesmerizes audiences with his delightful and sometimes surprising repertoire. Part of Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.

Featured Artist(s): Mariano Gonzalez

[September 24, 2012]

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The Indonesian family of artists presents Rantau Berbisik, a compelling mix of Minangkabau performing arts traditions (drumming, dance, martial arts), spirituality, and movement. Part of Center Stage, a pilot program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.

Featured Artist(s): Nan Jombang

[September 23, 2012]

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Maté, a recipient of a Jonathan Larson Grant and the ASCAP Foundation's Cole Porter Award, has written lyrics, music, and/or books for new works such as The Trouble With Doug (with Will Aronson); The Story of Jo-Beth; Middle School Mysteries; and an untitled song cycle currently in development under the direction of Victoria Clark. Under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), the Kennedy Center presents an evening of new musical theater. Part of Broadway Today and Tomorrow

Featured Artist(s): Daniel Maté

[September 22, 2012]

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Bucchino has written for the stage (Broadway's A Catered Affair) and screen (Dreamworks' animated Joseph, King of Dreams), as well as songs sung by top cabaret, pop, and opera performers. Under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), the Kennedy Center presents an evening of new musical theater. Part of Broadway Today and Tomorrow

Featured Artist(s): John Bucchino

[September 21, 2012]

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The D.C.-based contemporary repertory dance company performs Sancho, Dulcinea, their Knight and his Quest, which uses puppetry, projection, song, film, and shadow to utilize the different stories within Miguel de Cervantes’s classic tale Don Quixote. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project

Featured Artist(s): Company E

[September 20, 2012]

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The D.C.-based contemporary repertory dance company performs Sancho, Dulcinea, their Knight and his Quest, which uses puppetry, projection, song, film, and shadow to utilize the different stories within Miguel de Cervantes’s classic tale Don Quixote. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project

Featured Artist(s): Company E

[September 19, 2012]

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Winners of an ASCAPlus Award and a Joseph Jefferson Award, Kinosian and Blair perform selections from their Murder for Two, a two-person murder mystery/musical comedy that had its world premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.  Under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), the Kennedy Center presents an evening of new musical theater. Part of Broadway Today and Tomorrow

Featured Artist(s): Kellen Blair

[September 18, 2012]

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Masters of Haiti’s acoustic twoubadou (troubadour) tradition, Ti-Coca and his band serve up a program that blends Mereng (Haiti’s cousin to the Dominican merengue), contra-dance, and Cuban influences. Part of Center Stage, a pilot program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.

Featured Artist(s): Ti-Coca and Wanga-Nègès

[September 17, 2012]

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The Irish singer delights audiences all over the world with his live performances featuring repertoire that blends traditional Irish, folk, country, and blues.

Featured Artist(s): Sean Keane

[September 16, 2012]

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The group specializes in contemporary repertoire inspired by son jarocho music, the traditional music from southern Veracruz, Mexico.

Featured Artist(s): Radio Jarocho

[September 15, 2012]

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Enjoy an hour-long free preview of musical highlights from the upcoming WNO mainstage production by members of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[September 14, 2012]

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The premier jazz ensemble performs a program of big band music.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Army Blues

[September 13, 2012]

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The Mexican trío romántico from Texas—consisting of the traditional three suave male voices, backed by two or three guitars—sings romance-drenched lyrics in lush harmony. Part of Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.

Featured Artist(s): Los Tres Reyes

[September 12, 2012]

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The acclaimed Pakistani singer-songwriter duo has paved the way for many female musicians active on the Pakistani music scene today with original songs and newly interpreted tunes from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia. Part of Center Stage, a pilot program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.

Featured Artist(s): Zeb & Haniya

[September 11, 2012]

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Enjoy an hour-long free preview of musical highlights from the upcoming WNO mainstage production by members of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[September 10, 2012]

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The recipient of the 2012 Marian Anderson Award—a grant for American singers in mid-career—performs a free recital. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): J'nai Bridges

[September 9, 2012]

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Celebrating one year of Huffington Post D.C., the Top 5 brings together some of D.C.’s finest in comedy, storytelling, sideshow, music, and more.

Featured Artist(s): Huffington Post

[September 8, 2012]

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The expert Indonesian artists perform Mwathirika, a non-verbal production set in 1965 during the infamous “Year of Living Dangerously” when thousands of Indonesians were jailed and murdered. Contains mature themes and graphic images. Not appropriate for children. Part of Center Stage, a pilot program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.

Featured Artist(s): Papermoon Puppet Theatre

[September 7, 2012]

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Celebrate the one-year birthday of the Kennedy Center’s MyTix program with a 5 p.m. salsa lesson by some of New York’s finest instructors, followed by a performance by this groundbreaking, 11-piece band that forgoes the standard repertoire, infusing the tradition with a completely modern identity through their dynamic arrangements of songs by Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and many more.

Featured Artist(s): Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra

[September 6, 2012]

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The South Carolina–based duo performs a demented blend of gypsy, circus, American roots music, and the avant-garde that has been captivating audiences all over America.

Featured Artist(s): Megan Jean & the KFB

[September 5, 2012]

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This jazz program features the music of Czech composer Jaroslav Ježek, arranged for jazz sextet by contemporary composer Charley Gerard. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic.

Featured Artist(s): Washington Musica Viva

[September 4, 2012]

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The young Tuareg guitarist and songwriter captures the spirit of resistance and rebellion with Hendrix-like flair.

Featured Artist(s): Omara "Bombino" Moctar

[September 3, 2012]

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Company founders lead a demonstration of training techniques combined with excerpts from their new wordless interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Part of the 11th Annual Page-to-Stage festival.

Featured Artist(s): Synetic Theater

[September 2, 2012]

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Middle and high school students express their world view and examine how disability affects their life as well as the lives of others. The evening features concert readings of excerpts from Mr. Pan & Neverland by Samantha Brown (Brooklyn, New York); To the Beat of a Funeral March by Catherine Caffera (Fairport, New York); Life is Jazz by Bradley Hildebrandt (Elkhorn, Nebraska); and Dominoes by Christian Mincks (Colonial Heights, Virginia). Part of the 11th Annual Page-to-Stage festival.

Featured Artist(s): VSA

[September 1, 2012]

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How to Catch a Leprechaun is a new comedy that tells the story of Riley O’Really as he prepares a leprechaun trap and ends up catching more than he’s bargained. Part of the 11th Annual Page-to-Stage festival.

Featured Artist(s): Virginia Children’s Theater

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