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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: September 2013

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[September 30, 2013]

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D.C. early music performers Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Jason Rylander, tenor; and Howard Bass, lute, join forces to present a celebration of the 450th birthday of John Dowland, the most celebrated and prolific composer of music for the lute in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.

Featured Artist(s): Howard Bass

[September 29, 2013]

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The Grammy®-nominated D.C. vocalist brings her unique blend of jazz, hip-hop, blues, and R&B to the stage.

Featured Artist(s): Carolyn Malachi

[September 28, 2013]

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This Taiwan-based music group draws on the rich culture of its homeland to blend ancient traditions with avant-garde styles to create an entryway to Eastern music and artful expression of the human condition.

Featured Artist(s): A Moving Sound

[September 27, 2013]

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Jay Byrd and Lara Supan blend robust harmonies with solid songwriting and musicianship to create original music that fuses authentic Americana and rock ‘n’ roll.

Featured Artist(s): South Rail

[September 26, 2013]

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The Rosslyn-based ensemble, Artisphere’s Ensemble in Residence, offers an evening of classical and contemporary compositions performed by internationally acclaimed chamber musicians.

Featured Artist(s): National Chamber Ensemble

[September 25, 2013]

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The New York-based band, founded and led by multi-instrumentalist Magda Giannikou, brings its own blend of French pop, South American rhythms, jazz, and more to the stage.

Featured Artist(s): Banda Magda

[September 24, 2013]

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This Holland-based quartet brings together musicians from Romania, Turkey, the Netherlands, and Germany to create music as diverse as their origins, moving from traditional Turkish and Balkan sounds to jazz and classical music.

Featured Artist(s): Arifa

[September 23, 2013]

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This Swedish band performs Swedish folk music blending elements of roots, Nordic, and world music. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. Enter/exit via States Gallery. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): Väsen

[September 22, 2013]

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Members of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” present the Washington, DC premiere of James Stephenson’s The Devil’s Tale, an adventurous sequel to the iconic Soldier’s Tale by Igor Stravinsky, scored for seven instruments, actor, and narrator.

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

[September 21, 2013]

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The musician-composer-storyteller revives the traditions of acoustic blues through the material of the great blues masters, African American stories, and his own original works.

Featured Artist(s): Guy Davis

[September 20, 2013]

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Directed by D.C. choreographer Emily Oleson, this work features Urban Artistry with Good Foot Dance Company and Baakari Wilder. The piece investigates the origins behind the term “buck dance,” which in tap dance history is used to describe an early American percussive dance style. Drawing on a short video of buck dance taken by Thomas Edison in 1894, the dancers use the technique of freestyling to compare different dance styles in conversation. Part of Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Featured Artist(s): Urban Artistry with Good Foot Dance Company and Baakari Wilder

[September 19, 2013]

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Directed by D.C. choreographer Emily Oleson, this work features Urban Artistry with Good Foot Dance Company and Baakari Wilder. The piece investigates the origins behind the term “buck dance,” which in tap dance history is used to describe an early American percussive dance style. Drawing on a short video of buck dance taken by Thomas Edison in 1894, the dancers use the technique of freestyling to compare different dance styles in conversation. Part of Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Featured Artist(s): Urban Artistry with Good Foot Dance Company and Baakari Wilder

[September 18, 2013]

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Serbian flutist Andjela Bratic and Serbian pianist Jasna Popovic offer a duo recital. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Serbia.

Featured Artist(s): Jasna Popovic

[September 17, 2013]

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The U.S. Navy Band’s newest ensemble is joined by vocalist MU1 Shana Sullivan in a program featuring elegant jazz and Latin stylings of the Great American Song Book, derived from Broadway and popular songs of a bygone era.

Featured Artist(s): The Skipjack Quartet

[September 16, 2013]

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As a D.C.-area promoter for experimental music, Sonic Circuits presents a performance exposing audiences to cutting-edge contemporary music that defies genres.

Featured Artist(s): Sonic Circuits

[September 15, 2013]

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Project1Voice and Howard University—in cooperation with the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, African Continuum Theatre Company, and the Kennedy Center—present a staged reading of the play written by playwright Christina Ham and directed by Tony®-winning actress Phylicia Rashad, with original music and arrangements by Kathryn Bostic. The reading commemorates the 50th anniversary of the bombing that took the lives of four young girls at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Stay after the reading for a post-performance discussion. Free tickets for reserved seating will be distributed, 2 per person in line, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Hall of States. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Project1Voice

[September 14, 2013]

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Don’t miss this performance by music students from American University who exhibit exemplary musicianship, scholarship, and contributions to the University’s music program.

Featured Artist(s): Director’s Musicians of Accomplishment

[September 13, 2013]

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The D.C. group reimagines the psych-samba sounds of ’60s tropicália music from Brazil, with a mix of originals and Brazilian classics that feature mind-bending tropical rhythms and soulful funk grooves.

Featured Artist(s): Alma Tropicália

[September 12, 2013]

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This D.C. funk band gets down with a live performance that offers a guaranteed dance groove with elements of blues, soul, rock, and more.

Featured Artist(s): The Good Thing

[September 11, 2013]

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Mixing the simplest and finest ingredients of Texas music, this group presents a program of traditional conjunto dance music led by founder Max Baca on his bajo sexto, a 12-string guitar-like instrument. Part of Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.

Featured Artist(s): Los Texmaniacs

[September 10, 2013]

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Born in the Dominican Republic, this master singer and guitarist offers a performance that draws upon a variety of influences from Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean to blend Afro-Dominican sacred traditions with bachata.

Featured Artist(s): Joan Soriano

[September 9, 2013]

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As a drummer and songwriter, this Strathmore Artist-in-Residence fuses the intensity of rock music with the harmonic complexities and feel-good groove of jazz.

Featured Artist(s): Isabelle De Leon

[September 8, 2013]

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The band, which strives to inspire American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, offers a concert honoring those who have served. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Air Force Band

[September 7, 2013]

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Widely regarded as Jamaica’s leading contemporary dance company, L’Acadco brings some of the best Caribbean talent to the stage for a program that fuses rich Caribbean folklore with contemporary themes. Presented in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank.

Featured Artist(s): L’Acadco

[September 6, 2013]

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This work by D.C.-based choreographer Sarah J. Ewing features five dancers struggling to co-exist on a dual-level set featuring a cross-section of Australia’s red earth. The piece, which focuses on a dialogue about the very human struggle to reexamine our identities as part of a larger culture, asks the question, “What defines home?” Part of Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Featured Artist(s): Sarah J. Ewing

[September 5, 2013]

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This work by D.C.-based choreographer Sarah J. Ewing features five dancers struggling to co-exist on a dual-level set featuring a cross-section of Australia’s red earth. The piece, which focuses on a dialogue about the very human struggle to reexamine our identities as part of a larger culture, asks the question, “What defines home?” Part of Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Featured Artist(s): Sarah J. Ewing

[September 4, 2013]

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The U.S. Navy’s premier jazz and big band ensemble presents the finest in America's original music.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Navy Commodores

[September 3, 2013]

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Prize winners from this annual competition perform classical Chinese and European pieces.

Featured Artist(s): International Young Artist Piano Competition

[September 2, 2013]

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Arlington’s Synetic presents The Picture of Dorian Gray, a text-and-movement interpretation of Oscar Wilde's classic. Fearing the ravages of time and realizing the impermanence of youth, Dorian Gray makes a fateful wish—that his almost supernaturally lifelike portrait grow old while he remains forever young and beautiful. Part of Page-Stage 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Synetic Theater

[September 1, 2013]

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The nine winners of the competition and their winning scripts will be celebrated, and excerpts of a few scripts will be performed as staged readings. Part of Page-Stage 2013. The nine winners of the competition and their winning scripts will be celebrated, and excerpts of a few scripts will be performed as staged readings. Part of Page-Stage 2013.

Featured Artist(s): VSA

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