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Monday, February 8, 2016
Henan Arts Troupe

This performance features Beijing Opera, an art form combining singing, speaking, acting, and martial arts; traditional instrumental music on pipa, erhu, and bamboo flute; and stunning acrobatics of skills.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016
Shenzhen Lily Children’s Choir

Regarded as a cultural calling card of the city of Shenzhen, China, the high school girls choir conducted by Hu Manxue performs a program of children’s choral music.

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[Photo from the  February 6, 2016 performance.]

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
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Target Family Night: Learn choreography from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s most iconic work, Revelations. Master Teacher for Arts in Education and former dancer with the Alvin Ailey company, Nasha Thomas, teaches excerpts from the sections “I've Been 'Buked,” “Wade in the Water,” and “Rocka My Soul.” This is a beginner level class.

This class will not be broadcast.

DANCE CLASS STARTS AT 5:30 PM

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Majia Jiado

This concert features the band Jam You from Shenzhen City; female singers Tsinger from Inner Mongolia and Majia Jiado from Yunnan Province; male singer Ray M from Shaanxi; and the rappers Too Phat from Guizhou Province.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Jamie McLean Band

The Brooklyn-based Jamie McLean Band presents its electric mix of original rock, blues, country, and soul music. The trio has toured with the likes of Gregg Allman, Dr. John, Taj Mahal, Tedeschi/Trucks Band, and Blues Traveler. The band features Brian Griffin (drums and vocals), Ben Mars (bass and vocals), and Jamie McLean (guitar and vocals).

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Daniela Schächter

The Daniela Schächter Quartet presents A New Journey, featuring a selection of original works by Schächter. The quartet is formed by Mike Tucker (tenor saxophone), Jeff Reed (acoustic bass), Billy Williams (drums), and Daniela Schächter (piano and vocals). Schächter is a 2002 alumnus of the Kennedy Center’s Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir presents A Spiritual Experience, a set of choreographed gospel pieces that will drive the beat of your heart and inspire the soul. The Show Choir is directed by Dr. Monique Holmes.

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Monday, February 1, 2016
NSO Youth Fellows

The NSO Youth Fellows offer a recital of chamber music and solos, featuring Beethoven’s Wind Quintet in E-flat Major, among other works.

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Sunday, January 31, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Join us for a contemporary jazz dance class with instructor Jocelyn Issac. The hottest and smoothest moves in jazz are taught to the expressive lyrics of today’s music. DANCE CLASS - EXTREMELY LIMITED SEATING

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Saturday, January 30, 2016
NSO Prelude

Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform chamber works, including Doppler’s Souvenir du Rigi, Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano and Horn, Bach’s Four Two-Bit Contraptions, Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata, and Wilson’s Shallow Streams, Deep Rivers. The program features flutist Julianna Nickel; horn player James Nickel; and pianist Sophie Kim Cook.

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[Photo from the  January 29, 2016 performance.]

Friday, January 29, 2016
Cameron Esposito
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Called “the future of comedy” by none other than Jay Leno, Cameron Esposito is a fast-rising Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor, and writer who appears regularly on late night TV and in comedy festivals across the country. Her sophomore album, SAME SEX SYMBOL, was released in fall 2014, debuting at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Her first book is forthcoming from Hachette/Grand Central Publishing. Rhea Butcher opens. 

This program contains mature themes and strong language. 

Note: this program will not be streamed live or archived.
Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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Thursday, January 28, 2016
NSO Youth Fellows

The NSO Youth Fellows offer a recital of chamber music, featuring works by Schubert and Beethoven, among others.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
NSO Youth Fellows

The NSO Youth Fellows offer a recital of chamber music, featuring works by Cheetham, Borodin, Beethoven, and Rossini, among others.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Steven Lutvak

We welcome back Steven Lutvak, composer and co-lyricist of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, the Tony Award®-winning Best Musical, running January 13-30, 2016 in the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. Come hear the songs and repartee of the man whom the New York Times called, “an upper-middlebrow Billy Joel crossed with a lower-highbrow Tom Lehrer with a pinch of Debussy.”

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Monday, January 25, 2016
Jonny Grave

Jonny Grave is a guitarist, songwriter, singer, bandleader, teacher, musical historian, and Bluesman from Washington DC.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Dhol Foundation

Led by the UK’s most celebrated player of the Punjabi dhol drum, Johnny Kalsi, The Dhol Foundation performs energetic arrangements of dhols, bass, drums, guitar, and dholak. It can also include bhangra dancers and guest singers powering out a sound that is as eclectic as it is forceful. They have been featured on Hollywood film soundtracks, performed at the Royal Variety Performance in 2011, and helped to close the London 2012 Olympics with a live performance before their biggest-ever crowd.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Jazzmeia Horn

The winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, Jazzmeia Horn, performs on the Millennium Stage with her band Artistry of Jazz Horn, as part of the James A. Johnson Young Artist Series, made possible by Target. Originally from Dallas, the jazz vocalist and band leader has a name that speaks for itself. In 2013, she was named winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The Battle of Santiago

Toronto-based, Afro-Cuban Post-Rock instrumental band, The Battle of Santiago, features a rotating lineup of musicians. The band has earned a reputation as a dynamic and exhilarating live performance group.

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Monday, January 18, 2016
Yolanda Adams

The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host Let Freedom Ring!, a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, featuring a special performance with Yolanda Adams and the Let Freedom Ring Choir. Georgetown University will also award the 13th annual John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award during the event. Free reserved seating tickets are required and will be given away two (2) per person in line on Monday, January 18 at the entrance to the Hall of Nations beginning at 4:30 p.m. IN THE CONCERT HALL

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Cabruêra

The Brazilian experimental band Cabruêra debuts on the Millennium Stage. An innovative force behind the traditional local music from northern Brazil, the group mixes Afro-Brazilian rhythms, electric funk, folk rock, and Middle Eastern sounds. 

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Apollo Orchestra

The Apollo Orchestra, led by Maestro Stephen Czarkowski, performs with Croatian virtuoso classical guitarist Ana Vidovic in a program that includes Asturias for solo guitar by Isaac Albéniz; Symphony No. 1 in one movement by Samuel Barber; Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo, his best known work; and Alborada del gracioso, a movement from Maurice Ravel's suite Miroirs.

IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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Friday, January 15, 2016
DakhaBrakha

The Ukrainian world music quartet DakhaBrakha returns to the Millennium Stage, bringing its transnational sound and theatrical flair. The quartet is accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian, and Australian traditional instruments.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016
The Ella and Louis Tribute Band

Players Ella & Louie Tribute Band revives the timeless era of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong in a vibrant and compelling performance that features memorable songs, such as “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “ Autumn in New York,” “I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket,”  “Stomping at the Savoy,” and many more.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Tank and The Bangas

The 2014 New Orleans Off-beat Emerging Artist of the Year has wowed audiences with its blend of energetic soul, hip-hop, R&B, and spoken word.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Listen Local First

Aztec Sun, an 8-piece soul-infused funk band, offers infectious melodies and rare dynamism that will get you on your feet. Presented in collaboration with Listen Local First D.C.

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Monday, January 11, 2016
Jimi Smooth and HitTime

Led by singer Jimi Smooth, the high-energy D.C. band brings its distinctive soul to the Kennedy Center.

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Sunday, January 10, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Join us for a beginner hip-hop dance class with instructor Christina Huertas. DANCE CLASS - EXTREMELY LIMITED SEATING

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Saturday, January 9, 2016
Agency 9

Enjoy a dance performance by Agency 9, a performing arts center based in Clinton, MD dedicated to teaching dance and acting for students of all ages.

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Friday, January 8, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Join us for a flamenco dance class with instructors Estela and Daniel Paradez, as well as members of Furia Flamenca. With its fluid arms and percussive footwork, flamenco dance reflects its gypsy (Gitano) roots and Arabic influences.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Join us for beginner Afro-jazz, a fusion of modern and African upbeat combinations designed to make you move, in a dance class with instructor Tyrone Murray.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Join us for a Latin dance-fitness workout that feels like a party in a zumba and samba fusion dance class with instructor Tayna Nuchols.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Join us for a beginner belly dancer dance class with instructor Adriane Whalen.

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Monday, January 4, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Join us for a social dance sampler class. Learn the basics of Latin and ballroom dance styles from instructor Kat Kinnunen.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Join us for an ASA! dance class, a low-impact workout class inspired by traditional and contemporary African and Caribbean movement, with instructor Akousa Akoto.

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Saturday, January 2, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Hailed as “the area’s most comprehensive dance institution” by the Washington Post, Joy of Motion Dance Center (JOMDC) is dedicated to providing unparalleled learning and performance opportunities that reinforce the principle that Dance is for Everyone. Now in its 40th anniversary year, JOMDC is thrilled to anchor the D.C. dance scene with three locations, 300 classes per week for adult and youth, 50 concerts/events each year, 15 community outreach sites, under one mission: Dance is for Everyone®. Join us for an Afro-beat dance class with instructor Sylvana Christopher.

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Friday, January 1, 2016
Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance

Welcome the New Year with Irish tunes and steps featuring the Culkin School of Irish Dance. Enjoy Irish music and dance by local artists in this celebration of Irish culture.

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Thursday, December 31, 2015
Sir Joe Quarterman and FreeSoul

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with young soulful singers Michael Mwenso & The Shakes featuring Brianna Thomas, who were recently featured on Christian McBride’s Jazz Night in America on NPR.

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[Photo from the  December 30, 2015 performance.]

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Nate Bargatze
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Originally from Old Hickory, TN, Nate Bargatze is a stand-up comedian following in the entertainment business footsteps of his dad, a former clown turned world-class magician. He has appeared on Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon twice, received critical acclaim at the Montreal Comedy Festival multiple years, and more. His debut comedy album Yelled at by a Clown reached #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Brian Parise opens. Note: this program will be streamed live but will not be archived.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Holocaust Survivor Klezmer Band

Join the Holocaust Survivor Klezmer Band for a late Hannukkah celebration. The duo, formed by drummer Saul Dreier and accordionist Reuwen (“Ruby”) Sosnowicz, strives to preserve and share Jewish music and culture. The two Holocaust survivors honor life and healing through music.

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Monday, December 28, 2015
Holiday Vaudeville

Sean Grissom returns to host the two evenings of Holiday Vaudeville on the Millennium Stage, combining holiday music and laughs for a memorable entertainment experience. The performances feature Cajun cellist Sean Grissom; magician Mark Mitton; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a local Klezmer quartet that performs traditional Eastern European/Jewish music with modern influences.

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Sunday, December 27, 2015
Holiday Vaudeville

Sean Grissom returns to host the two evenings of Holiday Vaudeville on the Millennium Stage, combining holiday music and laughs for a memorable entertainment experience. The performances feature Cajun cellist Sean Grissom; magician Mark Mitton; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a local Klezmer quartet that performs traditional Eastern European/Jewish music with modern influences.

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Saturday, December 26, 2015
Family of Praise

Family of Praise, a Richmond-based Gospel music group, presents an evening of gospel and holiday-related programming on the Millennium Stage.

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Friday, December 25, 2015
All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

Join in the 17th All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam, a Millennium Stage tradition, with host/vibraphonist Chuck Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.

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Thursday, December 24, 2015
Beltway Brass Quintet

The Beltway Brass Quintet is a project group led by Zachary Smith of the nationally acclaimed Dixie Power Trio. The members of the quintet reside in the Washington, D.C. area. Zack Smith leads this group in a performance of jazzy and cheerful arrangements of holiday favorites. STARTS AT NOON

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Encore Chorale

Encore Chorale, the dynamic ensemble formed by first-time or returning musicians over the age of 55, performs crowd-pleasing holiday music. Afterward, join guest conductor Barry Hemphill, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, guest soloists, and an enthusiastic audience for a sing-along of Handel’s beloved masterpiece, Messiah, in the Concert Hall.

For the Messiah Sing-Along, tickets will be distributed beginning at 6 p.m. in the Hall of Nations; up to two tickets per person.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Sweet Heaven Kings

Anacostia’s acclaimed 16-member gospel brass and percussion band Sweet Heaven Kings performs a joyful holiday program.

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Monday, December 21, 2015
Listen Local First

Over the last three years, the 9 Songwriter Series has brought joy and holiday cheer to the Millennium Stage. Made up of nine musicians and other groups from the nation’s capital, this year’s 4th Annual Holiday Extravaganza features both traditional and seasonal songs sung for one purpose only – to brighten your mood! Come celebrate the holiday season and make sure to wear something festive.

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Sunday, December 20, 2015
Innov Gnawa

Comprised of artists hailing from different cities of Morocco, Innov Gnawa celebrates the ancient spiritual music of North Africa with an innovative, hypnotic, and ecstatic take on a trance-inducing folk tradition.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015
U.S. Army Chorus

The U.S. Army Chorus is Home for the Holidays! One of the nation’s only professional men’s choruses, the United States Army Chorus celebrates the season and salutes our troops with holiday favorites for the entire family.

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Friday, December 18, 2015
Qais Essar

The international artist, composer, producer, and practitioner of classical, traditional, and western music ensnares the hearts of his audience with his Rebab, and stories of life living as an Afghan refugee in America.

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