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August 30, 2015
Ship’s Company Chanteymen

Let your voice be heard! For 20 years, the group has shared old salts’ songs with audiences up and down the East coast. Looking dashing in their 19th century naval uniforms, they perform for historical reenactments, at historic venues, on board ships large and small, and at dockside bars, maritime museums, pirate festivals, and concert venues. The Chanteymen have two CDs and have been nominated for a WAMMIE award from the Washington Area Music Association. The Chanteymen are a subset of Ship’s Company, an organization devoted to living history and nautical education.

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August 29, 2015
Nrityalaya - Indian Classical Odissi Dance

Presents a repertoire of traditional dances featuring the unique ancient Odissi style. Odissi is a graceful, elegant, and subtle style that focuses on highly flexible body bends called “Bhangis,” vivid torso movements, intricate technical steps, and self-expression or Ahbinaya. A master class will precede the performance, including a demonstration of the basic stances, torso movements, turns, and jumps. Audience members will be invited to try neck motions, hand gestures, and movements imitating animals such as the peacock, elephant, tiger, swan, fish, and turtle.

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August 28, 2015
Ramy Adly

Egyptian oud player and composer makes his Kennedy Center debut on the Millennium Stage. Adly studied at The Arabic Oud Housqqe in Cairo, worked as a music lecturer in the Alexandria Library (2011), and established the first Online School of Oud (2013), which serves students from 27 countries. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Egypt.

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August 27, 2015
Ustad Shafaat Khan

Performs classical and folk styles in a concert that features the sitar, tabla, and vocals. The world-renowned Indian classical musician has performed at concert halls, festivals, and universities in India, Europe, China, Russia, Japan, and the United States. Recently, he performed with Stevie Wonder at one of the biggest festivals in the U.S., The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. In the rich history of Indian classical music, Khan has distinguished himself by being the first known artist to attain simultaneous excellence in performing sitar, surbahar, and tabla.

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August 26, 2015
Rafiya Artist

Sings of the human experience in Lingala, French, and English, offering an electrifying blend of contemporary African rhythms and modern pop. Through it, she engages audiences with her enthralling voice, makes them dance to her rhythms, and inspires them with her message of solidarity and love. She has built a solid, growing fan base performing in Congo (Democratic Republic), the Cape Verde Islands, Benin, Senegal, Guinea, Barbados, Mozambique, France, Canada, Cote D’Ivoire, and the United States.

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August 25, 2015
D.C. Legendary Musicians Band

Plays R&B and jazz, and its members have performed with Elvis Presley, Dizzy Gillespie, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Chuck Brown, and many others. The members of the band, who rotate and change as they perform with their own bands and other artists, represent more than 50 years in music.

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August 24, 2015
YOGA HEIGHTS

D.C. yoga studio Yoga Heights hosts #Yoga4all on the Millennium Stage. In this free introduction to yoga, instructor Jess Pierno and other experienced practitioners demonstrate how yoga helps them achieve balance, strength, and flexibility of the mind, body, and spirit. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a basic yoga class for all ages and abilities.

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August 23, 2015
Brady Rymer

Has released six acclaimed albums and brought energetic live music to kids and families across the country. Prior to this group, Rymer toured and recorded with the roots-rock band From Good Homes for 13 years, sharing the stage with the likes of Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews, and Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir.

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August 22, 2015
The United States Navy Band Brass Quartet

Performs diverse styles that represent patriotic and folkloric musical traditions, as well as traditional light classics. Led by Chief Musician John P. Schroeder (trumpet), the quartet includes Chief Musician Stanley H. Curtis (trumpet) and Musicians First Class Philip J. Eberly (euphonium) and Anthony J. Halloin (tuba). Formed in 1999, the quartet provides musical support for official ceremonies at military venues.

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August 21, 2015
Freddie Dunn

Enjoy an evening of bluesy jazz and soulful improvisations featuring trumpeter Freddie Dunn and friends. Dunn is best known for his work with the groundbreaking urban jazz–soul collective, Fertile Ground. His solo work in their latest CD, Soul Progressin’, was featured on The Wire and won a 2009 Independent Music Award. Dunn’s upcoming projects include a new acoustic set due later this year and a jazz music series in his new home of Brookland in Washington, D.C. Part of the East River Jazz Festival.

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August 20, 2015
Reginald Cyntje

Band blend jazz, Caribbean rhythms, and Afro beats to convey cultural heritage and social justice. The group’s recent release, Spiritual Awakening, represents humanity’s complex journey from introspection to a celebration of freedom. The band features Reginald Cyntje (trombone), Christie Dashiell (voice), Brian Settles (tenor saxophone), Allyn Johnson (piano), Herman Burney (bass), and Carroll Dashiell III (drums).

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August 19, 2015
The Bumper Jacksons

Fold sounds of jazz, early blues, old-time music, and country swing into an exhilarating repertoire of modern American roots music. Frontwoman Jess Eliot Myhre (clarinet, vocals), and Maryland-born fellow song-crafter Chris Ousley (guitar, vocals) joined forces to form the group’s core. The other Bumpers add texture, depth and soul—Alex Lacquement (upright bass), Dave Hadley (pedal steel), Brian Priebe (trombone), and Dan Samuels (drums). The group released its new album Too Big World at The Birchmere in July 2015.

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August 18, 2015
The Lee Boys

One of America’s finest African American sacred steel ensembles, performs a unique form of Gospel music with a hard-driving, blues-based beat. Consisting of brothers Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals), along with their three nephews—Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string bass), and Earl Walker (drums)—they are based out of Miami, Florida.

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August 17, 2015
Secret Sisters

Direct from Alabama, Laura and Lydia Rogers deliver traditional American country music as well as mesmerizing arrangements of classic and original pop tunes.

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August 16, 2015
Humming House

The Nashville acoustic group performs tunes from their most recent album, Revelries. The quintet combines mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, bass, and vocals to create a pleasing tension between rousing energy and nuanced arrangements.

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August 15, 2015
Charles Covington Jr.

The celebrated jazz keyboardist returns to perform on the Hammond B-3 with his Jazz Organ Trio (Steve Abshire and Ken Kimery). Covington is a professor at Peabody Conservatory and has performed with legendary artists such as Herbie Hancock, the late Clark Terry and B.B. King, and others.

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August 14, 2015
Duo Drumartica

The group is one of the most active percussion ensembles in Europe today. Since 2010, they have organized the percussion festival XYLODRUM in Ljubljana, Slovenia and performed at Metelkova Street, Cadrg Records Festival, and the new music festival Slowind. Both artists are also engaged educators, giving seminars or workshops and taking part in Mini Musik children’s concerts in Munich, Germany. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Slovenia.

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August 13, 2015
Owen Benjamin

Comedian Owen Benjamin was a series regular on the TBS series Sullivan & Son, recurred on Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, and has appeared on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central Presents, and more. His next one-hour special Big Pianist is soon to be released. Jamel Johnson opens. This program contains mature themes and strong language. 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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August 12, 2015
National Flute Association’s Flute Jamboree

Features flutists from around the world uniting to share their cultures and celebrate a common passion. We invite you to bring your flute or voice to join in music from around the globe!

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August 11, 2015
Vietnamese Cultural Days in the U.S

Presents traditional music and dances, celebrating the beauty of the Lotus flower as the soul of the country. The Lotus is the national flower of Vietnam, and it symbolizes the simplicity and nobility of its people. Part of Vietnamese Cultural Days in the U.S.

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August 10, 2015
Vietnamese Cultural Days in the U.S

Presents traditional music and dances, showcasing the cultural heritages of Vietnam. This performance features Western music performed on Vietnamese bamboo musical instruments. Part of Vietnamese Cultural Days in the U.S.

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August 9, 2015
Vietnamese Cultural Days in the U.S

Enjoy a fashion show that features designers Lan Huong, Quang Nhat, Chula, and Minh Hanh. These artists are introducing special collections made from Vietnamese ethnic fabric. Miss Vietnam Ngoc Han and Super Model Winner Hoang Yen join the model team to present the collections. Part of Vietnamese Cultural Days in the U.S.

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August 8, 2015
Vietnamese Cultural Days in the U.S

Showcases the colorful cultural diversity of Vietnam through traditional musical instruments, graceful dances, and traditional costumes by the National Art Troupe of Viet Nam. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. Part of Vietnamese Cultural Days in the U.S. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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August 7, 2015
International Young Artist Piano Competition

First prize winners of the 30th International Young Artist Piano Competition—six talented young pianists, ages 7 to 29—perform masterworks from the West and a new premiere from the East. The program highlights works by Berkovich, Liszt, Ravel, and others.

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August 6, 2015
WINGS Performing Arts

In honor of the 100th anniversary of The Great War, Remembrance brings to life the rich legacy of poetry, letters, and music from WWI. The piece features an ensemble of actors, musicians, and dancers that take on the roles of soldiers and sweethearts sharing songs such as “Keep the Home Fires Burning,” “Over There,” and “Always Remembered.” Presented in collaboration with WINGS Performing Arts program.

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August 5, 2015
George Washington University Summer Piano & Chamber Music Institute

Students and faculty-artists present an evening of chamber music featuring works by Shostakovich, Widor, Lefebvre, Migot, Dvo?ák, Boccherini, Brahms, and Mozart. The Institute invites middle, high school, and college students to study with faculty-artists from the GW Department of Music and esteemed guest artists from outside the university. Unique among musical programs in the Washington, D.C. area, the Institute places many of its students in ensembles in which resident faculty both coach, rehearse, and perform side-by-side with the students.

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August 4, 2015
Dupont Brass

Offers classical and contemporary arrangements performed by promising young musicians. Originally composed of five Howard University music students, the band gained popularity from playing at local Metro stations and now features nine members. DuPont Brass performs at private events throughout the city and has appeared as part of the D.C. Jazz Festival.

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August 3, 2015
Gorokhivska Solomia

Artistic Director Tony Small present a tribute concert in which renowned artists give back to the youth who needs us most. The varied performance features presenter Raymond Bokhour, from the cast of Broadway’s Chicago; singer/songwriter/actor/photographer Jussie Smollett, from Fox’s Empire; Gospel award-winning artist Maurette Brown Clark; jazz/classical violinist Chelsey Green; Ukrainian duo Solomia Gorokhivska and Andrei Pidkivka; and The Boys & Girls Club children’s choir.

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August 2, 2015
Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra

Under the direction of Joe Bongiovi, the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra (PJO) brings the best high school and college jazz musicians from the greater Philadelphia and New Jersey region. Founded in 2003 by Joe Bongiovi, Rob Reeve, and Yorgo Papadakis, the group’s schedule has grown to include appearances in clubs and large concert venues across the East coast, as well as a tour to Italy in 2007.

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August 1, 2015
Washington International Piano Festival

The Festival returns to the Kennedy Center for solo and group performances by selected 2015 WIPF participants. Hosted by the Catholic University of America, the Festival seeks to provide a learning experience by engaging participants and observers in master classes, lectures, and performances.

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July 31, 2015
Washington International Piano Festival

The Festival returns to the Kennedy Center for solo and group performances by selected 2015 WIPF participants. Hosted by the Catholic University of America, the Festival seeks to provide a learning experience by engaging participants and observers in master classes, lectures, and performances.

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July 30, 2015
Listen Local First

The D.C. band is the creative union of artists Alex Braden (Young Rapids, Bella Russia), Drew Hagelin (Cigarette), Margot MacDonald, Sam Raymond (Rival Skies), Sarah Schaffer (Lies About), and Fiona Kohrman. A finalist in NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, the group made its live debut by playing three consecutive sold out performances in February 2015. Presented in collaboration with Listen Local First D.C.

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July 29, 2015
Creole United

The group was founded by Andre Thierry and Sean Ardoin, and its mission is to further Louisiana’s Creole music tradition by creating new standards that incorporate the old styles. Creole United is a movement and a band that includes Creole artists from all living generations and styles. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.

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July 28, 2015
All-American Boys Choir

America’s quintessential professional boys’ chorus makes its Millennium Stage debut. Based in Costa Mesa, California, the chorus is comprised of more than 100 boys ages 8-15 drawn from throughout Southern California.

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July 27, 2015
Ukuleles for Peace

The group brings its socially conscious message to the Millennium Stage community. The orchestra seeks to drive the wheel of social change by creating long-term opportunities for Jews and Arabs to meet and befriend one another.

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July 26, 2015
Laura Dodd

The final performance of the 25/40 Celebration will showcase four unique artists performing four different styles of music. Enjoy performances by American pianist, conductor, and 2007 Kennedy Center Honoree Leon Fleisher; The Glee Project finalist Ali Stroker; Alabama-born songstress Laura Dodd, and versatile piano virtuoso and tenor Carlos Ibay! Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

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July 25, 2015
NSO Summer Music Institute

At 7 p.m., the NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, featuring the winner of the Concerto Competition, performs Wagner’s Overture to Die Meistersinger and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.

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July 25, 2015
AXIS Dance Company

The Kennedy Center and the Dizzy Feet Foundation present National Dance Day: Dance for Everybody. This free, two-and-a-half-hour celebration features a wide variety of dance classes and performances, including the well-known physically integrated AXIS Dance Company and local tap artist Baakari Wilder, among others.

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July 24, 2015
Blessing Offor

Blessing Offor is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and professional speaker who has appeared on The Voice and with musical legends Tower of Power and the Temptations. A 2010 VSA International Young Soloist Award recipient, his first full-length record was released this past February. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

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July 23, 2015
Michael Cleveland

The winner of nine International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, Michael Cleveland is one of the premier bluegrass fiddlers of his generation. Together with his band Flamekeeper, four-time IBMA Instrumental Group winners, Cleveland, who is blind, delivers some of the most powerful, exciting, and authentic bluegrass. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

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July 22, 2015
Shimon Robotic

Georgia Tech’s Robotic Musicians and Musical Cyborgs features Shimon, the robotic marimba player, alongside other robotic musicians and a drummer who wears an assistive robotic drumming prosthesis. Shimon utilizes artificial intelligence and creativity algorithms that push musical experiences and outcomes to uncharted domains. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

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July 21, 2015
25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Join us for this family friendly event in which three Deaf storytellers enthrall children and adults alike with stories told in American Sign Language with voice interpretation. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

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July 20, 2015
NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1, Maurer’s Concertante for Four Violins in A Minor, Op. 55, Bliss’s Oboe Quintet, and Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango in small chamber ensembles.

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July 19, 2015
Frankie Lee

Whether Lee writes his world-weary alt-country songs because he knows how to sing 'em, or the other way around, he's found a calling. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

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July 18, 2015
Brother Ali

Hip-hop artist Brother Ali is a social activist and cultural icon whose music sheds light on controversial issues. His sharp perspective has earned him accolades from Rolling Stone and NPR, and Dr. Cornel West has praised his musical activism. 

This program contains mature themes and strong language

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July 17, 2015
VSA International Young Soloists

Representatives from the past ten years of the VSA International Young Soloists Award Program perform. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

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July 16, 2015
Josh Blue

Comedians Josh Blue and Shannon DeVido will open the 25/40 celebration with a stand-up comedy performance. Headliner Josh Blue won the fourth season of NBC’s reality series Last Comic Standing. As a comedian living with cerebral palsy, Blue centers much of his act on his disability. Shannon DeVido is a comedian, actress, and singer who launched the popular web series Stare at Shannon, breaking the conventional image of disability through comedy. This performance, part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries highlighting the history, art, and culture of the disability community, is being offered in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and will be made available in embassies and consulates around the world via live-streaming.

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July 15, 2015
NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform J.S. Bach’s Fugue in G, Ewazen’s Eaglehawk Trombone Trios, Schubert’s Octet in F Major, and Mendelssohn’s String Octet in small and large chamber ensembles.

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July 14, 2015
NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform Dvorák’s String Quintet, Op. 77, Beach’s Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet, and Arnold’s Brass Quintet, Op. 73 in small chamber ensembles.

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July 13, 2015
NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform Barber’s Woodwind Quintet, Debussy’s String Quartet No. 1, Schubert’s Trout Piano Quintet, and Brahms’s Horn Trio in E-flat Major in small chamber ensembles.   

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