The Kennedy Center

A Tribute to the American Songbook "Past and Present"

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The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra will perform song selections honoring time-tested compositions by D.C.’s own Duke Ellington, as well as those that will become the new standards from composers such as Chick Corea, Tower Of Power, and Michael Jackson. The orchestra has been in existence for the past 33 years, is under the musical direction of Michael Bowie, and is named for its nightclub namesake.

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