Pete Seeger Tribute
In celebration of the 24th Kennedy Center Honors, the Millennium Stage pays tribute to 1994 Honoree Pete Seeger. Instrumental in popularizing the indigenous American song, his own compositions - among them "If I Had a Hammer," "We Shall Overcome," "Turn, Turn, Turn," and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" have served as anthems for an entire generation. The program of film, words and music will feature Seeger's friends and family including Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, grandson of Pete Seeger, and Sarah Lee Guthrie, granddaughter of Woody Guthrie.
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Leah Glenn Dance Theatre
Leah Glenn Dance Theatre (LGDT) seeks to cultivate a greater understanding of the world through thought-provoking dance works that entertain, inspire, and challenge. This eclectic collection of choreography will feature performances by guest artists Parisa Khobdeh (courtesy of the Paul Taylor Dance Company) and Jamal Story, as well as LGDT members.
| Leah Glen Dance Theatre |
A showcase of the 2016 VSA International Young Soloists Competition winners recognizing outstanding musicians with disabilities, aged 14–25, from around the world. The concert features: Gabrielle Barker (KY), soprano; Stuart Carlson (MI), violin; Andrew Nguyen (CA), piano; Abigel Szilagyi (CA), violin; and Roi Aldric Trawon (Philippines), violin.
| VSA International Young Soloists |
This Celtic rock band from Ireland consists of the four Diver sisters who play their own melodic pop as well as traditional songs. Their blend of Irish roots with American influences has garnered them an Irish Music Award for Top Celtic Rock band.
| Screaming Orphans |
Chef Cathal Armstrong (Restaurant Eve in Alexandria; multiple James Beard Award nominee) leads a cooking demonstration to showcase his commitment to complex, thoughtful dishes that combine his Irish roots and French training with American cuisine.
| Cathal Armstrong |
The Tossers (Chicago, IL)
Formed in 1993, the six-piece Celtic punk band from Chicago has been proudly spreading their Irish gospel across the globe, with no plans of slowing down. The Tossers’ five albums have shown their impressive command of song structure and instrumentation.
| The Tossers |