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Recent Broadcasts

Stories told in American Sign Language
7/21/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

NSO Summer Music Institute
7/20/2015 at 6:00 PM

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.

Featured Artist(s)
NSO Summer Music Institute

Frankie Lee
7/19/2015 at 6:00 PM

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.

Featured Artist(s)
Frankie Lee

Brother Ali
7/18/2015 at 6:00 PM

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

Featured Artist(s)
Brother Ali

VSA International Young Soloists Winners
7/17/2015 at 6:00 PM

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.

Featured Artist(s)
VSA International Young Soloists

Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Josh Blue and Shannon DeVido
7/16/2015 at 5:45 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Josh Blue
Shannon DeVido

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles
7/15/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
NSO Summer Music Institute

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles
7/14/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
NSO Summer Music Institute

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles
7/13/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
NSO Summer Music Institute

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra
7/12/2015 at 6:03 PM

IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s)
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Washington National Opera Institute
7/11/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
WNO Opera Institute at American University

The S&R Foundation Washington Award Alumni Performance
7/10/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Junichi Fukuda
S&R Foundation
Tim Park
Tanya Gabrielian

Beat Sessions: J Dilla
7/9/2015 at 6:00 PM

IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s)
9th Wonder
Amp Fiddler
Timothy Anne Burnside
Jack Combat
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Musiq Soulchild
Slum Village
DJ Spinna

Spiritrials
7/8/2015 at 6:00 PM

IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Intersects addiction, religion, and the law in a government-sponsored drug rehabilitation program. In this timely and personal exploration of the criminal justice system, an “anonymous” narrator shifts in-and-out of four characters as he examines his place in what appears to be a cultural rite of passage. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Part of D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

Featured Artist(s)
Hip Hop Theater Festival

NSO Summer Music Institute
7/7/2015 at 6:00 PM

Concerto Competition finalists from the NSO Summer Music Institute perform solos. The winner, to be announced at a later date, will perform with the SMI Orchestra on July 25 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

Featured Artist(s)
NSO Summer Music Institute

Hip-Hop Theater Festival: Ballon the Oomph That Keeps You There
7/6/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Hip Hop Theater Festival

Akua Allrich Album Release Show
7/5/2015 at 6:00 PM

Celebrating the release of her third album, Soul Singer, the soul-stirring jazz vocalist and D.C. native captures the blues, soul, R&B, jazz, and pan-African music with lyrics akin to Miriam Makeba, Bob Marley, and Nina Simone.

Featured Artist(s)
Akua Allrich

Monterey Jazz Festival County High School All-Star Band
7/4/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Monterey Jazz Festival High School Honor Band

Los Wembler’s de Iquitos
7/3/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Los Wembler’s de Iquitos

El Trio de la Estudiantina Municipal de Ayacucho and Tradiciones Carumeñas
7/2/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Tradiciones Carumeñas
El Trio de la Estudiantina Municipal de Ayacucho

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Millennium Stage Calendar

Perform on Millennium Stage

Are you interested in performing on Millennium Stage, or do you have a program you’d like to recommend? In order to be considered, please submit any recent videos of live performance within the last two years, website, Facebook page, or other pertinent information to MillenniumStage@kennedy-center.org.

Millennium Stage at 20!

Millennium Stage turns 20!

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P.A.F.E.

Learn about the goals and mission of the Performing Arts for Everyone initiative.

Conservatory Project

Music's rising stars from the nation's top conservatories performing in the Terrace Theater

Local Dance Commissioning Project

Providing funds to local dance artists for world premieres on the Millennium Stage.

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