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Dailey & Vincent

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Website: daileyandvincent.com
Biography

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent became the most heralded new act in bluegrass as their debut album and tour schedule introduced them to wildly appreciative audiences. Their inventive quintet performs at a level of synergy that only comes from constant live performances – and it’s no wonder the group has continuously earned national praise, won countless industry Performance, Entertainer and Band of the Year awards over the years, including three Grammy® nominations and seven Bluegrass Music Awards in 2011 alone. Exuding enthusiasm and pure showmanship, the musicians have fun on stage, while also including the audience on their musical journey. See and hear why the New York Times called Dailey & Vincent “the most celebrated new bluegrass act.” Impeccable arrangements, flawless performances, uncanny harmony: this is bluegrass gold!

 

Performance Date: November 4, 2011; December 4, 2015

Damn Yankees

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Biography

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life he’s left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self, and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.

Performance Date: March 10, 1998

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!

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Website: pbskids.org/daniel/
Biography

“Won’t you be my neighbor?” The legacy of the beloved Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from the Fred Rogers Company and PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard the trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! Donning his familiar red sweater, Daniel takes the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood. Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life. This live theatrical production filled with singing, dancing and laughter will warm the hearts of multiple generations!

 

Performance Date: April 24, 2016

Danú: A St. Patrick’s Celebration

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Biography

Hailing from Ireland’s historic County Waterford, Danú is one of today’s leading traditional Irish ensembles. Their standing-room-only concerts throughout Ireland feature high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.

For two decades, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals (Irish and English), have performed around the globe. They have seven critically acclaimed albums. Winners of numerous awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, Danú has toured throughout the world, taking its audiences on a musical journey to their native Ireland and offering a moving and memorable concert experience.

Performance Date: March 15, 2016

 

Darius de Haas

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Website: http://www.dariusdehaas.com/
Biography

A unique and versatile artist, Darius de Haas enjoys a multifaceted career as an award-winning, widely acclaimed popular singer and actor.  The son of jazz bassist Eddie de Haas and singer Geraldine Bey de Haas  (formerly of the group Andy and the Bey Sisters), he has performed under the bright lights of Broadway and in renowned regional play houses in leading roles for such hits as Kiss of the Spiderwoman, RENT, Dreamgirls, HAIR, Children of Eden, Jesus Christ Superstar, and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Running Man.  His singular abilities have established him as a performer in a variety of settings as well as guesting with several orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra, The Cincinnati Pops, The Los Angeles Master Chorale, The New York Festival of Song, The Moab Music Festival, and Alvin Ailey Dance Theater’s 50th Gala Celebration. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as Elvis Costello, Deborah Harry, Michael Feinstein, Marvin Hamlisch, Roberta Flack, Vanessa Williams, and his uncle-legendary jazz vocalist Andy Bey.

 

Performance Date: October 18, 2013

David Briggs

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Website: http://www.david-briggs.org/
Biography

One of the foremost concert organists of his generation, David Briggs enjoys a busy world-wide touring schedule that includes more than fifty concerts each year. An exciting musical communicator, he is particularly known for his skills in the art of improvisation.

Performance Date: October 29, 2007; October 31, 2006

David Copperfield: An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion

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Website: DavidCopperfield.com
Biography

David Copperfield: An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion is an affecting, life-changing event that reaches into the audiences’ minds and hearts and takes them on a feast of wish and fulfillment. True to its title, Grand Illusion is the logical, and incredible, evolution of this conjurer’s art. Copperfield’s goal in Grand Illusion is to take one’s dreams (and maybe a few nightmares) and make them become reality using his state of the art wizardry. Displaying his off-the-cuff brand of humor, Copperfield breaks new ground in Grand Illusion and takes his art to a grand, yet intimate, personal yet universal, dimension for an evening of wonders that will never be forgotten.

Performance Date: March 14, 2005

Dawn Upshaw, soprano

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Biography

Dawn Upshaw is an American soprano. The recipient of several Grammy Awards and Edison Prize-winning discs, she performs both opera and art song, and in repertoire from Baroque to contemporary.

Performance Date: February 4, 1991

Deathtrap

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Biography

Sidney Bruhl is a playwright desperately in need of a hit—and just in time, a former student sends him the manuscript of his first play, a murder mystery called Deathtrap. Sidney smells a hit—but Sidney has never been that fond of sharing credit. It turns out the laughs are on them.

Performance Date: March 19, 1980

Debbie Reynolds in An Evening of Music and Comedy

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Featuring Harve Presnell Website: http://www.debbiereynolds.com/
Biography

Actress Debbie Reynolds has had a long and successful career, spanning 50 years, on stage, film and television.

Performance Date: December 12, 1988

Denyce Graves, Mezzo-Soprano

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Website: http://www.denycegraves.com/
Biography

In a career that has taken her to the greatest international opera houses and concert halls, Denyce Graves is recognized worldwide as one of today’s most exciting vocal stars and continues to gather unparalleled popular and critical acclaim in performances on four continents. Her performances are marked by expressive, rich vocalism and unmatched, elegant stage presence. Following a recent performance in Atlanta, the Journal-Constitution exclaimed, “If the human voice has the power to move you, you will be touched by Denyce Graves.”

Performance Date: January 18, 2005

Diavolo Dance Theater

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Website: http://www.diavolo.org/
Biography

With Diavolo, universes collide. Art meets science, matter and space coexist, reality ends where imagination begins. Under the direction of Jacques Heim, who recently choreographed Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ, Diavolo reinvents dance, re-imagines theater and redefines thrills. Paired with large objects, Diavolo takes movement, athletics and daring to the extreme to create abstract narrative in which inspiration thrives. Comprised of dancers, gymnasts, athletes and actors who create performances collaboratively, everyday items such as doors and chairs, ladders and stairways, cylinders and wheels – exaggerated in size and function – become co-conspirators as the dancers shock and delight audiences with leaps, spins and contortions. “Heim puts his feel for props, his knack for kinetic drama and his taste for danger in the service of a metaphor, and the result is dazzling” (New York Newsday).

 

Performance Date: March 10, 2012

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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Website: http://www.dirtyrottenscoundrelsthemusical.com/
Biography

The New York Post calls it  “A knockout punch to Broadway’s funnybone!  One of the liveliest, funniest, best-performed musicals in years!” Based on the popular 1988 MGM film set on the glorious, glamorous Riviera, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the delicious musical comedy that follows two con artists as they take on the lifestyles of the rich and shameless . . . and end up with a lot more than they bargain for.  You’ll agree with the critic of the Wall Street Journal, “I know funny when I see it, and this show is a perfect hoot!” It’s a five-star treat that will keep you laughing for weeks to come.

 

Performance Date: February 17, 2009

Dizzy and Mr. B Salute the Count

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starring Billy Eckstine; Dizzy Gillespie; The Count Basie Orchestra, conducted by Frank Foster
Biography

Dizzy Gillespie, who rose to fame with a new sound called bepop; Billy Eckstein, the singer and leader of the band that spearheaded the new wave, and the Count Basie Orchestra, now led by Frank Foster. The program, which is entitled ”Dizzy and Mr. B. Salute the Count,” lists several Basie standards along with some of the specialty numbers that have become signature pieces for Mr. Gillespie.

Performance Date: November 15, 1989

Doc Severinsen

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Website: http://www.docseverinsen.com/
Biography

“Heeeeere’s Johnny!” That lead-in, followed by a big band trumpet blast, was the landmark of late night television for three decades. The ‘Johnny’ was Johnny Carson, the announcer was Ed McMahon and the bandleader was Doc Severinsen. Beginning in October 1962, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson ruled the night air for thirty years. On May 22, 1992, it came to an end… Within a week of the final telecast, Doc Severinsen and His Big Band were on the road, and to this day, audiences across America love and respect Doc and his big band, not just because he shared their living room with them for so many years, but because of Doc’s love of the Big Band repertoire.  His musicianship keeps this iconic American music fresh to this day.

Performance Dates: April 13, 1999; February 8, 1992

Doktor Kaboom!

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Biography

Doktor Kaboom! performs an original interactive Science Comedy show that creatively integrates theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration. Doktor Kaboom! keeps crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter while providing an amazing educational tour of the modern scientific method, using humor and comedy while demonstrating spectacular applications of the physical sciences.. Join Kaboom! for a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular science experiments designed to involve, excite, educate, and entertain.

Performance Date: November 8, 2013

Dolly Parton

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Website: DollyParton.com
Biography

All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist.

Dolly has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy “9 to 5,” Dolly earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in “Steel Magnolias,” “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Rhinestone,” and “Straight Talk” followed.

In 1999, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. In December 2015, more than 13 million tuned into “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” and was the most-watched film on broadcast networks since May 2012.

 

Performance Date: October 25, 2005

Don Quixote

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Moscow Festival Ballet
Biography

One of Russia’s most esteemed ballet companies, the Moscow Festival Ballet, presents the timeless story of “Don Quixote.” “Don Quixote” is a ballet based on the world-famous novel “Don Quixote de la Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes. Set in the 1600s, the story features the escapades of a Spanish hidalgo who goes by the name of Don Quixote and his trusty squire Sancho Panza.

Performance Date: January 23, 2001

Donald Knaack, Junk Music

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Website: http://www.junkmusic.org/
Biography

Donald Knaack, the Junkman, plays junk music- on 100% recycled materials. He’s performed all over the country, including at the Kennedy and Lincoln Centers and has performed on many television shows and in commercials.

Performance Date: January 10, 2002

Drew Minter, Countertenor

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Biography

Regarded for over three decades as one of the world’s finest countertenors, Drew Minter grew up as a boy treble in the Washington Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys.  After obtaining music degrees at Bloomington, Indiana and Vienna, Austria, Minter appeared in leading roles with the opera companies of Brussels, Toulouse, Boston, Washington, Santa Fe, Wolf Trap, Glimmerglass, and Nice, among others.  A recognized specialist in the works of Handel, he has performed frequently at the Handel festivals of Göttingen, Halle, Karlsruhe, and Maryland.  He has sung with many of the world’s leading baroque orchestras, including Les Arts Florissants, the Handel and Haydn Society, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Freiburger Barockorchester, and as a guest at festivals such as Tanglewood, Ravinia, Regensburg, BAM’s Next Wave, Edinburgh, Spoleto, and Boston Early Music; other orchestra credits include the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Performance Date: April 28, 1995

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