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Based on the life of Pippin, the son of Charlemagne who suffered from a spinal deformity, the musical tells the story of Pippin as he grows into adulthood and learns what will be the purpose of his life. Themes of adolescence, family, ambition and love pervade this comedy. Songs include "On the Right Track" and "Magic to Do."
At its core, Gogol Bordello is a band that mixes Eastern European musical influences with modern rock and punk sensibilities to create a style of music that has been deemed Gypsy Punk. Formed in 1999 in the Lower East Side of New York City by a group of immigrants, the band initially played purist gypsy music at Russian weddings. After dropping a single with more modern western influences to much acclaim, Gogol Bordello established itself as a band unafraid to do its own thing. Entertaining audiences through high energy shows with theatrical elements haphazardly thrown in, that typically feature the band playing an unusual assortment of instruments and dancing like maniacs, Gogol Bordello is a live performance not to be missed.
More than a hundred colorfully costumed dancers are set to take the stage for the Virginia Ballet Company's much-loved performance of Tchaikovsky's holiday favorite. In fact, this "Nutcracker" has thrilled generations for more than 60 years, making it the longest-running classical ballet production in the Northern Virginia region. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the magical story of young Clara, who dreams that her new toy nutcracker soldier has come to life. Together they experience a fantastical adventure that leads them through an epic battle with the Rat King to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets.
The Harlem Gospel Choir was founded in 1986 by Allen Bailey. By communicating their joy and faith through upbeat gospel music that can get just about any crowd riled up, the choir has traveled the world and met with much acclaim. The group has a fluctuating lineup, although there are generally about 65 members ages 17-65. Crowds come to enjoy their music for both the positive message and the beautiful vocal harmonies and rhythms.