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Reality TV Show for Instrumental Musicians featuring
National Symphony Orchestra Violinist Marissa Regni,
Duke Ellington Orchestra Alum Gregory Charles Royal,
and nu-metal bassist Talena Atfield as judges.
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Accompanying Projects that are Part of this Initiative
A Nationwide Discussion About
The MTV/ Hip Hop Generation's
Future Support of
Traditional American Music.
Current Programs and Offerings
Plight of American Music Initiative
To Rap
or Play?
A documentary which discusses the role of
instrumental musicians in Hip Hop - featuring
underground rapper Kenn Starr.
Funded by a
grant from DC Commission on the Arts
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On September 2, 2011 American Youth Symphony and
Noon Tan Music in association with Shukan NY Seikatsu
Press presented the World Premier of a new adaptation of
the 2004 New York JVC Jazz Festival play followed by a
panel discussion on Japanese culture in jazz featuring
music legend
Toshiko Akiyoshi at the Ida K. Lang Recital
Hall at Hunter College in New York. The play starred
Gregory Charles Royal and Kay Matsukawa with Patience
Higgins and the Sugar Hill Quartet with Ken Crutchfield and
directed by Kazuki Takase.
View clip here.

The Japanese Jazz Affect
A Discussion About the Historical Relationship
of Jazz and the Japanese People -- preceded by
an adaptation of the jazz play
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In New York
Off Broadway in Harlem Tuesday Seniors Series
Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Theatre
34 West 134th Street at 1:00pm
Providing New York Tri-State Seniors with affordable theatre,food an opportunity.

Currently Showing:
On Video
Past Programs
GOD Doesn't Mean You Get
To Live
A gospel musician's faith is tested when he meets a famous singer who
believes that everlasting life is a cruel hoax perpetuated by God himself.
It takes a little girl to change their lives forever!
Hot Lunch and Performance
Reservations Required
call (202) 302-6703

a play by Gregory Charles Royal
also starring Gregory Charles Royal
at the Baruch Performing Arts Center December 2 and 4, 2012
Robbie Love
Vocal Diva From
Los Angeles
Royal and Crutchfield are professional musicians in line with AYS's mandate in producing theatrical works which feature musicians as actors.
* introducing  Zari Veres Royal
Ken "Skillet" Crutchfield
(from the Broadway Hit
Ain't Misbehavin')
Gregory Charles Royal
(from the Broadway Hit
Five Guys Named Moe)
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Show
Concludes at 3:30pm

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