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Black Violin - 'Live at the Kate' performance set to air on Connecticut Public Television / theday

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Black Violin, the astonishing  Atlanta-based duo - Wil Baptiste and Kevin Sylvester will be appearing this Monday Jan 22, at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center - a performance being taped for future telecast by Connecticut Public Television. Both musicians are now violin virtuosos whose affection for and mastery of classical repertoire is substantial. At the same time, their love of rap has always been there, and their melding of two styles is something wonderful and utterly distinctive. Since springing to national success through 2005 triumphs on "Showtime at the Apollo," Black Violin has toured steadily and built a global and cross-cultural fan base. Albums like the recent "Stereotypes" are both timely and buoyantly infectious, and BV has also worked with a variety of artists ranging from Wu Tang Clan and Alicia Keyes to Aerosmith and Tom Petty.

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