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on Thu, March 14, 2013

All events, things to do on March 14, 2013 are free unless otherwise noted.
Conference |
A two-day conference on the unfolding situation in the South China Sea area and its implications for regional peace and stability. The conference will draw on the expertise of 15 leading scholars, experts and former practitioners from academia, research institutions, and think tanks from the U.S., China, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, and Australia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, South China Sea: Central to Asia-Pacific Peace and Security
City Walk |
Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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City Walks, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Midtown Manhattan Tour
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history of this great sacred space from 1892 to the present. Tour times: 11am & 1pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Cathedral Tour
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Congressman Ron Paul considers the Federal Reserve "both corrupt and unconstitutional" Tour times: 11:15 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Lecture |
A talk by Mayhill C. Fowler (University of Toronto).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Kremlin Cabaret: The Imperial South, the Soviet North, and Transnational Dynamics in Soviet Culture
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A brown bag lecture with Aaron Skabelund, Assistant Professor of History, Brigham Young University, moderated by Kim Brandt, Associate Professor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Aaron Skabelund talks about his book Empire of Dogs: Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World
Park Walk |
Walk through a scenic area on the western edge of the Park, much of which is off the beaten track for most visitors. See rolling meadows, lake views, bridges of different styles, and a garden with flowers and plants mentioned by Shakespeare.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, West Side Stories Tour
Other |
All levels of play welcome. Please bring with you...your Scrabble set (be sure it has all 100 tiles!), a Scrabble dictionary and, of course, a love of the game!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Others, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Scrabble Mania
Concert |
With lute and Psalter, gypsy jazz, Zimbabwean beats, a plethora of standard chamber music repertory, and world premieres with working titles, Concerts at One will satisfy the savvy and the inexperienced concertgoer as Trinity continues to expand the musical palettes of New Yorkers and visitors alike.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Contemporary American Art Song/Joy in Singing
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Every Thursday, the new series “STOP-IN” presents a concert organist in recital on the acclaimed Paul Fritts, Opus 16 organ. Exploring the wealth of music composed for the organ, each artist brings their own interpretation and personality to the bench, making no two recitals alike. This 30-40 minute midday recital is the perfect break in the week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, STOP-IN Organ Series: Kathy Handford
Lecture |
A lecture by Sally Webster. Mary Cassatt, who is best known for her enduring images of mother and children, is never thought of as a Bloomer girl or a free-love advocate. Yet in her 1893 mural Modern Woman she illustrated the most progressive and radical program of women's emancipation yet advanced. This program was first articulated in the 1848 "Declaration of Sentiments" drawn up by women participants at the first convention of women's rights in Seneca Falls, New York. The organizer was Elizabeth Cady Stanton whose writings and speeches for the next half century changed the lives of thousands of women who sought professional training and the ability to lead independent lives. Stanton's accomplishments and that of other leading women's rights advocates were reflected in the art and displays placed in the Woman's Building at Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Among the most important was Cassatt's mural located in the south tympanum of the building's Gallery of Honor. Appropriately titled Modern Woman, Cassatt's mural was a contemporary allegory which she related in three panels: "Young Girls Pursuing Fame," "Young Women Plucking the Fruits of Knowledge or Science," and "The Arts, Music, Dancing."
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Lectures, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Mary Cassatt, Women's Suffrage, and Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
City Walk |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, SoHo, Little Italy & Chinatown Tour
Workshop |
Hands on using wireless laptops. Learn how to download photos from your digital camera to a computer and edit them with Google Picasa.
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Workshops, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Digital Photo Editing Workshop
Gallery Talk |
Maddy Rosenberg is an artist who works in several media: oil painting, artist’s books, printmaking, drawing, toy theater, and installation. Her work is widely collected and she has exhibited at venues throughout the U.S. and Europe, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Fogg Museum, the Tate Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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Gallery Talks, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Artist Talk: Maddy Rosenberg
Tour |
A Museum Ambassador provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House.
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Tours, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, US Customs House Building Tour
Master Class |
A Master Class with Martina Arroyo & Jorge Parodi. One of the leading Spinto Sopranos from the world’s greatest opera stages such as The Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, and La Scala, Ms. Arroyo joins Opera Hispánica Artistic Director and faculty member Jorge Parodi for a Master Class with young singers and pianists. The two teachers will coach students on Spanish and Latin American opera and vocal works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Soprano Master Class
Opening Reception |
Features a stunning collection of quilts and hand-made books created by a community of urban artists guided by noted Harlem artist and quilt maker Dindga McCannon. Featured artists include: Angela Loftin-Blake, Phyllis Bowdwin, Jackie Burgess, Shirley Burton Cox, Lisa Curran, Valerie Deas, Shimoda, Izola Emanuel, Laura Gadson, Nancy Ivy, Shani Jamila, Arlene "Kweli" Jones, Nora Lee, Barbara Mims, Tanya Montgut, Rita Strickland, Olga Torrey and DINDGA McCANNON.
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Opening Receptions, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Group Show: Harlem Memorabilia: Reflections in Fiber
Lecture |
Offered in conjunction with Benjamin Swett's exhibit New York City of Trees, this lecture is by the ecologist and naturalist Eric Sanderson, aothor of Lives of Trees in New York City: Retrospective and Prospective Views from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Welikia Project.
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Lectures, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, New York City of Trees
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Robert Farris Thompson, Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, will focus his lecture on mambo, which shows a fusion of a variety of dance styles from Lindy, to ballet, to bomba, to Afro-Cuban dance.
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Lectures, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Staccato Incandescence: The Story of Mambo
Discussion |
With: Jane Tylus, NYU; Patrick Macey, Eastman School of Music; Giusepe Gerbino, Columbia University; and voice students from the Eastman School of Music.
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Discussions, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Music Under the Medici in Renaissance Italy
Poetry Reading |
Please join Matthew Dickman and Michael Klein as they celebrate their new books with a reading, signing, and party. Introductions to the readings provided by Marie Howe and Jean Valentine. Matthew Dickman's latest book of poetry is Mayakovsky's Revolver. His first book of poetry, All-American Poem, won the 2009 Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Michael Klein's newest poetry book is The Talking Day. He is the author of two previous books of poetry, including 1990, which received a Lambda Literary Award.
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Poetry Readings, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Poets Matthew Dickman and Michael Klein read their work
Gallery Talk |
Internationally recognized paper and book artist Helen Hiebert gives an informal presentation about her work, followed by a reception. Hiebert’s limited edition artists’ books will be on view, as well as her newest publication Playing With Paper, and her two films The Papermaker’s Studio Guide and Water Paper Time. Autographed copies of the books and films will be available for purchase.
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Gallery Talks, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Artist Talk: Helen Hiebert
Opening Reception |
Peter Maslow's recent paintings reveal his experiences within a multitude of urban environments and various frames of time. He has traveled extensively across Central and Eastern Europe, photographing, sketching, absorbing and processing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Painting: Peter Maslow's Gowanus, Vienna
Opening Reception |
An exhibition of work by students in the BFA Advertising and Design Department, curated by 3D Design Chair Kevin O’Callaghan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, 3D Design Student Exhibition
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Five artists, inspired by water, have created works that highlight the multifaceted character of one of the essential components of life. Its character, purpose and powers are felt everyday - directly and indirectly in our lives. We associate water with the best of nature and the worst. It’s elusive, perplexing, healing, and yet at other times most destructive. This exhibition illustrates many interpretations and perceptions of this intrinsically beautiful, sublime, essential and sometimes threatening part of nature.
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Opening Receptions, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, All About Water, a Five-Artist Show
Concert |
Buffy Sainte-Marie won an Oscar for the song "Up Where We Belong," which is also the name of the museum's popular music exhibition. The artist is featured in concert, which highlights old hits and new compositions focused on "the art of the protest song."
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Concerts, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Oscar-Winning Singer-Songwriter
Lecture |
Speaker Dan Brock is a professor of Medical Ethics in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Prior to his arrival at Harvard, Professor Brock was Senior Scientist and a member of the Department of Clinical Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health.
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Lectures, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Four Decades in Bioethics: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going
Forum |
With Jackie Clark (class of 2008) Coldfront & LIT Magazine; Sharmi Cohen (class of 2009) Telephone Books; Justin Marks (class of 2004) Birds LLC; Alina Gregorian (class of 2009) Bridge, and Dan Magers (class of 2005) Sink Review. Moderated by Alina Gregorian and introduced by Helen Schulman, fiction coordinator, Creative Writing.
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Forums, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, MFA Alumni Publishing Panel
Discussion |
With Lawrence Light, moderator, and panelists Albert Ashforth, Julia Pomeroy and Angela Zeman from Mystery Writers of America – The New York Chapter. Wartime may create own special kind of crime, but a criminal in uniform is still a crook and vets return home heavily burdened by what they have done… and what has been done to them. Join a timely discussion about mystery novels with military themes.
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Discussions, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Mystery in Uniform: Crime Stories and the Military
Gallery Talk |
The docent-led tours meet in the lobby.
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Gallery Talks, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Museum Docent Tour
Gallery Talk |
Kim Levin, New York art critic and international curator, author and editor will share her experiences and adventures as a regular contributor to the Village Voice for 23 years and as president of IACA (International Association of Art Critics) for 6 years. She is author of Beyond Modernism and currently contributing to Art News. In addition, Kim will suggest effective ways for exhibiting artists to communicate with art critics.
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Gallery Talks, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Art critc Kim Levin discusses her career
Discussion |
A panel discussion focusing on the project Bronx! Fashion! Revolution!, a community-based art project by Austrian artist Walter Steinacher realized at Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education in the South Bronx with support from Residency Unlimited. Students in Casita Maria's after school program will revamp their old clothes and, through the process, question their relationship with brands and their participation in an alienating consumerist culture. Sarah Calderon, Casita Maria's Executive Director, and Maud Jacquin, RU's associate curator, will also take part in the discussion.
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Discussions, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Bronx! Fashion! Revolution!
Opening Reception |
The launch of Dana Levy’s new artist’s book World Order, which was produced for her 2012 solo show at The Center for Contemporary Arts Tel Aviv in affiliation with Braverman Gallery and Sternthal Books.
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Opening Receptions, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Artist's Book Launch: Dana Levy's belonging/s
Slide Lecture |
A slide lecture and book signing by Michael Susi, author of the Postcard History Series “The Upper West Side” and “Columbia University and Morningside Heights”.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Slide Lectures, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Lost Riverside Drive: A History in Postcard Images
Other |
Ask Roulette is an unscripted conversation in which participants ask and answer questions of each other in front of a live audience. Special guests TBA.
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Others, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Ask Roulette
Theater |
Part of NEW VOICES Playwrights Festival. Five original plays in repertory, highlight Drama’s graduating playwrights, directors, and actors of 2013.
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Theaters, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Student Production: A Modern Feeling by Jason Kim
Poetry Reading |
Tina Chang reads and discusses her work; her latest collection is “Of Gods and Strangers." In conversation with Alice Quinn.
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Poetry Readings, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Poet Tina Chang in Conversation
Book Reading |
In his coming-of-age memoir, Oliver Horovitz provides an insider's look at the charming but insular life of golfers in an old world golf course and the discoveries he made along his path to adulthood.
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Book Readings, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Oliver Horovitz reads from his book An American Caddie in St. Andrews: Growing Up, Girls, and Looping on the Old Course
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A powerhouse one-act play set in the Bronx, where a man and a woman emerge from their dark pasts into an empathetic embrace. The Night Shift produces intimate, no-frills, working-class theater productions that aim to examine other peoples' lives and find solace in the communion of the theatrical event.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Night Shift Theater presents Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by Oscar- and Tony-Winner John Patrick Shanley

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Concerts, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, If you like bossa nove, you will love this concert
Book Signing |
The sharp, lyrical, and no-holds-barred autobiography of the iconoclastic writer and musician Richard Hell, charting the childhood, coming of age, and misadventures of an artist in an indelible era of rock and roll
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Book Signings, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Rocker Richard Hell signs copies of his book I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp
Concert |
This program will include the live world premiere of Skowhegan Birch #1 (from the Tree Talk series) 2012, by artist Maria Elena Gonzalez, executed on a player piano by the renowned interpreter Randolph Herr. This work was created by Gonzalez from the bark of a fallen birch tree she found in the summer artist colony in Skowhegan, Maine. Gonzalez had the striations in the bark scanned and they were then digitally cut onto scrolls for piano rolls. The result is literally a sound created directly from a tree. Randolph Herr will explain and play this work on player piano, along with other selections.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Concerts, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, An Evening of Pianola: Music on Player Piano
Concert |
Featuring: St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir, Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Conductor; Mick Moloney and Friends; Washington Square Harp; and Shamrock Orchestra. An evening of traditional and contemporary Irish Music.Celebrate Irish Heritage at a time and place where everyone is Irish.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Concerts, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, The Annual Irish Heritage Concert
Talk |
Discover the inner dimension of sport and learn the yogic secrets of top athletes. Join Guinness World Record holder and ultra long distance running champion Dipali Cunningham for a remarkable evening. Australian Dipali Cunningham has been running competitively for the last 30 years, and has completed over 100 marathons and 31 multi-day races including two 1,000 mile races. She currently holds the World Record for the women’s open six-day road race, as well as six Australian National Records. “Guinness Record Breaker of the Decade” Ashrita Furman shares inspiration and insight into how he has set over 444 records by applying meditation techniques and the philosophy of self-transcendence promoted by his spiritual teacher, Sri Chinmoy.
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Talks, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Sport and Meditation
Concert |
Founded by bicoastal musicians Rachel Rossos and Michael Gallant, Aurical is the sort of indie rock band even your grandmother would love: honest, polite, well-groomed, and capable of telling a damn good story.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Concerts, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Aurical, Indie Rockers
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Featuring Chiung-Hua Tsai.
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Concerts, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Student Violin Recital
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With Hugo Goldenzweig.
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Concerts, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Faculty Piano Recital
Lecture |
A talk by Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley.
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Lectures, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, Kafka's Messianic Animals
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Electronic and Acoustic Works
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Concerts, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, NYU New Music Ensemble Soloists

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Theaters, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, A tale of conspiracies and heroic acts

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Theaters, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, A musical celebrating the world’s most beloved songs!
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What do you do when your father owns a strip club, and your mother works there? BECOME A DENTIST! Mike King's One-Man-Show "The Fifth Dentist" is a hilarious true story by America's funniest dentist, cutting-edge comedy from one of New York's brightest comics...has been seen on Comedy Central and has opened for Ray Romano! See this work-in-progress before it's off-Broadway production. "Exceptional story!" - Eric Hansen, Producer of the Montel Williams and Whoopi Goldberg show.
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Theaters, March 14, 2013, 03/14/2013, The Fifth Dentist
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