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free events nyc Cherven Traktor plays Bulgarian folk music on traditional instruments
free events nyc Brain-Gazing: A Visual Journey from the Cosmos to the Self: Astronomy Lecture Plus Stargazing
free events nyc Nicole Holofcener's Enough Said (2013): Dating Her Best Friend's Ex
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This one-day event offers a multidisciplinary approach to the question of the politics of the popular. Bringing in analysis of various Latin American countries, institutions, and popular actors, it hopes to contribute to a broader understanding of how the conference’s key themes translate globally and to such issues as Occupy, Indignados, Middle East uprisings, as well as the recent unrest in Venezuela.
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Conferences, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, The Politics of the Popular in Latin America
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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: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
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Tours, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
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This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway* to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York, through Wall St and the Financial District, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown and Midtown Manhattan. There will be ample opportunities for memorable pictures. You'll get the chance to savor NY's best pizza and cannoli and other treats, learn how to play NY handball, maybe bargain with a shopkeeper in Chinatown, observe a game of street chess in Greenwich Village, people watch and window shop in SoHo, and kick back on the Highline Park. Along the way, you'll master the subway and learn about New York's Finest!
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Tours, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, All-in-One Downtown Tour
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It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway.
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Tours, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Lower Manhattan Tour
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This talk focuses on the autonomous control of of small-scale photovoltaic powered reverse osmosis desalination systems. Such systems can provide fresh water to remote communities that do not have sufficient clean water, a growing problem of international importance. Speaker: Steven Dubowsky received his BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his MS and PhD from Columbia University under the mentorship of Prof. Ferdinand Freudenstein. He currently holds joint faculty positions in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. He is also the Director of of the MIT Field and Space Robotics Laboratory.
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Lectures, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Smart Solar-Powered Sustainable Clean-Water Systems for Remote Communities
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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.
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Tours, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Cathedral Tour
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting. You'll be surprised that Alex and Jordan can often be found outside tossing pins in the snow!
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Workshops, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Learn Juggling in the Park
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The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Phillip Lamb, organ scholar.
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Concerts, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Bach at Noon
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Enjoy a 45-minutes docent-led tour of the exhibition.
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Gallery Talks, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Gallery Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
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Fragile by Design is a revealing exploration of the ways that politics inevitably intrudes into bank regulation. The book combines political history and economics to examine how coalitions of politicians, bankers and other interest groups form, why some endure while others are undermined and how they generate policies that determine who gets to be a banker, who has access to credit and who pays for bank bailouts and rescues. Feel free to bring your lunch.
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Talks, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Charles Calomiris discusses his book Fragile By Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit
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Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban explorer, historian, and storyteller Justin Ferate.
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Tours, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour
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In the wake of the 17-year Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, a culture of testimonial has taken root. This talk considers the ways in which fiction constitutes a form of witnessing in post-Pinochet Chile. Professor Terri Gordon-Zolov, assistant professor of Comparative Literature, focuses on Ariel Dorfman’s widely-read and performed play, Death and the Maiden (1990) and Carlos Cerda’s An Empty House (1998), a contemporary Chilean novel that revolves around a “house of torture.”
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Lectures, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Is There Truth in Fiction? Torture, Terror, and Testimony in Post-Pinochet Chile
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Cast: Reese Witherspoon, James Purefoy, Rhys Ifans. William Makepeace Thackeray's witty assessment of the British class system, as seen through the experiences of one young woman, is brought to the screen with some serious star power in this period comedy drama. 137 min.
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Films, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Mira Nair's Vanity Fair (2004): Thackerary Adaptation
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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 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, US Customs House Building Tour
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The beloved comedian Charlie Hill (1951-2013) plays an Anishinaabe trickster extraordinaire who knows how to fund his latest project, a chain of “pinch-bean” coffeehouses to be built on reservations around the world. 35 min.
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Films, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Richard Weise's Harold of Orange (1984): Comedic Short Film
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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.
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Tours, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Cathedral Tour
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Starring James Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Catherine Keener. A grown-up romantic comedy about a divorced mom who begins dating a sweet, funny man, only to learn that he is the ex-husband of one of her friends. 93 min.
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Films, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Nicole Holofcener's Enough Said (2013): Dating Her Best Friend's Ex
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With: Leanne Averbach, Ross Belot, Anne Carson, Louise Carson, Michael Fraser, Ben Ladouceur, Dale Matthews, Robin Richardson, Ruth Roach Pierson, Moez Surani. Hosted by Molly Peacock.
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Poetry Readings, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Contributors read from The Best Canadian Poetry 2013
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Cast: Robert Redford. After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. 106 min.
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Screenings, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, J.C. Chandor's Oscar-Nominated All Is Lost (2013): Old Man and the Sea
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When Ross McKenzie was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he was told he would have to take lithium for the rest of his life, but the drug left him in a foggy haze. Ross decided to resolve his symptoms outside of conventional medicine and began to treat and to discover the cause of his mental breakdown. Ross’ fifteen-year journey is an exploration of different approaches to psychotropic meds. 76 min.
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Films, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Documentary: Rita Kotzia's Bi-Polarized (2013)
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Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
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Tours, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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"In technology, a physis is being organized through which mankind's contact with the cosmos takes a new and different form from that which it had in nations and families." This strange and enigmatic sentence is Walter Benjamin's outlook at the end of his 1928 book "Einbahnstrasse." The symposium will try to follow its trajectory by discussing the return of cosmology in 20th century thought. What does it mean when technology becomes a comprehensive organizing principle encompassing man and nature and leaving behind all political and cultural traditions? The lectures will lead from Weimar Germany and its technology obsessed avant-garde to American cybernetics and the counterculture of the nineteen-sixties.
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Symposiums, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Cosmopoetics: A Symposium on (Post-)Modern Epistemology
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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 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, US Customs House Building Tour
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The beloved comedian Charlie Hill (1951-2013) plays an Anishinaabe trickster extraordinaire who knows how to fund his latest project, a chain of “pinch-bean” coffeehouses to be built on reservations around the world. 35 min.
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Films, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Richard Weise's Harold of Orange (1984): Comedic Short Film
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With Iris Dunkle, Lizzie Harris, Ben Schrank, Holly Thompson, Brian Trimboli, and Monica Wendel. Featuring alumni reading from recently published books.
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Readings, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Dato Mio uses his camera to create collage, photography, text, and video art. Superimposing several urban images to a flatten state, he reveals detailed color and truth by creating a mixed-media photography image that generates his stylish signature.
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Opening Receptions, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, CANCELLED***Video and Photography: Dato Mio's Making Harlem Work***CANCELLED
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Cherven Traktor (Red Tractor) was formed in 2009 and performs music arranged by Nikolay Kolev as well as some of his compositions. Traditional Bulgarian folk music and improvisation are performed by master musicians Nikolay Kolev (bowed gadulka) and Donka Koleva (vocals), with Belle Birchfield (tambour) and Michael Ginsburg (tapan).
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Concerts, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Cherven Traktor plays Bulgarian folk music on traditional instruments
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An exhibition of new sculpture and installation by Rachel Mica Weiss. The title of the show references both ­­­—acts “done in place”—and the realities and illusions of restrictions and barriers. Using her signature language of weaving as a point of departure, the artist unfolds a world of tension in which stable structures unravel and barriers—real, self-imposed, and imaginary—are set askew. Rachel Mica Weiss was born in Rockville, Maryland. She received her B.A. in psychology from Oberlin College in 2008 and her M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2012. She is the recipient of The San Francisco Foundation Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts, awarded to Bay Area graduate students of exceptional promise, and she has been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center and at Village des Arts in Dakar, Senegal.
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Gallery Talks, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Artist Talk: Rachel Mica Weiss
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In this exhibition, Elrod presents a group of large-scale abstract paintings which all come from images first made on a computer screen. In his view, the twenty-first century is characterized by our engagement with the screen, which is illusionary space. Digital images will seem to possess depth, but in reality they are compressed and read as a flat surface.
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Opening Receptions, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Large-Scale Paintings: Jeff Elrod's Rabbit Ears
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Long known for exploring the conceptual and psychological subtext of doll play using figures, mannequins, doll parts and toys, the artist now examines the subculture of individuals who spend time masked and dressed as doll and animal characters. Unlike her previous series “The Love Doll/ Days 1-36” which focused on animating a Japanese love doll by staging scenes around a house, the new work captures real people who move and pose on their own. A native of Long Island, New York, Simmons was given her first solo show at Artists Space in 1979 and has had scores of subsequent exhibitions around the globe in the intervening years. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, MoMA, The Whitney, Guggenheim, Corcoran, and dozens of other public collections. The artist lives and works in New York City and Connecticut. ​ Show Full Text
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Opening Receptions, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Sculpture: Laurie Simmons' Kigurumi, Dollers and How We See
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This group show of more than 40 artworks that invite viewers to “see, hear, taste, touch, smell” will run from March 6 through April 23, 2014,
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Opening Receptions, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Group Exhibition: 5: Come to Your Senses
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New work in handmade paper by Zak Kitnick, Andy Mister, Jessica Rankin, Alan Reid, Casey Ruble, and Alyson Shotz On view March 5 - April 12, 2014 Opening reception: Friday, March 7, 6-8 pm Casey Ruble, He was again attacked, the police looking on. 2014, pigmented abaca paper, 6 x 8 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Foley Gallery. Dieu Donné announces the opening of Imperfect Surface, an exhibition of new paper-based works by Zak Kitnick, Andy Mister, Jessica Rankin, Alan Reid, Casey Ruble, and Alyson Shotz, beginning Wednesday, March 5, 2014 and on view through Saturday, April 12, 2014. The exhibition will include newly created two and three-dimensional works by New York City area artists who have varied practices but share an affinity for paper and have not previously worked with Dieu Donné in the residency or publishing programs. There will be an opening reception on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm, and the artists will be present. The exhibiting artists were invited to create new work using paper handmade by Dieu Donné’s papermakers, who carefully considered each artist’s existing artworks and anticipated what varieties of paper might provoke or inspire new directions. The selections range from subtle, off-white heavyweight cotton to metallic pigmented abaca and are unique substitutions for typical media. For these artists, the paper is not only a substrate but also an integral element of the artwork.
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Opening Receptions, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Group Exhibition: Imperfect Surface
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Scientist, musician and bestselling author Jaron Lanier – the father of virtual reality - argues that the rise of digital networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and others has led our economy into recession and decimated the middle class. Now, as technology flattens more and more industries, we face even greater challenges to employment and personal wealth.
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Book Readings, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Jaron Lanier reads from his book Who Owns the Future?

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Theaters, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, How important is it to honor one's conscience?
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A panel and discussion, Time and Again: Retrograde Paradoxes is where artists and scientists have an opportunity to discuss their common interests. In conjunction with the exhibition Time and Again.
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Discussions, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Time and Again: Retrograde Paradoxes
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Ben Marcus (born 1967) is the author of four books of fiction. His latest novel, The Flame Alphabet, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in January 2012. His stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in publications including Harper's, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, The New York Times, GQ, Salon, McSweeney's, Time, and Conjunctions.
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Book Readings, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Ben Marcus reads from his book Leaving the Sea
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Beyond the Robe tells the story of the decade-long development of the Science for Monks program and what it reveals about the larger role Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns can play in their monasteries, in their communities, and in the world at large.
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Book Signings, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Bobby Sager signs copies of his book Beyond the Robe
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Beyond The Bars: Breaking Through is the fourth annual student-driven interdisciplinary conference on mass incarceration. Given the greater consciousness in society of the state of Mass Incarceration in the United States, this conference seeks to enable people to further the discussions around a variety of issues, and take action based on new knowledge. The kick-off event featuring Angela Davis, Fania Davis, Beth Richie, and other leading voices. Performances by Bryonn Bain and Impact Repertory Theatre.
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Conferences, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Beyond the Bars: Breaking Through
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Join Matt Turk, astronomer at Columbia University, and Jonathan Fisher, neuroscientist at New York Medical College, to preview Neurodome, a new planetarium journey that uses data visualization tools to depict high-resolution imagery of the brain. Together they will trace the path of light, from the farthest reaches of the observable Universe and the largest scales imaginable down to the microscopic level of neural pathways in the brain. This is a FREE lecture followed by guided star-gazing with telescopes (weather permitting).
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Lectures, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Brain-Gazing: A Visual Journey from the Cosmos to the Self: Astronomy Lecture Plus Stargazing
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With: Dave Hill (The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU, This American Life); Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show, King of the Hill); Good Parts In Cinema History (with Tim Skinner); Downtown History (Know your city!).
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Performances, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Nat Towsen's Downtown Variety Hour

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Dance Performances, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Modern Dance Company
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Program: Neuwirth's un posto nell'acqua Gander's Take Nine for Twelve Billone's Mani.Long The Talea Ensemble (James Baker, Conductor) performs the second of two programs devoted to the works of Olga Neuwirth, Bernhard Gander, and Pierluigi Billone. This program focuses on works for chamber orchestra (Talea Ensemble will be 30 players strong). All three composers will be in attendance.
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Concerts, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Talea Ensemble presents Vienna Reinvented: Billone, Neuwirth, Gander

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Theaters, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Sex and love and how we get them

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Theaters, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Provocative play about a small American town every day life...

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Theaters, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014,  A new musical

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Dance Performances, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Modern Dance Company

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Theaters, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Stand-up comedy

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Theaters, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Solo show from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

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Theaters, March 07, 2014, 03/07/2014, Vaudeville, burlesque and more....
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Theater | Two Different Takes on a Famous Love Affair

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Theater | Dark comedy

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Theater | Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

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