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27 free events take place on Friday, March 27 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York today, tonight, tomorrow and each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away!

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Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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27 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Friday, March 27, 2020

All events, things to do on Friday, March 27, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

Conference | CANCELLED***The Erosion of Political Responsiveness and the Stretching of Populism: Latin America in Comparative Perspective***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** Latin America is the region of the developing world with the most continuous and extensive experience with democracy. The promise of democratization that characterized the third wave has seen several regional trends that built into a historical legacy of shared political experiences since early decolonization in the nineteen century. Since independence, Latin American young republics promised popular sovereignty to different degrees but often failed to delivered on those promises. This conference seeks to investigate the linkage between popular discontent, polarization, and the emerging of 'populist' options that stretch across very different political offers. The legacy of a 'populist' historical experiences in Latin America and its implications for sociocultural and economic inclusion of subordinate sectors including in terms of art and urbanization is crucial to understand contemporary political and societal expectations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, CANCELLED***The Erosion of Political Responsiveness and the Stretching of Populism: Latin America in Comparative Perspective***CANCELLED

Conference | !!!CANCELLED!!! Gold, Sugar, Tobacco: The Stuff of the Early Modern Atlantic World !!!CANCELLED!!!


Speakers: Herman Bennett (The Graduate Center, CUNY) John Donoghue (Loyola Chicago) Edward Holberton (Bristol) Russ Leo (Princeton) Feisal Mohamed (The Graduate Center, CUNY) Nathan Nikolic (The Graduate Center, CUNY) Eric Song (Swarthmore) Valerie Forman (NYU) Jonathan Scott (Auckland) Domna Stanton (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Gold, Sugar, Tobacco: The Stuff of the Early Modern Atlantic World !!!CANCELLED!!!

Tour | !!!CANCELLED!!! 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many !!!CANCELLED!!!


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many !!!CANCELLED!!!

Classical Music | !!!CANCELLED!!! Bach at Noon !!!CANCELLED!!!


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Bach at Noon !!!CANCELLED!!!

Tour | !!!CANCELLED!!! Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour !!!CANCELLED!!!


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 historians Peter Laskowich and Madeleine Levi. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour !!!CANCELLED!!!

Symposium | !!!CANCELLED!!! Frontiers in the Oceanic Anthropocene !!!CANCELLED!!!


An interdisciplinary symposium on the legal, ecological, and cultural stakes in the ocean.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Frontiers in the Oceanic Anthropocene !!!CANCELLED!!!

Workshop | CANCELLED***Lunchtime Meditation***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, CANCELLED***Lunchtime Meditation***CANCELLED

Film | !!!CANCELLED!!! Terminator: Dark Fate (2019): Action With Linda Hamilton And Arnold Schwarzenegger !!!CANCELLED!!!


An augmented human and Sarah Connor must stop an advanced liquid Terminator, from hunting down a young girl, whose fate is critical to the human race. 128 min. Director: Tim Miller. Starring Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis. It is the sixth installment in the Terminator film franchise.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Terminator: Dark Fate (2019): Action With  Linda Hamilton And Arnold Schwarzenegger !!!CANCELLED!!!

Film | !!!CANCELLED!!! Duck Soup (1933): Musical Comedy With Marx Brothers !!!CANCELLED!!!


Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale. 69 min. Director: Leo McCarey. Starring Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx. In 1990, the United States Library of Congress deemed Duck Soup "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Duck Soup (1933): Musical Comedy With Marx Brothers !!!CANCELLED!!!

Film | !!!CANCELLED!!! John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019): Action Thriller With Keanu Reeves And Halle Berry !!!CANCELLED!!!


John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head, he is the target of hit men and women everywhere. 131 min. Director: Chad Stahelski. Starring Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum grossed $171 million in the Unites States and Canada, and $152.4 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $323.4 million.
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Films, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019): Action Thriller With Keanu Reeves And Halle Berry !!!CANCELLED!!!

Author Reading | CANCELLED***Race Is About Politics: Lessons from History***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** In his original and provocative book, the acclaimed historian Jean-Frederic Schaub argues that we need to rethink the widespread assumption that racism is essentially a modern form of discrimination based on skin color and other visible differences. Moving from the early modern period until today, Schaub argues that to understand racism we must look at historical episodes of collective discrimination in which there was no visible difference between people.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, CANCELLED***Race Is About Politics: Lessons from History***CANCELLED

Discussion | !!!CANCELLED!!! New People, New Places: The Changing Landscape of International Migration in the US !!!CANCELLED!!!


Panelists: - Helen Marrow, Associate Professor of Sociology, Tufts University - Jennifer Lynn Erickson, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Ball State University - Abigail Fisher Williamson, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy & Law, Trinity College - Daniel Lichter, Ferris Family Professor of Policy Analysis and Management, Professor of Sociology, Robert S. Harrison Director of the Institute for Social Sciences, Cornell University
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Discussions, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! New People, New Places: The Changing Landscape of International Migration in the US !!!CANCELLED!!!

Master Class | !!!CANCELLED!!! Guitarist Hailed By The New York Times !!!CANCELLED!!!


Guitarist Manuel Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time. Hailed as a "major artist with a remarkable musicianship and a word of technique" by the Los Angeles Times and as a "superior musician" by the New York Times, his unique artistry has been continually described as that of a elegant and intelligent musician. He has performed across the United Sates from the New World Symphony in Miami to the Seattle Symphony and from the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to New York's Lincoln Center. He has appeared with such prestigious orchestras as the Philadelphia Orchestra and with the Boston Symphony under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, in the American Premiere of Toru Takemitsu's To the Edge of Dream.
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Concerts, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Guitarist Hailed By The New York Times !!!CANCELLED!!!

Author Reading | !!!CANCELLED!!! Ayad Akhtar, the American Nation, and Its Others After 9/11: Homeland Insecurity !!!CANCELLED!!!


Dr. Lopamudra Basu will present on the main currents of her book, which situates Akhtar's work within the social and political context of post-9/11 American culture, marked by the creation of the Homeland Security State and the racialization of Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians. Basu will specifically discuss her analysis of Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize award-winning play Disgraced and his novel American Dervish with respect to Akhtar's experimentation with the genre of tragedy as well as the controversial reception these works have encountered.
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Author Readings, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Ayad Akhtar, the American Nation, and Its Others After 9/11: Homeland Insecurity !!!CANCELLED!!!

Opening Reception | CANCELLED***Fighting Fascism: Visual Culture of the Spanish Civil War***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** A reception and conversation with Miriam M. Basilio, Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Studies and curator Pamela Jean Tinnen, who will speak about the origins of the project, their curatorial process, how the exhibition was curated with a team of students and how Special Collections were utilized for research and visual content included in the exhibition's display.
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Opening Receptions, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, CANCELLED***Fighting Fascism: Visual Culture of the Spanish Civil War***CANCELLED

Poetry Reading | !!!CANCELLED!!! 3 Poets Read !!!CANCELLED!!!


With: Gillian Conoley, John Murillo, and Lisa Olstein
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Poetry Readings, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! 3 Poets Read !!!CANCELLED!!!

Screening | !!!CANCELLED!!! Flamenco in the United States: 2 Short Films !!!CANCELLED!!!


FlameNYCo (45 minutes) directed by Javier Benitez. This documentary, filmed in 2010 to celebrate the Flamenco Festival's 10th anniversary, features the illustrious artists performing in the Festival that year: Estrella Morente, Farruquito, Eva Yerbabuena, alongside New York flamenco legends such as the late maestro Jose Molina. Following the film, there will be a short audience Q & A with Miguel Marin, Founder and Director of Flamenco Festival. Ode to Fazil's (17 minutes) directed by Marcel Rosa Salas. On Eighth Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets in Manhattan, a worn-down tenement building was once home to Fazil's Studio, a legendary dance rehearsal space. Many of the world's great companies, along with up-and-comers, worked and sweated through their choreography in its halls.
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Screenings, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Flamenco in the United States: 2 Short Films !!!CANCELLED!!!

Concert | CANCELLED***3 Folk Music Acts***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** 5:30 pm Atoosa - Indie singer/songwriter 6:05 pm Matt Butler - Americana singer/songwriter 6:40 pm The Tall Pines - Swamp rock and soul
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Concerts, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, CANCELLED***3 Folk Music Acts***CANCELLED

Workshop | !!!CANCELLED!!! Art Inspired by Rose Piper !!!CANCELLED!!!


Come create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.
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Workshops, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Art Inspired by Rose Piper !!!CANCELLED!!!

Opening Reception | !!!CANCELLED!!! Dimensional Maze: Group Show !!!CANCELLED!!!


A two-day exhibition of work from first-year MFA Computer Arts students that highlights principles and techniques learned this year.
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Opening Receptions, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Dimensional Maze: Group Show !!!CANCELLED!!!

Classical Music | !!!CANCELLED!!! Piano Recital With Edmund Arkus !!!CANCELLED!!!


Edmund Arkus, piano. Pianist Edmund Arkus performed on radio in New York on WNYC, WFUV, WQXR, as well as live performances over National Public Radio from Washington DC, WGBH Boston, BBC radio in England, and NHK-TV in Japan. For the last 10 years Mr. Arkus has performed chamber concerts with Mr. Wakao and members of the Boston Symphony, NHK Orchestra (Tokyo), Berlin Philharmonic and Orchestre de Paris in Tokyo, Hakodate, Osaka and Ogaki, Japan and South Korea as well as in the Berkshires and Boston, Massachusetts.
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Concerts, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Piano Recital With Edmund Arkus !!!CANCELLED!!!

Concert | !!!CANCELLED!!! Piano Recital With Lily Friedman !!!CANCELLED!!!


Lily Friedman, piano. Pianist Lily Friedman was a founding member of The New York Piano Trio, winner of the Artists International Competition, and awarded a debut performance at Carnegie's Weill Hall. She has performed in a large variety of chamber ensembles throughout the New York metropolitan area as well as in France and the former Soviet Union. Among her more notable performances are the entire Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Violin with New York Philharmonic violinist Anna Rabinova as well as the entire Beethoven oeuvre with Juilliard professor Andre Emelianoff.
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Concerts, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Piano Recital With Lily Friedman !!!CANCELLED!!!

Discussion | !!!CANCELLED!!! So You Think You're a Gentrifier? !!!CANCELLED!!!


Gentrifiers are said to be artists, college graduates, young professionals or owners of small businesses that cater to wealthy people. We are told to blame gentrifiers for causing displacement. This workshop will call into question such labeling and the limited and divisive political thinking behind it. We will discuss and propose a different perspective that aims to unite our community to fight the systemic cause of displacement that actually affects all of us. Zishun Ning is a community organizer in Chinatown and the Lower East Side, and member of Youth Against Displacement. He is eager to connect young people to the broader community by creating conditions for them to learn from the people, so that they can provide leadership and perspective that speak to the interest of the community. Caitlin Kelmar has been a member of YAD for close to three years. In that time, she has worked on press and communications during the Bowery tenants hunger strike and other actions. She has also worked with members doing street outreach to inform neighbors about how to fight the luxury developments planned for Two Bridges. Caitlin lives in the Lower East Side.
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Discussions, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! So You Think You're a Gentrifier? !!!CANCELLED!!!

Film | CANCELLED***Charlie Says (2018): All-American Girl to Cold-Blooded Killer***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** The tragic tale of an all-American girl who was transformed into a cold-blooded killer in the summer of 1969. Director: Mary Harron Stars: Hannah Murray, Matt Smith, Sosie Bacon 110 min. Mary Harron, 2020 Spring Hirshon Director-in-Residence, will discuss the film and her work in conversation with Vladan Nikolic, Dean of the School of Media Studies.
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Films, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, CANCELLED***Charlie Says (2018): All-American Girl to Cold-Blooded Killer***CANCELLED

Author Reading | CANCELLED***Hero in Art: The Vanished Traces of Richard Hambleton***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** The creator of unforgettable street art masterworks, Richard Hambleton is remembered as a visionary underground artist, a daring pioneer of urban interventionist art, and a heroic idol of graffiti artists. A seminal figure in street art, along with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat he was one of the principal players of the new wave of visual artists that erupted in New York's early 80s East Village and Lower East Side. With author Istvan Kantor.
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Author Readings, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, CANCELLED***Hero in Art: The Vanished Traces of Richard Hambleton***CANCELLED

Film | CANCELLED***Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016): Exile's New Life***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** This film charts the years of exile in the life of famous Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" toward the events in war torn Europe, and his search for a new home. Directed by Maria Schrader Stars: Valerie Pachner, Tomas Lemarquis, Barbara Sukowa 106 minutes. In German with English subtitles.
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Films, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, CANCELLED***Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016): Exile's New Life***CANCELLED

Conference | !!!CANCELLED!!! Flamenco in the U.S: From the Modernist Vanguard through the 21st Century !!!CANCELLED!!!


An international conference presented in conjunction with the New York Flamenco Festival, 2019. How has flamenco on U.S. stages reflected back upon and contributed to the development of flamenco in Spain? From "La Carmencita," painted by John Singer Sargent and filmed by Thomas Edison in 1890s New York, to Carmen Amaya, a Roma flamenco dancer who at the height of WWII became an international star, to the gender- and genre-bending experiments of Israel Galvan, Nino de Elche, and Rocio Molina, to the feminist reinterpretations of tradition by Rocio Marquez, U.S. audiences and artists have exerted a gravitational pull on flamenco's development. Come join cantaora Rocio Marquez, legendary jazz-flamenco pianist Chano Dominguez, and a distinguished cadre of flamenco scholars, artists, and producers for a series of pre-concert conversations exploring how blackface minstrelsy, the Harlem Renaissance, the anti-war movement, and jazz have all left an imprint on flamenco today. Participants: Ninotchka Bennahum (University of California Santa Barbara) Lynn Brooks (Franklin & Marshall College) Alfonso Cid, flamenco singer Michelle Clayton (Brown University) Alex Conde, flamenco-jazz pianist Sybil Cooksey (New York University) Chano Dominguez, renowned flamenco-jazz pianist K. Meira Goldberg (Fashion Institute of Technology, The Graduate Center) Michelle Heffner Hayes (University of Kansas) Sandie Holguin (University of Oklahoma) Peter Manuel (The Graduate Center) Miguel Marin, Founder and Director of Flamenco Festival Rocio Marquez, flamenco singer Kiko Mora (Universidad de Alicante) Antoni Piza (The Graduate Center) David Roldan Eugenio (Rutgers University) Daniel Valtuena (The Graduate Center) Eva Woods Peiro (Vassar College)
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Conferences, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Flamenco in the U.S: From the Modernist Vanguard through the 21st Century !!!CANCELLED!!!
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