1. Two Hundred Days

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    A timeline chronology of modern and contemporary music from 1920 up to 2012. A definitive selection of progressive innovators who moulded and shaped the various stages and genres of music in the 20th Century and the beginning of the 21st Century. Two Hundred Days represenst over 200 bands/artists that have shaped and moulded the various stages and genres of music.

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    • Its Not Unusual

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      BBC three part mini-series documenting Gay and Lesbian history in the UK from the early 1900's up to the mid-90's.

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      • 'Great Buddhists of the 20th Century' - Sangharakshita

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        In this substantial lecture given at the London Buddhist Vihara on 14th October 1995, Sangharakshita delivered a fascinating series of vignettes introducing five great Buddhists who have all had a significant impact on modern Buddhism, especially in the West. He gives portraits of the lives of Anagarika Dharmapala, Alexandra David-Neel, B.R.Ambedkar, Lama Govida and Dr. Edward Conze. He reveals glimpses of these individuals who, although uniquely different, possessed the same determination, courage, unconventionality and heroism which transformed the world around them.

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        • At War with Israel: Some Recent Findings on East Germany and the West German Radical Left from the 1960s to 1989 (11/15/12)

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          Lecture: At War with Israel: Some Recent Findings on East Germany and the West German Radical Left from the 1960s to 1989 Speaker: Jeffrey Herf, Professor of History at the University of Maryland Location: Fordham University Date: November 15, 2012

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          • The Life and Work of Photographer W. Eugene Smith - May 2010

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            Sam Stephenson, a writer and director of the Jazz Loft Project at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, spoke May 11, 2010, at the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State Univeristy about the life and work of photographer and Wichita native W. Eugene Smith. Smith, who worked at the Wichita Eagle and the Wichita Beacon, made his name as a combat photographer in World War II and then went on to become one of LIFE magazine’s celebrated staff photographers at the magazine's mid-century, pre-television pinnacle. Stephenson has been researching Smith's life and work for 13 years, and authored three books on the artist, uncovering two mammoth "lost" parts of Smith's career, the Pittsburgh series and the Jazz Loft Project. Stephenson will focus on the fever and passion of Smith, whom art critic John Berger has called "the most religious of all photographers."

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            • Rosemary Thornton on Sears Homes in Richmond - 2014 Sept. 25 @ Virginia Center for Architecture - Richmond, Virginia

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              Rosemary Thornton, author of several books on Sears kit homes and a blog on the subject, http://www.searshomes.org/, spoke about Sears homes she had identified in Richmond, Virginia to a group of interested individuals at the Virginia Center for Architecture on Monument Avenue. The event was organized by R Home and Richmond Magazine. Event page, http://richmondmagazine.com/sears Article about Mrs. Thornton in Richmond, http://richmondmagazine.com/home/home-improvement/mail-order-houses/

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              • Decolonization: The End of Empire? - Professor Richard J. Evans

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                European empires, re-divided after the defeat of Germany in 1918, continued to expand after the First World War, reaching their greatest extent in the early 1940s. The imperial ambitions of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany created new empires that turned out to be very short-lived. With the emergence of the Cold War came a bipolar world dominated by two anti-colonial powers, the USA and USSR. Nationalism in the colonies grew apace, spurred by the loss of imperial legitimacy through the genocidal rule of Nazi Germany in Eastern Europe. Other European powers now began to feel that empire was unjustifiable following an immensely costly war that ended with human rights being enshrined in the United Nations Charter. Japanese rule over many European colonies in the Pacific severed ties with the imperial power and destroyed the legitimacy of empire. Once one major colony, such as India, gained independence, the momentum for others to follow became unstoppable. The lecture concludes by examining the legacy of empire in a post-colonial world. Have we escaped its influence or is it still with us? All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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                • Darkness Audible: Benjamin Britten at 100 - Late, 1971-1976 - Dr Paul Kildea and Mark Milhofer

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                  ‘In the history of art late works are the catastrophes,’ proposed Theodor Adorno. In this illustrated lecture Paul Kildea, author of the first major biography of Benjamin Britten in twenty years, disputes the narrative of decline that has engulfed Britten’s music since the early 1970s. The ‘catastrophe’ in Britten’s music was not its quality, but how little traction it has had in the past forty years. Kildea unpicks Britten’s precarious health and shows how it made him more determined than ever to write down the music that was on his mind. He discusses key late works – including Death in Venice, Phaedre, the String Quartet No. 3 – and how Britten saw them as a way of finishing old business and charting new territory. In this lecture, as in the previous two, Kildea looks at the personal and emotional insecurities that helped shape the twentieth century’s consummate musician. This is the third in a series of three lectures in which conductor Paul Kildea, author of a major new biography of composer Benjamin Britten, explores the life and music of this colossal twentieth-century artist. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/darkness-audible-benjamin-britten-at-100-late-1971-1976 Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently nearly 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: gresham.ac.uk Twitter: twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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                  • Britain in the 20th Century: The Conservative Reaction 1951 - 1965 - Professor Vernon Bogdanor CBE

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                    The Conservatives recovered remarkably rapidly from the debacle of 1945. Their narrow election victory in 1951 led to 13 years of Conservative rule. How was the party able to reassert itself so quickly and what did it do with its period in power? Winston Churchill hoped to roll back the tide of socialism. Did he succeed, or did the Conservatives, by contrast, help to confirm a new consensus which, while not socialist, could also not be described as capitalist in the classical sense of the term? All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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                    • "Quintet for the End of Time'

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                      Eric Hofbauer Quintet: Eric Hofbauer, guitar Todd Brunel, clarinets Jerry Sabatini, trumpets Junko Fujiwara, cello Curt Newton, percussion Recorded live at Church of the Advent Library Concert Series, 21 November 2014 http://erichofbauer.com/2014/09/pre-release-sale-of-eric-hofbauer-quintets-prehistoric-jazz-volume-1-and-2/

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