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    Artworks have been copied since antiquity. How do we decide what’s original? Why do we care about art fakes? Why do forgers do it? Hear some of the most fascinating and surprising stories about art fraud involving famous artists, unscrupulous dealers, and prideful connoisseurs. Presented by Ruby Ming via live video stream with interactive Q&A,...

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    Spend an evening with Frida Kahlo ~ hear about her life in Mexico City amidst the cultural, social, and political realities of that time; her marriage with Diego Rivera; her art; the importance of her dresses in her painting Las Dos Fridas; and her legacy in popular culture. Presented by Citlalli Del Carpio via live video stream with interactive Q&A,...

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    Passion, Paris, and Puccini ~ La bohème by Gaiacomo Puccini is among the most frequently performed of all operas. In spite of its popularity, it is often underrated, adored by the public yet often disdained within intellectual circles. Presented via live video stream with interactive Q&A, by Robert Hartwell, Ph.D., Friday, August 22, 2020, 7:00PM....

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    In the mid-20th century, many composers were able to continue and build on the past practices by composing for movies. We will examine the origins of film music and the works of the first true film composers, from the 1930s. Presented by Maestro Thomas Shoebotham via live video stream with interactive Q&A. August 29, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER...

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    Washington's Spies: How does a David defeat a Goliath? Washington was an assiduous collector of intelligence, and he knew its value as a "force multiplier" in the American Revolutionary War. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A. Friday, August 7, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY.

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    Lincoln's Spies: In 1861, the U.S. Army had no intelligence staff, no spies, no agency to coordinate sources of information about the enemy. By 1863, the North had an excellent, professional intelligence service. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A. Friday, August 21, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER...

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    Hitler's and Stalin's Spies: Two of the best spies of WWII, Elyesa Bazna, an agent for Nazi Germany, and Richard Sorge, Stalin's man in Japan, were ignored or disbelieved by the dictators for whom they worked. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A. Friday, August 21, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD...

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    Cold War Spies: Two of the most consequential double agents (moles) of the Cold War, the two Olegs: Oleg Penkovsky and Oleg Gordievsky. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A. Friday, August 28, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY.

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    Bologna ~ part of the Summer 2020 Great Cities series. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A. August 12, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY.

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    Valencia ~ part of the Summer 2020 Great Cities series. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A. August 19, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY.

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    Santiago de Compostela ~ part of the Summer 2020 Great Cities series. This city in northern Spain is the goal of the famous Camino de Santiago, a network of pilgrim routes to the shrine of Saint James here. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A. August 26, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY.

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    Afghanistan's human habitation is exceedingly ancient, and the land has been home to various peoples who have endured many military incursions. What is their history and culture, and what does their future hold? Presented by Professor Naeem Zafar via live video stream with interactive Q&A. Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD...

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