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Entertaining Science: ASTROBIOLOGY, ACCORDIONOLOGY 10/1/2017
Entertaining Science: BE DAZZLED 9/3/2017
Entertaining Science: CROSSING GENRES, IN SEARCH OF EXOMOONS 6/4/2017
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE NESTEDNESS OF THINGS 5/7/2017
Entertaining Science: MUTANT MIRACLES 4/2/2017
Entertaining Science: EVIDENCE THAT MUSIC HEALS, AND NOT JUST THE SOUL 3/5/2017
Entertaining Science: THE ABSTRACT BOWL! 2/5/2017
Entertaining Science: CARBON’S ITALIAN FAMILY CONNECTIONS 12/4/2016
Entertaining Science: Cold War, Warm Climate 11/6/2016
Entertaining Science: DO BABIES GET THE BLUES? 10/2/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz of Physics, Artificial Intelligence and Sculpture 9/4/2016
Entertaining Science: MUSIC FOR THE CORNELIA FIREWORKS 7/3/2016
Entertaining Science: THE MUSE AT THE BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE 6/5/2016
Entertaining Science: FLAMENCO ON THE BRAIN 5/1/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz Cure for Molecules in Distress 4/3/2016
Entertaining Science: OLIVER ON OUR MINDS 3/6/2016
Entertaining Science: THE DANCE OF MOLECULES 2/7/2016
Entertaining Science: 65 MILLION YEARS OF BIRD EVOLUTION DON’T LIE 12/6/2015
Entertaining Science: WHAT MISTINGUETT AND MARIE CURIE TALKED ABOUT 11/1/2015
Entertaining Science : Oscillation/Why Wake Up in the Morning 10/4/2015
Entertaining Science : What did Roald do over the summer? 9/6/2015
Entertaining Science: Turning Breath Into Music 6/7/2015
Entertaining Science: THE HARMONIC DESTINY OF HEALING 5/3/2015
Entertaining Science: EGGSTRAVAGANZA (AND CHICKENS TOO) 4/5/2015
Entertaining Science: Pluto and the Ice Princess, Together at Last 3/1/2015
Entertaining Science: LUNINE, LIGETI, and McMURRAY 2/1/2015
Entertaining Science: SOUND SYMMETRY - Patterns of Mind  1/4/2015
Entertaining Science: SO YOU THINK YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL? 12/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Light and Color 11/2/2014
Entertaining Science: The Big Melt: Tales of Antarctica 10/5/2014
Entertaining Science: ONE NOTE AT A TIME? IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT!  9/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Unfolding Evolution 6/1/2014
Entertaining Science: Life's Music 5/4/2014
Entertaining Science: SING TO ME, O NATURAL PHILOSOPHER! 4/6/2014
Entertaining Science: EDGES and GRAVITONS 3/2/2014
Entertaining Science: MUSIC, LANGUAGE LEARNING US 2/2/2014
Entertaining Science: SMALL, DEADLY, AND DELICIOUS 1/5/2014
Entertaining Science: CO-SEISMIC PIANO 12/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Explosive evolution in birds 11/3/2013
Entertaining Science: Interactions : So Complicated It's Simple 10/6/2013
Entertaining Science: CIAO BELLA! WHAT MAKES AN ARIA OR AN ALCOHOL BEAUTIFUL? 9/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Mars ! 6/9/2013
Entertaining Science: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES 5/12/2013
Entertaining Science: On Paper 4/14/2013
Entertaining Science: Now Hear This! 3/10/2013
Entertaining Science: A Jump into the Gene Pool 2/10/2013
Entertaining Science: FLIGHT CLUB 12/9/2012
Entertaining Science: YOU ARE WHAT YOU HEAR 11/11/2012
Entertaining Science: IT YEAST AIN’T THE SAME 10/14/2012
Entertaining Science: Hearts and Devils 9/9/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: PAY ATTENTION! 6/10/2012
Entertaining Science: Rhapsody for Piano and Universe 5/13/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  4/8/2012
Entertaining Science: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTIES 3/11/2012
Entertaining Science: The Two Garys--Guitar Zero & Exponential 2/12/2012
Entertaining Science: SILENT GENES AND GENTLE SONGS 1/8/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, O UNIVERSE  12/11/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE DRONE AND THE UNIVERSE 11/13/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  10/9/2011
Entertaining Science 9/11/2011
Cafe Stories 7/25/2011
Entertaining Science 7/10/2011
Entertaining Science 6/12/2011
Entertaining Science 5/8/2011
Entertaining Science 4/10/2011
Entertaining Science 3/13/2011
Entertaining Science 2/13/2011
Entertaining Science: Abstraction and Passion: The Brainwave Music Project 1/9/2011
The Science of Fear in Words and MUsic 6/6/2010
Entertaining Science 5/2/2010
Prognosticating the World's Wheat and Bluegrass 4/4/2010
Entertaining Science -- Can culture emerge from scratch? 3/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- The Camera Never Lies 2/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- EXTREMES 1/3/2010
Entertaining Science -- YOU SEE WHAT YOUR BRAIN WANTS YOU TO SEE 12/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- SHAPES AND ENERGIES: LOVE AND HATE AMONG THE ATOMS 11/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- NATURAL LAW: DARWIN'S TANGLED BANK 10/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- THE WORLDS WE MAKE UP 9/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- ACQUA! THE SOUNDS AND SCIENCE OF WATER 6/7/2009
Entertaining Science -- EL BAILE BACTERIANO! 5/3/2009
Entertaining Science -- ANNIHILATION! 4/5/2009
Entertaining Science -- NANOARCHITECTURES: WHY MORE OF LESS IS MORE! 3/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- JEDUTHUN’S HEIRS: JEWISH GENES, JEWISH GROOVES 2/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- FLEAS ON STEROIDS 1/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE LAB 12/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- IMAGINE SCIENCE IN FILM 11/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind 10/5/2008
Entertaining Science -- TABOOS 9/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- WAVE/PARTICLE 6/1/2008
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO WHALES SING? 5/4/2008
Entertaining Science -- It's the Way it Shatters that Matters 3/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- Five Feet High and Rising 2/3/2008
Entertaining Science -- SeaChange: Reversing the Tide 1/6/2008
Entertaining Science -- THINKING, FEELING 12/2/2007
Entertaining Science -- ALL IS PATTERN 11/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- Harmonious Triads 10/7/2007
Science 8/30/2007
Entertaining Science -- COLTRANE, EINSTEIN, AND COSMOLOGY 2 7/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- Reflections of the Animal Mind 6/3/2007
Entertaining Science -- HE SAYS, SHE SAYS, EITHER WAY IT'S ALL PHALLACY 5/6/2007
Entertaining Science -- A RIFF ON THE WAY TO STRUCTURE 4/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS 3/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL 2/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- COSI SIMILI, COSI DIVERSE 1/7/2007
Entertaining Science -- I FORGOT TO LEARN TO FORGET 12/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- NAMING NATURE 11/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006
Entertaining Science 2 -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006

Entertaining Science -- CHOICES
 9/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- Finally With Women 8/6/2006
Entertaining Science -- SMALL TALK AMONG THE BACTERIA 6/4/2006
Entertaining Science -- BIOMINERALIZATION: THE BEAUTY OF FUNCTION 5/7/2006
Entertaining Science -- AFTERNOON OF THE CHIMERAS 4/2/2006
Entertaining Science -- IN YOUR EAR 3/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- DARWIN’S BIRTHDAY BASH 2/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- NEON! 12/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- IMPROVISING ON CHAOS 11/13/2005
Entertaining Science -- GM FOODS; MONSTERS OR MIRACLES? 10/2/2005
Entertaining Science -- FERNS 9/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- FROM SAMARKAND TO CORDOBA 8/7/2005
Entertaining Science -- SCIENCE AND THE MORAL LIFE--A MISMATCH? 6/5/2005
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO BIRDS SING? 5/1/2005
Entertaining Science -- SHUFFLE OFF THIS MORTAL COIL 3/6/2005
Entertaining Science -- ECO-OPERA-EVO 2/6/2005

 
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Mixed Media by LENNY ACHAN

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Sunday
Dec 09
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: FLIGHT CLUB
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier hosts

Andrew Farnsworth, studies flight calls of migrating birds;  Anna Lindemann, composer • biologist • animator • milliner
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Birds own the air, and, tonight, the Cornelia Street Café. Many birds migrating at night give unique calls that are often less than 1/3 of a second and with distinct spectral patterns.

Andrew Farnsworth, who studies bird migration at Cornell’s Laboratory of Ornithology, records and interprets these sounds, the only reliable way to track the species migrating at night. Hear of the powerful possibilities this affords for monitoring populations of birds, forecasting bird migration, and simply enjoying an incredible unseen phenomenon of hemispheric magnitude!

Anna Lindemann combines animation, music, video, and performance to explore the emerging field of Evo Devo (Evolutionary Developmental Biology). In her Theory of Flight, a scientist's biology lecture on flight goes awry when she reveals her own extreme experiments. Dreams of flight, avian arias, a magical chalkboard, transgenic experiments, animated cellular processes, orchestral bird songs, and molecular music intersect in this emotional and scientific pursuit of human flight.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

  www.askewmusic.com www.birds.cornell.edu/evb/Graduates_Andrew.htm

8:30PM  SEUNG-HEE QUINTET, CD RELEASE OF 'SKETCHES ON THE SKY
Seung-Hee, voice, comp.;  Adam Kolker, sax, bass clarinet;  Toru Dodo, piano;  Ike Sturn, bass;  Mark Ferber, drums
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Seung-Hee is a bold, adventurous artist who sings in Korean, English, Portuguese and contributes very distinctive vocalizing on Sketches On the Sky. Seung-Hee Quintet will be celebrating the release of its second CD features four original compositions and lyrics she wrote to Charlie Haden and Bill Evans' music, staking her claim on these artists' compositions. She illuminates two lesser-known songs by Sting and Stevie Wonder, in addition to taking on Edu Lobo/Torquato Neto's, and closing with a poignant version of the Korean children’s song, “By the Sea.” Artist John McNeil co-produced the project.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.Seung-Hee.com

Monday
Dec 10
6:00PM  3 HOT POETS ON A COLD NIGHT!
Claudia Serea George Held Maria Terrone
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Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in 5 a.m., Meridian, Harpur Palate, Word Riot, Blood Orange Review, Cutthroat, Green Mountains Review, and many others. A two- time nominee for the 2011 Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, she is the author of To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervená Barva Press), Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), and A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky (8th House Publishing, Canada). Visit her blog at cserea.tumblr.com.

A seven-time Pushcart Prize nominee, George Held publishes widely both online and in print. Some of the journals where his work has appeared include Commonweal, Confrontation, Notre Dame Review, The Pedestal, Rain Taxi, Rattle, Right Hand Pointing, and Garrison Keillor’s A Writer’s Almanac. His sixteen poetry collections include Beyond Renewal, After Shakespeare: Selected Sonnets, and Neighbors, a children’s book, with drawings by Joung Un Kim. Forthcoming in 2013 are a sequel, Neighbors Too, and Culling: New & Selected Nature Poems.

Maria Terrone is the author of two poetry collections: A Secret Room in Fall (McGovern Prize, Ashland Poetry Press, 2006) and The Bodies We Were Loaned, as well as a chapbook, American Gothic, Take 2. Her work has appeared in magazines including Poetry, Poetry International, The Hudson Review and Notre Dame Review and in 20 anthologies by such publishers as Knopf and Beacon Press. Visit her at mariaterrone.com.

$8.00 includes a drink

8:30PM  RED THREAD
Sarah Bernstein, violin;  Anders Nilsson, electric guitar;  Stuart Popejoy, electric bass;  Pete Nelson, percussion
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Classical At The Cornelia Presents...Red Thread

Red Thread (= röd tråd in Swedish) is an age old expression meaning the guiding story line, or cohesive element, connecting a beginning with an end. Picture a thread of yarn beginning at some place, guiding you through various twists and turns, leading you to a destination elsewhere, alternatively returning back to the point of origin, it is also the name of a Swedish-American quartet based in Brooklyn that plays original works for violin, electric guitar, electric bass, drums. The members are all instrumentalist/composers who have come together to traverse the terrain of through-composed jazz, improvised chamber music, cinematic prog, and new settings of pieces by defining composers such as Anton Webern.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Tuesday
Dec 11
6:00PM  STOOPS TO NUTS: STORY TELLERS
Thomas Pryor, host

Barbara Aliprantis Nicole Ferraro Thomas Pryor Amanda Thorpe Adam Wade
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The neighborhood’s awake and talented storytellers & musicians are ready to paint characters and scenes for you.

Barbara Aliprantis, recipient of an NSN Oracle Award, is a confessed eavesdropper. She began listening to stories “in-utero” and was born with: the gift of gab, the ability to integrate what she sees and hears into her stories, all with a natural wit and a love of laughter.

Nicole Ferraro is the Editor in Chief of UBM Future Cities, an online publication for city decision makers. She is also a personal essayist, and her non-fiction creative writing has been published in The New York Times; Our Town; Mr. Beller's Neighborhood; The Frisky; The Story Collider Magazine and others.

Thomas Pryor’s work was published in The New York Times, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, A Prairie Home Companion and other periodicals. His blog, “Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts,” is listed in The New York Times. Thomas appeared on public radio’s “This American Life,” and was featured on TV Ch 13’s “Baseball: A New York Love Story.” His first book of photographs, “River-to-River: New York Scenes from a Bicycle,” was published by YBK in August 2012 (available at Amazon.com). The Cornelia Street Café will host a reception on February 5, 2013 to open a two-month exhibit of Thomas’s photography in the front restaurant.

“Amanda Thorpe brings the concept of the chanteuse into the 21st century. Held together as much by Thorpe's versatile singing as by her love noir vision, she silkily moves through the crowd with a drink in one hand, the other, lightly brushing your shoulder as it passes by.” HIGH BIAS Michael Toland.

Adam Wade is an 18-time Moth Story SLAM winner and 2 time Grand SLAM Champion. He's written for the NY Times, the NY Press, and Glamour Magazine. For the last three years he's put on the monthly 'Adam Wade from NH Show' which has received praise from the NY Times and Time Out New York. He also teaches storytelling at the Magnet Theater.

$ 8 includes a drink, what a bargain!   www.barbaraaliprantis.com

8:30PM  NÓS NOVO
James Shipp:, vibraphone, percussion, singing;  Becca Stevens, singing, shrutis;  Jean Rohe, singing, mandolin;  Gilad Hekselman:, guitar;  Rogério Boccato, drums, percussion
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Nós Novo is vibraphonist/percussionist James Shipp’s vehicle for exploring the connections between Irish and UK folk musics and the myriad of styles he has played in New York for the past ten years. The band blends Afro-Brazilian rhythms, modern textures, and jazz-inspired improvisation with jigs, reels, sean-nós singing, story songs, and the like. The result is unique, hence the band’s name; ‘novo’ meaning ‘new’ in Portuguese, and ‘nós’ meaning ‘tradition’ in Gaelic.

This concert will be the 2nd annual Nós Novo Very Special Xmas Special; we’ll weave holiday music into our repertoire in the style of the band, bringing out our general enthusiasm for the season and its traditions, without any discomfiting religiosity.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.jamesshipp.com www.nosnovo.net

STREAMING LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAhtxSPYDvg

Wednesday Dec 12 6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Andrey Gritsman

Carmen Firan Adrian Sanzeorgan Adina Dabija Angelo Verga
Presentation of new books by Eastern European Writers:

Carmen Firan

Adrian Sanzeorgan

Adina Dabija

And new work by an American, Angelo Verga

$ 8 includes a drink

8:30PM  SHAI MAESTRO TRIO
Shai Maestro, piano;  Jorge Roeder , bass;  Henry Cole, drums;  Panagiotis Andreas, bass, voice
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Shai Maesto brings fresh new trio sound. A natural blend of cultures, deeply rooted in jazz and improvisational music.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.shaimaestro.com

Thursday
Dec 13
6:00PM  JORDAN DODSON AND KALLIE CIECHOMSKI
Jordan Dodson, guitar;  Kallie Ciechomski, viola
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Kallie Ciechomski and Jordan Dodson play solos and duos for viola and guitar. Works by J.S. Bach, Garth Knox, Matt Aelmore, Manuel de Falla, among others.

$8.00 includes a drink

8:30PM  NICKY SCHRIRE
Nicky Schrire, voice;  Fabian Almazan, piano;  Desmond White, bass;  Otis Brown III, drums;  and Jonas Ganzemuller, alto saxophone
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Praised by All About Jazz for her “warm and supple instrument that serves as a dispensary of emotional power,” Nicky Schrire is a vocalist, composer and arranger whose adventurous spirit reflects her international upbringing.

London-born, South African-raised and now based in NYC, Schrire graduated from the Manhattan School of Music and performs with her quartet at venues round the city such as the 92Y, Cornelia Street Café, The Kitano and Rockwood Music Hall. She recently returned to South Africa to perform with a co-led quintet at the Standard Bank Youth Jazz Festival as well as leading successful debut performances in London (featuring pianist Nikki Iles) and Dublin (with the Phil Ware Trio).

Her debut album, Freedom Flight, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. The Jazz Session’s Jason Crane described the project as “an album by a talented, confident singer with a fresh approach and the voice to bring her ideas to life.” Crane also noted that Schrire is “a skilled arranger – clever without being precious, always serving the song...her debut recording [is filled] with moments that remind us of the power of the human voice and its ability to tell a story.”

“In the crowded world of jazz vocals it helps to have a distinctive voice or a distinctive repertoire. Schrire scores on both counts, making “Freedom Flight” one of the best debut recordings of 2012." -Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

  www.nickyschrire.com

Friday
Dec 14
6:00PM  JOHN MCWHORTER AND FRIENDS: NEW FACES OF 2012
John McWhorter, host and musical director

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We have not done much Stephen Sondheim material in the NEW FACES series, despite that Sondheim is one of the favorite composers of most of the people who founded the series. We will be rectifying that with a two-part engagement with The Master: our December show and our January one. As always, we will favor the songs not heard often that are nevertheless as captivating as the big hits, stretching from Sondheim's first show SATURDAY NIGHT through to his latest show BOUNCE / ROAD SHOW. Highlights will include one of Aaron Coleman's trademark medleys, a surprise duet by Martha and me, and A LITTLE PRIEST from SWEENEY TODD rendered by two players we have seen too seldom, Chris Morrison and Meredith Petry. This is going to be a hot one -- do come on down.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

9:00PM & 10:30PM  LORA-FAYE AND THE STRAIGHT MAN BAND
Lora-Faye, vocals, guitar, banjo;  Sasha Hirsch , piano;  Andrew Sheron, bass;  Brett Chalfin, drums
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Lora-Faye plays folk songs about the Internet and rock ballads about Judy Garland with her band of jazz-trained Brooklyn natives, The Straight Man Band.

"From-the-soul songs that sound like they were made to be played in the cotton fields, on the front porch or at the local church revival in some alternate universe." --Mike Breen, CityBeat

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.lorafaye.com/

Saturday
Dec 15
6:00PM  GREEK AMERICAN WRITERS
Dean Kostos, host

Daniela Gioseffi, ;  Penelope Karageorge, ;  Michael Montlack, ;  Barry Wallenstein
Kostos presents compelling poets, of an Attic disposition.

$ 8 includes a drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MERGER
Andrew D'Angelo, alto sax;  Josh Roseman, trombone;  Ben Street, bass;  Nasheet Waits, drums
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MERGER is the process of Self Integration, the merging of the conscious, subconscious, and superconscious minds. Together the band members merge their experiential learning and expand it into musical expressions. Andrew N D'Angelo and Kirk Knuffke write music that integrates the soul-personalities of the quartet.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

Sunday
Dec 16
6:00PM  BARRY WALLENSTEIN & FRIENDS
Angelo Verga, host

Barry Wallenstein, poet;  Adam Birnbaum, piano;  Vincent Chancey, French horn;  Neal Haiduck, clarinet;  , ;  ,
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Back from a well deserved respite Professor Wallenstein delivers new poems.

$ 12 includes a drink

8:30PM  NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: ALEX KAUTZ
Billy Newman, host

Helio Alves, piano;  Mike Moreno, guitar;  Peter Slavlov, bass;  Alex Kautz, drums;  Magos Herrera, voice
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Known for his unique approach, touch and musicality, drummer Alex Kautz has developed a strong personal style incorporating different influences of world and brazilian music in to jazz. In this occasion, presenting the Brazilian Collective Group, he will be joined by Helio Alves, Mike Moreno, Hans Glawischnig and special guest Magos Herrera to perform songs by great brazilian composers from the samba, bossa nova and beyond.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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