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After World War I broke out in 1914, many German-Americans started embracing assimilation with an unprecedented eagerness. But throughout the 1800s, German immigrants were second only to Irish newcomers in volume, and their offspring proudly asserted their ethnic pride, making a major, obvious mark on popular culture. On January 26, the Greater Astoria Historical Society and the New York Nineteenth Century Society look at German influence on the era’s comedy, theater and music with Trav S.D., author of No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous (Faber & Faber) and a leading figure in the New Vaudeville movement.
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Greater Astoria Historical Society
Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Long Island City
Saturday, January 26
1pm – 2:30pm | Free