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Village Vanguard, New York's Most Cherished Jazz Club, Turns a Mighty 80 Years Old

Village Vanguard, New York's Most Cherished Jazz Club, Turns 80 >>

In a nation full of monuments, of which President Barack Obama has been on a crusade to protect, there may be no city in the U.S. more historically rooted in Americana than New York City. But on a smaller scale, through a more narrow scope, it is the city's underground and word-of-mouth venues, the clubs like the Village Vanguard, that have yet to close -- or, for that matter, change. The jazz club has turned 80 years old.

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