Monday, September 18, 2017


WHERE: Maryland Historical Society, 201 W Monument Street, Baltimore
The lecture will describe how archival collections and their content were translated into thematic approaches to the exhibition, as well as into exhibition texts, spatial design, graphics, programming, and guide materials for the show.

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Brown Bags are a FREE event. Pack a lunch and join us!

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Maryland Trivia

Several pleasure beaches dotted the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and city residents could reach them through daily boat excursions departing from the what is known today as the __________ _________. Tolchester Beach, one of the more popular destinations, featured places for swimming and sunning, as well as rides, a bandstand, a dance hall, and a casino.

See the answer in October's History Alive!


Our Fall Play Lab Features Two Local Playwrights!

Play Labs provide an opportunity to witness, and even participate in, the process of making a new play. Learn more.

This season, our fall Play Lab celebrates two firsts: For the first time ever, we’re welcoming two playwrights to our signature developmental workshop and reading series. Plus, both are homegrown Baltimore writers.

Miranda Rose Hall, whose one-act To the Flame will be one of the two plays in the Lab, grew up coming to shows at BCS before becoming the inaugural Hot Desk Resident Playwright. Rachael Knoblauch came to BCS while still a theater student at UMBC, and actually participated in the final readings of Miranda’s residency. The following year, she became the next Hot Desk Resident Playwright and a member of our Playwrights Collective—where she worked on a prior draft of Handle It, the other one-act in the Play Lab.

Play Lab brings to life our “Season of Community” by inviting these hometown artists to partner with theatergoers to develop their works. Join us in welcoming back these two dynamic young writers!

Fall Play Lab:

Both one-act plays will be read at each event.

To the Flame
by Miranda Rose Hall

Handle It
by Rachael Knoblauch

WHEN: Sep 22–24, 2017, Fri, Sep 22 at 7 pm; Sat, Sep 23* at 7 pm; Sun, Sep 24 at 2 pm
WHERE: Centerstage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore
TICKETS: $10 | $5 for Members

Tickets to Play Lab include the Toast Bar, an array of breads and spreads.

*Another way to be part of the playwriting process: Patrons are also invited to attend a free open rehearsal at 2:30 pm on Saturday, September 23. To RSVP, email

Play Labs are made possible by The Nathan and Suzanne Cohen Foundation Fund for Commissioning and Developing New Plays.

Be a part of creating new theater! Call the Box Office 410.332.0033 or buy online.

Now on stage: "M. Butterfly" will "seduce, fascinate, perplex, mislead, astonish."

M. Butterfly is Baltimore's "Pick of the Week"
East meets west. Fact meets fiction. Illusion meets reality. When a powerful French diplomat becomes enchanted with a divine Peking opera star, little can quell the thirst of their intoxicating desire—but this diva is hiding more than her true identity. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this season, David Henry Hwang’s torrid and timeless Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly brings hide-and-seek to the stage in a gripping fable that proves the allure of fantasy and the power of obsession are a recipe for betrayal.


Watch, Read, Discuss: Play Guide
Delve further into the themes, conflicts and concepts explored in M. Butterfly with our Play Guide, created for Everyman Theatre's high school matinee program. From news and analysis to glossaries and comprehension checks, our free Play Guide provides a wealth of supplementary material and conversation fodder designed to enhance the post-show experience.


Pour over the Program
Know before you go! Read about China's Cultural Revolution of the 20th Century, our trip to France to meet the real Rene Gallimard, and, of course, acquaint yourself with the cast and crew of M. Butterfly. Special thanks to the generous sponsors and advertisers who make our printed program possible—be sure to mention Everyman when supporting their businesses. READ MORE

Everyman Theatre is funded by operating grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore County Commission on the Arts and Sciences.
Photos by ClintonBPhotography


Think you know Hamlet? Got a handle on the Henrys?
Bring it on...

Shakespeare Trivia Night at BSF!

Come throw down with the biggest Shakespeare nerds around.
Free wine, beer, soda, snacks, and prizes for the highest Shakespeare IQ!

WHEN: This Thursday (September 21st), 7:00-9:00pm
WHERE: St. Mary's Community Center, 3900 Roland Ave. Baltimore, MD
All are welcome!
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“You scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian! I’ll tickle your catastrophe!”
*Scroll down for answer*

This Weekend Only...

Midsummer at RenFest!

Come out to the Maryland Renaissance Festival this weekend to see our highly acclaimed production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (in just 40 minutes).

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am
Globe Theatre.
Visit MDRenFest website for more info.

Sir John Falstaff, Henry IV, Part 2 (2.1)
All BSF productions are presented using the staging conditions of Shakespeare's day. We bring these classic works to life in a way that is fresh and accessible to modern audiences without compromising the original language. The result is a fun, engaging, and fast-paced show that celebrates the artistry of Shakespeare's language.

All photos by Will Kirk


On Tuesday, September 19, at 8:00 pm, Joseph Young will make his debut as Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles with the Peabody Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Antonín Dvořák's Othello Overture, Op. 93; George Frideric Handel's Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 3, No. 4; and Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944. This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free. Reserve advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.


Monday, September 18, 7:00 pm

Alumnus Łukasz Kuropaczewski, guitar, will present a free master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, as part of a Levi Family Distinguished Visiting Artist residency. Aaron Civic, guitar, will perform the first movement from Lennox Berkeley's Sonatina, Op. 52. Jordan Colquitt, guitar, will perform Richard Rodney Bennett's Impromptus. James Keretses, guitar, will perform two movements from Jacques Hétu's Suite, Op. 41. Sean Brennan, guitar, will perform Christopher Theofanidis' January Echo.

Monday, September 18, 7:30 pm

Estelí Gomez, soprano, will present a free master class on Ornamenting Handel's Arias with Adam Pearl, harpsichord. Mara Yaffee, soprano, will perform "As when the dove" from Acis & Galatea, HWV 49. Katherine Holobinko, soprano, will perform "Tornami a vagheggiar" from Alcina, HWV 34. William Marshall, baritone, will perform "Honor and Arms" from Samson, HWV 57. Katelyn Aungst, soprano, will perform "Se pieta" from Giulio Cesare, HMV 17. The class will take place in Leith Symington Griswold Hall and is part of a Levi Family Distinguished Visiting Artist residency.

Tuesday, September 19, 10:00 am

Alumnus Łukasz Kuropaczewski, guitar, will present a free master class in Centre Street Performance Studio, as part of a Levi Family Distinguished Visiting Artist residency. Isaac Greene and James Keretses, guitars, will perform Lowell Liebermann's Nocturne Fantasy. Nathan Cornelius, guitar, will perform two movements from Peter Sculthorpe's From Kakadu. Mengyi Li, guitar, will perform Manuel Ponce's Sonata III. Shon Stelman, guitar, will perform Johann Kaspar Mertz's Fantasy.

Tuesday, September 19, 1:30 pm

Eric Terwilliger, horn, will present a free master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.

Wednesday, September 20, 10:00 am

Estelí Gomez, soprano, will present a free voice master class on Stylistic Improvisation Across Genre in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall, as part of a Levi Family Distinguished Visiting Artist residency.

Wednesday, September 20, 12:00 pm

An award-winning actor, entrepreneur, author, speaker, consultant, and educator known as "the father of the teaching artist profession," Eric Booth will join Dean Fred Bronstein in conversation as part of the Dean's Symposium Series. The free event will take place in Joe Byrd Hall and will also be live streamed.

Friday, September 22, 12:00 pm

Now on Fridays, this week's free noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall will be presented by the Piano Department. Sun-A Park, piano, will perform Franz Liszt's Veneziae Napoli, S. 162. Hidemi Minagawa, piano, will perform Karol Szymanowski's Mazurkas, Op. 50, Nos. 1-4. Sahun Hong, piano, will perform Frédéric Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35.

Friday, September 22, 6:00 pm

A film by Peabody Preparatory alumnus Philip Glass' 1976 opera Einstein on the Beach will be screened in the Centre Street Performance Studio.

Friday, September 22, 8:00 pm

The Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players will present Fire and Invention: Chamber Music of Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), as part of the Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series. Gwyn Roberts, recorder, flute; Emlyn Ngai, violin; Rebecca Harris, violin; Lisa Terry, cello, viola da gamba; Richard Stone, theorbo; and Adam Pearl, harpsichord, will perform Telemann's Quartet in G minor, TWV 43:g4; Quartet in D minor, TWV 43:d3; Trio in E-flat major, TWV 42:es1, from Musique de Table I; Quartet No. 1 in D major, TWV 43:D3, from Nouveaux Quatuors; and Concerto-Suite in G minor, TWV 43:g3. Reserve free advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.


Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 pm  

Peabody Conductors Orchestra

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Thursday, September 28, 8:00 pm

Peabody Symphony Orchestra

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Thursday, October 5, 7:30 pm

Peabody Wind Ensemble

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Saturday, October 7, 7:30 pm

Mark Markham, Piano

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The full calendar of events at Peabody, including all Conservatory student recitals, can be found at For other events featuring Peabody performers, please visit our Peabody Institute Concerts Facebook page.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

19th Annual High Zero Festival Starts Tomorrow!

19th Annual High Zero Festival 

WHEN: September 14th - 17th, 2017, Doors open 7:30 PM / Performances start 8:30 PM sharp
Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 Preston St., Baltimore

Twenty wildly diverse sets of experimental, improvised music, ranging from solos to big bands. Entirely new collaborations! Plus don't miss Lucas Abela's "Temple of Din" installation at EMP!

Musicians from Afar
Tania Chen (piano) San Francisco, CA
Michael Gayle (piano) Philadelphia, PA
Sofia Jernberg (voice) Stockholm, Sweden
Kazuhisa Uchihashi (daxophone, guitar) Tokyo & Berlin
Eli Keszler (percussion) New York City, NY
Joe McPhee (sax, pocket trumpet, reeds) Poughkeepsie, NY
Tomeka Reid (cello) Chicago, IL
Carlos Santistevan (bass, electronics) Santa Fe, NM
Sharif Sehnaoui (guitar) Beirut, Lebanon
id m theft able (voice, electronics, objects) Portland, ME
Julian Valdivieso (synthesizer, electronics) Bogota, Colombia

Musicians from Baltimore and DC
Andrew Bernstein (saxophone)
Dan Deacon (electronics, mechanical instruments)
Baba L'Salaam (abujaphone, voice, found objects)
Jamal Moore (woodwinds, electronics, percussion)
Lexie Mountain (voice, electronics)
Paul Neidhardt (percussion)
Kate Porter (voice, cello)
Lynne Price (dance)
Shelly Purdy (percussion)
M.C. Schmidt (electronics, percussion)
Maria Shesiuk (keyboards, synthesizer)


Martin Schmidt
Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Room KA115 (Computer Music Studio)
9:30, Tuesday, September 12th

Eli Keszler
Peabody Computer Music
Room PCM314
6:00pm, Wednesday, September 13th

id m theft able
Johns Hopkins Film Center
Thursday, September 14th
Sorry. Cannot accommodate visitors.

Tomeka Reid
UMBC Music
12:00pm, Friday, September 15th

Kazu Ishii
Towson University Jazz Department
4:30pm, Friday, September 15th


Sonic Meditations
Pearlstone Park
1001 N HOWARD St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Open group participation in selected meditations of Pauline Oliveros, led by Shelly Purdy.
Crepes will be provided by Sofi's Crepes.
Facebook Event
7:00pm, Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Lexie Mountain Boys
"Color Garden"

Wyman Park Dell
Poems, jugs, bags, jams, hands.
2:00-5:00pm, Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Strand Theater announces auditions for the opening production of its 10th Anniversary Season


Origin of the Species
by Bryony Lavery
Directed by Erin Riley

WHEN: Thursday, September 14th - 6-8pm; Saturday, September 17th - 11am-2pm. Please email to schedule your audition slot.
5426 Harford Rd., Baltimore MD 21214

Synopsis: Molly is an older English lady who digs up her ancestor: a four-million-year-old woman, miraculously alive. Molly names her Victoria and smuggles her home to Yorkshire. Clocks—biological and other—tick away in this engaging two-hander that digs deep beneath the sands of time to discover that we are all brothers and sisters under the skin.


  • Molly – 50s-70s. Northern English accent would be ideal. RP acceptable. She is energetic, profound, and a true adventurer in every sense. She is young at heart, engaging, and should not be afraid to break the fourth wall.
  • Victoria – late 20s-40s Physical movement is extremely important to this character. She begins as a primal, uncivilized, almost animal-like being who is eventually transforms into a thinking, feeling and highly intelligent woman.

Prepare 1-2 minute modern monologue and be ready to read sides.
Bring any conflicts between 9/18 and the 11/19.
The Production Staff encourages performers of all ethnicities to audition.

PERFORMANCE DATES: November 3-19, 2017

Check Out Who’s On Stage with “THE CHRISTIANS” @ Centerstage This Week!



The Christians
By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Hana S. Sharif
Sep 7–Oct 8, 2017

Does absolute tolerance require tolerance of the intolerant? Can a divided head find a way to lead? When the stakes are eternity, what happens if they are wrong? These are the questions that arise in a present-day American megachurch in The Christians, a new play exploring what happens when we lose faith in our leaders and our institutions. Stunning in its theatricality, this production will feature choirs from area churches.

On stage this week: The Greater Baltimore Church of Christ Choir joins the talented cast of The Christians:

WHEN: Tue, Sep 12 at 8 pm; Wed, Sep 13 at 8 pm; Thu, Sep 14 at 8 pm – Opening Night! Fri, Sep 15 at 8 pm; Sat, Sep 16 at 2 and 8 pm; Sun, Sep 17 at 2 and 7:30 pm
WHERE: Centerstage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore
TICKETS: Tickets start at $25.

Join us for the first week of our Season of Community with this compelling season opener!





WHEN: September 17-22
MICA’s Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: All events are free and open to the public . Seating is first-come, first-served.

Related imageMSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid will headline the opening panel of this year’s programming around Constitution Day. The free, two-day symposium sponsored by the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) commemorates the holiday (September 17) with panels and commentary on contemporary issues in politics, government, civic engagement and activism.

This year’s opening forum will explore the emerging crisis that democratic institutions and government are facing due to the advent of the Trump administration. How can the country consider these issues at a time when the president, his advisors, and majority leaders in the Senate and Congress are testing the public’s faith in government and its ability to represent their best interests?

"We are living in exceptional political times, where, many argue, the basic and central institutions of our democracy are threatened—by the president himself,” said Constitution Day organizer and MICA Humanistic Studies faculty member Firmin DeBrabander.

He added: “How worrisome are Trump’s perceived attacks? What shall we make of them, and how shall we respond? How do they measure up in the scope of history, here and beyond? For, some have exclaimed Trump's attacks are the first signs of tyranny. Is this tyranny, and if so, how will democracy survive?"

Image result for Dread Scott artistAlongside Reid, the panel will also include “revolutionary” artist Dread Scott (right)and Kenneth Ledford, chair of the department of history at Case Western University. WYPR Midday host Tom Hall will moderate. The first day of Constitution Day programming is co-sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU-MD).

Image result for Mel Chin  artistA second symposium, entitled What Is Democracy? and scheduled for Friday, Sept. 22, will dive deeper into the complex and often problematic issue of defining democracy, and how civic action, education and art factor into the conversation. The day culminates in a conversation between artist Mel Chin (left) and Lester K. Spence, associate professor of political science and Africana studies at Johns Hopkins University, in which they will discuss the role of art in a democratic society and the personal role that citizens play in defining democracy.

"We are questioning our assumptions and our understanding of democracy within the United States, probing deeper into the role of the everyday citizen in defining the very concept of democracy,” said Colette Vesey-Cullors, MICA’s chair of Photography and organizer of the What is Democracy? symposium.

“Given the current political climate, many individuals and groups find themselves at a crossroads with regards to race, immigration, education and personal responsibility, amongst other issues. We must ask ourselves whether our actions shape our democracy or does our democracy shape our actions?”

Below is a full schedule of this year’s Constitution Day events on Tuesday., Sept. 19, and Friday, Sept. 22.

Is This What Democracy Looks Like?

Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC correspondent and author, will headline the panel that will also include “revolutionary” artist Dread Scott and Kenneth Ledford, chair of the department of history at Case Western University. The panel will discuss the current state of democracy in America, and how President Trump’s administration is functioning (or if not) as a representation of American democracy. WYPR Maryland Midday host Tom Hall will moderate. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7 – 9 p.m.

What Is Democracy?

Constitution Day’s second day of programming begins with “Restoring Civic Culture,” a panel discussion featuring Dorcas Gilmore, founding board member of Baltimore Activating Solidarity Economies (BASE); Baltimore Youth Arts Founder Gianna Rodriguez; and community arts activist and organizer Graham Coreil-Allen. The talk will be moderated by Towson University lecturer Kalima Young. Friday, Sept. 22, 12:30 p.m.

Educating for a Democratic Society will feature Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen, Liberty Elementary Principal Joseph Manko, M.A. in Teaching Director Adriane Pereira, and North Avenue Knowledge Exchange Program Coordinator Khadija Adell. The talk will be moderated by Marketplace Education Editor Amy Scott. Friday, Sept. 22, 2:30 p.m.

Artist Mel Chin and Lester K. Spence, associate professor of political science and Africana studies at Johns Hopkins University, discuss the role of art in a democratic society and the personal role of citizens in defining democracy. Friday, Sept. 22, 5 p.m.

Established in 2005, Constitution Day continues the College’s tradition of leadership in raising and exploring important political issues. This year’s Constitution Day officially launches a new College-wide initiative MICA Making Democracy, which advances MICA’s core values in response to changes in the cultural and political landscape. Events surrounding themes of democratic practice, civic action, freedom of expression, immigration, equity, citizenship, information literacy, the public good, and the role of art and design in moments of change and upheaval will be supported through this initiative.

Monday, September 11, 2017


The Peabody Institute 2017-18 concert season begins on Friday, September 15, at 8:00 pm, with new faculty artist Tony Arnold, soprano, performing György Kurtág's Kafka Fragments. Arnold and guest violinist Movses Pogossian have worked extensively with the composer, and, together, they have performed Kafka Fragments in over 30 venues. This concert and all others that take place this season on Peabody's campus will be free. Reserve advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.


Friday, September 15, 12:00 pm

Now on Fridays, this week's free noon recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Vocal Studies Department. Camille Crossot, soprano, and Min Young Park, piano, will perform "Let the florid music praise!" and "Nocturne" from On This Island, Op. 11 by Benjamin Britten. Noelle McMurtry, soprano, and Jack Yuezhi Dou, piano, will perform "Gud give, jeg var et barn igjen" and "Til mit hjertes droning" from Tre Sange, Op. 1 by Agathe Backer-Grøndahl. Katie Procell, soprano, and Min Joo Yi, piano, "Amour Oiseaux d'etoile" and "Katchikatchi les étoiles" from Harawi: Chant d'amour et de mort by Olivier Messiaen. Symone Harcum, soprano, and Hanna Shin, piano, "Ernani, involami" from Ernani by Guisseppe Verdi. Jason Berger, tenor, and Shin will perform Nebbie by Ottorino Respighi, "La Danza" from Soirees Musicales by Gioacchino Rossini, and "I am what I am" from La Cage aux Folles by Jerry Herman.

Sunday, September 17, 3:00 pm

Alumnus Łukasz Kuropaczewski, guitar, will present a master class as part of a Levi Residency at Peabody in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.


Tuesday, September 19, 8:00 pm

Peabody Chamber Orchestra

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Wednesday, September 20, 12:00 pm

Dean's Symposium: Eric Booth

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Friday, September 22, 8:00 pm

Tempesta di Mare presents Fire and Invention: Telemann and his Extraordinary Chamber Music

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Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 pm  

Peabody Conductors Orchestra

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Thursday, September 28, 8:00 pm

Peabody Symphony Orchestra

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The full calendar of events at Peabody, including all Conservatory student recitals, can be found at For other events featuring Peabody performers, please visit our Peabody Institute Concerts Facebook page

Sunday, September 3, 2017

“TWO TRAINS RUNNING” by August Wilson, opens at Spotlighters Theatre, Sept 8, 2017


by August Wilson
directed by Fuzz Roark
stage managed by Phelix Blais-Evers

WHEN: Sept 8 - Oct 8, 2017; 8PM on Thur, Fri & Sat; and 2PM on Sunday. 
Spotlighters Theatre - 817 Saint Paul Street - Baltimore
TICKETS: Adults $22; seniors (60+) $20; students (under 18 or with valid ID) $18, military $18 (ID required); group rate $15 (Groups of 15 or more. Additional discounts for larger groups.)
Order your tickets at

​This is the 1960s chapter of the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright's decade by decade saga of ordinary African Americans in this turbulent century. It takes place in Memphis Lee's coffee shop in a Pittsburgh neighborhood that is on the brink of economic development. Focus is on the characters who hang out there: a local sage, an elderly man who imparts the secrets of life as learned from a 322 year old sage, an ex con, a numbers runner, a laconic waitress who slashed her legs to keep men away, and a mentally handicapped man who was once cheated out of a ham. With Chekhovian obliqueness, the author reveals simple truths, hopes and dreams, creating a microcosm of an era and a community on the brink of change.

TEN SPOT THURSDAY - Sept 14, 2017 - 8:00pm  (All tickets just $10)

TALK BACK with Cast & Director - Sept  24, 2017 - immediately following the performance

NOTE:   Please plan time for parking and traffic in Mt Vernon. We will not be able to seat late arrivals for the performance until Intermission. Please plan to arrive at the theatre at least 30 minutes prior to curtain, and allow time to find parking in Mt Vernon.

​Adult Language and Situations - Parental Guidance Necessary.  No one under age 13 will be admitted without an accompanying Adult.

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Meet the Actors Joining us for Lear!

Tim German, Surasree Das, & Chloe Mikala will make their Single Carrot debuts this Fall in Lear! And we are delighted to have Elizabeth Ung returning to the SCT stage after appearing in Season 8's Utopia Parkway!

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