Monday, November 12, 2018


On Wednesday, November 14, at 7:30 pm, faculty artist Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet, will present a recital titled “Music in a Time of War.” Fiterstein will perform Mieczysław Weinberg’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 28 with guest artist Michael Brown, piano. Then guest artists Elena Urioste, violin, and Nicholas Canellakis, cello, will join them for Olivier Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time). 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, November 12, 9:00 am

Iyun Ashani Harrison, the artistic director/founder of the resident dance company at Goucher College, presented a free master class in B29 in Peabody’s Austrian Hall.

Monday, November 12, 5:30 pm

Clarinetist Sean Osborn, a former member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will present a free master class in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Chadwick Thomas, clarinet, will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 94. Yu Wang, clarinet, will perform Louis Cahuzac’s Arlequin. Clarinetists Chadwick Thomas, Jay Shankar, Andrew Im, and Sheng Chen will perform opera excerpts.

Monday, November 12, 6:00 pm

Andrew W. Mellon Chair in Piano Leon Fleisher will present a free master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Ye Jin Lee, piano, and Eunchan Kim, piano, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58. Ethan Sandman, cello, and Randy Ryan, piano, will perform Beethoven’s Sonata No. 4 for Cello and Piano, Op. 102, No. 1.

Tuesday, November 13, 1:30 pm

Dancer and choreographer Florian Rouiller will present a free ballet master class in Room B29 in Peabody’s Austrian Hall.

Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 pm 

Jason Vieaux, guitar, will present “Outside the Music: How Freelancing Skills Beat the Competition,” a free lecture in the Centre Street Performance Studio.

Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 pm

Vieaux will also present a free master class in Centre Street Performance Studio. Felipe Garibaldi, guitar, will perform Cláudio Santoro’s Two Preludes and Etude. Jordan Colquitt, guitar, will perform Thelonious Monk’s Round Midnight. Zachary Grim, guitar, will perform Richard Rodney Bennett’s Impromptus. Benjamin Gascon, guitar, will perform Mauro Giuliani’s Theme and Variations, Op 105. Sojourner McClure, guitar, will perform Antonio Lauro’s Preludio and Danza Negra.

Thursday, November 15, 8:00 pm

Famed violinist Pamela Frank and pianist Stephen Prutsman, a Peabody alumnus, will perform a special recital in honor of Leon Fleisher’s 90th birthday in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. The duo will perform Bach’s Sonata in E major, BWV 1016, for Violin and Keyboard and Brahms’ Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78. Tickets are currently unavailable; please call the Box Office at 667-208-6620 to be added to the waiting list.

Friday, November 16, 12:30 pm

Now on Fridays, at 12:30 pm, this week's free recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Piano Department. Sahun Hong, piano, will perform four movements from Robert Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Op. 12. Eugene Chan, piano, will perform Sergei Rachmaninov’s Italian Polka and one movement from Rachmaninov’s Sonata in G minor for violoncello and piano, Op. 19. Min Joo Yi, piano, will perform Sergei Lyapunov’s Transcendental Étude No. 10 in B minor, Op. 11, “Lezghinka,” and one movement from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite. Yi Chen Feng, piano, will perform three movements from Sergei Rachmaninov’s Moment musicaux, Op. 16.

Friday, November 16, 8:00 pm; Saturday, November 17, 3:00 pm

Laura Kaminsky’s As One is a chamber opera in which two voices—Hannah after and Hannah before— share the part of a sole transgender protagonist in a poignant coming-of-age story with a universal theme of identity, authenticity, and compassion. This Peabody Opera Outreach production with JoAnn Kulesza as music director and James Harp as stage director features soprano Colleen McGonigle and baritone Rahze Cheatham. Performed in honor of Transgender Awareness month, the shows will take place at The Motor House, 120 West North Avenue, Baltimore. Tickets are $20 and $10 with valid student ID and are available at

Saturday, November 17, 10:00 am

Thierry Mechler, organ, will present a free "Improvisation Workshop" master class in Leith Symington Griswold Hall with performers Dalaie Choi, Jordan Prescott, and Glenn Osborne.

Saturday, November 17, 12:00 pm 

Conservatory faculty artist Boris Slutsky, piano, will present a free master class with Preparatory piano students in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. HeeJee Lee, piano, will perform Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in B-flat major, BWV 866. Jaeman Shin, piano, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in G minor, Op. 49, No. 1. Alan Mao, piano, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15.

Saturday, November 17, 2:00 pm

The Short Notice Brass Ensemble – Todd Oehler, Vladimir Castillo, trumpets; Chris Frick, French horn; Nick Bulgarino, trombone; and Jahi Alexander, bass trombone – will perform in the free Peabody at the Pratt Library Series at the Waverly branch, 400 E 33rd St, Baltimore.

Saturday, November 17, 7:30 pm

Nicholas Hersh will guest conduct the Peabody Studio Orchestra in a performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Suite from Lieutenant Kijé, Op. 60, and a showing of the Charlie Chaplin film A Dog’s Life to live orchestral accompaniment. 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.

Sunday, November 18, 3:00 pm

Faculty of the Peabody Preparatory will present a recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Sean Brennan, guitar, will perform Ingram Marshall’s Soe-pa, Leo Brouwer’s Cantilena de los bosques and An Idea, "Passacaglia for Eli," and Andrew Norman’s Sabina. James Keretses and Isaac Greene, guitars, will perform Alexander Tansman’s Sonatine, Kirk-Evan Billet’s Qirillayan, Cody Criswell’s The Birth of Venus, and Sergio Assad’s Tres Cenas Brasileiras. The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, November 19, 7:30 pm

This first of a four-concert series titled “The Art of Prelude and Fugue,” which will feature Lura Johnson, piano, presenting Bach’s complete Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I and II, interspersed with the complete Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87. Music theory faculty member Mark Janello will give a pre-concert lecture titled “Baroque Counterpoint” at 6:30 pm. The events in Leith Symington Griswold Hall are free and open to the public.

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.

Thursday, November 8, 2018


On November 14th, Orioles Magic will return! We have added Brooks Robinson, Dennis Martinez, Dan Ford, and Umpire Al Clark to our great V.I.P. lineup! Gala attendees will enjoy a cocktail hour, plated dinner with wine service, silent and live auctions, a great speaker program, and more.

TICKETS: Tickets start at $125 when you reserve a table of 10. Individual tickets start at $150.

PARKING: The Renaissance Hotel garage is offering discounted parking ($10) after 5 p.m.

SPECIAL HOTEL RATE: Don't want to drive home afterwards? Stay the night! The Renaissance is offering an event rate of $169.00 per night. When booking, ask for the "Babe Ruth" rate.

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There's another reason to celebrate!

The Sports Boosters of Maryland are honoring Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Rosenberg Jr., with the Barry Ira Schloss Humanitarian Award for their philanthropic contributions in our greater communities.

Tickets are also available for purchase by check. Checks must be made payable to “1983 Orioles Reunion Gala” and mailed to:

’83 Orioles Gala, Babe Ruth Museum, 216 Emory Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

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WHEN: FRIDAY, November 9th
Red Room at 425 E31st Street, Baltimore

Diffusion is concerned with multi-channel electro-acoustic music, both brand new and historical.

Some of these sound pieces are made with just microphones, some of them are made with only electronic instruments, much of it is made with a combination of both. Some are played on 4 speakers, some on 6 speakers and some on 8 speakers! 

Listening, in this medium is different from “normal” music—think of it as the difference, on a hot day, between standing in front of an air conditioner and going swimming in a cool lake. Seats are taken, the lights are dimmed and the sound commences; there is nothing to see, everything is seen with the ears.

This festival is curated by Jeff Carey, guest curator Max Eilbacher and Martin Schmidt.

We will host the premiere of a piece, not diffused, but performed in 8 channels by local electronic musician Rjyan Kidwell. He has been making digital/electronic music for something like 20 years under various monikers, but his best known was “Cex”.  Tonight (as far as I know) there won’t be any rapping but pure delicious electronic tones generated with FM synthesis. 

Also the premiere of the first work of the multi-channel kind by local wonder woman Stephanie Barber. It is, as far as I know, untitled, but on a personal note she told me the content is, “very embarrassing”…

Lastly a work excerpted from a larger work by Londoner, Vicky Bennett, also known as “People Like Us.” The larger piece is an hour long video work that involves not just 6 channels of audio, but TEN video screens of continuous content. I want to see it one day, but in the meantime I know the density of her audio work will suffice to illuminate.  “Gone, gone, beyond”

WHEN: SATURDAY, November 10th
WHERE: Fred Lazarus Hall in the MICA building at 131 North Avenue

Four artists are presented Saturday…

Madalyn Merkey, primarily a synthesist from Oakland, California has provided us with “Room Study for Eight Audio Channels” She told me in an email, “recorded in my studio apartment in Oakland, California by placing a shotgun microphone outside my apartment door. I recorded each channel one at a time with my hand on the volume attenuator to fluctuate the pressure of each channel at a different interval. Once I recorded the eight outdoor sounds, I brought the microphone in and recorded feedback tones from each of the eight playback speakers, which are of varying quality, that I used to listen back to the entire mix. Thus, the pure tones heard in the piece are actually the sounds of my home speakers singing to each other.”  

I can’t do better than my partner Drew did when I asked him, “What should I say about Twig Harper?” His reply was: “A living national treasure of the American DIY circuit-bent electronic underground, Mr. Harper has been active for decades releasing recordings as a member of seminal outsider duo Natutical Almanac and under his own name. Collaborator with artists from Jandek to Wolf Eyes to Bill Nace, here presents a quadrophonic piece which extrudes his prodigious talent into a 4th dimension.” …he said that. Really! Off the top of his head!  AND IT’S TRUE.

I’m pretty excited to hear the piece by HATAM (IRN) is a sound artist and composer who is highly active in the Berlin experimental scenes. Her biographical information includes this:  uses SuperCollider (a computer music programming language kit) and modular synthesizers and works within LABOUR, the Hacklander \ Hatam duo, solo, as a musical director in theater, and as a specialist DJ. She is co-founder & co-director of N.K.(a performance venue perhaps not unlike the Red Room in Berlin) …and this:   Is not time but a fallible dictate of radical material heteronomy, besieging us in an ocean of chaos and verisimilitude? Her piece is entitled,  “ob-jest.”  Ob-jest is an otherness ceaselessly fleeing in a systematic quest of desire—Julia Kristeva.  The jettisoned object always seemingly within reach but never graspable.

Nathan Corder is probably the most formally trained in this very medium at Mills College and elsewhere…Nathan’s music has been honored and recognized at events such as the International Symposium of New Music (Curitiba, Brazil),  MUSLAB (Mexico City), NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, N_SEME, Root Signals, the Yarn/Wire Institute, and SEAMUS. In 2014, Nathan was awarded the Allen Strange Memorial award from SEAMUS.  His piece Saturday night is called “Menagerie.”

WHEN: FRIDAY / SATURDAY. November 30 / December 1st
Fred Lazarus Hall in the MICA building at 131 North Avenue

We have special guests coming to present work on these days: Olivia Block and Special Guest.  I’ll tell you more about these events closer to those dates, but please keep these days in mind because they will be special concerts, indeed!  Friday, contemporary work by these stunning audio artists and Saturday a review of historic German electronic and electroacoustic work entitled Schwingende Elektronen: Selektiver historischer Überblick elektronischer
Musik aus Deutschland
presented with our mighty mighty 8.8 speaker array.  REMEMBER THE OSAKA DOME!!  OK, it won’t be … that, but it’s good!

WHEN: SATURDAY, December 15th
Red Room at 425 E31st Street, Baltimore

Carrie Fucile, Ruben Patiño, Mike Bullock, and newly added, Kevin Blackistone!

PLEASE JOIN US IN LUXURIATING IN THESE SPECIAL SOUNDS PRESENTED IN A 360 degree pleasure-array. —Martin Schmidt, High Zero Foundation

p.s. the vocabulary used in the descriptions of is meant to be descriptive, not forbidding.  Words like "diffusion" and "electro-acoustic", "fixed media" or "pleasure-array" are invented to help, not hurt. If you want to talk about them...or look them up and talk about how I'm using them "wrong", perhaps....feel free to talk to me at one of these presentations. Language is our servant...not our master.

Monday, November 5, 2018


By Dominique Morriseau
Directed by Erin Riley
Co-Directed by Lauren Erica Jackson

WHEN: November 1-18. Thu-Sat at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00pm
: 5426 Harford Rd., Baltimore MD 21201
TICKETS: General Admission - $20; Student/Senior/Artist - $10
Visit to purchase tickets.

In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.

Cast features Shamire Casselle, Troy Jennings, Mack Leamon, Betsy Lyons, Rachel Reckling.

DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle) which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company), Paradise Blue (Signature Theatre), and Detroit ’67 (Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem and NBT). Additional plays include: Pipeline (Lincoln Center Theatre), Sunset Baby (LAByrinth Theatre); Blood at the Root (National Black Theatre) and Follow Me To Nellie’s (Premiere Stages). She is also the book writer on the new musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations (Berkeley Repertory Theatre).

Dominique is an alumna of The Public Theater Emerging Writer’s Group, Women’s Project Lab, and Lark Playwrights Workshop and has developed work at Sundance Lab, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Eugene O’Neil Playwrights Conference. Her work has been commissioned by Steppenwolf Theater, Women’s Project, South Coast Rep, People’s Light and Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Penumbra Theatre. She most recently served as Co-Producer on the Showtime series “Shameless”. Awards include: Spirit of Detroit Award, PoNY Fellowship, Sky-Cooper Prize, TEER Trailblazer Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, Audelco Awards, NBFT August Wilson Playwriting Award, Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, OBIE Award, Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship, and being named one of Variety’s Women of Impact for 2017-18. In October of 2018, Morisseau has been awarded the prestigious McArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

The Chinatown Collective brings Pop Up Night Market to BCS!

The Chinatown Collective Pop Up Night Market

Night Market

Pop Up Night Market

WHEN: Fri, Nov 9, from 6pm to midnight
Baltimore Center Stage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore

  • Pop Up Night Market: 6pm–midnight ($8 admission, $10 at the door)
  • VIP Post-show Party: 10pm–midnight ($85 includes ticket for King of the Yees*)

On the heels of last month’s popular Night Market, we're excited to partner with The Chinatown Collective and bring authentic local Chinese and Asian food, craft vendors and more to Baltimore Center Stage. Food, drinks, and crafts will be available for purchase from 6pm to midnight in the Deering Lobby.

Ways to attend:

*Current King of the Yees ticketholders can add on the VIP Post-show Party for $30. Contact the Box Office at 410.332.0033 (Tue–Sat, noon–6pm) or

About King of the Yees (Playing Oct 25–Nov 18)
King of the Yees is an "utterly charming and witty" play (Broadway World) that is a "love letter to the Chinese community." Experience the hilarity as our playwright-turned-protagonist has to chase through time, space, and the fourth wall itself to find her father, save his story, and chronicle a vanishing piece of American culture. Learn more.

Baltimore Center Stage

Michael Ross, Executive Director

Baltimore Center Stage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, United States

Administration: 410.986.4000
Box Office: 410.332.0033




By Lynn Nottage 
Directed by Vincent M. Lancisi

WHEN: Now through Nov 25.
Everyman Theatre, 315 W. Fayette St., Baltimore
Box Office can be reached at 410.752.2208

Having grown up side-by-side in small-town working-class America, best friends Tracey and Cynthia went from fun-loving schoolchildren to saloon-loving adults who work together on a steel manufacturing line. In a tight-knit community like this one, however, it takes but one fracture in its core for the breaking point of friendship to be seismically tested. Inspired by field research and first-person testimonials collected in Reading, PA, Lynn Nottage’s unflinching, intensely researched, and Pulitzer-winning slice-of-life drama, Sweat, captures the pressure cooker of NAFTA-inflicted trying times—where a lethal combination of layoffs, lockouts, and picket lines sends the Rust Belt way of life into crisis.


Monday, November 5, 1:00 pm

Julie Andrijeski, Baroque violin and viola, will present a free master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre with Jamie Gallupe, Baroque cello. Namgon Lee, Baroque viola, will perform the first movement of Benedetto Marcello’s Cello sonata in F major, Op. 1, No. 1. Brenda Koh, Baroque violin, will perform Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber’s Sonata V in E minor. Stephanie Zimmerman, Baroque violin, will perform Sonata Quinta from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer’s Sonatae unarum fidium seu a violino solo.

Tuesday, November 6, 1:30 pm

Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel—faculty artist Judith Ingolfsson, violin, and Vladimir Stoupel, piano—will present a free master class titled “The Art of Collaboration” in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Ruoying Pan, violin, and Hao Liu, piano, will perform Brahms’ Sonata for violin and piano in D minor, Op. 108. Weijia William Wang, violin, and Yihan Sun, piano, will perform Franck’s Sonata in A major for violin and piano. Mark Liu, viola, and Chelsea Wang, piano, will perform Brahms’ Sonata for viola and piano in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1.

Tuesday, November 6, 7:30 pm

Contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, directed by Alan Pierson, will premiere faculty artist Oscar Bettison’s Pale Icons of Night, written for and performed by faculty artist Courtney Orlando, violin. The Alarm Will Sound residency and Pale Icons of Night commission was funded by the Johns Hopkins University Catalyst Grant. The performance also includes King Britt and Christopher Stark’s The Intention and György Ligeti’s Piano Concerto with John Orfe, piano. 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, or view the concert via live stream.

Wednesday, November 7, 10:00 am

Faculty artist Vadim Gluzman, violin, will present a free master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Shannon Fitzhenry, violin, and Hsaio-Ying Lin, piano, will perform one movement of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218. Yiqing Fu, violin, and Chelsea Wang, piano, will perform one movement of Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108. Chuanzi Wang, violin, and Chingyi Lin, piano, will perform one movement of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Eunice Park, violin, and Chia-Wei Liao, piano, will perform one movement of Bloch’s Baal Shem Suite.

Wednesday, November 7, 3:30 pm

Korean violinist and member of the Cooperstown Quartet Hye-Jin Kim will present a free chamber music master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Zhixin Ouyang, violin; Gavon Peck, viola; Olivia Rainoff, cello; and Chelsea de Souza, piano, will perform Fauré’s Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15. Eunice Park, violin; Hotin Chan, cello; and Oliver Betz, piano, will perform Dvorak’s Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 90 (Dumky). Grace Kim, violin; Ae-Lin Youn, violin; Hyejin Kim, viola; and Soyoon Park, cello, will perform Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110.

Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 pm

Cheng Li-Pin, conductor, will lead the Taipei Chinese Orchestra in performances of Chen Shu-Si’s The Parade of Gods; Cheng Kuang-Chih’s Yao-Ji Double Concerto for Erhu, Pipa, and Chinese Orchestra; Wang I-Yu’s Lalualumedani, Kuyi's Love Concerto for Di and Chinese Orchestra; and Bao Yuankai’s Sketches of Taiwan (Chinese Orchestra Version). 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.

Thursday, November 8, 6:00 pm

Conservatory student musicians will perform in the free Peabody at the Pratt Library Series at the Herring Run branch, 3801 Erdman Avenue, Baltimore.

Thursday, November 8, 7:30 pm

Now Hear This, with Courtney Orlando as music director, and Alarm Will Sound, with Alan Pierson as conductor, will premiere six new works by Peabody student composers. Works include Ledah Finck’s The Thicket, Cody Criswell’s Leaving Cheyenne, Jonathan Hugendubler’s Amor Fati, Gu Wei’s lost in a sea of dreams…, Tan Yuting’s METRO, and Christopher Ciampoli’s Syzygy. The performance is funded by the Johns Hopkins University Catalyst Grant. This concert, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, will be free. Reserve advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.

Friday, November 9, 12:30 pm

Now on Fridays, at 12:30 pm, this week's free recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Historical Performance Department featuring a “Music of Three Faiths” set, Scottish tunes from the Skene Ms., works for Baroque lute by Sylvius Weiss, a sonata for two recorders by Telemann, the Canzonetta spirituale by Merula, and the first movement of the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.

Friday, November 9, 7:30 pm

Faculty artists Tony Arnold, soprano, and Seth Knopp, piano, will present a recital titled “The Fallout — Grappling with a World in Turmoil.” Joshua Scheid, baritone; Kelly Timko, soprano; Mafalda Santos, viola; Bronwyn Kure, cello; Yoshiaki Horiguchi, bass; Eric Black and Melissa Johnson Lander, clarinets; Sam Seyong Um, percussion; and Jamie Reeves, conductor, will join the duo in presentations of works by Claude Debussy, Karol Szymanowski, Harrison Birtwistle, Jesse Jones, and more. This concert, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, will be free. Reserve advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.

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.

Red Room Tuesday: The Witches, UHHM, Throwaway

The Witches, UHHM, Throwaway

WHEN: Tuesday, November 6, Doors at 8:30, show at 9
The Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E 31st Street, Baltimore

Come what may this election day, an evening of wild sounds awaits you! Local violin/flute/voice duo and Red Room stalwarts The Witches are excited to be sharing a triple bill with two fantastic groups, local band U.H.H.M and Throwaway coming all the way from Detroit!

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