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Arts Journal
Recent Listening In BriefSmith and Jeff “Tain” Watts. Eubanks wrote all of the music for the New York ba
Arts Journal / Posted 16 hours ago
Smith and Jeff “Tain” Watts. Eubanks wrote all of the music for the New York band. In L.A. he drew on compositions by Duke Ellington, Chick Corea, Ray Bryant and Marvin Gaye, plus the standard “My One and Only Love.” Eubanks restructures... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
Marsalis matriarch, Dolores Marsalis, diesthe one who came from a musical family. “She was related on her daddy’s side to
Louisiana Weekly / Posted yesterday
the one who came from a musical family. “She was related on her daddy’s side to William Braud who was a bassist with the Duke Ellington band and on her mother’s side she was related to (clarinetist) Alphonse Picou,” Ellis Jr. explains. “She was... Read more
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New Kerala
50 Sing for Hope Pianos to be Permanently Placed in 50 New York City Schools where Sing for Hope Supports Arts Education - newkerala news #256169at Cambria Heights Manhattan: District 79 - Manhattan Hub, Pathways to Graduat
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
at Cambria Heights Manhattan: District 79 - Manhattan Hub, Pathways to Graduation, P.S. 79M Dr Horan School, P.S. 4M The Duke Ellington School, High School For Excellence and Innovation, Rose Hill Pre-K Center, Benjamin Altman School, 47 ASL and... Read more
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Arts Journal
Burt Kennedy on writing the Budd Boetticher-Randolph Scott westernsmy first play, runs May 4-27 at Triangle Productions in Portland, … [Read More.
Arts Journal / Posted 4 days ago
my first play, runs May 4-27 at Triangle Productions in Portland, … [Read More...] My latest book is Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, published in 2013 by Gotham Books in the U.S. and the Robson Press in England and now available in paperback.... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Lakeshore Big Bandof tunes from the early days of jazz to present day. It also includes great hit
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 5 days ago
of tunes from the early days of jazz to present day. It also includes great hits from the big band era by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie as well as contemporary jazz, ballroom dance, and popular music. Sponsored by Spectrum Health ©... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Meet Maxwell, he travels, sketches and loves catsto them, accentuated by bold nib strokes and clean colours, almost akin to the
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
to them, accentuated by bold nib strokes and clean colours, almost akin to the aesthetics of the old style comic books. Duke Ellington & Dizzy Gillespie, 2015 In February 1959, Duke Ellington assembled an amazing line up of top Jazz musicians... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Variety is key |at the Riverbend, on the lawn of the Brandon Inn on Park Street. The 18-member
Rutland Herald / Posted 5 days ago
at the Riverbend, on the lawn of the Brandon Inn on Park Street. The 18-member big band does not disappoint. Enjoy a night of swing era hits from jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey. Music starts at... Read more
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The MidWeek
Let’s Dance Big Band Weekend set to open Fridayand the Shananigans Big Band will return to host the 12th annual Let’s Dance Bi
The MidWeek / Posted 6 days ago
and the Shananigans Big Band will return to host the 12th annual Let’s Dance Big Band Weekend Friday through Sunday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at Northern Illinois University’s Holmes Student Center in DeKalb. Advanced registrations include... Read more
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The MidWeek
Town Crier for July 19, 2017State St. Information: 224-406-4555 Let’s Dance Big Band Weekend Dates: Frid
The MidWeek / Posted 6 days ago
State St. Information: 224-406-4555 Let’s Dance Big Band Weekend Dates: Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23 Place: Duke Ellington Ballroom, 340 Carroll Ave. Cost: $10 per dance Lion’s Park Grand Opening Time: 9 a.m. Date: Saturday, July... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Community Notes“Beautiful Colorado” on tuba. Other selections to be performed include: “Variat
Bureau County Republican / Posted 6 days ago
“Beautiful Colorado” on tuba. Other selections to be performed include: “Variations On A Theme By Prokofieff,” “Caravan” by Duke Ellington and selections from the musical “Les Mis�rables.” There will also be music from Bob Seger, the Eagles,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Tony Bennett preps for 91st birthday concert at Raviniasimply "the silver lining songs." Meaning that even at their darkest, these mas
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
simply "the silver lining songs." Meaning that even at their darkest, these masterworks by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin and others inspire optimism and hope through the sheer poetry of... Read more
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Arts Journal
Brian Garfield on Richard StarkMy latest book is Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, published in 2013 by Gotham B
Arts Journal / Posted 8 days ago
My latest book is Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, published in 2013 by Gotham Books in the U.S. and the Robson Press in England and now available in paperback. I have also written biographies of Louis Armstrong, George Balanchine, and H.L. Mencken,... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
This day in history, July 15, 2017Iain Armitage ("Big Little Lies"; "Young Sheldon") is 9.Thought for today "The
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
Iain Armitage ("Big Little Lies"; "Young Sheldon") is 9.Thought for today "There are two kinds of worries — those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter." — Duke Ellington, American jazz artist (1899-197... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
This date in history, July 15, 2017(TV: "Big Little Lies" ''Young Sheldon") is nine. Thought for Today: "There ar
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 10 days ago
(TV: "Big Little Lies" ''Young Sheldon") is nine. Thought for Today: "There are two kinds of worries — those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter." — Duke Ellington, American jazz artist (189... Read more
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Royal Oak Daily Tribune
JULY 15for Today: �There are two kinds of worries � those you can do something about a
Royal Oak Daily Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
for Today: �There are two kinds of worries � those you can do something about and those you can�t. Don�t spend any time on the latter.� � Duke Ellington, American jazz artist (1899-1974). Copyright 2017, The Associated Press. All rights re... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Today in Historyescaped unharmed; the kidnappers were caught.) Thought for Today: "There are t
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 10 days ago
escaped unharmed; the kidnappers were caught.) Thought for Today: "There are two kinds of worries — those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter." — Duke Ellington, American jazz artist (... Read more
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Arts Journal
My back pagesof modern art, to fall in love at first sight and marry, to write biographies o
Arts Journal / Posted 11 days ago
of modern art, to fall in love at first sight and marry, to write biographies of George Balanchine, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington, to win a Guggenheim Fellowship and go to the MacDowell Colony, or to become an opera librettist and... Read more
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Rutland Herald
ARST PREVIEW |on guitar and Ellen Powell on standup bass. Their large repertoire includes jaz
Rutland Herald / Posted 12 days ago
on guitar and Ellen Powell on standup bass. Their large repertoire includes jazz tunes from the ‘40s through the ‘60s by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Johnny Mercer, plus Antonio Carolos Jobim and Pat Metheny. The trio performs at... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Celebrating the Jazz Lifewas a privilege singing with the UP Jazz Ensemble,” Emcy offers. “My first band
Pilipino Star / Posted 14 days ago
was a privilege singing with the UP Jazz Ensemble,” Emcy offers. “My first band (Four Play) did tunes from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington to Spyro Gyra. My solo stints were all about standard songs. That was followed by Blackbird Band singing... Read more
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WestportNow
Duke Ellington Mash-up Sound at LevittSunday, July 09, 2017 Renowned bassist, composer and author Brian Q. Torff (
WestportNow / Posted 15 days ago
Sunday, July 09, 2017 Renowned bassist, composer and author Brian Q. Torff (red pants) brought his New Duke ensemble to the Levitt Pavilion tonight. The band led by the professor of music at Fairfield... Read more
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The Birmingham Times
Jay-Z, the self-proclaimed “Best Rapper Alive”, also uses 4:44 as newly iconic letter to selfname Shawn Corey Carter) became the first rapper to be inducted to the Songwrit
The Birmingham Times / Posted 19 days ago
name Shawn Corey Carter) became the first rapper to be inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, joining greats likes Duke Ellington, Ira Gershwin, John Lennon, Elton John, and Lionel Richie. And this month, the fêted artist released an album... Read more
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MPNnow.com
Moonlight Stroll series to open with reggae concertworks to foster the preservation, education and celebration of big band music.
MPNnow.com / Posted 20 days ago
works to foster the preservation, education and celebration of big band music. Audiences will enjoy works by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Natalie Cole. Panloco Steel Band will perform Caribbean music and rhythms mixed with... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Charity concert from Cumbria's own jazz and swing orchestrafeaturing on BBC Radio 2's Claire Teal Show. The La’al Big Band have played th
Whitehaven News / Posted 20 days ago
featuring on BBC Radio 2's Claire Teal Show. The La’al Big Band have played their classic and contemporary arrangements of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Amy Winehouse amongst others at numerous functions and weddings, as well as events such... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Charity concert from Cumbria's own jazz and swing orchestrafeaturing on BBC Radio 2's Claire Teal Show. The La’al Big Band have played th
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 20 days ago
featuring on BBC Radio 2's Claire Teal Show. The La’al Big Band have played their classic and contemporary arrangements of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Amy Winehouse amongst others at numerous functions and weddings, as well as events such... Read more
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The MidWeek
DeKalb Band concert features tenor vocalistPost” and “Fairest of the Fair;” and R.B.Hall’s “Garde Du Corps.” “Ellington”
The MidWeek / Posted 20 days ago
Post” and “Fairest of the Fair;” and R.B.Hall’s “Garde Du Corps.” “Ellington” is a tribute to big-band jazz creator Duke Ellington, who's sense of musical drama made him stand out in the creation of a new jazz sound. His blend of melodies,... Read more
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Rutland Herald
The sun shines on VSO tour |rouser. Much of the music was all-American. While three well-known selections
Rutland Herald / Posted 20 days ago
rouser. Much of the music was all-American. While three well-known selections by Leroy Anderson felt tired and trite, the “Duke Ellington Fantasy,” a wellarranged medley of the Duke’s greatest hits,” felt immediate and contemporary, as well as... Read more
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Arts Journal
Arcadi Volodos plays “The Stars and Stripes Forever”my first play, runs May 4-27 at Triangle Productions in Portland, … [Read More.
Arts Journal / Posted 21 days ago
my first play, runs May 4-27 at Triangle Productions in Portland, … [Read More...] My latest book is Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, published in 2013 by Gotham Books in the U.S. and the Robson Press in England and now available in paperback.... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Jazz Festival turns Fillmore District into free live music meccaMoorea Dickason captured within her impressive set a striking diversity, weavin
The Daily Californian / Posted 21 days ago
Moorea Dickason captured within her impressive set a striking diversity, weaving iconic works from Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington together with classic hits by U2. “I’ve definitely noticed less jazz at jazz festivals, generally speaking,”... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
Salt Fork Snapshot: Arts Crafts Festival to feature Classic Car Design Exhibit for first timeband has been pleasing audiences at the festival since 1998. Their program wil
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 22 days ago
band has been pleasing audiences at the festival since 1998. Their program will include Swing selections from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton and more, as well as some Big Band Jazz. Their performance is sponsored in part by Edward Jones... Read more
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The New Yorker
Tyshawn Sorey Defeats Preconceptionsboundary between classical music and jazz. The border has long been an active a
The New Yorker / Posted 22 days ago
boundary between classical music and jazz. The border has long been an active and porous one, going back to the days when Duke Ellington adopted symphonic forms and Maurice Ravel assimilated the blues. In the nineteen-fifties and sixties, what... Read more
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The Columbian
VSAA grad says farewell to Northwest before overseas movenight. It’s half new works and half old favorites, she said, featuring music by
The Columbian / Posted 24 days ago
night. It’s half new works and half old favorites, she said, featuring music by everyone from Debussy and Tchaikovsky to Duke Ellington and the trip-hop band Portishead. The show includes a piece called “Hidden” that Barrett first choreographed... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Head of American arts academy stepping down after 27 yearsof Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 26 days ago
of Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members over the years have included Mark Twain, Duke Ellington and Joan Didion. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Head of American arts academy stepping down after 27 yearsof Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 26 days ago
of Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members over the years have included Mark Twain, Duke Ellington and Joan Didion. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Head of American arts academy stepping down after 27 yearsof Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 26 days ago
of Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members over the years have included Mark Twain, Duke Ellington and Joan Didion. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Head of American arts academy stepping down after 27 yearsof Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 26 days ago
of Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members over the years have included Mark Twain, Duke Ellington and Joan Didion. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Head of American arts academy stepping down after 27 yearsof which the academy was a separate entity, to the National Academy of Arts and
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 26 days ago
of which the academy was a separate entity, to the National Academy of Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members over the years have included Mark Twain, Duke Ellington and Joan Didion.Other Enterta... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Head of American arts academy stepping down after 27 yearsof Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members
KXXV Waco / Posted 26 days ago
of Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members over the years have included Mark Twain, Duke Ellington and Joan Didion. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Head of American arts academy stepping down after 27 yearsof Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 26 days ago
of Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members over the years have included Mark Twain, Duke Ellington and Joan Didion. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Head of American arts academy stepping down after 27 yearsInstitute of Arts and Letters, of which the academy was a separate entity, to t
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 26 days ago
Institute of Arts and Letters, of which the academy was a separate entity, to the National Academy of Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members over the years have included Mark Twain, Duke Ellington and Joan Did... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Head of American arts academy stepping down after 27 yearsof Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 26 days ago
of Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members over the years have included Mark Twain, Duke Ellington and Joan Didion. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Head of American arts academy stepping down after 27 yearsof Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 26 days ago
of Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members over the years have included Mark Twain, Duke Ellington and Joan Didion. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Head of American arts academy stepping down after 27 yearsof Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members
Hawaii News Now / Posted 26 days ago
of Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members over the years have included Mark Twain, Duke Ellington and Joan Didion. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Head of American arts academy stepping down after 27 yearsInstitute of Arts and Letters, of which the academy was a separate entity, to t
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 26 days ago
Institute of Arts and Letters, of which the academy was a separate entity, to the National Academy of Arts and Letters. The academy is an honor society founded in 1898. Members over the years have included Mark Twain, Duke Ellington and Joan Did... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
Activist and Pride Inc. founder George Burney dead at 89man. And he toured with the Bob Hope Show, and was part of an integrated group
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 27 days ago
man. And he toured with the Bob Hope Show, and was part of an integrated group during times of segregation, along with Duke Ellington, Red Foxx, Della Reese, Etta James, Joe Tex and Lionel Hampton. Funeral arrangements are pending. Copyright... Read more
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Football365
Premier League hall of shame: Watfordhistory. In August 2007, they paid a club-record fee of £3.25m (plus a million
Football365 / Posted 28 days ago
history. In August 2007, they paid a club-record fee of £3.25m (plus a million in potential add-ons) for Nathan ‘The Duke’ Ellington. When you read sentences on Wikipedia like ‘Ellington initially found it difficult to command a place in the... Read more
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Daily Press
Notes and notables: Hampton Jazz Festival, HOPE, Tommy Sinclairmusic during the late 1960s and early '70s. Legends such as Miles Davis and Diz
Daily Press / Posted 1 months ago
music during the late 1960s and early '70s. Legends such as Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. Bandleaders Count Basie and Duke Ellington, and innovators such as Thelonious Monk and Dave Brubeck. Great vocalists, including Sarah Vaughn and Nina... Read more
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Billboard
Zeke Thomas Talks Favorite LGBTQ Pop Culture Moments, From Beyoncé & Big Freedia to Billy StrayhornQueen did it for you,” he says. 7. Billy Strayhorn Billy Strayhorn isn’t quit
Billboard / Posted 1 months ago
Queen did it for you,” he says. 7. Billy Strayhorn Billy Strayhorn isn’t quite as famous of a name as his collaborator Duke Ellington, but he should be -- Strayhorn composed some of Ellington’s most well-known work over the course of three... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Berkeley High alum, cancer survivor hosts benefit jazz concertOstrow as pianist, Schwartz as bassist and Stoloff as drummer, the trio began r
The Daily Californian / Posted 1 months ago
Ostrow as pianist, Schwartz as bassist and Stoloff as drummer, the trio began rehearsing music ranging from the hits of Duke Ellington to iconic musical theater songs to Ostrow’s own original compositions, all in preparation for their concert... Read more

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