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Acorn Theater (New York, NY)
410 West 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
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Montego Glover and More to Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE; Cast & Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Marco Ramirez's ('Orange is the New Black,' 'Sons of Anarchy') wildly theatrical new play The Royale, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Rachel Chavkin. Founding Artistic Director of New York's the TEAM, Chavkin most recently won accolades for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Post Critics's Picks, and Top Ten of 2012 and 2013). The Royale will run October 4 to November 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run October 4 - 8. Opening night is Thursday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Host THIRTEEN's Weekly Series THEATER CLOSE UP Premiering 10/2
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Beyond the bright lights of Broadway - the electric signage that led to its moniker as 'The Great White Way' -- exists another world: Off-Broadway, a varied and rich wellspring of creativity and innovation. (more...)

2K Announces Gameplay Additions for WWE SuperCard
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

With more than three million downloads since the game's launch on August 14, 2014 and an average rating of 4.5/5 stars on the App Store for iOS devices, as well as 4/5 stars on Google Play, WWE SuperCard has cemented its position as the most successful WWE-branded game for mobile devices to have ever been launched by 2K or WWE. (more...)

Advocate Marketing Leader Crowdly Hires Curt Bloom as Chief Revenue Officer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

BOSTON, MA - Crowdly, the marketing technology company that connects brands with the advocates that love them most, today announced the addition of enterprise SaaS veteran Curt Bloom to its leadership team in the role of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). In this newly created position, Bloom will lead the strategic direction and execution of Crowdly's growth plan. (more...)

DUB SIDE OF THE MOON Special Anniversary Edition Out 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

When Easy Star Records released Dub Side Of The Moon a decade ago, they never expected the impact that the complete reggae version of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon would have on the world. The album received a Groundswell of international press, including praise from Rolling Stone, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Vibe, and countless other media outlets, while managing to sit on the Billboard Reggae Charts for more than 7 years. On September 16, 2014 (updated release date), the leading independent reggae label will release a special anniversary edition of this classic album with new artwork, an in-depth liner note booklet and two bonus tracks, including “Breathe 2014” featuring additional vocals by Eric Rachmany of Rebelution, Metric Man, and Ruff Scott of the Easy Star All-Stars. (more...)

San Jose Rep Presents Bay Area Premiere of THE BIG MEAL, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

San Jose Repertory Theatre presents the Bay Area premiere of the critically-acclaimed The Big Meal, by Dan LeFranc, the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner. This razor sharp portrait of a modern American family runs today, May 8 through June 1, and is directed by Kirsten Brandt, San Jose Rep's Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

ANNAPURNA Ends Off-Broadway Run, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The New Group opened the New York premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and featuring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, on April 21. The limited Off-Broadway engagement will officially end its run on June 1. (more...)

Spanning Appoints Garrett Jones as VP of Sales to Fuel Company Growth
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

In his new role, Jones is charged with building and developing new elements of Spanning's multi-channel sales efforts and shaping the programs and processes that will help further fuel the company's international momentum. He most recently served as VP of Global Channel Operations at Symantec, where his team led the development of the company's global channel strategy and redesigned its partner programs. With more than 20 years of experience in channel sales, business development and strategic alliances, Jones also spent time working for Dell Inc. across the U.S., U.K. / Ireland and Asia-Pacific. (more...)

FringeArts & Peter Woolsey Break Ground on New Brasserie
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

For the final step in its transformation from a two-week festival to a bustling year-round destination for artistic and social engagement, FringeArts will join forces with acclaimed Philadelphia chef/restaurateur Peter Woolsey on a new restaurant project that will bring together cutting-edge performance art and contemporary cuisine in a fresh, vibrant setting. (more...)

New Book Authored by Marketing Executive Bob Hutchins, 'Faith-Based Marketing,' Aims to Help Businesses Reach the Ever-Growing Evangelical Consumer Base
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

FRANKLIN, Tenn., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ 'The times they are a-changin',' sang Dylan. And for those who live and breathe Bob Hutchins' world of faith-based marketing, never has that statement held more truth. In the wake of a recent Groundswell of popular Christian movies, products, and services, the BuzzPlant CEO believes his seminal book Faith-Based Marketing: The Guide to Reaching 140 Million Christian Customers is now more relevant than ever before. The book, co-authored with behavioral economics expert Greg Stielstra, helps business owners understand and communicate with evangelical consumers. (more...)

Forrester Research Releases "The Mobile Mind Shift"
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Mobile has changed the way consumers think. Increasingly, people turn to their mobile device to satisfy every need, and every interaction reinforces the perception that the solution to any problem will be available on this device. This new consumer expectation - to be able to get what you want, anytime, in your immediate context - is at the heart of the new book from Forrester Research, Inc. (FORR), The Mobile Mind Shift: Engineer Your Business to Win in the Mobile Moment (Groundswell Press). (more...)

EASY STAR ALL-STARS Announce Dub Side of the Moon Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

When Easy Star Records released Dub Side Of The Moon a decade ago, they never expected the impact that the complete reggae version of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon would have on the world. (more...)

Ed Harris, Lea DeLaria, John Tartaglia and More Set for The New Group's 2014 Gala Honoring Beth Henley and Geoff Rich, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Off-Broadway's The New Group honors Beth Henley, playwright, author of Crimes of the Heart and The Jacksonian, and Geoff Rich, Executive Director of The New Group 2002-2013, with The 2014 Michael Mendelson Award at the company's Annual Gala, 'Bright Lights Off-Broadway.' The Gala, set to take place Monday, March 10 beginning at 6:00pm at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street), features appearances by Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Carol Kane, Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman and Jonathan Marc Sherman and performances by Stephen Bogardus, Lea DeLaria and John Tartaglia, along with cocktails, dinner, and silent and live auctions filled with an array of exciting items and one-of-a-kind experiences. (more...)

Easy Star All-Stars Kick Off 'Dub Side Of The Moon' Anniversary Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

When Easy Star Records released Dub Side Of The Moon a decade ago, they never expected the impact that the complete reggae version of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon would have on the world. The album received a Groundswell of international press, including praise from Rolling Stone, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Vibe, and countless other media outlets, while managing to sit on the Billboard Reggae Charts for more than 7 years. On July 22, 2014, the leading independent reggae label will release a special anniversary edition of this classic album with new artwork, an in-depth liner note booklet and two bonus tracks, including a new version of the song 'Breathe' featuring additional vocals by Eric Rachmany of Rebelution, Metric Man, and Ruff Scott of the Easy Star All-Stars. (more...)

Diane Paulus-Helmed FINDING NEVERLAND World Premiere, New Play by Eve Ensler and More Set for A.R.T.'s 2014-15 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Managing Director William Russo, has announced its 2014/15 Season. (more...)

Alex Metric to Release 'Hope' EP, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

UK's Alex Metric is geared to release a new package of three meticulously produced future-house tracks as his Hope EP, coming via OWSLA / Big Beat on April 22nd. (more...)

Easy Star All-Stars Announce 'Dub Side Of The Moon' Anniversary Tour, Beg. 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

When Easy Star Records released Dub Side Of The Moon a decade ago, they never expected the impact that the complete reggae version of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon would have on the world. The album received a Groundswell of international press, including praise from Rolling Stone, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Vibe, and countless other media outlets, while managing to sit on the Billboard Reggae Charts for more than 7 years. On July 22, 2014, the leading independent reggae label will release a special anniversary edition of this classic album with new artwork, an in-depth liner note booklet and two bonus tracks, including a new version of the song 'Breathe' featuring additional vocals by Eric Rachmany of Rebelution, Metric Man, and Ruff Scott of the Easy Star All-Stars. (more...)

The Stable Opens Doors in London
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

A new production company, THE STABLE is unveiled this week, established exclusively to commission, develop and present new musical theatre productions. THE STABLE is backed by Ingenious Ventures, a division of Ingenious, the UK's leading creative industries investor. (more...)

JAPAN CUTS New York Festival Announces 2014 Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

North America's largest showcase of Japanese film and “One of the loopiest… and least predictable of New York's film festivals” (New York Magazine), JAPAN CUTS: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema returns for its eighth annual installment. (more...)

San Jose Rep's THE SNOW QUEEN: THE NEW MUSICAL to Play NYMF, 7/14-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

The Snow Queen:The New Musical that made its world premiere at San Jose Repertory Theatre last December, is an 'Official Selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival,' the most prestigious musical theatre festival in the world. A full featured production of the fantastical coming-of-age tale based on Hans Christian Andersen's story was chosen as the one 'Family Musical' in the annual festival that runs July 7 - July 27, 2014. Half of the original cast will return, including Jane Pfitsch, who will take time off from Cabaret on Broadway with Alan Cumming to reprise her role as the Snow Queen. The show will have five performances at The Alice Giffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

Influitive Customers ReadyTalk, Bomgar Recognized for Successful B2B Advocate Marketing Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

TORONTO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Influitive, the advocate marketing experts, today announced that two of its customers, Bomgar and ReadyTalk, were recently recognized for their use of B2B advocate marketing programs to drive business success. (more...)

International Bestseller MOTHER ALWAYS SAID '...' to Be Released in the United States
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Already a bestseller, Mother Always Said, '...' Timeless Wisdom to Achieve Personal & Business Success by Robert Popovich is a compendium of childhood lessons the author learned from his mother. A testimonial to his mother's guidance and support in his early years, the author shows how he successfully applied the lessons learned throughout his career as an international business consultant and as a governmental advisor, whose clients included the White House. During his speaking engagements, he frequently quotes his mother's lessons much to the delight of his audiences. It was in response to their continued encouragement that the author wrote this book about her teachings so others might benefit. (more...)

JAPAN CUTS Adds KILLERS to Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Japan Society announces a new film to JAPAN CUTS' already bursting 2014 lineup. In the spirit of celebrating the versatility of guest actor Kazuki Kitamura, recipient of the festival's CUT ABOVE Award for Excellence in Film, the Society adds the horror-thriller Killers in its East Coast Premiere. Kitamura plays an eerily handsome and decadently deranged serial killer in this adrenaline-filled Indonesian-Japanese co-production, an entrancing take on the consumption of violent imagery counterposed with political violence and corruption. Showing three completely different sides of the phenomenal international star, the festival also features the Kitamura vehicle Neko Samurai ~Samurai ? Cat~ and his turn as homme fatale inMan from Reno. (more...)

Social Point on Growth Tear: New Game for Android Outstrips Growth Expectations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Barcelona is becoming a new international hub for talent, creativity and growth in the gaming industry. And there is no better example of this than Social Point, one of the fastest-growing studios in the international gaming space. (more...)

Miramax Names Daniel Pipski Vice President, Television
by Movies News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Global film and television studio Miramax today announced that Daniel Pipski has joined the company in the newly created position of Vice President, Television, effective immediately. (more...)

Obstacle Course Race World Championships Announces BattleFrog Races Qualifier Status
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

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Badgeville announces next generation engagement solution for internal employee and external customer communities
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Badgeville, the global leader in gamification, today announced the launch of Badgeville for Communities, its next generation solution to add game, reputation, and social mechanics to leading community and collaboration products. The new Badgeville for Communities product will easily integrate with the popular enterprise social network and collaboration products, including Yammer, Jive, Lithium, Telligent and SharePoint. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Gripping, Wrenching JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG at American Century Theater
by Andrew White - Jun 11, 2014

Opening as it does to coincide with the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Joe Banno's moving production reminds us just how much we are still haunted by the ghosts of World War II, and the horrific moral dilemmas of those days. With a large cast that is mostly up to the material Banno has given us a memorable evening of theater that challenges us. Forget plays that give you a cozy, morally superior perch, Mann the playwright and Banno the director force us to think about how we contributed to the monster that was Adolf Hitler. (more...)

Ford Announces $1 Million Donation to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Ford Motor Company is building on a century-long commitment to supporting the African American community with a $1 million donation to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. (more...)

John Goodman to Join Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren in TRUMBO Film?
by Movies News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Wrap reports that John Goodman is in negotiations to join previously announced cast members Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren in Jay Roach's upcoming indie drama film TRUMBO. The movie is based on the life of blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre's New Groundswell Festival to Return 9/8-14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Nightwood Theatre launches its 2014/15 season with the return of our popular festival of new works, the New Groundswell Festival, in The Historic Distillery District from September 8 to 14, 2014. Featuring workshop productions of Obeah Opera by Nicole Brooks and With Individual Desire by Susanna Fournier from an original idea by Kelli Fox and Sarah Kitz, the festival also features a National Play Reading Series, and late-night Saloon Salons on topical themes. The talents of more than 50 women artists will be showcased over the seven days of the festival. (more...)

ion interactive included in Gartner 2014 Hype Cycle for Digital Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Gartner, Inc. recently released its Hype Cycle for Digital Marketing, identifying ion interactive as a sample vendor in the Commerce Experiences section, which receiveda high benefit rating. (more...)

TRU to Host Writer-Producer Speed Date: The Art of the Pitch, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) invites writers to meet more than eleven real producers face-to-face at the Writer-Producer Speed Date: The Art of the Pitch on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 5:30pm and 6:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd Floor NYC. The deadline to apply is Saturday, July 19, 2014. If accepted, the cost to participate is $75 ($65 for TRU members). For more information and an application, visit http://www.truonline.org/WriterSpeedDateJuly14.htm. (more...)

SOASTA Continues European Expansion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Bisley's appointment follows a strong year for SOASTA that saw new significant customer wins, particularly in retail and media. It also reflects the huge demand that exists in Europe, particularly in Germany, Austria, the Benelux and Nordic regions, for cloud-based testing technology. The expansion of the company's Global Test Cloud, with new locations in Belgium, Russia and Germany, enables SOASTA customers to realistically simulate mobile and web traffic from over 60 locations worldwide. (more...)

Next Edition of PersonalWorkTM from WebLife Balance Restores Employee-Employer Trust
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

PersonalWork connects via WebLife Balance's Reverse VPN to the public Internet. The ReverseVPN isolates employee activity from the corporate network, providing containment for potential malware and other web browsing risks. The WebLife Balance service includes a secure client and routing portal. Each user has a WebLife icon on their desktop, that, when activated, provides a secured virtual machine (VM) on the user's computer. This VM prevents any exchange of information between the VM and the user's work-related desktop or network. (more...)

Ukrainian Citizen Journalists Spur Launch of Ustream for Change
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Ustream's cloud-based streaming video platform serves a wide variety of users, from global enterprises such as Cisco, HBO and Sony, to concert promoters and small and medium businesses looking to cast a wider net via live video. In recent years, however, another significant group has come to the forefront, as citizen journalists, activists and leaders around the globe have begun using Ustream as a communications vehicle to drive awareness to their causes and transform society at large. (more...)

Sideband Networks Closes $6 Million in Series A Funding for Product Development and Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

“Network performance monitoring and analytics continues to become a priority for many companies,” said Zane Taylor, CEO, Sideband Networks. “Our ability to meet that need with the industry's first unified solution that delivers an unprecedented network view in real time has generated a Groundswell of interest from customers, media and investors alike. With this round of funding, we will continue to grow our solution with more features and capabilities, maintaining our vision of bringing true predictive intelligence to our customers.” (more...)

2014 Barrymore Award Nominees Announced by Theatre Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Theatre Philadelphia is thrilled to announce the nominees for the 2014 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, including over 140 total nominations spanning 26 categories. The all-new Barrymore Awards Ceremony will be held Monday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. at The Merriam Theater at 250 S. Broad Street, immediately followed by an After-Party in the Commonwealth Plaza at The Kimmel Center. (more...)

Premiering October 15 On THE SCENE - HeyUSA - Crowd-Sourced Travel Show Starring YouTube Superstars Grace Helbig And Mamrie Hart
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Conde Nast Entertainment (CNE) today announced that Astronauts Wanted's (AW) HeyUSA will premiere full-length episodes exclusively on THE SCENE (www.thescene.com) October 15th. HeyUSA the first-of-its-kind series starring YouTube sensations, and best friends, Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart takes fans on an eight week summer road trip to celebrate America's hidden gems. (more...)

JAG's David James Elliot Joins TRUMBO Film as John Wayne
by Movies News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, David James Elliott is set to take on the role of John Wayne in the upcoming indie biopic TRUMBO, helmed by Jay Roach. Peter Mackenzie is also boarding the pic. (more...)

ABC Delays New Series ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB to Midseason 2014-15
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The new ABC series THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB, originally scheduled to premire on July 24th, will now be pushed back to the 2014-15 midseason. (more...)

ASPE Calls on Expertise of Construction Connection Co-Founder Suzanne Breistol
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Construction Connection co-founder Suzanne Breistol was asked to comment on a career field in transition for the magazine Estimating Today. Her article "Estimators, You're on the Top Occupations' List" advances awareness for the Groundswell to come in the little known occupation of " construction estimator," perhaps better known as project manager. (more...)

Joel Johnstone Joins ABC's THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America's astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life Magazine documented the astronauts' families, capturing the behind-the-scenes lives of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. As their celebrity rose and tragedy began to touch their lives, they rallied together. (more...)

Alex Metric Releases 'Hope' EP Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

UK's Alex Metric is geared to release a new package of three meticulously produced future-house tracks as his Hope EP, coming via OWSLA / Big Beat today, April 22nd. (more...)

San Jose Rep to Present Bay Area Premiere of THE BIG MEAL, 5/8-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

San Jose Repertory Theatre presents the Bay Area premiere of the critically-acclaimed The Big Meal, by Dan LeFranc, the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner. This razor sharp portrait of a modern American family runs May 8 through June 1, and is directed by Kirsten Brandt, San Jose Rep's Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

New Group's ANNAPURNA, Starring Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The New Group presents the New York premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and featuring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, in a limited Off-Broadway engagement through June 1. Official Opening Night is tonight, April 21 at 7:00pm, at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

House Party, Inc. Wins Prestigious Social Media Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

IRVINGTON, NY - Leading social marketing company House Party, Inc. announced it has won a 2014 Forrester Groundswell Award for its recent MorningStar Farms® Feel Good Grilling House Party campaign. (more...)

HER2 & New Groundswell Festival Set for Nightwood Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Denyse Karn have announced Nightwood Theatre's 2014/2015 season. Now in its 35th year, Nightwood Theatre presents the return of the popular New Groundswell Festival this September, followed by the world premiere of HER2 by Maja Ardalat Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in January 2015. Nightwood Theatre's work this season is truly epic: whether in the character's journeys or in the sheer scope of the pieces, we are telling bold, brave, and intimate new stories about the lives lived by women. (more...)

ANNAPURNA Begins Previews Tomorrow, Starring Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

The New Group presents the New York premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and featuring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, in a limited Off-Broadway engagement April 13 - June 1. Official Opening Night is set for Monday, April 21 at 7:00pm, at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Forrester Research Announces the 2014 Forrester Groundswell Award Winners for Excellence in Social Media
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

'Smart social marketers today aren't just pursuing fans and followers — they're using social media to create real business value,” said Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst Nate Elliott. “Our 2014 Forrester Groundswell Award winners and finalists used social reach marketing to create discovery and awareness; they used social depth marketing to support exploration and consideration; and they used social relationship marketing to foster post-purchase engagement. Put simply, they used social media to successfully support all the different parts of their marketing plans.' (more...)

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