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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

While many are unaware of him, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz 'Witkacy' (1885-1939) was a prolific Dramatist, Poet, Novelist, Painter, Photographer, Art Theorist and Philosopher; one of the most colourful personalities of twentieth-century Poland. While his work stretches far and wide, a hugely insightful new book provides us with a consideration of Witkacy's artwork, philosophy and theatre together in one definitive collection. September 18th will mark the 75thanniversary of the day he took his own life, the same day the Russians invaded Poland from the east. (more...)

TAXONOMY Opens at Arsenal Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

NYC Parks has announced Taxonomy, an exhibition of George Boorujy's dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals, as well as his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy's paintings force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment. (more...)

ESPN Deportes' A Los Golpes Debuts New Set Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Bernardo single Los Angeles based boxing show upgrades its studio set this season A Los Golpes, the only weekly primetime boxing news and analysis show will have a completely new look this season thanks to a brand new state-of-the-art studio set, starting tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET. (more...)

BWW Review: Multiple Fantastic Performances by Just Two Actors Highlight the Return of The Jungle Theater's Hit THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
by Jill Schafer - Sep 8, 2014

Vampires, werewolves, Egyptian mummies, English moors, haunted Portraits, a sophisticated Lord and Lady, an Irish maid, a Scottish stable hand, and a euphonium. Mix it all up and you have the ridiculous and hugely entertaining farce that is THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP. This 2010 Jungle hit is back again this year with the same director/scenic designer, Joel Sass, and one of its stars, Bradley Greenwald (proving once again there truly is nothing he can't do). The role(s) previously played by Stephen Epp is played by another Stephen, Cartmell, and he brings his own kind of brilliance to the show. Watching these two actors fully commit to the distinct outrageousness of multiple characters is a joy. (more...)

Syfy Announces 7th Annual 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN SPOOK-A-THON
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Syfy's 7th annual 31 Days of Halloween spook-a-thon (October 1-31) will unleash 600 hours of spine-tingling programming including the premiere of the docuseries Town of the Living Dead (October 7); the 10th anniversary – and 200th episode – of Ghost Hunters (more...)

Quin Hotel Launches Creative Chaos Exhibit by CORNO, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

NEW YORK, NY(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2014) - The Quin hotel has announced the launch of Creative Chaos, a new collection of work from internationally renowned painter, CORNO. Co-curated by Channing Norton of MOCA Miami and DK Johnston of the Arts Fund, the exhibit is presented as part of Quin Arts cultural programming, a multidimensional platform that honors the hotel's artistic history while connecting patrons with distinguished contemporary creators. Creative Chaos opens with an invitation-only reception and artist salon at the Quin on September 17th and will be on display throughout the month. The lobby-level exhibit is open to the public September 18 through October 6. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MISS BEHAVE'S GAME SHOW, London Wonderground, September 6 2014
by Adrian Bradley - Sep 7, 2014

The London Wonderground transports a piece of the Edinburgh Festival fringe to London's South bank. Miss Behave's Game Show is a raucous take on the late night cabaret genre (more...)

Gustav Klimt's Portrait 'Adele Bloch-Bauer II' on View at MoMA Beginning 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Gustav Klimt's Adele Bloch-Bauer II, one of two formal Portraits that the artist made of Adele Bloch-Bauer, an important patron of the artist, is on view at The Museum of Modern Art beginning September 5 as a special long-term loan from a private collection. (more...)

FOREST FRINGE to Transform Abrons Arts Center in 'Microfestival', 10/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Edinburgh Festival sensation, FOREST FRINGE will transform Abrons Arts Center for a building-wide microfestival, October 3-5, 2014. (more...)

What's Your Vibe? Lenovo Reveals Two New Premium Vibe Smartphones
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Lenovo VIBE X2: Multi-layered Design, Performance and Accessories for Multi-layered Lifestyles (more...)

Hope For The Warriors Hosts RUN THE RANCH Mud Run, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

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National Portrait Gallery Presents PORTRAITURE NOW: STAGING THE SELF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery will open a new exhibition featuring six contemporary Latino artists who explore how identities are constructed and negotiated through portraiture. “Portraiture Now: Staging the Self,” open Aug. 22 through April 12, 2015, will include 59 photographs, paintings and mixed media Portraits. A press tour will be held Sept. 10, 10 to 11:30 a.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GOOD DOCTOR at Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, Begin. 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center will launch its 2014-15 season with Neil Simon's hit Broadway comedy THE GOOD DOCTOR, co-directed by Steven Calzaretta and Max Cervantes, playing September 12 - 27, 2014 at Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave. in Cicero. Tickets are available at www.jpactheatre.com or by calling (708) 656-1800. The press performances are Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

3Arts Announces Creation of Two 3Arts Fellowships at the University of Illinois at Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

3Arts announced today the creation of two 3Arts Fellowships at theUniversity of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), unprecedented artist residencies focused on supporting the creation of new work by local artists with disabilities who are actively engaged in raising awareness about disability culture on and off campus. For the inaugural 2014/15 year, two past 3Arts Award recipients were invited to apply; following this pilot, the process will be opened to qualifying artists in the Chicago metropolitan area. (more...)

Sony Expands Innovative Lens-style Camera Line with New Interchangeable-Lens Model and 30x Zoom Model
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Building on its strong history of innovation in the digital imaging market, Sony Electronics has today announced two additions to their unique line of Lens-style Camera. (more...)

by Patrick Kennedy - Sep 29, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art offers a brainy, beautiful retrospective of photographer Christopher Williams--with a lot of high-concept guidance from Williams himself. (more...)

New Play Premieres with Cast of 10 Teenagers at Theatre Centre
by Alan Henry - Sep 27, 2014

Why Not Theatre proudly presents Suburban Beast's world premiere production of Concord Floral, a new play written by acclaimed young playwright Jordan Tannahill. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery, Museum of Natural History and the Air and Space Museum to Host Artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada at 3 Public Programs, 10/1-6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum will host the artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada at three public programs in October: (more...)

Opera Star, Deborah Voigt Launches New Memoir, CALL ME DEBBIE - and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The 2014-15 season sees one of Deborah Voigt's most personal projects come to fruition, with the HarperCollins publication of her candid, funny, and soul-baring memoir Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva. She also returns to the opera house, reprising her star turn in Francesca Zambello's Salome for her Dallas Opera debut; making her title role debut in a new staging of The Merry Widow at Michigan Opera Theater; and undertaking the roles of Elisabeth and Venus in Tannhäuser at the Hamburg State Opera – her first time singing both roles in the same production. To launch her new appointment as WQXR's inaugural Susan W. Rose Artist-in-Residence, Voigt co-hosts the opening-night broadcast of Carnegie Hall Live, joining WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon to present the Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle and Anne-Sophie Mutter live in concert from the New York venue. She herself headlines the season-opening concert of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and season-closing events at both the Pacific Symphony and the USM Symphony, which she joins for “An Evening with Deborah Voigt.” Meanwhile, as returning Artist-in-Residence at the Washington National Opera, the beloved soprano continues mentoring young singers in the company's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program throughout the season. (more...)

Portraits from Snowdon Archive to Be Displayed at National Portrait Gallery, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

An important display of Portraits by Snowdon from the 1950s to the 1990s has opened at the National Portrait Gallery, London, it was announced today, Friday 26 September, 2014. The display includes Portraits from his recently announced gift, one of the largest in its history, of 130 original prints to the gallery, of some of his most iconic photographs. Highlights include from 1978 actor Terence Stamp dramatically clothed up to his neck in a cape and Dame Maggie Smith photographed with a cigarette and script in hand rehearsing the title role in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler for Ingmar Bergman in 1970. (more...)

First U.S. Islamic Art Museum, The AGA KHAN MUSEUM, Opens in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which is dedicated to presenting an overview of the artistic, intellectual and scientific contributions that Muslim civilizations have made to world heritage, has officially opened its doors to the public on the 18th of September. (more...)

Why Not Theatre to Present CONCORD FLORAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Why Not Theatre presents Suburban Beast's world premiere production of Concord Floral, a new play written by acclaimed young playwright Jordan Tannahill. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

It's the season: football is dominating the news. The ongoing concussion discussion has been eclipsed by suspensions and non-suspensions for domestic abuse, while Josh Gordon is suspended an entire year for smoking weed. Nate Jackson, former pro player and author of Slow Getting Up: A Story of N.F.L. Survival from the Bottom of the Pile (Harper Perennial), has a good take on the latter. In addition to Jackson's hilarious, candid memoir, we'd like to suggest a few books that fans will want to read (if only during halftime). (more...)

Special Performances Announced to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Death of Composer Virgil Thomson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The Virgil Thomson Foundation today announced a robust worldwide celebration of Pulitzer Prize winner Virgil Thomson (1896-1989). A champion of American music and arguably America's greatest composer-critic, Thomson is being memorialized throughout 2013-15 by some of today's top opera companies, orchestras, and record labels. See below for a complete schedule. (more...)

World Premiere of MARC QUINN - MAKING WAVES Set for BFI London Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

MARC QUINN – MAKING WAVES, shot by Quinn's long time friend and collaborator, BAFTA and Grierson documentary award winning director GERRY FOX, delves into the nature of creativity. (more...)

The Miller Theatre's Composer Portrait Series Presents CHAYA CZERNOWIN, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues the 2014-15 Composer Portraits series with CHAYA CZERNOWIN featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble, Kai Wessel, countertenor, Noa Frenkel, contralto, and Steven Schick, conductor. On Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 p.m. at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). Tickets are $20-$30 and Students with valid ID: $12-$18. (more...)

Bowman International School Hosts International Art Project, IN SEARCH OF TRUTH, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

PALO ALTO, CA - Bowman International School, an innovative Montessori school serving K-8th grade students in Palo Alto, Calif., will host the first Bay Area appearance of the interactive, international art project, In Search of the Truth, on Saturday, September 20, from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. at 4000 Terman Drive. The public is invited to participate in this collaborative project designed to initiate cross-cultural communication through use of 'The Truth Booth' an iconic 17 foot high, 25 foot long, portable video recording studio shaped like a giant cartoon speech bubble with the word 'TRUTH' boldly printed on the side. The interior is designed for someone to sit down and have two minutes to video record their opinions and thoughts as they finish the statement: 'The truth is...' (more...)

New York Live Arts to Present U.S. Debut of KINDERTOTENLIEDER, 10/29-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

New York Live Arts presents the U.S. premiere of Gisele Vienne's Kindertotenlieder, October 29 - November 1 at 7:30pm in the New York Live Arts Theater. As noted by Caden Manson in an article for Contemporary Performance, Vienne's Kindertotenlieder provides "The perfect breeding ground for the birth of the uncanny in our imagination, of the eerie blend of something that is equally familiar and strange." (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Amy Adams Stars in Tim Burton Drama BIG EYES
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Amy Adams stars as real life artist Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's upcoming drama BIG EYES. The film, hitting theaters Christmas Day, also stars Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman and Terence Stamp. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Magnet presents… PETER BERLIN PHOTOGRAPHER / PORN STAR / GAY ICON Solo Exhibition of Photographs Curated by Eric Smith and Mark Garrett. October 1 - 31, 2014 (more...)

2014 Feast Festival Program Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Adelaide is set to sparkle this November as the Feast Festival brings icons of stage, stand-up and screen from around the globe as part its 2014 program, officially launched in Adelaide last night. (more...)

HBO to Debut Martin Scorsese Documentary THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT, 9/29
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Directed by Oscar® winner Martin Scorsese and longtime documentary collaborator David Tedeschi, THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT profiles the provocative and influential publication The New York Review of Books (more...)

CULTUS DEORUM Exhibit to be Displayed at Saatchi Gallery, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

London, UK – On 1 October, the Saatchi Gallery will open Cultus Deorum, an exhibition of works by nine contemporary artists, in the Prints & Originals Gallery. (more...)

CyberLink's New PhotoDirector 6 Brings Pro-Level Photography Techniques to Consumers and Enthusiasts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Additionally, the new version supports 100 new camera models and lenses. It integrates OpenCL for a speed increase of 41% over the previous version when exporting photos, and the new CyberLink Cloud service provides an easy way for users to backup and share their creative projects and templates. (more...)

CyberLink's New PhotoDirector 6 Brings Pro-Level Photography Techniques to Consumers and Enthusiasts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Additionally, the new version supports 100 new camera models and lenses. It integrates OpenCL for a speed increase of 41% over the previous version when exporting photos, and the new CyberLink Cloud service provides an easy way for users to backup and share their creative projects and templates. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Exhibitions of the Week with Mel Bochner, Paul Graham, and Garry Winogrand
by Patrick Kennedy - Sep 17, 2014

Discover these must-see exhibitions of painting and photography from throughout the 20th century. (more...)

Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joseph Kaiser will no longer be participating in the Sunday, September 21st performance of Voce: Rising Opera Stars in Recital. Paul Appleby (tenor) and Andrew Garland (baritone) will be joining Julia Bullock (soprano) and pianist, Steven Blier for the afternoon featuring French and American repertories. (more...)

Three New High-End, Advanced PowerShot Models from Canon U.S.A. Empower Photographers to Create Amazing Images and Video
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

“Canon continually strives to provide imaging enthusiasts with the tools they need to create high-quality images and videos,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We believe in the talent of those passionate about photography and these three new PowerShot cameras allow photographers to capture, print and share their most amazing images.” (more...)

Seriously Capable, Surprisingly Compact: Packing Pro Features And FX-format Image Quality, The Nikon D750 Is The Full-Frame D-SLR That's Been Worth Waiting For
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today, Nikon Inc. announced the D750, the D-SLR that provides adept enthusiasts with the powerful combination of pro-caliber photo and video features with FX-format image quality. The new D750 represents a leap forward for this camera segment, inheriting some of the best elements from Nikon's revered full-frame professional cameras, with new and refined features aimed at sparking creativity and sharing with built-in Wi-Fi. Additionally, Nikon has also announced the SB-500, a versatile yet compact multimedia Speedlight, and Nikon's fastest ultra wide-angle lens yet, the new AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED. These new products easily supplement a professional's kit, while making it more appealing than ever for enthusiasts to discover the intense and immersive image quality that only an FX-format sensor can offer. (more...)

Photographer Hugh Arnold to Make North American Gallery Debut with AGUA NACIDA in Chicago, 9/19-10/31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Hilton | Asmus Contemporary, 716 N. Wells Street, presents 'Agua Nacida,' by photographer Hugh Arnold, Sept. 19 - Oct. 31, 2014. Arnold's appearance at Hilton | Asmus Contemporary marks his first exhibit in North America. An opening reception with the artist will be held Friday, Sept. 19 from 5:30 - 9 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JPAC's THE GOOD DOCTOR, Beginning Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center will launch its 2014-15 season with Neil Simon's hit Broadway comedy THE GOOD DOCTOR, co-directed by Steven Calzaretta and Max Cervantes, playing tomorrow, September 12 - 27, 2014 at Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave. in Cicero. Tickets are available at www.jpactheatre.com or by calling (708) 656-1800. The press performances are tomorrow, Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Presents THE REAL TUDORS: KINGS AND QUEENS REDISCOVERED, Now thru March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Hidden Portraits - and even a dead animal - have been discovered lurking underneath some of the most iconic Portraits of the Tudor monarchs. They are revealed for the first time in a major display opening at the National Portrait Gallery today 12 September. (more...)

Heidi Latsky Dance Coming to The Dance Center, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Heidi Latsky Dance, a company that features mixed-ability dancers, comes to The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, November 6-8. The company's residency coincides with the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) and National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) joint conference November 5-9 in Chicago. (more...)

Jane King Releases A FOX IN THE FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014


Annenberg Space For Photography Announces Sink Or Swim: Designing For A Sea Change Featuring Works By Iwan Baan, Stephen Wilkes And Paula Bronstein
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Annenberg Space for Photography announces Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change, on view from December 13, 2014 to May 3, 2015. Sink or Swim explores the human story of resilience, from adaptation for survival to ambitious infrastructure planning, in some of the richest and poorest of the world's coastal communities. Rather than showing pristine architectural photography, the photographs present viewers with various human responses to changes in their landscapes due to sea level rise. Sink or Swim aims to foster critical dialogue through the provocative juxtaposition of diverse responses to a challenge shared by millions worldwide. (more...)

New York Choral Society to Play Carnegie Hall & More During 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Music Director David Hayes has announced the New York Choral Society's (NYCS) 56th concert season. For the holiday season the New York Choral Society will present Christmas Around New York on December 10 at 6:30 pm at Saint Peter's Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th St. and on Sunday, December 14, at 3:00 pm at Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The program, performed with brass and organ includes an arrangement of O Come, O Come Emmanuel and a Magnificat by Pachelbel along with more contemporary works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon and the popular Christmas Cantata by Daniel Pinkham. (more...)

Marc Dennis Showcases Artwork in New Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

NEW YORK, NY(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2014) - The Flag Art Foundation organizes 4-6 exhibitions per year in a state-of-the-art exhibition space, each with a different curator. Opened in 2008, the Flag Art Foundation is a non-profit art institution that features established and emerging artists from over 25 countries. The objective of the Flag Art Foundation is to promote and encourage the appreciation of contemporary art. It is a unique environment that is both educational and entertaining, and visitors can view and contemplate the artworks displayed. Curators select works from a variety of sources in order to include a wide variety of representation in each exhibit. For its September 2014 exhibition, the featured curator was Shaquille O'Neal. Shaq Loves People exhibits Portraits of people from various races, cultures, and ethnic background. It is a celebration of the human spirit, and typifies the relationship between O'Neal and his fans. The Portraits selected challenge typical stereotypes of family, female beauty, power, and masculinity. The works presented come in a variety of media forms, including oils, photography, video, sculpture, and drawings. (more...)

Ketterer Kunst to Present ANDY WARHOL Select Art Pieces for Auction, December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

MUNICH, GERMANY - Ketterer Kunst will offer an extra catalog with an unusual range of works by the renowned American Pop Art icon Andy Warhol. The select pieces of art most of them photographs and drawings from the early 1950s by the shy and introvert artist will be auctioned on occasion of the renowned German auction house's 60th anniversary in Munich on 6 December. (more...)

Phoenix Art Museum Sets Exhibitions Through End of 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Here are the exhibitions that are currently open or scheduled to open at Phoenix Art Museum through the end of 2015. For additional details please visit phxart.org. (more...)

ART TAIPEI 2014 -- A Grand Event, an Intimate Encounter with Art
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

TAIPEI, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ART TAIPEI celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. After one year of rumination and reflection, it will inaugurate a new chapter in a more steady and placid manner. ART TAIPEI is the most important art fair in Asia. This year, the grand event will be held from the 31st of October to the 3rd of November at Exhibition Hall 1 of the Taipei World Trade Center, featuring 145 galleries, about half of which are from overseas. The 78 foreign galleries are from 15 countries/regions, including Japan, Hong Kong, mainland China, Philippines, Singapore, Israel, Germany, U.K. and U.S. New comers to the fair contain many foreign exhibitors, including Ota Fine Arts from Japan with Yayoi Kusama as the main artist, 313 Art Project which emerged rapidly in Korea in 2010, Beijing Art Now Gallerythat represents several major Chinese contemporary artists and Yavuz Gallery, a famous gallery from Singapore specializing in contemporary art, etc. In this fair, classics that draw great attention include abstract paintings by Zao Wou-ki, renowned Chinese artist who lived in France, and Strip 926 by Gerhard Richter who has the reputation of pioneer of German contemporary art. In addition, the fair will feature works by masters who greatly influenced modern art history such as Picasso, Dali, Chagall, Sanyu or Ai Wei-wei and Liu Kuo-sung. (more...)

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