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Andrew Jannetti & Jessica Lewis to Premiere Work at University Settlement, 6/17-19
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Andrew Jannetti and his young protégé Jessica Lewis have joined forces to create a weekend of dance at University Settlement, June 17-19, presenting two world premieres and a work by guest choreographer Kriota Willberg.  June 17-19 at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street. (more...)

Opera on the Avalon to Premiere OURS
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Newfoundland and Labrador's Opera on the Avalon proudly presents the world premiere of Ours, a new opera by Juno-nominated Canadian composer John Estacio with a libretto by Governor General Award-winning playwright Robert Chafe. Opera on the Avalon, led by Artistic Director Cheryl Hickman and based in St. John's, is Atlantic Canada's only professional opera company. Opera on the Avalon commissioned Ours to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel, a WWI battle which devastated the ranks of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment on July 1, 1916. Internationally-acclaimed baritone Brett Polegato leads an all-Canadian cast of twelve, with full chorus, in the role of Thomas Nangle, chaplain to the Regiment. The singers and orchestra are conducted by Judith Yan with stage direction by Glynis Leyshon and design by Patrick Clark. Ours will be presented in two performances, on July 1 and 2 at 8pm, at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John's. (more...)

VIDEO: MAME's 1983 Young Patrick, Rosh Lowe, Honors Angela Lansbury at Sardi's
by Michael Dale - May 27, 2016

The young star who made his Broadway debut opposite the great theatre legend is now a television news reporter. (more...)

Park Square to Conclude Season with CALENDAR GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Park Square concludes its 2016-2017 season with the area premiere of Tim Firth's hilarious and heartfelt comedy Calendar Girls. Based on the hit 2003 film, the play explores loss, friendship, and baring it all as a group of women pose in the buff to benefit a local charity. The ensuing media firestorm puts the women's friendship to the test and reveals the love shared by an extraordinary group of women. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of 'Salute the Troops!' with The Nightingales at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2016

The New York Nightingales take the stage in their vintage variety show, 'Salute the Troops!', hosted by John R. Sheehan, on the 30th day of May at 9:30 p.m. at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. BroadwayWorld has a behind-the-scenes preview of the group in rehearsals below! (more...)

Andrew Jannetti & Jessica Lewiis to Perform at University Settlement, 6/17-19
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Andrew Jannetti and his young protégé Jessica Lewis have joined forces to create a weekend of dance at University Settlement, June 17-19, presenting two world premieres and a work by guest choreographer Kriota Willberg.  June 17-19 at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street. (more...)

Jacqulyn Buglisi Stages TABLE OF SILENCE at University of California Santa Barbara on 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Jacqulyn Buglisi is honored to stage her 'Table of Silence' on 75 dance majors at the University of California, Santa Barbara, May 23 from 12 noon to 1 PM on the second anniversary of the Isla Vista tragedy, in which six UCSB students were killed.  The commemoration will be an opportunity for the campus community to join together to honor the students lost, in a message of hope, peace and healing. Choreographer Buglisi and UCSB express their deep appreciation to John Arnhold, an alumnus of UCSB and major supporter of the arts, for making this moving event possible.  UCSB musicians will accompany the dancers; the mantels and ceramic plates used in 'Table of Silence', performed annually at New York's Lincoln Center since 2011, will be provided by the New York City-based Buglisi Dance Theatre. The commemoration will be streamed live at www.live.id.ucsb.edu   (more...)

New Memoir by Valery Dunaevsky is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Since 2005, the United Nations has designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day pays tribute to the six million Jews and five million non-Jews who were killed in the genocidal actions during World War II. (more...)

NYC Parks Joins Local Community for Dedication & Tree Planting Ceremony in Honor of Shirley Chisholm
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

?NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined Heritage Committee Chair Bill Howard, Rabbi Jake Goldstein, the Friends of Brower Park, and local community groups at Brower Park for an official dedication ceremony in honor of Shirley Chisholm. In addition to an official renaming of a circular plaza inside the park, a tree was newly planted and a commemorative plaque was installed. (more...)

Chris Myers to Recite Shakespeare Sonnets During Jessica Lang Dance's SWEET SILENT THOUGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

In honor of the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Jessica Lang Dance will present the NY premiere of Sweet Silent Thought, inspired by five of the Master's sonnets.  The work  features readings of Sonnets 30, 40, 64, 71 and 105, by actors Chris Myers (Obie Award, Octoroon),  Chukwudi Iwuji (Shakespeare Festival's King Lear) and Nilanjana Bose-Ciupinska,  as part of the company's week-long season at The Joyce, running June 14 – 19, 2016. (more...)

Scoop: OUTCAST on HBO - July Episodes
by TV Scoop - Jun 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on OUTCAST on HBO - July Episodes (more...)

ESPN to Pay Tribute to Legendary Coach Pat Summitt with Special Programming
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

ESPN joins the world in mourning the loss of legendary head coach Pat Summitt, who passed away early Tuesday morning. (more...)

WHY WATER FALLS and REMEMBRANCE DAY Coming to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Leigh Curran returns to NYC with WHY WATER FALLS, a play about motherhood at 70 and living to tell the tale at the United Solo Festival, September 30 @ 9:00 pm; and June Ballinger presents Remembrance DAY, the story of code breaking, secrets, memory and loss in WWII England, at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre, September 11 - 22 (more...)

MoMA to Host Ira Sachs Retrospective 'Thank You For Being Honest'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art presents a complete, mid-career retrospective of the films of Ira Sachs, a filmmaker who, in the course of seven features and five short films, has established himself as one of the singular voices in American cinema. From July 22 to August 3, Thank You for Being Honest: The Films of Ira Sachs will showcase the complete range of Sachs's intimate work, from experimental shorts to insightful social comedies to piercing autobiographical dramas, in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. The series begins and ends with films that premiered with Sundance. Forty Shades of Blue (2005), which won the Sundance 2005 U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, will open the retrospective. The film is the emotionally gripping story of an aging Memphis record producer, hard drinker, and cad (Rip Torn), and his relationships with his Russian girlfriend (Dina Korzun) and his son Michael (Darren Burrows). The July 22 screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sachs, conducted by Rajendra Roy, Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at MoMA. The exhibition is organized by the Department of Film. (more...)

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING Defines Morals at Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
by Kimberly Moy - Jun 22, 2016

After what can only be described as the worst week in history for Orlando, we are all healing and trying to find answers amid so much loss. The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has been a gathering place and public memorial for people to gather and leave tokens of Remembrance. Theater has always been a place to escape. Now more than ever, I think we all need some art to rest our weary hearts. One week after the tragic events, DayStar Theater Arts debuts SPRING AWAKENING at the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater proving that Orlando is strong and will learn to move on. (more...)

Rachel Platten to Perform Musical Tribute to Orlando on 3rd Annual TRAILBLAZER HONORS
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Logo today announced that multi-platinum selling pop star Rachel Platten will remember the innocent lives lost in the tragic shooting at the Pulse LGBT nightclub in Orlando during the third annual TRAILBLAZER HONORS airing on Logo and VH1 (more...)

Emma Stone to Honor Billie Jean King on Logo's TRAILBLAZER HONORS
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Logo today announced that Academy Award-nominated actress Emma Stone will honor LGBT humanitarian and sports icon Billie Jean King at the annual TRAILBLAZER HONORS airing on Logo and VH1, on Saturday, June 25 (more...)

Circle Theatre to Host 2nd Annual Full Circle Series, IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO PEE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The concept of Circle Theatre's Full Circle Series is simple: produce an evening of performance where 100% of the proceeds go directly to an organization that is tied to the show's central message. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Youth Perform 'Imagine' for Peace in Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

On Saturday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m., a group of more than 60 children, including Broadway performers and friends, joined together in New York City in Times Square to raise their voices for peace in hopes to help end gun violence. They created a peaceful sing-in demonstration in front of the Walgreen's on West 42 Street and Broadway. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - GCIT 2016 Academy Awards: A Recount in Two Parts
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Jun 2, 2016

A school year at Gloucester County Institute of Technology is more like a tumble. Somehow we muddle through the enormity of each event, emerging from it a little prouder, a little smarter, a little more appreciative. There's apexes tacked onto every month, among these being shows, Thespian Cabarets, and competitions. Anymore I envisage my mind as a scrapbook, with washi tape borders reading an event's name, the center of the page a sprawl of selfies, ticket stubs, and phrases the resound in the aesthetic of those hours. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Young Broadway Performers and Friends Sing in Solidarity for Orlando Victims and Their Loved Ones
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2016

On Saturday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m., a group of over 60 children including Broadway performers and friends joined together in New York City in Times Square to raise their voices for peace in hopes to help end gun violence.  They created a peaceful sing-in demonstration in front of the Walgreen's on West 42 Street and Broadway. (more...)

MUNICH AND BEYOND Documentary to Screen at Jewish Family & Children's Services in San Francisco
by Movies News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Jewish Family & Children's Services (JFCS) of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties will host a public screening of the documentary film Munich '72 and Beyond on June 28 at 6:00 PM in San Francisco (more...)

Broadway Stars Honor Orlando Shooting Victims Before Tonys Awards: Updating Live
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 12, 2016

In the wake of the horrific act of domestic terrorism in Orlando, Florida early on Sunday morning, the Broadway community has begun sending thoughts, prayers, and calls to action via social media. (more...)

MCM X Christopher R'burn at London Collections Men - Spring/Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

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Tickets to MPAC's 2016-2017 Season on Sale 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

From 'Defying Gravity' to a year in space without gravity, Mayo Performing Arts Center's 2016-2017 season is definitely going to new heights. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Scorched
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 8, 2016

BWW speaks to Lisle Turner, writer of Scorched ahead of its 2016 run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Israel Camerata Jerusalem Orchestra Makes Debut in Sydney, Sept. 18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Israel's foremost chamber orchestra, the Israel Camerata Jerusalem Orchestra, makes its Sydney premiere performing two magnificent programs at City Recital Hall: Beyond All This on 18 September; and Remembrance on 20 September. The Sydney concerts are one of two stops on the orchestra's first tour of Australia and feature internationally renowned cello soloist Zvi Plesser. (more...)

2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 11th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

Spring-Green Proud To Participate In NALP's Renewal &...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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Kansas City Symphony Reveals 2016-17 Classics Uncorked Series; Tickets on Sale Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

No matter if you like rock or Bach, the Kansas City Symphony's packed 2016-17 season includes a wide array of concerts to satisfy a variety of tastes. (more...)

SHIP OF FOOLS, DARK CIRCUS, PROTOTYPE and More Set for HERE's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

HERE has announced its 2016-2017 producing season, featuring three HERE Resident Artist world premieres, two international presentations from HERE's renowned Dream Music Puppetry Program, the fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). (more...)

Amy Stiller to Kick Off Solofest at Cornelia Street Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Actress/writer Amy Stiller, daughter of comedy duo Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, sister of Hollywood powerhouse, Ben Stiller, will kick off  SOLOFEST at The Cornelia Street Cafe on Wednesday, July 13, at 6pm. (more...)

MoMA to Present Ira Sachs Retrospective 'Thank You For Being Honest'
by Movies News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art presents a complete, mid-career retrospective of the films of Ira Sachs, a filmmaker who, in the course of seven features and five short films, has established himself as one of the singular voices in American cinema. (more...)

Brian May & Kerry Ellis to Launch Candlelit Christmas UK Tour This Year
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

In response to a clamour of public demand, Queen star Brian May and singing sensation Kerry Ellis today announced they are teaming up once more for a new series of UK concerts at the end of the year. May and Ellis will play 11 shows across the country in the lead-up to Christmas. Their Candlelit Christmas Tour kicks off on 7 December in Dorking, with the final date on 23 December in Guildford. The concerts mark the pair's sixth tour together since their first 'Anthems' shows in 2011, which they performed on the release of Kerry's first album, produced by Brian. (more...)

NYC's Musically Human Theatre Moves to Highland Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Musically Human Theatre (MHT), a professional not-for-profit company focusing on musical theatre, has signed a lease with the City of Highland Park for space in the Karger Center at 1850 Green Bay Road, Producing Artistic Director David Norwood announced today. (more...)

Final Cast, Creatives Set for BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN Premiere at Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Final casting and creatives have been announced for the world premiere of Zoe Lewis's 'Britten in Brooklyn' at Wilton's Music Hall. (more...)

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Film Screening Party With Barry Bostwick Coming to Hanover Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic film, actor Barry Bostwick is heading to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. to present The 40th Anniversary ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Film Screening Party. (more...)

The Really Big Chorus to Present FAURE REQUIEM 9/11 Memorial Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Really Big Chorus will perform Faure Requiem on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 6pm at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 325 Park Avenue, New York, NY. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces Free Insights at the Atrium Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The New York Philharmonic has announced the 2016-17 season's Insights at the Atrium series, free events exploring themes of the Philharmonic's concert season through multimedia lectures, conversations, and panel discussions. Expanding to eight events this season, Insights at the Atrium has gained in popularity since its inception in 2011, helping thousands of audience members delve more deeply into the music, musicians, and ideas featured in the Philharmonic's season through a dynamic and accessible forum. All events are held at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center and begin at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

June Ballinger's REMEMBRANCE DAY Will Premiere on 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

13th Street has - once again - become synonymous with cutting-edge powerful pieces focusing on the human experience. The latest is a great work of drama about one of the unsung heroes of history. (more...)

2016 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Presents Cutting-Edge Pop VR Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® unveiled its virtual reality selections for POP VR. Curated to create intimate immersive experiences, the five projects celebrate the evolution of storytelling through innovative and visionary works. (more...)

Graceland Announces ELVIS WEEK 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Elvis Week 2016 at Elvis Presley's Graceland will feature more than 25 events including live music, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, the Auction at Graceland and panel discussions with the musicians, co-stars and friends of Elvis that knew him best. (more...)

Yorker Keith Launches New Fiction Novel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Remembrance of Blue Roses follows a man and a married couple in New York City, whose intricate relationship oscillates among friendship, love, love-triangle, and even obsession. Its romantic ambience is interwoven with classical music, opera, art, family legend, and international affairs, illuminating the lives of international civil servants at the United Nations and the UN peacekeeping mission in Sarajevo, and those with direct experience of the Israel-Palestinian conflict and the Holocaust. Mark, the narrator and an American, works for the United Nations in New York as a personnel officer; his friend, Hans, German, also works for the UN as an economist; and Yukari, Japanese and Hans's wife, is a professional violinist. One day Mark encounters Hans and Yukari in a museum. As Hans enjoys opera singing and Mark is into painting, the three foster their friendship through classical music, opera, and art. Mark resists feeling drawn to his friend's wife. One evening over dinner, they discover that their families were acquainted generations ago. This bonds them together. During the summer, inspired by the beauty of Yukari in her light blue dress at the UN garden, Hans and Mark secretly plant blue roses there for Yukari. The blue roses later blossom sumptuously. The three enjoy their blue roses, the symbol of their friendship and bond. The story becomes complicated by the involvement of two other women: Mark's ex-wife, Francine, a Swiss, who is remarried to another of Mark's friends in the UN, Shem Tov, an Israeli; and Mark's high school sweetheart, Jane, to whom he was briefly engaged. Francine encourages Mark to be happy with Yukari, while Jane now wants to marry Mark. Yukari becomes pregnant with Hans's child and happily settles into her role as expectant mother. Mark, Hans, and Yukari celebrate New Year's Eve at the height of their friendship and happiness. ... Then a series of tragedies shatters their joy and alters their future forever. ... Then a series of tragedies shatters their joy and alters their future forever. Praise for Remembrance of Blue Roses: 'A skillful tale that explores relationship nuances and redemption.' - Kirkus Reviews 'Yorker Keith's Remembrance of Blue Roses is a slow-burning, passionate literary novel that speaks to the romantic in all of us. '... A precisely-written, well-crafted literary work that illuminates the many facets of love, obsession and, ultimately, redemption.' - Chanticleer Book Reviews 'A deftly crafted, multi-layered, compelling read from beginning to end, Remembrance of Blue Roses establishes novelist Yorker Keith as an extraordinarily gifted storyteller.' - Midwest Book Review 'Readers who enjoy a sophisticated and well-written book about the complexity of human relationship will definitely enjoy Remembrance of Blue Roses.' - Readers' Favorite Remembrance of Blue Roses is available in both print and ebook formats. Book Details: Remembrance of Blue Roses By Yorker Keith Publisher: BookBaby Published: April 2016 ISBN: 978-1483562193 ASIN: B018STIFKG Pages: 294 Genre: Literary Fiction About The Author: Yorker Keith lives in Manhattan, New York City. He loves literature, theatre, classical music, opera, and art. He holds an MFA in creative writing from The New School. His literary works have been recognized four times in the William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition as a finalist or a semifinalist. Contact Information: Yorker Keith Email: ykrh001 (at) gmail.com Website: http://bookbuzz.net/blog/literary-fiction-Remembrance-of-blue-roses/ (more...)

Jutes Productions Presents I DREAMED A ROLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Barbi Miller and Jay Levy of Jutes Productions have joined GOAT and Pipsqueak Collective to collaborate on the production of a cabaret called I Dreamed A Role. Directed and Stage managed by Jay Levy and Music Directed by Eric Walters, this cabaret is a journey that takes you through dream roles that some of Orlando's finest  performers never had that chance to bring to life -- until now.  (more...)

Carbon Fiber Rings Broach the World of Memorial Jewelry
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

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National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Bids Fond Farewell to Fyvush Finkel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene has just sent out the following letter in Remembrance of Fyvush Finkel, who passed away over the weekend. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/12; CABARET in Boston, AIDA at The Muny, NICE WORK at Music Circus and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 12, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, St. Louis, Sacramento and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include CABARET in Boston, AIDA at The Muny, and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT in Sacramento, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY Closes with Exceptional AIDA
by Chris Gibson - Aug 11, 2016

On a beautiful summer evening, under a half moon sky, and with a gentle breeze wafting through the air, nothing could compare to seeing the final show of the season at The MUNY. They close with yet another stellar selection that's filled with flair and grace. This was especially important and evident when a 25 minute interruption of the proceedings occurred during a Black Lives Matter protest, and a Remembrance of the Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown. A huge thank you should be awarded to actor Ken Page, along with Michelle Williams as they came out to address the protests which took place as the second act was set to begin. Page's eloquent and thoughtful speech allowed the action to continue on stage without further incident. All that aside, this is an absolutely vibrant production of AIDA, which sparkles like it never has before. An excellent cast, led by Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny's Child, and an orchestra that can more than deftly handle the shifts in style the score presents. bring considerable energy and enthusiasm to Elton John's music and Tim Rice's lyrics. And, while the book and music may drift away from versions you've seen before this playful, and sometimes anachronistic, approach to this tale of tragic, star-crossed lovers, is decidedly engaging and entertaining. You'll be enthralled by its majesty! (more...)

Chester Theatre Company presents THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Mountaintop comes to the foothills of the Berkshires when Katori Hall's award-winning play opens at Chester Theatre Company on Thursday, August 18th at 8:00 p.m. A bold re-imagining of the last night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Mountaintop runs through August 28 at the historic Chester Town Hall at 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA. (more...)

OSF Presents 29th Annual Daedalus Project
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites the public to its 29th annual Daedalus Project, a benefit for HIV/AIDS organizations. The 2016 Daedalus Project, themed "Time Flies," begins with the Daedalus 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Aug. 21, and continues with a full day of fund-raising activities on Monday, Aug. 22, culminating in the Daedalus Play Reading and Daedalus Variety Show, which are both likely to sell out. (more...)

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