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Threshold Stage Brings Brecht's Revolutionary Masterpiece THE THREEPENNY OPERA Vividly To Life At The Star Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Threshold Stage Company swings for the fences boldly presenting a very rare opportunity to see Bertolt Brecht's seminal masterpiece 'The Threepenny Opera' directed and choreographed by Spotlight Award winner Kelli Leigh-Ann Connors. (more...)

Neville Staple Launches UK Tour While Denouncing Violence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

It's with overwhelming sadness that Neville Staple has announced the death of his grandson Fidel, who was brutally stabbed to death this past weekend. Neville is well known as a founding member of The Specials and Fun Boy Three, not to mention his major role in 2Tone Records. Together with his wife Christine Sugary Staple, the Staples are a permanent fixture of the UK and International ska scene, performing regularly at both concert venues and massive festivals as the Neville Staple Band. (more...)

THE MEN Announce 'Hated: 2008 - 2011' Compilation On Sacred Bones
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

NYC's The Men have made a name for themselves as wayfaring musicians, constantly evolving and eluding their listeners. Before they were genre-hopping through country, post-punk, noise rock, and more, they were applying that experimental nature within the more confined space of punk. Within that genre they were wildly adventurous, playing noise shows, hardcore shows, rock shows, and switching up the instrumentation as they saw fit, while always operating within a general punk ethos.  (more...)

BWW Review: CROOKED at Thinking Cap Theatre
by Roger Martin - Sep 24, 2018

CROOKED covers the tragedies with laughter. But the sadness is always there. Why not? There's madness in the house. (more...)

The Jive Aces to Appear Four Nights At Birdland This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Renowned worldwide for their high-energy spectacular showmanship, their viral video "Bring Me Sunshine" and for being the first live band to reach the final rounds of "Britain's Got Talent", The Jive Aces have firmly established themselves the UK's No.1 Jive & Swing band.  (more...)

Tickets Are Now On Sale For MANDY PATINKIN IN CONCERT: DIARIES 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Tickets are on general sale today for Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries 2018 at nytw.org, with ticket prices ranging from $50-140. NYTW is committed to making tickets available to every production via its CheapTix initiative. For this special concert series, NYTW will partner with TodayTix to offer a limited number of tickets for $25 via a digital lottery. (more...)

Iverside Symphony's 2018-19 Season To Feature 3 Premieres, 2 Debuts, And Assorted Rarities
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Riverside Symphony will launch a new season of premieres, rarities, and beloved classics at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on Friday evening, November 16. Under the baton of founding Music Director, George Rothman, the orchestra's 2018-19 New York season will commence with a chamber orchestra program featuring the New York premiere of Stephen Hartke's Ship of State with pianist Xak Bjerken in his New York concerto debut. Hartke has been a mainstay of Riverside Symphony's contemporary programming over the years, a relationship memorialized in the orchestra's critically acclaimed recording of this distinguished American composer's Symphony No. 2 and Violin Concerto, "Auld Swaara." Franz Schreker's stunning Chamber Symphony-rarely performed despite its almost cult-like following-and Weill's Little Threepenny Music complete the program. (more...)

National Food Safety Education Month: Do You Know the 4 Steps for Food Safety?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

You've heard how important it is to wash your hands and to handle food safely, but do you know why it's important? And do you know what other steps to take for food safety? September is National Food Safety Education Month and a great time to learn the basics. (more...)

José González & The String Theory Announce 'Live In Europe' and International Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

José González & The String Theory has officially announced the release of Live In Europe, an extraordinary two-LP live recording from recent European tour with maverick orchestra The String Theory. Live In Europe is available now for pre-order exclusively via PledgeMusic. A wide range of exclusives are on offer, including 140g and 180g double vinyl, a 24-page booklet featuring rare and behind-the-scenes photos from the tour, a limited edition 7-inch single, a unique poster and T-shirt options, guitar strings, and much more. Each order comes with an Instant Grat download of the song 'Crosses.' Delivery of the Pledge pre-order will be in the winter. A digital version will be released in the spring. Due to a copyright dispute this album and offer is currently not available for customers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. (more...)

Bodhi Tree Concerts Announces 2019 Season Of Concerts To Benefit Local Charities
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

The award-winning Bodhi Tree Concerts, the San Diego troupe that presents eclectic musical concerts that raise funds for local nonprofits, announces an exciting season in 2019 that showcases exclusively local musical artists and brings back popular events like a free multicultural street festival. (more...)

BWW Review: JIM BORAX'S CALIFORNIA CABARET is a Gem.
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 22, 2018

JIM BORAX'S CALIFORNIA CABARET is a hidden gem. It consists mostly of standards from the Great American Songbook, sung by Broadway-quality performers. There are also dancing and audience participation sing-alongs. (more...)

November Events Announced At The Royal Conservatory Of Music
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

A new series for the 10th anniversary concert season brings Canadian trailblazers, each with a unique voice and perspective. The series continues with Canadian saxophone and flute master Jane Bunnett & Maqueque All-Stars on November 30. Bunnett once again brings the soul of Cuba to the hearts of Canadian music lovers with current and former Maqueque band members, including vocalist Dayme Arocena. (more...)

The Filigree Theatre Presents The Closing Weekend Of MISS JULIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

The Filigree Theatre, Austin's independent, women-led theatre company, will close out the first show of its 2018-19 slate with the final three performances of MISS JULIE. Starring Shonagh Smith ("Julie"), Brennan Patrick ("Jean") and Diana Rose ("Kristine"), August Strindberg's classic play is directed by Elizabeth V. Newman and produced by Stephanie Moore. The third and final weekend of the show run Thursday, October 18 - Saturday, October 20 at The Mastrogeorge Theatre (130 Pedernales St.) in Austin, TX. Tickets for the closing weekend of MISS JULIE are on sale now at filigreetheatre.com (more...)

Storm Large Returns to Houston Symphony with SINFUL Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Sensational vocalist Storm Large and guest conductor Bramwell Tovey return to the Houston Symphony for a "sinful" program of Weill, Richard Strauss and Scriabin titled The Seven Deadly Sins, 8 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Jones Hall. (more...)

Swedish Group, LINES Return With Celebratory Anthem, PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

'People is our anthem. It's a song about who we are and a celebration of the people around us, our friends. It's an invitation to a future of love, tolerance and inclusion.' - LINES (more...)

ABC Celebrates the 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

ABC celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with special '25 Days of Christmas' programming starting Dec. 1. The network joins Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior in this fan-favorite TV event. The 'Kickoff to Christmas' begins in late November with perennial holiday treat 'Santa Claus is Comin' to Town.' The month of December is filled with special Christmas-themed episodes, the return of 'The Great Christmas Light Fight' and 'The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition,' and timeless animated classics and holiday films. The celebration continues after Christmas with New Year's-themed programming ringing in 2019. (more...)

Scott Ahearn, Donna English, and More Lead Cast of CHRISTMAS IN HELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You).  (more...)

MAN Release EVOLUTION 6CD Box Set
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The unsung heroes of UK psychedelic rock, Man, have been quietly evolving over the course of their incredible 4+ decade career, transforming from the 5-piece upstart outfit who released their debut album in 1969 to a massively celebrated musical institution they've become in their home country and around the world. The key to that success, and their survival as a musical unit, has been the group's unflagging efforts to push musical boundaries further as they explore creative mutations to become ever more adaptable to the current climate. For proof, just check out the latest collection from the band, Evolution, a spectacular 6CD box set featuring 4 superb studio albums in their entirety from Man's turn-of-the-century period (1992-2006) PLUS a thrilling double concert album recorded in Berkeley CA 1976 with Quicksilver Messenger Service guitarist John Cipollina!  (more...)

Stephen Steinbrink Shares UTOPIA TEASED Album Stream, Out This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Stephen Steinbrink, the prolific Oakland-based singer-songwriter, has shared the album stream for his anticipated new album, Utopia Teased. Paste Magazine, who premiered the stream today is calling it a 'a faithful reflection of his head space in all its disarray, awash in agonized humanity...  a 37-minute dream that teeters on The Knife edge of a nightmare. Steinbrink grapples with all existence over distorted synths, drum machines and guitars, holding his own eyes open to take in the horror and beauty of it all.' Utopia Teased is available for pre-order now and due out this Friday, November 9th via Western Vinyl and Melodic Records. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of CHRISTMAS IN HELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You). (more...)

BWW Review: OPERA GRAND AVIGNON Presents L'OPERA DE QUAT'SOUS
by Wesley Doucette - Nov 28, 2018

Brecht and Weill's The Threepenny Opera (l'Opera de Quat'Sous in French) is one of those works that became the hallmark of its era. Its sound, its look, and its cynicism are pure Weimar. However, during the 1928 Berlin premiere, early songs such as 'The Ballad of Mac The Knife' and 'Pirate Jenny' landed with a shrug, and it wasn't until the 'Canon Song,' halfway through the first act, that the audience became engaged. All of this to say that The Threepenny Opera is a complicated play whose virtues might not be immediately evident to the uninitiated. The production at Avignon's Opera Confluence, as directed by Jean Lacornerie, comes in at a swift two hours without intermission. While crammed onto an over-packed stage and breathlessly paced, Lacornerie still manages to keep the action moving with style. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of SPEECHLESS on ABC - Friday, December 14, 2018
by TV Scoop - Nov 26, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of SPEECHLESS, airing on ABC on Friday, December 14, 2018! (more...)

Birdland Presents Curtis Stigers, Pharoah Sanders And More Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of CHRISTMAS IN HELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (more...)

Birdland Announces December 2018 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)


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Seana McKenna-Led JULIUS CAESAR Comes to Stratford
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Previews begin today for Scott Wentworth's production of Julius Caesar, starring Seana McKenna in the title role. The production opens on August 16 at the Festival Theatre. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2018

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Ross From Friends Releases Debut Album FAMILY PORTRAIT Out Today via Brainfeeder
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

Having recently made his inaugural outing on Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder label with the acclaimed Aphelion EP, British producer Ross From Friendsaka Felix Clary Weatherall today releases his highly anticipated debut album Family Portrait, out now and streaming everywhere. (more...)

New Diorama Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season Featuring New Productions And Premieres By Deafinitely Theatre, Breach, Rhum & Clay, Kandinsky & Engineer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

New Diorama Theatre today announce a new season featuring its most ambitious shows ever from some of its most talented associate companies, and a programming model which could rewrite the rules of relationships between artists and theatres. (more...)

Christopher Kale Jones Channels Bobby Darin At Temple Of Music & Art
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Christopher Kale Jones, who sang his way into hearts nationwide as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, will embody the dazzling versatility, passionate voice and quiet charm of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bobby Darin in Darin: Bobby's Biggest Hits, Aug. 11-12 at the Temple of Music & Arts, 330 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson. (more...)

BWW Review: CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL: JAPAN + EAST ASIA Sets the Bar & Demonstrates a New Vocabulary
by Cindy Sibilsky - Jan 9, 2019

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Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Announces 2019 Exploration Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the next production of Lyric Opera of Kansas City's Explorations Series, Mack The Knife is The Man I Love: A Weill-Gershwin Cabaret which will feature the songs of George and Ira Gershwin and Kurt Weill. The 2018-2019 Explorations Series performance, with musical direction by Mark Markham and stage direction by Fenlon Lamb, will showcase the Lyric Opera's Resident Artists, including Kaylie Kahlich, Kelly Birch, Joseph Leppek, and James Maverick, plus Apprentice Artists Ruby Dibble, Jonathan Ray, and Armando Contreras. The performance will be held February 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyric Opera's Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building. (more...)

Mixed Blood's Pre-Broadway ROE Sets Run Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

As previously announced, Mixed Blood Theatre Company will produce ROE before it begins the journey to Broadway. The Broadway run is expected to be produced by Daryl Roth. No dates or details have been announced. (more...)

Sweden's Moist Releases Electronic Indie Pop Gem With LAVINE LP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Dreamy Swedish electronic producer Moist has released his new album 'Lavine' on limited edition CD and cassette via the Stockholm-based label I/O Music. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The York Theatre Company's CHRISTMAS IN HELL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ('The Simpsons'), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) andmusic direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You). The eight-member cast features Scott Ahearn (Under The Knife: A Farce, Theater for the New City) as Richard, Donna English (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Broadway)as Mrs. Huvey, Lori Hammel (Mamma Mia!, Broadway) as Galiana, Elijah Rayman (Oliver, Goodspeed Opera House) as Davin, Zak Risinger(The Cradle Will Rock, Howl! Arts) as Carl, Brandon Williams (Gettin' the Band Back Together, Broadway) as Lucifer, Dathan B. Williams (Show Boat, Broadway) as Detective Zanderhoff, and Ron Wisniski (Beauty and the Beast, Broadway) as Principal Bolton. (more...)

York Theatre Co's CHRISTMAS IN HELL Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You).  (more...)

Irondale Brings Brecht Into The New Year With THE LIFE OF GALILEO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Irondale Ensemble, an immersive home for theater, will premiere its 2019 headlining work, The Life of Galileo, February 13-March 9, 2019. Galileo is the first of a 3-part Bertolt Brecht series Brecht in Exile. Mother Courage and Her Children (1943) andThe Good Person of Szechuan (1941) will be presented over the next few seasons. (more...)

TSO Announces January 2019 Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Launching the new year with epic music, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) features renowned guest artists like Leila Josefowiczand Pinchas Zukerman; timeless masterpieces by Stravinsky, Mozart, Sibelius, and Wagner; and the anticipated presentation of Star Wars: A New Hope-In Concert. (more...)

CHRISTMAS IN HELL At The York Theatre Company Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You). The eight-member cast features Scott Ahearn (Under The Knife: A Farce, Theater for the New City) as Richard, Donna English (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Broadway) as Mrs. Huvey, Lori Hammel (Mamma Mia!, Broadway) as Galiana, Elijah Rayman (Oliver, Goodspeed Opera House) as Davin, Zak Risinger (The Cradle Will Rock, Howl! Arts) as Carl, Brandon Williams (Gettin' the Band Back Together, Broadway) as Lucifer, Dathan B. Williams (Show Boat, Broadway) as Detective Zanderhoff, and Ron Wisniski (Beauty and the Beast, Broadway) as Principal Bolton. (more...)

Reelz Kicks Off Winter 2019 Slate with a Return to the 1970s
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

REELZ today announced new original programming for winter 2019 including four new specials, three new series and three returning series. Highlighting the specials is the U.S. premiere of Saturday Night Fever: The Ultimate Disco Movie celebrating the 40th anniversary of the movie shot guerrilla style on the streets of Brooklyn with a BeeGees soundtrack and a fledgling 23-year-old John Travolta that became a cultural phenomenon. At the heart of '70s disco fever is one of the biggest voices that shaped contemporary music in Donna Summer and the new special Donna Summer: Disco Queen shows how she became the queen of disco ushering in a new era of sound that is still heard today. Donna Summer: Disco Queen leads a week packed with '70s themed programming starting Monday, January 14 with shows about the celebrities, music and movies that defined a generation. (more...)

REELZ Kicks Off Winter 2019 Slate with a Return to the 1970s with New Specials, New Series and Returning Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

REELZ today announced new original programming for winter 2019 including four new specials, three new series and three returning series. Highlighting the specials is the U.S. premiere of Saturday Night Fever: The Ultimate Disco Movie celebrating the 40th anniversary of the movie shot guerrilla style on the streets of Brooklyn with a BeeGees soundtrack and a fledgling 23-year-old John Travolta that became a cultural phenomenon. At the heart of '70s disco fever is one of the biggest voices that shaped contemporary music in Donna Summer and the new special Donna Summer: Disco Queenshows how she became the queen of disco ushering in a new era of sound that is still heard today. Donna Summer: Disco Queen leads a week packed with '70s themed programming starting Monday, January 14 with shows about the celebrities, music and movies that defined a generation. (more...)

The Jewish Museum And The Film Society Of Lincoln Center Present 28th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 28th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), January 9-22, 2019. Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, the NYJFF each year presents the finest documentary, narrative, and short films from around the world that explore the diverse Jewish experience. Featuring new work by fresh voices in international cinema as well as restored classics, the festival's 2019 lineup includes 32 wide-ranging and exciting features and shorts from the iconic to the iconoclastic, many of which will be screening in their world, U.S., and New York premieres. Screenings are held at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, NYC. (more...)

Come Swing That Music With Tom Burlinson, Emma Pask And Ed Wilson At Qpac This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Get in the mood with swinging sensation, Tom Burlinson, (Now We're Swinging, Frank - A Life in Song), jazz vocalist prodigy Emma Pask, (Some Other Spring, Cosita Divina and The Voice Australia season 2), talented musician Ed Wilson, (Daly Wilson Big Band) and the highly-acclaimed 'All Star Big Band', (Frank- The Sinatra Story In Song), in Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC) Concert Hall on Friday 8 February 2019. (more...)

AT HOME WITH AMY SEDARIS Returns to truTV on February 19
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

truTV invites guests back into the rich, imaginative - and slightly deranged - world of At Home with Amy Sedaris when the Emmy(R)-nominated series returns for its second season Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT. Created by Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello (Strangers with Candy), the 10-episode season of this one-of-a-kind comedy will again feature Sedaris' signature brand of silliness as she showcases her decorating, cooking and crafting skills. (more...)

Multi-Platinum Hip-Hop Group Cypress Hill Announce New Album, 'Elephants On Acid' – Available For Pre-Order Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2018

Multi-platinum hip-hop group, Cypress Hill, is pleased to announce the release of their highly-anticipated ninth studio album, Elephants on Acid, on September 28th. Elephants on Acid is the band's first full-length record in eight years and marks their newly inked partnership with BMG. The album is available for pre-order HERE starting today. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Hosts Mandy Patinkin in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) will present Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries 2018. The concerts will take place at the Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street) Wednesday, October 10 through Sunday, October 28, 2018. Tickets will be available to NYTW members and donors beginning at Noon EST on Wednesday, September 5 at NYTW.org. Limited tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 20. (more...)

THE THREEPENNY OPERA to Open in Melbourne This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Sydney based indie ensemble make their Melbourne debut with a bold new devised adaptation of Brecht's The Threepenny Opera.   (more...)

The Vancouver International Film Festival Announces 2018 Canadian Program, Including EDGE OF THE KNIFE, QUIET KILLING, and More
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

The Vancouver International Film Festival's (VIFF) film streams Sea to Sky presented by TELUS, and True North presented by Telefilm, offer moving Indigenous stories with the Western Canadian Premiere of Edge of The Knife, the first narrative feature in the Haida language; Picking Up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket; and Quiet Killing.  (more...)

San Diego Lovers Of Musical Theatre! Sing Along With THE MIKADO, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

When a work of musical theatre becomes so beloved and well-known, such a part of the cultural landscape, that aficionados sitting in the audience can barely resist the urge to sing along with the songs they know and love so well-why not let them, and even encourage them?  (more...)

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