Went to see Guster do an acoustic show at the Vic last night. What an awesome show. Jeff Garlin is the opening act for the tour - he's funny, but I just want the music.
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Went to see Guster do an acoustic show at the Vic last night. What an awesome show.


Nice. Good group. One of the members is also in The LeeVees. Best Hannukah group of all time
Johnny Cash tribute at ACL Live for what would have been his 80th birthday - Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Pat Monahan from Train, Ronnie Dunn, Ray LaMontagne, Lucinda Williams, and a huge list of others with an all-star band fronted by Don Was. Hosted by Matthew McConaughay.

Freakin awesome show - they taped it so be on the lookout for the concert DVD if this is your thing.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:


Freakin awesome show - they taped it so be on the lookout for the concert DVD if this is your thing.


Or the next time our local public TV station needs to raise money....
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Johnny Cash tribute at ACL Live for what would have been his 80th birthday - Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Pat Monahan from Train, Ronnie Dunn, Ray LaMontagne, Lucinda Williams, and a huge list of others with an all-star band fronted by Don Was. Hosted by Matthew McConaughay.

Freakin awesome show - they taped it so be on the lookout for the concert DVD if this is your thing.


Standing ovation! Cool
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Originally posted by aphilla:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:

Freakin awesome show - they taped it so be on the lookout for the concert DVD if this is your thing.


I'm sure you'll see it there as well...
Cool

Or the next time our local public TV station needs to raise money....
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Johnny Cash tribute at ACL Live for what would have been his 80th birthday - Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Pat Monahan from Train, Ronnie Dunn, Ray LaMontagne, Lucinda Williams, and a huge list of others with an all-star band fronted by Don Was. Hosted by Matthew McConaughay.


Standing ovation! Cool

+1
Saw The Boss and the new E Street Band last night in San Jose. Uneven concert with some amazing highlights. Can't believe a 62-year old can still play for 3 hours (without a break) and move like he does. Nice tribute to Clarence too.
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Originally posted by Arsenal4ever:
Saw The Boss and the new E Street Band last night in San Jose. Uneven concert with some amazing highlights. Can't believe a 62-year old can still play for 3 hours (without a break) and move like he does. Nice tribute to Clarence too.


Glad to read that. I only saw them once, and it was one of the last shows Danny Federici (sp?) played. I'm thankful I got to see the entire lineup.
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Originally posted by Arsenal4ever:
Saw The Boss and the new E Street Band last night in San Jose. Uneven concert with some amazing highlights. Can't believe a 62-year old can still play for 3 hours (without a break) and move like he does. Nice tribute to Clarence too.


Saw him two weeks ago in Cleveland. 6th Boss show, and I thought it was his best. solid the whole way, everyone on their feet the entire 3 hours. Can't pick a favorite, but 'Youngstown' always has special meaning, and 'My City of Ruins' was great. Pulled a little girl (about 10) out of the crowd to sing on the stage, which was a cool touch.
Clarence tribute very moving.
Just got back from Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Saw, among others, Dr. John and the greyboy allstars, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Kermit Ruffins (at Vaughan's on Thursday night and at Jazz Fest) and Tom Petty.
The annual "SunFest" is coming up this weekend in West Palm Beach.

I have tickets for Sunday night: Foreigner is playing. But my kids want to see "Pitbull" instead... Eek

The wife wants to see Matisyahu.
I think I want to go to Osheaga in Montreal this year. Is it same location? I know there's no camping (fine by me!) but what's the hotel situation like, Montrealers? Simples?
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Originally posted by CSM:
Just got back from Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Saw, among others, Dr. John and the greyboy allstars, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Kermit Ruffins (at Vaughan's on Thursday night and at Jazz Fest) and Tom Petty.


Nice! This is a music bucket list item for us that we're hoping to check off next year.
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Originally posted by CSM:
Just got back from Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Saw, among others, Dr. John and the greyboy allstars, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Kermit Ruffins (at Vaughan's on Thursday night and at Jazz Fest) and Tom Petty.


Nice! This is a music bucket list item for us that we're hoping to check off next year.


Is the Montreal Jazz Fest on your list also?
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Originally posted by Adam10:
I think I want to go to Osheaga in Montreal this year. Is it same location? I know there's no camping (fine by me!) but what's the hotel situation like, Montrealers? Simples?

Good idea, Adam. I just might check this out for once.

No specific recommendations. Check out hotels.com. I've come across some pretty good deals in Montreal for out-of-towners with that one. For Montreal, best overall IMO.

Check there first. If you want feedback on specific Hotels, we'd be happy to provide. Wink
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Originally posted by Rothko:
The annual "SunFest" is coming up this weekend in West Palm Beach.

I have tickets for Sunday night: Foreigner is playing. But my kids want to see "Pitbull" instead... Eek

The wife wants to see Matisyahu.


The Sunfest lineup hasnt been good in a decade.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by CSM:
Just got back from Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Saw, among others, Dr. John and the greyboy allstars, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Kermit Ruffins (at Vaughan's on Thursday night and at Jazz Fest) and Tom Petty.


Nice! This is a music bucket list item for us that we're hoping to check off next year.


Highly, highly recommended. Had an absolutely amazing time. First time in the 40 years of the NO Jazz Fest that Tom Petty played.
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Originally posted by Rothko:
The annual "SunFest" is coming up this weekend in West Palm Beach.

I have tickets for Sunday night: Foreigner is playing. But my kids want to see "Pitbull" instead... Eek

The wife wants to see Matisyahu.


The Sunfest lineup hasnt been good in a decade.


Yeah. I call it "SunPest" because it snarls up all the traffic around downtown West Palm. I can hear the bands rehearse during business hours on Thursday and Friday.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by CSM:
Just got back from Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Saw, among others, Dr. John and the greyboy allstars, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Kermit Ruffins (at Vaughan's on Thursday night and at Jazz Fest) and Tom Petty.


Nice! This is a music bucket list item for us that we're hoping to check off next year.


Is the Montreal Jazz Fest on your list also?


Absolutely!
I caught Roger Waters' performance of The Wall on Tuesday night. While I find the music somewhat "dark" the performance and the visuals were stunning.
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Flogging Molly at ACL Live - seen them many times but always at outdoor venues. This was a GREAT show!!


Glad you enjoyed it and they made it your way! Smile
Moutin Reunion Quartet at the Green Mill last night. Man those guys are tight. In the states for a couple of weeks including last night and tonight at the Green Mill.
Last Friday: Dave Matthews Band
Targeted for Summer: Peter Gabriel So Tour; Roger Waters The Wall; Seal; Coldplay; & more DMB. We'll see how many I can make it to.
At the behest of my wife and one of her best friends I’m taking them to see the Scissor Sisters in a couple of weeks. I’m thinking of turning the tables on them and buying some latex hot pants and a sailor top to wear to it.
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
adding Neil Young and Crazy Horse to this year's hit list.


What do you think about the new album?
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Roger Waters the Wall on sat night.

Amazing.

Had no idea G.E. Smith was part of the band either.


I'm going to the Pittsburgh show on the 3rd. Saw him in Columbus last year, it was like a Theater production. The sound was amazing. Cannot wait!
Montreal Jazz Festival starts this week. On the agenda: James Taylor,Bill Frisell,Wayne Shorter and several others Cool
It's going to be a great two weeks Banana

J.T. was great last night at Place des Arts(under 3000 seats)
"How sweet it is to be loved by you" Smile
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Saw the Dukes of September last nite in Santa Rosa. This group comes together a few times a year to play together. Donald Fagan (Steeley Dan), Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) and Boz Scaggs. Three horns, three pianos, two female backup singers,etc. Great show, standing ovations, all in great form. The old guys really rocked the house. The age group was defintely 50+. I give it 95 points.
We saw Coldplay a couple of nights ago in Tampa. It was the third or fourth time but the first inside an enclosed stadium. The drums were fantastic and a highlight of the show IMO.
I was able to catch Marillion three times (Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco) on the recently concluded North American tour. Stunning show on each occasion even when they were faced with challenging circumstances.
Just got tickets to see Gretchen Parlato at Duc des Lombards Jazz Club in Paris tomorrow night.

Working on tickets to hear chamber group Les Solistes Francais at St. Chapelle on Thursday-- great program of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Pachabel's Canon, Albinoni's Adagio in what should be an absolutely amazing venue for that music.

Lots of musical options in Paris this month.
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Originally posted by Dick Tree:
Marillion


I do not know these guys, but have heard enough positive posts here to have my interest piqued. Anyone want to recommend an album or a few cuts as excellent examples of their stuff?

PH
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Originally posted by Dick Tree:
I was able to catch Marillion three times (Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco) on the recently concluded North American tour.

That's not your first time making the multi-city rounds, Dick.
How do you do that? Eek Confused
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Originally posted by kingofcool:
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
adding Neil Young and Crazy Horse to this year's hit list.


What do you think about the new album?


Haven't heard it yet. You?
Recently,

Roger Waters The Wall- Roger is looking older and more frail than usual.

DMB

Tempted to take the drive to Canandaigua, NY for a Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds concert. 2010's show there was fantastic- a real treat.
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
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Originally posted by kingofcool:
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
adding Neil Young and Crazy Horse to this year's hit list.


What do you think about the new album?


Haven't heard it yet. You?


They played Gallows Pole here on the radio and it sounded great. I'd like to hear more of it before I spring for it though.
Neil's work with Crazy Horse is not my favorite, as blasphemous as that is. That being said, after one listen I enjoyed it. I need to revisit though to give a full opinion.
At the very special St. Chapelle last night, a quite talented septet (3 violins including the soloist, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord) performed a very nice program which I mentioned above. But in that beautiful venue, the music takes on an additional dimension. The soloist did a creditable and moving performance of The Four Seasons, while Pachabel's Canon was a light and slightly more rushed interpretation than I would have liked. The surprising highlight for me, though, was Albinoni's Adagio; anyone not moved by hearing this piece in this place has no soul.

Crappy weather, unfortunately, did not allow St. Chapelle to display its incomparable stained glass to full effect during the performance. Nonetheless, an unforgettable evening. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Paris-- still just a bit off the standard tourist path.
Montreal Jazz festival highlights.
Bill Frisell
Jack Bruce, Cindy Blackman, John Medeski and Vernon Reid, Spectrum Road
Wayne Shorter Quartet
Ron Carter Trio with Russell Malone
Miles Smiles
with Wallace Roney, Bill Evans, Darryl Jones, Joey DeFrancesco, Larry Coryell and Omar Hakim
James Carter Organ Trio
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
At the very special St. Chapelle last night, a quite talented septet (3 violins including the soloist, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord) performed a very nice program which I mentioned above. But in that beautiful venue, the music takes on an additional dimension. The soloist did a creditable and moving performance of The Four Seasons, while Pachabel's Canon was a light and slightly more rushed interpretation than I would have liked. The surprising highlight for me, though, was Albinoni's Adagio; anyone not moved by hearing this piece in this place has no soul.

Crappy weather, unfortunately, did not allow St. Chapelle to display its incomparable stained glass to full effect during the performance. Nonetheless, an unforgettable evening. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Paris-- still just a bit off the standard tourist path.


Yeah, it's nice. I think that's the setlist just about every night there, but they still do a nice job of it.
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Originally posted by Uncle John:
Ron Carter Trio

Cool I used to see Ron Carter play in Baker's Keyboard Lounge (Detroit) back in the early 80's. Amazing musician.
Doesn't qualify as a concert, but saw Seinfeld a few weeks back in Sarnia of all places. Great show, so happy I went.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by Dick Tree:
I was able to catch Marillion three times (Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco) on the recently concluded North American tour.

That's not your first time making the multi-city rounds, Dick.
How do you do that? Eek Confused


I travel a lot for my work (all across North America) and am often able to tailor my schedule enough to allow me to catch shows of my favorite bands. I also have found that using concerts as an entertainment tool for my work is much better than simply taking customers to dinner or playing golf.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by Dick Tree:
Marillion


I do not know these guys, but have heard enough positive posts here to have my interest piqued. Anyone want to recommend an album or a few cuts as excellent examples of their stuff?

PH


Marillion are a British band who achieved great success in the mid 80's only to lose their singer (who goes by the name Fish) as a result of conflict with other band members. A new singer named Steve Hogarth joined the band circa '88/'89 and they've been going strong ever since.

The two singers however are completely different so the albums of the band with Fish - while great - do not represent what they sounded like once Hogarth came onboard. They made 4 albums with Fish of which I would recommend starting off with "Misplaced Childhood".

With Hogarth (also referred to as "H") the band has produced about a dozen albums. It's hard to describe their music but among the latter albums I would suggest starting off with "Marbles", "Seasons End", "Holidays In Eden" or "Brave".

The Marillion website (www.marillion.com) is also a good place to hear samples of their music.
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Just got tickets to see Gretchen Parlato at Duc des Lombards Jazz Club in Paris tomorrow night.



How was this performance?
Saw Sam Bush, 3-time Grammy winner, last night under the stars in Tahoe. Amazing mandolin and violin player with a tight band. He's 60 now and still rocks.
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Originally posted by aphilla:
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Just got tickets to see Gretchen Parlato at Duc des Lombards Jazz Club in Paris tomorrow night.



How was this performance?


+1.
Very breathy, kinda sexy, and very poetic, image-laden lyrics that I appreciated though she's far from Leonard Cohen's level at this stage of her career. We enjoyed her very much, though others might not.

Her backup combo was outstanding, especially the keyboard/piano player. Small club venue suits her style, and the more intimate, the better I think she comes across.
Out to Ravinia tonight to see the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with guest violinist Joshua Bell perform:

Barber: The School for Scandal Overture, Op. 5
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70
Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14
Ravel: Tzigane, Concert Rhapsody

Nothing like an outdoor concert when it's supposed to be 100 degrees with severe thunderstorms. At least we'll be in the pavilion. Smile
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Nothing like an outdoor concert when it's supposed to be 100 degrees with severe thunderstorms. At least we'll be in the pavilion. Smile


It's cooler by the lake....

Roll Eyes
Well, back in June I saw Iron Maiden in Atlanta. Only appropiate that my next two are Toby Keith and Journey in Sept and Oct respectively.
Thursday night : Phil Lesh, Neal Casal, John Kadlecik, Adam MacDougall, Joe Russo, Stanley Jordan.
Sunday night:Phil Lesh, Neal Casal, John Kadlecik, Adam MacDougall, Joe Russo.
Tuesday - Hot Tuna
Wednesday - Phil Lesh, Jackie Greene John Molo and more ...
Friday - Phil Lesh with YMSB
Saturday - Jackie Greene
Sunday - Jerry Garcia day in SF - many bands..

Wow a busy week !
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Originally posted by theweb:
Tuesday night, Coldplay in Toronto.


My condolences...


Big Grin
I went with my nephew who had an extra ticket. He took his old uncle since he thinks I'm a super cool dude (smart boy). I thought it was a good concert and I don't mind the music. The crowd was into it and I'm a fan. Fun times!
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Originally posted by Adam10:
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Originally posted by theweb:
Tuesday night, Coldplay in Toronto.


My condolences...


Big Grin
I went with my nephew who had an extra ticket. He took his old uncle since he thinks I'm a super cool dude (smart boy). I thought it was a good concert and I don't mind the music. The crowd was into it and I'm a fan. Fun times!


My wife and I saw them a few years back, tremendous show. Unfortunately none of the dates this tour will work for us.
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Originally posted by hippomon:
Thursday night : Phil Lesh, Neal Casal, John Kadlecik, Adam MacDougall, Joe Russo, Stanley Jordan.
Sunday night:Phil Lesh, Neal Casal, John Kadlecik, Adam MacDougall, Joe Russo.
Tuesday - Hot Tuna
Wednesday - Phil Lesh, Jackie Greene John Molo and more ...
Friday - Phil Lesh with YMSB
Saturday - Jackie Greene
Sunday - Jerry Garcia day in SF - many bands..

Wow a busy week !

How is Terrapin Crossroads?
Lived in Marin in the late eighties.
Grate week Hippomon!!
TXR was great on Thursday night with Stanley Jordan. He took the band to a new level - it was a new band with him.

TXR was also great for Jerry's birthday. Phil gave a touching speech about Jerry. Let me know if you want a copy !

Tomorrow is NRPS at the new sweet water !
Friday is Neil Young at outside lands.
Life is tough in the bay area Smile

Hippo_mon@yahoo.com
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Originally posted by Sharkey:
CSN . . . this past Thursday night.


...in their day. Cool


David Crosby and Graham Nash can still kick it. They did an acoustic version (just the two of them singing, with Crosby playing an acoustic guitar) of Guinevere that brought the house down. It was amazing. Stephen Stills, unfortunately, is struggling. It appears that he is losing his hearing; thus, can't hear himself sing.

Overall, the three best songs of the night were Guinevere, Wooden Ships and Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.
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Last month saw Seal at the Beacon in NYC with the wife and kids. Fun concert. Great voice.

Last week Coldplay in Jersey. Tremendous light show, lasers, technically well done. Good sound, strong energy in crowd. Enjoyed the show.
Train last night. Not among my favorite bands but they entertain and perform well, and engage the audience. My second time seeing them.
I caught the last show of Iron Maiden's 2012 tour in Houston last night. My first time to see them live and they were really, really good - playing for almost two hours in an extremely humid outdoor venue.

Opening act Coheed & Cambria were more of an interest to me but their sound mix was terrible and extremely LOUD. Too bad as it was so loud it has hard to distinguish one song from another.
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Originally posted by aphilla:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:


Freakin awesome show - they taped it so be on the lookout for the concert DVD if this is your thing.


Or the next time our local public TV station needs to raise money....


Watching it on the local PBS affiliate right now...
Wink
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Originally posted by Dick Tree:
I caught the last show of Iron Maiden's 2012 tour in Houston last night. My first time to see them live and they were really, really good - playing for almost two hours in an extremely humid outdoor venue.

Opening act Coheed & Cambria were more of an interest to me but their sound mix was terrible and extremely LOUD. Too bad as it was so loud it has hard to distinguish one song from another.


Too bad you caught the 2nd month of the tour as Alice Cooper opened for the first month. The Maiden set list for this tour was frankly amazing. I loved the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son album and to see it showcased like it was brought me back to being 17 again.
I'm getting pimped into going to see Gotye tonight - he of the catchy/strange/possibly annoying song Somebody That I Used to Know. At least the free tickets include parking...

Up The Irons!
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Lyle Lovett tonight Cool


Gotta say whether you enjoy his music or not, if you ever get a chance to see him live you must do it. One of the most entertaining performers I've ever seen. Great music, fabulous band, great stories and interaction, and he always goes for about three hours. Fantastic show!

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