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Old May 19th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #1101
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International Mr. Leather slated for May 21-25

http://www.chicagopride.com/news/art...icleid/7054321


International Mr. Leather 2008 Gary Iriza

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Chicago, IL — More than 50 contestants from across the U.S. and around the world will compete for the title of International Mr. Leather 2009, Thursday, May 21 through Monday, May 25, 2009 (Memorial Day Weekend) in Chicago. IML is pleased to announce an exciting new location for this year's contest: The Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Ave. The Chicago Hilton is also the host hotel for the weekend. "Madame With An E" will be the headline entertainment at this year's Contest, along with some surprise guest. Madame from "Hollywood Squares and Madame's Place, is back and in rare form.

IML is proud to continue two of its newest traditions: the IML Flag and the Parade of Colors. The IML Flag will be unveiled at Opening Ceremonies, then displayed at the Leather Archives Booth in the Leather Market throughout the weekend for all IML attendees to sign. After the Contest this year's winners will be the last to add their signatures to the Flag, before it goes on permanent display at the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago. The Parade of Colors will be held at the Pecs & Personalityshow on Saturday evening.

About 400 gay leathermen gathered in Chicago in 1979 for the first International Mr. Leather contest. Today, the event has grown to be an annual tradition for the leather community – drawing contestants and attendees from around the globe. Once an event for "hardcore" leathermen, IML has expanded in recent years to include a more diverse crowd – from the experienced to the curious. Last year's event drew more than 15,000 leatherfolk from around the globe.

International Mr. Leather 2009 will include the following events:

31st Annual International Mr. Leather Competition
Sunday, May 24 at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.)
The Chicago Hilton, International Ballroom, 720 South Michigan Ave, Chicago

17h Annual International Mr. Bootblack Competition
Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24
Chicago Hilton, Leather Market

The Leather Market – the world's best collection of leather and fetish vendors.
Friday, May 22 from 12 – 7 p.m., Saturday, May 23 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, May 24 from
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Monday, May 25 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Chicago Hilton, Lower Level Exhibit Halls

IML Opening Ceremonies
Introduction of contestants and judges, drawing for contestant numbers and unveiling of the IML 2009 Flag.
Thursday, May 21 at 9 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.)
Chicago Hilton, International Ballroom

Pecs & Personality (Physique Competition)
IML Contestants are judged on their appearance and stage presence.
Saturday, May 23 at 9 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.)
Chicago Hilton, International Ballroom

IML Victory Celebration Party
Sunday, May 24 after the IML Contest until 4 a.m.
House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago

Black and Blue Ball
The traditional IML final blowout celebration.
Monday, May 25 from 8 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Excalibur, 632 N. Dearborn St., Chicago

All IML 2009 events are signed interpreted for the hearing impaired...

...For more information on International Mr. Leather 2009, log on to the official IML website, www.imrl.com. or call 773-907-9700.

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Leather and Porn Sale

Ongoing through May 31.
11am

Brown Elephant

3651 N Halsted St (at Waveland Ave)
Chicago
773-549-5943

Stock up on chaps, boots and other guilty treasures at rock-bottom prices just in time for IML weekend. Gently used porn mags, books, DVD and VHS tapes will be for sale alongside slightly worn leather apparel and accessories (but we're drawing the line at used leather **** rings). -- TOC

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More reviews of the Modern Wing

http://www.time.com/time/arts/articl...899232,00.html

Chicago's Art Institute Expands, with Elegance
By Richard Lacayo


In a gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago, there's a painting from 1913 by the German Expressionist Franz Marc called The Bewitched Mill. A waterfall spills down the center of the canvas between a scene of machines and houses on one side and trees and animals on the other. It's a fantasy of magical reconciliation between the natural and man-made worlds — always a nice trick if you can do it.

Somebody who can do it and then some is Renzo Piano, the Italian architect whose refined new addition to the Art Institute opened over the weekend to large crowds and a big outdoor party. The $294 million Modern Wing, built to house the Institute's great collection of 20th and 21st century work, is a complicated exercise in reconciliation. A resolutely modern building, it not only manages to gently introduce itself into the greenery of Chicago's Millennium Park but also draws in three tricky neighbors — the original Art Institute, the active commuter railway lines that run between them, and the city of Chicago, where around any corner there's another architectural masterpiece asking just what you're doing here. To which Piano's building has an easy answer: "Making myself at home."
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http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...t-1687172.html

Renzo Piano: The world's finest architect
The spectacular new wing of Chicago's Art Institute has finally been unveiled. Jay Merrick was there


On Saturday, in Chicago, a new $294m crystal cathedral for the worship of art opened its doors. The architecture of the Modern Wing of the city's Art Institute is so refined that to pass through its glacially cool volumes is like stepping into the ruled lines of a blueprint. The building's simple form splinters into precise meshes of light created by its Italian designer, Renzo Piano, who is, according to Lord Rogers, the world's best architect.
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http://entertainment.timesonline.co....cle6313086.ece

Is Chicago's Art Institute showing signs of 'star-chitecture'?
Morgan Falconer


Renzo Piano has a peculiarly zany grin for one of architecture’s greybeards, and he barely had to flash it at audiences at the Art Institute of Chicago on Saturday to have them erupting in hoots and hollers. “I love Chicago!” he said to cheers.

Piano was there to open his Modern Wing for the institute. It concludes a $300 million (£197 million) project that has been ten years in planning and four in construction, expanding the institute’s exhibition space by 35 per cent, taking it up to a roomy one million sq ft, making it the second-largest art museum in America after the Metropolitan in New York. It’s essentially a three-storey pavilion that extends from the rear of the institute’s late-19th-century Beaux Arts structure. Curtain walls of glass and steel enclose it, and a louvered canopy shades it from sunlight. The galleries are modestly proportioned and well lit. The arcade that forms the spine of the building is also graceful, with lighting fixtures suspended on a succession of steel arms. Visitors walk along corridors above it as if hoisted by sheer sweetness and light.
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Chicago's Art Institute Expands, with Elegance
By Richard Lacayo


Renzo Piano: The world's finest architect
The spectacular new wing of Chicago's Art Institute has finally been unveiled. Jay Merrick was there


Is Chicago's Art Institute showing signs of 'star-chitecture'?
Morgan Falconer

An interesting mix of reviews.
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Block Cinema: A Talk by Zuzana Štefková

Wednesday, May 20, 7 pm

Block Cinema, Northwestern University

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Dr
Evanston, IL
847-491-4000
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern....ema/index.html

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Political? Socially Sensitive Issues in Central European Contemporary Art Practice

This lecture presents a range of issues related to the development of a theoretical framework for socially critical art within the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Zuzana Štefková, a curator at the Centre of Contemporary Art, Prague, will sum up current art strategies dealing with chauvinist nationalism, racism, and corruption. The artistic responses to these challenges are diverse, including social interventions such as community based art projects, self-reflexive analyses of the status and impact of ‘political art’, and direct confrontational actions that critique specific policies and power relations. Cosponsored by the Northwestern Department of Art Theory & Practice.

Block Cinema, a collaboration of Northwestern University's School of Communication and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, screens classic and contemporary films. Block Cinema is dedicated to providing the Northwestern campus, the North Shore, and Chicago with a quality venue for repertory cinema.


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Giulietta degli spiriti (1965)

Today, 6:00 pm

Gene Siskel Film Center

164 North State Street
Chicago Il 60601
TEL 312-846-2600
FAX 312-332-5859
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Fellini lore has it that the master made ''Juliet of the Spirits'' as a gift for his wife. Like many husbands, he gave her the gift he really wanted for himself. The movie, starring a sad-eyed Giulietta Masina who fears her husband is cheating, suggests she'd be happier if she were more like her neighbor, a buxom temptress who entertains men in a tree house.

Fellini believed the movie turned the tables on his two previous films, ''La Dolce Vita'' and ''Fellini 81/2,'' which were autobiographical laments about his own problems. This one, he felt, was about Giulietta. Watching it, I was reminded of Daryl F. Zanuck, who said, ''But enough about me! What did you think of my movie?'' ''Juliet of the Spirits'' is not an attempt to identify with Masina's point of view, but a bald-faced exercise in Fellini's self-justification. When Juliet has fantasies, they're Fellini's fantasies. That's why at the end it isn't Federico who is burned alive.

-- Roger Ebert / August 5, 2001

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Lokua Kanza

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | 8:30 PM

Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall

4544 N Lincoln Ave.

Free ticketed event. $5 suggested donation.

BOX OFFICE: 773.728.6000 for reservations



The Old Town School of Folk Music and the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University present Lokua Kanza, one of the most accomplished Congolese recording artists on the scene. He is a prolific singer, songwriter, and composer known for his soulful folksy sound, unusual in the land of Soukous. He has worked and performed with the top names in the business such as Papa Wemba, Manu Dibango, Youssou N'Dour, and Angelique Kidjo to name a few. Lokua's music incorporates many natural sounds from the rainforest including the symphonic chants of the pygmies. Lokua Kanza is on a rare U.S. tour with his band and will be making his Chicago debut at The Old Town School.

A workshop with Lokua Kanza will be offered in the Thursday Workshop Series on Thursday, May 21st.

Lokua Kanza on the web: http://www.lokua-kanza.com/

http://www.oldtownschool.org/

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Stitch. Will have to return to do this vista up right. The view from the bridge is really pretty amazing.

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Scorched

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 8:00 p.m.

Symphony Center

220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
phone (312) 294-3000
fax (312) 294-3035
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Steven Sloane, conductor

John Scofield, guitar
John Patitucci, bass
Peter Erskine, drums
Donald Harrison, alto saxophone
Willie Pickens, piano

Ellington - Three Black Kings
Turnage & Scofield - Scorched for Jazz Trio and Orchestra

Attention jazz fans: Scorched is a landmark piece co-composed by CSO Mead Composer in- Residence Mark-Anthony Turnage and jazz guitarist John Scofield. Scored for jazz trio and orchestra, Scorched is an intense and thrilling work based on classic tunes by the former Miles Davis guitarist, making its North American premiere of these performances.



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ClassicEncounter

Tonight 6:30pm

Symphony Center


WXRT radio personality Terri Hemmert leads a discussion with Chicago Symphony Orchestra artistic maven Martha Gilmer that makes connections between rock and classical music. At 8pm, Steven Sloane conducts Scorched for jazz trio and orchestra. Complimentary drinks and snacks from Rhapsody are included for subscribers. -- TOC

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http://www.chicagoacappella.org/

Chicago a cappella presents
Elegant/Swellegant:
an a cappella evening with George, Cole and Irving


Thursday, May 21, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Chicago Cultural Center

78 E. Washington St., Chicago
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/city/w...Name=SubAgency

Dress: business/cocktail

Our benefit event is an exclusive evening of music by three American master under the beautiful Tiffany dome of the Chicago Cultural Center. We’ll present our Tribute Award to WFMT Radio (Steve Robinson and Carl Grapentine accepting) and recognize our "Friend of the Year," James Ginsburg (founder and president of Cedille Records). This one-night-only event supports the artistry of Chicago a cappella.

More information for our guests:

We'll serve hors d'oeuvres, wine and soft drinks, desserts and coffee.
Hosts and sponsors (and their guests) will have reserved tables. For all other guests, unreserved theater-style seating will be available for the performances; we will also have a limited number of cocktail and high-boy tables at which you may enjoy your wine and light bites.
Parking is available immediately adjacent to the Cultural Center at the Grant Park North parking garage. (Driving and parking information here) Be aware that the "Corporate Challenge" event is taking place in Grant Park Thursday evening at 7 pm, so you may find more traffic and congestion than usual.

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Culprits, Innocents and Outsiders
Heartland Visions

Through August 29, 2009

The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

756 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
(phone) 312.243.9088
(fax) 312.243.9089
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http://www.art.org/index.htm


Elijah Pierce
The Kiss
Painted wood relief
Collection of Daniel S. Berger, MD


Self-taught and outsider art is a worldwide phenomenon. America’s Heartland boasts some of the most distinct, recognized and collected artists in this genre – as well as some whose talents are not so recognized. This exhibition features art by venerable artists William Hawkins (1895-1990) and Elijah Pierce (1892-1984), plus works by lesser-known artists Mary Borkowski (1916-2008), Mary Frances Merrill (1920-1999), visionary Morris Ben Newman (1883-1980), David Pond (1940-2001), and stone carver Ernest “Popeye” Reed (1919-1985).

Inspired by accounts of the 1986 exhibition, 1 + 3 from Ohio, curator Kevin Cole culled several stellar Midwest public and private collections to produce an exhibition that reflects the rich, innovative and diverse work of these artists. Culprits, Innocents and Outsiders: Heartland Visions highlights artists including Borkowski, Merrill, Newman and Pond whose work has rarely, if ever, been seen in Illinois.
Whether notable or newly exhibited, the work of these artists reflects a creative spirit and expression that is very often moving and poignant; impressive and worldly, sometimes humorous, and always personal. Revealed are values such as: love, independence, self reliance and a strong work ethic, expressed through such subjects as family, religion, personal tragedy, current and political events, America’s heritage, and nature. Simply put, this art presents America’s Heartland experience without a filter. It is the raw presentation of individuals compelled to create using whatever means and materials necessary; and the independent spirit of a region exemplified by the artists who call it home.


William Hawkins, Indian Hunting Buffalo, 1988
Collection of Daniel S. Berger, MD


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Intuit benefit

Tonight 8pm–2am

Streetside Bar and Grill

3201 W Armitage Ave (at Kedzie Ave)
Chicago
773-252-9700
http://www.streetsidechicago.com

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art receives part of the proceeds from this event, which features drink specials, Intuit membership incentives and guest DJs. For more information, call 312-243-9088 or visit art.org. -- TOC.
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I'm off to Helsinki and Paris to visit friends. I'll be back th first week of June.

Feel free to post any art-related news while I'm gone.

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Even more Modern Wing reviews

http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/31...chicago-debut/

Light and Grace Triumph in Renzo Piano’s Chicago Debut
By Ann Landi
Published: May 19, 2009


Of all the face-offs and provocative pairings that enliven the Art Institute of Chicago’s new Modern Wing, perhaps the most striking is the vista, from every floor of Renzo Piano’s elegant 264,000-square-foot addition, of the Frank Gehry band shell in Millennium Park. It’s as if Piano, the current favorite among museum builders, were paying homage to the rising starchitect of the last century. Or perhaps it’s the other way around: In its relatively modest size, the Gehry structure seems to acknowledge Piano’s ascendance as light and grace triumph over Baroque excess. Either way, it’s a neat showdown, even when the windows in the new space are covered with view-muting, floor-to-ceiling white screens during the day.
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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/3b1bea40-4...44feabdc0.html

Darkness gives way to light
By Edwin Heathcote
Published: May 22 2009 03:26


Built on the edge of what was then the fastest growing city in the world, beside the railroad that made Chicago the hub of US trade, on a heap of dirt piled from the remains of the city after the fire of 1871, the Art Institute of Chicago embodies the city’s history.

Yet its stolid Beaux Arts facade is everything that the city’s most famous architecture is not. This is the city that invented the skyscraper, the city of industry, of the prairie, of the intricately clad, iron-framed behemoths that make its cityscape so recognisable. Now, a a light, steely, refined $294m extension has embedded the building back in its cultural context – and it has taken an Italian to do it.
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Yesterday I went to see a Chicago based movie called Riffraff which is basically about a dude who can't make up his mind between the two and off course loses both in the end, set against the background of the North Beach lifeguard scene. I can't think of a reason why it gets an 8.2 on IMDB other than cast voting for themselves. If you're looking for people in their late twenties acting as teenagers fuelled by testosterone and sex drive, then I guess this movie is for you. Sorry to say that the American way of overdoing drinking, yelling and fooling around when partying, is just not my idea of a good time. The only reason I didn't walk out was because James Belushi's son was in it and I wanted to see how he was performing, but most of all, somehow I found myself surrounded by some of the cast and crew who had bothered to show up in an otherwise quite empty cinema and I didn't want to embarrass them. Today I got a taste of the real life guards, whose idea of guarding life is to effectively send everyone out who endeavours into waters more than a foot deep.
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Matthew Harris: Beyond China

May 31 - July 26, 2009, Gallery 5


Artist’s Reception
Sunday, July 19, 3-5 pm

Artist’s Workshop
Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7, 1-5 pm
A two-day class lead by Matthew Harris exploring the creative possibilities of printing on clay. Register today!


Image: Bourgeois Tomb Guardian , 2007, stoneware and mixed media, 13 × 20 x 8 inches

Beyond China is a solo exhibition featuring work by emerging artist Matthew Harris. By applying silkscreen techniques to clay, Harris creates ceramic busts and tiles with a graphic edge. The exhibition will feature work that addresses the ongoing cultural shift between “old” and “new” China.

During nine months spent researching ancient ceramic kiln use throughout China, Harris was constantly confronted with the stark differences between ancient kiln ruins and the “futuristic skyscrapers” of China’s rapidly growing cities, such as Shanghai. Harris found himself “increasingly aware of the tensions inherent in the simultaneous pursuit of economic advancement and cultural preservation.” The exploration of these tensions informs Harris’ work in Beyond China as he attempts to address the “transformations occurring in China as the country plays an expanding role in the modern global market.”

In this series, contemporary imagery from popular culture and the global market, such as the well-known plaid of Burberry’s signature scarf, is applied to cut away sections of statuary heads so that the “new” China appears to be blooming out of “old” Chinese sculptures. By combining contemporary imagery with ancient sculptural forms, Harris comments on the growing pains of China’s rapid economic growth.

Matthew Harris received a Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where he was awarded a Hilldale Research Fellowship for study at the University of International Business and Economics in Bejing and independent field research throughout China. From 2006-2008, he was an Artist-In-Residence at Lillstreet Art Center, where he currently teaches.


Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Avenue Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773-324-5520
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Northern exposure

A new novel examines the lure of the U.S., and Yul Brynner.
By Jonathan Messinger




http://chicago.timeout.com/articles/...thern-exposure

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As both a journalist and novelist, Luis Alberto Urrea has largely concerned himself with Mexico. In the Pulitzer-finalist The Devil’s Highway, he tracked the stories of 26 men trying to cross the border into Arizona through a stretch of foreboding desert. In The Hummingbird’s Daughter, he plumbed the history of pre-Revolution Mexico to fictionalize the life of a mestiza imbued with seemingly mystical powers who was dubbed by Mexican president Porfirio Díaz “the most dangerous woman in Mexico.” In his new novel, Into the Beautiful North, Mexico gives way to…Kankakee...

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CSO All-Access Chamber Series

Skookumchuck Strings

Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 6:30 p.m.
Buntrock Hall


Cornelius Chiu, violin
Hermine Gagné, violin
Karen Dirks, viola
Gary Stucka, cello
Daniel Armstrong, bass
Jason Seed, guitar

Seed - Five Tangos in Three Movements
Seed - Quintet No. 1
Dvorák - Quintet for String Quartet and Double Bass in G Major

Connect with the world-class musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and gain new insights into our Dvořák Festival at this intimate chamber music event. Dress is casual.

This event is free and open to the public.

Reserve your FREE tickets today—
call 312-294-3000 for more information.

Buntrock Hall

Often used for rehearsals by the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Civic Orchestra of Chicago, this contemporary space is ideal for chamber performances, seated dinners, reception, lectures, trade shows, and meetings.


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Baroque Band

Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Grainger Ballroom


Garry Clarke, conductor
Jennifer Lane, mezzo soprano



Ferrandini - Il Pianto della Madonna
Purcell - Suite from Dido and Aeneas
Locke - Music to The Tempest

Baroque Band's 2008-09 season closes in the company of Mr. David Hansen, the Australian "matinee-idol countertenor" (The New Yorker). Mr. Hansen's resume includes work with Sir Simon Rattle, Rene Jacobs, and Ian Bostridge among many others and in the world's leading opera houses and festivals, including The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Aix-en-Provence, and the Santa Fe Music Festival, New Mexico. Join us for some glorious arias for countertenor sung by one of the opera world's rising international stars!

Grainger Ballroom

Perhaps one of the most elegant special event venues in Chicago, the Grainger Ballroom is the ideal location for wedding receptions, meetings, and pre- or post-concert entertaining. High ceilings embellished with Austrian crystal chandeliers and sconces, and an extraordinary view overlooking Michigan Avenue provide an atmosphere your guests will not soon forget.



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Symphony Center
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Chicago, IL 60604
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