Event Calendar

WBAI publishes this calendar of events that we think might be of interest to our listeners and members. As a community service, we also offer the on-the-air Community Bulletin Board to help not-for-profit organizations publicize their events to the community at large.

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May 29, Thursday - November 8, Saturday Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center Information Sessions (Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center)
at Various Locations
None: Free to the Public   Tickets: None

Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC) is organizing a series of five informational sessions throughout 2014 for those who are seeking innovative facts and information concerning Alzheimer’s Disease. The sessions will review vital information, such as new Alzheimer’s Disease research, musical stimulation, and brain exercises to prevent memory loss. They include:

Ask the Expert: Update on Newest Alzheimer’s Research presented by Ana C. Pereira, M.D. Session will be held 6:30-8:00 PM on May 29th at Atria Senior Living, located at 165 Beverly Road in Huntington. 

Forever Love: A Thousand Tomorrows presented by Maureen Clinton, FACCS, LMFT. Session will be held on 6:30-8:00 PM on June 4th at The Bristal, located at 129 Lakeland Avenue in Sayville.

Training the Brain: Preventing Memory Loss presented by Joan Lewis, MA. Session will be held 2:30-4:00 PM on September 10th at the Atria Senior Living, located at 112-50 72nd Avenue in Forest Hills.

A Drive Through The Ages: Safe Driving For Seniors presented by Mr. Chuck Conroy. Session will be held 6:30-8:00 PM on October 15th at the Hampton Bays Senior Center, located at 25 Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays.

Project Far From Home: Using Rescue Dogs to Address Wandering and At-Risk Behaviors for Persons with Alzheimer’s presented by Kimberly R. Kelly, Retired Law Enforcement Reserve Lieutenant. Session will be held 2:00-4:00 PM on November 8th at Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc., located at 45 Park Avenue in Bay Shore. 

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August 9, Saturday - October 1, Wednesday Persian Story Time for Children (Weltch Media)
2:30 PM at Book Culture on Broadway, 2915 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
Admission: Free To The Public

In collaboration with independent Manhattan bookstore Book Culture, the New York-based ethical toy brand, Dr. Bashi™ is branching out with a new educational venture, which aims to bring families together to share delightful Persian children's stories and learn about ancient Iranian culture.

The weekly 1-hour Persian Story Time is a partnership between Dr. Bashi™ and Book Culture, a free program for the advancement of Persian literacy, language and heritage. Dr. Bashi™ is a Professor-Mom's children's company that makes durable multilingual and artistically-exciting educational toys based on eco-friendly, gender/race conscious and socially-responsible principles. Company founder and owner Dr. Golbarg Bashi: "Book Culture is a New York institution, one of the city’s top ten independent bookstores which has for years hosted free story-times in the world’s major languages. Our children’s story time in Persian will be the first of its kind in New York, and possibly the US..." Bringing Persian tales to the heart of New York, Dr. Golbarg Bashi explains:  "What parents can expect for their children from Persian story time is engaged and playful readings from a carefully selected list of beloved Persian children’s stories, both modern and medieval. It will also be a time for families and our children to come to Columbia University campus where Book Culture is located, and get to know each other, and have fun."

Persian Story Time at Book Culture will be held on Saturdays at 2.30pm, starting August 9th, 2014. The stories will appeal to children of all ages and are completely free of charge, so no need to sign up. Find them on 114th Street and Broadway, New York. For more information visit: http://www.drbashi.com

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September 9, Tuesday - September 30, Tuesday CBJC Evening Jazz Schedule (Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium)
6:00PM at 1368 Fulton Street , Brooklyn NY
Admission: Free

As part of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Summer/Fall Events Series 2014, “Evening Jazz”, produced by Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, returns for a second year to Restoration’s newly renovated West Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street near Applebees.  Every Tuesday in September, beginning 9/2,  five free outdoor 90 minute concerts starting at 6:00 PM.  Bring your seats, food and beverage available.  For performance schedule go to www.restorationplaza.org or call 718.773.2252.  

 "Evening Jazz" schedule:

 9/09/2014 Napoleon Revels-Bey’s “Nu Mo Swing Ensemble: Versatile percussionist Napoleon Revels-Bey performs music from the Caribbean side of Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Monk.  Napoleon’s trio features highly sought after musicians Marcus Persiani on organ and Byran Carrott on vibraphone.

 9/16/2014 Steve Cromity & The Trio: Steve have been singing professionally since 2004.  Influenced by Eddie Jefferson, the godfather of vocalese and Johnny Hartman.  He performs regularly at Brooklyn venues: Jazz966, BrownstoneJAZZ, and Two Steps Down, where he performs every 2nd Sunday monthly. 

 9/23/2014 Jeff King Band-Tribute to Trane: Tenor saxophonist Jeff King is a Brooklyn native whose jazz band is in demand throughout the metropolitan area and beyond.  Jeff continues to spearhead “Jazz” in its purest form.  His band performs The New Jazz Standard!  This tribute performance to John Coltrane takes place on what would be the music icon’s 88th birthday.

 9/30/2014 Mozayik (Afro-Haitian Jazz): Guitarist, band leader, Eddy Bourjolly group blends jazz with Afro-Haitian rhythms.  Eddy’s music is widely respected in Brooklyn’s jazz circles and NYC’s Haitian community. They recently shared the stage with music legend Chick Corea’s standing room only performance.

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September 29, Monday - October 1, Wednesday Impugning Impunity: ALBA's Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives)
4:00 PM at Instituto Cervantes NY, 211 E. 49th Street, New York, NY 100
Admission: $5   Tickets: At The Door

Over the course of three days, a selection of cutting-edge human rights documentaries will challenge, educate, and inspire audiences at IMPUGNING IMPUNITY: ALBA's Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.  Now in its fourth year, and featuring films produced since 2013, this annual film festival brings human rights struggles to life through storytelling. The festival will run from September 29 to October 1, 2014 at the Instituto Cervantes NY.  

With almost 100 films in competition, the Official Selection features thirteen independent documentaries from nine different countries, including seven New York premieres and five world premieres. This year’s program focuses on consumption and capitalism, in addition to historical memory and governmental abuse of power.  

 In an effort to support the promotion of independent human rights documentary filmmaking, ALBA has established the Harry Randall Award to recognize the best film from the Official Selection. The award is named in memory of Harry W. Randall, Jr. (1915-2012) who served in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade during the Spanish Civil War as Chief Photographer of the Photographic Unit. The 2014 jury is composed of accomplished actor and Emmy-Award winner Peter Coyote, human rights advocate Bryan Stevenson, and filmmaker and activist Pamela Yates.  

Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for students. Festival passes with access to all the screenings, Q&As and closing reception, are available for $20.   ALBA is an educational non-profit dedicated to promoting social activism and the defense of human rights through educational programs. 

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September 30, Tuesday Red Father Screening (Impugning Impunity)
4PM at 211 East 49th St. (between 2nd & 3rd aves) NYC
Admission: Free or $5

Red Father is Screening at the Impgning Impunity: ALBA's Human Rights Documnetary Film Festival. The screening will held on Tuesday September 30th at 4PM at the Instituto Cervantes. Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for students. 

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October 2, Thursday - October 7, Tuesday Evening Lectures and Book Signings with Sonia Choquette, PhD and Dr. Eben Alexander (NY Open Center)
7:00 PM at NY Open Center

October 2, Sonia Choquette, PhD - Walking Home: A Pilgrimage From Humbled to Healed. This weekend the NY Open Center brings to you a world-renowned intuitive and spiritual teacher Sonia Choquette who will draw from her newest book, Walking Home: A Pilgrimage From Humbled to Healed, to describe three terrible years that saw the unexpected death of two close family members, her marriage implode, and betrayal by close colleagues. Having intuitive abilities didn't exempt her from the pain of loss and all-too-human emotions - anger, resentment, pride. Evening lecture & book signing, 7pm at the Subud, of New York, 230 W. 29 St (btwn 7th & 8th Avenues). Regular: $48. For additional information & to register click HERE

October 7, Map of Heaven with Dr. Eben Alexander. This evening, drawing from his new book, The Map of Heaven, Eben Alexander, MD will share some of the stories people have told him and discuss what the world's spiritual traditions have to say about the journey of the soul and how he has become certain that there is far more to life, and to the universe, than this single earthly life. Evening lecture & book signing, 7pm at the Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street (Between Madison & Park Avenues). Regular: $49. For additional information & to register click HERE.

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October 3, Friday Musical Performance: Anna and Anais (Alwan for the Arts)
08:00 PM at Alwan for the Arts
Admission: Tickets: $20 General   Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/873225

ANNA AND ANAIS Anna Garano, classical and Flamenco guitarist from Trieste, Italy, has arranged a repertoire of Armenian songs for voice and guitar. Here in New York at Alwan she is joined by Anaïs Alexandra Tekerian, one third of the acclaimed Armenian a cappella trio Zulal, in this lyrical, poignant fusion of Flamenco and vocals of the Old World.

In light of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Anna and Anaïs will present a selection of Armenian songs of love and idealization, of loss and despair, of questioning and hope.

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October 4, Saturday - October 25, Saturday Laudes Creaturarum: Nature and Spirituality Art Show (Parables)
7pm at 334 S. 5th St., Brooklyn, 11211
None: FREE   Tickets: None

Celebrate the intersection of art, nature, and spirituality as over a dozen artists present original paintings, poetry, music, and film that find the divine in the natural world. Exhibition Opening: Oct 4th, The Festival of St. Francis, 7pm-10pm. 334 S. 5th St., (Williamsburg) Brooklyn, NY, 11211 Free. Light refreshments provided. Exhibition Hours: Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays, 1pm-6pm Oct 6th-25th For more information visit:  www.ParablesNYC.org/laudes Featuring the artwork of: Ellen Alt Audrey Anastasi Chantal Bruchez-Hall Francis Colahan Alison Jacobs Angela Manno Arie Marie Mikael Nancy Purnell Marie Stile Shyun Song Caroline M. Sun Featuring the short films: Lost 2014 We Prayed in the Water Musical performance by: Gavin and Clark Colahan Laudes Creatuaraum is a Latin phrase meaning “praise of the creatures” and comes from the hymn of St. Francis with the same title. Laudes Creaturarum Art Show is a collaboration of Parables, an ongoing ministry of sharing stories and making art at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, with The Human Impacts Institute’s Fourth Annual Creative Climate Awards, in partnership with Climate Week NYC, Positive Feedback and Artbridge.

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October 5, Sunday Awaken Wellness Fair - Fort Lee NJ (PPC Group LLC / Awaken Wellness Fairs)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM at DoubleTree Hotel Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Admission: $10 online by 10/1/1

The Awaken Wellness Fair is the best-loved body, mind, spirit expo in the tri-state area. It is in its second decade of educating people about the many varied wellness techniques that are available, including both ancient practices and cutting edge technology. With 100+ exhibitors including compelling speakers, gifted healers, amazing vendors and inspired readers, the Awaken Fair continues its New Jersey presence on Sunday October 5, 2014 from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Doubletree Hotel in Fort Lee NJ.  For all the info about the Awaken Fair, go to www.AwakenFair.com and click on “Fort Lee.”

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October 5, Sunday Bike MS: New York City Ride to Support MS Research (October 5, 2014) (National MS Society, New York City - Southern New York Chapt)
7:00 AM at Pier 86, 12th Avenue (West Side Highway) and West 46th Stree
Donation: $75

On October 5, 2014 thousands of people will be cycling and cheering to show their support and raise money for MS research during Bike MS: New York City. Through a special program called “I Ride with MS”, sponsored by Genzyme and MS One to One, those cyclists who are living with MS will be provided with special recognition during the ride.

This event kicks off at 12th Avenue (West Side Highway) and West 46th Street and finishes at Pier 92/94. The ride offers a 30 mile route circling Manhattan, or a traffic-free ride through the Holland Tunnel, to experience the 55 to 100 mile routes that wind through New Jersey and Rockland County. Registration fee is $75. Visit www.bikemsnyc.org to learn more.  

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October 10, Friday - October 18, Saturday In the Heights The Musical (Chappell Players Theatre Group)
8:00 PM at St. John's University - Little Theatre
Admission: $14.00   Tickets: At The Door

IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda Directed & Choreographed by Courtney Laine-Self Musical Direction by Daniel Ezell

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October 11, Saturday Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra – Music from 5,000 Years of Civilization (Shen Yun Promotions International)
1:00PM at Carnegie Hall – Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Admission: $38 - $118   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

Be a part of a grand musical experience! Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra delivers a breakthrough in classical music with the perfect harmony of East and West. Ancient Chinese instruments like the two-stringed erhu and plucked pipa lead the melody on top of a full Western orchestra, creating a refreshing new sound.

The program includes Shen Yun’s all-original compositions inspired by 5,000 years of China’s rich cultural heritage, celebrated classics from Berlioz and Dvořák, the world’s top Chinese tenors and sopranos, and more. Carnegie Hall: October 11, 1 & 7 p.m. “Beautiful sound… strikingly intricate melodies.” -NYTheatre.com  “A pleasure to the ear” -Opera Online

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October 12, Sunday Apollo Theater Presents the Harlem/South Africa Connection (The Apollo Theater)
3pm at 253 West 125th Street, Harlem, USA
Donation: Free   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

The Apollo Uptown Hall series addresses - through dialogue and debate - a diverse range of cultural, social, and political issues important to the Harlem community. In honor of the 20th anniversary of President Mandela's inauguration, this Africa Now! South Africa edition of Apollo Uptown Hall focuses on Harlem's enduring relationship with South Africa, from the Harlem Renaissance to Nelson Mandela's historic visit in the 1990s, to the opportunities and challenges both face today. 

Hosted by Dr. Felicia Mabuza-Suttle of The Africa Channel and Michael J. Feeney, President of the New York Association of Black Journalists. 

Music from WBAI-FM's "No Questions Asked," a video presentation from New Heritage Theater, and a performance from the South African Harlem Voices (SAHAVO) Choir.

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October 16, Thursday - October 19, Sunday Natural Living Film Festival & Community Forum (Natural Living Institute)
7:00 pm at Maysles Cinema 343 Malcolm X Blvd. @ 127th St.
None: Free to the Public

THURSDAY Oct. 16 at 7 PM - Hip-Hop Beyond Beats and Rhymes - Byron Hurt Director FRIDAY Oct. 17 at 7 pm People vs State of Illusion SATURDAY Oct. 18 2:30 pm Soul Food Junkies SATURDAY Oct. 18 7:00 pm The Happy Movie SUNDAY Oct. 19, 2:15 pm Escape Fire The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare.

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October 18, Saturday Be Joint Smart: Manage your psoriatic arthritis pain and get moving (National Psoriasis Foundation)
10:30 AM at Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
None: 0   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

Get the tools to take control of your psoriatic arthritis. Learn from dermatologist Dr. Andrea Neimann and rheumatologist Dr. Percio Gulko how you can manage symptoms, minimize joint damage and identify the best treatment options for you. Physical Therapist, Dr. Lauren Piljic, will also lead you through low-impact exercises that help ease joint pain. 

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October 20, Monday - October 24, Friday Grantsmanship Training Program, New York, NY, Oct. 20-24 (The Grantsmanship Center)
8:30 am at 254 West 29th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001
Admission: $895   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

The Grantsmanship Training Program is a comprehensive, hands-on workshop that covers the complete grant development proc ess, from researching funding sources to writing and reviewing grant proposals.

During the course of the workshop, participants will be involved in a proposal writing exercise. To register for this training call 800-421-9512, or visit http://www.tgci.com/event_details/48522/29365

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October 26, Sunday First Annual Brooklyn Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk (Free to Breathe)
7:30 AM at Cadman Plaza West, Cadman Plaza East bet. BQE and Tillary St
None: $30   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

Register, raise funds, and run or walk – that’s all it takes to be a hero in the eyes of a person facing lung cancer. Join hundreds of community members as they gather for a day of impact at the Brooklyn Free to Breathe Run/Walk October 26 at Cadman Plaza Park. The inspirational event will take you over the Brooklyn bridge feature a 5k run/walk and ½-mile walk for all fitness levels. All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a nonprofit lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring surviving lung cancer is the expectation, not the exception. Help us double lung cancer survival by 2022! To register and begin fundraising, visit www.freetobreathe.org.  WHEN:             October 26, 2014 7:30 a.m. – Pre-registered check-in 8:30 a.m. – Welcome, rally and warm-up 9:00 a.m. – 5k run 9:05 a.m. – 5k walk followed by ½-mile walk 10:15 a.m. – Closing rally   WHERE:           Cadman Plaza Park North Lawn at the William Jay Gaynor Memorial Cadman Plaza West, Cadman Plaza East bet. BQE and Tillary St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 REGISTER:      Online (closes Oct. 22): $30                         Mail-In (must be received by Oct. 20): $33                         *Due to park restrictions, there will be no onsite registration available on event day. Please be sure to register online prior to the registration deadline.

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November 13, Thursday - November 14, Friday RESTORATIVE RESPONSES TO GRIEF, TRAUMA, AND ADVERSITY (International Institue for Restorative Practices)
9:30 am at Stepping Out Studios, 37 West 26th Street, New York, New Yor
Admission: $300

The International Institute for Restorative Practices Graduate School is helping individuals explore the techniques and employ restorative practices. The objective is to gain the ability of responding effectively to serious incidents and address trauma and grief.

These new techniques work with traumatized people or those who have experienced significant emotional distress. These practices will view and discuss videos of powerful true stories that illustrate the emotional dynamics and healing potential of restorative practices.

Another goal for the IIRP is to address the essential issue of self-care when working with traumatized clients in high stress environments. This event may be used for optional IIRP Graduate School credit by adding online coursework. 

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December 3, Wednesday Hidden In Plain Sight: The Engines That Drive Human Trafficking (L.O.V.E. Task Force on Non-Violent Living)
7:00 PM at 316 East 88th Street, New York, NY 10128
None: Free To The Public   Tickets: None necessary

The L.O.V.E. [1]  Task Force on Non-Violent Living will present a panel discussion on human trafficking, “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Engines That Drive Human Trafficking,” during the 58th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58). The discussion will be preceded by a drama, dance and song performance by Girl Be Heard.

Panelists participating in “Hidden in Plain Sight” will include: The Hon. Nana Oye Lithur, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection of the Republic of Ghana; Ms. Linda Oalican, Co-founder, Damayan Migrant Workers Association; Dr. Pam Rajput, Chairperson of the Government of India’s High Level Committee on the Status of Women; Ms. Deborah S. Sigmund, Founder/Director, Innocents at Risk; Ms. Jessica Greer Morris, Executive Director of Girl Be Heard, a non-profit theatre company that brings stories of trafficking to light through performance; and Ms. Melanie Thompson, Performer/Writer, Girl Be Heard. Academy Award-winning actress Ms. Mira Sorvino, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking, has been invited to participate on the panel. The panel’s moderator will be Janelle T. Marshall, Esq.

The organizers of “Hidden in Plain Sight” believe that the theme of the upcoming CSW session – “The challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls” – as well as the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) themselves must directly address the human rights of victims of human trafficking. "There is no better voice to activate MDG promises than that of a girl,” says Jessica Greer Morris, executive director of Girl Be Heard. “Giving a girl a stage to speak out for change is the first step in stopping the cycle of gender-based silence and violence for future generations."  

[1] Liberate Ourselves, Value Everyone

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December 12, Friday - December 14, Sunday Holiday CraftMorristown (Artrider Productions Inc.)
at The Morristown Armory
Admission: $9   Tickets: At The Door

Holiday CraftMorristown returns December 12, 13, 14 to the Armory on Western Avenue for its 24th year, displaying contemporary work by 165 artists and crafts people from across the country.  These exceptional, jury-selected artists infuse each piece with their distinctive creative vision. Their outstanding craftsmanship of handmade masterpieces make extraordinary gifts loved ones will never forget. Collectors, art enthusiasts and discerning shoppers will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet these visionary artists and purchase their latest work at New Jersey’s most unique shopping event of the holiday season. 

The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, fashion and accessories, furniture, and home décor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media. Visitors should be sure to plan on visiting the gourmet specialty food section to fully experience hand-crafted delights.

The show hours for Holiday CraftMorristown are Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $9 (includes unlimited re-entry); seniors are $8; children under 6 are free. The Morristown Armory is located on Western Ave. in Morristown, NJ and is most accessible from Route 287. Visit www.artrider.com or call 845-331-7900 for more information.

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