Events in Calgary: February 24 – 26, 2017

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I. Family & Kids Activities

1. WowFest Magic

WowFest Magic Arts Festival appears in McKenzie Lake!
As part of the fifth annual magic festival, we present a day of amazing magic shows in the Calgary community of McKenzie Lake! Details

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Saturday, February 25, 2017
Family Fun Magic Show (3:30 PM)
Evening of Wonder (7 PM)

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Mckenzie Lake Community Association
16198 McKenzie Lake Way SE, Calgary

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Free

 

2. Vizard Show 2017

Vizard Show is a stunning event in the Downtown Calgary for you and your family to watch magnificent choreography of classical and modern dance schools combined with compelling storyline, various circus elements, pantomime and laser show. You will love more than 120 elaborately designed masks and costumes. Details

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 First Street SW, Calgary

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$25 – $55

 

3. RAO Open House

Theme: Naming Constellations Greco-Roman Style. In the sky – Orion continues the eternal chase of Taurus the bull while the big dog Canis Major follows creating a spectacular display in the southern sky. Each open house we welcome the knowledgeable and intrepid volunteers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Calgary Chapter. Visitors will have the opportunity to look through the RAO’s array of telescopes (weather permitting), with astronomers from the University of Calgary and members of the Royal Astronomical Society on hand to answer questions. Details

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

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Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, 200 198070 Hwy 22, Priddis

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$20 per car or $10 per person

 

4. The Star Keeper

A star falls from the sky and an adventure begins! Follow Pretzel: a funny little worm with a funny little face, as he journeys through a world inhabited by a spider who tap dances in the belly of a man, a mermaid playing hard to get, a temperamental baby and a dignified lady who is very, very old… Universal theatre without words, Théâtre de l’ Oeil returns to Calgary with a beautiful play that has toured the world over. Details

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February 23 – 26, 2017

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Playhouse, Vertigo Theatre, 115 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary

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$25

 

5. Beltline Bonspiel & Lougheed Open House

Join us for a Beltline neighbourhood celebration of our 125th anniversary, and the great Canadian sport of curling. While the rocks are being thrown outside, take a break and come inside the House (free admission all day) to warm up, see our Getting on the Map exhibit and enjoy family friendly activities & programs that celebrate the 125th anniversary of the very first open house that the Lougheeds held in February, 1892. Details

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Lougheed House
707 – 13 Avenue SW, Calgary

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Free

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II. Live Music

1. Dianne Reeves

With 30 years of music-making and five Grammy Awards under her belt, Dianne Reeves is still restless. Since her early years touring with Harry Belafonte, Reeves has soaked up influences and styles and tried them all on, with breathtaking results. With improvisational prowess, Reeves blurs the lines from old-school scat singing all the way to the contemporary pop and R&B of today. Details

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary

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$29-$79 + charges

 

2. Matthew Good

Matthew Good with guest Craig Stickland. Details

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Friday, February 24, 2017 | 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

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Grey Eagle Event Centre – Calgary

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$27.00 – $55.00

 

3. Ultimate Country Legends

A toe-tappin’ tribute to the greatest names in country music including songs by famed singers and songwriters like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton – along with newer stars Carrie Underwood and Billy Ray Cyrus. Program includes Crazy, Jolene, Ring of Fire, Achy Breaky Heart, The Devil Went Down to Georgia and more. Details

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Friday, February 24, 2017 | 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 08:00 PM

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Arts Commons’ Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary

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$25.00 – $85.00 + charges.

 

4. The Slocan Ramblers

The Slocan Ramblers Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a dynamic sound, they were 2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award recipients. On Coffee Creek they blend lightning fast and devilishly intricate instrumentals with sawdust-thick vocals. Details

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

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Crescent Heights Community Hall – 1101 – 2nd Street NW, Calgary

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$25

 

5. Music to the Ear Concert

Featuring Robert McClure Choir, Noteworthy, RunaMUC’s Band, Tuesday Afternoon Fiddler Jammers and other special guests. Enjoy an evening of music, fellowship and dessert. Details

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Robert McClure United Church, 5510 – 26 Avenue NE Calgary.

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$15.00 per person

 

6. SCPA 50th Anniversary Concert

Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” by Gustav Mahler. Plus the premiere of a new work for saxophone and orchestra by Laurie Radford. Featuring: University of Calgary Orchestra, Chorus and Chamber Choir, Mount Royal University Conservatory’s Calgary Youth Orchestra, Kantorei choir and Artio choir, Cum Vino Cantus choir, and the Festival Chorus.Details

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons, Calgary

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$22

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Details

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February 21 – 26, 2017

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Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary

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$30.5 – $106 + charges

 

2. Macbeth

Fate is telling Macbeth that he will be king but should he believe in fate? Or is it out of his hands Shakespeares vicious and magical story of ambition comes to new life in this mystical production set amongst the giant stone circles of the ancient druids. Details

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February 23 – March 4, 2017

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West Village Theatre – 2007 10 Ave SW, Calgary,

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$10 – $14

 

3. Soliciting Temptation

Erin Shields’s 2015 Soliciting Temptation gives audiences a glimpse into the hidden world of underage sexual tourism. When an unnamed, middle-aged white Man (Mattie Overall) meets a likewise unnamed young – possibly too young – eastern Girl (Patricia Cerra), we are offered a fictional slice of this dark practice. What begins as a seeming rendezvous between consenting individuals quickly takes an unexpected turn as the Girl seizes control of the situation and declares herself the swift hand of justice, threatening to reveal the Man as a pedophile and sexual tourist, destroying his credibility, career and life. Details

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February 23 – 25, February 28 – March 4, 2017

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Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW
Calgary

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Students: $20, Seniors: $20, Adults $30

 

4. The Exquisite Hour

The year is 1962, the season is summer and Mrs. Darimont has boldy penetrated the pleasant backyard of bachelor Zachary Teale late in the afternoon, to politely ask him for an hour of his time. What ensues is a heartfelt, funny and touching hour of a blossoming relationship, the pursuit of knowledge and the discovery of hope. Details

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February 13 – March 4, 2017

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Lunchbox Theatre, 160, 115 9 Ave SE
Calgary

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$25 Adult
$20 Student & Senior

 

5. Messiah on the Frigidaire

 
The small town of Elroy, South Carolina is thrust into the evangelical spotlight, when what seems to be the image of Jesus appears on a refrigerator in a trailer park. The discovery by Lou Ann Hightower, her husband Dwayne, and her best friend Betsy, sets into motion a frenzy of conflict, communion and good old fashioned commerce. When the National Investigator turns the appearance into front page headlines, their trailer park becomes a mecca for miracle seekers, soul searchers and disciples with a decidedly political agenda. At the urging of the towns business leaders, Betsy pretends to get messages from the appliance-based apparition, and the crowds multiply like loaves and fishes. Details

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February 16 – 25, 2017

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St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 903 75 Avenue Southwest
Calgary

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$20 for Adults $15 for Seniors and Students

 

6. Skylight

On a crisp London evening, two former lovers from vastly different worlds find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desire. At times deeply personal, at times shockingly confrontational, this is one of the greatest intimate plays ever written. Watch, up close, as the embers of a broken relationship spark, ignite, and illuminate exciting possibilities. Details

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February 14 – 25, 2017

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Engineered Air Theatre, Arts Commons, Calgary

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$45

 

7. Mother Courage and Her Children

Truly “Epic” in its scope, Mother Courage and Her Children combines a deeply moving examination of human frailty with a provocative call to arms for social change — one that has only intensified in relevance in the almost 80 years since it was first staged. This vivid reimagining of Brecht’s masterpiece explores the distance between those who participate in war, those who profit from it, and those who consume its drama … that is, the audience.Details

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February 17 – 25 2017

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University Theatre, 210, University Court N.W.
Calgary

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Adults: $20
Students/Seniors: $15

 

8. Transistor

Melding the artistry of acoustic music with the dance-floor sensibility of electronica, Cabaret Contemporain, signed to well known Berlin electro/experimental label, perform a beat driven improvisational work that will have you dancing in the aisles. Transistor is a work of hypnosis and power, colours and dance, and is a mix of improvised music falling between techno-minimal and contemporary music. It bears similarities to Four Tet, Voices From The Lake, Brandt Bauer Frick, James Holden and Daphni/Caribou. Cabaret Contemporain has signed on electro/experimental label M=Minimal in Berlin.. Details

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February 22 – 25, 2017

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Theatre Junction Grand Calgary

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$20 – $45

 

9. Three Seagulls: Improvised Chekov

The Kinkonauts will enter the drab and dreary world inspired by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. In a completely improvised play based on an audience suggestion, the cast will explore the themes of death, disease and the breakdown of social aristocracy in late 19th Century Russia.Details

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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The Kinkonauts Lab, 2nd Floor, 112 16th Ave NW
Calgary

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General: $10, Students: $5

IV. Sports, & Related events

1. Skate Canada Synchronized Championships

The 2017 Synchronized Skating Championships bring out approximately 40 teams and over 800 skaters from across the Country to compete for the National title. The top two senior teams will represent Canada at the 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.Details
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February 24 – 26, 2017

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WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park
88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary

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Day Pass: Child: $10.50/Adults: $23.10

 

2. Calgary Hitmen

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vs. Brandon Wheat Kings on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 07:00 PM
vs Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday, February 24, 2017 | 07:00 PM
vs. Red Deer Rebels on Sunday, February 16, 2017 | 04:00 PM

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Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary

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3. Alberta Winter Open

Alberta Body Building Association. Details
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Saturday, February 25, 2017
Morning show – 9 AM
Evening show – 4 PM

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Grey Eagle Event Centre, 3777 Grey Eagle Drive S.W., Calgary

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$59 for each show

 

4. February Classic III

The show jumping events of the Classic Series, the February Classic takes to the indoor comfort of the Spruce Meadows Equi-Plex. You and your family are welcome to join us and watch the competitions. Details
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February 25 – 26, 2017

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Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary

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Free

 

5. Coldest Night of the Year

The Coldest Night of the Year is a super-fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in 100+ communities across Canada. Walk 2, 5, or 10 km Feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness – particularly during the winter. Details
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Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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Eau Claire, 200 Barclay Parade SW
Calgary

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$25.00 registration fee for those 13 and up
Fundraise $150.00 (adults) or $75.00 (youth 13-17)

V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. O Canada, A Storycafe

TALES presents, O Canada, the stories that shaped our great nation, with Gordon Churchill, Maria Crooks, Betty Hersberger and Maria Hopkins. Details

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February 22, 2017 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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ShelfLife Books, 1302 – 4 St. SW, Calgary

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Adult suggested $10 Child suggest $5
or pay what you can

 

2. Gardening with Janet Melrose

Join us at the west hillhurst community association for “a seedy start”, the first workshop of the spring gardening season with acclaimed Calgary Gardener Janet Melrose. Topics include how Calgary’s weather affects our growing season, what makes the best seeds, how to read seed packets, indoor seeding, winter sowing techniques and benefits. There will also be a seed exchange at the event. Details

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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Westhill Community Association, 1940 6th Avenue NW, Calgary

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Free!

 

3. Winefest Calgary 2017

Winefest is a playground for the palate! Attendees have the chance to sample a delicious array of wines from all over the world! Details

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February 24 – 25, 2017

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BMO Centre Stampede Park – Calgary

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$84 – $89

 

4. Off-Beat Figure Drawing

OBFD Sessions are monthly gatherings of artists coming together in community to inspire and be inspired. We hold space for one another to drop into simply being by means of expression. This is an inclusive community, and all stages of artists are welcome from first time to professional. Draw, paint or journal as you glean from the environment.. the muses.. the music. Bring your creative tools, a pillow to sit on and an open heart. Each Session is held at a new & interesting Calgary venue, serenaded by a live musician, and captured by a guest photographer.Details

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Friday, Feb 24, 2017 | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

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C-Space – Atelier Artista Suite #410
1721 – 29 Avenue SW, Calgary

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$25

 

5. Divorced Divas

Your Post Divorce Party Starts today! For women who want to be healthy, look fabulous and feel fantastic post divorce or separation.Details

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Sunday February 26th, 2017 | 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM

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Hotel Blackfoot
5940 Blackfoot Tr. SE Calgary

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$10 – $15

 

6. Cultural & Arts Market

Join us as we celebrate Calgary Diversity and Black History Month with a unique array of Multicultural and Canadian vendors. Shop & support local as we feature an interactive Silent Arts Auction on stage with collaboration pieces from Motion Gallery and provincial Artiste. Indulge in some great cuisine from a hotchpotch of culinary enthusiast, YYC’s favourite farmer’s market vendors, live performances and more.Details

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 | Noon – 7 P.M.

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Eau Claire Market Mall – Center Court & Motion Gallery
200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary

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Free

 

7. Annual World of Wheels

 
Western Canada’s finest hot rods, custom cars, restored motorcycles and trucks at the World of Wheels car show.Details

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Friday, February 24, 2017 | 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way
Calgary

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General Admission: $18
Children 6-12: $6.00

 

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