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Ribs And R&B Music Festival Weekend Kicks Off Friday

Howie Bell, CoCo, Mike Bonner and PIERRE to perform Live Comedy @ Hart Plaza during Ribs R&B Music Festival.

Get your grub on and dance (and laugh) on this weekend starting Friday, August 12 at the Ribs R&B Musical Festival Weekend at Hart Plaza in Detroit.

At the Ribs and R&B Music Festival, attendees are not only treated to great summertime celebrations of barbecue and smooth music, but festival goers can enjoy entertainment including comedians, camaraderie and more over a plate of grilled meat treats.

In past years, the festival has received such artists as Sheila E., Dru Hill ft. Sisquo, Chanté Moore, Loose Ends, CeCe Peniston, Chrisette Michele, Keith Washington, Al B. Sure!, Steven Russell Harts, The Mary Jane Girls, Dion Price, The Enchantments and many others.

 

This year, attendees can hear the likes of Jon B, Melvin Riley, Bernadette Cooper and other artists.

 

 

Festival hours for August 12-14 are 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

The festival is free on Friday until 5:00pm (and $10 after); free Saturday until 2:00 p.m. (and $10 after); and free Sunday until 2:00pm (and $10 after). The cost increases slightly after 8pm.

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Grand Teton Music to Livestream ‘La bohème’ with Jonathan Tetelman & Nicole Cabell

The Grand Teton Music Festival is set to livestream its semi-staged production of “La bohème.”

The production will be streamed on August 27 and features an all-star cast led by Nicole Cabell as Mimì, Jonathan Tetelman as Rodolfo, Meechot Marrero as Musetta, Ryan Speedo Green as Colline, Thomas Lehman as Marcello, and Carlton Ford as Schaunard.

Sir Donald Runnicles conducts the Festival Orchestra in the concert version directed by David Lefkowich.

The livestream is one of the two that the festival is set to present this season. The company will also present the August 20 concert on its digital program. That concert features the U.S. Premiere of living composer Detlev Glanert’s homage to Brahms, Idyllium, and Ingrid Fliter performs Robert Schumann’s popular Piano Concerto. Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 closes the program.

 


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Amazing lesson in music | The Daily Record

By RUDY COGGINS

I always loved Vacation Bible School.

Each summer our preacher, Mr. Billy Webb, would paint the church bus white.

On the first night, Mr. Billy poured paints of all colors into 5-gallon buckets. He told us to choose a color, drip our hands deep into the bucket and then put a hand print on the bus.

I dipped my left hand in one bucket and right hand in another.

Soon, our hand prints were all over the bus — the side, back door and Mr. Billy helped some of us climb onto the hood.

After we finished, our teachers helped us clean our hands while Mr. Billy sang his favorite hymn “Amazing Grace.” His silky, smooth baritone voice filled the air while we tried to join him unison.

That’s not easy when you’re a kid with a squeaky voice.

My mom had an angelic voice and loved to sing gospel music.

A majority of her vinyl albums fell into that genre and she always watched the TV show “Gospel Jubilee” before she and I went to church each Sunday. Most of the time she hummed what she heard that morning during our short drive to Pinetops Baptist Church.

Like Mr. Billy, “Amazing Grace” was her favorite song.

There’s an interesting story behind the hymn, which musicologists consider as the most famous white spiritual ever written.

True, it was penned by a white person — John Newsome.

After leaving the Royal Navy, he got involved in the Atlantic slave trade and served as captain of a slave ship. A dangerous storm off the coast of Ireland battered the vessel and he called out to God for mercy.

Newton studied Christian theology, became an abolitionist and was later ordained in the Church of England. He wrote the multi-verse spiritual that lets us know forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of the sin we committed.

There’s more to this story.

If you look up “Amazing Grace” in the Library of Congress, Newton is given credit for writing the hymn. However, the melody is described as “unknown.”

That’s because one of the South’s most-popular spirituals is played on the pentatonic scale — the five black keys on the piano that repeat themselves. It’s also known as the “slave scale.”

A majority of Negro spirituals originated from that scale.

Listen to “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and Nat King Cole’s creation of “Every Time I Feel The Spirit.” No matter which set of five black keys you play, each note is on point with the sheet music.

I was a music major during my freshman year at East Carolina.

The summer before my sophomore year, I discovered that journalism was my calling. I’ve been involved in the profession for nearly four decades.

However, music remains an integral part of my life because of Mr. Billy and my mom. If you ever listen to my iPhone, you’ll discover I have an eclectic taste that covers every decade of my life.

America is currently divisive and filled with rage and violence.

However, regardless of our skin color, we should remember we are all connected by God’s amazing grace.

Newton proves that theory.

Rudy Coggins can be reached at rcoggins@mydailyrecord.com.




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Lost in Music – One Night at the Disco rewinds the 70s in Derbyshire

Lost in Music – One Night at the Disco recreates the flamboyant 70s, taking you on a magical, musical tour straight to the heart of disco.

Dress to impress (flared trousers and platform shoes optional) when the show rolls into Derby Arena on September 24, 2022.

Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

Boogie in the aisles as singers and a live band perform classic hits such as Never Can Say Goodbye, On The Radio, Hot Stuff, Car Wash, Boogie Wonderland and many, many more!


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Moscow Mountain Music Fest debuts this Saturday – Pullman Radio

The first-ever Moscow Mountain Music Fest launches August 13th starting at 12 pm at the Latah County Fairgrounds.

Attendees can expect a full day of live music, food, beer, lawn games and more.

The musical lineup includes Fox & Bones, City of Pines, Desolation Horse, monopines, and headliner The Brevet.

Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted upon entry. Some shaded seating will be provided.

Tickets are $25 for those 13 and older. Admission is free for youth 12 and younger. Attendees are asked to leave pets at home, and no outside food or drink.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit link.


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Why this San Francisco music fest is better than Coachella

I exited the Lyft-designated festival drop-off and started walking among a sea of strangers. Everyone was drunk, and folks were also passing bags of illegal goodies back and forth, hoping to sneak them in.

We trudged through a seemingly endless dirt path as dust kicked up into the air and our lungs. I could hear the faint sounds of music and I thought the general admission entrance was close, but instead it was the VIP. I saw Gigi Hadid walk in, as if to remind me that I wasn’t special enough to follow. 

Once I finally crossed the security checkpoint (and watched many people get their weed taken), there were bicycle taxis waiting. I declined the $70, quarter-mile ride and kept walking. Eventually I got into the festival, ready for Coachella. It only took 20 minutes by foot, dust in my eyes and nose, embarrassment and half my available energy. 

That was in April. This past weekend at Outside Lands in San Francisco, I was dropped off right on Fulton and walked into the festival in all of four total minutes. This was when I realized the things I’ve come to expect from Coachella were not the things I’d be getting from Outside Lands. 

Attendees make their way into Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

Attendees make their way into Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

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After taking 11 years between Outside Lands festivals, only doing Coachella in between and coming back in 2022, I’ve decided that OSL is the true VIP experience and a better way to do a festival. Allow me to count the ways.

The walks through Golden Gate Park

The sun begins to set on the final day of Outside Lands, on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. 

The sun begins to set on the final day of Outside Lands, on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. 

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What a relief it was to attend a music festival with short walks between stages. I can’t count how many times I’ve been watching something at one Coachella stage and got a text that asked me to go to a stage on the other side of the festival. When this happens in Indio, I say my goodbyes, I curse my choice to wear Vans, then I cry just a little as I march through the triple-digit heat.

At Outside Lands, the furthest walk was from Twin Peaks to the Lands End stage, which was less than 10 minutes for someone with my stride. The other most common walk was from Sutro to Lands End, and that walk was even shorter. No stage ever felt tedious to reach and these paths were lined with food, other attractions and bathrooms the entire way. 

Attendees make they way from stage to stage at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

Attendees make they way from stage to stage at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.


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A woman walks with a large crowd surfing balloon on her way to the Twin Peaks stage at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.

A woman walks with a large crowd surfing balloon on her way to the Twin Peaks stage at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.


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Concert goers pass by one of the many murals along the festival grounds at Outside Lands, on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.

Concert goers pass by one of the many murals along the festival grounds at Outside Lands, on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.


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The new windmill at Outside Lands in the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Aug. 5, 2022.
The new windmill at Outside Lands in the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Aug. 5, 2022.
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As someone who’s big on maximizing trip efficiency, OSL made a lot of sense. I could be at Twin Peaks, grab food and use the bathroom on the way to Lands End without deviating from my line. What an OCD joy. There is no direct walk between stages at Coachella that gets you to bathrooms or food quickly, or without going out of the way. And trust, the way is long. 

The San Francisco weather

The weather can be looked at as a plus or minus. Some people enjoy hotter weather, others prefer wearing hoodies 365 days a year. That said, Coachella is not just hot, it’s hot-hot. If you’re at one of the many parties, the heat is a plus, because there’s almost always a pool. If you’re trying to see one of the daytime shows, however, prepare to sweat right through your culturally inappropriate headdress because it’s triple digits. To be fair to Coachella, though, the night shows are amazing. Once the sun goes down, the weather becomes the best part. And it’s consistent. Every year it’s hot and clear. 

OSL is all about the actual festival and, as a result, has more daytime shows than Coachella. This means the last show ends before 10 p.m. So if you’re gonna sit through The Linda Lindas at noon, you’ll be thankful that it’s a nice 71 degrees out. In fact, most of the shows at Outside Lands are daytime shows, so a culturally appropriate T-shirt does just fine.

Festivalgoers wait for an act at the Twin Peaks stage at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Aug. 6, 2022.

Festivalgoers wait for an act at the Twin Peaks stage at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Aug. 6, 2022.

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Now if you forget your hoodie, you might skip SZA because you’ll be shivering. But after I saw her performance, I sat on a curb drinking beers with strangers at midnight. Everyone had tees on and no one was complaining. So when it’s a clear weekend like it was this year, advantage OSL.

The music hits different

This is tough because the ‘Chella has more acts than OSL by far. Some of the main headliners at OSL have never had a font size above 14 on the Coachella flier. The stages are bigger. The production is bigger. I’ve watched The Weeknd mid-day play to a relatively empty crowd and still expected him to bring out a famous guest.

The music at Coachella is so good that some performances (Tupac hologram) have become legendary, while others have been so bad that they become memes (OutKast). The shows have higher production value and beautiful people flock to them, but they have a cold, LA feel. The people aren’t always enjoying the show together, it’s more like they’re enjoying the show individually, but at the same time. 

Larry June performs at the Twin Peaks stage at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

Larry June performs at the Twin Peaks stage at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

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That’s just not how I felt about Outside Lands. Most of the shows felt like we were all partying together. For example, the Larry June show. June came out to “Private Valet” while wearing a bright orange jacket and holding a bottle of orange juice, to a stage filled with orange trees. Talk about a responsive crowd, everyone was immediately lit. 

This woman behind me held up her phone with a message that said “F—K ME LARRY.” Then the dude next to me starts freestyling. What he didn’t know is that I got bars for days, so we started trading verses over Larry’s next two songs. It felt like the bay shows I remember from back in the day, where everyone was smoking weed, thizzing, bouncing, freestyling, etc.

Boom. My new freestyling friend starts making out with the “F—K ME LARRY” woman. Hard. Like, crazy hard. Like, everyone around them made a face like they were watching the Discovery Channel. I’ve never seen something go from zero to 100 that quickly, but then again, I’ve never been to a Larry June show.

Festivalgoers listen to Robert Glasper perform at the Sutro Stage at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Aug. 6, 2022.

Festivalgoers listen to Robert Glasper perform at the Sutro Stage at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Aug. 6, 2022.

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It was the greatest crowd response I’ve seen in a while. So why isn’t this a Coachella thing? Well, it is a Coachella thing, but not at the actual festival. The beauty of Coachella is the parties around town. Those parties are amazing. I once made out with my then-girlfriend in Palm Springs on top of a giant McDonalds cup while eating free McNuggets to the sounds of a G-Eazy show that we paid nothing to attend. 

That’s the real Coachella. The real Outside Lands happens at the festival grounds and still channels that energy. People let go. They turn up. Which leads me to …

The kids are all right 

On Day One of OSL, I overheard someone saying they could spend the rest of their lives inside the festival grounds. Next day, I heard someone talking about needing shrooms. I heard tons of people lament that they were not drunk enough. 

You know what I never saw? People acting like drunken assholes, fighting or needing to be carried out. This is not to say that it didn’t happen, but the fact that I didn’t see it means it couldn’t have been as frequent as at Coachella. 

Festivalgoers dance in the Sierra Nevada tent at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Aug. 6, 2022.

Festivalgoers dance in the Sierra Nevada tent at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Aug. 6, 2022.

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This is despite the fact that Outside Lands is by far the youngest median age music festival I’ve ever attended. And trust me, I felt every bit of the age gap. One stranger kept spotting me and just saying, “Dude, dope.” Other sets of bros were moshing and looking at me like, “Get in here,” and I was like, “Obviously not.” None of these kids were assholes. They were young, but they were dope, and made me happy for the future. 

The kids at Coachella just be like, “Are you in the NBA?” or, “I’m definitely about to puke on this tall guy in front of me,” or, “You don’t know Oliver Tree? How old are you?” You might even hear, “My friend hooked up with Mike Posner in a limo.” 

The only time I felt like the OSL kids were disingenuous was during Pusha T’s set. Pusha T is not a spring chicken, mind you. My man is 45 years old and has been making hits for decades. The show was packed (especially for a 3:45 p.m. start), but not many were singing along. It was clear to me that the youth there didn’t really know his music.

Pusha T performs at the Lands End stage at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.

Pusha T performs at the Lands End stage at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.

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It then hit me that Pusha T is more famous than his music these days. His Kanye connection has helped him remain socially relevant in ways that other rappers of his style and age aren’t. The kids flocked to his show because it was cool, and not necessarily because they understood his catalog. 

To be fair, at the end of his set, he did all his big guest features and more of the crowd knew those tracks. But for the most part, his set was the concert equivalent of shoes that resell for five times retail and when someone asks why, you realize you don’t really know. 

Where there’s smoke

To date, OSL is the only festival I’ve ever attended that sells marijuana. To my friends who haven’t been, it’s amazing. What a novel idea! OSL’s got its own whole section dedicated to weed. At Coachella, people hide weed in all sorts of crevices of their bodies because it’s not allowed in. Both festivals take place in a state that has fully legalized weed, so why does only Outside Lands get it? They might cut your band off at Coachella for weed, but in the bay they don’t even care if you walk in with it. 

Mary Jane statue inside Grasslands at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Aug. 5, 2022.
Mary Jane statue inside Grasslands at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Aug. 5, 2022.
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Festivalgoers enter Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Aug. 5, 2022.
Festivalgoers enter Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Aug. 5, 2022.
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The entrance of GrassLands at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Aug. 5, 2022.
The entrance of GrassLands at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Aug. 5, 2022.
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Kevin Alphonso take a hit from a joint at GrassLands at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Aug. 5, 2022.
Kevin Alphonso take a hit from a joint at GrassLands at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Aug. 5, 2022.
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And at GrassLands (where the weed is sold at OSL), they don’t overcharge like everything else at the festival. Many of the shops sold 10 pre-rolls for $20, a reminder that weed is cheaper and better than alcohol. I said what I said. 

But what my hottest take may be is that all this weed being allowed in the festival is part of what makes everyone much more chill. If Coachella is all molly and coke, OSL is weed and wine, and it shows. For example, I snapped up a couple pre-rolls and made my way over to Wet Leg. I took this opportunity to light up, but I was having trouble with the breeze, so a random woman helped me light it. I took a video of the moment and sent it to my group chat and they all replied, “this dude Rod is LIVING.” I certainly was. 

The final Outside Lands vs. Coachella verdict

When it’s all said and done, OSL isn’t like other festivals. It’s one that feels lighter, tighter, and more communal. If Coachella is more about the scene and the parties, OSL is all about the music festival. Even the parts of music festivals that I hate are better there. 

Attendees walk past the Outside Lands sign on their way to the Twin Peaks stage at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

Attendees walk past the Outside Lands sign on their way to the Twin Peaks stage at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

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Usually leaving a festival is much worse than the walk in. I’m always tired. It’s late. I’m over it. But as the OSL closed, and I was walking up the hill toward the Lyft pickup area, I could hear Post Malone echoing throughout the park and into the hills. It was pretty dope. The music was faint enough that it felt like Post Malone was singing bedtime stories. 

“Now they only say congratulations …”

Congratulations were in order, I suppose. For Outside Lands. 

The music hit different, everything was convenient, the people were both high and cool AF, and it was set in Golden Gate Park, one of the most beautiful music settings there is. I can’t say I won’t do Coachella again, but I can say that I’ll always want to do Outside Lands again, no matter how old I get.


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Throwback: SEVENTEEN speaks about the message of their music to Carats

SEVENTEEN is a group of 13 members who have come together to build one of the strongest teams in K-pop. They have 3 units-vocal, performance, and hip-hop who have become their pillars for growth. Debuting in 2015, they have not only scaled their presence in the world of music, but have also cemented an infallible standing in the form of their fan- Carats, who have supported the boy group through and through.

In a conversation with Pinkvilla, the members of the group were asked about their genre-spanning and expansive discography that they have built over the last seven years. Speaking about the message behind their music and their then-latest releases ‘Face the Sun’, the members of SEVENTEEN said the following.

JOSHUA: ‘Authenticity’ has always been at the core of our work. Each piece of music might take on a different shape, but they will always be an expression of what we think and feel. This year especially, with this particular album, our aim is to more straightforwardly address our own stories we want to tell as SEVENTEEN.

VERNON: I think the new album adds a layer of depth to how we connect with our listeners through music. Many of our past releases have been about bringing comfort, but with this one, we directly speak of our inner shadows and ambitions. By doing so, we aim to encourage our listeners to continue walking forward together with SEVENTEEN. We also put in a lot of work for a performance that is as powerful as the message, so we hope you’re looking forward to it.

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ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: SEVENTEEN on being K-pop’s dreamers turned achievers, celebrating 7 years of belief




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Instagram ‘Influencer’ Bobby Kataria Blocks Dehradun Road to Pour Himself a Drink, Faces the Music

In a bizarre incident, an investigation has been launched by Uttarakhand’s director general of police Ashok Kumar after a video of Instagram influencer Bobby Kataria consuming alcohol on a busy Dehradun road went viral. It all started on July 28 when Haryana resident Kataria uploaded the video to his verified account. The short clip has now triggered widespread anger. The influencer has around 6.3 lakh followers on the photo and video-sharing platform.

In the video, Kataria can be seen sitting on a chair in the middle of a road and consuming alcohol. Shot by one of his aides, the video has background music playing which says, “Roads apne baap ki.”

An inquiry has been launched into the matter. DGP Kumar, in a report by The Times of India said, “The man seen in the video is blocking the road and consuming liquor in public.” He further added that this is totally unacceptable and strict action will be taken.

Meanwhile, earlier, a video of students consuming alcohol in a bus at Chengalpattu in Tamil Nadu went viral. The clip showed a group drinking beer. A report in India Today said that the video was thought to be an old one initially, but later it was confirmed that it’s recent. The students were from a government school in Chengalpattu. They were travelling from Thirukazhukundram to Thachur. The district education official said that their department has taken note of the incident and police are conducting an investigation, said the India Today report.

In another incident, diving under the influence of alcohol, a 29-year-old woman got herself into further trouble in a bid to escape cops. She tried to deceive the officers by drinking some hand sanitiser before the breath test but apparently did not realise that it contained alcohol as well.

Driving a Suzuki Swift, shop assistant Sophie Nutter from Yorkshire was reported to have violently swerved across the road, which resulted in a smashed windscreen and four flat tires. Cops even found blood on the rear window and a headlight when they pulled her over. According to Daily Mail, cops noticed her drinking from a bottle of hand sanitiser on approaching her. After refusing to appear for a breathalyser test twice, she finally provided a sample. The woman registered 52 mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, which far exceeds the UK limit of 35 mcg.

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