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Roundabout: What’s happening Jan. 19-25

Theater

Lee Street theatre presents ‘Viva Las Vegas: Musical Revue’ — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19-21 and 26-28; also 2:30 p.m. Jan. 22: Musical revue inspired by the sounds of the Vegas strip. Tickets $20+tax. Lee Street Theatre. 329 N. Lee St., www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

PPT presents ‘Act One’ — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-28; also 2:30 p.m. Jan. 29: Adults $17, students/seniors $14. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Nana’s Naughty Knickers’ — Feb. 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8 p.m. • Feb. 12, 19, 26 at 2:30 p.m matinee. PG-13. Tickets at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or box office 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW,

Lee Street theatre presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4; also 2:30 p.m. March 5: The story of Anne Frank, a young girl swept up in the turmoil of the Holocaust. $15+tax. Lee Street Theatre. 329 N. Lee St., www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Music Man’ — April 21-May 7: Fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW. Tickets at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or 704-788-2405.

Piedmont Players Theatre season ticketspiedmontplayers.com or 704-633-5471.

Lee Street theatre season ticketswww.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

 

Music & more 

The Trailblazers in concert — 7 p.m. Jan. 26: Acoustic/bluegrass band. Messenger Room in the Rowan Museum. $10 admission at the door, no advanced tickets • Jan. 27: Trailblazers will open for the Kruger Brothers in Wilkesboro.

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27: Concert followed by open jam session. Concessions available. No admission charge, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

Let Your Voice Be Heard with ‘Downtown Beats’ — 6-7 p.m. Jan. 30: An opportunity to sing your heart out, feel more connected to your community, have fun and meet people? An impromptu chorus presented by Rowan Public Library. The community sing requires no experience or extended commitment and is free of charge. Stanback Auditorium at RPL Headquarters. The impromptu chorus meets on the last Monday of each month, January through April. Contact Abigail Hardison at 704-216-8248 or Abigail.Hardison@rowancountync.gov or visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Surprise guest artist performing in the Symphony Family Concert — 4 p.m. Feb. 4: Kyle Petty, race car driver and son of Richard and Lynda Petty. Other special performers are Rowan County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus, members of Rowan All-County Band, and Rowan Youth Orchestra. Ticket info at www.salisburysymphony.org or 704-637-4314.

Lee Street theatre presents Mipso: Live in Concert — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4: Indie folk band Mipso, originally from Chapel Hill. Tickets $20+tax at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. 329 N. Lee St.

Lee Street theatre presents Classic Country Concert — 7:30 p.m. March 17: With Salisbury’s own Graham Carlton, Tripp Edwards, Mary Gillespie, Carol Harris, Matthew Weaver. Tickets $20+tax at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. 329 N. Lee St.

The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • Yes, Feb. 3 • Purple Reign The Prince Tribute Show, Feb. 18 • Michael Bolton, Feb. 24 • Comedian Rodney Carrington, March 25 • Alice Cooper, April 29 • Lee Brice, May 12 • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

 

History 

28th Regiment NC Infantry Reactivated — 1 p.m. Jan. 21: Civil War seminar “Beyond the Battlefield” at the Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. • Additional presentation to follow on Confederate Black Powder Pistols. Free. 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org

The History of Gold Mining in NC — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31: By Gold Hill’s Vivian Hopkins, NC Humanities Council Road Scholar. Held at Uwharrie Conference Center, 152 W. Main St., downtown Albemarle. Presented by the Stanly County Historical Society. To register, call 704-986-3755 or visit historicstanly.org and select Event Registration tab.

Rowan History Club ‘Neely School: Saving Grandpa’ — 7 p.m. Feb. 14: Mary Grissom on preserving the history and legacy of the Neely School and the family that established a learning environment for African-American children in the early 1900s near China Grove. Short history talk and discussion with light refreshments. Free and open to the public. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

 

This & That 

Tonight: Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10: Live music with the band Ambush. $10 admission includes snacks and drinks. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Call 704-637-1722 for info.

Band dances at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21: Delmonicos Band. Bring a covered dish. $8 per person. Open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Visit Horizons Unlimited — 4-6 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31: At the Refinery, examine the science of crystals, explore snowflakes and practice your coding skills. Also discover sights in our January sky and enjoy a fulldome show in the planetarium.

• Jan. 21: Free guided tours at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.: Get out of the house and into the woods to learn about Tree Math, trees in the winter and hike the Nature Preserve with a guide.

• Jan. 21 at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.: “Two Small Pieces of Glass, The Amazing Telescope.” While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.

Horizons Unlimited, the Tom E. Smith Nature Exploratorium and the Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium are located at 1636 Parkview Circle. Free admission; donations accepted. 704-639-3004.

Coffee with a Cop at Mean Mug — 9-10 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 24: Every second and fourth Tuesday. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

13th Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show — Jan. 27-29: Thousands of square feet of products and services from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, storage, plants, landscapes, kitchenware, more. With HGTV’s Good Bones Duo, Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak. Adults 17+ $8.50; 16 & under free; seniors 65+ $7.50, active military free with ID. Free parking. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 North, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.charlottehome andlandscapeshow.com

NC Rowan County Anime Group — New time 3-5 p.m. Jan. 29: Conference room at Woodleaf Lanes, 1811 Jake Alexander Blvd W. In case of bad weather the meeting is automatically cancelled. http:groups. yahoo.com/neo/ groups/ncrowancounty anime/info

Salisbury Gun & Knife Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 4-5: Family friendly, lots of free parking. In the old JC Penny, West End Plaza (Old Salisbury Mall). $7, children 11 and under free. Two day passes $10. 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd W., 704-798-6162.

January events at the Spencer Doll And Toy Museum

• “New” Downton Abbey Club at 2 p.m. every Thursday until all six seasons have been shown. Tea and cookies served.

• 2-4 p.m. Jan. 21: Mallory Braun, singer and guitarist.

• Jan. 28: American Girl Doll “Grace”event.

Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, NC • 704-762-9359 www.spencer dollandtoymuseum.com

 

Comedy

5th annual Lenoir Comedy Club benefit — 7 p.m. Jan. 21: Benefits the Caldwell Arts Council. At the JE Broyhill Civic Center. $30 in advance, $35 at the door, or $200 for a table for 8. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com

Charlotte’s first ever comedy festival — Jan. 27-28: Queen City Comedy and Acting Out Studio host a weekend of improv, sketch, and stand-up. More than 25 acts include Robot Johnson, Now Are the Foxes, Mom’s Adhesive. Also workshops taught by local and regional instructors. Tickets at www.queencitycomedy.com

Fundraisers 

12th annual Oyster Roast for Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 6:30-11:30 p.m. Jan. 28: Oysters and shrimp, pulled pork sliders, dessert. Also silent auction and dancing. Proceeds support Waterworks’ educational and outreach programs. At the F&M Trolley Barn. $85 pp/ $80 members. Info at 704-636-1882. Tickets at www.waterworks.org

Concord on Canvas — March 10: Original paintings created by area high school and professional artists auctioned off to benefit art programs in Cabarrus County High Schools. Ticket includes A Taste of Downtown Concord. Held at the Bridge Building at Gibson Mill. $35. See http://www.concorddowntown.com/

Center for Faith & the Arts Gala — 7 p.m.-midnight March 11: Entertainment by Catawba Danceworks, Rowan Youth Symphony. $75 per person includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, entertainment, open bar. Tickets available at www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999. Held at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St.

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, January 20: Wines That Sing Wine Tasting with Stephanie. This tasting will focus on six wines made by musicians $5/Person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.com

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911 or www.morganridgevineyards.com

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. Tasting room Friday -Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. $8. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see www.caublecreekvineyard.com

Douglas Vineyards — Tasting Room hours: Friday 2-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. Wine Tasting $6. 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, www.douglas vineyardswines.com or Facebook.

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord. www.cougarrunwinery.com/

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Feb. 14: Wines paired with tapas-sized dishes on second Tuesdays. $10 presale/$15 at the door. RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St. www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52. www.oldstonewines.com

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com

 

Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — 4:30-10 p.m. Sundays: Open Mic hosted by Danny Franklin • Fridays: In-house pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.com

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • Tuesdays, Live trivia 8 p.m. • Fridays, deejay 10 p.m. • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

Firewater, 122 Avalon Drive — • 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays: Karaoke with Cherokee • 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays: Deejay • 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays: Old School Jam, ladies free until 10:30 p.m., $5 cover • Age 25+. 704-870-8689.

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • 8 p.m. Mondays: Poker Night • 8 p.m. Tuesdays: Team Trivia • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Open Mic • 10 p.m. Saturdays: Karaoke • www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

Two big nights at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Friday: Kevin Neidig has won first-place awards in Male Vocal, Old-Time Banjo, and Guitar at the Deer Creek Fiddler’s Convention. Opening act is local performer Brandon Bello on mandolin.

• 8 p.m. Saturday: Live in concert Anchor of Salvation and Brian Neal. The Inn is a contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Mario’s Family Style Diner, 8850 Statesville Blvd., Cleveland — 6:30-8 p.m. Friday Jan. 20: Live Bluegrass music by The New High Country Boys of Mocksville. 704-278-4444. or https://www.facebook.com/newhighcountryboys or https://www.facebook.com/Mariosbarberjunction

Open mic at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20: Java Jam weekly Open Mic hosted by CJ Peters. All are welcome, musicians, poets, storytellers. Signup begins 7 p.m. 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Hotspot Concert at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7-9:30 p.m. Jan. 21: Featuring David Childers, “the most prolific North Carolina songwriter alive,” 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, Facebook, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com

Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — 7 p.m. Tuesdays: Pool tournament. Free pool on Sundays.

Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.

The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Dances on second and fourth Friday. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub. com

 

Festivals

Fourth annual Wine About Winter — Feb. 3: 1st Friday downtown wine tasting crawl event. Must be 21 or over. Tickets $22.50 in advance at www.downtownwsalisburync.com

 

Classes

8-week class Altering Round Pots — 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays , Jan. 10 — Feb. 28: For beginners and intermediates. $200. Instructor Kelsey Sorensen. Pottery 101, 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@gmail.com

8-week Pottery class — Basic and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques. $200, clay and glazes provided. Instructor: Keith Meyers.

• Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 12-March 2

• or Wednesdays: 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 11-March 1

• or Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 1-Feb. 28

Pottery 101, 704-209-1632 or email pottery101nc@gmail.com

9-week Beginner’s Beekeeping School — 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 17-March 14: $60 includes handouts, book, membership, field day event. Pre-registration required with Randy Cox 704-798-4501. Held at Rowan Co. Cooperative Extension.

PPT’s Youth Theatre Academy — Instructor: Director/ choreographer Gwen Matthews. 16-week curriculum. Jan. 23-March 13, 2017. 704-633-5471 or www.piedmontplayers.com

Country dance lessons at the Harold B. Jarrett — 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays: $4 per person. Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road. 704-450-7446.

Meditation classes — 4 p.m. First and third Sundays. Donation only. 120 N. Church St. Studio A. See www.spotlightdancescene.com

Learn the guitar — 1 p.m. Mondays starting Jan. 23: Absolute beginner & intermediate classes at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center on No experience required; bring your own guitar. $45 includes classes and materials. Info? Call Bob 704-640-0279.

Lee Street acting courses — • Acting Stylish, Sundays 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 29-April 23: Intermediate course explores five styles of performance. Pre-requisite: Meisner Intensive;

• Meisner Intensive, Mondays 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 30-April 1: Twelve-week course explores impulse work as applied to repetition exercises; for all levels;

• Beginning Acting for Teens (ages 14-17), Mondays 4-6 p.m. Jan. 30-April 23: Introduction to basic skills.

$250 one-time fee for each. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

 

Speakers & forums

Lunch and Learn at the Y — • Noon, Jan. 25: Rowan County Senior Games, speaker: Phyllis Loflin-Kluttz. Bring covered dish, free, open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.

Stanton to speak at Alzheimer’s Support meeting — 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26: Louanne Stanton on grieving the death of a relationship, the effects of Alzheimer’s, and how families can cope. Meeting includes light meal, held at The Lodge at Trinity Oaks. Free, but RSVP to Teresa Dakins 704-603-2776.

Salisbury-Rowan AARP — 1 p.m. Feb. 2: Leo Scarpati, associate state director, on “What is AARP: Who are we, What we do, and Why we are vital to Seniors?” Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. For seniors 50+ , $4 per year.

Home & Garden

Rowan Redbuds Garden Club — 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26: Stanback Room, Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. Guests welcome. Kim Fahs, president, 704-754-8905.

 

Auditions

PPT musical auditions for ‘Sister Act’ — 7 p.m. Jan. 30-31: Held on the 3rd floor of the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Show dates March 16-25. See available roles at www.PiedmontPlayers.com

 

Art 

Tonight: Carolina Artists meetings — 6:30 p.m. every third Thursday: At Rufty Holmes Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.; a nonprofit made up of aspiring artists of every skill level. Those interested in art and over 18 years of age are welcome.

Tonight: Full Circle Arts ‘50 Shades: Black and White Photography’ — Opening reception 6-8 p.m. with refreshments. 42-B Third Street NW, Hickory, www.fullcirclearts.org

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — The Political Cartoons of Dr. Seuss. Exhibit runs through March 3. Gallery hours 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday. 207 W. Harrison St., behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Displaying gallery artists Ann Bourque, Robert Toth and Phyllis Steimel. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com

New Group Exhibit at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — 8 artists “Group Exhibit” runs Jan. 26-March 25. Meet the artists reception Feb. 17 from 5-7 p.m. Open to the public Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Just a few steps from the new Morgan Ridge Rail Walk. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com

Sedberry’s Framing & Art Gallery, 324 W. Liberty St. — Artist of the month: Salisbury’s Eric Ward. 704-633-1246.

Salisbury Business Center — RCCC’s Fine Arts Department student exhibit “Ordinary to Extraordinary.” Exhibit open through Feb. 28. At 301 South Main St., 704- 209-4589, www.salisburybusiness center.com

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — “Personal Geometry” through Feb. 4, 2017: Heather Gordon, Durham; Leslie Smith, Winston-Salem • 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

ClearWater Artist Studios — Group show of four regional artists. Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, 704-784-9535, www.clearwaterartists.com

Mooresville Arts, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville — Winter Juried Art Exhibition through February at Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center St., 704-663-6661, www.magart.org

 

Trips 

Livingstone College vs. Winston-Salem — Jan. 28: Bus trip to basketball game. Depart from Trinity Baptist Church on Caldwell Street.

Travel with the YMCA — • 9 a.m. Feb. 24: Charlotte Spring Show. $25/ $30 non-member • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Trip info and reservations 704-636-0111.or lklaver@ rowanymca.com

 

Call for vendors

37th Jiggy with the Piggy — The City of Kannapolis is seeking vendors for annual event May 5-6. Limit 20 vendors per category: arts and crafts, food, and commercial. Information/registration at kannapolisnc.gov/jiggywiththepiggy

 

Call for film makers

NC Museum of History accepting entries for 2017 Film Festival — Deadline March 1 for May 12-13 festival: Third annual Longleaf Film Festival, the best of state, regional and international short- and feature-length documentary and narrative films. Cash prizes. Details at www.LongleafFilmFestival.com or www.facebook.com/LongleafFilmFestival

 

Call for performers

Rehearsals begin at Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — 7 p.m. Jan. 17: Rearsals for spring concert “Sounds of the Jungle,” Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 S. Church St. All voice parts welcome with a simple audition for new singers. Director Matthew Newton (Catawba graduate). Info at 704-796-9683.

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB currently seeking instrumentalists. Auditions are Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Contact Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840 for more information.

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail openmic@ncbpac.org

 

Call for artists

Ongoing call for sculpture artists — Caldwell Arts Council and City of Lenoir seek sculptors for annual outdoor sculpture sales gallery. Apply at www.caldwellarts.com/245-tuckers-gallery/. Sculptures are in the gallery for one year. 828-754-2486 email info@caldwellarts.com

Caldwell Arts Council seeks artists — Accepting portfolios for 2018 exhibitions. Submit at http://com/157-guidelines/ by Jan. 31. Caldwell Arts Council, 601 College Ave. SW, Lenoir. office@caldwellarts.com

 

Call for volunteers 

Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. Emily Huffman or Katie Murdock, 704-637-6838.

Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, www.horseprotection.org or email hps@horseprotection.org

DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Looking for volunteers to take veterans to hospital appts. Inquire at VAMC Salisbury volunteer office or contact Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.

Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, ancillary support. dbhundley@ novanthealth.org

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