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Calendar of Events

Monday, February 5, 2018






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Exhibition on view: Cloud/Bank: The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Cloud/Bank is a temporary installation designed for Exhibit Columbus, a 2017 exhibition and conference in Columbus, Indiana, by Architecture Lecturer Michael (Mick) Kennedy and a team of Taubman College M.Arch. students: Bob Allsop, Sophie Anstreicher, Scott Chriss, Chiao-Chun Chung, Julia Dallas, Kelly Gregory, Karl Heckman, Rachael Henry, Troy Huckendubler, Onur Kamburoglu, Panquat Kyesmu, Jenny Lee, Sarah Munchow, Kelsey Reynolds, Dan Smith, Tyler Whitney, Paco Wu, Shujie Xie, Jon Yates, and Yunsen Zhong. The project's goal is to embody and communicate the historic legacy of the distributed networks of design and fabrication of both industry and agriculture in the Great Lakes / Midwest Region.
Cloud/Bank features advanced manufacturing techniques in architectural design that are unique to Taubman College. The students worked on parts of the project at the College's FABLab.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-764-1300. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2018/02/01/exhibition-view-cloudbank [map]


 10 a.m. 

"How to Count Like an Egyptian": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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All cultures, past and present, have used mathematics to make sense of their lives. In this course we will explore some of the ways that different cultures have used mathematics for counting, trading, measuring, keeping track of time, scheduling religious practices, recreation, passing on cultural traditions, and design.

This course requires no expertise in mathematics but should interest those who are curious about other cultures and how they lived their lives. The course will be fun and lively with lots of hands on activities.

Joan Cohen Jones is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at EMU, where she taught mathematics for teachers. She is interested in the history of mathematics, especially how different cultures have used mathematical ideas throughout history, both formally and informally.
This course will meet for two hours on Mondays from February 5 through February 19.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road Suite C. $20. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 22-Apr. 30. All women who can carry a tune, read music, and harmonize with a group are invited to join this independent local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com. 665-9271. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": AADL Downtown.

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Every Mon. Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings. Note: Play days are also offered at the Malletts Creek (Tues. 10-11 a.m., & Thurs. 6:30-7:30 p.m.), Pittsfield (Wed., 11 a.m.-noon), Westgate (Thurs. 2-3 p.m.), and Traverwood (Fri. 10:30-11 a.m.).
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: AADL Downtown.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult). Note: These storytimes are also offered at the Traverwood (Tues. 11-11:30 a.m.; Wed. 6-6:30 p.m.; & Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m.), Malletts Creek (Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.), Pittsfield (Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m. & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.), and Westgate (Mon. 11-11:30 a.m., Wed. 1-1:30 p.m., & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.) branches.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Office Hours with Director Christina Olsen: University of Michigan Museum of Art.

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Here's your chance to chat with our new director! Come by and say hello, tell her what you love about UMMA, or what you'd like to see change.
Olsen, now a little more than two months into her term, is hosting open office hours in the UMMA Commons in February, March, and April. She is inviting visitors, U-M staff and faculty, students, and community members to drop in and talk one-on-one about the Museum, ways it might change, and to ask questions.
"I want to hear from the people that care about this Museum, and who want to shape its future," Olsen says. "UMMA needs to be open to new ideas. A great way to get new ideas is by talking with people face to face."
Olsen will talk with visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visitors should queue near the director's table in the UMMA Commons.
University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI, 48109. Free. 734.764.0395. http://umma.umich.edu/events/4349/office-hours-director-christina-olsen [map]



 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1-3:30 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Writing Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to read and discuss poetry, essays, fiction, and reminiscences they have written.
1-3 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Anthropology Department Lecture Series.

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Feb. 5 & 16. Talks by visiting scholars. Feb. 5: Santa Clara University anthropology professor Robin Nelson on "Making Do/Making Kin: Child Development, Caretaking Practice, & the Caribbean in the Global Market." Feb. 16: Sarah Lawrence College anthropology professor Robert Desjarlais on "An Ethos of Vigilance: On Sentience, Militarized Flâneurs, and Phantasms of Violence in Paris."
3 p.m., 411 West Hall, 1085 South University. Free. 764-7274. [map]


 3:45 & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Insult": State Theatre.

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(Ziad Doueiri, 2017). Drama about social tensions that threaten to spiral out of control when a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee face off in court. Arabic, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 3:45 p.m. 

"Phantom Thread": Michigan Theater.

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(Paul Thomas Anderson, 2017). Drama starring Daniel Day Lewis as a dressmaker in 1950s London whose life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4 & 7:30 p.m. 

"The Post": Michigan Theater.

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(Steven Spielberg, 2017). Historical drama about the attempt by the Nixon administration to prevent the publication of the Pentagon Papers, which pushes the country's first female publisher of a nationally prominent newspaper and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalism and government. Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Islamic Studies Program Lectures.

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Feb. 5: "In His Own Voice," a talk by University of Maryland history professor Ahmet Karamustafa on the Iranian Savafid Empire (1501-1736) founder Shah Ismail's religious views as reflected in his poetry. Feb. 19: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Arabic language & culture professor Abla Hasan on "The Lost Gender Egalitarian Voice of the Qur'an."
4-5:30 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 4, 6:45, & 10 p.m. 

"Call Me By Your Name": State Theatre.

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(Luca Guadagnino, 2017). Romance set in 1983 Italy about a 17-year-old boy who begins a relationship with his father's male research assistant. Screenplay by James Ivory from the André Aciman novel. Italian, French, & German; subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4:15 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Lady Bird": State Theatre.

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(Greta Gerwig, 2017). Critically acclaimed drama exploring the bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf.

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State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri": State Theatre.

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(Martin McDonagh, 2017). Darkly comic drama about a mother who challenges the town's revered police chief to solve her daughter's murder. Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 5:15 & 6:15 p.m. 

Early Childhood Music Classes: Eastern Michigan University Community Music Academy.

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These weekly classes will immerse young children (ages birth through 5 years) in a rich musical environment and provide a variety of experiences designed to expand musical understanding and skills in an active and playful way. Class activities include singing and chanting, moving to music (including use of props such as bean bags, scarves, and streamers), playing assorted small percussion instruments, pattern instruction, and imaginative musical play. Children attend with a parent/caregiver, who participates alongside the child.
Winter session begins February 5.
Classes for infants/toddlers are held on Mondays at 5:15pm (birth-3 yr.), Saturdays at 9am (birth-18 mo.), and Saturdays at 10am (18 mo.-3 yr.).
Classes for preschool/kindergarten (3-5 yr.) are held on Mondays at 6:15pm and Saturdays at 11am.
Cost is $115 for 8 classes. Register by January 26 for an Early Bird Discount of $10 off!
See our website for more info and registration: http://www.emich.edu/musicdance/music/cm
EMU Alexander Music Building, corner of Lowell & Jarvis, Ypsilanti. $115. 7344876935. hshouldi@emich.edu http://www.emich.edu/musicdance/music/cma/


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Diabetes Prevention Program: Diabetes Prevention Center.

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The Diabetes Prevention Program, a program of the Diabetes Prevention Center, is for people at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Participants will be a part of a small, supportive group lead by a trained lifestyle coach.
For more information call 800-482-1455 or email preventdiabetes@nkfm.org.
The Diabetes Prevention Center is a division of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.
U of M - North Campus Research Complex, 2800 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 800-482-1455. preventdiabetes@nkfm.org www.nkfm.org/dpp [map]


 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:15 p.m., 123 E. Liberty (Mon.); 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson (Wed.); 6:30 p.m., 3010 Washtenaw (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Wed.), 548-6299 (Thurs.). [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"The Shape of Water": Michigan Theater.

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(Guillermo del Toro, 2017). Otherworldly Cold War-era drama about a lonely mute woman who develops a romantic connection with a creature that is the subject of secret government experiments.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Enter the Samurai Film Series" U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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Feb. 5: "The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail" (Akira Kurosawa, 1945). A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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Feb. 12: "Rashomon" (Akira Kurosawa, 1950). Superb Oscar-winning drama tells the story of a crime through several participants' viewpoints. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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Feb. 19: "The Seven Samurai" (Akira Kurosawa, 1954). Classic story of a 16th-century village that hires professional tough guys to stave off marauding bandits. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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Feb. 26: "Throne of Blood" (Akira Kurosawa, 1957). Stunning, eloquent reconception of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan's samurai warrior society. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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Various times, Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Aikido Community Day Class: Huron Valley Aikikai.

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Ever wanted to try a martial art? You are invited to a free beginner's class on Monday, February 5th from 7-8pm, ages 13 and up. Aikido focuses on using the attacker's force against themselves. Aikido cultivates calmness, awareness, and fitness. Pair aikido with another fitness practice, or practice to start one. Aikido trains the whole person every day! Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. For more details check out our website.
Huron Valley Aikikai, 1904 Federal Blvd. (Behind the post office). Free. 734-761-6012. hvaikikai@gmail.com www.hv-aikido.com [map]



 7 p.m. 

Joe Biden: Live Nation.

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Sold out.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $69.50-$195 at michtheater.com & ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations on various topics led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each discussion begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Feb. 5: "Whistleblower: The True Story of an FBI Informant." Feb. 12: "In the News." Feb. 19: "Does God Have a Plan for You? One Woman's Quest to Save 300 Babies." Feb. 26: "Finding the Family I Never Knew: A Story of Separation, Adoption, and Reunion."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

New Member Nights: Out Loud Chorus.

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Washtenaw County's original mixed LGBTQ chorus. Opportunity to join LGBTQ chorus group. No commitments, just see if we're the right group for you. All are welcome--LGBTQ & allies. No sight reading skills or audition are required.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W Stadium Blvd. Free. 734.265.0740. outloudchorus@gmail.com olconline.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Adult Craft Night": Saline District Library.

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All adults invited.

Dec. 4: "Stovetop Potpourri," a chance to learn how to turn cranberries, orange slices, spice, and cinnamon sticks into a potpourri.

Jan. 8: "Off the Chain," a chance to make pendant necklaces with pictures. Bring a personal picture to use, if you like, or use one provided.

Feb. 5: A chance to make a "Giant Scrabble Tile" wall hanging.

Mar. 5: "Lady Luck," a chance to decorate small horseshoes using flowers, buttons, and twine.

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7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: High-Concept Ideas": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal discuss how to develop an idea that sustains a novel-length plot. For adult and teen (grade 6 & up) fiction and nonfiction writers. Also, Kourvo and Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Feb. 5 & 19. All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Basic sewing instruction available. All welcome to bring their own sewing machine. On Feb. 5, Made by Rae owner Rae Hoekstra demonstrates how to read a pattern.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7:15 p.m. 

"I, Tonya": State Theatre.

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(Craig Gillespie, 2017). Biopic about controversial ice skater Tonya Harding. Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dancing to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 395-4223. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Large Ensemble Meeting: Ann Arbor Recorder Society.

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All beginning and advanced players of the recorder and other early instruments invited. Directed by viol teacher and early music specialist Janet Cannon. Music provided; bring your own music stand.
7:30-9 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free to visitors ($35 annual dues). (914) 236-6123. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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