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Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 3, 2019

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 8 a.m. 

"Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Journey": Verapose Yoga & Meditation House.

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As we greet the sunrise together, with still minds and open hearts, our awareness of nature and subtle energies is heightened. It's the perfect time to experience the divine sounds of these beautiful crystal instruments. The tones from these sacred crystal singing bowls can lead one into a state of total relaxation in which healing and connection to a higher consciousness can take place.

The sound journey, sound meditation or sound bath begins with each person lying down or seated in a comfortable position, often with a blanket and an eye mask. After a few minutes of guided focus on the breath, the remainder of the experience is filled with different sounds, tones, and frequencies being introduced in succession.

Victoria Schon, our facilitator, offers a unique inner journey guided by a variety of sounds, all with assorted frequencies and vibrations. In addition to the graceful and celestial sounds of crystal singing bowls, she incorporates Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, gongs
Verapose Yoga & Meditation House, 3173 Baker Rd, Dexter. $25. 7347260086. [map]

 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Luminary Workshops: WonderFool Productions.

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Every Sun. Local artists show how to make a lantern to carry in the FoolMoon processionals on Apr. 5. Materials provided. Refreshments.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Workantile, 118 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted ($10 suggested)., 763-7550. [map]

 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.  Free! 

Winter Democratic Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun.-Fri. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
10 a.m. (Sun.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), meet at the Barton Nature Trail parking lot (Mon.-Fri.), 1010 W. Huron River Dr. and Wheeler Park (Sun.), N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. 649-9762 (Mon.-Fri.), 996-9122 (10 a.m. Sun.), & 347-1259 (1 p.m. Sun.). [map]

 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 2-31. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]

 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off a kangaroo (2 & 4 p.m.) and an emu (3 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a black swan and blue-tongued skink, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a sloth, a cougar, bald eagle, an Arctic fox, and more. 1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]

 1 & 6 p.m. 

"Gone with the Wind": Fathom Events.

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(Victor Fleming, 1939). 80th anniversary screening. Intermission. Note: The Mar. 17 show is at Emagine only.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).

 1-3 p.m. 

"Mr. Dan's Music Show": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Interactive & educational music performance.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Mar. 2) & 1-3 p.m. (Mar. 3), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]

 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Adults Skate Too Exhibition": Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.

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Performances by adult skaters, highlighted by the Adult Harmony Theatre on Ice Team, which combines freestyle and team skating with theater and dance elements. They are the reigning National Theatre on Ice adult champions. Also, performances by adult skaters preparing for the Midwestern Sectional Championships and the Adult National Championship.
1:15 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley. Free. 213-6768. [map]

 1:30 p.m. 

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change": Dexter Community Players.

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Mar. 1-3. Keshia Daisy Oliver directs this local theater company in a dinner theater production of Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts's musical comedy, a series of vignettes exploring romantic relationships from the dating scene to suburban married life. Cash bar on Fri. & Sat.
6:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 1:30 p.m. (Sun.), Columbus Hall, 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. Tickets $39 (seniors, $36) in advance only at 726-0355. [map]

 1:45 & 7:15 p.m. 

"Never Look Away": Michigan Theater.

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(Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2019). An artist is tormented by his childhood in Nazi Germany. German, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME. [map]

 2, 4:15 & 7:45 p.m. 

"Capernaum": Michigan Theater.

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(Nadine Labaki, 2018). Drama about a Lebanese boy who sues his neglectful parents for the "crime" of giving him life. Arabic, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME. [map]

 2-5 p.m. 

"Glenn Mullin Teaches Six Yogas of Niguma": Jewel Heart.

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Niguma, which simply means "Sister", was the blood sister of the great Indian master Naropa. The Six Yogas of Naropa, brought to Tibet by Marpa Lotsawa and transmitted through Milarepa, are very famous in Tibetan Buddhism, and Tsongkhapa wrote two commentaries to the traditions. Lesser known, but of equal importance, is the lineage of Six Yogas descending from Niguma, who is famed for achieving enlightenment in one lifetime. Her lineage was brought to Tibet by Kyungpo Naljor and became the basis of the Shangpa School. The Second Dalai Lama held two streams of this lineage: the "close" oral transmission from Lama Tsongkhapa; and the "long" transmission that he received from his father, who was the head of the Shangpa School. Our weekend will explore the yogas that are taught in the Second Dalai Lama's commentary.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $50. 7349943387. [map]

 2 p.m. 

U-M Women's Basketball.

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Nov. 1: Findlay. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.

Nov. 9: Mount St. Mary's. 7 p.m.

Nov. 19: Detroit Mercy. 7 p.m.

Dec. 6: Long Island. 7 p.m.

Dec. 15: Morgan State. 11 a.m.

Dec. 21: Southern. Noon.

Dec. 31: Minnesota. 2 p.m.

Jan. 8: Northwestern. 7 p.m.

Jan. 20: OSU. 3 p.m.

Jan. 27: MSU. 2 p.m.

Jan. 31: Iowa. 6 p.m.

Feb. 7: Nebraska. 7 p.m.

Feb. 14: Indiana. 7 p.m.

Feb. 21: Rutgers. 7 p.m.

Mar. 3: Wisconsin. 2 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of large-scale abstract works.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Dispatches from the Dumb Decade": Neighborhood Theatre Group.

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Mar. 1-3 & 8-10. Kristin Ann Danko directs local playwright A.M. Dean's fast-paced pop-rock musical following a student journalist at the dawn of "fake news." Cast: Marisa Dluge, Jess Feathers, Kylista Geiger, Eric Hohnke, Alice Kepchar, Maegan Murphy, Paul Popa, Mike Sandusky, Angela VanKempen, and Craig VanKempen.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), MarketPlace Hall, 16 S. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $12 at; $15 at the door. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: March Along with Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m., Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-3115. [map]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Mardi Gras with Mo'Easy": Chelsea District Library Sonic Sunday.

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New Orleans-inspired blues by this local blues and roots band. With singer-guitarist Ted Graham, Ann Arbor multi-instrumentalist Paul Bairley, guitarist Kip Godwin, bassist Gary Munce, and drummer Eric Nyhuis.
2-3 p.m., Ugly Dog Distillery, 218 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Never Not Once": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Jan. 17-Mar. 16. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Michigan playwright Carey Crim's drama about a biology major who brings her boyfriend home to meet her 2 moms and tells them she's hired a private detective to help her find her biological father. Cast: Casaundra Freeman, Michelle Mountain, Caitlin Cavannaugh, Jeremy Kucharek, and Rusty Mewha.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Sap to Syrup": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalists demonstrate the process of making maple syrup, including tree tapping and boiling sap over a campfire.
2-4 p.m., County Farm Park, 2230 Platt. Free. 971-6337. [map]

 2-3 p.m. 

"Secrets of Survival": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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WNHA naturalist Paul McCormack displays and discusses various live animals and the adaptations that help them survive.
2-3 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 recreation passport required ($16 if purchased at the gate). 475-3170. [map]

 2:15 p.m. 

"The Last Resort": Michigan Theater.

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(Dennis Scholl & Kareem Tabsch, 2018). Documentary about Jewish retirees in 1970s Miami Beach.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME. [map]

 2:30, 5, & 8 p.m. 

"Green Book": State Theatre.

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(Peter Farrelly, 2018). Drama about an Italian American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist on a tour through the American south in the 1960s. Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 2:45 p.m. 

"Cold War": State Theatre.

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Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018). B&W Romeo-and-Juliet story set in post-WWII Poland. Polish, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 3 p.m. 

"If Beale Street Could Talk": State Theatre.

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(Barry Jenkins, 2018). Romantic drama about a pregnant woman whose fiancé is falsely accused of a crime.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 3-4 p.m. 

"Meet Me in the Air": Friends of the Groom (First United Methodist Church).

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This Cincinnati-based Christian theater company performs its original comedy about the behind-the-scenes antics at a family-owned radio station that creates its own programming during the Golden Age of radio in the 1930s.
3-4 p.m., FUMC, 120 S. State. Goodwill offering. 662-4536. [map]

 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Quilled Paper Animal Cards & Bookmarks": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 3-adult invited to learn how to make animals out of strips of paper to decorate cards & bookmarks. Materials provided.
3-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 3:30 p.m. 

"Free Solo": State Theatre.

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(E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, 2018). Documentary following the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Game materials provided.
5 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. [map]

 5:30, 6 & 7:45 p.m. 

"Greta": State Theatre.

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(Neil Jordan, 2019). Thriller about a young woman who befriends a lonely widow harboring a deadly agenda. ChloŽ Grace Moretz.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, a Dungeon Master on hand to lead a game of Dungeons and Dragons. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
5:30-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]

 5:40 & 8:15 p.m. 

"The Favourite": State Theatre.

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(Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018). Period drama set in 18th-century England about 2 women competing for the affection of the eccentric and sickly Queen Anne. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., sidewalk between North Quad & Rackham. Free. Email to confirm or check 717-1569.

 7 p.m. 

Gwilym Simcock: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This virtuosic young British pianist and composer blurs the boundaries between jazz and classical music in original works praised for their soaring lyricism, technical brilliance, and mesmerizing improvisation. His critically acclaimed 2011 album, Good Days at Schloss Elmau, earned him comparisons to Keith Jarrett, thanks to its cool and elegant improvisation. His 2018 album, Birdsong, fuses jazz, classical, soul, and folk music in a song cycle celebrating the Welsh rainforest in the Carngafallt Nature Reserve
7 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$35 (students, $10) in advance at Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

 7 p.m. 

Jason B. Crawford: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Reading by this local poet and short story writer, a frequent performer at the Ann Arbor Pride and Motor City Pride celebrations whose 2016 chapbook, Stranded at Crossroads, explores in gritty, raw free verse what it means to be young, black, and queer in America. Preceded by a poetry open mike.
7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. [map]

 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Music for Meditation": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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Local harpist Laurel Federbush performs classical, Celtic, and contemporary pieces TBA.
7:15 p.m., St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518. [map]

 7:30 p.m. (sold out) 

Los Lobos: The Ark.

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Sold out.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Sold out. 761-1451. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Mar. 3, 17, & 31. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 8 p.m. 

PRISM Quartet.

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This acclaimed saxophone quartet is joined by MSU jazz trombone professor Michael Dease in an eclectic program of new music, including the premiere of Dutch avant-pop composer Jacob TV's The Waves, Roshanne Etezady's KEEN, Emily Cooley's Dissolve, Bright Sheng's Tune from Childhood, and movements from Chris Potter's Improvisations and Joe Lovano's Supersonix.
8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $22 (seniors & students, $17) in advance at & by phone; $25 (students & seniors, $20) at the door., (800) 595-4849. [map]

 9:45 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Live Action"

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Screening of short films nominated for an Academy Award.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. Also, different guest musicians each week. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Club Above: John Primer

Quartet led by this veteran Mississippi-bred Chicago blues singer- songwriter and slide guitarist who was a member of both Willie Dixon and Magic Slim's bands. 7-10 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio

Jazz originals and standards by this local ensemble led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Midwest Territory Band Rollie Tussing

Local acoustic trio led by blues-oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso Rollie Tussing. With bassist Serge van der Voo and percussionist Jim Carey. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Sol Jazz Sundays."

A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by a different guest each week. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: The Parsnips

Ypsilanti pop-rock quartet. [venue info]


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