Well with it being a long weekend ahead, it seems much of the fun will be getting under way starting this Thursday, but keep in mind that Silo’s Restaurant’s Little Red Rooster Bar in Oriental, NC offers an open jam on their stage each and every Wednesday and tonight is no exception.
Looking to the West there are three acts on the bill at The Pinhook in Durham, NC this evening. According to that events page you can see
Dark Water Rising (Pembroke/Chapel Hill, NC)
“Native Americans who piece together Southern rock full of gospel harmonies, hip-hop inflections and Motown soul with a journeyman work ethic. With bold songwriting and bewitching arrangements, DWR breaks rules effortlessly.”– Sylvia Pfeiffenberger, “Indy Week”
Super Yamba Band (Brooklyn, NY)
Former members of Greensboro’s The Brand New Life in Brooklyn based Afro-Funk/Psychedelic project. Members of Super Yamba Band have also been contributors to groups including Reptar, Yeasayer, Trioscapes, The Afromotive and Mamadou’s Fantastic Band.
Africa Unplugged (Greensboro, NC)
Africa Unplugged moves and connects modern audiences by melding ancient, West African instruments and musical traditions with contemporary, global sounds. With Africa Unplugged, Blues, Funk, R&B, and Soul themes are given new life by the pulsing, pounding hands of a ferocious djembe and dunun section, while catchy guitar riffs, crooning vocals, and familiar grooves give the 21st century ear something it knows, loves, and won’t soon forget. Thanks to the band’s undeniable dance songs and its commitment to the West African tradition of community and audience participation, Africa Unplugged gets crowds singing and dancing as one.
All in all this sounds like an interesting evening of eclectic grooves.The Pinhook is located on Main Street in Durham, NC
Also out around that way tonight, making for the final announcement for Wednesday, June 29, we find the Ohio based band TWENTY ONE PILOT will be live at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC . Show starts at 8:30 pm and tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
Speaking of open mic nights, here is a unique one I have for you, Marjorie Weigel invites all ukulele players to gather with her at 7 pm in front of Surf, Wind and Fire on Middle Street. The New Bern Ukulele Jam Session is when new and experienced players get together and share in the joys of playing the ukulele.
They host an open mic event at each week on Thursday evenings over at The Brown Pelican over on Broad Street also. That good time happens from 7-10 pm. Last week I walked in when Tiffany Elaine with Joshua Kitchin were performing (Photos below). Talk about talent! New Bern is not running short of that now folks.
Over at Christoff’s on The Water; you can check in with John Van Dyke & Friends from 7-10 pm, inside the Double Tree. This is always a fine option for good food and lively entertainment. It is the place to be if you enjoy jazz and blues grooves.
For those out and about in Jacksonville, it is Thirsty Thursday Bike Night with Barefoot Wade at Dunkenfield’s Bar located on Gum Branch Road.Stop down anytime after six for some good food and great grooves.
The Swansboro duo known as Wild Honey (Photos above) has a show coming up for the Swansboro Rotary Club this Thursday from 7-10 pm.
The other gig I got word on in Swansboro for Thursday evening is Hank Barbee will be performing with his cousin, Leslie Britt live at The Swansboro Yacht Club 7:30-10:30 pm
Make your plans now to join us in Oriental for the 36th Annual Croaker Festival, “Embrace Your Volunteer Spirit” on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. This Year we honor the Oriental Women’s Club who celebrates their 100th year of Service to our community.
Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)
Friday, July 1, 2016:
7:00 am South Street becomes one way (Hodges to 1st Ave. Streets)
8:00 am Vendor set up starts
9:00 am Vendors open their booths as soon as they are set up.
12:00 pm South Street Closes at the Festival grounds
2:00 pm Croaker Festival Information Booth opens
3:00-4:30 Baking Contest drop-off behind Croaker Booth
4:00 pm 36th Annual Croaker Festival Opening Ceremonies at Lou-Mac Park .
4:00 pm The Pamlico Chorale; The Pamlico Community Band
4:45 pm Judging for the Baking Contest begins
6:00 pm Kids Park Opens with Putt – Putt golf and Games
6:00 pm Minnow Pageant followed by Croaker Queen Pageant
7:00 pm All contest winners will be announced
7:00 pm Zumba Demonstration
7:30 pm Street Dance: Hard Livin’ (Southern Country)
Pamlico County’s own Steel Shot featuring Jeremy Lowery on vocals and bongos and Shawn Mitchell on acoustic guitar and vocals will be close by the Croacker Festival and playing at The Tiki Bar from 7-10 pm. Might as well stop down and have some fun with these cats! They will make you want to dance!
I have a few shows to tell you about in Greenville too this week. First up you are invited to grab your drum and join the circle at First Friday ArtWalk in Greenville where the Sojo Drum Circle will form in front of The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions-located at 414 Evans St.from 6-9 pm. That sounds like a fun way to end a work week, banging on the drum with peers.
Also taking part in First Friday, Christy’s Euro Pub features a double bill with Foothills Tap Takeover at 6 pm and Jazz Jams at 10 pm. I met Chris Puckett (Photo above) last Saturday when he was jamming on bass with ECU Jazz at Buffalo Wild Wings in New Bern . This week he will be jamming with Jazz Jams. You are welcome to come out and enjoy a fun night of fine music.
Bryan Quintard (Photo above) will be delivering a night of “Live Acoustic Improv ” at Winslow’s Tavern, located at 120 W 5th St in Greenville. His show will start about 8 pm and wrap up about 11 pm.
Also in Greenville this Friday night at The Buccaneer Music Hall it’s The Bill Lyerly Band (Photos below) live from 10 pm-2 am. If you have not caught up with Lyerly during his stint here in the states, NOW is the time. Lyerly is planning his return to Spain soon and his tour around here is winding down.
Over in Washington NC you can find plenty to do for the night starting with The 440th Army Band performing at Chamber of Commerce Park, in honor of our nation and the great state of North Carolina. Come enjoy patriotic and popular music from our many ensembles under the Carolina blue sky. Invite the whole family! This event will be held from 6-8 pm.
While mulling around the Washington way, you can find The Corey Stuart Experience live on the Pebble Beach stage at Backwater Jack’s (Photos below) from 7-10 pm .
Over at Market Street Pub you can catch The Eli Craig Band. (Photos above) They get things rocking with their brand of country grooves at 9 pm and carry you to the midnight hour.
Washington, NC is a quick 30-40 minutes from New Bern and offers fine dining, great scenery and live music too. Plan a trip there soon.
Another quick 45 minute jaunt from the Bern you can head to Jacksonville, NC and check in with 6 Strings Under from 8-11 pm at The Brown Derby .
Speaking of New Bern, we might just as well have a look around here for Friday since there is always lots brewing in the Bern. This week is no exception.
Live at The Brown Pelican James Ford and Morgan Ash (Photo above) will reunite for a repeat performance from 6-9 pm. Don’t miss this talented duo if you are sticking around town this weekend.
Rick Huff (Photo above) will be live at The Bear Town Market from 8:30-11 pm. BTM’s is located on South Front Street across from the Farmer’s Market.
Across the river, in James City you can celebrate your blues with my favorite blues duo around town. Big Jim & Kathleen Kohler (Photos below) will be performing together and alone on Friday at Triple Play Restaurant from 6-9 pm.
After they finish their fine sets of fun blues, get ready for some funky good times as New Bern gets down with TrainWreck (Photos below) from 10 pm-2 am on the stage at Triple Play.
Looking West, YARN will be live at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro NC. That show gets started about 8 and lasts until closing at 2 am.
For all you hard and heavy rockers, listen up, Primitive Ways presents a show at The Maywood in Raleigh, NC featuring the following acts:
PSYCROPTIC: It’s not every day we get bands from Tasmania visiting Raleigh. I can’t tell you how stoked we are to bring you the tech death mastery of Psycroptic back to town. Tech death often loses the listener in a barrage of notes yet Psycroptic’s hyper-melodic sound does the opposite. Psycroptic is a complex and smooth running machine with a soul of its own.
BEYOND CREATION: Progressive tech death from Montreal that incorporates sweeping, soulful passages and cold technical prowess into a package that echoes bands of the genre’s inception. Though relative newcomers to the genre, they’ve used the tried combination of tech death and warm fretless bass to win over both vets and newcomers.
THE ZENITH PASSAGE: The Zenith Passage carries the flame of the Faceless’ 2008 smash hit Planetary Duality, bringing listeners right back to where the unique and enthralling hybrid of Spawn of Posession / Cynic worship left off.
LORELEI: The Triangle’s own killer combo of symphonic deathcore and tech death promises to leave the crowd reeling with just enough time left to recoup before the tour takes the stage.
AETHER REALM: Primitive Ways’ own folk metal heroes descend from the mountains to rally the crowd in support of the killer line-up. Show up early to crowd-surf, throw well-orchestrated hammers, and discuss bear pelt sewing techniques.
DOORS 7PM // SHOW 7:30PM
$15 ADV // $18 DOS // 21+
Taking you around the Crystal Coast and beyond, here is what I found around our beaches and all the hot spots for this Friday.
Zen Pirates (Photos above) will be hitting the stage at Harrika’s Brew Haus in Cedar Point, NC featuring Alisa Mike of Atlantic Avenue (Photos below) on vocals for the night. This show gets started at 7 and the Pirates will rock you til 10 pm.
Just around the way over in Emerald Isle, early on you can catch Backseat Romeo, Ed Ward, (Photo below) live from 7-10 pm at The Carolina Wine Mixer
Over at Salt Ultra Lounge, Emerald Isle’s premiere night club welcomes Tuesday’s Gone; The Ultimate Lynyard Skynard Tribute Band live on stage from 9 pm – 1 am.
Looking at other spots along the Crystal Coast, Morehead City Alive at Five features the sounds of Punch live in town on Shepard Street.This show will go down from 5-7 pm.
Hank Barbee will be live at Snapperz Grill in Morehead City. That show is slotted to happen from 7-10 pm.
Jupiter Jones will be live on the deck at Southern Salt Seafood Company in Morehead City. They will get the party started about 10 pm and rock you til 2 am.
A few doors down and over at Jack’s Waterfront in Morehead City they will offer the sounds of Soul Psychodelique Orchestra live from 10 pm – 2 am. The website for the venue says this about the band:
At full size, The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra features a 3-6 piece horn section, a string quartet, full rhythm section and a disc jockey. Every member of the Orchestra has made their rounds in the national music circuit for more than 20 years. Band leaders Wade Durham III and Johanna Boberg are veteran performers. Both have decades of experience in the music industry ranging from major artist tours, to television appearances on the Tonight Show and Good Morning America to name a few. Also added to their impressive resume, are countless private celebrity events for greats such as Oprah Winfrey and T. Boone Pickens. If variety is the spice of life then TSP has the flavor to satisfy all entertainment appetites. TSP has an extensive music library than spans style from the 1940’s Big Band sounds to Beach Music, R&B, to Rock, Reggae, Latin and the best of today’s music.
The Spread (Photos above) will be appearing at Off The Hook in Morehead City from 9 pm- 1 am. I first ran into this band over in Beaufort a few weeks back when we stopped in at The Backstreet Pub. They are a funky rockin’ band with some fusion blended sounds in the mix..
Over the bridge in Beaufort you can enjoy the sounds of The Acoustic Highway Band on the porch of the Dock House from 9 pm – 1 am
The bold jazz sounds of Blue Moon another band fronted by crooner, John Van Dyke (Photo Above) at Cru Bar & Wine Store in Beaufort, NC from 8:30 pm til the midnight hour.
Further out and still near the beach The Roman Sams will be spending the weekend at the Outer Banks, where they will perform for two nights at Gaffer’s Sports Pub in Ocracoke, NC. They get the party started on Friday at 9 pm and rock the crowd til 1 am and return on Saturday for another dose of fun filled night of rocking grooves that never grow old. These seasoned players are fun to watch and more fun for dancing! This band is quite amazing so check in with them if you are visiting the Outer Banks this holiday weekend!
Putting the finial wrap on Friday’s live music options, this is for anyone heading down to Wilmington, NC . Sean Thomas Gerard will be performing live at Flytrap Brewing located at 313 Walnut St in that city by the sea.
Might as well keep in around the coastal region as we have a look around this fun filled, action packed day at the beach.
Looking around Morehead City first, check out the Selah Dubb Camp at Off the Hook, kicking off at 4:20 pm and rolling into the next morning with four band including a performance from Selah Dubb closing out the event. Sounds kinda fun, plus, look it kicks off with the Blues! Rock on!
Across the way you can check in with The Switch, NC’s #1 party band, live on the deck at Southern Salt Seafood Restaurant. They get the party started at 10 pm and will rock you til 1 am.
Mikele Buck Band will be live at Jack’s Waterfront Bar this Saturday from 10 pm -1:00 am or later. In case you did not know, here is what I learned about this band from the venue’s website: The Mikele Buck Band is an Eastern North Carolina based band that was formed in 2003 by Lead singer/songwriter Mikele Buck. Born and raised in the hills of West Virginia, Buck is a military veteran and a father of two children.
The Mikele Buck Band has shared the stage with such renown acts as Aaron Tippin, Joe Nichols, Jeff Bates, Trent Tomlinson, Bucky Covington, and most recently Jason Aldean. The band is currently rehearsing for their upcoming tour dates as well as composing new material for their next studio effort.
Band members: Mikele Buck (vocals,guitar), Ryal Watkins (vocals,bass), Garyn Mizelle (guitar,vocals), John Coltrain (guitar,keys,banjo,vocals), Britt Hardy (drums,vocals), and Al Perez.
Over the bridge in Beaufort, NC The Madame Presidents (Photo above) will be performing live at Cru Bar & Wine Store from 7 -10 pm
Over in Emerald Isle you can have a big and fun time anytime at Salt Ultra Lounge but look what I learned about Saturday night over on their Facebook page:
A lot of people have said they are busy on the 4th with family so we are going to blow it out on Sat the 2nd. The club will be full of tons of entertainment incl the Corey Stuart Experience (Photo above) on the patio that everyone loves, DJ KidScene inside, ice sculptures, fire dancers, and acrobatics for a one of a kind celebration that you will not want to miss. This will be SOLD OUT so get there early or you will be stuck outside waiting to get in. $10 cover charge and 21+ to enter Fire Dancers and Acrobatics will be provided by Cirque De Vol Studios. This party gets started at 8 pm.
The only thing that I can say about this place; it is where the fun is! Owner Paul is a visionary in his redesigning of this vintage pub. There is something for everyone, young and old. If you are looking for fun, look around this lounge!
Over in Sneads Ferry they are featuring live American Music with James Rimes live at Rick’s Restaurant and Sports Bar located at 510 Pete’s Way in Sneads Ferry. That show is slotted for 7-10 pm
Backseat Romeo, Ed Ward will be live at the Fat Turtle located in North Topsail Beach, NC. He will get the crowd rocking at 9 pm and ya into the early morning hour.
Further south still, Hank Barbee is playing a show featuring his original music when he opens the night for The Greg Humphrey’s Trio starting at 8 pm at Bourgie Night located at 127 Princess St in Wilmington, NC
To read more about Humphrey’s check out this link Greg Humphrey’s Trio.
Of course, don’t forget Croaker Festival. Here is what is slotted for this event for
Saturday, July 2, 2016
8:15 am South Street Closes at the Festival grounds
8:30 am Vendor Booths open
9:00 am Parade Line – up at Ragan Road
10:00 am The Parade
10:00 am Oriental Dinghy Club Croaker Festival Regatta registration (Wildlife Ramp)
11:00 am Heartworks Kid’s Carnival Opens on High Street
11:45 am The Kids Park Opens
11:00 am Music “Saltwater Acoustics”
11:30 am Skippers Meeting at Wildlife Ramp
12:00 pm Parade Winners announced Main Stage
12:00 pm Gary Shelton Magic Show (Heartworks Kids’ Carnival)
12:30 pm Music: The Rusty Nails– Main Stage
1:00 pm Croaker Festival Regatta, Races Start
1:30 pm Gary Shelton Magic Show (Heartworks Kids’ Carnival)
2:00 pm Music: The Moore Creek Boys (Bluegrass) -Main Stage
3:15 pm Gary Shelton Magic Show (Heartworks Kids’ Carnival)
4:00 pm Kids Coloring Contest Winners Announced
4:00 pm Music: Rockn’ Horse (Classic rock). Main Stage
5:00 pm Heartworks Kid’s Carnival closes
6:00 pm Zumba Demonstration – Main Stage
6:00 pm Vendor Booths Close
7:00 – 8:30 Music: Street Dance featuring Bryan Mayer (Country) – .Main Stage
9:30 pm . Fireworks over the Harbor! (Pending Weather)
10:00 pm Streets Open
I have a note here in my email that tells me country player Ken Belangia (Photo below) will be performing live at Croaker Fest too. His event says he will take to the stage at 12:30 pm, so look for him as well!
Bob Laverty will also be in Oriental in time for the big festival. He will be at the restaurant “O’Town” in Oriental! Starting at 2 pm.
There is an open mic/open jam event in Ayden, NC being hosted by Steve Mullaly at Wizards located on Highway 11. Things get started about 4 pm over there.
Over in lil Washington, NC you can check out Steel Country Express (Photo above) live at The Market Street Pub live from 10 pm until 2 am.
On the Pebble Beach Stage over at Back Water Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill you can get into the grooves with GEN X live from 7-10 pm. Good food, great vibe, awesome music! It is a winning combination.
Looking around New Bern for Saturday, July 2; you can check out Little Cecil & No Credit live on the deck at the Double Tree. They will be rocking from 2:30-5:30 pm. I caught these boys last month when they were in town. They are a lot of fun. Seasoned players that enjoy their crafts.
Also in town that night from Nashville TN, be sure to stop out at The Brown Pelican this Saturday and give a listen to the soothing sounds of Salina Soloman. Make this girl feel welcome and show support for touring acts. To get familiar with this talented lady have a look at her site and then meet her on Saturday from 8 -11 pm
Later in the evening you can head over to Mesh Sports Lounge on Trent Road and enjoy the talented playing of Aaron Davenport (Photo above) live from 10:30 pm – 1:30 am. If you have never heard this man on the six string, do yourself a favor and have a listen. I am including a link below.
Over in Jacksonville you can check out a new rock band fresh on the scene. Solid Ground (Photo above) will be performing at the Old School Car Show, 2043 Lejeune Blvd. Jacksonville NC. Show starts at 4 pm! Sounds like a winner with Classic Rock and Classic Cars!
Liverpool, NC’s Beatles Experience will be rocking Swanfest on Sunday from 6-9 pm in downtown Swansboro, NC.
Heading towards the boarders, Jim Quick & The Coastlines will be live from 1-5 at the OD Pavilion in North Myrtle Beach, SC
In Morehead City, NC The Roman Sams are live on the deck at Southern Salt Seafood Restaurant this Sunday from 10 pm- 2 am.
New Bern’s own, Ed Ward will be performing live at The Queen Anne’s Revenge in Beaufort from 3-7 pm
The Embers will be live at Salt Ultra Lounge in Emerald Isle, NC this Sunday from 9 pm -1 am
Sunday July 3- Fishy Fishy Cafe in Southport NC offer Hank Barbee at6:30pm-until, This is a duo gig with cousin, Leslie Britt
Triple Shot is live at Harborsite Bar in Sneads Ferry , NC from 3-6 pm. If you are down around that way this is a great pick for rocking the 4th!
The final day of The 36th Annual Croacker Festival is Sunday and here is what they want you to know:
Sunday, July 3, 2016:
8:00 am Deadline for removal of all Vendor Booths and trash
10:30 am Community Church Service at Lou Mac Park.
2:00 pm Croaker Festival Gospel Sing Main Stagers
Over in Windsor, NC there is fun to be found for all. Head out early and stay until dark.
There is an outdoor event going on in Greenville too. You can check in with the Pamlico Sound Machine as they give up their grooves at the Town Commons Park. on East 1st Street. That show is 7-8:30 pm.
The 440th Army Band will travel to Tryon Palace for a free performance on the South Lawn overlooking the Trent River in downtown New Bern. Gates open at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 3, and the concert begins at 7 p.m.
The 440th Army Band has served as North Carolina’s National Guard Band under several designations since the early 1900s. The band was activated in World War II as the 30th Infantry Division Band along with the rest of the North Carolina National Guard as the “Old Hickory Division.”
The band performs for troops and their families and for the citizens of North Carolina at ceremonies, public concerts, and parades. The band has earned numerous awards including Outstanding North Carolina National Guard unit and the Eisenhower trophy three times as an outstanding Army unit.
In 2016, the 440th Army Band received its sixth Commander. The 440th Army Band is now commanded by Chief Warrant Officer IV Mark B. Cummings. Cummings has retired from his career and now teaches ballroom dancing.
The public can bring chairs and blankets, but pets and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
Live on the deck at the Double Tree you can enjoy live music each Sunday evening from 5-9 pm. This weekend features the fun of Jazz with John Van Dyke & Friends.
Across the river and over at Triple Play Restaurant, enjoy an great night of electric blues with the Big Jim Kohler Band (Photo above) live 8 pm – 12 am.
Start a new family tradition this Fourth of July with food, fun, live music, and fireworks at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center. Located on New Bern’s picturesque Trent River, the inaugural “Independence Night” celebrates the Fourth of July with live music from Billy Holton and the Soul Shakers, tasty hot dogs and hamburgers, ice cream, face painting, and more. The event reaches its grand finale with the best waterfront view in town of the fireworks launched by the City of New Bern.
Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 ages 6-10, and free for ages 5-and-under. Admission is free for members of the Tryon Palace Foundation while supplies last. Admission includes tickets to a buffet of hot dogs, hamburgers, and soft drinks, as well as ice cream. Additional food will be available for purchase from Dank Burrito, 2014 winner of Mobile Cuisine’s National Food Truck Rookie of the Year.
Parking at the North Carolina History Center Parking Lot is $5 for each vehicle and available on a first- come, first-served basis. To purchase tickets or parking passes in advance, call 252-639-3524. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs, but no pets or coolers are permitted. This is an alcohol-free event.
This event is sponsored by the Bate Foundation and the Tryon Palace Foundation.
Join the fun at Union Point Park in Historic Downtown New Bern at 4 pm for the city’s July 4th festivities! Children will have the opportunity to dig for sharks teeth (be sure to bring a plastic shovel) and the 2nd MAW Band from MCAS Cherry Point will perform patriotic music from 6 pm-7:30 pm, followed by a DJ entertaining the crowd with music and games.
The spectacular fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:15 pm.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Union Point Park in Historic Downtown New Bern
210 East Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560
Live on the deck at Persimmons Restaurant on Front St, celebrate Independence Day with great local food, local beer and local music!
LIVE Music by Mac & Juice will be starting at 5:30 pm and will be jamming till 8 pm!
Taps will be taken over by High Wire Brewery! Pint glasses and other High Wire swag will be given out!
Persimmons will also be joined by the Red Bull girls and their photo booth!
The Bears will be live in River Bend on Monday taking part in the town’s Annual Celebration at the Town Commons in River Bend, NC. The band will be performing from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Looking around the region, here is what else is happening this Monday:
Chris Lee & The Werewolves will be live at the Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant in Swansboro, NC. The band hails from Morehead City and get deep in the blues. Check them out from 8 pm- 12 am.
Mystic Vibrations are live on the deck at Southern Salt Seafood Restaurant in Morehead City from 10 pm – 2 am.
Down in Wilmington there is a live music showcase at Bougie Nights on Princess St. in Wilmington, NC. On the bill you can check out these talented players:
25 Minute Sets of Original Songs from Local Singer-Songwriters FEATURING:
Maitri (Brooklyn, NY)
Hosted by Sean Thomas Gerard
Doors 7 pm. Show 8 pm. NO COVER.
Live at Buccaneer Music Hall each Tuesday it is Steel Shot live from 10 pm – 2 am. That is located on Fire Tower Road in Greenville, NC.
Right here in town you can jam with Big Jim Kohler live at Triple Play Restaurant. He hosts the open mic there each and every Tuesday from 8 pm – 12 am
Well kids that is a wrap on all the music that I found around our area. Regardless of what you choose to do this holiday weekend, please party responsibly. Be kind to your servers and bartenders and remember that FREE music is NEVER FREE, so please spare a dollar or ten for the band. Life is too short not to dance, here is hoping you enjoy this dance!
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