Patel Conservatory presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Performed by Patel Conservatory students in grades 5-12, Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip comes to life onstage in Clark Gesner’s classic...

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The Azure Sky In Oz

Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
THE AZURE SKY IN OZ, by William Leavengood, is a powerful, funny, but unflinching drama about two women whose lives are profoundly changed by their immersion...

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Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
In this hilarious new three-character comedy based on the best-selling book of the same title, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof...

Fourth Friday: Celebrate Downtown at The Straz

Apr 28, 2017
Celebrate downtown at the Straz during fourth Friday. Live and local artist Taylor Reed will be performing from 6 to 9 p.m.  Save 20% on Master of...
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Symphonie Fantastique - The Florida Orchestra

Apr 28, 2017
Through music, the orchestra tells the story of French composer Hector Berlioz in his Symphonie Fantastique, a self-portrait of an artist’s destructive...

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Best of Tampa Bay

Apr 29, 2017
Join us at "Tampa's Best Party!" This all-you-can-eat food and drink extravaganza boasts more than 40 of Tampa Bay's finest restaurants and...

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An Evening of song with Aaron Tveit

Apr 30, 2017
Aaron Tveit, who created the role of Gabe Goodman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next To Normal, began his Broadway career when a mock audition for...


Let's Play Live

Apr 30, 2017
The future of entertainment events is here. This nerdcore fantasy unites gamers in an outrageous evening of insanity and energy with YouTube game channel...

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Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I

May 02, 2017 - May 07, 2017
“I doubt I’ll see a better production in my lifetime.” – Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal “SOMETHING WONDERFUL indeed...

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Spring Music Spectacular: A Concert for Peace

May 03, 2017
Patel Conservatory performing groups and ensembles will join together for a night of wonderful music-making, all centered around the theme of peace. Groups...

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Patel Conservatory presents Evening of Dance

May 05, 2017
The performance features students in ballet, tap, jazz and Flamenco dance from the Open Dance Program.

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Lumina Youth Choirs Spring Sing

May 06, 2017
The sounds of spring are in the air!  You are invited to join Lumina Youth Choirs for an afternoon of beautiful music as our 2016-2017 season comes to...

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Private Lesson Recitals

May 06, 2017
SAT • MAY 6 • 10AM-6PMFREE Enjoy the talents of youth and adult students who take music lessons with the artist-teachers of the Patel Conservatory...
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RiverFest - Secret Walls

May 06, 2017 - May 07, 2017
Secret Walls (formerly Secret Wars) pits teams against each other in a dramatic, timed contest of artistic skill. This race-against-the-clock features one...
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Tampa Bay Symphony Dazzling Inspirations

May 07, 2017
Featuring Jeffrey Multer, violin ​Composer Competition Winner Holst - Beni Mora - Oriental Suite for Orchestra, Op 29, No. 1 Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto...


That's the Spirit

May 11, 2017
A benefit for the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Enjoy a five-course dinner presented by five celebrated chefs paired with specially...

Sebastian Maniscalco

Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That?

May 12, 2017
Saying what we’re all thinking has always been Sebastian Maniscalco’s specialty. Except when he says it, it’s a whole lot funnier, and that...

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The American Songbook: Then and Now - The Florida Orchestra

May 12, 2017
Nobody loves a piano like Tony DeSare. The jazzy singer-songwriter-pianist has a style that’s all his own. From Sinatra to Prince from Mercer to...

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Patel Conservatory Youth Ballet's Beginning Dance 1 Recitals

May 13, 2017
The Beginning Dance 1 recitals takes place in the TECO Theater and begin with a class demonstration to show skills learned throughout the year. It concludes...

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Masters of Dance: Balanchine and Robbins plus Petipa’s Don Quixote Suite

May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Next Generation Ballet presents Masters of Dance: Balanchine and Robbins plus Petipa’s Don Quixote Suite. Any young dancer dreams of the day he...

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Mother's Day Brunch

May 14, 2017
Seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.Make reservations for the 11 a.m. seating.Make reservations for the 1:30 p.m. seating. A Mother’s Day extravaganza...

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Darrin Bradbury

May 15, 2017
Darrin Bradbury spent years as the front man for Big Wilson River before striking out on his own. A road-seasoned singer-songwriter, Bradbury brings an old...

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Opera Tampa League’s Wondrous Wednesday

May 17, 2017
Join us for a cocktail reception celebrating another successful opera season — including a special musical preview of our 2017-2018 season. WED •...

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Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue

May 17, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017
Stumpy and Latham are working-class housepainters in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Husband and wife Bummy and Lexi are their upscale clients. Blue may be the...

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Latin Nights

May 18, 2017
Maestro's proudly presents its Latin Nights series, an evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials...

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Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto - The Florida Orchestra

May 19, 2017
Described as both powerful and poetic, TFO debut pianist Dejan Lazic performs Beethoven’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor,” in the...

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Patel Conservatory End-of-Year Celebration

May 20, 2017
This celebration of Patel Conservatory’s brightest and best are highlighted in our annual End-of-Year Celebration. Graduating senior musicians, Theater...

A Night of Joy & Praise

A Night of Joy & Praise with the Mann Family Tour

May 21, 2017
Come and join Stella award winner, Tamela Mann and David Mann aka Mr. Brown for a  Night of Joy and Praise - comedy and music.Price Level 1 includes a...

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Finding Neverland

May 30, 2017 - Jun 04, 2017
Approximate running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes FINDING NEVERLAND is Broadway’s biggest new hit and the winner of's Audience...

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The Naked Magicians

Jun 02, 2017 - Jun 03, 2017
The Naked Magicians returns to The Straz! The show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious magicians say...

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Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase

Jun 04, 2017
The Straz Center presents this Tony Awards® inspired awards showcase in Ferguson Hall to honor area high school musical theater programs and students...

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2017 City of Tampa Parks & Rec. Dance & Gym Recitals

Jun 09, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017
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mad Theatre presents Company

Jun 15, 2017 - Jul 02, 2017
mad Theatre of Tampa presents Stephen Sondheim's musical comedy Company. Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical...

Jim Jefferies

Jim Jefferies: The Unusual Punishment Tour

Jun 16, 2017
Comedian Jim Jefferies has firmly established himself as one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, with a controversial and belief...

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Junior Intensive Showcase

Jun 16, 2017
This showcase features students who are enrolled in the Jr. Intensive (Full day option).  Students will perform what they learned during their two week...

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Showstoppers, Jr. : Thunder Mountain Revue

Jun 16, 2017
Performed by students in grades 5-8. Head for the hills and join an optimistic ensemble of Thespians, two Slapstick Squirrels, and the Tragedy Trio as they...

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Tig Notaro

Jun 16, 2017
One of Rolling Stone’s 50 best stand-up comics of all time, the sensational Tig Notaro is currently best known for her starring role on the semi...

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Latin Nights

Jun 22, 2017
Maestro's proudly presents its Latin Nights series, an evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials...


Patel Conservatory presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Jun 22, 2017 - Jul 02, 2017
Step into the enchanted world of the modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, where Patel Conservatory students grade 9-college bring this "...

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An Evening of song with Leslie Odom Jr.

Jun 23, 2017
Direct from his Tony®-winning role as Aaron Burr in Broadway’s hottest hit, Hamilton, Leslie Odom, Jr. appears in this solo concert for one...

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Voice of the Nightingale

Jul 01, 2017
Voice of the Nightingale with Filipino singer Lani Misalucha in concert with a live band 

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Bring It! live

Jul 02, 2017
After a massive sold-out 2016 summer tour, Lifetime®’s hit series Bring It! is back by overwhelming demand. The Bring It! Live tour will feature...

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Patel Conservatory presents Shakepeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jul 06, 2017
THU • JUL 6 • 7:30PM Challenged by professional instructors, students delve into one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, while honing...

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Patel Conservatory presents Choral and Chamber Music Intensive Concert

Jul 07, 2017
Enjoy an evening of new works and traditional favorites of choral music, string chamber music and works for combined orchestra and choir as our Choral and...

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Disney's The Little Mermaid

Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017
An Under the Sea Sensation! With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this beautiful Broadway hit is based on your favorite Disney film...

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Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9

Jul 12, 2017 - Aug 06, 2017
Jobsite closes the season with a reimagining of what Creative Loafing named a “Top 10 Play of the Decade.” Imagine a British sex farce put into a...

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Patel Conservatory presents Jazz Intensive Concert

Jul 14, 2017
The smooth stylings of summer jazz will be featured in this culminating performance from the students of the Patel Conservatory Summer Jazz Intensive as they...

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Latin Nights

Jul 20, 2017
Maestro's proudly presents its Latin Nights series, an evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials...


Patel Conservatory presents Disney's The Lion King, Jr

Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle ... and...

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Next Generation Ballet's Summer Intensive Showcase

Jul 21, 2017
This performance features over 150 students from all across the United States, Mexico, Canada and Hong Kong who are enrolled in the Next Generation Ballet...

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Paw Patrol Live!

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
PAW Patrol is on a roll with the first-ever live tour! It's the day of the Super Adventure Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy...

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End-of-Summer Music Blowout

Aug 02, 2017
Summertime gives our students the opportunity to dream and discover in performance opportunities they might not have during the school year. Come check out...

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Patel Conservatory Popular Dance (PCPD) Summer Intensive

Aug 04, 2017
This showcase features students who are enrolled in the Patel Conservatory Popular Dance (PCPD) Intensive. Students will perform what they learned during...

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Patel Conservatory presents Showstoppers: Once Upon a Dream

Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 06, 2017
Showstoppers, celebrates the most celebrated classic and contemporary songs from Disney films and musical songbook. Students in grades 9-college have the...

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Motown The Musical

Aug 08, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017
It began as one man’s story … became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown The Musical is the true American...

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Summer Evening of Dance

Aug 11, 2017
This performance features students who are enrolled in the Open Dance Program in ballet, tap, jazz and Flamenco dance.   

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Latin Nights

Aug 17, 2017
Maestro's proudly presents its Latin Nights series, an evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials...

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Latin Nights

Sep 14, 2017
Maestro's proudly presents its Latin Nights series, an evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials...

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RENT - 20th Anniversary Tour

Sep 19, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway … and forever changed the landscape of American theater. Two decades...

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Sep 30, 2017
The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. The...

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AC² An Intimate Evening With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen: Deep Talk and Shallow Tales

Oct 07, 2017
Join Cohen and Cooper for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. The late-night talk show host and the journalist, longtime...

Silly Sam

Silly Sam the Music Man

Oct 07, 2017
Silly Sam brings his magical treasure of wind instruments, strings, percussion and electronics for kids to connect with the wonder of sound. Children love...

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On Your Feet!

Oct 24, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
The music is irresistible. The story is unforgettable. From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through...

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Junie B. Jones

Nov 04, 2017
Outspoken, precocious, lovable, Junie B. Jones navigates the angst-ridden world of first grade in this colorful, funny, fast-paced musical about new friends,...

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Fun Home

Nov 28, 2017 - Dec 03, 2017
Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can.  The &ldquo...

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The Book of Mormon

Dec 05, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017
The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith...

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Love Never Dies

Dec 12, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017
The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. The year is 1907. It is 10...

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School of Rock

Jan 02, 2018 - Jan 07, 2018
SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on...

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Forever Plaid

Jan 12, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018
Back by popular demand!

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View From Above with Terry Virts, astronaut

Jan 16, 2018
Sometimes, a little distance is all you need to see things in a brand new way. For astronaut Terry Virts, his newfound perspective unfolded from his seat on...

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Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour

Jan 19, 2018 - Jan 21, 2018
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in RIVERDANCE - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined...

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Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

Jan 21, 2018
What could be worse than a rainy day with nothing to do? How about the arrival of a cat with Thing One and Thing Two? Come along as Sally, her brother and...

The Barber of Seville

Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville

Feb 02, 2018 - Feb 04, 2018
The race for Rosina’s love is on — but how can Count Almaviva get her from Dr. Bartolo’s clutches? Almaviva needs the man about town who...

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The Lightning Thief

Feb 03, 2018
Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy Jackson is the prime suspect. On top of that, Percy is about to be kicked out of boarding school...

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The Phantom of the Opera

Feb 14, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will return to Tampa as part of a brand new...

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro

Mar 02, 2018 - Mar 04, 2018
No one can do barely controlled chaos better than Mozart, and this uproarious sequel to The Barber of Seville features Almaviva, Figaro, Bartolo, and Rosina...

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The Color Purple

Mar 06, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018
THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter...

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A Wild Life with Bertie Gregory, photographer and filmmaker

Mar 08, 2018
Whether camping with wolves on Vancouver’s western beaches, pursuing peregrine falcons in London or filming leopards in the streets of Mumbai, Bertie...

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Lippo the Clown's Small Family Circus

Mar 10, 2018
Giggle, guffaw and howl with laughter as loveable Lippo the Clown comes to town with his small family circus. They bring the beloved acts of the classic...

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The Bodyguard

Mar 20, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018
Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical will star Grammy® Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox! Former Secret Service agent...

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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Mar 27, 2018 - Apr 01, 2018
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record...

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Standing at the Water’s Edge with Cristina Mittermeier, marine biologist and photographer

Apr 03, 2018
Photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier knows the power of water: the power to give life when it is respected and the power to destroy when it is misused...

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Opera Gala 2018

Apr 07, 2018
Hosted by the Opera Tampa League, this annual event is a highlight of the opera season. It is always an unforgettable evening including the presentation of...

Lady Macbeth

Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth

Apr 13, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
Scottish heath? Check. Toil, trouble? Double check. Macbeth, commander of the Scottish army, meets a trio of witches on his way home from work and...

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Apr 24, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by five-time Grammy® nominee...

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The Sandi Sylver Puppet Show

May 12, 2018
Children cheer for the enchanting cast of characters Sandi Sylver brings to life in this annual favorite. These soft, fabric puppets handled with Sandi's...

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