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Westport, NY 12993 United States

August 2013

Ballard Park Concert

August 1, 2013 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

Ballard Park Concert, Thursday, August 1 7:15 pm at Ballard Park, Westport, NY Meadowmount presents concerts several times each season. Concerts feature students, faculty, and distinguished guest artists. These inspiring performances feature young artists who exemplify the legendary Meadowmount tradition of excellence and pursuit of the highest professional standards. Concert recordings are available for purchase. Contact the school for more information at 518 962-2400.

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Michael Chorney and Hollar General at Ballard Park

August 22, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
Free

See Michael Chorney and Hollar General in concert at Ballard Park in Westport, NY, on August 22, at 7PM. The band plays a new kind of “Americana” – one as broad and wide as the name suggests. Folk, blues, rag, jazz, chamber music – a blend as authentic as the source. Learn more here.

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July 2014

Soundwaves Concert: Taylor Haskins & Fuzzy Logic

July 3, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

Soundwaves: Westport Community Concert Series at Ballard Park This summer Taylor Haskins has lured some incredible talent out of the city & from across the lake to perform at this summer’s nine week Westport Community Concert Series at Ballard Park – ‘Soundwaves’. The season starts on Thursday July 3rd @ 7:30 with Haskins performing music from his critically acclaimed album Fuzzy Logic (released in early 2014 on Sunnyside Records). Supporting Haskins will be legendary jazz guitarist Ben Monder and a string orchestra…

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Soundwaves Concert: Barika

July 17, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

Barika Barika @ SOUNDWAVES A community summer concert series on the shores of Lake Champlain Ballard Park, Westport, NY Thursday July 17th at 7:30 PM Soundwaves is pleased to present the Burlington jazz-funk-Afrobeat band Barika, which has been called "Vermont’s best-kept musical secret," on July 17th as part of the Westport Community Concert Series at Ballard Park. The members of Barika are: Craig Myers (Kamel N'goni) Caleb Bronze (drums) Rob Morse (bass) Andrew Moroz (trombone and keys) Will Andrews (Synth/ Effects)…

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Soundwaves Concert: Taylor Haskins & Fuzzy Logic

July 22, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

Taylor Haskins & Fuzzy Logic @ SOUNDWAVES A community summer concert series on the shores of Lake Champlain Ballard Park, Westport, NY Tuesday, July 22nd at 7:30 pm Soundwaves is pleased to present veteran Jazz Trumpeter Taylor Haskins & ‘Fuzzy Logic’ with the Meadowmount String Orchestra on Tuesday July 22nd as part of the Westport Community Concert Series at Ballard Park. Please note the special Tuesday night addition as this concert has been rescheduled from its original rained out event! Due to the large…

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Soundwaves Concert: Manuel Valera & Samuel Torres

July 24, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

Manuel Valera & Samuel Torres perform at Ballard Park on Thursday, July 24th at 7:30PM in Soundwaves concert. (Credit: Soundwaves) Mauel Valera & Samuel Torres @ SOUNDWAVES A community summer concert series on the shores of Lake Champlain Ballard Park, Westport, NY Thursday, July 24th at 7:30PM Soundwaves is pleased to present the Grammy Nominated Manuel Valera & Samuel Torres in a Duo Concert on July 24th as part of the Westport Community Concert Series at Ballard Park. When the…

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Soundwaves Concert: Meadowmount Quartets

July 31, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
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Meadowmount School of Music String Quartets Thursday, July 31st @ 7:30pm A community summer concert series on the shores of Lake Champlain at Ballard Park, Westport, NY  Soundwaves is pleased to present two weeks of strings at the Westport Community Concert Series at Ballard Park. The kick off will be this Thursday July 31st with the Meadowmount School of Music featuring a series of string quartets. The 2014 summer series continues at 7:30 every Thursday night through August 28th on the hillside amphitheater overlooking Lake…

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August 2014

Soundwaves Concert: 9 Horses

August 7, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
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Thursday August 7th, critically acclaimed violinist Sara Caswell, the virtuosic mandolin player Joe Brent and celebrated bass player Shawn Conley will bring their celebrated trio ‘9 Horses’ to Ballard Park. A community summer concert series on the shores of Lake Champlain at Ballard Park, Westport, NY Thursday August 7th, critically acclaimed violinist Sara Caswell, the virtuosic mandolin player Joe Brent and celebrated bass player Shawn Conley will bring their celebrated trio ‘9 Horses’ to the pavilion. Local favorites, Staber & Chasnoff…

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Soundwaves Concert: Jason Lindner & Super Future Griot

August 21, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

Jason Lindner (Credit: Soundwaves) Jason Lindner & Super Future Griot @ SOUNDWAVES A community summer concert series on the shores of Lake Champlain At Ballard Park, Westport, NY Thursday, August 21 at 7:30 pm Soundwaves is pleased to present Jason Lindner & Super Future Griot on August 21st as part of the Westport Community Concert Series at Ballard Park. Jason Lindner’s newest project featuring Gilmar Gomes (percussion - Richard Bona, Angelique Kidjo) and Nate Smith (drums - Dave Holland, Chris…

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Soundwaves Concert: Rebecca Martin & Larry Grenadier

August 28, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

Soundwaves Concert: Rebecca Martin & Larry Grenadier Rebecca Martin | voice, guitar & Larry Grenadier | acoustic bass Performing music from their 2013 recording Twain A community summer concert series on the shores of Lake Champlain At Ballard Park, Westport, NY Thursday August 28th at 7:30 pm Soundwaves is pleased to present Rebecca Martin & Larry Grenadier on August 28th as part of the Westport Community Concert Series at Ballard Park. This concert is being presented by: Cloudsplitter Carpentry, Heritage Properties, Lake Champlain…

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July 2015

Soundwaves Concert: ALAN FERBER NONET

July 2, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
Free

For the last six years, Alan Ferber has been recognized as one of the leading trombonists of his generation in Down Beat’s International Critics’ Poll and Readers’ Poll. He has released six albums as a bandleader, all of which blur the traditional boundaries of jazz through an intriguing mix of influences. The Wall Street Journal describes his music as "somehow both old school and cutting edge." Alan’s newest release, March Sublime, features stunning new music for big band and was nominated for a 2014 Grammy award…

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Soundwaves Concert: Ray Vega and Tales from the Boogie Down

July 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
Free

Ray Vega | Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Percussion Brian McCarthy | Saxes, Andrew Moroz | Keyboard, Robinson Morse | Electric Bass, Caleb Bronz | Drums, Scott Dean | Congas This concert is being presented by: The Galley Bar and Restaurant at the Westport Marina   "Tales from the Boogie Down" is an adventurous sextet that combines elements of Jazz, Latin and Funk, all cooked in the same pot. A native of the South Bronx, trumpeter Ray Vega is a much in-demand musician. He has performed & recorded with many world-class musicians, including…

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Soundwaves Concert: Kate McGarry & Keith Ganz

July 16, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
Free
Kate McGarry

Kate McGarry | Vocals & Keith Ganz | Guitar With 5 critically acclaimed CDs and a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal CD Kate McGarry has become recognized as a jazz artist who brings authenticity and vitality to every song regardless of genre. The Wall St. Journal calls her, "Austere and elegant," New York Times pronounced her music, "astute and sensitive."She currently performs in jazz clubs, Performing Arts Centers and festivals throughout the US and abroad. As an educator she has…

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Soundwaves Concert: Brandee Younger

July 23, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
Free

Brandee Younger | Harp "Younger taps into the spiritual well that fueled the art of both Ashby and Coltrane, yet she remains ever-cognizant of the time in which she lives and plays." - All About Jazz A versatile artist who has been proven to defy genres and labels, this young harpist has created a unique niche in both traditional and non-traditional harp arenas. In addition to expressively interpreting traditional harp repertoire, this young harpist plays in a style reminiscent of Dorothy…

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Soundwaves Concert: Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band

July 30, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
Free

Kat Wright | Vocals Shane Hardiman | Keys, Josh Weinstein | Bass, Gabe Jarrett| Drums, Bob Wagner | Guitar, Luke Laplant | Bari Sax, Jake Whitesell | Sax, Dave Purcell | Trumpet •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• in·dom·i·ta·ble inˈdämitəbəl/ adjective 1. impossible to subdue or defeat. Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band are on a mission to fill you with music that aims right for the heart and moves your soul without overlooking your ass … and they won’t be defeated in their quest. It all starts with the voice…

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August 2015

Meadowmount Student Quartets in Ballard Park

August 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
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Join us for beautiful, classical chamber music with Meadowmount Quartets!  Talented students from Meadowmount School of Music will bring an evening of classical chamber music to Ballard Park. Meadowmount students range from the ages of eight to thirty and hail from around the world to study at this prestigious summer school, now celebrating its 72nd season. Esteemed Meadowmount alumni include Joshua Bell, Kyung-Wha Chung, Lynn Harrell, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman and Itzhak Perlman. In addition to their twentieth…

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Soundwaves Concert: Joel Harrison and Spirit House

August 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
Free

Joel Harrison | Guitar Michael Bates | bass, Jeremy Clemons | drums, Taylor Haskins | trumpet Named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2010, Washington D.C. native Joel Harrison has long been recognized as a highly gifted guitarist, composer, arranger, vocalist and songwriter. A survey of Harrison’s body of work would be a bit like spinning a globe and stumbling on regions with names like Duke Ellington, Hendrix, The Beatles, John Mclaughlin, and Charles Ives. Wielding a focused lens and an ever-increasing courage to take risks with…

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Soundwaves Concert: Jamie Baum Quartet

August 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
Free

Jamie Baum | Flute JAMIE BAUM, NYC flutist/composer/recording artist/clinician has toured the US, and over 28 countries working with several renowned musicians including George Russell, Randy Brecker, Donald Brown, Dave Douglas, Fred Hersch, Uri Caine, Ralph Alessi and Wadada Leo Smith. Though focusing primarily on jazz, she has been involved in several projects, performances and tours performing classical, new music, Brazilian, Indian and Latin music. Receiving critical praise for five CD’s as a leader, Sight Unheard (w/Dave Douglas, Kenny Werner) on…

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September 2015

Westport Shakespeare in the Park Festival: JULIUS CAESAR

September 6, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
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JULIUS CAESAR, Shakespeare’s first great tragedy, will be performed outdoors at Ballard Park in Westport, New York on September 6 at 3:00 pm. This is American Studio Theater’s 14th consecutive Labor Day weekend production for the town’s popular annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park festival. Free admission for all! The audience is encouraged to bring blankets and/or chairs for seating. This production of JULIUS CAESAR, a story of political maneuvering, conspiracy and assassination, will be set in modern times. This production will be directed…

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July 2016

Soundwaves Concert: CAMILA MEZA

July 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

Camila Meza | Vocals & Guitar This concert is generously being presented by: Lois & Rich Rawson “Meza captivated the crowd … an extra dose of eclectic brashness.” - Natalie Weiner, Billboard Vocalist/guitarist/composer CAMILA MEZA is a rarity, a glorious triptych of an artist. She possesses a gift for composing brilliant musical landscapes, a captivating, soulfully pure vocal instrument, and a consummate prowess on guitar, ablaze with irresistible melodies and improvisations. Camila Meza, originally from Santiago, Chile, has garnered rapt…

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Soundwaves Concert: Richard Julian

July 14, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

Richard Julian | Vocals & Guitar This concert is generously being presented by: The Deer’s Head Inn in Elizabethtown. Please join us as we celebrate our grand reopening this summer! “One of the best songwriters and record makers I’ve heard in a very long time.” - Randy Newman Richard Julian is a critically acclaimed American songwriter, guitarist, and singer.   He has released seven albums. His latest record, Fleur De Lis was written and recorded in New Orleans and is…

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Soundwaves Concert: Robinson Morse’s Sound of Mind

July 21, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

This concert is generously being presented by: The Galley Restaurant at the Westport Marina. Please join us after the show at The Galley Restaurant to continue the music at their weekly Open Mic! Robinson Morse | bass, Taylor Haskins | trumpet, e.v.i. & effects, Luke Laplant | baritone sax & effects, Bryan McNamara | alto sax, Jake Whitesell |tenor sax, Andrew Moroz | trombone, Parker Shper | keys and synth, Max Bronstein | guitar, PJ Davidian | percussion and Zach…

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Soundwaves Concert: The Snaz

July 28, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

Dharma Ramirez | vocals & guitar, Nina Cates | bass, Zack James | drums, and Mavis Eaton | keyboards The Snaz, a name so awesome and mysterious most are left dumbstruck at the very sound. But the name is not the only fantastical aspect of the musical group that is leaving audiences everywhere impressed (and with a little hearing damage). No no, the individuals making it up are also pretty cool and the music being produced is savagely above average.…

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August 2016

Soundwaves Concert: Sarah Neufeld, The Ridge

August 4, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

Sarah Neufeld | Violin & Vocals w/ Stefan Schneider | Drums Sarah Neufeld is a violinist and composer based in Montréal, Canada. Best known as a member of Arcade Fire, she is also a founding member of the acclaimed contemporary instrumental ensemble Bell Orchestre, and most recently as half of an exciting new duo with renowned saxophonist Colin Stetson. Neufeld began developing pieces for solo violin in a formal sense in 2011, though she has made improvisation and solo composition…

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Soundwaves Concert: Nir Felder

August 11, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

Nir Felder | Guitar, Jimmy Macbride | Drums and Orlando le Fleming | Bass This concert is generously being presented by: Cloudsplitter Foundation Called “the next big jazz guitarist” by NPR, hailed by the New York Times as a “whiz kid”, and dubbed “incredible” by the Montreal Gazette, Nir Felder is a new voice in jazz guitar. Growing up in the New York City suburbs, Felder spent his youth playing in rock bands while learning about jazz at the local…

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July 2017

Soundwaves: Anais Mitchell

July 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
Free

As part of the Soundwaves summer concert series held at Ballard Park in Westport, Soundwaves will present Anais Mitchell on Thursday, July 6th at 7:30pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for the outdoor performance. Local food trucks including The Bronx Bistro & Dubb's BBQ available at 6:30. Inclement weather will find the concert across the street in the Westport Heritage House.

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Soundwaves: Charlie Hunter Trio

July 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
Free

As part of the Soundwaves summer concert series held at Ballard Park in Westport, Soundwaves will present the Charlie Hunter Trio on Thursday, July 13th at 7:30pm.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair for the outdoor performance. Local food trucks including The Bronx Bistro & Dubb's BBQ will be available at the top of the park beginning at 6:30.  Inclement weather will find the concert across the street in the Westport Heritage House.

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Soundwaves: Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge

July 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
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As part of the Soundwaves summer concert series held at Ballard Park in Westport, Soundwaves will present Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge on Thursday, July 20th at 7:30pm.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair for the outdoor performance. Local food trucks including The Bronx Bistro & Dubb's BBQ will be available at the top of the park beginning at 6:30.  Inclement weather will find the concert across the street in the Westport Heritage House.

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Soundwaves: Colin Stetson

July 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
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As part of the Soundwaves summer concert series held at Ballard Park in Westport, Soundwaves will present Colin Stetson on Thursday, July 27th at 7:30pm.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair for the outdoor performance. Local food trucks including The Bronx Bistro & Dubb's BBQ will be available at the top of the park beginning at 6:30.  Inclement weather will find the concert across the street in the Westport Heritage House.

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August 2017

Ploughman’s Lunch Concert

August 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

A local North Country band with great energy and spirit. Their mix of originals and covers runs the spectrum of folk rock and good time music. Guitars, fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, bass and drums blend to create the wholesome sounds of the mountains.

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Meadowmount School of Music Concert

August 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

Exceptional young musicians come together in the Adirondacks for summer training toward a professional career in classical music. Famous alumni include Yo-Yo Ma, Danel Heifetz and Itzhak Perlman.

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Ken and Brad Kolodner Concert

August 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

This father and son bluegrass duo take old time music to a new realm, infusing their musical, tasteful and hypnotizing approach with what Bluegrass Today calls their "tight, top-notch sound."

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Pony Truck Concert

August 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States

This popular Burlington band with Westport native Chris Sherman returns with special guest Ryan Ober, and featured guest NYC blues legend Hugh Pool.

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July 2019

Westport Ballard Park Concert Series

July 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 22, 2019

Ballard Park, Ballard Park
Westport, NY 12993 United States
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Westport's Ballard Park will host Thursday evening concerts through July and August. Concerts begin at 7:00 pm. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair to enjoy music at this beautiful amphitheater set against a Lake Champlain backdrop. Admission is free and in case of rain, concerts move across the street to the Westport Heritage House. Here is the line up for summer 2019: July 11: Mango JamJuly 18: Brewflies RevengeJuly 25: HeardAugust 1: Ryan ClarkAugust 8: Meadowmount School of MusicAugust 15: SwaleAugust…

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