Festivals and Events

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Matt Kepnes — The author discusses his new book How to Travel the World on $50 a Day. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Creole Stomp — Cajun-Zydeco Dance never seemed so hot. 6 p.m. Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, 303-987-7845.

A Paris Holiday — Chanteuse Marta Burton, French accordionist Jeff Hooton and clarinetist Rex Spease serve up a savory selection of classic French fare and evocative popular songs from the 1940s. 1:30 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 303-623-7876.

Thursday, July 9

Mary Reynolds Thompson — The author discusses her new book Reclaiming the Wild Soul. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Sixth Annual Rocky Mountain Old-Time Music Festival — Enjoy bluegrass, square dancing in a barn and all the wonderful traditions steeped in old-timeyness. Parish Ranch, 15722 Parrish Road, Berthoud, www.thecroma.org. Through July 12.

Sixth Annual Colorado Burlesque Festival — Join for Thursday night’s Opening Gala hosted by the Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2014 Midnite Martini, or later for the late-night shimmy. 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, The Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver, 303- 293-0075.

Lisa Landry — Hear the best from one of the top three comedians in the country according to Comedy Central’s Top 100 Comedians. 8 p.m. Comedy Works Larimer Square, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through July 12.

Friday, July 10

Hopscotch: The Musical — A special show that helps change the face of domestic violence. 7 p.m. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 303-987-7845. Through July 12.

Wings of Freedom Tour — This special tour offers an amazing opportunity for aviations buffs. Not only can see and explore vintage military aircraft like the B17, B-24, B-25 and P-51C, you can actually take a flight in one. 2 p.m. July 10, 12 p.m. July 12, 4824 Earhart Road, Loveland, www.collingsfoundation.org.

Biergarten Festival — Experience beer, bratwurst, German food and more. 4 p.m. 17832 Highway 8, Morrison, 303-837-1146. Through July 12.

Colorado Black Arts Festival — Watch and experience the wonder with three stages filled with jazz, blues, reggae, gospel, traditional African drum and dance. 10 a.m. City Park, 17th Ave. and Colorado Blvd., Denver, 888-363-1823 ext. 20. Through July 12.

Colorado Irish Festival — Experience the largest Irish celebration in the Rocky Mountains with traditional Irish music performances and dancing, Irish drama and storytelling, crafts, games and food. 5 p.m. Clement Park, 7306 Bowles Ave., Littleton, www. coloradoirishfestival.org. Through July 12.

Rocky Mountain Regional Gay Rodeo — Experience thrills, spills and chills at the 32nd edition of the Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo. 5 p.m. Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. Sixth Ave., Golden, Tickets available through www.crga.us. Through July 12.

Sixth Annual Colorado Burlesque Festival VIP Showcase — See the best come to Denver for this showcase of VIPs of the burlesque world and stick around for the Late Night Naughty Nightcap. 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, The Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver, 303-293-0075.

Colin Jost — Check out stand-up from the SNL “Weekend Update” writer and anchor. Comedy Works, Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800.

Rhythm on the River — Join in the best fest in Longmont, featuring three stages music, art and education, 5K race, local restaurants and breweries and so much more for all ages. 7 a.m. Roger’s Grove Park, Boston St. and Hover, Longmont, 303-776- 6050. Through July 11.

Louisville Street Faire — Check out excellent food, cold drinks, lots of children’s activities, quality arts, crafts and sundries. 5 p.m. Historic Downtown Louisville, 720-722-2044.

Saturday, July 11

Sixth Annual Colorado Burlesque Festival Spectacular — See the best burlesque in the world. Doors: 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Ave., Denver, 303-623-0106.

Fifth Annual Berthoud Chess Open — Four to Five Round Swiss System Chess Tournament at the Berthoud Library. 11 a.m. Berthoud Library, 236 Welch Ave., Berthoud, 970-532-2757.

New Era Wrestling — See high flying action at Colorado’s favorite local pro wrestling circuit. 6 p.m. Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave., Golden, 303- 278-6800.

Longmont Songwriter’s Festival — Join local songwriters for this festival celebrating the power of the written note. 4 p.m. 300 Suns, 335 First Ave., Unit C, Longmont, 720-442-8292.

Monday, July 13

R.O.S.E International Doll & Teddy Bear Expo — See the mastery as doll artists and collectors of all genre’s from all over the world come together. 9 a.m. Crown Plaza DIA Hotel & Convention Center, 15500 E. 40th Ave., Denver, www.roseinternationaldollshow. com. Through July 18.

Tuesday, July 14

Harry MacLean — The author discusses his new book The Joy of Killing. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Betty LaVelle — Hear the the poet and writer speak. 6 p.m. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1203 13th St. Suite A, Boulder, 303-495-3303.

Biennial of the Americas — Experience an international festival of ideas, art and culture hosted in Denver on alternating years. 7:30 p.m. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1101 13th St., Denver, 303-893- 4100. Through July 18.

Wednesday, July 15

Alfred McLaren — The author discusses his new book Silent and Unseen. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Thursday, July 16

Henry V — The Colorado Shakespeare Festival presents one of Shakespeare’s most beloved histories and the conclusion to the four-part series. 7:30 p.m. Colorado Shakespeare Festival, University Theatre, Boulder, 303-492-8008. Select shows through August 8.

Bryan Callan — Enjoy the comedy styling’s of one of MAD TV’s favorite alums. 8 p.m. Comedy Works Larimer Square, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595- 3637. Through July 18.

Friday, July 17

Arsenio Hall — See the star of Coming to America and the man who whooped it up on his own late night show. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through July 18.

Global Dance Festival — For this event, the only one of its kind in the Rockies, the world’s top dancemusic artists head to Colorado to entertain music enthusiasts at Red Rocks. This fest celebrates the evolution of electronic music. Come, Dance, enjoy. Red Rocks Amphitheater, 2901 Ship Rock Dr., Morrison, www.globaldancefestival.com.

2015 Full Draw Film Festival — Experience bowhunting adventure films that will set your heart racing. 7 p.m. Lincoln Center Performance Hall, 417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins, 970-221-6730.

Pump Boys and Dinettes — See a lovely play about love and life in a small town in North Carolina. Miner’s Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington St., Golden, 303-935-3044. Through August 3.

Louisville Street Faire — Check out excellent food, cold drinks, lots of children’s activities, quality arts, crafts, sundries. 5 p.m. Historic Downtown Louisville, 720-722-2044.

Saturday, July 18

Bill Maher — See the comedian and pundit responsible for Real Time and Religulous. 8 p.m. Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado Boulder, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder, 303-492-8423.

Pearl Street Arts Fest — See all the pretty pictures under the sun right in the heart of Boulder. 10 a.m. Pearl Street Mall, Boulder, 303-449-3774. Through July 19.

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival — Celebrate Colorado’s rich Asian Pacific American heritage. Sloan’s Lake Park, 1700 N. Sheridan Blvd., Denver, 303-953-7277. Through July 19.

Breckenridge Brewery Hootenany — Join in the pig-pickin’, music-playing, foot-stomping and beerdrinking block party. 1 p.m. Breckenridge Brewery, 6775 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, 800-328-6723.

Sunday, July 19

Companhia Urbana de Dança. 2 p.m. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, 303-871-7720.

Tuesday, July 21

Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival — See high-flying action at the Cabaret Showcase “Circus of the Night.” 7:30 p.m. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 303-987-7845.

Wednesday, July 22

Megan Carnarius — The author discusses her new book A Deeper Perspective on Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Buffalo Bill Days — Celebrate the rootin’ tootin’ hero of the west with a parade, games and more. Golden, 303-278-9898. Through July 26.

Thursday, July 23

Della Temple — The author discusses her new book Tame Your Inner Critic. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Underground Music Showcase — Experience Denver’s premier indie music festival, with over 400 featured bands across 20 venues. South Broadway Area, Denver, www.theums.com. Through July 26.

Jo Koy — Family funny man and famed comedian Koy brings his stuff to Denver. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through July 25.

Friday, July 24

Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival — Experience two nights of amazing aerial dance in the pursuit of glory and prizes. 7:30 p.m. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 303-987-7845. Through July 25.

Rockygrass — Come put your feet in the river and listen to some of the best pickin’ in the world as top bluegrass bands perform for three days. Planet Bluegrass, 500 W. Main St., Lyons, 800-624-2422. Through July 26.

Louisville Street Faire — Check out excellent food, cold drinks, lots of children’s activities, quality arts, crafts and sundries. 5 p.m. Historic Downtown Louisville, 720-722-2044.

Saturday, July 25

Arvada On Tap — Drink great beer, chow good BBQ and try your hand in a home brew competition. 12 p.m. Ralston Park, 11200 Ralston Road, Arvada, 720-898-3380.

Comedian Sam Adam — The famed funny man is joined by Rachel & the Ruckus. 8 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 303-623-7876.

Marc Maron — The funnyman and host of the WTF podcast brings his special brand of humor to Denver. Doors: 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Ave., Denver, 303-623-0106.

Longmont Fine Arts & Music Festival — See why Longmont is one of Colorado’s best kept secrets as an arts enthusiast destination. 9:30 a.m. Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont, www.coloradoeventsandfestivals.com. Through July 26.

Wednesday, July 29

Tiffany Quay Tyson — The author discusses her new book Three Rivers. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Move Live On Tour — See Julianne and Derek Hough as they dance their way across the stage and into your heart. 8 p.m. Bellco Theater, Denver Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver, 303-228- 8000.

Jim Gaffigan — The whitest comic you’ll ever see, assuming you can stand the glare, comes to Colorado. Doors: 7 p.m. 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, 303-410-0700.

Thursday, July 30

John Heffron — Check out the winner of the second season of Last Comic Standing. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through August 1.

Friday, July 31

Denver County Fair — Honor most of the fine traditions of America’s county fairs. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver, www.denvercoutyfair.org. Through August 2.

Boulder County Fair — More than 100 free events including daily concerts, dancing, car shows and interactive displays. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, 720-864-6460, www. bouldercountyfair.org. Through Aug 9.

Janeane Garafalo — See the famed comedian whose film credits defy listing in such a small space. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works Larimer Square, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through August 1.

Louisville Street Faire — Check out excellent food, cold drinks, lots of children’s activities, quality arts, crafts and sundries. 5 p.m. Historic Downtown Louisville, 720-722-2044.

Saturday, August 1

Cory Ray Slaughter: The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Experience — See the Letterman favorite live. 7:30 p.m. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 303-987-7845. Through August 2.

Denver Beer Olympics — The thrill of competition never tasted so good. 11 a.m. Civic Center Park, E. Broadway Avenue and Colfax, Denver, www.denverbeerolympics.com. Movies & Music in the Park: Wizard of Oz — Open the season with the Wizard of Oz. 7 p.m. Parfet Park, 10th Street and Washington Avenue, Golden, 303-384-8000.

Sunday, August 2

Aerial Dance Festival — Two weeks of intensive aerial dance performance and training, with an opportunity to audition for the Vegas show La Reve. Frequent Flyers Studio, 3022 E. Sterling Circle, Suite 150, Boulder, 303-245-8272. Through August 17.

Henry VI: Part I — The Colorado Shakespeare Festival presents this little seen tale of Henry V’s son, for two shows only. 7:30 p.m. Colorado Shakespeare Festival, University Theatre, Boulder, 303-492-8008. Repeat performance August 5.

Thursday, August 6

John Caparulo — See the well-known funnyman sling his jokes live. 8 p.m. Comedy Works Larimer Square, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through August 9.

Jay Mohr — Check out the former SNLer, comedian, actor, radio host and best-selling author. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works, Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through August 8.

Friday, August 7

Helen Phillips — The author discusses her new book The Beautiful Bureaucrats. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Arise Music Festival — This uplifting festival features three days of music, yoga and workshops. It’s about the environment, love and banding together to create positive change in the world. Dozens of bands will grace three stages in a beautiful setting. Sunrise Ranch, Loveland, www.arisefestival.com. Through Aug. 9.

Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience — In this rock and roll tour-de-force, you will experience all the thrills of a Buddy Holly concert re-imagined. 7:30 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 303-623-7876.

First Friday Art Walk — Check out art and pick up a picture, sculpture or more in the Sante Fe Art District in Denver. 5:30 p.m. Sante Fe Art District, Denver, www.artdistrictonsantafe.com.

First Friday Littleton Art Walk. 6 p.m. Historic Downtown Littleton, Prince St. and Main St., Littleton, 303-795-3700.

Louisville Street Faire — Check out excellent food, cold drinks, lots of children’s activities, quality arts, crafts and sundries. 5 p.m. Historic Downtown Louisville, 720-722-2044.

Saturday, August 8

New Era Wrestling — Colorado’s favorite local pro wrestling circuit. 6 p.m. Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave., Golden, 303-278-6800.

Movies & Music in the Park: Men in Black — Come out for live music and a movie under the stars. 7 p.m. Parfet Park, 10th Street and Washington Ave., Golden, 303-384-8000.

Erie Air Fair — Featuring vendors, static displays of various types of aircraft, helicopter rides, auto displays, music, food trucks, various vendors, beer and wine garden. Erie Municipal Air Field, 395 Airport Road, Erie, 303-664-0633.

Sunday, August 9

Colors of India — Enjoy Indian culture and cuisine under one roof. 11 a.m. Lakewood Events Center, 7864 W. Jewell Ave., Lakewood, 303-987-7845.

Tuesday, August 11

Branson on the Road — See the show that proves that the style of the Grand Ole Opry isn’t dead. 5:30 p.m. BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303- 449-6000, ext. 4. Through May 10.

The Book of Mormon — The hilarious send up by the makers of South Park and Avenue Q. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1101 13th St., Denver, 303- 893-4100. Through September 13.

Wednesday, August 12

Tribute to Segovia — Award-winning Spanish fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Andy Hackbarth pays tribute to the “Father of the Classical Guitar” Andres Segovia through instrumental selections, short stories about Segovia’s life and music and hilarious stage antics. 1:30 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 303-623-7876.

Thursday, August 13

Cristela Alonzo — The star of ABC’s Cristela brings her live humor to town. 8 p.m. Comedy Works Larimer Square, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through August 16.

Friday, August 14

16th Street Fair — Check out art from around Colorado at this free street festival. 11 a.m. 16th Street Mall, Denver, 720-272-7467. Through August 15.

Rocky Mountain Folks Festival — Simply the best folks festival on the Front Range, featuring Sufjan Stevens, Gillian Welch and more. Planet Bluegrass, 500 W. Main St., Lyons, 800-624- 2422. Through August 16.

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest — Join in the celebration of Fort Collins’ birthday with its annual NewWestFest showcasing 250-plus arts, crafts, vendor and food booths, a Kid’s World area and carnival attractions. Downtown Fort Collins, 970-484-6500. Through August 16.

Louisville Street Faire — Check out excellent food, cold drinks, lots of children’s activities, quality arts, crafts and sundries. 5 p.m. Historic Downtown Louisville, 720-722-2044.

Saturday, August 15

GYAAN… Truth through Knowledge — Mudra Dance Studio brings Indian dance to the stage. 8 p.m. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 303-987-7845. Through August 17.

Jazz on Second Avenue — Jazz lovers won’t want to miss this Festival that’s been pleasing folks on the Front Range for five years now. Niwot, www.jaxxon2ndave.com.

Movies & Music in the Park: The LEGO Movie — Come out for live music and a movie under the stars. 7 p.m. Parfet Park, 10th Street and Washington Avenue, Golden, 303-384-8000.

Golden Fine Arts Festival — Check out highquality artwork, a friendly atmosphere, a gorgeous setting adjacent to Clear Creek, and lots of complimentary and lively activities. 10 a.m. Historic Downtown Golden, www.goldenfineartsfestival.org. Through August 16.

Lafayette Peach Festival — Experience what all the fuzz is about at this celebration of the sweet nectarines of the gods. 9 a.m. Old Town Lafayette on Public Road, Lafayette, 303-666-9555.

Western Welcome Week Grand Parade and Festival Day — Kick off the week of festivities with the Grand Parade. 8 a.m. Downtown Littleton. For information about Western Welcome Week events, call 303-794-4870 or visit www.westernwelcomeweek.org.

Tuesday, August 18

Audrey DeLalla Benedict and Joseph Gay Kaydos — The authors discusses their new book The Salish Sea. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Thursday, August 20

Fortune Feimster — Laugh it up with this lovable southern comic and former Last Comic Standing competitor. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274- 6800. Through August 22.

Saturday, August 22

An Evening Under the Stars — Join the Colorado Ballet for a night of dance, music and stars. 7:30 p.m. Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720-898-7200.

Boulder Craft Beer Festival — Join Boulder’s beloved breweries in a boisterous bash for beer. 1 p.m. Municipal Building Campus Park, 1777 Broadway, Boulder, 303-449-3774.

Movies & Music in the Park: Frozen — Come out for live music and a movie under the stars. 7 p.m. Parfet Park, 10th Street and Washington Ave., Golden, 303-384-8000.

Sunday, August 23

Garrison Keillor’s A Prarie Home Companion: America the Beautiful, 41st Anniversary — Join the host of A Prairie Home Companion on the 41st Anniversary Tour. Doors: 6 p.m. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, 720-865-2494.

Thursday, August 27

Paul Levitt — The author discusses his new book Dreams Bigger Than the Night. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Michelle Battiste, Leslie Anne Mcilroy and Ellen Orleans — Three notable poets will be on hand to read, recite and discuss. 7 p.m. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Cafe, 1203 13th St., Suite A, Boulder, 303-495-3303.

Riot Fest — Get your punk and rock on at this touring festival. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver, www.riotfest.org. Through August 30.

Arj Barker — Meet “Dave” from Flight of the Conchords and hear all his fabulous humor. 8 p.m. Comedy Works Larimer Square, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through August 29.

Friday, August 28

Kevin Nealon — The mayor on Weeds and SNL fan favorite returns to Denver. 7:15 p.m. Comedy Works Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through August 29.

Festival on Main — Enjoy Longmont’s premier event at their Quinceanera celebration featuring Latino music, a fashion show, piñata activity and games. Street performers appearing as live statues, jugglers, stilt walkers, a 14-foot bubble-making machine, a climbing wall, bounce houses, fire and aerial dancers and many more hands-on activities for the kids. 6 p.m. Downtown Longmont, 303-651-8484.

NedFest — Nederland’s celebrated music festival returns with three days of bluegrass, funk and rock and roll, with a hint or two of jazz. Jeff Guercio Memorial Baseball Field, 151 E. St., Nederland, www.nedfest.org. Through August 30.

Saturday, August 29

Dream Project — Experience the latest from the nonprofit dance company. 6 and 8 p.m. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 303-987-7845.

GreenBeerFest — Rock out with music, beer and more at the third annual event celebrating clean water. 2 p.m. Boulder Central Park, Broadway and Canyon, Boulder, www.greenbeerfest.com.

Second Annual Oktoberfest Kick-Off — Beer hall antics abound at this traditional German fest. 12 p.m. 17832 Highway 8, Morrison,www. tevedelweiss.org. Through August 30.

Great Erie Outdoor Adventure — Enjoy overnight camping in the Erie Community Park, plus other activities such as a climbing wall, kayak tanks, mountain bike course/demo, mobile ropes course and a variety of environmental education vendors. Erie Community Park, 450 Powers St., Erie, 303-926-2793. Through August 30.

First Annual Pints at the Park — Join local breweries and food vendors in celebrating the end of summer with beer, bites, and more. 12 p.m. Community Park, 955 Bella Vista Drive, Louisville, 303-666-5747.

Friday, September 4

A Taste of Colorado: Festival of Mountain and Plain. 11:30 a.m. Civic Center Park, E. Broadway Avenue and Colfax, Denver, 303-295-6330. Through September 7.

Saturday, September 5

Tour de Fat — Celebrate beer and bikes with a parade, cruiser ride, music and more. 9 a.m. Civic Center Park, Fort Collins, 970-221-0524.

Brian Regan — Celebrated comedian Brain Regan brings his act to Red Rocks. Doors: 6:30 p.m. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, 720-865-2494.

Saturday, September 12

Tour de Fat — Celebrate beer and bikes with a parade, cruiser ride, music and more. 11 a.m. City Park, 17th and York, Denver, 970-221-0524.

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