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Dancemakers

Dancemakers

July 20 - July 21

Every year we welcome a wonderfully eclectic and talented group of nationally and internationally recognized dancers and choreographers from around the world to Milwaukee to participate in our graduate Dance MFA program.

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University Community Orchestra Concert

July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

University Community Orchestra, led by conductor Margery Deutsch, performs works from classical and pops repertoires.

Workshop & Professional Development for Dance Teachers

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A one-day, immersive workshop where colleagues from the field of Dance will participate in classes specially designed for educators. Workshops include Somatically Informed Ballet, Laban Movement Analysis for Young Dancers, and Composition.

Continuum 2018: After 25 years

September 5 - September 19

Continuum 2018: After 25 years Celebrating Associate Professor Emerita Kay Knight’s 25 year of teaching Wed. Sep 5 ~Wed. Sep 19, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, Sep. 7, 2018, 5-7 pm KSE Gallery  | Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri: 2-7PM/ Sat: 11-3PM Continuum…

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Chantala Kommanivanh

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Chantala Kommanivanh is a Laotian American Artist and co-founding member of the independent hip-hop duo Maintenance Crew. His work investigates cultural hybridity and tensions of identity, as a refugee from the 1964-1975 Secret War in Laos.

Woven Images 2018

September 14 - October 31

Woven Images 2018 showcases selected woven pieces from the Woven Structure and Introduction to Fibers courses in the Department of Art and Design.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Sky Hopinka

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sky Hopinka, a 2017 Nohl Fellow in the Emerging category, is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and a descendant of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. His talk will consider the production of these videos and their influences using selections from his work, as well as adjacent writings, responses, and problems around their existence.

Real Men Sing!

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1,100 7th-12th grade men from around the region come together for a morning of singing! The festival is divided into two choirs - an 800-voice 9th-12th grade choir and a 300-voice 7th and 8th grade choir.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Xavier Monsalvatje

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Xavier Monsalvatje’s work includes ceramic sculpture, painting, and installations mainly focusing on the study of industrial architecture, architectural recovery, and the aesthetic impact of these elements on the landscape.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Marianne Fairbanks

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Marianne Fairbanks is an assistant professor in the Design Studies department at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in venues including The Museum of Art and Design, NY, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, and Museum London, Ontario.

Instruments, Ideas, and Improvisation: An Evening with Susan Alcorn

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The evening will begin with a pre-concert talk by Dr. Tim Sterner Miller at 6:30PM. At 7:30, Alcorn will play a solo set of her original compositions, transcriptions, and improvisations. Alcorn will then be joined by several Milwaukee-based improvising musicians (TBD) for a group improvisation.

UWM Symphony Orchestra Concert with UWM Korea Day Festival

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

UWM Symphony Orchestra will perform a community concert in conjunction with UWM's Korea Day Festival. Details to follow.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Ian van Coller

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ian van Coller was born in 1970, in Johannesburg, South Africa, and grew up in the country during a time of great political turmoil. These formative years became integral to the subject matter van Coller has pursued throughout his artistic career.

UW Milwaukee Chorale and UW Whitewater Chamber Singers in Concert

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The UW Whitewater Chamber Singers travel to Milwaukee to join the UW Milwaukee Chorale in an evening of choral music from a variety of styles, locations, and historical periods.

Fall Choral Showcase

October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the UWM Advanced Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Women's Chorus, and Chamber Choir for an eclectic afternoon of choral music from a variety of styles, locations, and time periods.

Red Velvet

October 17 - October 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until October 20, 2018

One event on July 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

Red Velvet is an exciting journey through a little known historical moment, engaging questions along the way of racism, sexism and the responsibility and value of art in the face of social change.

Crossing Over 2018

October 18 - November 9

Crossing Over showcases works created by undergraduate students of the UWM Peck School of the Arts Department of Art and Design who are receiving scholarship in this school year. This exciting annual event includes artwork produced by these emerging artists in a wide range of mediums and covering a variety of topics.

Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be holding a Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band Concert. Come join us for a night filled with wonderful music!

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UWM Youth Wind Ensemble (UWAY) Concert

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be hosting the UWM Youth Wind Ensemble Concert (UWAY). Come join us for a pleasant afternoon filled with music!

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Emory Douglas

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Emory Douglas created the visual identity for the Black Panther Party and his iconic images came to symbolise the struggles of the movement. As the Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the 1980s, Douglas’s work, described as ‘Militant Chic’, featured in most issues of the newspaper The Black Panther.

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17th Annual Double Reed Day at UWM

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the UWM Music Department's double reed faculty and your fellow players for a day of master classes, workshops, and faculty and ensemble performances.

Cymbeline

November 7 - November 11

A new take on this rarely performed Shakespearean romance and comedy puts women in the seats of power and takes an unflinching look at the things people do for love, dominance and forgiveness when facing the threat of war.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: John Hitchcock

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Indigenous printmaker John Hitchcock uses the print medium with its long history of social and political commentary to explore relationships of community, land, and culture.

The Electric Flute

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A recital featuring UWM Professor Jennifer Clippert and her students in an evening of music for flute and electronics

Beethoven Symphony #9

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jun Kim conducts the UWM Symphony Orchestra, the UWM choirs under the direction of Zack Durlam, Karen Wysocky, and Tony Mudra, and guest soloists in a performance of Beethoven's legendary 9th Symphony.

Beethoven Symphony #9

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until November 10, 2018

Jun Kim conducts the UWM Symphony Orchestra, the UWM choirs under the direction of Zack Durlam, Karen Wysocky, and Tony Mudra, and guest soloists in a performance of Beethoven's legendary 9th Symphony.

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Chamber Music Milwaukee: “Present & Future Music”

November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Chamber Music Milwaukee presents "Present & Future Music," featuring UWM faulty composers, faculty performers & guests, to include acoustic ensemble and computer generated compositions.

The Tempest

November 14 - November 18
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until November 17, 2018

One event on November 18, 2018 at 2:00pm

The players are all met, the stage is set, and Prospero is being cued for his grand entrance to meet his enemies who have been washed ashore on the strange and fantastical island he rules over. Now, with power beyond imagination at his fingertips, Prospero must choose which story will truly set him free: one that ends in revenge he craves or one that ends in forgiveness.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Cappy Counard

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cappy Counard creates jewelry and vessels that honor detail and interconnection. The content of her pieces reflect on memory, observation, potential and realization: what we notice, what persists, the things we hold and the things that hold us.

UWM Middle School Honor Bands Festival

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - November 19 @ 4:00 pm

The UWM Middle School Honor Band Festival is one of the longest standing events of its kind. Our festival provides the region’s most motivated and accomplished middle school instrumentalists an opportunity to work with each other and with regionally and nationally recognized wind band conductor

Object Contemporary Craft Sale

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on May 18, 2018 at 11:00am

Metals, Printmaking, Sculpture, and other UWM student organizations collaborate and showcase their work in a Contemporary Craft Exhibition and Sale.

UWM Summer Metals Workshops

Object Contemporary Craft Preview

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Jewelry and Metalsmithing student organization will be holding its annual sale to show the innovative student work in the art and design program

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Milwaukee Music Festival High School Honor Band

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Renowed composer Frank Ticheli leads the finest high school musicians in the region in the finale of the Milwaukee Music Festival. The UWM Wind Ensemble will open the program with a special performance. General- $8* *There is a $2.00 per…

New Dancemakers

November 28 @ 8:00 am - December 1 @ 5:00 pm
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Wednesday-Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm & 7pm

Nine emerging undergraduate dance-makers challenge the concept of bodies in place-making. Come join us for a day of beautiful and exciting dance!

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Neil Horsky

November 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Neil Horsky is a community artist, educator, musician, and amateur people’s art historian working to cultivate creativity and solidarity among the young and young at heart. He creates clever and biting studio art and public art to protest injustice and to envision a more just world.

UWM Symphony Orchestra Classical Treasures

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The UWM symphony Orchestra will perform a concert, "Classical Treasures", that will be featuring UWM's own Stefan Kartman performing Haydn Cello Concerto.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Ariana Vaeth

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ariana Vaeth, a 2017 Nohl Fellow in the Emerging category, is a representational painter focused on personal narrative. A graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Vaeth recently completed the first artist-in-residence program offered by her alma mater.

Percussion Ensemble Concert

December 6 @ 7:30 pm

The UWM Percussion Ensemble presents its annual December concert featuring a variety of instruments, sounds, and music from different periods.

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Wind Ensemble Chamber Music

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wind Ensemble Chamber Music Concert. Come join us for an evening of wonderful music!

Sounds of the Season Choral Concert

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the UWM Concert Chorale, Advanced Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Women's Chorus, and Chamber Choir for an evening of seasonal choral music from a variety of styles, cultures, and time periods.

University Community Orchestra Concert

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

University Community Orchestra, led by conductor Margery Deutsch, performs works from classical and pops repertoires.

UWM Symphony Band & Friends

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The UWM Youth Wind Ensemble program joins forces with the UWM Symphony Band for a shared Tuesday night concert.

Africa & the Diaspora and Salsa/Merengue Showcase

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

End of the term showcase of Africa & the Diaspora and Salsa/Merengue classes.

Hip-Hop Showcase

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

End of the term Hip-Hop Showcase with the performance of local crews.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Cleo Barnett from Amplifier

January 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

With ten years experience curating art in public spaces internationally, Cleo Barnett now works as the Program Director of The Amplifier Foundation. As Amplifier’s first employee, Cleo has co-produced and co-curated multiple global public art campaigns including the iconic We The People Campaign, Women’s March on Washington, and March For Our Lives.

Vocal Arts Festival

February 1, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - February 2, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

90 10th-12th grade vocalists are selected to participate in UWM's annual Vocal Arts Festival designed for accomplished singers who enjoy both solo and choral performance. Activities include choral rehearsals and concerts, solo masterclasses and lessons, and interest sessions by UWM voice, choral, and music ed faculty.

Vocal Showcase Recital

February 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A recital of classical, musical theater, and CCM vocal solos and ensembles performed by UWM students and faculty. This performance is presented as part of the UWM Vocal Arts Festival.

Vocal Arts Festival Final Concert

February 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The final performance of the 2019 UWM Vocal Arts Festival featuring the UWM Concert Chorale and the Vocal Arts Festival High School Honor Choir.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Ecological Aesthetics panel

February 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The 2018 book, "Ecological Aesthetics: artful tactics for humans, nature, and politics" by Nathaniel Stern, is poetic and scholarly collection of stories about art, artists, and their materials, arguing that ecology, aesthetics, and ethics are inherently entwined, and together act as the cornerstone for all contemporary arts practices.

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Chamber Music Milwaukee

February 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Valentine's Treat! Join UWM Music Faculty Elena Abend, Bernard Zinck, Rene Izquierdo and Elina Chekan along with invited guests for an afternoon of Romantic Chamber Music!

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Glenn Williams

February 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Glenn Williams explores constructs: political, social, or environmental in nature. He deconstructs, reconstructs, and sometimes simply reflects various accepted norms in an effort to expose and on occasion question their impact on varying social realities.

UWAY & Middle School All-Stars

February 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The UWM Youth Wind Ensemble program (UWAY) welcomes selected students who participated in the UWM Honor Bands Festival (Nov. 16-18, 2018). The select group of middle school students will form an "All-Star" Band and perform on the same concert as their high school counterparts, the members of "UWAY."

Broken Hallelujah

February 27, 2019 - March 3, 2019
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One event on March 3, 2019 at 2:00pm

Set in a pause in the fighting in the American Civil War, the stress of survival leads some to a broken Hallelujah, others to a renewed sense of belief in their cause.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kevin Bradley and The Church of Type

February 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Church of Type is the new Letterpress Studio of Kevin Bradley, one of America’s most prolific letterpress printmakers.

UWM Choral Invitational

March 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Three of the finest area high school choirs join the UWM Concert Chorale for a day of high-quality choral music in the Zelazo Center of the Arts. Clinics are free and open to the public. The final concert requires a ticket - tickets can be purchased from the UWM box office.

All My Sons

March 6, 2019 - March 10, 2019
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One event on March 10, 2019 at 2:00pm

Winner of the Drama Critics' Award for Best New Play in 1947, All My Sons established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theater. All My Sons introduced themes that thread through Miller's work as a whole: the relationships between fathers and sons, the conflict between business and personal ethics, and the haunting reminder that the past is not dead. It’s not even past.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Melissa Wagner-Lawler

March 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Melissa Wagner-Lawler's work explores the perception of landscape and place, documenting the moments before change and destruction through artist books and prints.

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Clarinet and Piano Recital

March 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

UWM piano faculty Elena Abend and UWM Alumni Orlando Pimentel will present a recital for clarinet and piano, entitled “Fantasy, Song and Dance" featuring music from European and Latin American composers.

The Food of Love – UWM Men’s and Women’s Choirs

March 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the UWM Advanced Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Women's Chorus, and Chamber Choir for a concert of songs about food, love, and music!

Treble Fest

March 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hundreds of young people from all around the region come together for a morning of joining their voices in song!

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Claudia Hart

March 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Claudia Hart's work deals with issues of representation, and the role of the computer in shifting contemporary values about identity and what might be called the natural. Her project is to de-masculinze the culture of corporate technology by inserting the irrational and the personal into the slick, overly-determined Cartesian world of digital design.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Lucy Derickson

April 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In the studio, Lucy Derickson transforms found pewter serviceware in order to dissect complex human relationships and the objects tangled in that mess. The environmental benefits of using found material is essential to her current studio practice.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Tomory Dodge

April 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tomory Dodge is an internationally recognized contemporary painter, much of this early work depicted scenes of wind blown detritus in desert-like settings, often exhibiting surreal or apocalyptic undertones while maintaining a sense of playfulness.

Wind Ensemble

April 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The UWM Wind Ensemble presents the world premiere of Roger Zare's new oboe concerto featuring Katherine Young Steele, principal oboist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

UWM Flute Day

April 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a day of classes, workshops and performances featuring UWM faculty, students, and alumni. A concluding recital will feature performances by our guest presenters, UWM faculty and students. Bring your flute and be prepared to play! Visit the Box Office

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Jay Wolke

April 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jay Wolke lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. He has had solo exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, the St. Louis Art Museum, Harvard University and the California Museum of Photography.

INVADER? I Hardly Know Her!

April 24, 2019 - April 28, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until April 27, 2019

One event on July 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

Take one clueless groom, add an alien disguised as his bride, mix in a few secret agents, throw in more aliens (and a few surprises) and you end up with an incredibly funny musical romp! Written by the prolific Jason Powell of Milwaukee, this comic space pop opera had it's world premiere in Milwaukee (2009) and subsequently had a successful run at the New York Fringe Festival (2010).

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Zachery Lechtenberg

April 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Zachery Lechtenberg is an artist who "appreciates the shelf ready object," as an avid collector of toys and other items. His highly stylized enamel works take the form of jewelry and narrative plates, with original packaging covered in hand drawn illustrations.

UWM Flute Ensemble Recital

April 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This recital will be featuring students from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and alumni performing a flute ensemble repertoire.

University Community Orchestra Concert

April 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

University Community Orchestra, led by conductor Margery Deutsch, performs works from classical and pops repertoires.

The Children’s Hour

May 1, 2019 - May 5, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until May 4, 2019

One event on July 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

The Broadway revival in 1952 played in the shadow of the House for Un-American Activities, one of the first theatre productions to challenge that group’s vicious allegations, and what can happen when accusations are left unchecked by critical thinking. Originally produced in 1934, the play was banned in several major cities, amid controversial questions of “indecency”.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Mutope Johnson

May 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mutope Johnson has a rich and diverse background in the visual arts. His practice has led him to consider his role as an artist and how creative thinking can serve as a useful tool to establish points of contact between artists and community.

DVC BFA: Senior Design Capstone Showcase

May 2, 2019 - May 18, 2019

The seniors in the Design & Visual Communication program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be showcasing their work from the spring semester.

UWM Symphony Orchestra Season Finale

May 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

UWM Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jun Kim, will conclude its season performing one of the most popular symphonies by Bruckner, Symphony No. 4 "Romantic". Join us for an evening of beautiful music!

Spring Choral Collage Concert

May 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the UWM Concert Chorale, Advanced Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Women's Chorus, and Chamber Choir in their final concert of the 2018-2019 school year as they explore choral literature from a variety of styles, locations, and time periods.

UWAY Soloists and Celebrations

May 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The final concert performance of 2018-19 by the UWM Youth Wind Ensemble program (UWAY) will feature winner(s) of the Annual UWAY Concerto/Solo Competition and a recognition of students who will soon graduate from high school and from the UWAY program.

Africa & the Diaspora and Salsa/Merengue Showcase

May 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

End of the term showcase of Africa & the Diaspora and Salsa/Merengue classes.

Percussion Ensemble Concert

May 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The UWM Percussion Ensemble presents its annual Spring concert featuring a variety of instruments, sounds, and music from different periods.

Hip-Hop Showcase

May 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

End of the term Hip-Hop Showcase with the performance of local crews.

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Dancemakers

July 19, 2019 - July 20, 2019
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Both days at 7:30pm

Every year we welcome a wonderfully eclectic and talented group of nationally and internationally recognized dancers and choreographers form around the world to Milwaukee to participate in our graduate Dance M.F.A. program.

University Community Orchestra Concert

July 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

University Community Orchestra, led by conductor Margery Deutsch, performs works from classical and pops repertoires.

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