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March 2017

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03/01/2017 - 10:00
Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series: Side by Side with the Youth Symphony of Kansas City
Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series: Side by Side with the Youth Symphony of Kansas City

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor Join the Kansas City Symphony and the Youth Symphony of Kansas City as they rehearse side by side on stage in Helzberg Hall. Assistant Conductor Jason Seber will lead this open rehearsal. This event is free and open to the public. Please visit kcsymphony.org for more information and free tickets. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

03/01/2017 - 10:00

 
 
 
03/03/2017 - 10:00
Marble Crazy
Marble Crazy

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Description: Glass artists from across the country gather at the Moon Marble Company in Bonner Springs KS for 2 days of marble making demonstrations. Their work will be displayed and for sale to the public. Submitted by: Lynda Sproules Moon Marble Company

03/03/2017 - 10:00

 
 
03/03/2017 - 19:00
Kathy Mattea featuring Bill Cooley
Kathy Mattea featuring Bill Cooley

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Description: Grammy-winning bluegrass singer Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, share one of Nashville's most musically rich partnerships. The duo meets as old friends, welcoming you into "The Acoustic Living Room" to play songs near and dear to their hearts – including Mattea's beloved classics such as "18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses." http://www.k-state.edu/mccain/events/2016-2017/kathy-mattea.html The McCain box office is open weekdays 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 90 minutes before each performance. 785.532.6428 Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

03/03/2017 - 19:00

 
 
03/03/2017 - 19:00
Kansas City Cello Quartet
Kansas City Cello Quartet

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Description: The Kansas City Cello Quartet will be performing again at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church. Come join us for an exciting evening of rich music and the soulful sound of four cellos like you have never heard before. With a program ranging from The Marriage of Figaro to Joplin Rags there will be something for everyone. There will be a freewill offering and a reception with food following the program. Submitted by: Jerry Radek Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church

03/03/2017 - 19:00

 
 
03/03/2017 - 19:00
That Dam Booze Event 2017 Craft Beer, Spirits & Wine
That Dam Booze Event 2017 Craft Beer, Spirits & Wine

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Description: Always a wonderful event on the eve of the KCBE, previously billed as 'That Dam Beer Event'. This year the offerings have expanded to include tastings of Craft Beer, Spirits & Wine! This tasting event, as always, will be coupled with wonderful bites provided by Merchants Pub + Plate. Specific labels and menu coming soon! Sponsored by Standard Beverage , Downtown Lawrence, Merchants Pub + Plate & Abe & Jake's Landing! http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=7200985&pl=abea... Submitted by: Rochelle Marsh Downtown Lawrence, Inc.

03/03/2017 - 19:00

 
 
03/03/2017 - 21:30
Kathy Mattea featuring Bill Cooley
Kathy Mattea featuring Bill Cooley

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Description: Grammy-winning bluegrass singer Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, share one of Nashville's most musically rich partnerships. The duo meets as old friends, welcoming you into "The Acoustic Living Room" to play songs near and dear to their hearts – including Mattea's beloved classics such as "18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses." http://www.k-state.edu/mccain/events/2016-2017/kathy-mattea.html The McCain box office is open weekdays 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 90 minutes before each performance. 785.532.6428 Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

03/03/2017 - 21:30

 
 
03/04/2017 - 07:30
Douglas County Severe Weather Symposium
Douglas County Severe Weather Symposium

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Description: The 17th Annual Severe Weather Symposium is a day of training designed to provide instruction in advanced storm development, spotter safety, and the importance of spotter reports. The presentations will include incredible storm videos, experts in the field from the public and private sectors, and will conclude with a Panel discussion with the presenters, National Weather Service meteorologists, and local television meteorologists. Mark your calendar and make plans to join meteorologists, emergency managers, amateur radio operators, storm spotters and weather enthusiasts on March 4th from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree Lawrence. Tickets are $15 and available at http://bit.ly/DGCOSymposium. Due to limited seating, payment is due by February 23rd. Contact Douglas County Emergency Management at 785-832-5259 for more information. Submitted by: Abby Schletzbaum Douglas County Emergency Management

03/04/2017 - 07:30

 
 
03/04/2017 - 09:00
Acting 101 Workshop
Acting 101 Workshop

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Description: Great Plains Theatre Academy is offering an acting workshop. Ages 11-adult Time 9am - 12pm Date March 4 Cost $25/person or $20 for PGP members ​ This is a one-day workshop designed to expose beginning actors to some of the most popular acting techniques currently taught and in use on stage and screen. Every student will participate in exercises, readings, and improvisations developed to help them to experience what ‘acting’ feels like and introduce them to different techniques and methods that can be further pursued. ​ To reserve your spot or for more information, call 785-263-4574 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

03/04/2017 - 09:00

 
 
03/04/2017 - 16:00
Kansas Poetry Out Loud State Contest
Kansas Poetry Out Loud State Contest

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Description: High school students from across the state will vie for the title of Kansas Poetry Out Loud champion March 4 earning the right to represent the state at the National Poetry Out Loud contest held in Washington D.C. April 24- 26. The contest begins at 4 PM and will be held in the Salina Community Theatre Sunflower Financial black box theater. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Students will present three memorized poems taken from an anthology of almost 1000 poems ranging from the classics to contemporary. The event is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts , the Poetry Foundation and the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. Submitted by: Deb Kohn Kansas Poetry Out Loud

03/04/2017 - 16:00

 
 
03/04/2017 - 19:30
"The Sorcerer" Opera
"The Sorcerer" Opera

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Description: Join us for “The Sorcerer” written by Gilbert & Sullivan to be performed on March 4th at 7.30pm and March 5th at 2pm in Richardson Performing Arts Center on the Southwestern College campus. Reservations and questions can be directed to cms@sckans.edu or calling 620-229-6188. The Sorcerer debuted in 1877 and is a comic story following two lovers by the names of Alexis and Aline in their pursuit of unconditional love and adoration. To ensure that Aline truly reciprocates his feelings, Alexis hires a sorcerer to secretly distribute a love potion to the entire town of Ploverleigh. After a momentary slumber, the village awakens, resulting in utter chaos as each citizen instantly falls in love with the wrong person. The production will feature three professional opera singers in residence at Southwestern College. Our leading lady for the production, Alyssa Toepfer, has been deemed a soprano with "unbridled dexterity"(Kansas City Star) and "creamy warmth" (KC Independent). She has been seen professionally with Wichita Grand Opera, Lawrence Opera Theatre, Kansas City Civic Opera, and Sounds of South Dakota. Our title role will be sung by tenor, Kenneth Clymer, a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and winner of the Dallas-Fort Worth Division NATS Competition. He has also been seen with Wichita Grand Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and the Bay Area Summer Opera Theatre Institute. Lastly, tenor Dylan Moore will perform the role of Alexis. Moore has been seen professionally with Wichita Grand Opera as a cover and chorus member, receiving his first role as Nepomuc in The Grand Duchess in October 2015. The production is directed by Southwestern College alumnus, Anna Rosell, who was an intern with Santa Fe Opera in Summer 2016. The performance will also feature seasoned local and regional singers in the principal roles. These include Charles McKinzie, Deanne Fort, Ben Rivers, Hannah Shelley, Jasmine Jackson, and Erin Buster. Stephen Gehly and William Wade will also join the cast as the Page and the God, Arhimanes. The Community Music School will also have a full chorus and orchestra to complete the operatic experience for any type of opera goer. Whether it is your first time or your thousandth time, The Sorcerer is certainly a must-see event of the season. For ticket reservations or questions regarding the production, contact Community Music School Director, Dylan Moore by emailing cms@sckans.edu or calling 620-229-6188. Tickets can also be reserved online at www.sckans.edu/TheSorcerer. Submitted by: Brandi Young The Community Music School

03/04/2017 - 19:30

 
 
03/04/2017 - 20:00
Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up
Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up

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Description: Saturday March 4, 2017 at 8:00 PM Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Forty years after recording “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” American legend and six-time GRAMMY Award-winner Art Garfunkel continues to thrill audiences with his stories, poetry, and signature vocals. Exploring folk, rock, and pop, Garfunkel’s music is melodically wistful and nostalgically soulful. Throughout his solo career and his time as part of the incomparable Simon & Garfunkel, Garfunkel’s works left an indelible impact on American music, including major popular hits such as “The Sound Of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “I Only Have Eyes For You,” and “All I Know.” Hailed by the New York Times as a “beautiful countertenor,” he is known for his vulnerable performances and his personal connection with audiences. Join us for an evening of lyrical melodies and poetic storytelling from this musical giant that will uplift and soothe your spirit. Submitted by: Margaret Hair Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

03/04/2017 - 20:00

 
 
03/05/2017 - 14:00
Kansas City Symphony Family Series: Around the World in 80 Days
Kansas City Symphony Family Series: Around the World in 80 Days

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor Join Phileas Fogg as he sets sail on massive steamer ships, boards lightning-fast locomotives and hops on an elephant for a frantic race to the finish line in this near-impossible challenge. The Kansas City Symphony and local theatre artist Alex Espy present this world premiere adaptation, bringing Jules Verne’s enduring classic to life through inventive staging and storytelling, puppetry and a specially curated collection of symphonic favorites. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime! Tickets start at $20 for adults and $10 for children. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

03/05/2017 - 14:00

 
 
03/05/2017 - 14:00
"The Sorcerer" Opera
"The Sorcerer" Opera

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Description: Join us for “The Sorcerer” written by Gilbert & Sullivan to be performed on March 4th at 7.30pm and March 5th at 2pm in Richardson Performing Arts Center on the Southwestern College campus. Reservations and questions can be directed to cms@sckans.edu or calling 620-229-6188. The Sorcerer debuted in 1877 and is a comic story following two lovers by the names of Alexis and Aline in their pursuit of unconditional love and adoration. To ensure that Aline truly reciprocates his feelings, Alexis hires a sorcerer to secretly distribute a love potion to the entire town of Ploverleigh. After a momentary slumber, the village awakens, resulting in utter chaos as each citizen instantly falls in love with the wrong person. The production will feature three professional opera singers in residence at Southwestern College. Our leading lady for the production, Alyssa Toepfer, has been deemed a soprano with "unbridled dexterity"(Kansas City Star) and "creamy warmth" (KC Independent). She has been seen professionally with Wichita Grand Opera, Lawrence Opera Theatre, Kansas City Civic Opera, and Sounds of South Dakota. Our title role will be sung by tenor, Kenneth Clymer, a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and winner of the Dallas-Fort Worth Division NATS Competition. He has also been seen with Wichita Grand Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and the Bay Area Summer Opera Theatre Institute. Lastly, tenor Dylan Moore will perform the role of Alexis. Moore has been seen professionally with Wichita Grand Opera as a cover and chorus member, receiving his first role as Nepomuc in The Grand Duchess in October 2015. The production is directed by Southwestern College alumnus, Anna Rosell, who was an intern with Santa Fe Opera in Summer 2016. The performance will also feature seasoned local and regional singers in the principal roles. These include Charles McKinzie, Deanne Fort, Ben Rivers, Hannah Shelley, Jasmine Jackson, and Erin Buster. Stephen Gehly and William Wade will also join the cast as the Page and the God, Arhimanes. The Community Music School will also have a full chorus and orchestra to complete the operatic experience for any type of opera goer. Whether it is your first time or your thousandth time, The Sorcerer is certainly a must-see event of the season. For ticket reservations or questions regarding the production, contact Community Music School Director, Dylan Moore by emailing cms@sckans.edu or calling 620-229-6188. Tickets can also be reserved online at www.sckans.edu/TheSorcerer. Submitted by: Brandi Young The Community Music School

03/05/2017 - 14:00

 
 
03/05/2017 - 16:00
KSEA Solutions First Sunday Support Group
KSEA Solutions First Sunday Support Group

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Description: Kansas Support, Education, and Advocacy Solutions for kidney patients and their care givers will be hosting its First Sunday Support Group at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Sunday March 5th from 4-6 p.m. You will find the support group informative and inspirational. Submitted by: Terry Roberts KSEA Solutions, INC.

03/05/2017 - 16:00

 
 
03/05/2017 - 18:00
Bowling for Rhinos
Bowling for Rhinos

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Description: What’s better than bowling? Bowling for a global cause that started here in Kansas City 30 years ago! This March marks the 30th anniversary for the Greater Kansas City American Association of Zoo Keepers’ (GKC AAZK) nationally recognized bowl-a-thon: Bowling for Rhinos. Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) was originated in 1987 by a group of Kansas City zoo keepers that were concerned about the plight of rhinos in Africa. Their desire to help has led to an annual, national event that has raised over $6.6 million. Over the past 30 years, the Kansas City community has helped our chapter raise over $120,000. This historic event will be held at Premier Bowling in Raytown, MO on Sunday, March 5 from 6:00-9:30 pm. The GKC AAZK invite YOU to join us to bowl, have fun, and raise much needed funds for the conservation of endangered rhinos and the ecosystems they inhabit. Rhinos have lived on Earth for over 50 million years, but may not survive the next 50. Rhinos are poached for their horns and poaching is being conducted by sophisticated international criminal syndicates that smuggle horns to Asia. Registration is $20 per person and includes 3 games and shoe rental. Register between 6:00 and 6:30 pm the evening of the event or pre-register by February 18 and receive a FREE BFR t-shirt! Registration information can be found by visiting: www.kcaazk.webs.com. Collect donations to win BFR swag! Prizes for top male and female bowler. Enjoy other events during the bowl-a-thon such as our raffle and silent auction. All donations are tax deductible, and 100 percent of donated funds go to Bowling for Rhinos’ conservation projects. Individuals can support Bowling for Rhinos in several ways: Become an event sponsor or sponsor a bowler Bowl as an individual or team to raise money Donate an item to be used in the raffle or silent auction All of the proceeds from the national BFR events go to supporting three rhino sanctuaries in Indonesia, Sumatra and Kenya, while also raising community participation with Action for Cheetahs in Kenya. Please visit aazk.org/committee/bowling-for-rhinos/ for more information about the individual conservation organizations that benefit from Bowling for Rhinos. For more information about the Greater Kansas City American Association of Zoo Keepers: www.kcaazk.webs.com and www.facebook.com/kcaazk For registration and more BFR information contact: Jacque Blessington, President, GKC AAZK kcaazk@yahoo.com 816-513-8960 Submitted by: Jacque Blessington Greater Kansas City's American Association of Zoo Keepers

03/05/2017 - 18:00

 
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03/06/2017 - 19:30
An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth
An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth

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In a career that spans film, television and stage, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor and songstress Kristin Chenoweth is perhaps best well known for her work on the ABC series Pushing Daisies, FOX’s hit comedy Glee and NBC’s political drama The West Wing. However, fans of Broadway know the “popular” Hollywood Walk of Fame performer as smash-hit Wicked’s original Glinda the Good Witch. Chenoweth is a passionate supporter of many charities and philanthropic efforts, and in 2013 she partnered with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center Foundation, establishing the Kristin Chenoweth Fund for Arts and Education. She brings her unique and powerful voice to Lawrence for a one-night-only performance of some of the most unforgettable songs from Broadway and best-loved canons of the Great American Songbook.

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$24-$34 Student/Youth
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03/06/2017 - 19:30

 
 
 
03/08/2017 - 17:00
Silver Lake High School Fundraiser for NYC trip
Silver Lake High School Fundraiser for NYC trip

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Description: Silver Lake High School students are traveling to New York City in June and we need your help to get there! We are having a fundraiser at Spangles from 5-8 PM. Simply tell the cashier that you are there for the SLHS fundraiser and order a delicious meal! Submitted by: Tiffany Wiles Silver Lake High School

03/08/2017 - 17:00

 
 
03/09/2017 - 11:30
The Chamber of Lawrence, Kansas Host Ribbon- Cutting for NEWLY REMODELED Lawrence, Kansas Donation Center
The Chamber of Lawrence, Kansas Host Ribbon- Cutting for NEWLY REMODELED Lawrence, Kansas Donation Center

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Description: Grand Re-opening of Lawrence, Kansas Donation Center with new features: • New donation double-wide door where attendants can help unload two cars at a time. • New store has fresh paint, new floors, remodeled bathroom and a “college corner” with KU gear and more! The back room is reconfigured to allow employees to be more efficient and productive as they sort through generous donations. • Open until 9p every day except Sunday (til 6p). • Guided tour of the newly remodeled store at noon followed by light lunch. • One of the most generous stores in the region with nearly 1000 donors a week! Submitted by: Ellen McDonald Goodwill of Western MO & Eastern KS

03/09/2017 - 11:30

 
 
03/09/2017 - 19:00
Those Who Lead, Read
Those Who Lead, Read

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Description: A monthly speaker series engaging our community in a timely discussion about literacy and leadership. This month hear from Steve Wade, Director of F15 Middle East Sustainment Programs discuss international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie. Submitted by: Rachel Millard Friends University

03/09/2017 - 19:00

 
 
 
03/11/2017 - 09:00
LETWomen Conference
LETWomen Conference

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Description: LET Leadership, Elevation & Transformation for Women (LET Women) Conference: To expand the definition of leadership to include and elevate all intersections of women, because empathy and opportunity do not have a gender. Saturday March 11, Capitol Federal Hall-KU Lawrence Campus, 9a-1p, registration begins at 8am. For registration and additional information go to ILS.KU.EDU/LETWOMEN. Submitted by: Lisa Brown Institute for Leadership Studies

03/11/2017 - 09:00

 
 
03/11/2017 - 19:00
Dervish
Dervish

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Description: The hauntingly charismatic vocals of Cathy Jordan and the dazzling virtuosity of award-winning instrumentalists Tom Morrow on fiddle, Liam Kelly on flute, and Shane Mitchell on accordion, have propelled Dervish into one of the most in-demand Celtic ensembles in the world. With its foundation in legendary pub sessions, its current high-energy style is the result of years of international touring. The solid rhythm playing of Brian McDonagh and Michael Holmes drives the band, whose concert performances are a myriad of tones and moods ranging from high energy tunes, played with fluidity and intuitiveness, to beautifully measured songs; from charming lyrics of life and love, to inspiring melodies that lift audiences from their seats. http://www.k-state.edu/mccain/events/2016-2017/dervish.html The McCain box office is open weekdays 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 90 minutes before each performance. 785.532.6428 Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

03/11/2017 - 19:00

 
 
03/11/2017 - 19:00
Great Plains Theatre: Eddie Delahunt - Irish Folk Singer
Great Plains Theatre: Eddie Delahunt - Irish Folk Singer

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Description: "Delahunt's warm voice, gravelly around the edges and big and open as the prairie, manages to exude the comfort of an Irish peat fire and the homespun qualities of mid-America" -Sing Out! Magazine "Performing is the best feeling of all," says Eddie. "It's never the same twice. I never use a set list as one song begets another and one crowd is, of course, different than another. A nice applause is always appreciated, but putting a smile on someone's face or a tear in their eye--that's magic!" Tickets $100 Table for Four, $20 General Admission Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

03/11/2017 - 19:00

 
 
03/11/2017 - 19:00
Eddie Delahunt, Irish Folk Music Concert
Eddie Delahunt, Irish Folk Music Concert

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Description: Eddie Delahunt was a huge hit when he came to grace our stage in 2016, so we asked him to come back again! Tickets $20/person or a Table for Four $100. Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

03/11/2017 - 19:00

 
 
03/11/2017 - 20:00
Ben Folds with the Kansas City Symphony
Ben Folds with the Kansas City Symphony

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor Multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds returns to join forces with the Kansas City Symphony. First as the leader of critically-acclaimed band Ben Folds Five and now as a solo artist, his career includes multiple studio and live albums, a remix record, music for television and film, plus numerous collaborations with artists from Sara Bareilles to William Shatner. Don’t miss this one-night-only performance with Ben Folds and your Kansas City Symphony! Tickets start at $50. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

03/11/2017 - 20:00

 
 
03/11/2017 - 21:30
Dervish
Dervish

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Description: The hauntingly charismatic vocals of Cathy Jordan and the dazzling virtuosity of award-winning instrumentalists Tom Morrow on fiddle, Liam Kelly on flute, and Shane Mitchell on accordion, have propelled Dervish into one of the most in-demand Celtic ensembles in the world. With its foundation in legendary pub sessions, its current high-energy style is the result of years of international touring. The solid rhythm playing of Brian McDonagh and Michael Holmes drives the band, whose concert performances are a myriad of tones and moods ranging from high energy tunes, played with fluidity and intuitiveness, to beautifully measured songs; from charming lyrics of life and love, to inspiring melodies that lift audiences from their seats. http://www.k-state.edu/mccain/events/2016-2017/dervish.html The McCain box office is open weekdays 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 90 minutes before each performance. 785.532.6428 Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

03/11/2017 - 21:30

 
 
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03/13/2017 - 20:00
WICHITA JAZZ FESTIVAL'S JAZZ ON THE ROX! WITH THE MERGE QUARTET
WICHITA JAZZ FESTIVAL'S JAZZ ON THE ROX! WITH THE MERGE QUARTET

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Description: The Wichita Jazz Festival continues its on-going Jazz on the Rox! Concert Series at Roxy’s Downtown, 412 ½ E. Douglas, on Monday, March 13th at 8:00 pm with the fiery and dynamic contemporary jazz ensemble, MERGE Quartet. Tickets are $10, $5 with Student ID. MERGE Quartet features four nationally-known jazz performers and educators: saxophonist Arthur White (Russell Malone, Robin Eubanks, Randy Brecker), guitarist and composer William Flynn (UNT One O’Clock Lab Band, The Songbook Project), bassist Miki Masuda Jarvis (IAJE All-Star Community College Band, Bodo Ensemble), and drummer Kim Trujillo (Junior Mance, Don Braden). The group’s debut recording on the Artists Recording Collective label is due out Fall, 2017. The event also comes less than a month before the start of the 2017 Wichita Jazz Festival with an expanded lineup of events over a 10-day period. Information about the Festival and ticket giveaways for Fest concerts will also be offered at the MERGE Quartet concert. The full list of 2017 Wichita Jazz Festival events is posted on the Festival website . FOR MORE INFORMATION: Roxy’s Downtown: roxysdowntown.com admin@roxysdowntown.com (316) 265-4400 Wichita Jazz Festival: wichitajazzfestival.com wichitajazzfestival@gmail.com 316-978-6273 Submitted by: William Flynn Wichita Jazz Festival

03/13/2017 - 20:00

 
 
03/14/2017 - 19:30
Shaolin Warriors
Shaolin Warriors

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Description: Representing over a thousand years of Chinese martial arts culture, Shaolin Warriors is a wildly popular theatrical experience performed by masters of Kung Fu. In this fully choreographed stage production, Shaolin Warriors brings the remarkable skill, stunning artistry and death-defying martial-arts prowess of more than 20 Kung Fu masters to stages throughout the world. Beginning at a very young age, the Kung Fu masters are trained in mental and physical disciplines, perfecting the art of hand-to-hand and weapons combat which allows them to perform unbelievable feats of athleticism that only seem possible in the movies. The production features many forms of Shaolin Kung Fu as well as a look at the daily life of the warriors and their Zen philosophy. Shaolin Warriors has entertained more than one million people across the globe since 2000. The legend continues in 2016 when the Kung Fu masters bring their astonishing stunts to packed houses across North America to the delight of audiences of all ages. http://www.k-state.edu/mccain/events/2016-2017/shaolin-warriors.html The McCain box office is open weekdays 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 90 minutes before each performance. 785.532.6428 Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

03/14/2017 - 19:30

 
 
03/15/2017 - 19:30
Imani Winds
Imani Winds

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More than North America’s premier wind quintet, Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the U.S. Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations and inspirational outreach programs. With two composers as part of the ensemble and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions.

The group continues its Legacy Commissioning Project, in which the ensemble is commissioning, premiering and touring new works for woodwind quintet written by established and emerging composers of diverse musical backgrounds, including Jason Moran, Stefon Harris, Danilo Perez, Simon Shaheen and Mohammed Fairouz. The Lied Center of Kansas is participating in the Project by serving as the lead commissioner for a new work by Indian-American female composer Reena Esmail. The world premiere of this new work will be at the Lied Center.

 

03/15/2017 - 19:30

 
 
03/16/2017 - 09:00
WEALTH Day at the Capitol
WEALTH Day at the Capitol

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Description: Event: WEALTH Day at the Capitol Thursday, March 16 | 9:00-2:00 pm Kansas Statehouse, Topeka, KS Don't miss the opportunity to learn about important issues facing Kansas! Join fellow Kansans at the Kansas State Capitol on Thursday, March 16th. Together we’ll share information about Water, Energy, Air, Land, Transportation and Health in Kansas. Start the day with an Interfaith climate vigil, followed by an advocate policy briefing, exhibits, local foods lunch, and legislator meetings. Come and go as you like, but RSVP before March 9th to join us for the complimentary local foods lunch! For a complete agenda and to register for the complimentary lunch visit the Climate + Energy Project's website,www.climateandenergy.org OR register at tinyurl.com/WEALTHrsvp. Event made possible by hosts and event sponsors; Hosted by: Climate + Energy Project, Kansas Rural Center, Kansas Interfaith Action, Kansas Natural Resources Council, Kansas City Chapter Kansas NAACP, Diesel Health Project, and Grassland Heritage Foundation. Submitted by: Jamie Hofling Climate + Energy Project

03/16/2017 - 09:00

 
 
03/16/2017 - 16:30
Book Signing: "Refugees! A Family's Search for Freedom and a Church That Helped Them Find It" by author, Jeanne Jacoby Smith
Book Signing: "Refugees! A Family's Search for Freedom and a Church That Helped Them Find It" by author, Jeanne Jacoby Smith

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Description: Tonight the Bookends Bookstore at 123 Main St., in Hutchinson, is hosting a Book Signing for my new book, "Refugees! A Family's Search for Freedom and a Church That Helped Them Find It". The venue will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This book is one that I (the author) chronicled near the end of the Vietnam War when the boat people were fleeing by the thousands. Our church received a family, and from the moment they walked into the airport, I began writing the story of our resettlement. The year that followed revealed many surprises, many of which were heart-rending. We were especially shocked to learn that they had left a baby there. It took 14 more years after living in the U.S., before they were able to retrieve her. The intent of this book is to give Americans, who often are immune to the horrors of war, a realistic idea of what it is like to be caught in the midst of conflict in progress. The refugees whose story is told in my book were forced to flee their country when soldiers broke into their home and beat the father very badly. Our church in Ohio resettled them, and today, they are worthy citizens of the United States. Once again, this book is a true story of refugees who fled Vietnam. I was privileged to be able to chronicle their story while our church was resettling them. - Book by Dr. Jeanne Jacoby Smith, Professor Emerita, McPherson College, KS Submitted by: Jeanne Jacoby Smith, Ed.D. Working with Bookends Boostore, Hutchinson, KS

03/16/2017 - 16:30

 
 
03/17/2017 - 10:30
Flint Hills Wisdom Keepers Foundation President
Flint Hills Wisdom Keepers Foundation President

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Description: Please broadcast the following press release in the KPR calendar announcements Flint Hills Wisdom Keepers Annual Gathering in Council Grove, Kansas, April 28-30, 2017, is bringing together five Native American Elders and Presenters from indigenous nations around the U.S. It will be held at beautiful Flint Hills White Memorial Camp on Council Grove Lake. Interested participants are invited to join. Visit the website mentioned below for names, tribes and bios of Native American Elders and Presenters sharing ancestral traditions and ceremonies and also discussions on today's tribal challenges. Sacred Circle Firekeeping will take place day and night. Traditional dancers in regalia will perform from Haskell Indian Nations University. The weekend is a celebration of indigenous story-telling, drumming, wisdom, dance, humor, ingenuity, strength, perseverance, and games. Make your own drum at the Gathering's Sacred Drum Workshop Saturday eve, April 29th. Three, two and one-day options are available for registration. For more information or to register, see Gathering website, www.fhwisdomkeepers.org, email fhwisdomkeepers@gmail.com or call 785-539-2819. Flint Hills Wisdom Keepers Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Submitted by: Pat Embers Mrs.

03/17/2017 - 10:30

 
 
 
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03/21/2017 - 18:30
Book Launch & Live Jazz: Carolyn Glenn Brewer's "Changing the Tune"
Book Launch & Live Jazz: Carolyn Glenn Brewer's "Changing the Tune"

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Description: In a discussion of her new book, local author, music educator, and social historian Carolyn Glenn Brewer examines the role of the Kansas City Women's Jazz Festival in helping women secure a long-sought place in jazz in the 1970s. Live music provided by participants of the WJF. Submitted by: Elizabeth Whitby University of North Texas Press

03/21/2017 - 18:30

 
 
 
 
03/24/2017 - 20:00
Kansas City Symphony Classical Series: Hope Springs Eternal: Sibelius’ Second
Kansas City Symphony Classical Series: Hope Springs Eternal: Sibelius’ Second

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Anne Akiko Meyers, violin NIELSEN Overture to Maskarade EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA Fantasia (world premiere) RAVEL Tzigane SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 At a time when Finland was under Russian domination, Sibelius’ Second Symphony was viewed as a message of hope. Today, the fiercely dramatic and ultimately triumphant work is one of Sibelius’ most-loved compositions. The sparkling overture to Danish composer Nielsen’s opera, Maskarade, sets the stage for a tale of romance and mistaken identity. American virtuoso Anne Akiko Meyers stars in not one, but two works for violin and orchestra — the world premiere of Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara’s violin concerto, Fantasia, and Ravel’s Tzigane, inspired by vibrant Gypsy music. Tickets for this Kansas City Symphony concert start at $25. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

03/24/2017 - 20:00

 
 
03/25/2017 - 11:00
Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series: Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers
Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series: Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers

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Description: Witness incredible coaching as virtuoso violinist Anne Akiko Meyers welcomes two students to perform on stage in Helzberg Hall. This event will also feature a Q&A with Music Director Michael Stern and Meyers, who is in town to perform with the Kansas City Symphony. Students interested in performing should submit a nomination form no later than Monday, March 6. Please visit kcsymphony.org for more information and free tickets. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

03/25/2017 - 11:00

 
 
03/25/2017 - 11:00
Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series: Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers
Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series: Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers

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Description: Witness incredible coaching as virtuoso violinist Anne Akiko Meyers welcomes two students to perform on stage in Helzberg Hall. This event will also feature a Q&A with Music Director Michael Stern and Meyers, who is in town to perform with the Kansas City Symphony. Students interested in performing should submit a nomination form no later than Monday, March 6. Please visit kcsymphony.org for more information and free tickets. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

03/25/2017 - 11:00

 
 
03/25/2017 - 19:00
Broken Spoke Concert
Broken Spoke Concert

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Description: Broken Spoke, Country/Classic Rock/Blues/Southern Rock Tickets are $15 General Admission or $80 for a table for Four. Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

03/25/2017 - 19:00

 
 
03/25/2017 - 19:00
Michael Gulezian in Concert with Art by Angie Pickman
Michael Gulezian in Concert with Art by Angie Pickman

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Description: Paper cut artist Angie Pickman, and renowned guitarist Michael Gulezian, will present an evening of art meets music March 25, 2017, at the Cider Gallery, located at 810 Pennsylvania Street in Lawrence, KS. An evening social will begin at 7:00 pm, followed by Gulezian's guitar concert at 7:30 pm. Admission is a suggested donation of $15. All ages are welcome. A cash bar will be available. The Arizona-based Gulezian is touted as one of the most highly acclaimed solo acoustic instrumental guitarists of our time, with Garrison Keillor, of A Prairie Home Companion, saying, "If I could play guitar the way Michael Gulezian does, I would just sit in front of a mirror and watch myself do it." He's been called the musical link between John Fahey and Michael Hedges. Pickman is a Lawrence, KS based artist, nationally recognized for her cut paper art that combines the art of traditional paper cutting with collage to create intricately detailed works of art and animations. She exhibits at galleries and art fairs nationally, does illustration, animation and design work, conducts public presentations on her art, and teaches various art classes and workshops.Most recently, her work has been featured in Midwest Living and Martha Stewart Living magazines, and her animation work premiered on PBS in the summer of 2016 in the documentary “Daughters of the Forest”. She calls Gulezian a friend, saying, “I have been a fan of Michael's music for many years.We’ve been working together to make an animated music video for a song off his forthcoming album.It is my great honor to be able to present my art alongside his on this one night during his current tour.A huge thank you to The Cider Gallery for making this event possible.” For more on Gulezian, visit http://www.timbrelinemusic.com For more on Pickman's work, visit http://www.ruralpearl.com Submitted by: Angie Pickman Rural Pearl Studio

03/25/2017 - 19:00

 
 
03/25/2017 - 20:00
Kansas City Symphony Classical Series: Hope Springs Eternal: Sibelius’ Second
Kansas City Symphony Classical Series: Hope Springs Eternal: Sibelius’ Second

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Anne Akiko Meyers, violin NIELSEN Overture to Maskarade EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA Fantasia (world premiere) RAVEL Tzigane SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 At a time when Finland was under Russian domination, Sibelius’ Second Symphony was viewed as a message of hope. Today, the fiercely dramatic and ultimately triumphant work is one of Sibelius’ most-loved compositions. The sparkling overture to Danish composer Nielsen’s opera, Maskarade, sets the stage for a tale of romance and mistaken identity. American virtuoso Anne Akiko Meyers stars in not one, but two works for violin and orchestra — the world premiere of Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara’s violin concerto, Fantasia, and Ravel’s Tzigane, inspired by vibrant Gypsy music. Tickets for this Kansas City Symphony concert start at $25. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

03/25/2017 - 20:00

 
 
03/26/2017 - 14:00
Kansas City Symphony Classical Series: Hope Springs Eternal: Sibelius’ Second
Kansas City Symphony Classical Series: Hope Springs Eternal: Sibelius’ Second

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Anne Akiko Meyers, violin NIELSEN Overture to Maskarade EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA Fantasia (world premiere) RAVEL Tzigane SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 At a time when Finland was under Russian domination, Sibelius’ Second Symphony was viewed as a message of hope. Today, the fiercely dramatic and ultimately triumphant work is one of Sibelius’ most-loved compositions. The sparkling overture to Danish composer Nielsen’s opera, Maskarade, sets the stage for a tale of romance and mistaken identity. American virtuoso Anne Akiko Meyers stars in not one, but two works for violin and orchestra — the world premiere of Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara’s violin concerto, Fantasia, and Ravel’s Tzigane, inspired by vibrant Gypsy music. Tickets for this Kansas City Symphony concert start at $25. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

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03/27/2017 - 09:00
AAUP Annual Book, Jacket, & Journal Show
AAUP Annual Book, Jacket, & Journal Show

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Description: Contact: Andrea Laws, University Press of Kansas, alaws09@ku.edu; (785) 864-9125 51st YEAR OF TOURING BOOK SHOW University Press of Kansas Hosts: Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show March 27-April 7 LAWRENCE, Kan.; March 13, 2017--The University Press of Kansas (UPK) will once again have on display the AAUP Book, Jacket and Journal Show for ten days, from March 27 – April 7. Members of the public are invited to come enjoy this free, hands-on exhibit at UPK located at: 2502 Westbrooke Circle, Lawrence, KS, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Now in its 51st year, the show is a traveling exhibit of 37 books and 40 jackets/covers recognized for excellence in design and manufacture. Admirers of this art form and graphic designers alike are encouraged to pick up and examine the books to better view interior design details. The winners were selected from more than 600 entries submitted by American university presses. The judges chose books based on superior layout of typography or illustration; jackets and journals were judged for outstanding overall design. Complimentary copies of the show catalog containing design specifications and judges’ comments will be available at UPK. Judges for this year’s show included Kimberly Glyder, principal at Kimberly Glyder Design, Benjamin Shaykin, Providence-based designer and educator, Henk van Assen, founding principal of HvAD, a multidisciplinary design studio in New York City, and Daphne Geismar, who plans, designs, and produces award-winning books for art museums. The AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show was established in 1965 to recognize meritorious achievement and as a means for members of the Association of American University Presses to share ideas for “intelligent, creative, and resourceful bookmaking.” For more information about the University Press of Kansas, please visit their website at: http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu. UPK can also be followed in social media: • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kansaspress • Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kansas_Press; • You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaQrdXflKJRGp0Dr7S6E_cg; • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kansas_press/ Submitted by: Andrea Laws University Press of Kansas

03/27/2017 - 09:00

 
 
03/27/2017 - 17:30
Shutz Lecture
Shutz Lecture

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Description: Felix Meschke, Associate Professor of Finance and 30th recipient of the Byron T. Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching, will lecture on "The Quest for Quantifying Corporate Culture." Submitted by: Maria Thompson University of Kansas, Provost's Office

03/27/2017 - 17:30

 
 
03/28/2017 - 19:00
Weather 101
Weather 101

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Description: Weather 101 is a presentation from the National Weather Service in Topeka. It includes information about severe thunderstorm development, identification of important features, and safety and preparedness tips. All Hazard Radios will be sold with on-site programming available. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Douglas County Emergency Management at 785-832-5259. Submitted by: Abby Schletzbaum Douglas County Emergency Management

03/28/2017 - 19:00

 
 
03/28/2017 - 19:30
KU Jazz Ensemble I with Kneebody
KU Jazz Ensemble I with Kneebody

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Kneebody’s sound is… explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing and highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous no-holds-barred improvising. The quintet met in their late teens while at the Eastman School of Music and Cal Arts, became fast friends and converged together as Kneebody amid the vibrant and eclectic music scene of Los Angeles in 2001.

At the Lied Center, the group will perform with the University of Kansas Jazz Ensemble I led by Dan Gailey, director of Jazz Studies. The ensemble and its members have received numerous DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards during the past two decades, including four in the category of Best College Big Band in the U.S. or Canada.

$14 Student/Youth and $25 Adult

03/28/2017 - 19:30

 
 
03/29/2017 - 18:00
Free Symphony Happy Hour Concert: You Had Me at Cello
Free Symphony Happy Hour Concert: You Had Me at Cello

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Description: Bring your friends and co-workers to the Kansas City Symphony for a delightful FREE chamber music performance by our musicians. This programs features two Piazzolla tangos arranged for cello quartet, plus Schubert’s String Quintet, coined the “Cello Quintet” for its extra cello part. Cash bars open at 5 p.m., followed by the casual one-hour concert at 6 p.m. Reserve your free general admission tickets in advance starting January 9 by visiting kcsymphony.org. Sponsored by Lead Bank and The Pitch. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

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03/31/2017 - 18:30
Art of Conversation: Social Service/Social Justice
Art of Conversation: Social Service/Social Justice

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Description: Our highly popular Art of Conversation series--a partnership of the Watkins and the Lawrence Arts Center--continues with a special event! Final Friday will feature a panel discussion with representatives from Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center, the Winter Center, Audio Reader, and the Dole Institute of Politics. Representatives from the Dole Institute will also display materials from their collection related to the ADA, and we'll have free refreshments as well. Listen and participate in an engaging conversation with members of local agencies about building a more inclusive community. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

03/31/2017 - 18:30

 
 
03/31/2017 - 19:30
American Brass Quintet
American Brass Quintet

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The American Brass Quintet is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time and celebrated for peerless leadership in the brass world. As the 2013 recipient of Chamber Music America’s highest honor, the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award for significant and lasting contributions to the field, the quintet’s rich history includes performances in Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Canada and the United States; a discography of nearly 60 recordings; and the premieres of over 150 contemporary brass works.

$20-$35 Adult $11-$19 Student/Youth

03/31/2017 - 19:30

 
 
03/31/2017 - 20:00
Final Friday Album Release & Art Show w/ Til Willis
Final Friday Album Release & Art Show w/ Til Willis

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Description: Singer/Songwriter Til Willis will be releasing a new solo album on March 31st at Art Emergency. In keeping with the theme of the album, which is "No Genre", the first twenty copies of the album will be released on photograph. These photos will be on display as part of the release and art show. Til will be accompanied by a new band, The Interrupting Aim. Submitted by: Til Willis Til Willis Artist/Musician

03/31/2017 - 20:00

 
 
 

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