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      RECOMMENDED EVENTS THIS WEEK:
      Movie: "Swing Vote" now playing at everywhere.
      Movie: "Mummy 3" now playing everywhere.
      Ongoing: Grant Park Music Festival.
      Ongoing: Chicago Summerdance at Grant Park.
      ..-Su: Cirque Du Soleil "Kooza" at United Center.
      Ongoing: Bristol Renaissance Faire.
      Ongoing: * Cirque Shanghai at Skyline Stage.
      Ongoing: Pleasant Outdoor Concerts daily at Ravinia.
      Ongoing: Neighborhood Tour from Cultural Center.
      Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
      Fr-Th: International Clown Week.
      Fr-Su: * Lollapalooza at Grant Park.
      Fr: First Friday at Museum of Contemporary Art.
      Fr: "Dark Knight" Skate Rave from Daley Plaza.
      Fr: "Bass Goes Boom" at Lava Lounge.
      Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
      Sa: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
      Sa-Su: Lakeshore Arts Festival at Dawes Park.
      Sa: * Vans Warped Tour at FMWB Ampitheatre.
      Sa-Su: Retro on Roscoe.
      Sa: Inline skating lessons at Oak St. Beach.
      Sa: College of Complexes at Lincoln Restaurant.
      Sa: * "Kinetic" at Spot6.
      Sa: * Give Peace a Dance at MKP.
      Sa+We: Fireworks at Navy Pier.
      vvvvvvvv - where I'll be - vvvvvvvv
      Su: *** Clown Week Celebration at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Su: Beach Poets at Loyola Beach.
      Su: Poison at FMWB Ampitheatre.
      Su: Weekly Coffeehouse at The Burkhart Underground.
      Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
      Mo: Boom Boom Room at Green Dolphin Street.
      Tu: * Chicago Outdoor Film Festival.
      Tu-We: Tributosaurus at Martyrs'.
      We: Hiroshima day.
      We: "Seminar" drum&bass weekly at Lava Lounge.
      We-Fr: King Crimson at Park West.
      We: * Magic Chicago at City Lit Theater.
      Th: Thriving Ivory and Algren at Double Door.
      Th-Fr: Melissa Etheridge at Chicago Theatre.
      Th: "Die Maschine" at Spin Nightclub.
      Th: Big C Jamboree at Martyrs'.
      Th: "JungleFly" drum and bass at SmartBar.
      See http://Bedno.com for tons more events and details.

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      Movie
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      "Swing Vote" now playing.
      Kevin Costner, Paula Patton, Kelsey Grammer, Madeline
      Carroll, Molly Johnson, Paula Patton, Dennis Hopper,
      Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci, George Lopez, Judge
      Reinhold, ...
      http://www.swingvote-themovie.com
      Theaters Everywhere. http://bedno.com/movies.php

      "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" now playing.
      Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, John Hannah,
      Michelle Yeoh, Luke Ford, ...
      http://robcohenthemummy.com
      Theaters Everywhere. http://bedno.com/movies.php

      Now playing.
      Step Brothers, X-Files 2, Batman Dark Knight, Mamma
      Mia!, Hellboy II, Meet Dave, Center of the Earth 3D,
      Hancock, WALL-E, Wanted, Love Guru, Get Smart, The
      Happening, The Incredible Hulk, Don't Mess with the
      Zohan, Kung Fu Panda, Indiana Jones 4, Chronicles of
      Narnia, Speed Racer, What Happens in Vegas, Iron Man,
      Baby Mama, ...
      Theaters Everywhere. http://bedno.com/movies.php

      Movies and Beer. Movies, drinking, heckling, FUN!
      -Thursday 18+ (ID reqd) $5.
      8p daily; 7p Su: Forgetting Sarah Marshall - Jason
      Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, ...
      10p daily; 9p Su: Iron Man - Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth
      Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, ...
      Brew & View, 773/929-6713, 3145 N Sheffield. Around the
      corner from the Red line Belmont stop.
      http://www.brewview.com

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      Ongoing
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      Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2008.08.16
      Yearly. All ages. Free Various We/Fr/Sa 6:30p.
      World-class orchestra, chorus and conductors, and an
      outstanding roster of local and international guest
      artists perform classical.
      312/742-7638 http://grantparkmusicfestival.com
      Grant Park, Columbus Drive and Jackson Boulevard.
      Train, bus or cab.

      Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big
      bands, different style everyday. -2008.08.24 Yearly. All
      ages. Free Su 4-7p, Th-Sa 6-9:30p.
      Salsa, Swing, Waltz, Bamboleo, Cha Cha, Polka, Tango,
      Mambo, Fox Trot, etc. Lessons first hour.
      http://egov.cityofchicago.org/SummerDance/
      Grant Park, 312/742-4007, 601 S Michigan. Between
      Harrison and Balbo, easy by train, bus, trolley, bike
      or blade.

      Cirque Du Soleil "Kooza" -2008.08.03 All ages. $39-125
      Various times.
      Tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in
      search of his place in the world. Combines acrobatic
      performances and the art of clowning. Highlights the
      physical demands of human performance in all its
      splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful melange
      that emphasizes bold slapstick humor. The Innocent's
      journey brings him into contact with a panoply of comic
      characters such as the King, the Trickster, the
      Pickpocket, and the Obnoxious Tourist and his Bad Dog.
      Set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of
      surprises, thrills, chills, audacity and total
      involvement. Explores themes of turmoil and harmony,
      fear, identity, recognition and power.
      http://cirquedusoleil.com
      United Center, 1901 W Madison.
      http://www.unitedcenter.com

      Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's
      1599!!! Sa/Su -2008.08.31 Yearly. All ages. $8-16+
      Coupons online. 10a-7p.
      Open just nine enchanted weekends, rain or shine. Spend
      all day. Hundreds of costumed performers (about a dozen
      stages) including Queen Elizabeth & Court, over 160
      unique artisans all within a recreated 16th Century
      village. Mouth watering foods of all description
      (several dozen booths) and aroma & fine imported ales.
      Big, fun, joyful, semi-realistic, classic goth outing,
      costumes encouraged, sometimes hot.
      Renaissance Village, 847/395-7773, 12550 120th, Kenosha
      WI. 94 North to Russell Rd (Exit 1), left (W) to
      Frontage Rd, right to 128 then follow signs.
      http://renfair.com/bristol

      * Cirque Shanghai. -2008.09.01 All ages. $12-30+ We-Su
      various time.
      The best acrobats from the most acclaimed troupes
      direct from China thrilling audiences with a stunning
      combination of circus arts set in a breathtaking
      full-scale theatrical performance.
      312/902-1500 http://cirqueshanghai.com
      Navy Pier, Skyline Stage, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E
      Grand.
      http://www.navypier.com

      Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily.
      Aug.01: CSO/Kunzel conducts John Williams Tribute.
      Aug.02: An Evening with Gipsy Kings.
      Aug.02: Tom Chapin (Kraft Kids Concert).
      Aug.03: CSO/Kunzel conducts Best of Broadway.
      Aug.04: Pianist Ingrid Fliter.
      Aug.05: CSO/ of Perlman.
      Aug.06: CSO/Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
      Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk.
      Served my Metra.
      http://www.ravinia.org

      Chicago Neighborhood Tours. Bring a snack. $20-45 4hr
      10a.
      Chicago Cultural Center, 312/742-1190, 77 E Randolph.
      http://chicagoneighborhoodtours.com

      Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming.
      -2008.10.30 Yearly. All ages. Free.
      Tu: Lincoln Square, Lncn/Llnd/Wstrn 7a-2p 06.10-10.28.
      Tu: Federal Plaza, Adams/Dearborn, 7a-3p 5.13-10.28.
      Th: Daley Plaza 7a-3p 05.15-10.02.
      Th: Hyde Park, 52nd&HarperCourt 7a-2p 06.05-10.30.
      Sa: Austin, Madison&Central 7a-2p 07.12-10.25.
      Sa: Lincoln Park, Armitage&Orchard 7a-2p 05.17-10.25.
      Sa: Near North, Dearborn&Division 7a-2p 05.31-10.25.
      Sa: North Center, BellPln/Damen/Lncln 7a-2p
      06.14-10.18.
      Su: WickerPark, WickerPark&Damen 7a-2p 06.08-10.26.
      http://www.chicagofarmersmarkets.us
      Various city locations.

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      Friday 2008.08.01
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      International Clown Week. -2008.08.07 Yearly.
      Proclaimed in 1971 by Nixon. "I urge the people of the
      United States recognize the contributions made by
      clowns in their entertainment at children's hospitals,
      charitable institutions, for the mentally retarded, and
      generally helping to lift the spirits and boost the
      morale of our people." Observed Sunday with a ceremony
      at Showmen's Rest in Woodlawn Cemetery.
      http://www.internationalclownweek.org

      * Lollapalooza. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $60-150 12-10p.
      130 bands across eight stages and three days.
      http://lollapalooza.com
      Grant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by
      train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.

      First Friday. Music, art, snax, specialty drinks,
      creative types and gold coasters. 1st Fridays 21+ $7-15
      6-10p.
      08.01: "Rising Star" theme. "rising star / art star /
      rock star / style star / you are"
      Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E
      Chicago.
      http://www.mcachicago.org

      Skate Rave. Bladers Take Downtown. 1st Fridays 7:30p.
      Intermediate through advanced bladers come join the
      BIGGEST group skate. Be able to skate some near traffic
      and do a distance of 9-12 miles. Sprinkled w/ Chicago
      Skate Patrol members. Protective gear (esp. helmet) now
      required. Weather permitting. Different themed tour
      each month.
      08.01: "Dark Knight" theme. Rolling tour of the
      blockbuster's local shooting locations.
      http://www.road-raves.org
      Daley Plaza, Washington and Dearborn.
      http://bedno.com/blade.php

      "Bass Goes Boom" 1st Fridays 21+ $7+ 10p-2a.
      Dubstep monthly by Four/4, Timid, BBP, ...
      08.01: DJs Grommit and Innerlign, w/ Jeekoos and Timid.
      http://bassgoesboom.com
      Lava Lounge, 773/342-LAVA, 1270 N Milwaukee.
      http://lavachicago.com

      Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (since 1988).
      Fr/Sa All ages? $6-11 (also Su 7p) 11:30p.
      30 plays in 60 minutes, lots of improv, very welcoming,
      often topical.
      Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland.
      http://www.neofuturists.org

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      Saturday 2008.08.02
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      Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sa/Su -2008.10.26
      Yearly. All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p.
      500 market spaces. Clean, comprehensive, entertaining,
      with free parking, food and restrooms.
      847/524-9590 http://www.wolffs.com
      Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd,
      Rosemont.
      http://www.allstatearena.com

      Lakeshore Arts Festival (since 1973). -Sunday Yearly. All
      ages. Free 11a-6p.
      125 juried artists/craftspeople, cuisine, lite music.
      Dawes Park, 847/491-0266. Church street at the lake.
      http://www.cityofevanston.org

      * Vans Warped Tour (since 1995). Yearly. All ages. $26+
      12p.
      Dozens of bands at several stages.
      http://www.warpedtour.com
      FMWB Ampitheatre, 708/614-1616, I-80 and Harlem Avenue,
      Tinley Park. South Suburban, expect heavy traffic.
      http://firstmidwestbankamphitheatre.com

      Retro on Roscoe (since 1995). -Sunday Yearly. All ages.
      $5 (donation) 12-10p.
      Antique cars, handmade crafts, retro music, kids
      activities, plenty of food, chilli cookoff, dozens of
      bands at three stages.
      773/665-4682 http://www.starevents.com
      Roscoe from Damen to Hamilton.

      Stopping Lessons by Chicago Skate Patrol. Saturdays
      -2008.08.30 Yearly. All ages. Free 12-3p.
      Certified volunteers teach stopping and other basics.
      Look for the banner and red t-shirts near the ramp.
      PERFECT for beginners to walk, drive, cab or train to,
      bringing skates and protective gear. Great performers
      practicing nearby.
      http://bedno.com/blade.php
      Oak Street Beach. http://www.nsp-chicago.org

      College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for
      People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3 food/drink
      purchase 2.5hrs 8-11p.
      Structured weekly free speech forum with quality
      lecturers and good American food and bar.
      08.02: Want Cheap Gas? Why You Need the Marines!
      312/326-2120 http://www.collegeofcomplexes.org
      Lincoln Restaurant, 773/248-1820, 4008 N Lincoln. Near
      Lincoln/Irving/Damen.

      * "Kinetic" Monthly. 21+ $0-5 9p-3a.
      At long last, Chicago's angriest club is back. The
      notorious Kinetic dance night returns. Rhythmic noize,
      aggro EBM, IDM, glitch, etc w/ DJs Sprite & Gremlin;
      Michelle bartends.
      http://www.kineticnoise.net
      Spot6, 773/388-0185, 3343 N Clark. Two blocks north of
      Belmont.
      http://www.spot6.com

      * Give Peace a Dance. 1st Saturdays 18+ $10 9p-2a.
      Nine rooms of fun. Drum Circle 9p-?, Fire Spinning
      11p-1a, music and healers all night. No smoke, no
      alcohol.
      http://www.givepeaceadance.com
      MKP, 1900 W Fulton.

      FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2008.08.30 Yearly. All ages. Free We
      9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
      Visible anywhere near the lake.
      Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free
      trolley.
      http://www.navypier.com

      DJ Eric Cubeechee and Jamie Pressly. 21+ $? 11:45p-2a.
      "Bon V, meaning the good life and Chicago's new
      nighttime hot spot, welcomes DJ Eric Cubeechee and
      Hollywood hottie Jamie Pressly to its two floors of
      loft-like lounge and dancing space. With drinks flowing
      compliments of Southern Comfort, Bon V will host Jamie
      Pressly's birthday bash, featuring Hollywood's favorite
      music mixer and 100.3FM on-air personality, DJ Eric
      Cubeechee."
      Bon V, 312/829-4805, 1100 W Randolph.
      http://www.bonvchicago.com

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      Sunday 2008.08.03
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      *** Clown Week Celebration. 1st Sunday in August Yearly.
      All ages. Free 1-3p.
      This event is a loving and festive remembrance of
      circus artists past, held in the nation's most well
      known final resting place for circus artists,
      remembered especially for its elephant statues and
      roustabout headstones. This event includes speakers,
      laying of flowers, circus arts performances, LOTS of
      fun stuff for kids including activities and
      entertainment and contests with prizes, snacks and
      drinks, and many many many clowns. Bring lawn chairs or
      blankets and a youthful attitude. The event is open to
      all. Performers (clowns, acrobats, jugglers, etc) are
      welcome to come in costume and to share your talents at
      the end of the ceremony.
      http://performforthelove.com/showmensrest
      Woodlawn Cemetery / Showmen's Rest, 708/442-8500, 7750
      W Cermak Rd, Forest Park. Western end; East of Des
      Plaines Ave.
      http://www.woodlawncemeteryofchicago.com

      Beach Poets (since 1990). Sundays -2008.08.24 Yearly. All
      ages. Free 4-6p.
      Cathleen Schandelmeier-Bartels hosts varied readings
      and music.
      773/465-5460 http://www.myspace.com/beachpoets
      Loyola Beach, 7049 N Sheridan. Greenleaf at the
      lakefront, near Heartland stand.
      http://chicagopoetry.com

      Poison. All ages. $15-50+ 7p.
      "Live Raw & Uncut" tour w/ Dokken and Sebastian Bach.
      http://www.poisonweb.com
      FMWB Ampitheatre, 708/614-1616, 19100 S Ridgeland Ave,
      Tinley Park. I-80 and Harlem Avenue. South Suburban,
      expect heavy traffic.
      http://firstmidwestbankamphitheatre.com

      Weekly Coffeehouse (since 1999). Sundays All ages.
      Donation 8-?p.
      Open mic, poets, musicians, interesting alternative
      community art and photos always on display. May include
      coffee, tea, soda, snax, raffle.
      The Burkhart Underground, 773/348-8536, 1228 N Noble
      St. Rear Coach House.
      http://burkhartstudios.com

      Madonnarama. 1st Sundays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
      All Madonna music and videos all night with DJ Riley
      York. Classics, rare tracks, remixes, etc.
      Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line
      Belmont stop.
      http://www.berlinchicago.com

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      Monday 2008.08.04
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      Boom Boom Room (since 1991). Mondays 21+ 9p-4a.
      Long running weekly w/ DJs Michael Serafini, Diz, Just
      Joey, Uncle Milty; Hosts JoJo, Sal-E, Reggie,
      Christopher Banks, Danielle, Dr. Cho; 4kft dance space,
      multiple bars and environments, late night dining,
      state-of-the-art sound and lights, free parking, more.
      08.04: DJs Terry Mullan vs Robert Armani.
      http://www.boomboomroomchicago.com
      Green Dolphin Street, 773/395-0066, 2200 N Ashland. At
      Webster.
      http://www.jazzitup.com

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      Tuesday 2008.08.05
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      * Chicago Outdoor Film Festival (since 2000). Tuesdays
      -2008.08.26 Yearly. All ages. Free. Thousands attend.
      Enjoy classic movies on the Grant Park lawn this summer
      courtesy of your fair city.
      08.05: The Day the Earth Stood Still 8:35p.
      http://cityofchicago.org
      Grant Park, Butler Field, 312/744-3315, 331 E Randolph.
      Red Line train to Monroe; Green, Orange or Brown Line
      to Madison/Wabash or Adams/Wabash.

      Good day for Brew&View. Tuesdays 18+ $5+ Now non-smoking.
      8p Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 10p Iron Man.
      Brew & View, 773/929-6713, 3145 N Sheffield. Around the
      corner from the Red line Belmont stop.
      http://www.brewview.com

      Tributosaurus. -Wednesday Monthly. 21+ $15 Two nights.
      8p.
      "The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A
      different band every month, featuring local music
      celebrities."
      08.05: Becomes Elvis!
      http://tributosaurus.com
      Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
      http://martyrslive.com

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      Wednesday 2008.08.06
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      Hiroshima day (since 1945). Yearly.
      On this day in 1945, an American bomber "Enola Gay"
      made the first wartime use of an atomic weapon. A
      single bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of
      Hiroshima, destroying it completely. This day is often
      used for anti-nuclear protests worldwide. Watch for
      symbolic body outlines drawn on the ground in major
      cities.
      http://www.city.hiroshima.jp
      http://www.theenolagay.com

      "Seminar" - THE weekly drum&bass party (since 1998).
      Wednesdays 21+ $0-10 7p-2a.
      08.06: "DB-DUB" Submorphics, Timid, GC.
      http://www.bassbythepound.com
      Lava Lounge, 773/342-LAVA, 1270 N Milwaukee.
      http://lavachicago.com

      King Crimson. -Friday 18+ $68+ Three nights. 7:30p.
      http://www.king-crimson.com
      Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
      http://www.parkwestchicago.com

      * Magic Chicago (since 2004). 1st Wednesdays All ages.
      $20 7:30p.
      Monthly showcase of skilled local magicians.
      08.06: Sarlot & Eyed, Will Tremont and Brent Allan.
      Sarlot and Eyed create unexpected mysteries with
      swords, spears, and butterflies, reminiscent of the
      glorious vaudeville era. Will Tremont has performed as
      a magician, memory expert, escape artist and raconteur
      across the world. Brent Allan presents a unique blend
      of unusual stunts of the mind and body, combined with a
      hilarious wit and audience involvement.
      773/334-4192 http://magicchicagoshow.com
      City Lit Theater, 773/293-3682, 1020 W Bryn Mawr.
      located in the historic Edgewater Presbyterian Church.
      http://www.citylit.org

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      Thursday 2008.08.07
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      Thriving Ivory and Algren. 21+ $8 8p.
      Wind-up recording artist Thriving Ivory self-titled
      debut album tour huge show w/ Algren and Lucid Ground.
      Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee. Wicker
      Park, near Blue line Damen stop.
      http://doubledoor.com/shows.php

      Melissa Etheridge. -Friday All ages. $35-100 8p.
      http://melissaetheridge.com
      Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
      http://www.thechicagotheatre.com

      "Die Maschine" Thursdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
      DJs Noir, Easy E, Sprite, others spin agro, noise, ebm
      in back; Momma Kitty VJs 80-90s up front.
      http://demonsanddarlings.com
      Spin Nightclub, 773/327-7711, 800 W Belmont.
      http://www.spin-nightclub.com

      Big C Jamboree (since 1991). 1st Thursdays 21+ Free
      9:30p-?a.
      Longest running local Rockabilly night. Multiple bands
      perform 40s-50s style swing, blues, rock-n-roll,
      swiftly and simply to a jumpin party crowd, many in
      period getups.
      http://bigcjamboree.com/
      Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
      http://martyrslive.com

      "JungleFly" drum and bass. Monthly. 21+ Free 10p-?a.
      08.07: DJs Alfonz De La Mota, Riverman, Untouchables,
      Oracle, Mega Mic.
      http://www.bassbythepound.com/feedback-nu/
      SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line
      Addison stop.
      http://www.smartbarchicago.com

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