Oct 2 – 31


16th Monsters Menagerie

Viewing Tue-Fri, 12-6pm, Free

Dark, twisted blood-curdling creations scream for attention at Monsters Menagerie exhibit of over 13 artists. Included works reflect imaginative noir humor and horror, dark underworld fantasies, demons of greed, even sardonic satire. A variety of media; painting, sculpture, objects de arte. Exhibit extends from front of house to gallery, into the gardens throughout the month of October.

Alwun’s 2-story bungalow exterior overgrown spider-infested haunted House, provides the perfect noir setting, as guests enter under an 18’ Black Widow spider whose webs ensnare unsuspecting prey.


Oct 2

Opening Reception:
First Friday, October 2, 7 – 10pm.
Featuring the MOD ZOMBIES

Rockabilly to keep the Zombies Rockin’
Refreshments, Artists, Spirits & Hijinx

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Noche Erotica

Saturday, Sept 19

8-11pm — $15 door
“Noche Erotica”, the premier variety show with a Latino sensual vibe in the Valley, returns to Alwun House this month to bring you a sexy selection of local performers, presenting poetry, music, dance, comedy and performance art!

You and yours are cordially invited to be part of this multi-cultural extravaganza featuring bilingual flavors!

Acts and hosting in Spanish and English.


¡“Noche Erótica”, el único espectáculo de variedades con énfasis en la sensualidad Latina del Valle, regresa este mes a Alwun House para traerles un sexy programa de artistas locales, presentando poesía, música, danza, comedia y actuaciones experimentales!

¡Todos están cordialmente invitados a ser parte de esta celebración multi-cultural de sabores bilingües!

Los actos y anfitriones serán en español e inglés.

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September 4 – 25


Opening Reception: First Friday, September 4, 7 – 10pm.
The Robby Roberson Band
Chilled Refreshments, Artists will be present.


Award winning artist Skip Bailey brings his unique and varied art to the Alwun House for a show covering a wide range of subject matter and styles. From detailed western watercolors to specialized erotic art, with painted leather jackets included, and cars and planes….this will be an opportunity to experience the full range of Skip Bailey’s art. ~BIO~

Skip was painting western art in the early 90’s, winning awards and showing in multiple galleries. During that time there was a boom in Silicon Valley and Skip went back to working as a graphic designer in the Corporate environment, hoping to get his slice of the pie. He did, but when the bubble burst he was back to painting full time, having stopped for a number of years. His current western art is being well received and Skip is once again painting up a storm.

A couple years ago Skip decided to try something different. Whenever he travels he paints watercolor postcards he sends to friends. Most are the usual tourist images. But, in response to a close female friend replying she’d rather have a painting of him naked instead of a postcard of some naked Hawaiian boys, he obliged. Always covering a certain piece of anatomy with various items such as palm fronds and fig leaves left his friend unhappy, so he finally produced a nude postcard. He got the idea that erotic postcards might be interesting and has produced a number of them and showed them nationally. Skip has participated in the annual Alwun House Exotic Art Show for the past few years.

Adams_lovers-restingJack Adams is a well-seasoned artist with many talents painting and photography to interior design designing some major hotel interiors. He has recently published a book of his photography titled “The Book of “V.” This is available on Kindle and is the visual history of photo-sessions with his favorite muse, Valeria, while living in the Village in NYC. He also published a children’s book titled “Alouicious, It’s Delicious” which he illustrated. This is also available on Amazon and a an iTunes APP read aloud. ~BIO~

In this exhibit he will be showing his watercoloring skills with several large scale watercolor paintings of nudes.


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Scott Owens, All the Rage

GoldExhibit August 7 through August 21
A memorial, a retrospective, a one-ex-man show presented by friends of Scott Owens local folk artist extraordinaire who passed away June 29, 2015.

Together we will visit Scottie’s world by way of Total Immersion Therapy… playing art detective as we attempt to decipher the surrealistic meanings within his artworks. His themes of life and death, alien landscapes and anthropomorphic drag queens create an environment of the bizarre! Well over 100 canvas paintings, toys, furniture and dolls.

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Mystic Circus

Saturday, August 8

Mystic Circus:


The Mystic Circus is about to head out on another national tour and they’re coming back with a few more clowns than they left with! Before they leave, they’ve got one more show out at the Alwun House!

That’s right, The Mystic Circus you know and love will be bringing their wild antics of fire eating, knife juggling, sword swallowing, aerial prowess, fire dancing, clowning, and just a whole load of raunchy fun to the Alwun House again!

Rush Hicks, Lydia Wilts, Alex DeGar, Jero the Jester and introducing……Kaye Miniphreeky

$15 available at door.

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Planet Poe Theatre

May 23, Saturday

_Poe-WebImagePlanet Poe Players
Edgar Allan Poe’s
Tales From the Night of Time.

7pm door 8pm performance
$10 door (members free)
Directed by Robert X. Planet
Starring; Joy Bingham Strimple, Baron Dixon, Wanda McHatton, and Manuel Arenas

Dramatic readings by professional costumed actors, enhanced with original sound score and stage set. You’ll travel thousands of years into the past and marvel at long-lost advancements in science, technology and architecture, thanks to Allamistakeo: He’s an ancient Egyptian nobleman who has been happily living his very long life – that is, until he meets a trio of eager Victorian scientists determined to dissect him! That’s the premise of Some Words with a Mummy, the featured ensemble piece in this humor-laced evening of dramatic readings by professional costumed actors, enhanced with an original sound score. The program also includes “The City in the Sea,” “To Helen” and other poems, plus a dramatization of The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade, Poe’s amusingly dark fantasy involving that glib Queen from the Arabian Nights (who dreamt up Sinbad, Aladdin, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, etc.), imagining what happens when she becomes overconfident and presses her luck just one night too far.

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Intertemporalist Steampunk Exposition

May 1-29

Welling_BarracudaViewing Tue-Friday Noon- 6pm Free

Todays “Steampunk” cultural aesthetic draws from the parallel social angst of early industrializing 19th Century’s ‘awe struck’ impact of the overwhelming power of stream-driven technologies, and 21st Century overwhelming digital-internet revolution impacting us today. Steampunk’s sensibilities are constantly evolving, with adaptations through all the arts.

On display and for sale are Valley artist’s fantastical props, sculpture, and paintings, juxtaposing histories and playfully reconfigured technologies. Initially inspired by Victorian science fiction authors H. G. Wells and Jules Verne who was influenced by Edgar Allan Poe, “Steampunk” was coined in 1980’s by author K. W. Jeter in describing contemporary stories set in the Victorian period, blending alternative history and science fiction.

Exhibiting Artists: Tom Ardans, The Brose Bros., Steven Burke, Rob Cobasky, Lee Davis,Tom Deadstuff, Baron Dixon, Keely Finucane, Steve Gompf, Mark Greenawalt, Devin Gregg, Elvis Knievel, William Mullins, Rick Rowen, Holly Shoemaker, Eric Simmons, John Smith, Mystic Twistic, Aleta Welling, David Whipple.

Opening MAY DAY

First Friday, May 1, 7pm – 1am
tickets $12, available at the door
Costume? any period of choice.

Featuring the riotous grass-punk acoustic Haymarket Squares. World fusion dance beat DJ Scapegoat, and costumed players, 12 Curiouser vendor booths. Complimentary crudité and chutneys, Rattlesnake Whiskey specials, cash bar 21+.

Vendors: Mystic Twistic, Twigs & Berries, Susan Holt Hats, Steampunkins, Twelve Cakes Bakery, Carol Wagman Fashions.
Complimentary crudité and chutneys.
Cash bar with Rattlesnake Whiskey specials. 21+

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Vraja Productions – 5/2/15

Vraja Productions – May 2, 2015

“Ghosts of the Grand Hotel” a dark Western revue
ghostsofthegrandteaserflyer7pm Door, 8pm show
$20 advance …. $25 at door

Vraja Productions, now in their 5th season, returns to Alwun House with “Ghosts of the Grand Hotel”, a dark Western revue featuring the valley’s most uniquely talented dancers, actors, singers, and musicians. Taking place in a haunted saloon in the Wild West, “Ghosts of the Grand Hotel” recounts the tales of the strange and eerie struggles of characters who passed through its doors. Starring: Samantha the Inner Dancer, Ionella Aurel, Ernesto Moncada, Ian Murdock, Inanna LeFay, Katara, Diosa, Dirigible Doumbek (Katja Amar, Hilary Monseif, Jasmine Brown), Liz Ward, Sean Michael, and Adrian Lobo Miramontes.

Vraja Productions, formed in 2011 by Artistic Director Suzanne O’Gara, with Jenn Williams and Dan Santos, continues to feature some of the valley’s best known performance artists, as well as unforgettable rising stars. Past productions include “Le Danse Diabolique” (Club Sanctum), “Le Mort de Lune” (Alwun House), “Le Doleur Exquise” (Playhouse on the Park), “Maison de Fous” (Monarch Theater), and “The Menagerie” (Alwun House).

Buy tickets here: tinyurl.com/vrajaproductions

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Salon des Enfants

March 27 – April 3

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Celebrating its 21st year, Salon Des Infants juried art show and sale of children’s naive art, is presented by Phoenix Elementary School District #1 Art Teachers. Selecting the “best of” student artwork for this annual juried exhibit, hung solon style from floor to ceiling, sold right off the wall nurturing youthful creativity. Students receive 100% of each $20 piece sold. Viewing , free.


Friday March 27

Salon Art Opening: Performances,
3 – 6pm. free.
Experience exuberant youthful creativity and performances with student bands, choirs and dance ensemble groups, and community. An opportunity to nurture a future artist. The public is invited to drop by after work, to enjoy this exceptional community “feel good” show, a moment nurturing one’s own inner child. Art sells right off the wall for office or home, and quickly replaced with more. Punch and Cookies served.

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Exotic Art Show 31

Shoemaker_4x6alienFebruary 17 – March 20, 2015
Viewing: Tue-Fri, 12-6pm. $5 (members free)
Phoenix Arizona is the last place most would look to find the nation’s longest running “Exotic Art Show.” Yet it thrives bringing together exotic art, erotic poetry, provocative performances, opening with its signature Phantasmagorical Spectacular to packed audiences.

Alwun House breaks all boundaries during Exotic Art Show (beyond “erotic”). Attracting professional and emerging artists, displaying extraordinarily provocative, sensual to audaciously uninhibited passions, with jaw-dropping results in a variety of media. Mature subject matter, under 18 accompanied by adult. Over 50 artists’ passions push the envelope even further in a variety of media. Downtown arts pioneer, Alwun House, pushes the exotic experience even further with this much anticipated show.

Turning 31, on Valentine Eve, 2015. Exotic was conceived as a fundraiser in 1984 by the late revered arts provocateur, Rudy Turk (Alwun House Foundation Board Member, and ASU Nelson Fine Arts Museum curator), has grown to benefit artists in the thousands, including many of today’s respected established artists and performers.

To use a ballet company metaphor: Exotic is Alwun’s “Nutcracker” of a fundraiser: 100% of proceeds benefit non-profit Alwun House Foundation’s community programming.

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Rites of Spring Ball

Friday Mar 20

7pm – 1am. $12 tickets available at door

The perennial Alwun House invites folks to come celebrate Spring’s Supermoon Equinox with an evocative embrace of creative spontaneity and a frolicking night of dance, with roving performers inciting revelry. Guests welcomed by nymphs, satyrs and fairies; Michele Ceballos dance initiates this springfest, SPELL dancers embrace Persephone, and Bedouin Tribe with Middle Eastern fire dance ritual. All enticed by Lady Purple’s Satyr performance, while revelers dance the night away to DJ Scapegoat world beat fusion, urbanista to the Rez dance mix.

Spring officially kicks off March 20 with the Vernal Equinox. This seasonal marker stands out this year because it coincides with a solar eclipse as a New Moon Supermoon (the moon’s closest approach to Earth).

Dress for fun. Complimentary Spring treats, Cash Bar, 21+

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Mystic Circus, March 14

Saturday Mar 14

Mystic Circus
3_14_imageAnother great show filled with circus talent from around this great nation. We have dancers, aerialist, sideshow, circus and you guessed it CLOWNS. What better of a way to spend a gorgeous spring night in the City of the Sun than in the wonderful outdoor theater of Alwun House. Tickets available at the door $15, 8:30pm.

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The Pussy Talks on Tour

Sunday, February 15, 7pm.
Tickets $10 available at the door


An Evening on the Art and Science of the Pussy
For Women and Men.

An eloquent Pussy Talk experience with Mukee Okan beyond the status quo discourse about Sex and Pussy.

What makes each woman’s intimate sexual anatomy unique?

With much larger-than-life images you will discover the most elegant distinctions between the 5 basic types of Pussy.
You will learn about the differences between the structure of the lips, the distance between the clitoris and opening to her cave, the hooding, location of the G-spot and more.

Becoming more acquainted with her pussy as a living breathing entity enhances a woman’s sexual well-being and dramatically increases her Pussy Power.
And for all: Increase your knowledge of how to give more pleasure to the Pussy.

Mukee3Presenter – Mukee Okan: Your Orgasm’s Best Friend
International Sex Educator and Artist

Her extensive experiences includes —
* initiation in a traditional Tantric lineage since 1984;
* Certified Surrogate Partner with IPSA since 1995 (International Professional Surrogates Association based in California, USA)
* Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality teacher
* providing sexual programs and services to thousands of clients since 1994.

She recently appeared as the sex educator in the documentary, The Vagina Diaries that aired on ABC2 Australian National TV.
Mukee’s internet radio show, Sex and the Divine Design, reached a global audience of over 60,000 listeners.
More at SexandtheDivineDesign.com

Mukee has been an exhibiting artist in the Alwun House Exotic Art Show for over a decade.

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Noche Erótica: Feb 28


Saturday, Feb 28

7:07pm – 11:11pm Tickets $10 adv $15 door

An evening for our Spanish speaking brothers and sisters.
Boletos por adelantado 10 dolares, 15 en la puerta. TEXTEAR AL 602 849 8715. y al 602 696 62 54. Poesia, toda la poesia del mundo, Monologos de la vagina, canciones muy, muy romanticas, arte, teatro, vino tinto INCLUIDO, bocadillos afrodisiacos, cuerpos pintados,
Sergio Herrera
Mujer Divina Frida Sofia
Ernesto Moncada
Eleniux Cejaa
Jorge Perez
Concepcion Jimenez
Linda Camarata
Meli Quintans
Miguel Ángel
Pedro Cruz Olivera
Chavos Pinstripes
Jennifer Ortiz Moreno
Alma Jarosz

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Mystic Circus: Fri. Feb 27

8:30pm door 9:30pm show – Save $$$, Buy your tickets now, click on image below.
OrderOfFoolsThat’s right folks Rush and his cast of bandits are again set to take the stage at the Alwun House in The Mystic Circus’ return to grace. After Rush’s near death experience he has acquired over $100,000 dollars in debt. Here is what you can do to help- Come to the show, have a great time and tell your friends…. I know I know we ask so much from you. This show will be a big turning point in the future of the Mystic Circus so please tell EVERYONE!

Starring: Rush Hicks
Tabitha Kelley
Marissa Melon
Vanessa Ferrales
Natalie Bell
Lily Blackwood
Life Suspended
Chris Beverly
our super special guest all the way from Philly P.A.
Scarlet Checkers
and others tba.

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Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus

GK Folk, Boxed In Sm

Third Friday, February 20

7pm Door, 8pm Performance
$15 door

An eclectic night of lust, passion, pain and love in poetry, song and vaudeville variety acts with a poetic anthology featuring over 35 local artists! This non-stop extravaganza features the Valley’s crème de la crème on two stages deliciously packed with a fusion of bawdy poetry, music and titillating performance artists. Showcasing the broadest range of eclectic scintillating performances, comic lust-filled poetry, musical flights of fancy and racy performance art. Also on exhibit in Gallery, is the Exotic Art Show 31. Two floors of uninhibited works by over 50 artists in various media.

Catch many of the Valley’s best artists and performers under the stars in the most historic of all downtown venues, with more than 43 years of uninterrupted activity!

This event has something for everyone. Please be aware that mature subject matter shall abound. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Kahlua Coffee specials. Cash Bar. 21+

Co-hosted by “Ernasty” Moncada, Kevin Patterson, Pete Petrisko, Wisdom Soul, Cleopache.


Tom Tuerff: Singer-songwriter and beloved entertainer with an extensive career that has seen a plethora of diverse stages throughout the nation. new CD “This is So Wrong.” tomtuerff.com
“Ernasty” Moncada: Writer of stuff and performing junkie (with subtitles option included), producer of various local shows including Firestage and Arcana Cabaret.
Kevin Patterson: Renaissance man of many facets, the most recent being the creation of “The Arthouse”, a locally grown on-line sitcom finishing its first season.
DJ Catalyst (Arron Kelly; w too?), Steve Caballero cabby480@yahoo.com, Korina Skoge.

Haley Ritter: A yummy, free-spirited activist with a niche for ASL interpretation.

Dani Garrity – Glendale poetry dame, host of the long-running open mic event “Words in the Alley”.
Beth May – A multi-talented force of nature, involved in many local projects including Arcana Collective, The Arthouse and First Friday Night Live.
Brandy “Brandelicious” Phoenix – Singer/songwriter who speaks of halcyon dreams through her guitar while dancing veiled in verbal bouquets tickling the senses.
Neil Gearns & Heather Smith – She is a soulful poet and dedicated painter, he is a witted storyteller and comedic performer; together they form a powerful creative entity.
Jack Evans & Judy Green-Davis – Joined in their mutual love for poetry, community and each other, both writers are a constant source of inspiration and quality work.
Ashley Naftule writer/performance artist. Space 55 ensemble member, produces the annual H.P. Lovecraft Birthday Party at the Trunk Space and often performs at Lawn Gnome Books’ PEP Rally.
Lauren Perry – Slam poet, zombie beauty queen; since 2006, has crafted her own signature style of sex-plicit performance poetry of modern love and sexual freedom.
Leslie Barton: Comedy, performance art, music; nothing is sacred. Leslie doesn’t care about your comfort, only her desire.
Katrina Rainsong
Kryas Hester
Emily Cimino
Molly Bridget Dean
Heady Hoop Tribe
Merilyn Jackson
Ryan Avery


The most intimate Stage is set to bring a mix of sassy soul beat poetry, music and dance.
Hosts: WISDOM SOUL, the original sensual cipher extraordinaire, And Venerable Phoenix Poetess, CLEOPACHE

Wisdom Soul, Exotic-Erotic Poetry Host
James Peshlakai, Soundstage
DjScapegoat Andy,Turntablist
Mariana Riley “Of the Earth”
Jack Evans & Judy Green-Davis, Poets
Aniyah Alzumei, Poet
Joe Montano III, Poet
Deborah Berman Montano, Poet
Paul Dlouhy, Poet
Hydroxia Gryphon, Poet/Vocalist
Dagger Pan, Guitar-Slinger/Vocalist
Vic Void, Percussion Noize
Katrina Rain Song, Exotica Art Performance
Crystal G. Love, Belly-Dance
Crimson Phoenix, Fire-Dance
Kryas Hester, Live Painting

art credit: Glenda Folk, Boxed In, oil

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Third Friday December 19

Musicians Showcase

Former Friends of Young Americans

Alwun House is proud to present the return of Former Friends of Young Americans to their hometown (Phoenix) after a stint in Kentucky and touring off through Europe.
$5 Door opens 7pm performance starts at 8pm

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LIGHTHOUSE Opening Illuminati Night

First Friday, December 5

Haymarket Squares

First Friday, Dec 5 – Tickets available at door – $15 – Doors open at 7pm


Hip, hot concert, featuring Arizona’s finest purveyors of punkgrass, where righteous anger meets strong 4-part harmonies and bluegrass instruments for a surprising moshpit hoedown!

Miscowski_WGallery and stage come alive with hyperbolic infused interactive light installations creating a transcendent aesthetic experience. ASU Neon Art Club demonstrates glass bending. Musical hijinks, Dance, sing-along, more art, and luminosity. Prize for “most creative” illuminated attire. Light Refreshments, Cash Bar, 21+.

First Friday, Dec 5 – Tickets available at door – $15 – Doors open at 7pm

Come play in the glow of Lighthouse at Alwun House. With gallery lights off, all artworks play on the theme of illumination – an eclectic electric exhibit. Light up the Holidays, with luminous art installed throughout Alwun House gallery and into the gardens, creating a warm and fuzzy atmosphere. Landy Headley co-curator invites guests to bask in the warm glow of self-illuminating artworks from over 25 artists: light boxes, furniture, shrines, sculpture, black light, neon, video, lamps, and an interactive light installation. Works display imaginative integration of mediums, functional and conceptual. Leave with a glow.

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November Third Friday with Linda Bilque

Musicians Showcase

Linda Bilque
and the Lucky Band

Linda_band_MedSongwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Linda Bilque has played throughout the U.S. for over 20 years writing songs about the people she meets along the way and telling the stories of life along the road. Linda’s heart felt “low country music” is perfect for those who enjoy a great cast of characters set to haunting melodies. Backing her up is the Lucky Band: Hannes Kvaran, Rochelle Raya and James Sallis. FYI: LindaBilque.com


Skunk Creek Railroad

Skunk Creek Railroad explores American roots music (folk-rock, country-rock, blues, rowdy bluegrass, reggae, etc.) covering a wide variety of upbeat or soulful acoustic and acoustic-electric tunes influenced by artists such as Bob Dylan, The Band, Neil Young, the Grateful Dead, Gram Parsons, the Beatles, the Byrds, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Old Crow Medicine Show and a host of others. Original material is also featured. The band simply enjoys making music and invites its audience along for the ride! FYI: skunkcreekrailroad.com


$5 Door opens 7pm performance starts at 8pm
More information TBA

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Mystic Circus – 2nd Saturday, Oct 11

Eclectic Urban Adventure under the Alwun House canopy.


Rush the Clown is brutally ripped from his show when he makes an unsightly deal with the Devil. This is the first Mystic show EVER not hosted by Rush Hicks, the show must go on and supersede expectation beyond their leaders wildest dreams. Welcome to hell, folks… Because that is where the show begins. The Devil brings in her hellish subjects to entertain the masses on Earth. Straight from Hell returning cast members: Candy Bandit Candy DeMon, with her provocative tease that will not allow you to look away. Tabitha Kelley, even hotter than before, will burn your little faces off as she draws you in close with her hypnotizing aficionado. Also, never seen before on the Mystic stage, Balthasar Bones with his theatrical devil sticks performance and by far the youngest member ever to touch the Mystic lips, Scarlett Xander and her beloved colostomy bag. Returning as the Devil: Marissa Melon.
Live music by Allison Galbreath. Art and Refreshments.

Doors open 8:30pm – Show starts 9:30 PROMPT!
Tickets $15 at door

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