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This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances.

ROCK, POP, BLUES

RAP, CHRISTIAN

In Whitesburg

FRANK SCHAAP (formerly with Metropolitan Blues All*Stars); Thu., June 18 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

WHITE HOUSE; Fri., June 19 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. FREE ADMISSION.

MICHELLE MALONE; Thu., June 25 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

THE APOLOGY; Sat., June 27 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

THE MACK; Thu., July 30 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

BILLY JOE ROYAL; Sat., July 4 in Whitesburg for the “Whitesburg July 4th Celebration.”

JASON ISBELL with MARK KNIGHT; Sat., July 11 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

CAROL ANN AMES; Thu., July 16 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

MIC HARRISON & THE HIGH SCORE; Sat., July 18 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

DALLAS ALICE; Sat., July 25 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

THE BLACK LILLIES; Sat., Aug. 1 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

THE COAL MEN; Sat., Aug. 8 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

SONS OF ROSWELL; Sat., Aug. 15 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

TRAVELIN’ SNAKES; Thu., Aug. 29 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

WORRY BEADS; Sat., Oct. 3 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

DON DOKKEN; Sat., Oct. 17 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

Elsewhere

JOURNEY; Aug. 21 in Louisville at Freedom Hall (937 Phillips Lane). Ticket sales begin Mon., June 23. 1-800-231- 8085.

TOOL; Fri., Aug. 7 in Cincinnati at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. Ticket sales begin Sat., June 20. 1- 513-232-6220.

DARIUS RUCKER; Fri., July 17 in Owenton, Ky., at Elk Creek Vinyards (150 Hwy. 330). 1-502-484-0005.

THE BIG SURPRISE TOUR featuring Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings Machine (featuring Gillian Welch), The Felice Brothers and Justin Townes Earle; Wed., Aug. 12 in Louisville at Waterfront Park. Ticket sales begin Fri., June 19. www.etix.com

THE BIG SURPRISE TOUR featuring Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings Machine (featuring Gillian Welch), The Felice Brothers and Justin Townes Earle; Thu., Aug. 14 in Knoxville, Tenn., at World’s Fair Park. Ticket sales begin Fri., June 19. 1-877- 995-9961.

THE TEMPTATIONS; Sat., Sept. 12 in Owenton, Ky., at Elk Creek Vinyards (150 Hwy. 330). 1-502-484-0005.

THE BLACK CROWES; Tue., Sept. 29 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Tennessee Theatre (604 S. Gay). Ticket sales begin Fri., June 19. 1-865-684-1200.

THE BLACK CROWES; Fri., Oct. 2 in Asheville, N.C., at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. (87 Haywood Street). Ticket sales begin Fri., June 19. 1-828-251- 5505.

KINGS OF LEON; Sat., Oct. 10 in Lexington at Rupp Arena. 1-859-233- 3535.

ALICE COOPER; Fri., July 31 in Elizabeth, Ind., near Louisville, at Horseshoe Casino (11999 Casino Center Drive). 1-888-766-2648.

MILEY CYRUS; Sun., Nov. 1 in Lexington at Rupp Arena. 1-859-233-3535.

MILEY CYRUS; Sat., Oct. 31 in Louisville at Freedom Hall (937 Phillips Lane). 1-800-231-8085.

SON VOLT; Fri., Aug. 7 in Newport, Ky., at Southgate House (24 E. 3rd St.). 1-859-431-2201.

OLD 97’s; Fri., July 24 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502-584-8088.

BAND OF HORSES; Wed., Aug. 5 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502-584-8088.

PETER HOLSAPPLE & CHRIS STAMEY; Fri., July 10 in Asheville, N.C., at The Grey Eagle (185 Klingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE; Sun., Aug. 9 in Asheville, N.C., at The Grey Eagle (185 Klingman Ave.). 1- 828-232-5800.

CHRIS SMITHER; Thu., Oct. 15 in Asheville, N.C., at The Grey Eagle (185 Klingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

DREAM THEATER with ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, PAIN OF SALVATION, and BEARDFISH; Wed., July 29 in Asheville, N.C., at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. (87 Haywood Street). 1-828- 251-5505.

NANCI GRIFFITH; Sat., Nov. 14 in Asheville, N.C., at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. (87 Haywood Street). 1-828- 251-5505.

X-FEST 2009 featuring Shinedown and 11 other bands on two stages; Sat, Sept. 12 in Huntington, W.Va., at Harris Riverfront Park. www.ticketmaster.com.

THE KILLERS; Sat., Aug. 8 in Elizabeth, Ind., near Louisville, at Horseshoe Casino (11999 Casino Center Drive). 1- 888-766-2648.

ZAC BROWN BAND; Wed., Sept. 16 in Abingdon, Va., at Washington County Fairgrounds (U.S. Highway 11W). Ticket sales begin Mon., July 27. 1-276-628- 6222.

JASON ISBELL; Sat., July 29 in Lexington at The Dame (367 East Main St.). 1-859-231-7263.

BLINK 182 with FALL OUT BOY; Thu., Aug. 13 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center (6295 Kellogg Ave.). 1- 513-232-6220.

JOURNEY; Wed., Sept. 16 in Pikeville at Eastern Kentucky Expo Center (126 Main St.). 1-606-444-5500.

STAIND with SHINEDOWN, CHEVELLE and HALESTORM; Tue., July 21 in Pikeville at Eastern Kentucky Expo Center (126 Main St.). 1-606-444- 5500.

SALIVA; Sun., June 21 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Valarium (1213 Western Ave.). 1-865-656-4444.

SALIVA; Tue., June 23 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1-828-299-9532.

CHRIS ISAAK; Sat., July 18 in Louisville at W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre (315 W. Broadway). 1-502-562-0100.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS; Wed., July 8 in Cincinnati at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220.

RISE AGAINST with RANCID and RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS; Mon., June 22 in Cincinnati at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220.

THE OFFSPRING with DROPKICK MURPHEYS; Wed., June 24 in Cincinnati at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220.

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK; Sat., June 27 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220.

COUNTING CROWS with AUGUSTANA; Mon., July 6 in Cincinnati at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220.

JUDAS PRIEST with WHITESNAKE; Tue., July 21 in Cincinnati at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513- 232-6220.

JACKSON BROWNE; Tue., July 28 in Cincinnati at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220.

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH; Fri., July 31 in Cincinnati at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220.

PAT BENATAR with BLONDIE and THE DONNAS; Sat., Aug. 15 in Cincinnati at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220.

HEAVEN AND HELL with COHEED AND CAMBRIA; Tue., Aug. 18 in Cincinnati at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220.

CHICAGO and EARTH, WIND & FIRE; Wed., Aug. 26 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220.

CREED; Fri., Aug. 28 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220.

THE MOODY BLUES; Sat., Aug. 29 in Cincinnati at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220.

THE BLACK CROWES; Wed., July 15 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion. 1-937-296-3300.

SONIC YOUTH; Fri., July 10 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Bijou Theatre (803 S. Gay St.). 1-865-522-0832.

TODD SNIDER (solo, acoustic); Sat., July 18 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1-828- 299-9532.

BERT JANSCH; Wed., Aug 12 in Lexington at The Dame (367 East Main St.). 1-859-231-7263.

THE DECEMBERISTS with BLIND PILOT; Mon., Aug. 10 in Louisville at W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre (315 W. Broadway). 1-502-562-0100.

BONNIE RAITT with TAJ MAHAL; Wed., Aug. 19 in Louisville at Louisville Palace Theatre (625 Fourth Street). 1- 877-598-8698.

THE MOODY BLUES; Fri., Aug. 28 in Louisville at Louisville Palace Theatre (625 Fourth Street). 1-877-598-8698.

PATTERSON HOOD & THE SCREWTOPIANS with WILL JOHNSON; Fri., June 19 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502-584-8088.

JENNY LEWIS with HEARTLEASS BASTARDS; Mon., July 6 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502-584-8088.

BOB DYLAN with JOHN MELLENCAMP and WILLIE NELSON; Wed., July 8 at Slugger Field in Louisville. 1-502-212-2287.

DEMI LOVATO; Sat., July 25 in Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena (100 Broadway). 1-513-421-4111.

HANK III with ASSJACK; Wed., July 15 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Valarium (1213 Western Ave.). 1-865-656-4444.

LES CLAYPOOL; Tue., July 7 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Bijou Theatre (803 S. Gay St.). 1-865-522-0832.

JOAN BAEZ; Mon., July 20 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Bijou Theatre (803 S. Gay St.). 1-865-522-0832.

DOKKEN; Sat., June 20 in Huntington, W.Va., at Tequila Rocks (611 4th Ave.). 1-304-523-7777.

TAYLOR SWIFT; Sun., Aug. 30 in Louisville at Freedom Hall (937 Phillips Lane). 1-800-231-8085.

AEROSMITH with ZZ TOP; Wed., July 1 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center (6295 Kellogg Ave.). 1-513-232- 6220.

INCUBUS; Sat., July 25 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center (6295 Kellogg Ave.). 1-513-232-6220.

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND with WIDESPREAD PANIC; Tue., Oct. 13 in Knoxville, Tenn., at World’s Fair Park. 1- 865-656-4444.

GOOSE CREEK SYMPHONY; Fri., June 19 in Lexington at The Dame (367 East Main St.). 1-859-231-7263.

LES DUDEK; Sun., June 28 in Lexington at The Dame (367 East Main St.). 1-859-231-7263.

PETER FRAMPTON; Fri., July 17 in Kingsport, Tenn., at J. Fred Johnson Stadium for ‘Fun Fest ’09.’ Ticket info not yet available.

THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND; Sat., July 18 in Kingsport, Tenn., at J. Fred Johnson Stadium for ‘Fun Fest ’09.’ Ticket info not yet available.

WIDESPREAD PANIC, THE BLACK CROWES, THE BLACK KEYS, THE AVETT BROTHERS, UMPHREY’S McGEE, YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND, THE WHIGS, KATHLEEN EDWARDS, and others; Fri.-Sun., July 10-12 in downtown Louisville at Riverfront Belvedere for 8th Annual Forecastle Festival. www.ticketmaster.com

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE SUGARCANES; Thu., Aug. 27 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion. 1-937-296-3300.

MICHAEL McDONALD and BOZ SCAGGS; Mon., June 29 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Tennessee Theatre (604 S. Gay). 1-865-684-1200.

JENNY LEWIS; Thu., July 2 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1-828-299-9532.

LUCERO; Sat., June 20 in Asheville, N.C., at The Grey Eagle (185 Klingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

WEBB WILDER; Fri., JUNE 26 in Asheville, N.C., at The Grey Eagle (185 Klingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

COLIN HAY (of Men At Work) with THE CORDUROY ROAD; Wed., July 15 in Newport, Ky., at Southgate House (24 E. 3rd St.). 1-859-431-2201.

IRIS DEMENT; Thu., Aug. 13 in Newport, Ky., at Southgate House (24 E. 3rd St.). 1-859-431-2201.

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD; Sat., June 27 in Belterra, Ind., at Belterra Casino (777 Belterra Dr.). 1-812-427-7777.

THE AVETT BROTHERS; Sun., June 21 in Covington, Ky., at Madison Theater. 1-859-491-2444.

METALLICA; Tue., Sept. 15 in Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena (100 Broadway). 1-513-421-4111.

JONAS BROTHERS; Sun., Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. in Lexington at Rupp Arena. 1- 859-233-3535.

JAKE & ELWOOD; Tue., June 23 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion. 1-937-296-3300.

JOE COCKER; Tue., June 30 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion. 1-937-296-3300.

DIANA KRALL; Tue., July 7 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion. 1-937-296-3300.

BEACH BOYS; Wed., July 8 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion. 1-937-296-3300.

GOV’T MULE; Sat., July 11 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion. 1-937-296-3300.

STEVE MILLER BAND; Tue., July 21 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion. 1-937-296-3300.

BILLY SQUIER with BLUE OYSTER CULT; Fri., July 31 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion. 1- 937-296-3300.

‘HEROES OF WOODSTOCK’ featuring Jefferson Starship, John Sabastian, Canned Heat, Big Brother & The Holding Co., Country Joe McDonald and others; Sun., Aug. 2 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion. 1-937-296-3300.

JOAN BAEZ; Tue., Aug. 4 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion. 1-937-296-3300.

GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS with JOHNNY LANG; Thu., Aug. 6 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion. 1-937- 296-3300.

EDGAR WINTER BAND with THE IDES OF MARCH; Thu., Aug. 13 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion. 1-937-296-3300.

LOGGINS & MESSINA; Fri., Sept. 4 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion. 1-937-296-3300.

KID ROCK with LYNYRD SKYNYRD; Wed., July 22 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center (6295 Kellogg Ave.). 1-513-232-6220.

STEVE MILLER BAND; Fri., Aug. 7 in Elizabeth, Ind., near Louisville, at Horseshoe Casino (11999 Casino Center Drive). 1-888-766-2648.

THE FRAY; Mon., June 29 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513- 232-6220.

DEF LEPPARD with POISON and CHEAP TRICK; Wed., July 15 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513- 232-6220.

CRUE FEST 2 featuring Motley Crue, Buckcherry, Papa Road, Sixx:A.M. and Trapt; Fri., Aug. 14 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220.

NICKELBACK; Wed., Aug. 19 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220.

CONOR OBERST & THE MYSTIC VALLEY BAND; Tue., June 30 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502-584-8088.

JENNY LEWIS with HEARTLESS BASTARDS; Mon., July 6 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502-584-8088.

THE JIMMIE VAN ZANT BAND; Fri., Sept. 4 in Prestonsburg, Ky., at Mountain Arts Center (50 Hal Rogers Drive). 1-606-889-9125.

JIMMY BUFFET; Thu., Aug. 6 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220.

BONNIE RAITT; Tue., Oct. 13 in Asheville, N.C., at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. (87 Haywood Street). 1-828- 251-5505.

BONNIE RAITT; Wed., Oct. 14 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Tennessee Theatre (604 S. Gay). 1-865-684-1200.

KATHLEEN EDWARDS; Fri., Oct. 14 in Knoxville, Tenn., at The Square Room (4 Market Square). 1-865-544-4199 or www.ticketweb.com

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS,

TRADITIONAL, ETC.

In Whitesburg

KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS; Mon., Sept. 7 at River Park in Whitesburg for “Whitesburg Labor Day Celebration.”

KAYLA SMITH and KEENAS MCINTOSH; Sat., June 20 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

BLUE HIGHWAY; Thu., Sept. 17 in Whitesburg at Appalshop Theater for WMMT-FM’s Bluegrass Express Live. 633-0108.

Elsewhere

ROY CLARK; Sat., June 20 in Ashland, Ky., at Paramount Arts Center (1300 Winchester Ave.). 1-606-324-3175.

SARA EVANS; Fri., Aug. 7 in Ashland, Ky., at Paramount Arts Center (1300 Winchester Ave.). 1-606-324- 3175.

WILLIE NELSON; Tue., Sept. 22 in Ashland, Ky., at Paramount Arts Center (1300 Winchester Ave.). 1-606-324-3175.

RICKY SKAGGS; Thu., Oct. 8 in Ashland, Ky., at Paramount Arts Center (1300 Winchester Ave.). 1-606-324-3175.

AARON TIPPIN; Sat., June 27 in Johnson City, Tenn., at Freedom Hall Civic Center (1320 Pactolas Road). 1- 423-461-4884.

GARY ALLAN; Thu., July 2 in Cincinnati at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220.

HEIDI NEWFIELD; Thu., Sept. 17 in Abingdon, Va., at Washington County Fairgrounds (U.S. Highway 11W). Ticket sales begin Mon., July 27. 1-276-628-6222.

JAKE OWEN; Sat., Sept. 19 in Abingdon, Va., at Washington County Fairgrounds (U.S. Highway 11W). Ticket sales begin Mon., July 27. 1-276-628- 6222.

HALFWAY TO HAZARD; Sat., June 20 in Prestonsburg, Ky., at Mountain Arts Center (50 Hal Rogers Drive). 1- 606-889-9125.

HALFWAY TO HAZARD; Sat., Sept. 26 in Whitesburg for the Mountain Heritage Festival.

TOBY KEITH with TRACE ADKINS; Thu., Sept. 10 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. Ticket sales begin Sat., July 18 at 10 a.m. 1-513-232- 6220.

RASCAL FLATTS with DARIUS RUCKER; Sat., Aug. 8 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. Ticket sales begin Sat., June 27 at 10 a.m. 1-513- 232-6220.

HANK WILLIAMS JR., JUSTIN MOORE, HOLLY WILLIAMS, KEITH ANDERSON and HALFWAY TO HAZARD; Wed., July 4 in Lexington for “Red White and Boom” in parking lot adjacent to Rupp Arena. 1-859-233-3535.

LYLE LOVETT; Thu., July 16 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion. 1-937-296-3300.

TAYLOR SWIFT; Sun., Aug. 30 in Louisville at Freedom Hall (937 Phillips Lane). 1-800-231-8085.

SHENANDOAH; Fri., June 26 in Huntington, W.Va., at Tequila Rocks (611 4th Ave.). 1-304-523-7777.

BRAD PAISLEY with DIERKS BENTLEY and JIMMY WAYNE; Fri., June 19 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220.

RANDY TRAVIS; Fri., Aug. 14 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion. 1-937-296-3300.

LITTLE BIG TOWN; Fri., June 26 in Belterra, Ind., at Belterra Casino (777 Belterra Dr.). 1-812-427-7777.

THE JOHN COWAN BAND; Thu., June 25 in Asheville, N.C., at The Grey Eagle (185 Klingman Ave.). 1-828-232- 5800.

TAYLOR SWIFT with KELLIE PICKLER; Sat., July 18 in Charleston, W.Va., at Charleston Civic Center (200 Civic Center Drive). 1-304-345-7469.

KELLY CLARKSON; Thu., Aug. 20 in Louisville at Freedom Hall (937 Phillips Lane). 1-800-231-8085.

STAGE & COMEDY

ROBIN WILLIAMS; Tue., Oct. 6 in Louisville at Louisville Palace Theatre (625 Fourth Street). 1-877-598-8698.

JAIMIE FOXX; Sun., July 26 in Louisville at Freedom Hall (937 Phillips Lane). 1-800-231-8085.

DOUG STANHOPE; Sat., Aug. 15 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1-828-299-9532.

JAZZ, CLASSICAL, ETC.

RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR/ THE ROCKETTES; Wed., Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena (100 Broadway). Ticket sales begin Mon., Sept. 21. 1-513- 421-4111.

RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR/ THE ROCKETTES; Mon., Dec. 7 in Charleston, W.Va., at Charleston Civic Center (200 Civic Center Drive). Ticket sales begin Mon., Sept. 21. 1-304-345-7469.

OTHER

VIDEO GAMES LIVE; Mon. July 27 in Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena (100 Broadway). 1-513-421-4111.

GLADIATOR FIGHTING; Sat., Aug. 1 in Pikeville at Eastern Kentucky Expo Center (126 Main St.). 1-606-444-5500.


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