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Atlantic City has always been about entertainment, but in recent years, the city has become a must-stop location for popular Jersey shore events such as top-name concerts, championship boxing matches, celebrity sightings, family-friendly Boardwalk Hall events, and more.

Whether you’re traveling to AC for vacation, a sporting event or a conference or meeting, you’ll find a full calendar of Jersey shore events, with a variety of Boardwalk Hall events and Atlantic City attractions to choose from throughout the year. Use the options below to search for Atlantic City upcoming shows, concerts, festivals and more.

Find information about Atlantic City, New Jersey events on the Boardwalk Hall calendar and the Convention & Tradeshow Calendar or browse the upcoming events below.

Select a date for a snapshot view of great Jersey shore events for that day. 

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Jazz on the Beach Concert Series Presents Wilson "Chembo" Corniel Quintet
Local Jazz Artist Suzzette Ortiz Quartet will open the night at 7:00pm followed by Wilson "Chembo" Corniel Quintet.

Chembo honed his skills at The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts in New York and at the prestigious La Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana, Cuba under the direction of the great Chucho Valdés. His intense studies with various legends channeled his energy onto a path where Wilson “Chembo” Corniel has now created a reputation for himself among musicians and the public. Today, he is considered as one of the best hard-hitting, versatile percussionists around.  Chembo teaches percussion to students at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music and leads numerous clinics throughout the United States, bringing awareness of the rich Afro-Caribbean traditions to others.
Jazz on the Beach Concert Series Presents Wilson
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"Beatlemania Now"
“Beatlemania Now” is an amazing concert experience. Recapture the excitement, the mood and the frantic intensity as Beatlemania Now performs live-on-stage, against a backdrop of stunning images which evoke memories of one the most turbulent decades of modern times, the 1960's.

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Art Garfunkel
Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, poet, and Golden Globe-nominated actor best known for being one half of the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel, along with Paul Simon.
Art Garfunkel
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Atlantic City Food and Wine 2014 Rooftop Cocktail Party
Kick off the 2014 Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival in style! Held on the rooftop of Caesars with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic City skyline, this cocktail party extravaganza kicks off the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival. The exclusive soirée offers a wonderful social atmosphere featuring live music and an array of beverages.
Atlantic City Food and Wine 2014 Rooftop Cocktail Party
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Bartram Beach Block Free Concert Series
•    June 27 - Cason and Friends Jazz Ensemble – The Cason and Friends Jazz Ensemble – led by Derek Cason – is a high energy group that performs an entertaining mix of jazz and R&B classics.

•    July 11 - Tony DeLuca and the Paisans – Affectionately known as the “Minister of Music,” Tony De Luca is a versatile musician who specializes in Italian and jazz songs.

•    July 25 - Gina Roche  – A vocalist, guitarist and composer, local favorite Gina Roché puts a Brazilian twist on her jazz, blues and original compositions.

•    Aug 8 - '40-Year Overnight Success Tour' Starring Jim Craine and the Atlantic City All Stars Band  – Known as “The Singing Lifeguard,” Jim Craine has performed in many casinos in his native Atlantic City and has opened for legends such as Frank Sinatra.

•    Aug 22 - Bud Noble Trio  – The storied career of pianist Bud Noble includes a six-year stint as a featured performer at the famed Copa Lounge at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.


 
Bartram Beach Block Free Concert Series
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Christina Perri
Perri has only just wrapped her biggest North American headline tour to date, a hugely successful trek that included sold out shows in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Toronto, Minneapolis, Seattle, and Washington, DC, among others.  Hailed by Billboard as a “delicate alt-pop ballad that should delight supporters of (Perri’s) breakthrough single ‘Jar of Hearts,’” “Human” has proven another colossal hit for Perri, lighting up the Top 10 at multi-format radio outlets nationwide, while also ascending to Top 10 status on the iTunes Store. In addition, the “Human” companion video – directed by Elliott Sellers (Jason Mraz, Young The Giant, Portugal. The Man) – is an online phenomenon, drawing close to 23 million views and counting at Perri’s official YouTube channel 
Christina Perri
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Darius Rucker
Darius Rucker is an American musician. He first gained fame as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he founded in 1986 at the University of South Carolina along with Mark Bryan, Jim "Soni" Sonefeld and Dean Felber. The band has released five studio albums with him as a member, and charted six top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Rucker co-wrote the majority of the band's songs with the other three members.
Darius Rucker
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Haven Nightclub Presents 3LAU
Justin Blau, better known by his stage name 3LAU, is an American progressive house and electro house DJ and producer. 3LAU grew up playing piano, guitar and singing. In 2011, he vacationed in Sweden, where he discovered electronic dance music. After returning to college he started producing mash ups, "mainly because I didn’t think anyone was doing a good job."
Haven Nightclub Presents 3LAU
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Friday Night Free Concerts @ Kennedy Plaza
Jun 20          Split Decision
Jul 4             The Exceptions
Jul 11            The Rockets
Jul 18            Nicole Tranquillo Band
Jul 25            B-Street Band
Aug 1            The Exceptions
Aug 8            The Exceptions
Aug 15          The Nerds
Aug 22          Screaming Broccoli
Aug 29          Eddie Bruce
Friday Night Free Concerts @ Kennedy Plaza
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2014 Under The Sun Tour
Under The Sun,” the annual festival tour celebrating the greatest age of alternative pop rock ‘n’ roll, will return for another summer run, this time starring a spectacular line-up that includes Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker, and Smash Mouth. 
2014 Under The Sun Tour
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An Evening with The Duprees and Friends
2012 marked the 50th anniversary of "You Belong to Me" becoming a national hit.
The legend and the legacy of the Duprees continue today...

The Duprees are known the world over for their romantic interpretations of the most beautiful love songs ever written. They have made a career out of giving new life to old hits. Starting out in the early sixties, in Jersey City, New Jersey, The Duprees were discovered by George Paxton of Coed Records and former big band leader. Impressed with their smooth vocal quality, he had them record Jo Stafford's 1950's ballad "You Belong To Me" with Big Band arrangements. It was an instant national hit and the group's first Million Seller.  The unmistakable sound was born and the hits kept coming:
An Evening with The Duprees and Friends
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George Lopez
Lopez has built a successful career by finding the humor in his difficult childhood and in the Mexican-American community in general. Abandoned by his mother, he was raised by his grandmother who paid him little attention. Lopez transformed his painful experiences into material for his stand up comedy act. 
By the late 1980s, Lopez was a successful comedian, playing clubs around the country and appearing on television shows and comedy specials. He made the jump to films in the 1990s with comedies such as Ski Patrol (1990) and Fatal Instinct (1993). In 2002, Lopez became one of the few Latinos to star in a television comedy series, following in the footsteps of Freddie Prinze and Desi Arnaz. The actress Sandra Bullock, an executive producer on the series, George Lopez, was instrumental in the show's creation. The show is based in part on Lopez's personal experiences.
George Lopez
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HQ Nightclub Presents Fergie
A collection of mind-blowing, jaw-dropping productions are already lined up, ready to make an explosion that will truly announce the arrival of Fergie. Music overflowing with color and emotion, and enough twists and turns to detonate the senses beyond repair, like nothing you have ever felt before.
HQ Nightclub Presents Fergie
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Neal McCoy
With 11 albums and over 25 charted singles and countless thousands of touring miles already under his big belt buckle, the Longview, Texas-based artist has no intention of slowing down.  Whether he's delivering a stirring version of "America the Beautiful" in front of 65,000 standing, cheering fans in Texas Stadium or performing for troops in any number of harrowing, far-flung locales, or coming out of nowhere with a Top-10 comeback single on his own independent label, critics, radio programmers and legions of die-hard fans have come to know that they can always expect the unexpected from Neal McCoy.
 
At the same time, McCoy is that most reliable and predictable of artists. He's certainly seen his share of success in the record business, but – even as that industry undergoes convulsive changes brought on by the digital revolution – McCoy, like some musical Energizer bunny, just keeps going and going. That's because, for all of his success in the record business, McCoy is, always has been, and always will be, in the entertainment business.
Neal McCoy
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Queen + Adam Lambert
Queen + Adam Lambert received glowing reviews for their performance together at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last September, triggering a conversation between Adam, Roger and  Brian to take the show on the road.  Rolling Stone said, “Lambert astounded the audience on songs like ‘We Will Rock You’ and the closing ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’.  It was the most anticipated act of the night.” Billboard claimed “…Queen effectively stole the show, with timeless songs that music fans of all genres can sing along to” and the Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, “Adam Lambert, Queen bring down the iHeart house.  With the perfect mix of rock attitude mixed with style, theatricality, sex appeal and impressive vocal gymnastics, [Lambert] took the band’s music to new heights.”
 
The threesome first shared the stage during American Idol in May 2009 for a performance of “We Are The Champions”. They teamed up again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast, Ireland for an electrifying eight-minute finale of “The Show Must Go On”, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions” and in the summer of 2012, Lambert performed a series of shows with Queen across Europe as well as dates in Russia, Ukraine and Poland.  They also performed three sold-out gigs at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.
Queen + Adam Lambert
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Survivor Free Open Auditions

Survivor is casting again! One of the most popular reality competition shows of all time is searching for contenders for the next season of CBS Survivor.

Can you Outlast, Outwit and out play the competition? If so here is your shot to be one of the cast.

Survivor Free Open Auditions
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The Fray
The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005, which was certified double platinum by the RIAA and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The Fray achieved national success with their first single, "Over My Head", which became a top ten hit in the United States. The release of their second single, "How to Save a Life", brought the band worldwide fame.
The Fray
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Le Noir, The Dark Side of Cirque
Carefully engineered with the deliberate intention of making the audience a part of the entertainment, the set designers from Kingsmen in Singapore, have been perfecting the blueprints for months now. With a carefully crafted stage set coupled with the talent of Creative Producer Simon Painter, LE NOIR explores emotions through colours as the cast transforms from beautiful and pure white, then explore the passion of red and culminating with the darkness of Le Noir.
 
Twenty of the very best cirque performers from all four corners of the globe, many of them formerly from Cirque du Soleil, are the centre piece of this production and will enthrall crowds in this spell-binding theatrical journey spanning the three key colour themes. Le Noir accentuates the darker side of these colours using not only the acts on stage but of every audience member as well. The content is surreal, beautiful, seductive and at time hilariously risqué. The production is fast paced, extremely funny and above all entertaining.
Le Noir, The Dark Side of Cirque
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HQ Beach Club Presents Morgan Page
Morgan Page has certainly come a long way from his native Vermont. Since the release of his third full-length album, In The Air, Page has enjoyed many “firsts.” Not only has In The Air surpassed year-to-date sales of his two previous releases – 2008’s Elevate and 2010’s Believe – the album garnered Page his first #1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay Chart and his first gold single.
HQ Beach Club Presents Morgan Page
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Orlando Baxter, Chris Roach & Uncle Floyd
Orlando Baxter exploded onto the Boston comedy scene in 2005, and quickly established himself as one of the areas hottest young comics. In 2007 Orlando was a finalist in NBC's ‘Stand Up for Diversity Showcase’.
 
His fresh perspective and unique reliability quickly solidified this high school teacher into a fan favorite. In 2010, he became a finalist in both the New York Comedy Contest and the Boston Comedy festival. And in 2012 he toured across the country with national headline Jo Koy, as the opening act in the "Lights Out" tour.

Chris Roach is a fast rising Comedian/Actor born and raised in New York. He has brought his unique and self deprecating sense of humor to some of the biggest and best known stages such as The Borgata in Atlantic City and Caroline’s on Broadway. Known for some of his work on television commercials, he has also appeared on Comedy Central, The Michael J. Fox Show, and had a recurring role as Rodney the loveable mental patient on the soap opera One Life to Live.

Floyd Vivino aka "Uncle Floyd" is a television, film, and stage performer primarily known for his comedy/variety TV show The Uncle Floyd Show. Vivino grew up in Glen Rock, New Jersey and attended Glen Rock High School.
Orlando Baxter, Chris Roach & Uncle Floyd
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Steel Magnolias
Grab a chair and enjoy the gossip with the lovable, zany women of Chinquapin Parish, Louisiana in Robert Harling’s, Steel Magnolias. Inside the beauty parlor of Truvy Jones, you’ll be one of the gang as you share in the love, the laughs, the joy and even the insults. This is the unforgettable story of six southern women who stand together laughing in order to survive the tears.

Steel Magnolias
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Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival

The 2014 festival will present an acclaimed roster of both local and national talent and will once again showcase several of the world’s greatest culinary influencers as well as authorities in the wine, beer and spirits industry. With access to a multitude of outdoor events including delicious tastings and instructive demonstrations, the festival will offer delicacies for every palate. New and some returning festival highlights include:

  • · Beach Soirée: It’s time to let loose and have some fun, when the sun goes down, the festival heats up. Enjoy an evening beachside party while savoring refreshing cocktails and gourmet passed appetizers.

  • · Burger Bash: Underneath the festival’s signature white tents the region’s top burger maestros have been carefully selected to bring their best burger recipes and unique side dishes to the Atlantic City Food and Wine festival to compete for people’s hearts and stomachs. Each offering will be perfectly accented by refreshing Beer Garden and wine samples, grab a napkin, foodies, and dig in!

  • · Clam Bake: Calling all seafood living foodies for this adventure! The Atlantic City Food and Wine festival is bringing the epitome of this New England tradition to the Jersey Shore with a full-blown Clam Bake. Bally’s Beach will be transformed into a New England backyard with this summer’s Clam Bake, fully equipped with traditional menu items like lobsters, clams, corn-on-the-cob and an atmosphere that feels like home while your feet are in the sand.

  • · The Grand Market: Foodies, prepare your palate for perfection! The signature event of the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, The Grand Market will most certainly be the indulgence highlight of your year. Eat and drink your way through this eclectic tasting village. Featuring a wide selection of foods, wines, craft brews and liquors from world-renowned culinary masters, you will experience a true flavor adventure during your three-hour gourmet journey. And when you find something you love, take it home with you! Purchase your favorite flavors while culinary demos by celebrity chefs provide you with tips to enhance your home dining experiences.

  • · Blues Brews & BBQ: Throw on your boots, food-lovers … this festival is taking a tasty trip to the south! Kick your feet up as BBQ vendors take over and cook up some the best ribs, chicken and brisket you’ve ever tasted. And let’s not forget about the ice-cold beer! While you’re here, you can purchase some of the latest BBQ merchandise around.

Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival
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The Comedy Stop Presents Anton Shuford, Steve Shaffer and Greg Vaccarello
Anton is an author, writer, and comedian who showcases a very unique philosophy on stage that is both unapologetic and a defense lawyer’s nightmare. He has been a finalist at many of the prestigious national comedy festivals and is recognized as one the best rising acts in comedy. Anton has performed all over the world including Japan and Korea and can be seen at clubs and colleges across the county. He was also a huge hit at his family reunion.

One of the best and cleanest comedians working today, Steve Shaffer is constantly in demand, headlining hundreds of shows a year at colleges, country clubs, cruise ships and corporate functions. Steve has appeared on dozens of television shows including VH1's Stand Up Spotlight, Comedy Central's The A- List, FOX's Comic Strip Live, Evening at the Improv and the biggest one of all, NBC's The Tonight Show.

Greg Vaccariello is a 20 year veteran of Stand-up comedy as well as on the road to becoming an accomplished actor. Having made his television debut in the NBC show Ed, Greg has continued his acting career with appearances on the CBS show The King of Queens as well as recurring roles on the NBC show Law and Order: Special Victim's Unit and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. He has also appeared in several television commercials.

The Comedy Stop Presents Anton Shuford, Steve Shaffer and Greg Vaccarello
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"Cheers to Murder"
It’s a sad day for Sam, Diane, Carla, and Cliff – their long time friend, Norm, has passed away, and they have all gathered for the wake.  It seems Norm has died at this very bar, and the circumstances surrounding his demise are more than questionable.  Join us for Norm’s wake, but beware - as accusations fly, tempers will get heated, pasts will be dug up, and someone – maybe even you – could be the next victim as we say “Cheers…to Murder!”
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Broadway on the Boardwalk
Join the casts of Broadway's hottest musicals this summer for a series of live outdoor performances right here on the Atlantic City Boardwalk! This week's lineup includes special appearances from BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical, Bullets Over Broadway and Rock of Ages. 
Broadway on the Boardwalk
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Stockton Rocks the Mainland: Micky Dolenz
‘Monkee’ around with Micky Dolenz, who will perform such great hits as 'I’m A Believer,' 'Last Train to Clarksville' and '(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone.' The Monkees' debut single, 'Last Train to Clarksville,' featuring Micky on lead vocals, hit the charts September 10, 1966 and rocketed to number one. Ultimately, The Monkees have sold in excess of 65 million units and enjoyed worldwide success. Their first four albums: 'The Monkees' (1966); 'More of the Monkees' (1967); 'Headquarters' (1967); and 'Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.' (1967) all reached number one on the charts and launched three number-one singles: 'Last Train to Clarksville,' 'I'm a Believer' (with lead vocals by Micky), and 'Daydream Believer.' The group's first five albums also went platinum. 
Stockton Rocks the Mainland:  Micky Dolenz
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Tom McTiernan, Larry XL & Richie Minervini
Tom McTiernan is the product of a multi-cultural and media driven area of the country which leads to many unanswered questions. Tom's quest to find those answers has lead to laughs and more questions.

Tom can be seen in theaters opening for entertainers such as Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdink to name a few. Still Living in the New York area, Tom can also be seen in the top comedy clubs in NY.

Larry XL started doing comedy in January 2002 in Baltimore, MD at Winchester’s Comedy Club cutting his teeth at the club’s open mic nights.  By late 2004, he was a rising local club favorite in Baltimore and Washington with sharp, witty comedy style that wins over mainstream, blue collar, and urban audiences.  Larry XL started featuring regularly up and down the East Coast in 2005.

Performing at major casinos, comedy clubs, corporate events, theaters and cruise ships, comedian Richie Minervini knows how to keep an audience laughing. Richie is well known for his rapid-fire style delivery of good clean comedy.
  
A veteran of standup comedy, Richie Minervini is a seasoned comedian. Richie is the former owner of Long Island’s premier comedy club, The East Side Comedy Club and that was where celebrities such as Rosie O’Donnell, Jay Leno, Eddie Murphy, Kevin James and Ray Romano started their standup careers.
Tom McTiernan, Larry XL & Richie Minervini
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Atlantic City Ballet Presents Up Close and Personal
An opportunity to see some of our productions in an intimate setting, each Up Close and Personal performance will include a 15-20 minute sample of our latest productions currently in rehearsal, followed by a “Talk Back” with Phyllis Papa, Founding Artistic Director and some of our dancers. The series is designed to introduce you to the world of ballet and to have the chance to get to know our company.Each date will feature a different ballet and seating is limited to 25 people. 
Atlantic City Ballet Presents Up Close and Personal
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Dark Star Orchestra
Continuing a long and strange trip since humble beginnings over a decade ago, Dark Star Orchestra’s determined commitment to ‘raising the Dead’ has drawn nationwide attention.   Offering a continually evolving artistic outlet within the Grateful Dead’s musical canon, members of Dark Star Orchestra seek out the unique style of each performance era and offer their own interpretations and improvisations at each show.  Using entire set lists from the Grateful Dead’s decades of touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra recreates song for song performances straight from the set list of these historic shows.  
 
Made up of Jeff Mattson (Jerry Garcia), Lisa Mackey (Donna Jean Godchaux), Dino English (Bill Kreutzmann), Rob Koritz (Mickey Hart), Rob Eaton (Bob Weir) Skip Vangelas (Phil Lesh) and Rob Barraco (multiple keyboardists), Dark Star Orchestra does not try to match Grateful Dead live songs note for note.  Anything so formulaic would quickly dispel the free spirit embodied in the music.
Dark Star Orchestra
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Children's Summer Playhouse: The Berenstain Bears on Stage
Book and lyrics by Stan and Jan Berenstain, Music by Elliot Lawrence and Jamie Broza, Performed with permission by Dramatic Publishing International. The 'world's foremost expert on the Berenstain Bears,' guitar-strumming Cowboy Joe, is the show's stage director—introducing and commenting on the play's five episodes which are based on five classic Berenstain Bears books. The Berenstain Bears' New Baby, The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room, The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare, The Berenstain Bears Tell the Truth and The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright. The five great stories come together in one fun, entertaining and heart-warming production that features everyone’s favorite family of bears. 
Children's Summer Playhouse:  The Berenstain Bears on Stage
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