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The Saltwater Country Project: South Stradbroke Island Artist Camp

Foyer Gallery July 10 - August 31, 2014

This exhibition presents the artworks made and experiences shared from a five-day workshop held at the northern tip of South Stradbroke Island. Emerging and established Indigenous artists from the …

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Saltwater Country

Gallery 1 July 19 - August 31, 2014

Saltwater Country is a major exhibition project that presents new work by 16 contemporary Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to audiences, firstly on the Gold Coast a…

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Family day in the Gallery

Saltwater Programs for Young People

Gallery 1 July 26 - August 30, 2014

Adults and children alike are invited to join in some cultural activities inspired by Saltwater Country. Hosted by local community m…

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Aquinas College Past and Present Student Cabaret

Arts Theatre Friday, August 1, 2014

Join Aquinas College as it celebrates 50 years of Quality Catholic Education. The “Past and Present Spectacular” will showcase the talents of current students at the College, as well as the …

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Comedy in The Basement - Matt OKine

The Basement Friday, August 1, 2014

Matt began his career in 2004 and has since made regular TV and film appearances. Matt also works as an MC for several high profile events and was even nominated for Sydney Comedian of the Ye…

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Chris Langlois - Darkwood no 19, 2011, oil on linen, 137 x 153cm - Gold Coast City Art Gallery collection

Chris Langlois: Points in Time

Gallery 2 August 2 - September 14, 2014

Chris Langlois has attained the reputation as one of Australia’s leading contemporary landscape artists. Characterised by subtle shifts of light and space, the paintings explore th…

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St Hilda's School - Let Me Be Your Star

Arts Theatre Saturday, August 2, 2014

St Hilda’s School produly presents their 2014 music concert, Let Me Be Your Star! The 2014 St Hilda’s School Music Gala Concert will be a celebration of stars, of both…

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Gold Coast City Ballet Company Inc.

The Space Saturday, August 2, 2014

Gold Coast City Ballet at The Arts Centre Gold Coast Date Saturday 2 AugustTime 7.00pm Showtime, Doors Open 6.30pmVenue The Sp…

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Jazz in The Basement hosted by Mal Wood featuring Lil Fi and the Late Night Revival

The Basement Saturday, August 2, 2014

Come and get sanctified at the basement. Lil' Fi will be performing her new album of gospel songs with the knockout jazz band featuring Steve Russell - Piano, Thiery Fossmalle - Bass, Pete Wi…

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A Morning With... Gershwin and Friends

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Starring International virtuoso pianist Dr Allan Zavod and popular jazz vocalist Nichaud Fitzgibbon in Gershwin and Friends.  Dr A…

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Wombat Stew - The Musical!

Arts Theatre Wednesday, August 6, 2014

From Garry Ginivan Attractions, Australia’s leading producer of musical theatre for children and following the highly acclaimed national tour of Possum Magic in 2013 comes another tour of …

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - TODD HARDY SWING ORCHESTRA

Paradise Showroom Friday, August 8, 2014

Making their first appearance on Gold Coast the Todd Hardy Swing Orchestra from Sydney play and sing the music of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald including well known hits like …

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Comedy in The Basement - Chris Wainhouse August 2014

The Basement Friday, August 8, 2014

Chris’ sharp-witted and daringly clever act has seen him perform with many comic greats such as Vince Sorrenti, Bruno Lucia, Jeff Green (UK), John Maloney (UK), Mark Mayer (UK), Arj Barker (USA) an…

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La bohème

Arts Theatre Saturday, August 9, 2014

The most romantic opera of all time.  Mimì’s love affair with the poet Rodolfo begins on a snowy Christmas Eve in Paris on the cusp of 1914, a year that changes the world forever. A…

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Short+Sweet Cabaret

The Basement August 9 - August 17, 2014

For an exciting fourth year, SHORT+SWEET is back and this time it’s got fever when you hold it tight…  Introducing SHORT+SWEET CABARET! 2014’s SHORT+SWEET Cabaret w…

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Grease Lightning - Make a Wish Annual Gala

Paradise Showroom Saturday, August 9, 2014

This year Make-A-Wish is going back to the Rydell High days at the Annual Gala Dinner to be held on Saturday 9th August 2014, proudly bought to you by Zoo Business Media. Find…

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Short+Sweet Drama

The Space August 13 - August 16, 2014

For an exciting fourth year, SHORT+SWEET is back! 2014’s SHORT+SWEET Drama on the Gold Coast will feature eight new plays from around the world, all performed by local artists.  SHO…

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Comedy in The Basement - Daniel Townes - August 2014

The Basement Friday, August 15, 2014

With his laidback style of stand-up Townes has won over audiences worldwide! Since emerging on the scene almost a decade ago as one of Australia's hottest comedy prospects Daniel Townes has rapidly…

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The Saltwater Project Young Artist Immersion Day

Gallery 1 Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Students are invited to express their interest in participating in The Saltwater Project Young Artist Immersion Day. This is an incredible opportunity to work with…

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AFTER DARK: The Gold Coast - A Saltwater Place

Gallery 1 Thursday, August 21, 2014

Speakers reflect on past and contemporary Indigenous knowledge of the Gold Coast as a ‘saltwater country’. Leading Australian artist Judy Watson and local artists

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Tognetti in Recital

Paradise Showroom Friday, August 22, 2014

Scottish pianist Steven Osborne’s recent concerts with the Australian Chamber Orchestra were hailed as ‘the most thrilling musical memory of the entire 2012 season’ (The Australian), ‘an evening of…

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Comedy in The Basement - Bruno Lucia - August 2014

The Basement Friday, August 22, 2014

One of Australia's most popular comedians and television personalities, Bruno Lucia has well and truly earned his comedy stripes playing the live standup comedy circuit around Australia, the USA, a…

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Wrecking Ball

The Basement Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hannah Montana is dead. The postmortem is inconclusive. Natural causes? Or hot-mess murder gone platinum? Childhood friend Miley returns home to Nashville for the wake. Forget the funer…

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Friends of The Arts Centre presents Catherine Lee & Stephanie Li in Concert

Paradise Showroom Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Friends of The Arts Centre presents Catherine Lee & Stephanie Li in Concert Join us to celebrate the achievements of the recipients of the Friends gift fund! T…

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Comedy in The Basement - Dave Eastgate

The Basement Friday, August 29, 2014

Dave has toured the world and partied with some of the biggest stars on the planet. He is the star of ABC TV’s Wednesday Night Fever, The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide To Knife Figh…

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Nick Jr's Dora the Explorer LIVE! Dora's Pirate Adventure

Arts Theatre Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Join Dora and the rest of her friends in Dora’s Pirate Adventure as they embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island in search of the ultimate pirate party. Help them navigate over Dancing Mounta…

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Comedy in The Basment -Lawrence Mooney

The Basement Friday, September 5, 2014

With life experience as a window cleaner, customs officer, perfume salesman, stand-up comic, writer, actor, social commentator and an acclaimed performer in his own one-man show – Lawrence Mooney h…

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Chris Langlois Landscape (Narrabeen Lake) no.2  2009, oil on linen, 137 x 137cm. Collection: Manly Art Gallery & Museum – Purchased through the Theo Batten Bequest

Painting Masterclass with Chris Langlois: Searching for Light

The Studio Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fully booked! This exploratory workshop will focus on the fundamental nature of light and how we see it. Light is used to create space within a pain…

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Leisa Russell, 11 shades of blue 2012, pure silk and porcelain, winner of 2102 Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

29th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

Gallery 1 September 6 - October 26, 2014

The Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award is a biennial award for ceramic artists from around the world. The inaugural Gold Coast Ceramic Art Award held in 1982 was developed to encoura…

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 ‘Circle of Friendship’ 2014, made by participants of Nerang Community Respite Care  ‘Adults with a disability’ program.

‘Hands of Hope’ by Nerang Community Respite Care Association

Foyer Gallery September 6 - October 19, 2014

Hands of Hope is a project showcasing the deeply personal stories and challenges that can be faced by people with disabilities. Disabilities represented include multiple sclerosis, genetic…

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Leisa Russell, 11 shades of blue 2012, pure silk and porcelain, winner of 2102 Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

Ceramic Talks

Panorama Suite Saturday, September 6, 2014

Join us for an afternoon of Ceramic Talks to precede the Prize Announcement 5.30pm I Gallery 1 DATE Sat 6 SeptemberTIME 4.00pmVENUE Panorama SuiteFREE eve…

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Met Opera Winter Encores

Arts Theatre September 7 - October 26, 2014

THE ULTIMATE STAGE SPECTACLE ON CINEMA SCREENS! From July to October, The Art Centre presents the Metropolitan Opera Winter Encores on the big screen in high definition.

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Image: Merran Esson, Podstacks. Courtesy the artist

Ceramic Skills Workshop with Merran Esson

Off Site Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fully booked! Explore handbuilding techniques with Merran Esson, nationally recognised artist and National Arts School lecturer. Es…

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Met Opera Winter Encores: Otello

Arts Theatre Sunday, September 7, 2014

Genre: Filmed Live Theatre PerformanceCast:  Johan Botha, Renée Fleming and…

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Business Expo

Lakeside Terrace Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Date: Wednesday 10 SeptemberTime: 11.00am - 5.00pm  Register now!

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - The Best of Blues!

Paradise Showroom Friday, September 12, 2014

The Best of Blues! From Bessie to B.B. Mojo Webb and Mike Frost sing and play the greatest blues of the 20th century. The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club was founded in …

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Boy & Bear with special guests Holy Holy

Arts Theatre Friday, September 12, 2014

Boy & Bear are in high demand this year, touring extensively around the world and selling out venues across the UK, US and regional Australia. Now the five-time ARIA Award winning band will …

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Comedy in The Basement - Tommy Dean

The Basement Friday, September 12, 2014

With rock god long hair and a booming deep voice this funny American never fails to impress an audience. You may have seen him on shows such as Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, Stand Up Austr…

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Jazz in The Basement Hosted by Mal Wood Featuring Kacey Patrick

The Basement Saturday, September 13, 2014

Her singing has been described as an ‘audible art form’. Her voice, ‘of unparalleled clarity, so smooth and precise it’s like listening to a melting ice sculpture’. Her performances are ’form…

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Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Paradise Showroom Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Sydney Comedy Festival is back on the road with an awesome line-up of the hottest international and local comedians from the 2014 Festival! We hand-pick the funniest and freshest acts o…

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Cinderella

Arts Theatre September 19 - September 20, 2014

A royal palace, a glittering gown, dancing with a handsome Prince in a candlelit ballroom… such fanciful dreams were only in Cinderella’s imagination. But thanks to her Fair…

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Comedy in The Basement - Mick Nevan

The Basement Friday, September 19, 2014

Mick’s first gig was at The Arts Centre Gold Coast in October 2003 when he qualified for the semi-finals of the Legends of Laughter competition.  Two gigs later he won the princely sum of …

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Back to the Barre: Queensland Ballet Gold Coast Professional Development Day

Arts Theatre Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kick off your school shoes and slip on your ballet slippers these September school holidays! Join Queensland Ballet for this Professional Development Day for teachers in high school and dan…

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Samantha Levick, Thom Yorke, Graphite on paper, Courtesy of the artist.

Energies 2014

Gallery 2 September 20 - October 19, 2014

Energies is a must-see exhibition, showcasing works of art by talented secondary school students from across the Gold Coast. The selected works include widely varying artistic medi…

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Kelvin Cruickshank presents Soul Food

Paradise Showroom Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kelvin Cruickshank astounded people with his incredible ability to communicate with spirit in the hit TV series Sensing Murder. This acclaimed medium passes on messages to as many …

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Angus and Julia Stone

Arts Theatre Sunday, September 21, 2014

Four years on from runaway hit 'Big Jet Plane' and the ARIA-dominating album Down the Way, Australia’s own siblings Angus & Julia Stone return to t…

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Comedy in The Basement - Brett Nichols - September 2014

The Basement Friday, September 26, 2014

A  regular headline act on both the Sydney and national comedy circuit, Brett is a well seasoned and highly versatile comic. Brett Nichols features at Sydney's comedy hot-spots, The…

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Stayin' Alive - The Australian Bee Gees Show

Arts Theatre Thursday, October 2, 2014

After 3 years and 1000 shows headlining on the Las Vegas strip, Stayin’ Alive - The Australian Bee Gees Show will return to Australia for the ‘Sweet Songs of Summer’ Tour, a brand new show for 2014…

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Friends of The Arts Centre - Sunset & Sculptures

Lakeside Terrace Friday, October 3, 2014

Sunset & Sculptures Friends of The Arts Centre Gold Coast Event DATES:  Friday 3 October TIME: 5.00pm - Members meet …

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The Laughing Samoans "Fresh off Da Blane"

Arts Theatre Friday, October 3, 2014

Welcome on board ladies and gentlemen and fasten your seat belts as these guys will have you rolling in the aisles.  One of New Zealand’s most successful live comedy acts returns to the Arts…

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Dames of Throne Burlesque Show

Arts Theatre Saturday, October 4, 2014

After a sold out 6 week run in Sydney the Dames of Throne Burlesque Show comes to the Gold Coast! Winter is coming, but that doesn’t stop our girls and guys of The Empire S…

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The Harbinger

Arts Theatre October 9 - October 10, 2014

Part puppet show, part storybook, part daydream, The Harbinger is a classic tale of heroes and villains, centred on a little girl and an old man who find themselves thrown together in the …

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - Barber, Bilk and Ball

Paradise Showroom Friday, October 10, 2014

Caxton Street Jazz Band play the music of Chris Barber, Kenny Ball & Acker Bilk.  The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club was founded in 1985 and in the past 12 months has e…

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A Morning With... Vibes Virtuoso

Paradise Showroom Monday, October 13, 2014

Celebrated as one of the most exciting vibraphone players in the world, Nick Parnell has performed with international ballet companies and symphony orchestras. Accompanied by USA pianist Graeme Bur…

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Celtic Legends

Arts Theatre Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The one, the real, the only...Rhythm from hills of in Connemara A true Irish experience 100% live on stage! Born in 2002, with more than 2000 performances worldwide seen by over 2 m…

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Crimson Sky

Arts Theatre Thursday, October 16, 2014

Australia’s world-acclaimed taiko drumming ensemble, TaikOz, presents a stunning new work. Based on a haiku by Japanese poet Miura Yuzuru, Toward The Crimson Sky has been written by Artist…

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Kostroma

Arts Theatre Sunday, October 19, 2014

Performed by the world-renowned Russian National Dance company. Kostroma is a spectacular and beautiful evocation in dance of …

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Bessie GIBSON, The brown jug c.1928, watercolour over charcoal on wove paper, Collection: Queensland Art Gallery, Gift of the Godfrey Rivers Trust 1949

Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s-1980s

Gallery 2 October 25 - December 7, 2014

'Transparent’ explores the long and diverse history of watercolour painting in Queensland. Used by early settlers to depict the landscape, by later artists to evoke the growing city of Brisbane and…

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Gold Coast Youth Orchestra 2014 Gala Concert

Arts Theatre Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Gold Coast Youth Orchestra proudly presents their Annual Gala Concert. 200 young musicians aged 8 - 23 years will perform in five different orchestras and bands. Celebrat…

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Hotel Beche de Mer

The Space October 30 - November 8, 2014

The Beche de Mer has seen better days. What was once a fabulous beach guest house is now an old fibro shack nestled amongst the Gold Coast high rises, in stark need of renovation…or demoli…

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Meta-

Meta-

Gallery 1 November 1 - November 30, 2014

The Bachelor of Digital Media program at the Gold Coast Queensland College of Art presents an exhibition of 12 graduating 3rd year and Honours students whose works employ a broad array of processes…

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The 39 Steps

Arts Theatre Saturday, November 1, 2014

The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, side-splitting comedy featuring over a hundred characters played by four actors. Based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy thriller movie and novel by John Buchan, the …

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - In The Mood

Paradise Showroom Friday, November 7, 2014

The music of the big band era, the sounds of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and the songs of The Andrews Sisters and Frank Sinatra!  A time when songs had melody and you could he…

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Bachelor of Popular Music Graduate Showcase

The Basement Thursday, November 20, 2014

Over the past 3 years (or even more!) we have seen our students grow and develop musically and creatively into independent artists, and industry professionals. Now as their student journey ends, th…

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Mercy Thieves

The Space November 20 - November 29, 2014

Written by Mark Kilmurry, Mercy Thieves is a furiously dark physical comedy of death, loyalty and friendship. Mike and DJ, hired killers by trade, bludgeo…

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A Morning With... Mistletoe Magic

Paradise Showroom Monday, December 1, 2014

Celebrate the end of the year with Christmas carols sung by some of your favourite local talent in this fabulous variety show. Last year’s show was a hit so grab your tickets early. It’s time to ge…

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Mason and Hamlin 2014 Concert Series: Stephen Emmerson and Stewart Kelly

The Space Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Arts Centre Gold Coast in collaboration with Mason & Hamlin present Mason and Hamlin 2014 Concert Series Featuring Stephen Emmerson and Stewart Kelly

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Russell DRYSDALE, Soldier 1942, oil on hardboard, Collection Australian War Memorial.

Reality in flames: modern Australian art and the Second World War

Gallery 2 December 13, 2014 - January 26, 2015

Drawing on the Australian War Memorial’s extensive collection, Reality in Flames is the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to exploring how Australian artists responded and comprehende…

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