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Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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September 2017

Frauenthal Center 2017-2018 Season Launch Party

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Wednesday, September 20 from 5:30 - 8:30pm, you're invited to a celebration of Muskegon's culture and vibrancy at the Frauenthal Center.  This event is free and open to everyone and features an evening of dynamic entertainment! The historic Frauenthal Center, located in downtown Muskegon, invites everyone to join them in a free celebration of community, culture, and the launch of their new season!  “This evening will be filled with an eclectic array of performances,” said Ricki L. Levine, managing director of the…

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Artists’ Reception: “Going Beyond the Obvious”

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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The month of September brings the artworks of Barbara Schilling, Connie Kuhnle and Kathleen Bechtel.  The three artists have been friends for years, and often have painted together.   In the show, they will have pastels and oils of landscapes, still lifes and portraits.  Please join them for the reception September 20 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at the exhibit in the Reception Gallery in the Frauenthal Center to celebrate their work. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm with…

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West Michigan Symphony Presents: Ravel and Gershwin Piano Concertos

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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$10 - $57

Friday, September 29 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Center as the West Michigan Symphony presents Ravel and Gershwin Piano Concertos! Scott Speck, conductor Guest Artist - Aldo López-Gavilán, Piano Wagner – Overture to The Flying Dutchman Ravel – Piano Concerto in G major Aldo López-Gavilán, Piano Gershwin – An American in Paris Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue Aldo López-Gavilán, Piano Inspired by Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue", Ravel incorporated a lot of American jazz into his Piano Concerto in G major.…

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October 2017

Grape Escape

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Wednesday, October 4 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm come to the Frauenthal Theater for the Muskegon Rotary Club’s annual Grape Escape event!  Tickets are $50 for this tasting event featuring Michigan wines, craft beers, delicious local food, and interesting auction items.  This event benefits a local charity.  For more information or tickets, call 231-727-8001.

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An Evening with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

October 5 @ 7:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Thursday, October 5 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for “An Evening with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., presented by Muskegon Community College’s Center for Experiential Learning Muskegon Community College’s Center for Experiential Learning is proud to present Rev. Stephon Ferguson.  From the pulpit of historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia to Madrid, Spain, Rev. Ferguson has traveled the globe performing as one of the greatest leaders in the history of the world.  He breathes life…

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Buster Keaton Convention & Film Festival

October 6 - October 7
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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October 6-7, the Damfinos make their annual trek to Muskegon for the Buster Keaton Society Convention and Film Festival! October 7 at 8:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for the Buster Keaton Film Festival, co-produced with the Buster Keaton Society.  Tickets are $8. The International Buster Keaton Society celebrates the 100th anniversary of Buster’s debut in motion pictures!  Buster Keaton’s masterpiece The General (1927) is considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all time.  It’s the…

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Wind and Jazz Ensemble Concert

October 18 @ 7:30 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for Muskegon Community College’s Wind and Jazz Ensemble Concert, featuring wind and string players from Muskegon Community College and area schools.  Tickets are $6.  Students are free.  For tickets or more information, call 231-727-8001.

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Muskegon Community College Choir Concert

October 22 @ 3:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Sunday, October 22 at 3:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for the College Choir Concert presented by Muskegon Community College.  Tickets are $6.  Students are free.  For tickets are more information, call 231-727-8001.  

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The Accidentals

October 27 @ 7:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Friday, October 27 at 7:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for The Accidentals as part of the Red House Concert Series.  This is The Accidentals “Odyssey” album release tour with special guests The Crane Wives & Jake Allen. Tickets are $15 - $20.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

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Fall into Jazz II featuring Dave Bennett

October 29 @ 4:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Sunday, October 29 at 4:00pm come to the Frauenthal Theater for “Fall into Jazz II featuring Dave Bennett” presented by West Michigan Concert Winds. Tickets are $12 for adults, students and children under 18 are free with a ticketed Adult.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

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November 2017

Sweet Dreams and Honky Tonks

November 4 @ 7:30 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Saturday, November 4 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Center for Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks!  It may be impossible to crown any one performer as country music’s biggest, most beloved, or most influential star, but few would argue that Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash would all be near the top of any list.  Each broke barriers and changed country and popular music forever.  Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks is a new revue that presents the…

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West Michigan Symphony Presents: Enigma Variations

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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$10 - $57

Friday, November 10 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Center as the West Michigan Symphony presents Enigma Variations! Bohuslav Rattay, conductor Guest Artist – Andrew Spencer, Timpani Debussy – Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Daugherty - Raise the Roof Andrew Spencer, Timpani Elgar - Enigma Variations Claude Debussy’s revolutionary Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun opens this program.  Former WMS principal timpanist Andrew Spencer returns for Michael Daugherty’s timpani concerto, Raise the Roof.  Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations pay…

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The Power of Destiny

November 18 @ 7:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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November 18 at 7:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the Shoreline Symphony Community Orchestra performs “The Power of Destiny!” Fate is “knocking at the door” as the Shoreline Symphony plays its first concert in the Frauenthal Theater.  The central work on the program is Beethoven’s well-known Symphony No. 5.  Additional selections include the overture to Verdi’s opera, La Forza del Destino (The Power of Destiny), and music by Brahms. Preceding the concert at 6:30pm, Shoreline Symphony Director Annette Jurcevic will host a…

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Muskegon Community College Honors Orchestra

November 19 @ 3:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Sunday, November 19 at 3:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater to enjoy the Muskegon Community College Honors Orchestra, featuring wind and string players from MCC and area schools. Tickets are $6, and students are free.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

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America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - December 2 @ 7:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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2017 marks the 33rd anniversary of the Mona Shores Singing Christmas Tree which has been featured on both the Travel Channel and the Learning Channel!  With its 25,000 colored lights that coordinate to the beautiful singing, 15 tiers that reach 67 feet up into the majestic Frauenthal Center, over 280 singers, and accompaniment by the 50 piece Mona Shores High School Orchestra, the Singing Christmas Tree must be seen to be believed. For more information, visit www.monashoressingingchristmastree.com.

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December 2017

A Disney Christmas

December 8 @ 7:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Friday, December 8 at 7:00pm, bring the family to the Frauenthal Theater for “A Disney Christmas,” presented by West Michigan Concert Winds!  The winds invite you to go back to your childhood as you sing along to Disney and other Christmas favorites! Tickets are $12 for adult and students.  Children under 18 are free with a ticketed adult.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

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Muskegon Community College Holiday Concert

December 9 @ 7:30 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Saturday, December 9 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for the Muskegon Community College Holiday Concert, featuring instrumentals, small ensembles and vocals.  Tickets are $6 and free for students.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

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West Michigan Symphony Presents: Celtic Christmas

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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$10 - $57

Friday, December 15 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Center as the West Michigan Symphony presents Celtic Christmas! Scott Speck, conductor Guest Artist - Cathie Ryan, vocals WMS Children‘s Choir Irish vocalist Cathie Ryan and her band return to the West Michigan Symphony with a program she has created us, reflecting her Celtic roots in a wide array of holiday works.  Ring in the holidays with Ryan, the West Michigan Symphony orchestra and the West Michigan Symphony Children’s Choir as they…

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January 2018

West Michigan Symphony Presents: Germanic Classics

January 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Friday, January 12 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Center as the West Michigan Symphony presents Germanic Classics! Scott Speck, conductor Paul Clifton, Horn Mendelssohn – Overture in C major Strauss – Horn Concerto No. 1 Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 1 Sister to the famous Felix Mendelssohn, Fanny Mendelssohn’s Overture in C major begins this homage to German composers of the classical period.  Then, WMS Principal Horn Paul Clifton is featured on Richard Strauss’ tribute to Mozart, the Horn Concerto no.…

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Guys on Ice

January 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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January 19 – 27, come to the Frauenthal Theater for a Black Box performance of “Guys on Ice,” presented by the Muskegon Civic Theatre. This charming play tells the story of two ice fishing buddies from Northern Wisconsin who talk and sing about life, love, and the one that got away.  From their ice fishing shanty, long-time pals Lloyd and Marvin keep warm with a mutual appreciation for good bait, cold beer, and the Green Bay Packers.  As Marvin anxiously…

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February 2018

West Michigan Symphony Presents: Hollywood’s Greatest Melodies

February 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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$10 - $57

Friday, February 9 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Center as the West Michigan Symphony presents Hollywood’s Greatest Melodies! Scott Speck, conductor Guest Artists - Diane Penning, soprano Paul Langford, piano Join Diane, Paul and the West Michigan Symphony and be transported through a series of treasured movie memories.  Diane and Paul return to the WMS to sing a variety of titles from the American Film Institute’s list of “100 Best Songs from Movies" list.  Titles include, Climb Every Mountain, Somewhere,…

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Winners and Winds

February 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Sunday, February 18 at 4:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for “Winners and Winds,” presented by the West Michigan Concert Winds!  The Winds will honor senior solo scholarship recipients, as well as share the stage with two area high school band members and their conductor. Tickets are $12 for adults and students.  Children under 18 are free with a ticketed adult.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.  

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Muskegon Community College Collage Concert

February 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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February 24 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for the Muskegon Community College Collage Concert, featuring the traditional collage format of instrumentals, small ensembles, soloists and vocals. Tickets are $6.  Students are free.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.  

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March 2018

West Michigan Symphony Presents: Classical Music for Everyone – Romantic Nationalism

March 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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$10 - $57

Friday, March 2 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Center as the West Michigan Symphony presents Classical Music for Everyone - Romantic Nationalism! Scott Speck, conductor Guest Artist - Alexey Stadler, Cello Scandanavian – Sibelius – Finlandia or Nielsen – Symphonic Rhapsody Spanish – De Falla – Miller’s Dance French – Ravel – Pavane for Dead Princess Gliere – Russian Sailor’s Dance America – Copland – Hoe Down Dvorak - Cello Concerto Explore Romantic music via the countries from which they…

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What Dreams May Come

March 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Sunday, March 18 at 4:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for “What Dreams May Come,” presented by the Shoreline Symphony Community Orchestra! This family-friendly performance features a variety of music: from animated film (The Secret of NIMH) to Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) to opera (Hansel and Gretel), and more. Preceding the concert at 3:30pm, Shoreline Symphony Director Annette Jurcevic will host a brief discussion about the music, its historical and cultural context, and the composers who wrote it. Tickets…

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April 2018

Muskegon Community College Wind and Jazz Ensembles Concert

April 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Monday, April 9 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for the Muskegon Community College Wind and Jazz Ensembles Concert, featuring traditional wind and jazz ensemble music of all styles.  Tickets are $6 or free for students.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

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West Michigan Symphony Presents: Tango Caliente!

April 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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$10 - $57

Friday, April 27 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Center as the West Michigan Symphony presents Tango Caliente! Matthew Kraemer, conductor Guest Artists - Camille Zamora, soprano Hector Del Curto, bandoneon Be transported by the seductive sounds of the dance of romance….the tango!  Star soprano Camille Zamora joins the WMS, together with four stellar Argentinian dancers and internationally acclaimed bandoneon artist Hector Del Curto, for a night of fiery tango classics including La Cumparsita, Oblivion, El Choclo, Volver, Por Una Cabeza, by…

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May 2018

Spamalot

May 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Thursday, May 3 at 7:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for “Spamalot,” presented by the Muskegon Civic Theatre! Join King Arthur and his bumbling Knights of the Round Table as they hilariously search for the Holy Grail in Monty Python’s Spamalot.  Lovingly ripped off from the classic movie, The Frauenthal stage will be the host for Killer Rabbits, the Knights who say “Ni”, and the ravishingly beautiful Lady of the Lake (and her Laker Girls). For more information, call 231-727-8001.

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West Michigan Symphony Presents: Masterpieces

May 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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$10 - $57

Friday, May 18 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Center as the West Michigan Symphony presents Masterpieces! Scott Speck, conductor Guest Artist - Vadim Gluzman, violin Wintory – Composer-in-residence new work Brahms – Violin Concerto in D major Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4 in F minor This final concert of the season features three great masterpieces.  Brahms’ iconic Violin Concerto in D major which features Russian-Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman.  Tchaikovsky's soulful and melodic Symphony No. 4 boasts one of the top…

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June 2018

Bewitched

June 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Thursday, June 7 at 7:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for “Bewitched,” presented by the Shoreline Symphony Community Orchestra! Magical settings and mystical creatures will be the focus of this concert by the Shoreline Symphony.  Selections include music from the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Mussorgsky’s “A Night on Bald Mountain”, and more. Preceding the concert at 6:30pm, Shoreline Symphony Director Annette Jurcevic will host a brief discussion about the music, its historical and cultural context, and the…

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Miss Michigan Scholarship and Miss Michigan Teen Scholarship Pageants

June 12, 2018 - June 16, 2018
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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The Miss Michigan Scholarship and Miss Michigan Teen Scholarship Pageants are coming to the Frauenthal Center June 12-16.  Tickets are available through Star Tickets outlets including Meijer Stores, StarTickets.com (800-585-3737) or through the Frauenthal Center box office by calling 231-727-8001.  Frauenthal Center Box Office Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:00am – 5:30pm.  For more information call Shelley at 231-798-4272.

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