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All events listed in 8 Days a Week are open to the public. To submit a listing, send to Fayetteville Free Weekly, P.O. Box 1607, Fayetteville 72702, or e-mail, at least two weeks prior to event. Submissions are printed as space allows. Photographs and art are also considered.

Special Events

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MUSIC AWARDS: 8 p.m. today at the Dickson Theater. Awards presented to local musicians in a Grammy-style event. Performances by Wade Ogle & The Mad Spirits, Nate Hancock & The Declaration, LaFuSo and Randall Shreve. Benefit’s the Northwest Arkansas Free Health and Dental Clinic. Bob Cochran and Kyle Kellams host. Tickets $10 at the door. Private musicians’ reception and red carpet interviews at 6:30 p.m. or 601-4549.

SPRING ART SHOW RECEPTION: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at NWACC’s Burns Hall in Bentonville. Current Art and Graphic Design students display their best work from this semester. or 619-4261.

UA MULTI-CULTURAL FAIR: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Multi-Cultural Center at the UA Union in Fayetteville.

JUGGLING DAY: Doug Sayers, the International Juggler’s Association stage competition champion and world record holder will perform at 7 p.m. in the Union Ballroom on the University of Arkansas campus. Jugglers and circus arts will be performing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the ballroom. All jugglers and aspiring jugglers are invited to participate. Spectators welcome. Free. 387-1120.

OZARK MEDIEVAL FORTRESS GRAND OPENING: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in Lead Hill. Life-sized 13th century fortified castle being built with materials and methods of the Middle Ages. Free-$12. or 870-436-7635.

ARTS & CRAFTS SALE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the NWACCC, 505 W. Spring St. in Fayetteville. or 927-2491.

EUREKA SPRINGS MAY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS EVENTS: Artrageous parade at 2 p.m. Saturday with Grand Marshal Tusk III. Complete calendar at

RIDE FOR PEACE RALLY AND BIKE RIDE: 10 a.m. Saturday from the Fayetteville Town Center to Veterans Memorial Park.

RESTORE HUMANITY FUNDRAISERS: Art sale from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Mack residence, 234 Oklahoma Way in Fayetteville. Works by Jill English, Jason Hudson, Scarlett Basore, Tania Knudsen, Judi Harison, Greg Mack and others. Wine dinner 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bordino’s in Fayetteville. Emily Knight performs. $100. or 841-2841.

ROCK THE RUNWAY FOR EDUCATION: 7 p.m. Saturday at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. Music by Madame Ren Lovely. Benefits NWAYP Scholarship Fund and Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA. $25-$40.

DISCO FUNRASER: All ages party with skating available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Starlight Skatium in Fayetteville. Special guests will include members of the Northwest Arkansas Rollergirls, who will sign autographs. Food available. A benefit for Spay Arkansas. $7. 200-5629.

FAYETTEVILLE’S FIRST THURSDAY: 5 to 9 p.m. May 6 in Fayetteville. Music on the Square with Harmonious Wail. Film: “A Man Named Pearl.” “Art for Homeless Animals” reception: at Jammin’ Java. Opening receptions for “Django” by Leilani, “We’ve Been Holding This Moment for You” by Sabine Schmidt, drawings by Chris Mostyn and glassworks by Ed Pennebaker at the Fayetteville Underground.

Stage and Screen

“RUNT OF THE LITTER”: 7 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. With former Houston Oiler Bo Eason. $29. or 443-5600.

“J.B.”: 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and May 8, and 2 p.m. Sunday and May 9 at NWACC’s White Auditorium in Bentonville. $6-$8. 619-4123.

“THE SECRET GARDEN”: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and May 6-8, and 2 p.m. Sunday and May 9 at the Rogers Little Theater. Mother’s Day Special May 9. $9.50-$42. An Artosphere event. or 631-8988.

FILM “ARMIDA”: 1 p.m. Saturday at Malco’s Razorback 12 Theatres in Fayetteville. New production directed by Mary Zimmerman, conducted by Riccardo Frizza, with Renee Fleming, Lawrence Brownlee, Bruce Ford, Jose Manuel Zapata, Barry Banks and Kobie van Rensburg. or 521-4080.

EMERGE THEATRE GROUP: 8 p.m. Saturday at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. $15. or 409-3772.

“GREASE”: 7 p.m. Tuesday through May 6 and May 9, 8 p.m. May 7-8, and 2 p.m. May 8-9 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. With American Idol’s Taylor Hicks. $35.50-$68.50. or 443-5600.

FILM “YELLOWSTONE”: 2 p.m. May 6 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. Social hour at 1 p.m. $5-$10. or 751-5441.


“SQUARE FOOT GARDENING” AUTHOR MEL BARTHOLOMEW: 6:30 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Public Library. Book talk with book signing to follow. Free. or 856-7250.

MICHAEL “SUPE” GRANDA BOOK SIGNING: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Gazebo Books, 86 Spring St. in Eureka Springs. “It Shined” about the rock ’n’ roll band The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. 253-9556.

AUTHOR BARBARA GRAHAM: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fayetteville Public Library. or 856-7000.

OMNI’S OPEN MIC FOR PEACE: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the OMNI Center, 3274 Lee Ave. in Fayetteville. or 582-2291.

LIFE WRITERS: 10 a.m. Monday at the Shiloh Museum. For people interested in writing the stories of their own lives or those of family and friends. or 790-2588.

PAT MUSICK BOOK SIGNING: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. “No New Things Under the Sun.” or 856-7000.


CANDY LEE & THE SWEETS: In-store performance at 7 p.m. here today at Sound Warehouse in Fayetteville.

PIANO STUDIO RECITAL: 8 p.m. today at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. or 575-4701.

STUDENT MUSIC RECITAL: 7 p.m. Friday in Burns Hall on NWACC Campus in Bentonville. Free. 619-4311.

OZARKS CHORALE: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the AUD in Eureka Springs. With the Ozark Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. or 888-855-7823.

ACO’S YOUTH CHOIR VOICES OF SPRING CONCERT: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $7-$9. or 751-5441.

SKILLET: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Smith Convention Center. With Red and The Letter Black. $25-$55. 788-8934 or

NWACC JAZZ BAND: 7 p.m. Tuesday in Wal-Mart Auditorium on NWACC Campus in Bentonville. Ben Harris directs. 619-4311.

SEQUOYAH SONGWRITER’S ROUND CONCERTS: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Hall at Mount Sequoyah Conference Center in Fayetteville. With Pat Hall and Friends. Free. or 443-4531.


HISPANIC WOMEN ORGANIZATION OF ARKANSAS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Jones Center in Springdale. With Keynote speaker National Council of La Raza President and CEO Janet Murguia. 751-9494.

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the United Bank, 2600 S. Thompson St. in Springdale. Free, registration required. Meets Arkansas Development Finance Authority requirements for first-time homebuyers. or 521-8877.

“WRITING IN GOOD COMPANY A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP”: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Barnes & Noble, 4144 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. Free. With June Jefferson and Martha Estes. 790-2588.

BOOK & ART: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Little Mountain Bindery in Fayetteville. Four-week session. With Lesha Shaver. $155. or 587-0238.

SALSA AND BACHATTA DANCE LESSONS: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. With Boyd and Jocelyn. $15. or 409-3772.

DANCE CLASSES: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Fayetteville. Several disciplines offered. $15 per person, per hour. or 595-9595.

ART CLASSES: at NWACCC, 505 W. Spring St. in Fayetteville. Painting, mosaic, watercolors and more. Times and mediums vary. or 200-0663.

Mind, Body, Spirit

EXPLORATION OF THE SEMITIC ROOTS OF CHRISTIANITY: All Saints Episcopal Church, 406 W. Central Ave. Bentonville. 366-4268.

CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays through May 24 at the Schmieding Center in Springdale. 751-3043.

EFFECTIVE AND COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION: 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays through May 25 at Unity of Fayetteville. $10-$18 per class. With Lilian Bern, holistic psychotherapist. Registration required. 387-2108.


BEGINNER’S HIKE TO HAWKSBILL CRAG: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday carpooling from Root School in Fayetteville. Three-mile hike with Ozark Society-Highlands Chapter. BYO water and lunch, and dress appropriate for weather. RSVP to 871-6608.

“Birds of Arkansas”: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers. With Dan Scheiman. Free. or 789-5006.

FAYETTEVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Nov. 20 on the Fayetteville Square. Music by 3 Penny Acre this Saturday.

FARMINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays starting May 1 in downtown Farmington. or 236-2910.

Minor Matters

SUMMER READING CLUB SIGN UP: begins Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. or 856-7000.

CHILDREN’S AUTHOR CARLA MCCLAFFERTY: 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library. or 856-7000.

SUMMERTIME: will be here before you know it, so find out about camps, classes, swimming and more. Arts Live Theatre: or 521-4932. Fayetteville Boys & Girls Club: or 442-9242. Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center: or 200-0663. Wilson Pool: or 444-3471.

REGISTER FOR SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS: June 14 through Aug. 13 at Arts Live Theatre, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. Ages, dates, subjects vary. One and two-week classes. $120-$200. or 521-4932.

Auditions, Call for Volunteers, Entries

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Fayetteville artists and designers to submit digital examples for a Fayetteville Gallery Guide due Saturday to Complete requirements at

CHAMBER SINGERS AUDITIONS: for the spring session at NWACC, and May concert tour in Europe. For adults. For more information and the schedule an audition, or 619-2237.

“HELLO DOLLY” AUDITIONS: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 12-14 at the Arend Arts Center in Bentonville. Open audition for ages 13-90 for a 40 person cast, including a large chorus and dancers. Vocal audition song must not be from this show. Performances July 17-19. 254-5161.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: for a street side art walk program to take place during First Thursday on the Square in downtown Fayetteville. Applications due the 20th of the month through November. Artists must be available to show and present their works from 5-8 p.m. for the entire First Thursday event. or 521-5776.

“SOUTH PACIFIC” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. June 7-8 at the Rogers Little Theater. or 631-8988.


ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY: Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255. “Nanobodies” by Jason Reid through May 7.

ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. or 751-5441. Annual Northwest Arkansas Senior High Art Competition through Friday.

CITIZENS BANK GALLERY: 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 790-0342 or 846-2738. Contemporary ceramics, sculpture, paintings, prints, photography.

THE COMMON GROUNDS: 412 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. or 442-3515. Greg Mack, Tiffany Foster and Ryan Shell through June.

CORNER GIFT SHOP: 3582 N. Arkansas 112, Fayetteville. 521-2674. Art by more than 30 local artists and craftsmen.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY: 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. or 418-5700. “Looking at Our Landscape” through May 31.

DDP GALLERY: 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. or 442-0001. Chris Weaver.

FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. or 856-7000. “Arkansas’ Fallen Soldiers” by Barbara Cole through mid-May.

FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. or 387-1534. “Django” by Leilani, “We’ve Been Holding This Moment for You” by Sabine Schmidt, Drawings by Chris Mostyn and Glassworks by Ed Pennebaker for May. Works by Matthew Depper, Teresa Hall, Anthony TW Meyers, and Basil Semour-Davis through April.

FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 3996 Frontage Road Suite 2 in Fayetteville. or 422-8607.

HEARTWOOD GALLERY: 428 S. Government St., Fayetteville. 444-0888. Jewelry, pottery, glass, handmade books, textiles, sculpture, photography, paintings, drawings, mixed media, music CDs, wood turnings. More than 30 local artists.

JAMMIN’ JAVA: 21 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, 443-2233. “Art to Benefit Homeless Animals” through May.

JULIE WAIT DESIGNS ART GALLERY: 318 S. First St., Rogers. or 631-8706. Paintings by Phillip Leonard through May 7.

LONG GALLERY: Vol Walker Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. or 575-4704. Showcase of Furniture Designs by students of Tim Latourette through May 7.

MULLINS LIBRARY: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. or 575-6702. “Portraits in Color and Light” by Christy Young through April.

NWACC’S STUDENT CENTER: 108 A/B, Bentonville. “Free Expression,” First Amendment inspired works (viewer discretion advised) by the Art Club through Friday.

POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. or 636-0417. Pottery by Jim Young through May. Glassworks by Ali Stinespring, Hank Barnes and Gary Carter through April.

TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY AND COFFEEHOUSE: 12103 Hazel Valley Road in Durham. or 800-255-8995. Thirty-five regional artists, 10-acre art park with murals and sculpture installations.

ULTRA STUDIOS: 118 W. South St., Fayetteville. or 935-4040. Recent paintings by Nanci Ballew through Friday.

WALTON ARTS CENTER: 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. or 443-5600. “Beyond Sublime, Changing Nature, Emmet Gowin, Eileen Neff, Paula Winokur, Eric Aho and Stacy Levy” through May 30.

WHITE LOTUS SALON: 4750 E. Mission Blvd., Fayetteville. 582-4806. Photographs by Lee Green through April.


ARKANSAS AIR MUSEUM: Drake Field, 4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville. 521-4947. Aircraft from all eras of aviation history.

CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM: 930 California Drive, Fayetteville. or 444-0066.

GRAVETTE HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 503 Charlotte St. SE, Gravette. 787-7334. Early 1900s restored home with displays representing Gravette’s history.

MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS: 202 S.W. “O” St., Bentonville. or 273-2456. Free self-guided audio tours of Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian and tribal artifacts.

PEA RIDGE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK: 15930 U.S. 62, Garfield. 451-8122. Self-guided road tour, 10-mile hiking trail, Civil War museum and bookstore.

PEEL MANSION MUSEUM AND HISTORIC GARDENS: 400 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville. 273-9664. 1875 Italianate mansion with historic roses and plants.

PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK: 506 E. Douglas St., U.S. 62, Prairie Grove. 846-2990. Civil War battlefield with original buildings.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 322 S. Second St., Rogers. 621-1154. “Rogers Auto-Biography: An Automotive History of Rogers” through 2011. “Of Promise and Pain: Life Between the Wars” through June.

SHILOH MUSEUM: 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “All Dressed Up,” on clothing finery, through Jan. 22, 2011. “Answering the Call,” the history of the Springdale Fire Department, through Sept. 18. “Carl Smith’s Fayetteville,” images from the 1910s through 1950s, through Aug. 21.

SILOAM SPRINGS MUSEUM: 112 N. Maxwell St., 524-4011.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DISCOVERY ZONE: 1564 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. Jr., Fayetteville. or 575-3875.

Coming Soon

WAR EAGLE MILL SPRING ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7-8 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9. Crafts, antiques, collectibles, food, live music. 444-6252.

CHILI COOK-OFF: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 7 at restaurants and taverns in Eureka Springs. 981-9551.

FIRST FRIDAY: May 7 on the Square in Bentonville. Music by Harmonious Wail. An Artosphere event.

PHUNBAGS: 8 p.m. May 7-8 at the UARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Cash bar. $5. or 582-0400.

RUNNING OF THE BULLS: Noon May 8 from the Post Office to Basin Spring Park on Spring Street and LOS TORRITOS PARADE: follows with costumed pets as bulls, and owners in white as runners, in Eureka Springs. LA TOMATINA (TOMATO FIGHT): 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Center Street Arena. Mariachi bands, kid events, pinatas and more. 981-9551.

“HEALING WATERS” WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: May 14-15 in Eureka Springs. or 870-654-7405.

FAT CAT AWARDS CEREMONY: May 14 at the CAT Studio in Fayetteville. $10-$30. or 444-3433.

BRUMLEY’S MUSICFEST: 7 p.m. May 14-15 at Bentonville High School in Bentonville. After-concert events at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. Benefits Decision Point and other local charities. $20-$60. or 888-462-6718.

MOMIX-BOTANICA: 8 p.m. May 14-15 and 2 p.m. May 15 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. An artosphere event. $16. or 443-5600.

WAR EAGLE APPRECIATION DAY: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 15 at Withrow Springs State Park north of Huntsville on Arkansas 23, and on the Square in Huntsville. Crafts, music, canoeing and paddling demonstration, educational float, and more., 559-2593, or 738-6000.

ACO’S CHORALE SING, SING, SING CONCERT: 3 p.m. May 15 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $7-$10. or 751-5441.

ASTRONOMY PROGRAM: 7:30 p.m. May 15 at Hobbs State Park, Arkansas 12 in Rogers. Next session: 7:45 p.m. July 17. or 789-5006.

THE TRAIL MIX TOUR: 1 to 3 p.m. May 16 at Lake Fayetteville and the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. Concerts along the nature trail featuring Swing DeVille, Nilson Matta and Brazilian Voyage Trio, Plastic Musik, Chase Missy, Clarie Holley with Ben Harris and Dan Zanes.

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING POET MARY OLIVER: 7 p.m. May 18 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Part of Artosphere. An artosphere event. $13-$17. or 443-5600.

SYNDICATED COLUMNIST SHARON RANDALL: noon to 1:30 p.m. May 19 at the Holiday Inn City Center in Fort Smith. $30. An Evening Among Friends: 7 p.m. May 20 at the Main Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith. $25. All tickets must be purchased in advance at any Fort Smith Public Library location. Benefits Fort Smith Public Library Endowment Trust and Friends of the Fort Smith Public Library. 783-0229.

BIKELAHOMA: May 21-23 in Pryor, Okla. Flat Track racing, guitar auction, bike games and stunt shows. Music by The Marshall Tucker Band, Jackyl, and SteelHeart, American Horse, A Good Fight, plus other regional bands. $20-$65. or 866-310-2288.

THIRD FRIDAY TWILIGHT WALK: May 21 at galleries in downtown Rogers. Jim Young Pottery Demo: 5 to 9 p.m. or 636-0417.

“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: 7 p.m. May 21-22 and 2 p.m. May 22-23 at the UARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $8-$12. or 521-4932.

“THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES”: 7 p.m. May 21, and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 22 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Puppet show for ages 7 and older. An artosphere event. $6. or 443-5600.

HIKE AND OVERNIGHT PRIMITIVE-CAMP: May 22-23 with park staff at Hobbs State Park in Rogers. Hike the Pigeon Roost Trail. For adults. Also June 5-6 for parents with children 12 years and older. $50. 789-5000.

BLUE OYSTER CULT WITH THE GEORGIA SATELLITES: 7 p.m. May 22 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $10-$50.

“PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM”: 7:30 p.m. May 22 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $89-$16. or 751-5441.

JIM BRICKMAN’S BEAUTIFUL WORLD TOUR: 8 p.m. May 22 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $21-$100. or 443-5600.

THE INDIGO GIRLS: 7:30 p.m. May 26 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. An artosphere event. $15-$75.

ROCKLAHOMA: May 28-30 at the Catch the Fever Festival Grounds in Pryor, Okla. With ZZ Top, Godsmack, Tesla, Buckcherry, Cinderella, Sevendust, Fuel, Saliva and many more. Miss Rocklahoma contest. Tickets start at $95.

WORDCAMP: May 29-30 at the Fayetteville Town Center and the New Design School in Fayetteville. Bootcamp for bloggers and online publishing, with programming instructions for WordPress developers. $30.

GREGG ALLMAN: 8 p.m. May 30 at The Venue at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. Rain or shine event. $15-$50. or 888-396-7876.

EUREKA SPRINGS BLUES WEEKEND: June 3-6 at various venues in Eureka Springs. Local and regional musicians.

GOO GOO DOLLS: 7 p.m. June 11 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville. $15-$75.

M.C. HAMMER: 7 p.m. June 12 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville. With Hardaway & The Commoners. $20-$100.

OPERA IN THE OZARKS: 7:15 p.m. June 18-July 16 at Inspiration Point in Eureka Springs. This season offers “Tosca,” “Carmen” and “Don Giovanni.” “Tosca”: 3 p.m. June 27, and “Carmen” 3 p.m. July 10 at Arend Arts Center in Bentonville. Gala Finale July 17 at the AUD in Eureka Springs. or 253-8595.

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