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Broadway’s Next H!t Musical

Broadway’s Next H!t Musical

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a... Read more »

Pavlo

Pavlo

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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For being all instrumental, Pavlo’s Mediterranean music speaks for itself. In his 9th album,”Six String Blvd” Pavlo incorporates the world’s most exotic instruments into his classic Mediterranean sound. Influenced by his travels, you will be captured by the Chinese Ehru; the Portuguese Guitarra; the Arabic Flute; the Indian Sitar and of course the Greek Bouzouki.... Read more »

KXCI Presents – Awna Teixeira

KXCI Presents – Awna Teixeira

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Portuguese-Canadian, multi-instrumentalist, Awna Teixeira began her musical career in 2001 performing all over North America and writing songs with various bands before joining Po’Girl, one of Canada’s hardest working international touring acts, in 2005. Over the course of creating five albums and seven years of solid-touring in 15 different countries, on 4 different continents, and... Read more »

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RAVE ON! The Buddy Holly Experience

RAVE ON! The Buddy Holly Experience

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience re-invents the ordinary tribute show with an electrifying, high-energy, rock n’ roll extravaganza featuring America’s premiere Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan, who is a dead-ringer for the legendary rocker.

Tucson Poetry Festival 2014 Kickoff Party

Tucson Poetry Festival 2014 Kickoff Party

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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THE TUCSON POETRY FESTIVAL CELEBRATES ITS 31st BIRTHDAY! The Tucson Poetry Festival, one of the oldest and most prestigious annual events of its kind in the world, will celebrate its 31st Birthday during the first weekend of National Poetry Month in 2014. Throughout its illustrious history TPF has hosted Nobel Prize Winners, Pulitzer Prize Winners,... Read more »

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Kirtan Sacred Chanting Concert with Benjy & Heather Wertheimer of Shantala

Kirtan Sacred Chanting Concert with Benjy & Heather Wertheimer of Shantala

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Benjy and Heather Wertheimer lead kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide as the duo Shantala, with soul-stirring vocals, sacred lyrics and exotic instrumentation. The weaving of Benjy’s Indian classical singing and instrumentation with Heather’s soaring vocals is freshly original and profoundly moving. Together they create music with beauty, passion, and reverence. Shantala has performed and recorded internationally... Read more »

Reverend Horton Heat – KXCI Presents!

Reverend Horton Heat – KXCI Presents!

April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Reverend Horton Heat with Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-Fonics and Nekromantix Loaded guns, space heaters, and big skies. Welcome to the lethal littered landscape of Jim Heath’s imagination. True to his high evangelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing & reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of American music. He’s a time-travelling space-cowboy on a endless... Read more »

Tucson Hullabaloo

Tucson Hullabaloo

April 5 - 6
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On Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6th 2014 the Tucson Hullabaloo will take place at Armory Park Center (220 S 5th Ave) in downtown Tucson. Hullabaloo is a community festival and a celebration of all things Tucson from its sunny climate to its rich and diverse community. Hullabaloo will unite the community for one special... Read more »

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Tucson Hullabaloo

Tucson Hullabaloo

April 5 - 6
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On Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6th 2014 the Tucson Hullabaloo will take place at Armory Park Center (220 S 5th Ave) in downtown Tucson. Hullabaloo is a community festival and a celebration of all things Tucson from its sunny climate to its rich and diverse community. Hullabaloo will unite the community for one special... Read more »

Matt Rupnow in concert

Matt Rupnow in concert

April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Matt Rupnow lives in Durango, Colorado where he plays with the band Red Eyed Djinn. For a while, he was, until recently playing with D.L. Marble and His Amazing Hippies from time to time still does.He has opened for the likes of Robert Earl Keen, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard, such bands as Euphorqeustra ,... Read more »

Tucson Hullabaloo After Party Tap Takeover

Tucson Hullabaloo After Party Tap Takeover

April 5 @ 9:00 pm
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FREE on the Plaza On Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6th 2014 the Tucson Hullabaloo will take place at Military Plaza in Armory Park (220 S 5th Ave) in downtown Tucson. Hullabaloo is a community festival and a celebration of all things Tucson from its sunny climate to its rich and diverse community. Hullabaloo... Read more »

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Viva La Local Food Festival

Viva La Local Food Festival

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Celebrating Joyous Local Food Farmers Market Opens at 9:00am General Event 11:00am — 5:00pm General Admission is FREE Parking is $5.00 Per Car (Free Parking until 10:30 am) Festival Food Items Available for Purchase at $5.00 Each Come early and get to know more than 80 of Southern Arizona’s best vendors at the largest Heirloom... Read more »

Hacienda Del Blues

Hacienda Del Blues

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Marty Kool, of KXCI’s Blues Review, and Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch present a special event for this week’s Hacienda Del Blues show. Acoustic Blues artist Don Scott will be performing. Don plays Blues in the style of Big Bill Broonzy & Jimmy Reed. He plays slide guitar and finger picks his Blues with respect... Read more »

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Snow Tha Product & Caskey

Snow Tha Product & Caskey

April 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

At just 24-years-old, versatile, bilingual lyricist Snow Tha Product is proving that there are no boundaries to her songwriting or performance abilities. She has established herself as an artist to watch, flexing electrifying, aggressive verbal acrobatics. Now signed to Atlantic Records, Snow is workin’ hard on new material. In August 2011, Snow released her aptly-titled... Read more »

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Jarabe de Palo with The Jons – KXCI Presents!

Jarabe de Palo with The Jons – KXCI Presents!

April 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tuesday April 08 7:00 pm doors / 8:00 pm showtime Jarabe de Palo  (Latin Dance) with The Jons all ages   Jarabe De Palo is a Latin rock group from Spain whose catchy brand of rock en espanol has been nominated for thirteen Latin grammy’s. Ticket price includes a copy of Jarabe de Palo’s new cd.... Read more »

The War on Drugs – KXCI Presents!

The War on Drugs – KXCI Presents!

April 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The War on Drugs Tuesday, April 8th 8:00PM, all-ages Philadelphia’s The War on Drugs reside at the blurred edges of American music: overexposing studio limitations, piling tape upon tape to maximum density, and then — with each song — they pull off the scaffolding to reveal what sticks, keeping only what’s absolutely necessary and dig... Read more »

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Tucson Songwriter Showcase

Tucson Songwriter Showcase

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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6:30pm Marilyn Ryan, Dennis Pepe, Janice Deardorff  7:30pm Kevin Pakulis, Robyn Landis, Ron Pandy   8:30pm Peter McLaughlin, Emmy Creigh, Tom Poley. C’mon down for an exciting evening at beautiful Monterey Court as these 9 songwriters share their homespun tunes. Enjoy hearing their unusual take on love, war, trains, clowns and the kitchen sink. Dine at the... Read more »

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White Lies

White Lies

April 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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For any band, playing a headline show at London Wembley Arena is an amazing way to finish up touring an album. In December 2011, coming to the end of a year spent touring their second album ‘Ritual’, that moment came for White Lies. And it was as special for them and for their fans as... Read more »

EL TAMBÓ: Cumbia Dance Party feat. La Misa Negra – KXCI Presents!

EL TAMBÓ: Cumbia Dance Party feat. La Misa Negra – KXCI Presents!

April 11 @ 9:00 pm
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Tucson’s best tropical bass party returns, bringing you Oakland’s LA MISA NEGRA in their Arizona debut––a nine piece cumbia band fronted by two female singers and playing irresistible cumbia originals! You’ll want to be on the dance floor when LMN hits the Club Congress stage, get your tickets early, this one is going to be... Read more »

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Dick Dale “King of Surf Guitar” – KXCI Presents!

Dick Dale “King of Surf Guitar” – KXCI Presents!

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dick Dale w/ Justin Valdez Y Los Guapos & Boogie Nazis Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950′s. Not the ’60′s as is commonly believed. He was given the title “King of the Surf Guitar” by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down. He met Leo Fender the guitar... Read more »

Neko Case with the Dodos & Dylan Pratt – KXCI Presents!

Neko Case with the Dodos & Dylan Pratt – KXCI Presents!

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Neko Case has always been brave, but with her latest album she proves herself fearless. With her forthcoming Anti- release, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You, the singer known as much for her restless musical curiosity as her clarion voice charts a powerfully personal... Read more »

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Hacienda Del Blues

Hacienda Del Blues

April 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Marty Kool, of The Blues Review on KXCI, and Hacienda Del Sol present a very special event. This week’s show features the legendary Mr. Boogie Woogie! Internationally known pianist, singer and recording artist Eric-Jan Overbeek (1967) also known as Mr. Boogie Woogie has been awarded the prestigious honor of being named Best Dutch Blues Pianist... Read more »

Broken Bells – KXCI Presents!

Broken Bells – KXCI Presents!

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Broken Bells is a musical partnership of producer Danger Mouse and James Mercer of The Shins. These indie rock titans make a rare concert appearance, touring behind their new album, After The Disco. The Rialto Theatre doors open at 7pm with Au Revoir Simone. Broken Bells, the musical partnership comprised of Brian Burton (Danger Mouse)... Read more »

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Joe Ely – KXCI Presents!

Joe Ely – KXCI Presents!

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Joe Ely w/ David Ramirez. In the Copper Hall at Hotel Congress. I ain’t afraid of dyin’ / I got nothin’ to lose — Joe Ely, “Satisfied at Last” With Satisfied at Last, Joe Ely has made the album of his life. Literally.”It reflects where I am and where I’ve been,” he explains. “The whole... Read more »

Foster the People

Foster the People

April 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Indie rock trio Foster the People make atmospheric, psychedelic, and dance-oriented pop. Formed in Los Angeles in 2009, the band features keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Mark Foster, bassist Cubbie Fink, and drummer Mark Pontius. The trio’s single “Pumped Up the Kicks” received significant airplay on KROQ in 2010, and the band quickly began receiving significant online attention. They... Read more »

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Celtic Fiddle Festival, with Kevin Burke, Christian LeMaitre and Andre Brunet

Celtic Fiddle Festival, with Kevin Burke, Christian LeMaitre and Andre Brunet

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Three fiddlers from three different Celtic traditions: Irish from Kevin Burke, Breton, from Brittany, northern France by Christian LeMaitre, and French-Canadian by Andre Brunet, with step dancing. Andre was the founding fiddler of the famed band La Bottine Souriante, one of the first French-Canadian bands to record and tour. All three fiddlers are backed with... Read more »

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls with To Kill a King

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls with To Kill a King

April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The recurring theme throughout Tape Deck Heart, Frank Turner’s fifth album, is change. Those who have followed Turner’s career since he went solo in 2005 won’t be surprised. After 1,400 incendiary live shows and four acclaimed albums, last year saw the musician previously known as a punk poet become (whisper it) a sort of pop... Read more »

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Bombay Bicycle Club – KXCI Presents!

Bombay Bicycle Club – KXCI Presents!

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bombay Bicycle Club w/ Royal Canoe It might seem odd to describe Bombay Bicycle Club as veterans given that nobody in the band is older than 24, but this is their fourth album, which is something of a landmark achievement in today’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-them climate. The Bombay Bicycle Club story is something that isn’t meant to... Read more »

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Oracle Piano Society Presents: Russian Piano Monuments Featuring Pianist Robert Hamilton

Oracle Piano Society Presents: Russian Piano Monuments Featuring Pianist Robert Hamilton

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Saturday, April 19, 2014 3pm Oracle Piano Society presents ‘Russian Piano Monuments’ featuring pianist Robert Hamilton. Hailed for his “Magnificent virtuosity”, “effortless control”, “and hair-raising bravura,” Arizona State University Professor of Piano and Oracle Piano Society Artist Advisory Committee Chair, Robert Hamilton will perform Igor Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ and Modest Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at... Read more »

TKMA Spring Fundraiser

TKMA Spring Fundraiser

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Three great bands, Lost Hombres, Kevin Pakulis & Friends and Ned Sutton & Last Dance get together to help raise funds for the annual free Tucson Folk Festival. Bring your dancin’ shoes and rock out as the Tucson Kitchen Musicans Association get ready to bring you the 29th annual Folk Festival.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – KXCI Presents!

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – KXCI Presents!

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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** The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is performing a special Record Store Day set at Zia Records Speedway (3370 E. Speedway) on Saturday, April 19th at 4 PM.** Meat And Bone is the first studio album by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in eight years. This is straight-up, Grade A Blues Explosion, mixed by Mr.... Read more »

An Intimate Solo/Acoustic performance by Citizen Cope

An Intimate Solo/Acoustic performance by Citizen Cope

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Citizen Cope is a staple of the Annapolis/Baltimore/D.C. music scene. Memphis-born, DC-raised, and now Brooklyn-based, Cope aka Clarence Greenwood’s musical journey began in the mid-1990s, when he first drew local acclaim for both his intimate songwriting and unique sonic fusion. His official debut album, CITIZEN COPE, was released in 2002, and now, ten years later,... Read more »

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Hacienda Del Blues

Hacienda Del Blues

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Hacienda Del Blues series continues, hosted by Marty Kool of KXCI’s Blues Review. This week marks the return of The Kings Of Pleasure. With Mike Hebert on guitar, The Kings Of Pleasure play music with roots in the 40s & 50s aimed at the dance floor. Think about putting a greasy juke joint spin... Read more »

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Cage the Elephant with J Roddy Walston and The Business, Bear Hands

Cage the Elephant with J Roddy Walston and The Business, Bear Hands

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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When Cage the Elephant released their self-titled debut in 2009, they were heralded as saviors of slacker funk-punk thanks to their hit “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked.” The title turned out to be more prescient than they’d bargained for: the band has been battling adversity of many stripes. But the struggles never pushed singer... Read more »

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Beck – KXCI Presents!

Beck – KXCI Presents!

April 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Beck with  special guests Beck reunites with his Mutations Tour band mates for this current tour, including Joey Waronker, Roger Manning, Smokey Hormel and Justin Meldal-Johnsen. Having spent the last few years working non-stop on projects ranging from producing albums for Stephen Malkmus, Thurston Moore and Charlotte Gainsbourg, to curating and performing in Record Club,... Read more »

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Jillian Bessett LIVE @ Borderlands

Jillian Bessett LIVE @ Borderlands

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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THE ALBUM RELEASE SHOW! Come one come all to the physical release showcase of Jillian Bessett’s album, Electric Moon! “Electric Moon is a master class in piano songwriting.” -The Tucson Weekly “Bessett has a Joni Mitchell feel, which is not a reference I throw around lightly.” -YabYum Music and Arts “A stunning effort.” -Drunken Werewolf... Read more »

Grouplove

Grouplove

April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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On the surface the band’s vibe comes off as happy, the songs soar with a kind of shimmering, youthful exuberance. But just beneath that sunny sheen, there is a reservoir of longing and melancholy. The Grouplove signature is blending those two pillars of life: sorrow and joy. Hannah explains, “As individuals we are heavier, darker,... Read more »

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Los Lobos

Los Lobos

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Los Lobos still are: Louie Perez- Drums, Guitars, Percussion, Vocals Steve Berlin- Saxophone, Percussion, Flute, Midsax, Harmonica, Melodica Cesar Rosas- Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin Conrad Lozano- Bass, Guitarron, Vocals David Hidalgo- Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, Percussion, Bass, Keyboards, Melodica, Drums, Violin, Banjo Enrique “Bugs” Gonzalez – Drums/Percussion More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released... Read more »

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Free Concert by The Commanders Jazz Ensemble

Free Concert by The Commanders Jazz Ensemble

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Enjoy an afternoon of great jazz with The Commanders Jazz Ensemble, part of the US Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis AFB northern California. Under the direction of Master Sergeant Jeremiah True, The Commanders carries on the American musical tradition of the great traveling big bands, yet offers a lot more than... Read more »

Gogol Bordello w/special guests

Gogol Bordello w/special guests

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Trampled by Turtles with Spirit Family Reunion

Trampled by Turtles with Spirit Family Reunion

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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When we started Trampled by Turtles, all we wanted to do was play music with acoustic instruments as a break from our rock bands. We learned old fiddle songs, traditional folk songs, bluegrass songs, and what few original songs we had, followed those formulas. As it happened however, the first year of existence of this... Read more »

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