Drag Queen Story Hour: Winooski
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Drag Queen Story Hour: Winooski

Join us for an extra special story hour with the stars and hosts of The T with Emoji & Nikki, Burlington's own talk show spotlighting the importance of the arts and activism. Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne, two of Vermont's favorite drag queens, will be sure to delight and captivate audience members of all ages as they share stories focused on individuality, activism, gender, creativity, expression, and social responsibility. 

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Drag Queen Story Hour: Fairfield
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Drag Queen Story Hour: Fairfield

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Join us for an extra special story hour with the stars and hosts of The T with Emoji & Nikki, Burlington's own talk show spotlighting the importance of the arts and activism. Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne, two of Vermont's favorite drag queens, will be sure to delight and captivate audience members of all ages as they share stories focused on individuality, activism, gender, creativity, expression, and social responsibility. 

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First Friday: Beach, Please
Aug
3
to Aug 4

First Friday: Beach, Please

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COWABUNGA! Are you ready for a totally tubular time with the First Friday crew? Put on your swim trunks and make sure to wear your sunscreen because it’s going to be hot, Hot, HOT!

Doors open at 8pm where you’ll be greeted by our First Friday legend Antara with guest Chris Cheney. They will be playing their original music for the early portion from 8-9pm.

Then it’s time to boogie on the beach with DJ Llu spinning tunes from 9-11pm followed by DJVU from 11pm-1am.

Your hostess with the most-ass, Nikki Champagne, will be in-house entertaining you all night long.

Ages 18+
Tickets in advance are just $5
$10 day of show

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Steph Pappas ofThe Steph Pappas Experience received her first harmonica at age 12 as a Christmas present in lieu of another train set. She was born in Jamacia Plains, Boston, Massachusetts on July 5 (so essentially this is her big, gay, & FABULOUS birthday party). Her early love of baseball nearly led to another career, but influenced by legendary players such as Odetta, Led Zeppelin, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin the guitar was calling her name in which Steph found her true calling.
http://www.stephpappas.com/

DJ Llu is a life-long queer Vermonter, based out of Burlington, VT who makes radio on WRUV-FM weekly and spins in local clubs and at area events frequently. When Llu is in the club, Llu puts together eclectic sets of pop, hip-hop, mashups, and dance tracks that ignite any dance floor.
https://www.mixcloud.com/djllu/

DJVU is a Vermont-based musician, producer, and DJ who has played clubs throughout New England, held residencies in Burlington VT, and toured the country as the touring DJ for pop singer Neon Hitch.
http://www.matthewbinginot.com/

Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne are your hosts for the evening! Emoji & Nikki are the dynamic queens and have been featured on Stuck in Vermont, WCAX, and Seven Days. Both have headlined and hosted several of the Queen City's biggest drag shows including Glitter & Duct Tape, Paint: A Drag Cabaret, The Vermont Pride Festival, Queer Pop-Up Dance Party, and SASS.
https://www.nightpagne.com/

As co-producers of Queen City Drag Cabaret, the queens curate shows that provide a safe space for performers and audience members of any identity: a non-misogynistic, non-racist, and non-sexist show whose focus is on the art of performance. We ask that all members of the cast, as well as audience members, respect this space by being aware of inclusive language, personal boundaries, and most of all mutual respect (in other terms: no T, no Shade, no Pink Lemonade squirrel friends).

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Whatever Floats Your Boat II: Big LGBTQ Dance Party on the Lake
Jul
21
10:00 PM22:00

Whatever Floats Your Boat II: Big LGBTQ Dance Party on the Lake

The smash hit of last year is back! Join us on the Spirit of Ethan Allen for two hours of dancing, a variety show and spending time on the water with the entire community. 

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whatever-floats-your-boat-ii-big-lgbqt-dance-party-on-the-lake-tickets-46367483391

The Pride Center of Vermont is delighted to host Whatever Floats Your Boat II. Partially underwritten by Hannaford, the boat sets sail on Saturday, July, 21st at 10pm and returns to harbor at midnight. We heard that everyone wanted a longer ride, so we added an extra half-hour of dancing and fun. Hosted by Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne.

This event sold out last year and we expect the same this year. Do not get squeezed out. Buy your tickets early. 

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15th Annual Vermont Drag Idol
Jul
21
6:30 PM18:30

15th Annual Vermont Drag Idol

Get ready to turn up the summer heat at the fiercest drag competition in town! Vermont Drag Idol is BACK for its 15th installment. Join the best new drag acts at the O.N.E. Event Hall (20 Allen St, Burlington) and YOU get to crown the next Idol. Then join the cast and crew for a big queer DANCE PARTY!

Tickets are $12 for adults in advance or $15 day of show–youth get in free (!!)–and all proceeds go directly to Outright Vermont! Tickets on sale now: http://www.outrightvt.org/vermont-drag-idol/

Have you attended past Drag Idols or Winter is a Drag Ball and thought, “Daaaaang, I could do that”? Now is your chance! Drag Idol is recruiting amateur performers to compete. Registration is open till 7/16 http://www.outrightvt.org/vermont-drag-idol/
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Join the glitterati at Vermont Drag Idol, hosted by the incomparable Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne! Don’t miss your chance to crown this year’s winner from the brightest new faces in drag with expert commentary from our celebrity judge. Doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7:00pm.

Relive the glory with an all-star cast of performers, too, including many past Idol winners and participants.

Who will win a $100 cash prize and the title of 2018 Vermont Drag Idol?? See all the performers and make your choice on Friday, July 20!

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First Friday: Baby Come Back
Jul
6
to Jul 7

First Friday: Baby Come Back

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You’ve been asking for it so baby, WE’RE BACK! First Friday is returning to the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge for a night of fantastic fun and, most importantly, lots and lots of dancing!

Doors open at 7pm where you’ll be greeted by the infamous Steph Pappas Experience. SPE will make you hoot, holler, and yodel during their opening set from 7-8pm. Then it’s time to dance, dance, dance with DJ Llu spinning tunes from 8-10pm followed by DJVU from 10pm-1am.

Your hostesses with the mostesses, Emoji Nightmare & Nikki Champagne, will be in house entertaining you all night long!

Ages 18+
Tickets in advance are just $5
$10 day of show

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Steph Pappas ofThe Steph Pappas Experience received her first harmonica at age 12 as a Christmas present in lieu of another train set. She was born in Jamacia Plains, Boston, Massachusetts on July 5 (so essentially this is her big, gay, & FABULOUS birthday party). Her early love of baseball nearly led to another career, but influenced by legendary players such as Odetta, Led Zeppelin, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin the guitar was calling her name in which Steph found her true calling.
http://www.stephpappas.com/

DJ Llu is a life-long queer Vermonter, based out of Burlington, VT who makes radio on WRUV-FM weekly and spins in local clubs and at area events frequently. When Llu is in the club, Llu puts together eclectic sets of pop, hip-hop, mashups, and dance tracks that ignite any dance floor.
https://www.mixcloud.com/djllu/

DJVU is a Vermont-based musician, producer, and DJ who has played clubs throughout New England, held residencies in Burlington VT, and toured the country as the touring DJ for pop singer Neon Hitch.
http://www.matthewbinginot.com/

Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne are your hosts for the evening! Emoji & Nikki are the dynamic queens and have been featured on Stuck in Vermont, WCAX, and Seven Days. Both have headlined and hosted several of the Queen City's biggest drag shows including Glitter & Duct Tape, Paint: A Drag Cabaret, The Vermont Pride Festival, Queer Pop-Up Dance Party, and SASS.
https://www.nightpagne.com/

As co-producers of Queen City Drag Cabaret, the queens curate shows that provide a safe space for performers and audience members of any identity: a non-misogynistic, non-racist, and non-sexist show whose focus is on the art of performance. We ask that all members of the cast, as well as audience members, respect this space by being aware of inclusive language, personal boundaries, and most of all mutual respect (in other terms: no T, no Shade, no Pink Lemonade squirrel friends).

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Pink Pride Party
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Pink Pride Party

What's the best way to come together with all your friends without getting sticky? A Pink Pride Party, that's what! Come celebrate the end of Pride Month with us as we takeover Higher Ground for a night of dancing and live performances! We'll have live performances going on throughout the whole night and favorite locals, DJ VU and DJ Craig Mitchell, who will be spinning your favorite tracks! Hosted by Nikki & Emoji!

Looking to take the fun home with you after the party? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Be sure to visit the Blue Lounge for all your post party needs! (That means FREE condoms and lube!) And while you're at it, say Hi to our sexperts, they come prepared.

Tickets are $5 pre-sale and $10 day of. Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 8:30pm.

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Proud AF Pride Ball
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Proud AF Pride Ball

Light Club Lamp Shop is partnering with GLAM Vermont to celebrate our LGBTQ friends with a technicolor dance party for the decades!

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LGBTQ Showcase
- We welcome everyone to share their creative outlets which focus on gender, sexuality, love, and acceptance. 
(If you would like to share, please email radiobeanmarketing@gmail.com and we will add you to the list of talent)

Drag Show performed by Burlington darling Emoji Nightmare & friends

The Dance Party with DJ TAKA spinning all night
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As always, Costumes are HIGHLY encouraged!! Get crazy with your outfit - the more colors the better

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Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

RuPaul's Drag Race Viewing Party

Tenacious drag trio, MEN (Marjorie Mayhem, Emoji Nightmare, and Nikki Champagne), host Burlington's "it" spot to catch RuPaul's Drag Race this spring! Season 10 looks to be absolutely sickening, so gag on this eleganza and join us for fun and cocktails every Thursday at Drink Bar on St Paul Street.

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Outright Gayla
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Outright Gayla

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n June 21, 2018, we’re celebrating how YOU are making it better for queer and trans youth in Vermont. Join us for The Gayla, a sparkling evening filled with food, fun, drinks, and a celebration alongside queer youth leaders, community advocates, and queer and ally partners all over Vermont.

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Drag Queen Story Hour: Jericho
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Drag Queen Story Hour: Jericho

Join us for an extra special story hour with the stars and hosts of The T with Emoji & Nikki, Burlington's own talk show spotlighting the importance of the arts and activism. Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne, two of Vermont's favorite drag queens, will be sure to delight and captivate audience members of all ages as they share stories focused on individuality, activism, gender, creativity, expression, and social responsibility. 

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Drag Queen Story Hour: Williamstown
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Drag Queen Story Hour: Williamstown

Join us for an extra special story hour with the stars and hosts of The T with Emoji & Nikki, Burlington's own talk show spotlighting the importance of the arts and activism. Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne, two of Vermont's favorite drag queens, will be sure to delight and captivate audience members of all ages as they share stories focused on individuality, activism, gender, creativity, expression, and social responsibility. 

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Jun
14
7:30 PM19:30

RuPaul's Drag Race Viewing Party

Tenacious drag trio, MEN (Marjorie Mayhem, Emoji Nightmare, and Nikki Champagne), host Burlington's "it" spot to catch RuPaul's Drag Race this spring! Season 10 looks to be absolutely sickening, so gag on this eleganza and join us for fun and cocktails every Thursday at Drink Bar on St Paul Street.

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Jun
7
7:30 PM19:30

RuPaul's Drag Race Viewing Party

Tenacious drag trio, MEN (Marjorie Mayhem, Emoji Nightmare, and Nikki Champagne), host Burlington's "it" spot to catch RuPaul's Drag Race this spring! Season 10 looks to be absolutely sickening, so gag on this eleganza and join us for fun and cocktails every Thursday at Drink Bar on St Paul Street.

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Capital City Queens
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

Capital City Queens

The Queens are back and taking over the Capital City! Come see what all of the excitement is about, with performers from across Northern Vermont sure to dazzle you with their talents! Hosted by Montpelier's own dynamic duo Beaux and Perdie and featuring performances by Butter Ball, Emoji Nightmare, Nikki Champagne, and Pickle. 

Tickets: $10 advance/$12 at the door
Limited VIP tickets available for $15 - entitled to priority seating, private meet and greet with performers prior to the show, and a signed poster!

Purchase tickets at deMena's or by emailing ButterVT@gmail.com

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Comedy Queens
May
27
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy Queens

For one night only, the bombastic duo of Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne host a jam-packed evening of LGBTQ laughs, in their Vermont Comedy Club debut. A slew of special guests will be joining them for the evening, including local favorites Mike Oxready, Butter Ball, Shani, and more – don’t miss this wildly fun event!

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May
24
7:30 PM19:30

RuPaul's Drag Race Viewing Party

Tenacious drag trio, MEN (Marjorie Mayhem, Emoji Nightmare, and Nikki Champagne), host Burlington's "it" spot to catch RuPaul's Drag Race this spring! Season 10 looks to be absolutely sickening, so gag on this eleganza and join us for fun and cocktails every Thursday at Drink Bar on St Paul Street.

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Drag Queen Story Hour: Montpelier
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Drag Queen Story Hour: Montpelier

Join us for an extra special story hour with the stars and hosts of The T with Emoji & Nikki, Burlington's own talk show spotlighting the importance of the arts and activism. Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne, two of Vermont's favorite drag queens, will be sure to delight and captivate audience members of all ages as they share stories focused on individuality, activism, gender, creativity, expression, and social responsibility. 

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JSC Drag Show & Competition
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

JSC Drag Show & Competition

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Hey, JSC Students: Unleash your inner drag king or queen and SLAY! For this year's LGBTQ Pride Week, your favorite local queens, Emoji Nightmare & Nikki Champagne, are taking over the campus for a night of sickening performances, tantalizing talent, and the opportunity for you - yes, YOU, over there! - to showcase your performance ability! 
Emoji and Nikki (together as NIGHTPAGNE) are two of Burlington's best and brightest drag queens. Both have headlined sold out shows across Northern Vermont as hosts and performer at some of the Queen City's biggest drag shows including New Queers Eve, Paint: A Drag Cabaret, Glitter & Duct Tape, The Vermont Pride Festival, Winter is a Drag Ball, Queer Pop-Up Dance Party, and SASS. They've been featured on WCAX-TV, graced the pages of Seven Days, and highlighted on an episode of Stuck in Vermont. In 2017, they launched the Vermont Chapter of Drag Queen Story Hour, receiving national attention and creating lots of buzz locally. On April 27th, they return to you, JSC, to sprinkle glitter and gemstones all over your campus. buzzes

Here's how the night works: NIGHTPAGNE will host and perform. It's your job to show the audience and panel of judges what you've got! Come donning a name and a prepared lip sync to a song or mix (keeping it under 5 minutes is a good idea). Be creative, unique, and fierce! Never done drag before? Don't worry - NIGHTPAGNE is on campus all day to help you, including a Drag 101 session from 2pm to 5pm in Dewey. Need assistance? Want makeup tips? Come see the queens and get primed for the big night! It's the best open office hours you'll experience all semester - we promise!

Want to sign up for the competition? Have questions? Email us at nightpagneofficial@gmail.com.

This event is free to JSC Students, Faculty, and Staff.
A $5 donation to the JSC Pride Alliance is suggested for those in the broader community attending.

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Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

RuPaul's Drag Race Viewing Party

Tenacious drag trio, MEN (Marjorie Mayhem, Emoji Nightmare, and Nikki Champagne), host Burlington's "it" spot to catch RuPaul's Drag Race this spring! Season 10 looks to be absolutely sickening, so gag on this eleganza and join us for fun and cocktails every Thursday at Drink Bar on St Paul Street.

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Queen City Drag Cabaret: St. Albans
Apr
21
9:00 PM21:00

Queen City Drag Cabaret: St. Albans

The queens (and a king!!) have arrived! Get ready, St. Albans, you're about to get a whole lotta fabulous up in you. The drag performers of Queen City Drag Cabaret finally ascend upon Nelly's, April 21st for a 420-themed show. Featuring performances from Celeste Lerue, Persephone "Pickle" Petrin, and Mike Oxready! Get your tickets now (their last show sold out!) so you won't be "green" with envy. $10 in advance / $13 at the door.

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Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

RuPaul's Drag Race Viewing Party

Tenacious drag trio, MEN (Marjorie Mayhem, Emoji Nightmare, and Nikki Champagne), host Burlington's "it" spot to catch RuPaul's Drag Race this spring! Season 10 looks to be absolutely sickening, so gag on this eleganza and join us for fun and cocktails every Thursday at Drink Bar on St Paul Street.

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Real Talk: A Drag Makeup Tutorial & LGBTQ Sex Health Panel
Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Real Talk: A Drag Makeup Tutorial & LGBTQ Sex Health Panel

Nikki Champagne and Emoji Nightmare are bringing Drag Realness to UVM's campus!

Whether you're new to makeup or are a makeup lover, head to the Rosa Parks Room on Wednesday, April 18 for an exclusive tutorial featuring our two queens!

The tutorial will be followed by a panel discussion on LGBTQIA history, sexuality, and identity. UVM Community members of all identities are welcome to join the discussion!

This event is FREE for UVM students. For questions and accommodations, please contact upb@uvm.edu.

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Queen City Drag Cabaret: Back to the 90s
Apr
14
9:00 PM21:00

Queen City Drag Cabaret: Back to the 90s

Pop in that Madonna cassette, rewind The Bodyguard, put on those slap bracelets, and dust off that Game Boy...because we are traveling back to the 90s! Your hosts for the evening, Emoji & Nikki, true 90s darlings, are joined by Butter Ball and Shani for a totally tubular night. And, this afternoon special just got that much more special thanks to the introduction of a new king on the scene, Archer Valentino! Let's go girls! See you there, baby cakes! All ages // $10

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Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

RuPaul's Drag Race Viewing Party

Tenacious drag trio, MEN (Marjorie Mayhem, Emoji Nightmare, and Nikki Champagne), host Burlington's "it" spot to catch RuPaul's Drag Race this spring! Season 10 looks to be absolutely sickening, so gag on this eleganza and join us for fun and cocktails every Thursday at Drink Bar on St Paul Street.

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Drag Queen Story Hour: Colchester
Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Drag Queen Story Hour: Colchester

Join us for an extra special story hour with the stars and hosts of The T with Emoji & Nikki, Burlington's own talk show spotlighting the importance of the arts and activism. Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne, two of Vermont's favorite drag queens, will be sure to delight and captivate audience members of all ages as they share stories focused on individuality, activism, gender, creativity, expression, and social responsibility. 

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Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

RuPaul's Drag Race Viewing Party

Tenacious drag trio, MEN (Marjorie Mayhem, Emoji Nightmare, and Nikki Champagne), host Burlington's "it" spot to catch RuPaul's Drag Race this spring! Season 10 looks to be absolutely sickening, so gag on this eleganza and join us for fun and cocktails every Thursday at Drink Bar on St Paul Street.

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Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

RuPaul's Drag Race Viewing Party

Tenacious drag trio, MEN (Marjorie Mayhem, Emoji Nightmare, and Nikki Champagne), host Burlington's "it" spot to catch RuPaul's Drag Race this spring! Season 10 looks to be absolutely sickening, so gag on this eleganza and join us for fun and cocktails every Thursday at Drink Bar on St Paul Street.

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Capital City Queens
Mar
24
8:00 PM20:00

Capital City Queens

The Queens are back and taking over the Capital City! Come see what all of the excitement is about, with performers from across Northern Vermont sure to dazzle you with their talents! Hosted by Montpelier's own, Butter Ball, and featuring performances by Emoji Nightmare, Nikki Champagne, and 2017 VT Drag Idol winner, Shani!

Tickets: $10 advance/$12 at the door
Limited VIP tickets available for $15 - entitled to priority seating, private meet and greet with performers prior to the show, and a signed poster!

Purchase tickets at deMena's or by emailing ButterVT@gmail.com

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Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

RuPaul's Drag Race Viewing Party

Tenacious drag trio, MEN (Marjorie Mayhem, Emoji Nightmare, and Nikki Champagne), host Burlington's "it" spot to catch RuPaul's Drag Race this spring! Season 10 looks to be absolutely sickening, so gag on this eleganza and join us for fun and cocktails every Thursday at Drink Bar on St Paul Street.

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