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The Migrant, Bird Names, Josh Loner October 2, 2010
9:00PM - 12:00AM
Price:  7
The Migrant invites you on a journey into the underworld of beautiful pop songs and psychedelic folk. The last couple of years Denmark musician Bjarke Bendtsen has travelled around the states with his guitar and suitcase as the only steady companions.

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Bird Names are a band of friends on a psychic quest into the sublime and mysterious. Bird Names approaches making music as radical play. Their songs repeat and catch!

"Bird Names play Rube Goldberg "pop" songs -- intricate but very homemade contraptions with an impossible number of parts in motion at any given moment. Cuckoo clocks, falling bowling balls and whirring gears are replaced with clattering percussion, odd time signatures and hollered refrains." - Raf Spielman, foxy digitalis

Nature's Over by Bird Names from Alee Peoples on Vimeo.



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Opening will be local artist Josh Loner with lovely ambient folk guitar tunes.

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Steve Gunn, Villages, Magicicada October 6, 2010
10:00PM - - -
Price:  7

Steve Gunn

Steve Gunn

Native Philadelphian and current Brooklynite Steve Gunn has been a stalwart of the American experimental scene for close to a decade, having done time in the groups GHQ and Magic Markers, and, more recently, as a solo artist. Steve Gunn’s prodigous talent for fusing traditional american song structures with a raga influence is almost criminally unheralded. Gunn’s songcraft is so strong and his playing style so effortlessly beautiful that folks should be shouting his name from every tall building and mountaintop.

Check out his session with Bomb Magazine:

BOMBsessions: Steve Gunn from BOMB Magazine on Vimeo.

Villages

Villages


Asheville, North Carolina resident Ross Gentry performs and records under the guise of Villages. With dense layers and glacial droning washes of guitar and synthesizer, he creates engaging narrative soundscapes that evoke the shifting fragility of the early ambient movement as well as the elegance of symphonic composition.

Magicicada

Magicicada

Magicicada make music with microchips, magnetics, hardware, noware, software and brokeware in the southern US city of Atlanta, GA. He has self-released many hand made cds, jumpdrives & tapes and also have had 'proper' albums with such fine labels as Public Guilt - Robot Fishy and sub:marine records.

Magicicada: Everyone is Everyone by magicicada



First Thursday Improv October 7, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  Free

reserved October 7, 2010

Art of Such & Such install.

Nathan Davis and Klimchak October 8, 2010
8:00PM - 10:30PM
Price:  $5
Nathan Davis

Nathan Davis


Inspired by natural processes and acoustic phenomena, composer and percussionist Nathan Davis makes music that elucidates essential characters of instruments and the fragile athleticism of playing them. Amplification and live electronic processing are used organically with acoustic instruments to reveal and exaggerate subtle complexities of sound, forming an architectural sound-world through which the audience travels in experiencing a piece.

Nathan has received commissions from the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Calder String Quartet, the Ojai Festival (for Eighth Blackbird and an installation by sound-sculptor Trimpin), Meehan/Perkins Duo, TimeTable Percussion, Concert Artists Guild, and the Moving Theater Dance Company, and received awards from the Jerome Foundation, American Music Center, Meet the Composer, Argosy Foundation, ASCAP, and the ISCM. Nathan's music has been programmed at NYC's Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, Roulette, and at Darmstadt, Helsinki Musica Nova, and has performed his solo works at festivals in Poland, the Netherlands, and Cuba. Recordings of his music include his electroacoustic percussion CD Memory Spaces, flutist Claire Chase's debut Aliento, and a forthcoming monograph longplay from ICE, recorded at the state-of-the-art EMPAC center.

As a percussionist, Nathan is a percussionist in ICE, has toured the world in the cello/percussion duo Odd Appetite, and has recorded for Mode, Tzadik, New Albion, Bridge, BMOP, and Cold Blue records.



Sonic Generator at Georgia Tech will perform one of his pieces, The Bright and Hollow Sky, the night before, October 7th!



This performance will start promptly at 8pm!



Nathan Davis & Sylwia Mincewicz from Audio Art Festival on Vimeo.



Klimchak

Klimchak

Klimchak loves opposites. That may explain why he's played with bands as diverse as disco diva RuPaul and avant hipster Bruce Hampton. "I think of music as a crazy-quilt of different styles and patterns. I'm the thread that holds the whole mess together," says the Atlanta-based composer and percussionist. "I love the clash of colors and opposing patterns. That's where the music comes alive."

Of course that is easy for Klimchak to say, since he owns and plays literally hundreds of instruments. "I've been collecting sound-makers since the late 1970's. When I have some free time, I usually sit down and learn to play a new flute or percussion instrument." It could be an early electronic instrument like the sci-fi staple, the theremin or a low-tech rawhide frame drum from the Middle East. It's all grist for the sound-mill. "In the modern world of Ebay and the internet, locating exotic instruments for cheap and getting instructions on playing them is a lot easier than it used to be."

Also, check out this lovely feature in Arts Critic ATL.

klimchak from takuya yoshikane on Vimeo.


Blast-Off Burlesque Karaoke Party/Eyedrum Benefit October 8, 2010
11:00PM - - -
Price:  Donation

Come party with Blast-Off Burlesque as we celebrate our fourth anniversary!

It's a late-night karaoke extravaganza, and all proceeds go to support Eyedrum.

reserved October 8, 2010

Art of Such & Such install.

The Art of Such & Such Performances October 9, 2010
7:00PM - 1:00AM
Price:  Free
Charlie Smith

Charlie Smith's collective "The Art of Such n Such" presents live music, DJs and variety acts in conjunction with the opening of a retrospective exhibit, Inspire, Incite, Ignite.


The Art of Such & Such - Inspire, Incite, Ignite October 9, 2010
7:00PM - 1:00AM
Price:  FREE
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Inspire, Incite, Ignite is a 10 year retrospective by Charlie Smith featuring inter-disciplinary work from over 70 artists of “The Art of Such n Such” collective including photography, audio, video, interactive performance, installations, artifacts, sculpture and fire!

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Since Charlie Smith founded the “The Art of Such n Such” 10 years ago, his work with the collective has involved hundreds of artists trained in multiple disciplines from around the world. Charlie has also successfully involved tens of thousands of participants.

Charlie’s focus is to create an environment of phenomenal experiences for all in attendance. His spectacular and participatory work blurs the boundary between artist and audience. And the primal and provocative experiences from within the artificial environments can and will elicit strong emotional reactions, wonder and awe.

Charlie’s work and “The Art of Such n Such” is derivative of outsider art, including but not limited to, Dada, Fluxus, Burning Man, Black Mountain College, site specific art and various experimental temporal art communities.

Using “The Art of Such n Such” as a “mobile arts organism” Charlie has adapted to many situations and environments over the last decade creating a “living art experience” that has moved from small private events, to large arts and music festivals to galleries, museums, and even permanent installations.

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Charlie Smith, Jaime Ladet (partner and co-instigator) and “The Art of Such n Such” invite you to be a part of this truly of-the-moment Artists’ Reception.

For more info and press contact:
Charlie Smith & Jaime Ledat
artofsuchnsuch@gmail.com
or art@eyedrum.org

On display through Saturday November 13th.

Private wedding October 10, 2010


NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS October 10, 2010


Christoph Heemann, Void Manes October 13, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $10
Christoph Meemann

Christoph Heemann (born 1964 in Aachen, Germany) began his musical work in 1983 as a founding member of the group HIRSCHE NICHT AUFS SOFA, who released several albums of their surreal collagemusic between 1985 and 1993, drawing inspiration from such diverse elements such as musique concrete, avantgarde, krautrock and improvised music.

After the group disbanded Heemann continued working solo and with the group MIMIR (with Edward Ka-spel and Jim O'Rourke), the drone projects MIRROR (with Andrew Chalk), and IN CAMERA (with Timo van Luyck).
Heemann’s solo compositions have often been described as "ear-movies", in which he fuses field recordings, acoustic instruments, electronics, and electroacoustic sounds into audio narratives.

Aside from this Heemann has done a series of musical collaborations (with Jim O'Rourke, Lee Ranaldo, Charlemagne Palestine, WIlliam Basinski a.o.) and works as a producer (eg. for Keiji Haino, Charlemagne Palestine, Limpe Fuchs, Current 93 ...)


Since 1994 he runs the Streamline label


Ehnahre, Wolvserpent, You Die! October 14, 2010
10:00PM - - -
Price:  7

Ehnahre

Ehnahre

As it turns out, Schoenbergian atonality goes together with death metal like flies and bad meat. Ehnahre's unfailing dissonance and inherent instability become addictive by album's end, in the same way that the best horror flicks keep us watching -- Ehnahre are masters of creeping tension, the kind that might linger and disappear in its own ether or suddenly ignite (or both, as in "Part IV"). It's rare for a metal band to possess a vision this wide-ranging without compromising its pitch-black core. The Man Closing Up may prove too demanding to inspire many followers, but that's metal's problem, not Ehnahre's. This is way beyond state-of-the-art.

- Prefix Mag

Wolvserpent

(formerly Pussygutt)

Wolvserpent

Thus it is also written that Wolvserpent will emerge from their tombs of isolation to spread the mortuary drape across the U.S. as follows throughout the bereaved autumnal twilight of October. Boise, Idaho’s Pussygutt are now known as Wolvserpent. 20 Buck Spin will release the mysterious duo’s 4th LP (first under the new moniker) on October 5th, 2010.

Also Playing: You Die!


Regular Gallery Hours October 15, 2010
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  Free
The Art of Such & Such in all galleries.

Rathkeltair October 15, 2010
9:00PM - 12:00AM
Price:  $10

rathkeltair

Voted "Best Celtic Rock Band of 2006" in the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine Annual Audience Poll, Rathkeltair (rath-KELT-er) is one of the most talked about bands on the North American Celtic festival circuit. Unique, exciting arrangements of traditional music along with compelling original material performed by multi-instrumentalists from Ireland, England and America who play together with incredible energy, intensity and dynamics make Rathkeltair a must-see.


Regular Gallery Hours October 16, 2010
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  Free
The Art of Such & Such in all galleries.

Monthly Cycle: The All-Chick Jam Session October 17, 2010
11:30AM - 2:00PM
Price:  $5 suggested donation
Monthly Cycle is a musician's exchange and jam session for women and girls of all ages to play (or learn to play) music, work on song ideas, jam, and meet other women to collaborate with in a safe and supportive environment. Come join us! Usually held on the first Sunday of the month (but check the calendar at eyedrum.org to be sure), everyone is encouraged to play music and drink mimosas at brunch time. It's lovely, really. Bring your gear and your song ideas!

Regular Gallery Hours October 17, 2010
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  Free
The Art of Such & Such in all galleries.

Kirkwood Ballers Club October 18, 2010
10:00PM - - -
Established in 2004, Kirkwood Ballers Club has long been a weekly staple for Atlanta’s more adventurous musicians. Over the course of approximately 5 years KBC has been housed at 6 locations: a private residence in Kirkwood, the old Lenny’s Bar, 11:11 Teahouse, the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge, the new Lenny’s Bar, and now at Eyedrum.

Kirkwood Ballers Club’s mission is to moderate monthly free-form musical exchanges, ideas and performances between an evolving cast of experimentally-minded Atlanta area artists in an effort to encourage creative live performances and to foster a greater artistic community.

Just come with your instrument/project/performance and sign up at the door for a 15 minute slot. the lineup is first come/first serve. Also, there will be tables available for local artisans to display their crafts for sell, trade or exhibition...

This event is free to everyone. Doors open at 8pm for artists to sign up to perform. The program will get started promptly at 10pm and end at 1am.

Visit www.kirkwoodballersclub.org for further details, guidelines, etc...

Fun!

Writer's Exchange October 19, 2010
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Price:  free
Come share the fruits of your lonely toil at Volume Four of Eyedrum's open writing workshop, which promises to be an embarrassment of riches. Or, possibly, richly embarrassing. But the only way you will ever know is ... to show up!

Brainstorm, Jeffrey Jerusalem, Jesse Malmed October 21, 2010
9:00PM - 12:00AM
Price:  $5

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PORTLAND, OR – Lasercave is sending their three finest ambassadors on a national tour of sound and vision. The three acts, representing the best of Portland's music and art scene – JEFFREY JERUSALEM, squarely in the center of Portland’ electronic renaissance; BRAINSTORM, winning hearts and blowing minds with genre-bending gospel prog; and JESSE MALMED, producing future-thinking video art and participatory song poems – have elated and elevated Portland audiences in clubs, dive bars, art spaces, and cow pastures

JEFFREY JERUSALEM’s hyperkinetic attitude and boundary-bursting tastes combine playful, lo-fi bedroom disco with the top shelf techno-craftsmanship of his peers at DFA. Jerusalem, recently back from tour with YACHT and Bobby Birdman, has also shared bills with Girltalk, Drop The Lime, Starfucker, Nurses, and Holy Ghost.

BRAINSTORM’s ecstatic and eclectic two-piece is like an eight-dollar smoothie made of Deerhoof, Sam Cooke, The USAisaMonster, and a little African highlife. Packing venues all over Portland, the band recently headlined at PDX POP NOW, has shared bills with Japanther and the
Boredoms and, according to the Portland Mercury, "manages to sound like the entirety of Portland's music scene whirled up in a blender, in a very good way." )


JESSE MALMED’s series of video-based song poems, lush videos, and Conversational Karaoke (a participatory installation in which the “audience” enacts complex, charming and strange dialogues of the artist’s design) are future-thinking, yet squarely set in the realms of historical experimental film, conceptual poetics, and ecstatic improvisation.


Regular Gallery Hours October 22, 2010
3:00PM - 8:00PM
The Art of Such & Such in all galleries.

The Thunder Rolls October 22, 2010
10:00PM - - -
Price:  Free

The Thunder Rolls...

Garth Brooks

We're doing a night of Thunder Rolls by Garth Brooks. And just Thunder Rolls. The entire the night. We will have a drum set, mics, and amps set up on stage.

You have ten minutes to come up and play your version of Thunder Rolls. And then somebody else will. 30 Times. In between bands, we will have karaoke of Thunder Rolls.

Feel free to interpret the song however you wish, but it is not an exercise in irony. We want to hear Thunder Rolls!

Don't Know the Song? Here's the music:

Lyrics and Chords

The Tab

Bass Tab

So far, we have:

  • Pony Bones
  • Hopi Torvald
  • Nows
  • Battlemoon II
  • Hurricanes of Love
  • Magic Apron
  • Ben Coleman
  • Kyle Gillis and Paul DeMerritt
  • Strezo
  • Melanie Turner
  • Double Nickels

Regular Gallery Hours October 23, 2010
1:00PM - 6:00PM
The Art of Such & Such in all galleries.

Kevin 'KalimbaMan' Spears October 23, 2010
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $10; $5 ages 12 and younger
Kevin Spears

The kalimba-building, electronics-wielding, funk/percussion wonder returns.

Also performing are Count M'Butu, Grammy-winning percussionist with the Derek Trucks Band, as well as other guests.


Regular Gallery Hours October 24, 2010
1:00PM - 6:00PM
The Art of Such & Such in all galleries.

David Daniell and Douglas McCombs w/Andrew Burnes October 24, 2010
9:00PM - - -
Price:  10

David Daniell and Douglas McCombs

David Daniell and Douglas McCombs

David Daniell and Douglas McCombs first met in early 2006 while touring as members of Rhys Chatham’s six-guitar Die Donnergötter band. Following that tour, the two spent several months trading albums and discussing making music together; they began their musical collaboration when Daniell moved from New York to Chicago later that year to study pedal steel guitar.

These humble beginnings do little to reflect the depth and breadth of each of their talents; both are highly-respected musicians within their circles. Over the years Daniell has collaborated with many notable musicians, including Loren Connors, Rhys Chatham, Tim Barnes, Jeph Jerman, Thurston Moore, Greg Davis, and Jonathan Kane, as well as releasing numerous albums under his own name and with his band San Agustin on labels such as Table of the Elements and Family Vineyard. McCombs is more often seen wielding a bass guitar, whether as a member of Eleventh Dream Day, the acoustic collective Pullman, or the pioneering and inimitable Tortoise; in his role as the driving force behind Brokeback; or through his varied work with the likes of Tom Ze, Azita Youseffi, Will Oldham, Yo La Tengo, and Calexico.

Andrew Burnes

Andrew Burnes

Andrew Burnes may be known for his improv collaborations with the likes of Thurston Moore and Ken Vandermark, as a co-conspirator in Loren Connors' Haunted House, or as David Daniell's bandmate in San Agustin.

Burnes isn't shy of morphing and undulating his queasy tones as the composition goes on, drawing out all manner of dissonant overtones from his sound source - which unbelievably is a single steel guitar. Burnes' work takes on a very physical quality, and it's a drone that feels genuinely substantial, with a real presence. Recommended.
- Boomkat



Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel from Atlanta.
"Waves of ambiance and dreamy drones weave into one another to form a spectral web of sound.
The music is experimental by design, but easy on the ears..." Chad Radford, Creative Loafing Atlanta
“…like smokestack lightning rolling through the sub-conscious…” Dave Keifer
"...deeply moving and highly inventive" Glenn Phillips


Atlanta Dream Team film shoot (hold) October 25, 2010
2:00AM - 6:00PM
Closed set for indy film production.

Film Love: Warren Sonbert Part 1 October 26, 2010
7:00PM - - -
Price:  FREE
Film Love and Atlanta Celebrates Photography present

WARREN SONBERT
Friendly Witness and other films

A three-night mini-retrospective on a master of avant-garde cinema

Program One: Early trilogy + Friendly Witness


still image from the film Friendly Witness (courtesy the Estate of Warren Sonbert)

A "friendly witness," Warren Sonbert (1947-1995) holds a unique place in American independent film. On one hand he shows the distinct influence of Hitchcock and the Hollywood melodramas of Douglas Sirk, and on the other he was a rigorous avant-gardist. Combining breathtaking photography with some of cinema’s most complex montage editing, he created an exhilarating body of work – compassionate meditations on global humanity that are visually sumptuous and structurally brilliant. Sonbert's films have been the subject of retrospectives at the Guggenheim Museum and other institutions, but remain available only in 16mm prints and are too rarely screened. Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Film Love present three nights of films by this crucial figure of the American avant-garde.

PROGRAM ONE

Eyedrum | Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | 7:00 pm | free

Juxtaposing early and late works, program one explores the maturation of Sonbert’s style as well as his masterful use of music. His early trilogy of short films, set to exuberant rock and roll and documenting the seedy glamour of the 60s New York art world, established Sonbert’s notoriety while he was still a teenage film student at NYU. Twenty years later, Sonbert returned to the music soundtrack in his masterpiece Friendly Witness – an intricate and deeply moving mosaic of people and places around the globe.

All the selections will be shown in their original format of 16mm film. At the screening, curator Andy Ditzler will provide an introduction to the films and to Sonbert’s work.

PROGRAM
Amphetamine (Warren Sonbert, 1966), 10 minutes co-directed with Wendy Appel
Hall of Mirrors (Warren Sonbert, 1966), 7 minutes
Where Did Our Love Go? (Warren Sonbert, 1966), 15 minutes
Friendly Witness (Warren Sonbert, 1989), 22 minutes
Postcards from Warren (Jeff Scher, 1998), 3 minutes
Warren (Jeff Scher, 1995), 3 minutes

WARREN SONBERT: FRIENDLY WITNESS AND OTHER FILMS is a Film Love event. The Film Love series provides access to rare but important films, and seeks to increase awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. The series is curated and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006, and appears in Atlanta Magazine's Best of Atlanta 2009.

Film Love: Warren Sonbert Part 2 October 28, 2010
7:00PM - - -
Price:  FREE
Film Love and Atlanta Celebrates Photography present

WARREN SONBERT
Friendly Witness and other films

A three-night mini-retrospective on a master of avant-garde cinema

Program Two: Carriage Trade


Warren Sonbert with Bolex camera (courtesy the Estate of Warren Sonbert)

A "friendly witness," Warren Sonbert (1947-1995) holds a unique place in American independent film. On one hand he shows the distinct influence of Hitchcock and the Hollywood melodramas of Douglas Sirk, and on the other he was a rigorous avant-gardist. Combining breathtaking photography with some of cinema’s most complex montage editing, he created an exhilarating body of work – compassionate meditations on global humanity that are visually sumptuous and structurally brilliant. Sonbert's films have been the subject of retrospectives at the Guggenheim Museum and other institutions, but remain available only in 16mm prints and are too rarely screened. Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Film Love present three nights of films by this crucial figure of the American avant-garde.

PROGRAM TWO

Eyedrum | Thursday, October 28, 2010 | 7:00 pm | free

Sonbert's later filmmaking combines his precise but unconventional eye for color, composition, and shot content with his intricate and highly personal editing technique. Amassing voluminous footage from his world travels, he edited shots from multiple locations into seamless film journeys, bringing out subtle connections between people in vastly different locations. Program Two presents Sonbert's magnum opus in this style (and his longest film), Carriage Trade.

PROGRAM
Carriage Trade (1972), 16mm, silent, 61 minutes

WARREN SONBERT: FRIENDLY WITNESS AND OTHER FILMS is a Film Love event. The Film Love series provides access to rare but important films, and seeks to increase awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. The series is curated and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006, and appears in Atlanta Magazine's Best of Atlanta 2009.

Regular Gallery Hours October 29, 2010
3:00PM - 8:00PM
The Art of Such & Such in all galleries.

Regular Gallery Hours October 30, 2010
1:00PM - 6:00PM
The Art of Such & Such in all galleries.

Regular Gallery Hours October 31, 2010
1:00PM - 6:00PM
The Art of Such & Such in all galleries.

Dangerous Curves Burlesque On the Go-Go! October 31, 2010
8:00PM - 12:00AM
Price:  $15 advance, $20 at the door
Syrens of the South is pairing up with New York City's best known, most popular and award-winning burlesque stars, Anita Cookie, Clams Casino, Darlinda Just Darlinda, GiGi La Femme and Minnie Tonka! These ladis are hitting the road and bringing their signature acts to stages throughout the country for a three-week tour that takes them from the Midwest through the South and up the Eastern Seaboard including Atlanta, GA, on Halloween!



The Dangerous Curves Ahead: Burlesque On the Go-Go Fall Tour will be the follow-up to their incredibly successful 2010 coast-to-coast, 23-city Spring Tour including Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, Madison, Denver, Las Vegas, Dallas, Kansas City, Albuquerque, and Richmond. Dangerous Curves Ahead packed houses across the country and received oodles of critical acclaim: The Nashville Scene said "It’s a veritable aureole speedwagon as the Outer Boroughs’ most buxom babes go from zero to 38D on their road trip across America!" and the Phoenix New Times called the show, "An excellent night of twirling tassels and bawdy jokes."

Dangerous Curves Ahead showcases a group of the hottest and most innovative performers in the international burlesque scene. These burlesque starlets have rocked and shocked stages from London to Vancouver to Key West and are multiple award-winners at the annual Burlesque Hall of Fame Pageant in Las Vegas. Along with selling out venues across the US, they have produced standing-room only shows in New York City on stages ranging from Off-Broadway theaters to the trendiest clubs.

Catch us while you can!

xoxo,
The Curvettes

Advance tickets can be purchased at www.syrensofthesouth.com.

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