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FORT WORTH, TX Area
Ongoing Events happening in our Community

Dates & prices are subject to change. Please confirm all information with the attraction or sponsoring organization.

Ongoing Events

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“Carter Collection” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Carter houses one of the great collections of American art, from historical landscapes captured on canvas to city streets seen through the lens of a camera. Anchored by iconic masterworks from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the collection includes a range of artists, mediums, and styles, providing countless ways to explore and understand American creativity. They regularly change out these works, so each time you visit, you’ll encounter something new. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon.

 

For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/carter-collection. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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“Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34” is at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Amon Carter has commissioned a large scale, site-specific installation of more than eighty miles of multicolored thread by internationally celebrated Mexican born, Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe. Enjoy the transformative power of Dawe’s sculptural marvels, which he weaves from thousands of thin strands. They look like frozen light and Technicolor vaporous mist, drawing attention to the majestic architecture and natural light of the museum’s Atrium. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon.

 

For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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The Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon.

 

For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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The Kimbell Art Museum - Public Tours

Join knowledgeable docent guides for regularly scheduled tours focusing on the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Permanent Collection: Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. Architecture Tours: Two Buildings, One Museum Saturdays, 2 p.m. No reservations are required. Admission is required for non-members to visit paid special exhibitions: $18 adults, $16 seniors 60+, $16 students with ID, $14 children 6-11, children under 6 are free. Museum hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon.

 

For more information, www.kimbellart.org/learn/gallery-tours/public-tours. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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Fort Worth Zoo

The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 1 zoo in North America by USA Today, the Best Zoo in Texas by Yahoo Travel, the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide, the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey and a top 10 zoo or aquarium by FamilyFun magazine and TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. Home to more than 7,000 animals, the Zoo is in the second of a four-phase, $100-million master plan. The first phase, African Savanna, opened in April 2018. The second, Elephant Springs, opened in April 2021. The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than one million visitors a year. Fort Worth Zoo has limited admission, at this time, due to Covid-19. Everyone (except children 2 and younger) must have a reservation that was made online prior to arrival at the Zoo (ticket booths will be closed). Reservations become active and available on the website 3 days prior to the day you visit. A limited number of people will be admitted each day and restaurants, shops and attractions will operate at a limited capacity. Signage throughout the Zoo will remind guests of the importance of social distancing, wearing masks and handwashing; markers on the ground at exhibits will indicate social distancing placement. Masks are required for all guests 10 years of age or older and space is limited.

 

Admission $16 13+, $12 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Open 365 days a year! Hrs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. See website for holiday hours. 817-759-7500, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.

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Fort Worth Museum of Science & History - 
“DinoLabs” Exhibit

See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s reimagined exhibit, “DinoLabs.” Who knew you could find dinosaurs in your own backyard? “DinoLabs” and “DinoDig®” bring the fascinating story of dinosaurs discovered in North Texas to life with full articulations of dinosaur skeletons native to the region and a dig site replicating a local paleontological field site. What did dinosaurs look like when they roamed the earth, millions of years ago? Filled with cutting-edge technology and treasured artifacts from the Museum’s paleontology collection, this updated exhibit will enthrall, entertain and engage. Did they have scaled skin in muted colors that provided exactly the right kind of camouflage? Did they have feathers? Were they brightly colored and vivid? Science tells us the answer to these questions is yes! With “DinoGlow” you can imagine how. Tickets $16 adults, $12 ages 3-11, $14 for seniors 65+. Hrs. Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun, noon-5 p.m.

For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org/dinolabs-dinodig. 1600 Gendy St.

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Fort Worth Museum of Science & History - 
IMAX Experience–Closed until 2022

See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. 

 

See website for details and for the complete list of show times. 817-255-9540, www.fwmuseum.org/exhibit/omni-theater. 1600 Gendy St.

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Fort Worth Museum of Science & History - 
9/11 Tribute Exhibit

See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. The beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.

 

For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org.

1600 Gendy St.

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Fort Worth Stockyards Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive

Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near RFD TV’s Gift Store. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays.

 

For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com.

Along E. Exchange Ave. 

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Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1:15 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:30 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m.

 

The Grapevine one-hour train excursion departs at noon or 2 p.m. and it does not travel to the Fort Worth Stockyards. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3185, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad.

Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, open noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.

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Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The main gardens are open daily from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  last admission sold at 3:15 p.m. to allow adequate time in the garden. Ticket prices are $12 adults ages 16-64, $6 ages 6-15, $10 ages 65+. Please know the Tarrant County requirement for masks will be enforced, which means visitors and employees will not be allowed entry without an adequate face covering. However, wearing masks while outdoors in the Garden is still optional. Online ticketing is in place, allowing contactless payments. The Trellis Gift Shop, located inside the Garden Center, will be open with limited capacity, seven days a week. The Treasure Tree Gift Shop, located in the Japanese Garden, will only be open on Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Rock Springs Café is currently open seven days a week, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Please contact the café at 817-366-1100 for more information.

 

To purchase tickets, or to reserve a time, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
 

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Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $6 adults 13-64, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Nature Center & Refuge hrs. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Hours vary for special events.

 

For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.

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The National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. The grand new gallery space tells the story of the relationship between women and horses through interactive exhibits, beautifully displayed artifacts, and a breathtaking dramatic media production that encompasses the space and allows the visitor to feel like they are standing in a herd of magnificent horses. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. & major holidays. See web site for details. Admission $12 for 13+, $9 for seniors 65+, $6 children 4-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. Free parking with a paid Cowgirl admission.

 

For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.

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Fort Worth Trinity Park's Log Cabin Village

The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. You must reserve tickets online prior to visiting. Hrs. Tues.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Closed Sun. & Mon. Admission $7 per person, ages 4-17 & 60+ $6. Free for ages 3 & under. 

 

For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org.

2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.

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Sid Richardson Museum

Sid Richardson Museum is reopening for visits by reservation. See the current exhibition, “Picturing the American West.” The museum offers an opportunity to consider featured works of art from the Sid Richardson Museum collection in relation to each other based on subject and setting. The new exhibit allows visitors to experience new contexts and perspectives on Western American Art. While the museum holds a comprehensive group of works by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, who therefore dominate this exhibit, the core collection is complemented by a significant group of paintings by other western artists from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries. An additional selection of bronzes by both Remington and Russell are also part of the exhibit on loan from a private collection. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sun.

 

For more information and to launch a virtual tour, https://bit.ly/35MbMGH. 309 Main St.

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Grapevine Farmers Indoor Market

Shop local and eat healthy with locally-grown produce and products. The market features a variety of vendors of home decor, collectibles and more. Open Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Town Square Gazebo. Free admission.

 

For more information, 817-527-7446, www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com.

520 S. Main St., #203, Grapevine, TX 76051.

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Fort Worth Museum of Science & History - “Live at the Noble”

“Live at the Noble” is an original Fort Worth Museum of Science and History production and your gateway to the universe. Join their cosmic guides on a journey through space and time as they tour the “Texas Sky Tonight” and the cosmic neighborhood in “Our Solar System.” Hrs. Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.

817-255-9540, www.fwmsh.org/noble-planetarium-shows. 1600 Gendy St.

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Every Friday (Currently Suspended)

Themed Carter Collection Tour at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Museum is open to the public with limited capacity and new safety measures such as required masks for all staff and guests. The museum is in close collaboration with peer institutions and is following recommendations of health and safety officials nationwide. Connect with works from the collection with an unexpected perspective. The docent-led tour you will introduce you to artworks from a special exhibition or the collection connected by a fun theme. Tour begins at 4 p.m. every Friday at the Information Desk. Free admission. Reservations are not required.

 

For more information, 817-738-1933, https://bit.ly/2Z6skFn. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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Fridays & Saturdays

Four-Day Weekend Comedy

This multi-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music into their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $25. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. 8 p.m. & Sat., 7 p.m. & 10 p.m.

 

For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.

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Through November 6

The Curious Savage at Artisan Center Theater

Mrs. Savage becomes a millionaire overnight, but then is betrayed by her stepchildren and committed to a sanatorium. Ultimately, she learns a valuable lesson about happiness and where it can be found. Performance times and prices vary.

 

For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.

 

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Through November 7

Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller at Casa Mañana

Get ready to boogie with this electrifying, Grammy Award-winning show. These gentlemen basically invented rock ‘n’ roll, and you can sing along to nearly 40 of their hits… from “Jailhouse Rock” to “Stand by Me” and “Hound Dog” to “Love Potion #9.” In an idealized ’50s setting, those classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with hilarious set-pieces and slice-of-life emotions sending you on a trip down nostalgia lane that will lead you to dust off your vinyl records and continue the party after you leave the theatre. This show is suitable for most audiences. Tickets prices vary.

 

For more information, www.casamanana.org/attraction/smokey-joes-cafe/. 3101 W. Lancaster Ave.

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Through November 13

Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Dead, Dead on the Range

The town is bustling with elections, cattle drives, promises of a railroad, and murder!  Horace Grimsby, the wealthiest Cattle Baron in Texas, has been found dead and it’s up to Marshal Jim Courtright to bring the killer to justice. Did the Mayoral nominee Roger “Rooster” Montebank get involved in an election scandal?  Could the lead reporter for the International Inquisitor, Barbara Wawas, have made her own headlines?  Perhaps Buster Beggs, the gentle sheep herder, was bullied by the bull king one too many times.  Or was his wife, Emma Grimsby, tired of marriage and looking to get rich quick? Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. $59.95 + tax per person for entertainment and dinner. Gratuity not included.

 

For more information, 817-310-5588,  www.texasstardinnertheater.com/2021show.php. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.

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Through November 20

The Glass Menagerie at Circle Theatre

From her cramped St. Louis apartment, Amanda Wingfield dreams of her debutante days while worrying about the future of her aimless son Tom and unmarried daughter Laura. With their father absent and the Great Depression in motion, the siblings find comfort in their foibles. When a gentleman caller arrives for dinner, it is unclear if his presence will change things for the better or shatter their fragile illusions. Ticket prices vary.

 

For more information, www.dfwi.org/do/the-glass-menagerie. 230 W. 4th St.

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Through November 28

“Van Gogh Immersive Experience” at Choctaw Stadium

This exhibit is a 20,000 square foot light and sound spectacular featuring two-story projections of the artist’s most compelling works. Encounter the brilliance of one of history’s greatest artists in 360 degrees. Ticket prices vary.

 

For more information and tickets, https://bit.ly/38TM9Fn. 1090 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
 

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Through November & December

It’s More Merry in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas

Grapevine is the perfect place to create wonderful Christmas memories with your family and friends. You’ll be amazed at 40 days of unique and traditional Christmas events, as you see Grapevine sparkle with millions of lights, enormous decorations, animated characters and much more. Be sure to make Grapevine your top Christmas destination. Free admission.

 

For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/. 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051.

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Through December

“In The Night Garden” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Immerse yourself in a colorful botanical world full of giant insects, flowers, and plants created by Houston–based artist and Rice University professor Natasha Bowdoin. Inspired by the Carter’s collection and the artist’s abounding interest in literature, from fairytales to transcendental poetry, it offers a moment to pause and reimagine our relationship to the natural world. Free admission.

 

For current safety guideline information and more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/night-garden. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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Through January 16

Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler: Flora exhibit at The Modern Museum of Fort Worth

Two important new works by Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler, Flora and Bust, both 2017, have joined the Modern’s permanent collection. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Mon. Gen. Ad. adults 18+ $16, seniors 60+ $12, students with an ID, $10, & youths under 18, free. Half-price on Sun. Admission is free on Fri.

 

For more information about the artists, plus social distancing policies, visit www.themodern.org/exhibition/teresa-hubbard-alexander-birchler-flora. 3200 Darnell St.

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Through January 9

“Anila Quayyum Agha: A Beautiful Despair” at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Commissioned by the museum, Pakistani-American multidisciplinary artist Anila Quayyum Agha will create an immersive, site-specific sculptural installation ​and related drawings ​informed by her multicultural experience. Agha’s sculptures are created from intricately cut steel illuminated by a single light source, dramatically filling the room with ornate patterns of light and shadow.

 

For more information, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/anila-quayyum-agha-beautiful-despair. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

 

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Through January 9

“Imagined Realism: Scott and Stuart Gentling” at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The first comprehensive overview of two Fort Worth-based artists, brothers whose prolific and collaborative careers were celebrated within Texas. Exploring a wide range of themes and subjects, from romantic landscapes to formal portraiture to still lifes of 18th-century clothing, the exhibition features more than 160 works including sketches, etchings, watercolors, and oil paintings.

 

Free admission. For more information, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

 

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Through February 6

The Modern Lights at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Modern’s trees will be illuminated with an array of festive lights in celebration of the holiday season. Passersby will be treated to a stunning display and visitors are invited to enjoy evening viewing opportunities from the galleries. Hrs. Tues. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Wed., Thurs., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Mon. Gen. Ad. adults 18+ $16, seniors 60+ $12, students with an ID, $10, & youths under 18, free. Half-price on Sun. Admission is free on Fri.

 

For more information about the artists, plus social distancing policies, visit www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.

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Through February 6

“Turner’s Modern World” exhibit at Kimbell Art Museum

The exhibition explores J.M.W. Turner’s lifelong interest in the inventions, events, politics, society, culture and science of his time, which resulted in many of his most original works and transformed his way of painting. Organized by Tate Britain, the exhibition features oils and watercolors from Tate and other British lenders, as well as paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Yale Center for British Art. Hrs. Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon., Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

For more information, www.kimbellart.org/exhibition/turners-modern-world. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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Through Fall, 2022

“James Surls, Seven and Seven Flower (1998)” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The acclaimed Texas artist transformed pine and steel into writhing blossoms suspended in space to evoke a dynamic relationship between the earthly and the spiritual. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and select holidays.

 

For more information, 817-989-5064, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/james-surls-seven-and-seven-flower. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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