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5 Fast Facts about JAC Carrera

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JAC Carrera (Jose Antonio Carrera @JACtheactor ) is an actor from Brooklyn who was just nominated for Best Performance in a Short Film – Teen Actor at the 40th Annual Young Artist Awards. This follow his win at the Young Entertainer Awards in April.

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Here’s 5 Fast Facts about him!

He feels the nomination represents the start of something great.

The nomination represents the begining of my career, a recognization of my hard work and dedication. The nomination alone represents me as a winner. Being part of this years 40th annual celebration means a lot and I am so happy to be able to be part of it.

He has met Stephen Arnell from Arrow.

The biggest celebrity that I met and changed my life was Stephen Amell from the TV show Arrow. He was filming the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle near my elementary school and I stood around watching him practice around his rollerblade. He told us to wait for him outside that when he was done with his scene he would come out to take pictures with us, he even signed my graduation autograph book. He is so down to earth and seeing him in action made me want to take my career further.

He proscrastinates — but loves charity work.

One bad habit I would love to break is procrastinating when it comes to homework, one good habit I wish others would do is take their time to help those in need. I love to give out food to the homeless during thanksgiving and love to do charity events like toy drives on Christmas to give gifts to those kids that don’t have Christmas.

He grew up in a single parent home — and that drives him to help others.

My ultimate goal in show biz is to be able to be an A list actor and be able to create a facility with different programs the entertainment industry for kids that their parents struggle and can’t afford to pay for them. I grew up in a single parent home, watching my mom do so much to make sure she gets the money to provide the workshops, classes, headshots, the traveling expense to auditions or set just to help me with my career made me see how hard it is to get your foot in the business when you are not financially stable. With this program I would help those kids that have the same dreams and hope like me and open up the path to showcase their talents.

He has no fears.

I have no fears as of now, I live in a space where I try my best and accept the outcomes. Sometimes people question if I fear to fail in this business and my answer is no because my mom always taught me that when things are meant for you it will happen at the right time.

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Website: Jactheactor.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jac_the_actor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JACtheactor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IamJACtheactor/
IMDB: imdb.me/jaccarrera

 

TUTORIAL: How to create the perfect updo for prom/formal season (or any time!)

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It’s officially prom season and Tony Odisho has a cute and easy updo tutorial for it. This elegant hairstyle can work well with just about any prom dress, plus it’s insanely easy to create. All you need is: Dry Shampoo, Flexible Hairspray, Strong Hairspray, and an Infrared Curling Iron. Here’s how!

Step 1: On DRY hair, apply dry shampoo, such as Ostia Collection Dry Shampoo. This will help add some texture. Plus the Ostia formula is talc-free, so it leaves zero residue! Then apply Flexible Hairspray. This acts as a heat protectant and it offers a buildable hold that’s perfect for updos.

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Step 2: Using the Ostia Collection Infrared Curling Iron, create soft curls for added texture and volume in the updo.Tease hair at the crown of the head to create even more volume. Lightly brush out hair afterwards.

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Step 3: Pin into a bouffant, leaving plenty of face-framing pieces in front.

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Step 4: Take a piece of hair from the right side and twist it slightly, then pull it across the head, beneath the bouffant. Pin into place.

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Step 5: Repeat the previous step, this time going from left to right.

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This style can be worn to prom as is or with the following steps you can create an updo!

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Step 6: To turn this into an updo, repeat steps 4 & 5 listed, alternating sides piece by piece, each lower than the next (down towards your back).

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Step 8: Finish pinning everything into place, then spray with Ostia Collection Strong Hairspray to hold the style while you dance the night away.

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And that’s it! It’s an easy yet elegant updo, perfect for prom.

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More about Tony Odisho:

Tony Odisho, President and Founder of Tony Odisho, began his career in Rome, Italy, where he studied cosmetology at the prestigious Marelena Academy. Young and ambitious, Odisho immigrated to the United States determined to bring the best beauty practices from Europe. He was promptly hired by L’Oreal Professionnel to work as an educator and color expert. Tony then opened his acclaimed salon and spa, Exsalonce, in Roscoe Village, Chicago.. Tony’s reputation as a master extensionist and businessman landed him an executive position for a major hair extensions brand. In 2009, Tony saw the need for his own line of high end hair extensions. He created Tony Odisho , offering the best quality extensions and everything needed to apply and care for them. Tony Odisho, Beauty for Life. Tony Odisho is still a master stylist and a member of the prestigious Intercoiffure America-Canada.

5 Fast Facts about John Joseph

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Pop artist John Joseph just released his debut single “I Want U” (scroll down for link) and recently opened for Wilson Phillips.

Here are 5 fast facts about John so you get to know him a little better!

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He’s a big Nicki fan.

“Nicki Minaj has to be the collaboration I have wanted for the longest time. For me, if your song is featuring Nicki you know it’s a hit. So that has to be #1 for dream collaborations!”

He describes his sound as “pop music with a little edge.”

“Some of my influences are Pink, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and Taylor Swift! I really like to take what the girls in pop are doing and make it my own!”

He’s got one really big pet peeve.

“People who smack their food! Don’t do it. I’ll cry. Not really. But ugh! Just stop!”

He’s performed for a big crowd despite not having released any music.

“I’ve actually performed my own song at the STAPLES Center back in 2017! It was a surreal experience since I hadn’t even had any music out yet!”

He is a super fan of Glee.

“I have probably binge watched that show about 7 times and still listen to the music. I like to think of myself as a male version of Rachel Barry!”

Debut Single: I Want U – Single by John Joseph

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-want-u-single/1458395840

www.ItsJohnJoseph.com

Instagram: @JohnJosephMusic

Most Used Emojis in the United States

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Budget wireless service provider TextNow has shared the most used emojis in the United States based on the people who use their platform…totalling 1.3 billion emojis.

Here they are:

  • Tears of laughter: 😂
  • Blowing a kiss: 😘
  • Heart eyes: 😍

Looks like there’s a lot of joy and love in the world!

There’s more fascinating emoji facts, however, including a couple showing the differences in emoji use between men and women.

Interesting Emoji Fact #1: Women are almost twice as likely to drop an emoji than men.

via GIPHY

Interesting Emoji Fact #2: Each prefers a different set of emojis.

Emojis used uniquely by men:

👸 🌷 💪 💰 💏 🔥 💘 👀 💓 👑

Emojis used uniquely by women:

💁‍♀️ 💜 🤩 🤪 😻 😊 💖 🙊 🙂 😑

 

Interesting Emoji Fact #3: They made a  map. Yep, each state has a favorite emoji!

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What do you think of these most used emoji facts? Do you agree with TextNow’s findings? Or does this make you 😒 or even 😠???

How to Find People with Shared Interests to You

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If you look at the friends you have today, how many of them have the same interests or hobbies as you? It’s likely that there are more than a few. That’s because making friends is generally the result of participation in a social activity where there’s a mutual interest.

Depending on where you live and what you’re interested in, it may be difficult to connect with like-minded people. We know that having a social circle is important. It gives you people to trust and rely on during times of need and someone to share your successes with, especially if your interests revolve around things like exercise, sports, and eating well.

Fortunately, modern technology has made it easier than ever for us to find and connect with people that have the same interests. Let’s take a look at the best tools to use for this purpose.

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Meetup

As the name would suggest, Meetup is an app that allows you to connect with others who share similar interests through groups in your area. You can search for your own hobbies or browse through the wide variety of categories available depending on where you live.

There are groups for just about everything. From outdoor activities such as hiking to computer programming and gaming. There are also educational groups that focus on topics such as public speaking, entrepreneurship, and reading. There are often groups available simply for those who want to socialize, where you can head out for coffee or a movie.

Emenator

Emenator is a unique kind of social platform that allows you to connect with people that have similar interests. Whether it’s art, sports, music, gaming or anything else you can imagine, Emenator has a diverse and inclusive community for you to connect with. The Groups & Gatherings feature is perfect for finding like-minded people in your area.

Even if you don’t want to head out and meet anyone yet, the community offers chats, groups, messaging and video options that allow you to socialize online. If you’re into art or design, Emenator’s approach to content ensures that the images you share preserve their original quality, further adding to the authentic experience.

GroupSpaces

Just like Meetup, GroupSpaces allows you to find communities in your area based on a category or search term of your choice. However, it also allows you to find groups within communities that you’re already a part of such as churches and colleges. This might just help you find familiar faces who you never knew shared the same interests.

WeGoDo

This iOS app features groups that are focused on a certain hobby or activity such as hiking, running and exploration. There’s also a news feed with local offers, recommendations, and curated content based on your interests.

Conclusion

Aside from social meetup apps, you could join local groups in your school and find people through them that share your interests. It’s more than likely that there’s at least one group of people nearby who love the same things you do. You just have to head out and find them — just make sure your parents know what you are doing and approve!

Jovan Armand from Shazam! Interview (spoilers and Easter eggs!)

Jovan Armand from Shazam! Interview (spoilers and Easter eggs!)

Actor and rapper Jovan Armand talks to TWK CEO Willie Pena about his start in the industry, his role in the smash hit movie SHAZAM! including SPOILERS and EASTER EGGS (they start at 4:09 and go until 5:35) and more in this fun interview with Teens Wanna Know. Jovan performs live April 24th at the Globe Theater in Downtown L.A. tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jovan-ar…

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Liana Ramirez dishes on new role as Roxy on Power Rangers Beast Morphers in TWK interview!

Liana Ramirez (@lianakramirez) is living the dream of any young actress, landing a lead role on a show tied to an inconic franchise — in this case, the Power Rangers. Liana plays Roxy, a villianous female Ranger, on Nickelodeon’s new Power Rangers Beast Morphers.

Prior to this, Liana had roles on shows like Lab Rats and Criminal Minds, but this is her biggest role to date and one which fans seem to LOVE!  If you haven’t watched yet, the synopis for this new series reads: “Scientists tap into the Morphin Grid, but an evil virus corrupts the technology and a new team of Power Rangers is formed to defend the Grid from evil.”

Not only is Liana now part of the well-loved Power Rangers universe, but she is also working on her first book, an action-adventure novel slated to be released this summer called “The Secrets Within Me.”

We got the chance to ask Liana a few questions so you can find out more about her — scroll down for the Q&A!

Image credits: Photos @itstylerrowell Styled @ericas_style Production @maisonpriveepr_la

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Liana Ramirez has had a passion for performing and storytelling. She has appeared on networks such as, Disney Channel, CBS, and Netflix. Now, Ramirez is showcasing her acting and storytelling talents. She currently starring in the latest season of “Power Rangers on Nickelodeon” as a series lead. Ramirez is also working on her first novel, “The Secrets Within Me”.

Hello Liana, nice to e-meet you! Before we get to your role in the new Power Ranger Beast Morphers, tell us a little about yourself outside of show biz.

Hey there! Nice to e-meet you as well:D

Outside the show biz, I am just your normal American kid who loves my family, loves going to the beach and midnight ramen runs with my best friends, loves Starbucks and cats way too much, and has full out jam sessions in my bedroom.

Thanks! Now give us the scoop about the new show. Tell us all about your character and how this show fits into the Power Rangers universe.

My new show Power Rangers Beast Morphers is the beginning of a new era for the Power Rangers franchise. Hasbro recently took over the brand, has taken it to the next level and has turned our show into what the fans are saying is one of the best seasons since the beginning. My character “ROXY” is the evil yellow power ranger, the villain of the show. Roxy is devious, ambitious, overly dramatic as well as super emotionless with an “I don’t care” attitude.

The Power Rangers is a legendary franchise with a huge fan base. What’s the hardest part about stepping into such a high-profile role like that?

I think the hardest part about it was the super high expectation for the show and my role to be good. The fans are amazingly passionate about this franchise and sometimes that is scary because all we want to do is make them happy. At the end of the day, all you can do is work as hard as you can at your job and let the rest go.

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What’s been the best and worst feedback from fans so far?

The show as a whole, all the actors, and myself have gotten such positive feedback! We honestly haven’t since much negative! It’s been unreal how much the fans are loving our show and characters. You always hope that people will like your work, but their feedback has been better than what all of us could have dreamed!

Were you a fan of the Power Rangers before you booked the role, or is this all new to you?

I actually didn’t watch Power Rangers as a kid, but I knew what it was, of course. So yeah, this whole world is new to me, but I am a sucker for action films and TV shows, so that was why I was attracted to the show and my role of Roxy when I auditioned.

What was the booking process like—the auditions and all that? Were there a lot of meetings, or was it pretty painless? Please dish for all the other inspiring actors out there!

I actually auditioned originally to be the Yellow Ranger and the audition process was super intense and looooong. I trained everyday for 4 months on perfecting martial art forms, fight choreography and the audition sides. I went into casting about 5 times and spent countless hours waiting to know what the fate of my life would be. It was a super challenging process that ended with casting offering me a different role… “Roxy” the evil yellow Ranger.

So my advice for aspiring actors would be to never pass up the opportunity to audition for another role on the same show. It may not be the role you originally wanted, but it may end up being the perfect role for you that can change your life!

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What has been the funniest blooper from set so far?

I think one of the funniest moments we’ve had was when my costar Colby Strong and I were filming in the woods in New Zealand and were getting swarmed by massive bugs. There were multiple takes where we both had bugs crawling into our costumes and we ruined the shot by screaming and running around frantically trying to get the bugs off of us. It was a wild and hilarious experience!

Showbiz can be fun, but also tough because it’s a serious job. What’s the one thing you DON’T like about being in the business?

People in the business can be super cut-throat about trying to make it. It turns into this competition of trying to constantly be better than other people. It instills this nasty habit of judging others. I admit that I got sucked into this way of thinking at one point, but now I’ve learned how wrong that is! The only way you can truly be successful in life is if you are actively trying to help others rather than putting them down. There is a saying, “By yourself you can go faster, but together you can go farther.”

You have a book coming out, right? What’s it called and what’s it about?

YES! My debut book is called “The Secrets Within Me,” and it’s a YA fantasy/adventure novel. The story follows Magi Davis, a 17 year old girl where everyone is her life knows her secret… except for her. Magi must discover what her secret is before ancient Egyptian forces kill her and her entirely family. *Dramatic music plays*

What compelled you to start writing?

Growing up I’ve always been infatuated with stories, especially the ones that made me feel like I could take on the world, be adventurous and made me dare to believe in myself. I realized I wanted to create something like that and move people with my stories in hopes of inspiring others to go after their dreams and that’s one of the biggest reasons why I wrote “The Secrets Within Me.” I cannot contain my excitement about it! I truly hope people enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you?

When I was younger, I almost went in a completely different direction with my life. I wanted to pursue soccer as a career and play professionally.

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Biggest pet peeve?

Sirens. They’re loud.

The song I most have on repeat on my playlist right now is __________ by ___________?

Bad Idea by Ariana Grande

Secret obsession?

Black cats.

What’s the last movie or show you watched, and give me a review…but you can only use TWO WORDS for the review : )

A Quiet Place- OSCAR WORTHY!

If you could pass a law everyone in the world had to follow, what would it be?

Follow the golden rule! Treat others the way you want to be treated!

Most embarrassing moment IRL you wish you could do over?

I accidentally made my electric and water bill 500$ one month because I took way too many baths. I felt so bad when my family and I figured out it was because of my baths lol! Oops!

What else are you working on or have coming up next?

The biggest thing I’m working on is getting my book ready for publishing! But when it comes to the acting front, I got some things is the works and I am so excited to see which opportunity pans out. I can’t wait to begin filming my next project!

Could we get a selfie of whatever you are doing at the moment? It’s something we ask to keep it real for the fans!

Of course! Here is me in my bedroom answering your questions while hanging out with Harry Potter. Now I’m gonna go and work on my book! Had so much fun talking with you!

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Instagram: @lianakramirez
Twitter: @lianakramirez
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_4HyJ8rki3fI03MBjVHNuA

Kaylyn Slevin’s Sneaker Ball with Sofie Dossi, Lexi Jayde, Tati McQuay, Nia Sioux, Ashton Arbab

Kaylyn Slevin's Sneaker Ball with Sofie Dossi, Lexi Jayde, Tati McQuay, Nia Sioux, Ashton Arbab

It’s prom season, and TWK hit @kaylynslevin Kaylyn Slevin’s first annual Sneaker Ball (to collect formal wear for disadvantaged youth) to find out the answer to: 1) Is it better to go with a date to prom, or a friend? and 2) If you had all the money in the world, what would you buy in order to make your prom LIT?

Interviews: Kaylyn Slevin, Tati McQuay, Allisyn Ashley Arm, Dylan Snyder, Lindsay Rienstra, Laron Hines, Casey Baer, Bryce Xavier, Gustavo Quiroz, Brooklyn Robinson, Sawyer Sharbino, Mason Coutinho, Jules Coutinho, Kelsey Leon, Paris Smith, Coco Quinn, Rihanna Quinn, Bryson Robinson, Brandin Stennis, Jalen Parker, Lexi Jayde (Alexis Jayde Burnett), Isabella Leon, Ava Kolker, Lexy Kolker, Gabe De Guzman, Connor Finnerty, Lofton Shaw, Pynk Le-Monade, Madison Deaver, Scarlette Palacios, Mya Angelise, Sofie Dossi, Merrick Hanna, Matt Sato, Greg Marks, William Lipton, Eden McCoy, Ashton Arbab, Charlie Townsend, Drew Gordon, Hunter Payton, Alabama Luella Barker, Noah Pugliano, Angelic, Angel Montero, Nia Sioux.

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Maddie Ziegler & Giacomo Gianniotti Interviews at My Friend’s Place 2019

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TWK interviewer Keira Pena talks to Maddie Ziegler @maddieziegler and Giacomo Gianniotti at the My Friend’s Place Gala 2019, a fundraising celebration to support youth homelessness prevention programs.

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Issie Methven: 15-year-old making a splash in London theater!

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Issie (Isabelle) Methven just turned 15 a few weeks ago, but you wouldn’t guess it from her long list of prestigious London theater credits including her professional West End theatre debut as Little Cosette in Les Miserables, Summer Hathaway in Original UK Cast of School of Rock, Jane Banks in Mary Poppins, and Brigitte Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and several acting roles with the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden.

She’s also got a few screen credits, including an upcoming film, and hopes to have a shot at Broadway some day. With her training at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London, a leading school for a lot of young British performers, she’s sure to have a good chance!

Let’s find out more about her!

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Hi Issie, nice to e-meet you! Tell us a little bit about yourself apart from your life in show biz.

I’m 15 and live in Hertfordshire, England. I live with my Mum, and my brother. I’m really lucky as I go to a school for performing arts in central London, which means I spend 3 days a week doing academic subjects (Math, Science, English, etc.) and 2 days doing vocational subjects (Ballet, Drama, Singing). When I’m not at school or working, I like to explore new places, especially on holiday!

Cool, now let’s talk some business haha! You have a ton of theater credits in the UK, from Les Mis to Annie to Sound of Music. What’s been your absolute favorite theater experience and why?

So hard to choose….I’d have to say that being the first ever Summer Hathaway in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock” was a pretty amazing experience. Being in the original cast of a show that’s so focused on the kids was the best ever. As well as performing on stage, we had some fantastic opportunities such as being part of the official launch, playing at the Olivier Awards and playing to a crowd of 10,000 at BBC Proms Party in the Park. Andrew is just the kindest man, and it was a dream to be part of one of his new shows.

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What’s been the most embarrassing thing to happen to you on stage?

I have had a few stage bloopers. My faves being when the revolving stage refused to turn round in Les Mis, and I ended up singing with my back to the audience, and more recently when I got stuck up the chimney in the “Step in Time” in Mary Poppins. Bert had to keep whistling and pacing whilst the stage hands and crew tried to get me out.😀

I understand you have a movie coming out soon, can you tell us a little about it and your character?

The movie is a modern day twist on “A Christmas Carol;” I play Ellie, the daughter of the protagonist. It was great to part of something so original, and I had the best time.

You have met a few famous people. Who has been your favorite celebrity you have met and what was that like?

My absolute favourite has to be Elton John. He was just so friendly. He could tell we were very nervous and came straight over to talk to us. Such a nice man!

Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you?

I’m terrified of baked beans. Don’t laugh, it’s a real phobia.

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Biggest pet peeve?

OMG chewing loudly !!!!! It drives me crazy……

The song I have on repeat on my playlist right now is __________ by ___________?

Ava Max – “So am I?” Her song has a great message and I can totally relate.

Nervous habit?

Playing with the front bit of my hair. My mum calls it the “Twiddler” and it’s a habit I’ve had since I was old enough to have hair.

Favorite food?

Oh that’s a hard one…….I’d have to say chocolate……..no, strawberries……….no definitely chocolate………..maybe both together?

Secret obsession?

Jonas brothers….? I’d love the opportunity to work with them.

What’s the last movie or show you watched, and give me a review…but you can only use TWO WORDS for the review : )

The Umbrella Academy on Netflix. SO ORIGINAL.

The one thing I cannot live without is__________?

My Mum, she supports me constantly and always picks me up when I’m down.

What else are you working on or have coming up next?

I’ve had quite a few auditions over the past few weeks, from a couple of TV shows, to a West End musical. I’ve not bagged the job yet so watch this space. I really loved being on set recently, and I can’t wait for the next opportunity.

Selfie!

😀I was at school at the time.

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