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Marvelous Marvin Hamlisch; Bond, James Bond; Bob Fosse, Master Choreographer

Program Number: 20503RJ
Start and End Dates:
1/12/2014 - 1/17/2014; 1/11/2015 - 1/16/2015; 2/15/2015 - 2/20/2015; 4/12/2015 - 4/17/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Price starting at: $668.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian; Gluten Free    

Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing.




Date Specific Information

1-12-2014

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Eckerd College.



Marvelous Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch was a man with ideas at his fingertips. A composer for both stage and film, as well as conductor of symphony orchestras across the country, he won virtually every award that exists (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, Pulitzer, Golden Globe) and left a legacy that has shaped and transformed the American musical landscape. There are just too many works to name but not too many to appreciate, so join us as we reconstruct his life, his times and his music. Enjoy live and recorded music, film biography and lively lectures.



Bond, James Bond

For over 50 years, the fictional British Secret Service agent of MI6, James Bond, has intrigued and thrilled us as he has faced and conquered the villains of Britain and the West. This longest continually running film series has given us music to remember, cars to long for and gadgets to dream about. Learn about Bond’s creator, his origins and the change in character as he moved from Cold War fears to modern-day global intrigue. Film clips, discussion and lectures will round out your experience.



Bob Fosse, Master Choreographer

Bob Fosse — director, choreographer, actor, screenwriter — was an intense and driven visionary. His creations are provocative, entertaining and unlike anything that came before. From his early works (“Pajama Game” and “Damn Yankees”) to later productions (“Cabaret” and “All That Jazz”), appreciate the dynamic changes. Explore his works and life through film clips, discussion, lectures and live music.




St. Petersburg (Florida)

Known as the “Sunshine City” with an average of 361 sunny days per year, “St. Pete” has 234 miles of shoreline and boasts 125 city parks, as well as one of America’s top-ranked beaches and the largest municipal arena in the southeast.



Accommodations
Waterfront hotel on Tampa Bay with two swimming pools, private beach, tennis and shuffleboard, bicycle rentals and fitness center.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Jim Schnur

Jim Schnur has lived his entire life in Florida’s Pinellas County. At the University of South Florida, he earned a bachelor's in history and master’s in history and library science. He works at the USF St. Petersburg library as special collections librarian and archivist. Jim participates in local and state historical organizations, and has published articles on Florida history and Florida baseball.
 
Rick Kistner

Rick Kistner had two careers that could not have been more different. He spent 30 years in law enforcement as a police chief in cities in Ohio, Kansas, Connecticut and Florida. At the same time, his performing arts career landed him roles in over 100 stage productions, as well as in films, TV commercials and voice work. Rick has a master's degree in public administration from the University of Dayton, and studied acting under Richard Digby Day at the Eugene Oneill Theatre Center in Connecticut.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove
  St. Petersburg, Florida 5 nights
 Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove
Type: Hotel
  Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre tropical resort is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.
  Contact info: 6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: http://www.marinacoveresort.com
  Room amenities: Clock radio; coffee maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony
  Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shuffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: call for prices Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: call for prices Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Approximately 5:00pm. You will be staying at Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove that night.
  End of Program:
1:00pm. You will be staying at Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
On site parking is free and available close to the accommodations.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  St. Petersburg, Florida
  Nearest city or town:  Tampa/Clearwater
  Nearest highway: I-275
  Nearest airport:  Tampa International Airport and St. Petersburg/Clearwater International
  From End of Program
  Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Tampa International Airport & St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
SuperShuttle
phone: 800-258-3826

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call for current rates
Prices are subject to change.

   

Website: www.supershuttle.com Reservations are recommended, but not necessary

 

To/From Magnuson Hotel

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Amtrak
phone: 813-221-7600

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call for current rates
Prices are subject to change.

   

Amtrak 601 N. Nebraska Avenue Tampa, Fl 33602 Taxi: Yellow:813-253-0121 United:813-253-2424

 

To/From Magnuson Hotel

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Greyhound Lines
phone: 727-898-1496

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call for current rates
Prices are subject to change.

   

Greyhound LInes 180 9th Street North St. Petersburg, Fl 33705 Taxi: United:727-535-0000 Clearwater Yellow:727-799-2222

 

Tampa International Airport & St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call for current rates
Prices are subject to change.

   

Tampa Airport: Yellow:813-253-0121 United:813-253-2424 St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport United:727-535-0000 Clearwater Yellow:727-799-2222

 

Tampa International Airport & St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
CAR RENTAL

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call for current rates
Prices are subject to change.

   

Tampa Airport Car Rental Avis:800-831-2847 Budget:800-527-0700 Dollar:800-800-4000 Hertz:800-736-8222 Thrifty:800-847-4389 St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport Alamo:727-530-5491 Avis:727-530-5491 Budget:727-535-5263 Dollar:727-531-3557 Enterprise:727-524-1239 Hertz:727-531-3774

 
Driving Directions
  From North to Magnuson I-4 or I-75 south, merging onto I-275 (St. Petersburg). You will travel approximately 20 miles, all the way through Tampa, across Tampa Bay and past the downtown St. Petersburg exits. Take I-275 south to exit 16. Turn left at the stop. Turn right on Sunshine Skyway Lane. The Magnuson Hotel will be on your left.
  From South to Magnuson I-75 north to I-275. Cross the Sunshine Skyway Bridge ($1.25 toll). Take Exit 16 right onto Sunshine Skyway Lane. The Magnuson Hotel will be on your right.
  From St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport to Magnuson Turn left onto Roosevelt Blvd. (686) as you exit the airport. Follow to Ulmerton Road.Take I-275 south to exit 16. Turn left at the stop. Turn right on Sunshine Skyway Lane. The Magnuson Hotel will be on your left.
  From Tampa International Airport to Magnuson I-275 south toward St. Petersburg. You will travel approximately 20 miles, all the way through Tampa, across Tampa Bay and past the downtown St. Petersburg exits. Take I-275 south to exit 16. Turn left at the stop. Turn right on Sunshine Skyway Lane. The Magnuson Hotel will be on your left.
Elevation Note: Sea Level.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Welcome and Orientation/Magnuson Hotel
(Sunday, January 12)
   
 Arrive To: CHECK IN: From 3:00 pm at the Magnuson Hotel front desk. REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, you will be directed to the meeting room to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet containing the up-to-date schedule that we will review during orientation in the evening. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PROGRAM ACTIVITIES AND SCHEDULED TIMES COULD CHANGE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding! ORIENTATION: 5:00 pm. Meet and greet everyone in an introductory get-acquainted session. We'll then review the updated schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and answer any questions you may have. The rest of the evening is yours to continue making new friends, unpack, or relax by the pool.
 Dinner: Hotel Dining Room
 Evening: The evening is yours to begin to know your fellow participants, walk around the hotel, unpack or relax.
   
Accommodations: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Lecture: Caesar & Coca /Lecture: Reiner & Brooks/Guest Speaker
(Monday, January 13)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.
 Morning: LECTURE: Our instructor Joy Katzen-Guthrie will start the first class with an introduction to Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, including their youthful work in vaudeville and the Borscht Belt and their transition to television during its formative era. There will be a short refreshment break mid-morning. Then, Joy will continue with an overview of comedy and variety television during TV's early years and aspects of live television that uniquely affect the work of Caesar and Coca.
 Lunch: Hotel Dining Room
 Afternoon: LECTURE: Be ready for a few laughs as our instructor, Rick Kistner, introduces you to the comic genius of Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks. He'll start with the History and Science of Comedy, followed by Carl Reiner's career. Afterwards, you'll have time on your own to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.
 Dinner: Dinner at the Eckerd College Continuing Education Dining Hall. A selection of various entrees to choose from in a self-service format with trays.
 Evening: Take a break from your classes and enjoy a lesson in T'ai Chi with Eckerd College Professor Hong Gu.
   
Accommodations: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Lectures: Caesar & Coca /Lecture: Reiner & Brooks/Musical Entertainment
(Tuesday, January 14)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.
 Morning: Joy will start this morning with an introduction to the cast and writers of Your Show of Shows through interviews and the finest samples of their creativity on television. There will be a short refreshment break in mid-morning, followed by samples of the skits, pantomimes, slapstick, and satire from Your Show of Shows and other Caesar programs through the 1950's.
 Lunch: Hotel Dining Room
 Afternoon: LECTURE: Rick Kistner continues with Carl Reiner's career and starts on the career of Mel Brooks. After class you will have time to relax and enjoy the amenities of the hotel.
 Dinner: Dinner at the Eckerd College Continuing Education Dining Hall. A selection of various entrees to choose from in a self-service format with trays.
 Evening: ENTERTAINMENT: Joy will step away from the classroom to entertain you with her singing and piano playing.
   
Accommodations: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Lecture: Caesar & Coca /Lecture: Kaye & Fine / Field Trip /Lecture: Reiner & Brooks
(Wednesday, January 15)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.
 Morning: LECTURE: Joy will give her last lecture this morning with samples of the continuing work of Caesar & Coca in the coming decades, including television guest appearances and film. Take a short refreshment break in mid-morning. LECTURE: With instructor/entertainer Jason Fortner, you'll start classes with Danny & Sylvia: The Early Years. Danny Kaye was the actor/comedian of stage, screen, radio and TV. Sylvia was the architect of his most famous material. They worked together for over 40 years, creating a series of American Classics. Lectures and videos will be included in the classes.
 Lunch: Hotel Dining Room
 Afternoon: LECTURE: Rick will continue with the career of Mel Brooks. Afterwards, our motor coach will take you downtown to the St. Petersburg Museum of History. The St. Pete Museum of History has over 30,000 artifacts and archives in collections. The Museum welcomes everyone to view some of these artifacts and learn the history of the city, Florida and the U.S. from our interactive displays. Get up close to Aviation History! Our signature exhibit traces the story of commercial aviation from its inception in St. Petersburg on January 1, 1914. The World’s First Airline Gallery proudly features a full-size working replica of the Benoist Airboat, which propelled Tony Jannus into commercial aviation history.
 Dinner: Dinner at the Eckerd College Continuing Education Dining Hall. A selection of various entrees to choose from in a self-service format with trays.
 Evening: LECTURE: Rick's last class for the Reiner & Brooks course will explore Brooks and Reiner together.
   
Accommodations: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Danny Kaye & Sylvia Fine Lecture/Time on Your Own in Downtown St. Petersburg/Movie Night
(Thursday, January 16)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.
 Morning: LECTURE:Jason will explore and present Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine as Broadway sensations. (Lecture & Videos) Time for a short refreshment break mid morning. LECTURE: As the course continues, Jason will explore their Hollywood Stardom. (Lecture & Videos)
 Lunch: Hotel Dining Room
 Afternoon: Spend the afternoon on your own. Transportation provided to the waterfront area in downtown St. Petersburg. Lots of things to do within walking distance or local trolley ride: Museums, shops, movies, galleries, etc.
 Dinner: Dinner at the Eckerd College Continuing Education Dining Hall. A selection of various entrees to choose from in a self-service format with trays.
 Evening: MOVIE NIGHT: Title to be announced.
   
Accommodations: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Danny Kaye & Sylvia Fine Lectures
(Friday, January 17)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.
 Morning: LECTURE :With several videos and illustrations, Jason will take you through their years in concert and on television. (Lecture & Videos) There will be a short refreshment break in mid-morning. Jason will then wrap up the class with The Final Years.
 Lunch: Hotel Dining Room. Program concludes with lunch today. Thank you for choosing Eckerd College and the Magnuson Hotel for your Road Scholar experience. Have a safe trip and please come back to visit us again.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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Suggested Reading List


CAESAR'S HOURS: MY LIFE IN COMEDY, WITH LOVE AND LAUGHTER


Author: Caesar, Sid & Eddy Friedfeld


Description: In the 1950s, Caesar was to comedy what Marlon Brando was to drama. Gifted in dialects, double-talk, linguistic logistics, mime, music, monologues and satirical sketches, all executed with razor-sharp timing, Caesar created "comedy based on truth" and received acclaim as a comic genius. His fade-out from the tube by the end of that decade left many wondering where he went. Caesar answered that question in his autobiography, Where Have I Been? (1982). Now, collaborating with film critic Friedfeld, he offers a satisfying salmagundi of memoir mixed with a probe into the mechanics of merriment. He opens with memories of saxophone lessons during his Yonkers, N.Y., childhood, followed by comedy in the Catskills. After studying at Juilliard, he played in several orchestras, and his WWII Coast Guard shows led to Hollywood, Broadway and TV's Admiral Broadway Revue (1949). On his legendary Your Show of Shows (1950-1954) and Caesar's Hour (1954-1957), he worked with the era's top comedy writers (Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Neil Simon), and one chapter echoes the chortles and chaos of the famed Writers' Room (later recreated in films by Brooks, Reiner and Simon): "The energy in the Writers' Room was like a cyclotron.... No one ever finished a sentence that I can remember." Detailing many of his classic routines (some with script excerpts), Caesar's prose is appealing, informal and fun to read. Chapters like "The Art of Sketch Comedy" make this required reading for directors, writers and performers.



WHERE HAVE I BEEN? AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY


Author: Caesar, Sid & Bill Davidson


Description: What would you do if you earned millions of dollars and were famous throughout the world before the age of thirty? In the 1950's Sid Ceasar's critically acclaimed weekly comedy "Your Show of Shows" ruled Saturday night televison, and brought him world fame and a fortune to match. His authentic, true to life and 100% live and unedited comedy brought a never before attempted challenge to televison that has not been re-created before or since- and people went mad for it. In the eight years Caesar had a slot on the air, ratings sky-rocketed and televison sales (then the latest "must have") went through the roof. This should've been the perfect life for any man...but it wasn't. Unable to deal with the tremendous pressures of his high profile career, Caesar turned to alcohol as a "stress reliever". This eventually turned into a battle with alcoholism that lasted many years and sent Caesar plunging into what he calls his "dark period," which left him unable to recall or enjoy most of the professional milestones he became famous for. After being given drugs to help rid him of his alcohol addiction, Caesar then took on the role of alcoholic-addict, a well hidden secret that nearly cost him his job, his family and his life. Near death, and on the verdge of total ruin, Caesar realizes he must make a change. "Where Have I Been?" is the creatively written, dramatic account of Caesar's own life and times and his rocky journey down the road to recovery. A sure comfort for anyone who has experienced the traumatic realities of substance abuse, and a great book for anyone with a general interest in celebrities.



DANNY KAYE - KING OF JESTERS


Author: Koenig, David


Description: You remember the red-haired zany from the holiday favorite White Christmas ... the lovable storyteller Hans Christian Andersen ... the daydreamer Walter Mitty ... the tongue-tied Court Jester ... Now step behind the camera during the making of these classic movies. Packed with never-before-published anecdotes and photos, Danny Kaye: King of Jesters takes the first-ever behind-the-scenes look at the creation of his film, TV, radio and stage work, and at the secret life of the incredible performer behind them. As the first performer ever to be personally requested by His Highness to headline a Command Performance, Danny Kaye was literally both King of Jesters and Jester of Kings. But his was a life built on much more than buffoonery, for he could conceivably master any discipline he committed himself to singing straight or scat, dancing, comedy, even the culinary arts and humanitarian efforts, indeed anything he put his mind to. It took years for him to be discovered in show business because he could do too much and proved impossible to classify. So, too, his particular genius required absolute concentration, so absolute that everything and everyone around him usually vanished. Consequently, he ceded management of his career to others, finally hyper-aggressive songstress Sylvia Fine, who would catapult Kaye to stardom and become his lifelong coach, content provider, and wife. Although he reached princely heights as an entertainer, his six-decade career in show business never resulted in an accurate biography or analysis of his work. Danny Kaye: King of Jesters provides both. Based on decades of research and interviews, the book clears up previous misconceptions about Kaye, right down to his birthday. Even more, it is a fun, backstage look at the making of his greatest roles, recounting the production of all of his films, his weekly TV series, radio series, Broadway roles, and the best of his work off-Broadway, in audio recordings, and TV specials.



I REMEMBER ME


Author: Reiner, Carl


Description: "I Remember Me" weaves an American tapestry of colorful tales, beginning with the timid musings of a young boy on the verge of becoming a man in the Jewish section of New York's Bronx neighborhood, and bringing us up to date with the mature insight of a man whose remarkable trajectory has sent him to the top of Hollywood's elite and sparked the careers of dozens of household-name entertainers. Along the way, Reiner treats his loyal readers to everything from the ordinary to the truly unforgettable: a family trip to a nude beach, French lessons with Mel Brooks, a chapter dedicated to Rinnie the dog who unfortunately mistakes a skunk for a cat, a surprise early-morning visit from the McCarthy era FBI, a heart wrenching story of loss describing the day of his wife's passing, and then in a revealing chapter of Reiner's character, he describes "the most theatrically triumphant day" of his young career. Through his memoir, we meet the man behind the success in roles rarely seen before: son to Romanian immigrant Irving Reiner, husband to fellow Bronx native and renowned singer Estelle Reiner, father to the prolific filmmaker Rob Reiner, Dr. Annie Reiner psychoanalyst & gifted singer, and Lucas Reiner, a globally recognized fine artist. Written with the same combination of playful jest and modest humility that has garnered the love and respect of fans for generations, "I Remember Me" remembers the creative and inspiring journey of one of the most revered comedic icons of the past hundred years.



IT'S GOOD TO BE THE KING:THE SERIOUSLY FUNNY LIFE OF MEL BROOKS


Author: Parish, James Robert


Description: This book traces the extraordinary life and career of Mel Brooks, who has ridden a wave of show business success perhaps unsurpassed by anyone of his generation. Offering many insights into the wacky world of Brooks and his many collaborators, as well as an intimate look into his successful marriage to the brilliant and beautiful actress Anne Bancroft, It's Good to Be the King might just be the most delightful, engaging, and entertaining biography you'll ever read.



MY ANECDOTAL LIFE: A MEMOIR


Author: Reiner, Carl


Description: More than once, Carl Reiner has had friends say, Hey, Reiner, you ought to write those things down. And at eighty, he finally has. In this funny and engaging memoir, one of the best raconteurs on the planet recalls his life in show business in short comic takes. Reiner tells of how, after answering an ad for free acting classes on his brother Charlies advice, he forsakes a budding career as a machinist for an acting career. In Sidney Bechet and His Jazz Band Meet Franz Kafka, he captivates the legendary jazz man and his band with an unusual reading of The Metamorphosis, during a thunderstorm at a Catskills resort in 1942. Reiner also recalls the highlights of the succeeding decades: his first sweaty audition, impersonating a dog impersonating movie stars; his forays into the theater; his work on Your Show of Shows and The Dick Van Dyke Show during TVs golden days; and his long friendship and collaboration with Mel Brooks which gave birth to the Two Thousand Year Old Man. In A Recipe to Remember, he recites a recipe for cream cheese cookies to a star-studded audience that includes Paul Newman, Leonard Bernstein, and Barbra Streisand. In The Gourmet Eating Club, he gives an insiders take on the now-legendary group that included Mario Puzo, Joseph Heller, Zero Mostel, and other luminaries. Mary Tyler Moore, Sid Caesar, Mickey Rooney, Johnny Carson, Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Ann Bancroft, Jean Renoir the list goes on and on also appear in what Reiner calls the literary variety show that captures the highs and lows of his extraordinary life. Through it all, Reiner displays the wit and warmth that have made him one of the most beloved figures in the entertainment business. This charming memoir will delight anyone who wants a behind-the-scenes look at five decades of Hollywood and television history.



NOBODY'S FOOL


Author: Gottfried, Martin


Description: A portrait of the entertainer Danny Kaye giving an insight into his private life. The book discusses his marriage and his affairs and explores the charges made that he was a paedophile and Laurence Olivier's lover.



SEESAW: A DUAL BIOGRAPHY OF ANNE BANCROFT AND MEL BROOKS


Author: Holtzman, William


Description: Theirs is the rarest of relationships--a marriage of two highly individualistic professionals that survived their widely divergent and successful careers in the uncertain world of show business. This book is a parallel account of how these two grew separately but came together in an at times difficult, if often exemplary, marriage. Will Holtzman has written a delightful "seesaw" portrait of Mel Brooks and Bancroft.



THE 2000 YEAR OLD MAN GOES TO SCHOOL


Author: Reiner, Carl and Mel Brooks


THE SECRET LIFE OF DANNY KAYE


Author: Freedland, Michael




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