Bo Bice
American singer
Bo Bice
Harold Elwin "Bo" Bice, Jr. is an American singer and musician who placed second to Carrie Underwood in the fourth season of American Idol. He has recorded three studio albums, including one on RCA Records. In 2005, Bice charted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 with a rendition of "Inside Your Heaven."
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Former 'American Idol' Contestant Cries Over Being Called 'White Boy'
Huffington Post - about 2 months
This week in “reverse racism” news, former American Idol contestant Bo Bice is outraged after being referred to as a “white boy” at a Popeye’s restaurant. Bice, who competed on Season 4 of “American Idol,” complained about the service he received at a Popeye’s in the Hartsfield–Jackson Airport on Monday. In a deleted Facebook post, Bice claimed that he was the victim of “racist behavior” because one female employee said to another, “He’s already got his [order], that white boy over there.” Bice threatened legal action against Popeye’s, and also called out Facebook for allegedly deleting his initial post about the incident. In an interview with Fox 5 news on Tuesday, Bice tearfully recounted his story, saying: “If the tables had been turned and I had used something...and been as insensitive as to say something like that, I would be boycotted. There would be people not buying my albums, there would be people coming and picketing at my shows, and everything e ...
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Trent Harmon Is The 15th And Final 'American Idol'
Huffington Post - 11 months
After 15 seasons, "American Idol"  has come to an end.  But the series finale was nothing short of spectacular as previous winners, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Fantasia Barrino, David Cook, Phillip Phillips, Jordin Sparks and more, returned to perform one last time on the "Idol" stage. The original judges, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, also made a memorable appearance alongside host Ryan Seacrest with Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban looking on as they all said farewell. (Former co-host Brian Dunkleman even showed up!)  Most importantly, though, the singing competition show crowned its final winner. Seacrest named Trent Harmon as the 2016 "American Idol," with La'Porsha Renae coming in second place. Third-place finisher Dalton Rapattoni was eliminated during Wednesday night's show. via GIPHY It seemed like the viewers' choice was somewhat surprising for the judges, as Connick Jr. turned to ...
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Culture notes: ‘39 Plaza sign to be restored; Emory’s arts honorees; Bo Bice’s art on view
ajc - over 3 years
ARCHITECTURE Restoration for Plaza’s landmark sign The Plaza Theatre’s chevron-shaped sign, which has greeted moviegoers to the Ponce de Leon Avenue movie house since 1939, will soon undergo a restoration and update, compliments of the former movie palace up the street. The Fox Theatre Institute, an outreach program of the 1929 Fox that bestows funding and lends restoration expertise to smaller historic theaters across Georgia each year, has announced plans to convert the Plaza marquee from fluorescent to LED lighting and to rehabilitate areas on the sign affected by rust. The Fox Institute also will help do a complete reconstruction of the President Theatre’s facade in the west central Georgia town of Manchester. HOWARD POUSNER ARTS Emory’s Creativity & Arts honorees The Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts bestowed its annual Creativity & Arts Awards, recognizing Emory and metro community members who have made significant contributions to the arts, on Sept 6. ...
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"ROCK ME HOME - PAW JAM 2013" Benefit Fundraiser
Buckhead Patch - almost 4 years
Please join Angels Among Us Pet Rescue for their fundraiser benefit, "Rock Me Home - Paw Jam 2013" at the Verizon Amphitheatre at Encore Park, located at 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30009, on Saturday, May 4th, 2013. Tickets can be purchased online at the following website:  http://angelsrescue.org/blog/event/rock-me-home-paw-jam-2013/  Ordering online saves you $10/ticket. Ticket price includes general admission to all of the event, 1 raffle ticket, appetizers, refreshments. There will also be a cash bar and additional food items for purchase. There will be both a live and silent auction, along with the raffle for an autographed guitar from Jon Bon Jovi, and a guitar signed by all the members of the band "STYX."  Many other wonderful items to bid on will on display. A vendor tent will be available with wonderful items to purchase. Artists scheduled to appear are Bo Bice from American Idol, Chris Cauley from The Voice, local Atlanta artists Kevin Rowe and the band Comr ...
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Bo Bice to make Broadway debut in ‘Pump Boys & Dinettes’ March 2013
Monsters and Critics - about 4 years
Former "American Idol," Bo Bice, Sugar Money Records artist, signs with newly-formed Altar Agency and announces the upcoming lead role
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Who won ‘American Idol’ season 11?
ajc - almost 5 years
Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. AMERICAN IDOL: Host Ryan Seacrest introduces the Finalists Phillip Phillps and Jessica Sanchez make their entrance for the season 11 AMERICAN IDOL GRAND FINALE at the Nokia Theatre on Weds. May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. CR: Michael Becker/FOX He was a favorite to win early on. Favorites like that on this show typically lose. (Danny Gokey anyone?) But Leesburg’s Phillip Phillips bucked strong competitors and painful kidney stones to take home the crown. He also became the first winner with Georgia ties after 11 seasons. The state has gotten close before with Justin Guarini (season one), Diana Degarmo (season two), Bo Bice (season four) and Lauren Alaina (season 10.) And speaking of DeGarmo, her beau Ace Young (season 5) proposed to her on air on the stage. Was she caught offguard? Maybe. Sure beats proposing at a baseball stadium, eh? Anyway, this is the f ...
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Idol alum Bo Bice welcomes fourth child
WMBF News - almost 5 years
American Idol alum Bo Bice and his wife welcomed their fourth child on April 23.
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Bo Bice Shares Photo of Her Newborn Child
Ace Showbiz - almost 5 years
The 'American Idol' rocker announced the birth of his baby girl, giving details of her weights and name.
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After Bo Bice, What Other "American Idol" Stars Should Play Avon?
Avon Patch - almost 5 years
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Bo Bice to Perform at Duct Tape Festival
Avon Patch - almost 5 years
The Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival is bringing in some American Idol star power to kick off the weekend. Former American Idol competitor Bo Bice will perform at the festival at 9 p.m. Friday, June 15, Bice's manager, Rusty Harmon, confirmed on Thursday. Bice was the fourth season runner-up to Carrie Underwood, who has gone on to country and pop stardom. The son of a gospel singer, Bice grew up in the south and his southern rock music style and looks were a sensation on American Idol. Bice has released three albums since his American Idol days: The Real Thing, See the Light and 3. He hit number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 2005 with the single Inside Your Heaven. He sang on the track Brown Skin Girl on Carlos Santana's album All That I Am, and has toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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Celebs draw users to LI social media venture - Long Island Business News (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
What do Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, actor Andy Dick, singer Bo Bice and Laura Croft, Playboy’s Miss July 2008, have in common? For the most part, not much; however, a new social media venture just getting off the ground
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JANICE ANN'S JOURNAL: Lufkin couple enjoys watching CMA show on TV after ... - Lufkin Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
... Easton Corbin, Randy Travis, Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Alan Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Robin Meade, The Cleverlys, Bo Bice, and 2011 American Idol Scotty McCreery and runnerup Lauren Alaina. The average daily festival attendance was 65000 fans
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'Lyrics for Lyric' Benefit to Feature The Roys, Mason Douglas, and Brandon Rickman - Cybergrass
Google News - over 5 years
Past shows have featured such stars as Jamie Johnson, Marty Raybon, Bo Bice, Carl Jackson, Trent Tomlinson, Claire Lynch, Cia Cheryholmes, Missy Raines, Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Michael Peterson, Whitney Duncan and Billy Yates
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The Laney Report: Country music a staple of fair circuit - Norwich Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
3, the main stage features Bo Bice, The Outlaws and new country act Blackberry Smoke. Katie Armiger and Little Big Town are the featured country acts Sept. 4. The Woodstock Fair also will bring in some of the best rock acts of the 1970s and '80s
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John Martin highlights some of the weekend's biggest events! - WBIR-TV
Google News - over 5 years
Bo Bice with special guest Reagan Boggs will be performing at the Shed in Maryville. Tickets are just $15 and can be purchased at the gate. Show time is set for 8:00 pm Relix Variety Theatre in downtown Knoxville is hosting a screening of the original
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Award-winning songwriter Victoria Shaw to be joined by HLN's Robin Meade and ... - al.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Meade cowrote six of the 12 tracks on the album, which was produced by renowned singer/songwriter Victoria Shaw and features musical collaborations with John Rich, Bo Bice, Kix Brooks and Sarah Buxton. Meade and fellow country crooner Billy Dean will
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Top 22 de muzicieni care au renuntat la scoala - Renne - Revista Online
Google News - over 5 years
Dupa ce a iesit pe locul doi in cadrul emisiunii-concurs American Idol, Bo Bice a renuntat la studii si a decis sa se mute din Marea Britanie in Statele Unite pentru a-si urma cariera in muzica. Cher suferea de dislexie severa si de aceea lectiile erau
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bo Bice
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 38
    As of 2014, he is also the lead singer of the touring version of Blood, Sweat & Tears.
    More Details Hide Details Bice was born in Huntsville, Alabama to Nancy and Harold Elwin Bice. His mother was a gospel singer as were his grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunts. Bice was nicknamed "Bogart" as a newborn by his grandmother, "Granny Madge", because she thought he had "Humphrey Bogart eyes". His family continued to call him Bogart, but when Bice was in kindergarten he shortened it to "Bo" because he did not think Bogart was cool. Bice's parents divorced when he was very young, and his mother remarried years later. Bice grew up with his mother and step-father, Earle Downes, a Coca-Cola manager, step-sisters Jenny and Sharan Downes, and half-brother John Cohran. Bice has two other half-siblings, Candace and Matthew, on his biological father's side. The Downes family moved around the South frequently. They lived in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, including the metro area of Atlanta.
  • 2013
    Age 37
    In 2013, Bice sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the NASCAR Feed the Children 300 in Sparta, Kentucky.
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  • 2010
    Age 34
    On October 12, 2010, Bo Bice guest-starred on the syndicated game show Don't Forget the Lyrics! and won the $50,000 grand prize for his charity, MusiCares.
    More Details Hide Details Bice was the first celebrity contestant to win the grand prize by correctly singing the lyrics to all the songs in his round.
    Bice's Sugar Money record label cooperated with Time-Life for the album which was called 3, which was officially released on Saguaro Road Records on May 18, 2010.
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    Bice started 2010 with an acoustic tour to introduce some newly written songs that he was recording for his upcoming album.
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  • 2009
    Age 33
    Throughout 2009, Bice continued touring to support See the Light.
    More Details Hide Details Bice did tour dates with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Bice was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Presidential Volunteer Service Award for volunteering more than 4,000 hours of his time for worthy causes, such as Habitat for Humanity, Katrina assistance, Muscular Dystrophy, Organ Transplant, two concert tours for the military troops in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan, Safe House, and many others. In addition to the hours for which he received recognition, he has donated instruments, music equipment, meaningful personal memorabilia, and some of his own paintings to be auctioned off for charities.
  • 2008
    Age 32
    During Spring and Summer 2008, Bice continued his tour promoting his See the Light album.
    More Details Hide Details He simultaneously spent a few weeks participating in a special tour called It Was Forty Years Ago Today with Todd Rundgren, Denny Laine, Lou Gramm, and Christopher Cross. The tour paid tribute to the fortieth anniversary of the release of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. On September 13, Bice participated in "Share the Beat," a benefit for the Georgia Transplant Foundation and the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness. Bice sang two tracks on the Brothers of the Southland CD, a compilation spearheaded by The Marshall Tucker Band's George McCorkle who had died from cancer just days prior to the recording sessions. On December 2, Bice was invited to Washington to perform for President Bush.
    He went back to the war region in Fall 2008.
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    In February 2008, Bice traveled to Kuwait and Afghanistan to perform for U.S. troops deployed in the region, and to thank them for their service.
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  • 2007
    Age 31
    In October 2007, Bice made an appearance on the TV show American Chopper: The Series in an episode which featured a custom-built Peavey Bike with a built-in guitar, microphone, and amp.
    More Details Hide Details Peavey Electronics Corporation and Bice were working together to develop a Bo Bice guitar for their line of products. Bice had made appearances in Peavey Electronics Corporation's after school programs (in conjunction with National Afterschool Alliance) during which Peavey donated instruments to schools.
    Bice introduced many of his newly written songs on a short acoustic tour which began in May, 2007 and ended a few weeks later with his hospitalization for flu and bronchitis.
    More Details Hide Details See the Light was released October 23, 2007.
  • 2006
    Age 30
    In the spring and summer of 2006, Bice began to talk of his hopes for a second CD, saying that "he'd like to go more rootsy, more country, more southern rock Bo."
    More Details Hide Details Bice encouraged his fans to start a petition asking Clive Davis for Bo's original southern rock songs on a subsequent CD. The Grassroots Coalition to Hear More Bo, started the online Petition to Hear More Bo, which collected over 5,300 signatures before it was closed February 21, 2007, after word broke that Bice was no longer with RCA. Bice subsequently formed his own record label called Sugar Money/StratArt (in partnership with Strategic Artist Management). He spent the next few months planning, writing, and recording music for his new album, See the Light.
    On October 5, 2006, Bice underwent emergency surgery in Nashville, Tennessee to correct his recurring intestinal problem.
    More Details Hide Details The surgery came after several rounds of tests and doctors deemed his condition serious enough to operate immediately. The day after that surgery, a complication occurred and Bice had to undergo another surgery. During the subsequent recovery time, Ben Stiller invited Bice to record for the Will Ferrell film Blades of Glory produced by Stiller. Bice made several promotional appearances in connection with the releases. Bice was presented with a gold record for The Real Thing not long after RCA dropped Bice from its roster.
    In September 2006, Bice was a special guest star in a TV special called Decades Rock Live: Lynyrd Skynyrd & Friends—the friends being Bice, Hank Williams Jr., and 3 Doors Down.
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    On September 12, 2006, Bice released a cover of The Chambers Brothers 1968 smash hit, "Time Has Come Today", it was the theme song for a new Monopoly commercial.
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    In April 2006, Bice was one of the celebrity drivers featured in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race held in Long Beach, California, that was sponsored by Toyota to benefit various children's hospitals of Southern California.
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    In March 2006, Bice sang on the American Idol Top 16 Results Show.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2005
    Age 29
    During the ensuing year of promotional appearances and touring, Bice continued to suffer with the recurring intestinal condition which had not been repaired by the August 2005 surgery.
    More Details Hide Details In the span of just a few months during his various tours, Bice was hospitalized 20 times, checking out of the hospitals each time to honor his performance commitments.
    On December 18, Bice started coughing up blood while rehearsing for a performance on the 2005 Radio Music Awards, and had to miss the show.
    More Details Hide Details In February 2006, Bice kicked off a radio promo tour.
    Bice's solo debut album, The Real Thing, was released on December 13, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details It opened at number four. The Real Thing has the seventh-highest opening for a debut album by an American Idol finalist. Bice's band at the time appears with him on three tracks on The Real Things DualDisc version. In January 2006, CMT aired an hour-long TV special—called "Bo Bice: In the Moment"—which chronicled Bo's life post-Idol during the recording of his album, The Real Thing. Their cameras had followed Bice around for months during the making of his album. The film showed both his joy with making an album and his frustration with recording other people's pop songs. The cameras also captured the birth of his son, Aidan.
    On October 7, 2005, Bice introduced his own band, SugarMoney, in Mobile, Alabama at Bayfest.
    More Details Hide Details He performed two concerts the following week, including a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, but was back in the hospital the next day with surgery complications. In November Bice was named "Heartland Hero of the Week" on John Kasich's show, Heartland for giving up his house to the family displaced by Hurricane Katrina and for using his music to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Jim Croce's family awarded Bice the "Jim Croce 20th Annual Music Award" because the Croce family had been greatly moved by Bice's performance of Croce's song "Time in a Bottle" while he was a contestant on American Idol.
    On July 31, 2005, Bice broke his foot while performing in concert in Manchester, New Hampshire but carried on with the tour.
    More Details Hide Details On August 18 Bice, who had been suffering from stomach pain for months, was rushed to the hospital for emergency intestinal surgery to remove a blockage caused by a life-threatening intestinal condition called intussusception. He was sidelined from the tour for several shows. During his absence from the tour, fellow contestants Anwar, Nikko, Scott, Anthony and Constantine paid tribute to Bice by singing "Sweet Home Alabama" and wearing Bo Bice T-shirts. Bice returned to the tour for the final two concerts in Syracuse, New York, September 10 and September 11 (a benefit concert with proceeds going to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Katrina). In addition, to playing that concert, he opened his home in Helena, Alabama to a family displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
    Their first child, a son named Aidan Michael Bice, was born on September 24, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Second son Caleb James was born on August 5, 2008. Third son Ean Jacob was born on January 22, 2010. Their 4th child and first daughter Merrin Elizabeth Joy Bice was born April 23, 2012. They reside in Covington, Georgia.
    On June 15, 2005, Bice married long-time girlfriend Caroline Fisher in Helena, Alabama.
    More Details Hide Details Bice had met her when he was working as a guitar store manager, and frequented the Ragtime Cafe in Hoover, Alabama where she was working her way through college as a waitress.
    Bice appeared on Carlos Santana's 2005 album All That I Am with the song "Brown Skin Girl."
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    Signed to RCA Records, Bice's first single, released June 21, 2005, was his version of "Inside Your Heaven".
    More Details Hide Details The single debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and number one on the Billboard Hot Single Sales chart. Bice's single replaced Carrie Underwood's version of the same song at number one. It was certified Gold in late July 2005. Bice was invited to the Bonnaroo Music Festival by Trey Anastasio. He sang a song with Willie Nelson at a Birmingham concert and was invited by Nelson to perform at Farm Aid.
    In June 2005, Bice was quoted in Rolling Stone magazine that his last thought during the Idol finale was, "Please, God, don't let me win this thing."
    More Details Hide Details In comments during a subsequent appearance on The Today Show, Bice backed off this stance a bit, saying that he thanked all those who had voted for him. He lost the final, ending up runner up to Carrie Underwood. In Alabama, May 24 was declared "Bo Bice Day" by Governor Bob Riley. Two members of the group Lynyrd Skynyrd surprised Bice during his trip home from Idol and performed "Sweet Home Alabama" with him in his home town of Helena, Alabama. Idol performances
  • 2004
    Age 28
    In August 2004, Bice’s mother and several other family members encouraged him to go try out, since he was within the eligible age limit (he would turn 29 in November 2004).
    More Details Hide Details Along with Constantine Maroulis and Taylor Hicks (winner of Season 5), Bice was one of the oldest contestants to audition and participate on American Idol. Bice and Maroulis were among the first contestants to compete using the rock idiom. His performance in the audition stage of The Allman Brothers Band's song "Whipping Post" drew raves from the judges. His later performances established him as one of the favorites in the competition. During the final three performance show, Bice took the risk of performing without a band or backup singers. He sang "In a Dream", an obscure song recorded by Badlands.
  • 2003
    Age 27
    In 2003, Bice was arrested for possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.
    More Details Hide Details He avoided jail time by agreeing to enter a drug program. For the 2005 season, Idol producers raised their required age limit from 16–24 to 16–28.
  • 2001
    Age 25
    In 2001, Bice was charged with purchasing cocaine at a strip club.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1995
    Age 19
    He was a veteran of the nightclub circuit, releasing his first CD in 1995 with his band Purge.
    More Details Hide Details His other pre-Idol bands include Blue Sued Nickel (sic) and SugarMoney. Among his credits were opening for Blackfoot and Warrant as well as performing live and recording with Johnny Neal, formerly of The Allman Brothers Band. Bice had recorded other albums prior to his stint on American Idol, which included "Ex Gratia" (1999) with his band Purge, and "Recipe for Flavor" (2000) with SugarMoney.
  • 1994
    Age 18
    Bice would have graduated in 1994, but in the fall of 1993, Bice dropped out of high school just before turning 18 to move back to Alabama, where he earned his GED and attended classes at Calhoun Community College from November 1996 to May 1997.
    More Details Hide Details Upon leaving Calhoun and spending one semester at the University of North Alabama in Florence, Bice turned professional and performed in shows all across the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe.
  • 1990
    Age 14
    In 1990 when Bice was 14 years old they moved to England, as part of his step-father's European assignment with Coca-Cola in London.
    More Details Hide Details Bice spent his teenage years living in Gerrards Cross. Bice attended London Central High School, a Department of Defense school primarily for children whose parents served in the military or worked at the U.S. Embassy. In high school, he carried his guitar everywhere and played football. It was around this time when Bice worked with some English alternative rock musicians. He formed his first band, Spinning Jenny, while living there.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on November 1, 1975.
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