June Carter Cash
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June Carter Cash
Valerie June Carter Cash was an American singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, comedian and author who was a member of the Carter Family and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash. She played the guitar, banjo, harmonica and autoharp, and acted in several films and television shows. Carter Cash was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2009. She was ranked No.  31 in CMT's 40 Greatest Women in Country Music in 2002.
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Part Three: New York City
Huffington Post - 4 months
The first decade of our marriage, my husband Glenn and I had one niece and one nephew. It made it very easy to begin a tradition that would eventually become unsustainable. Our siblings started to procreate willy nilly starting in the mid 1990's, and we now have a total of 13 wonderful nieces and nephews. But for a while there, in the late 80's and early 90's, Rachel and her brother Dave were the only show in town. We began to host them for a week each, in the summer. We began calling it Camp Thomas, and we'd schedule vacation days to devote our full attention to our charges. We would try and tailor the week around them, and what they liked to do. We did lots of field trips to zoos, museums, the State Capitol, and Fort Snelling. We'd go roller-skating around the lakes or take in a Twins game at the old Metrodome. It was kind of like entertaining an out of town client, who happens to be in grade school. Since they lived in Fargo-Moorhead, and we live in the Twin Cities, ...
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The Night Bob Dylan Made Sense
Huffington Post - 4 months
Twenty-four years ago, a concert predicted Dylan's future as a Nobel Laureate. Bob Dylan is officially the songwriter with the most bling. He's got plaques, statues, gramophones, and now a Nobel Prize in Literature. True to form, the Minnesota-born singer performed a career-spanning set at the Desert Trip music festival in California Friday night but never mentioned the amazing honor bestowed upon him Thursday morning. What a rock and roll thing to do: ignore the elephant in the room simply by being the bigger elephant. He's more decorated than Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Pete Townshend, and Neil Young. With his new prize, Dylan has won the crown for all time. For America. But if Dylan is a living, breathing national hero, why have we been eulogizing him since he was a young man, almost as if he was dead ? I first asked this question when I attended a 30th anniversary Dylan tribute concert at Madison Square Garden. It was October 16, 1992, and the marquee read, "Columbia Recor ...
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Today in History for May 15th
USA Today - almost 2 years
Highlights of this day in history: Alabama Gov. George Wallace shot on presidential campaign trail; Newly-founded Israel attacked by Arab neighbors; The U.S. Supreme Court breaks up Standard Oil.; Country singer June Carter Cash dies. (May 15)           
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Johnny Cash's Jewish Manager
Forward - over 3 years
Jonathan Holiff had a tough time growing up. His father was occasionally physically and always emotionally abusive. “If there was a definition of emotionally abusive in the dictionary there’d be a picture of my father next to it,” Holiff says. He quickly adds, though, “You have to put it into the context of the times.” His father, Saul, is the subject of Jonathan’s documentary, “My Father and the Man in Black,” opening in New York and Los Angeles September 6. The Man in Black is of course country music singer Johnny Cash. Saul was associated with the superstar for 17 years, and for 13 of those as his manager. The film starts with Saul’s suicide. Eight months later, Jonathan’s mom gives him the key to his father’s storage locker. There the younger Holiff discovers a treasure trove of material, including 60 hours of an audio diary his father recorded as well as phone calls with Cash that Saul secretly recorded, which became the main resource for the movie. Holiff spoke to The ...
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NBC's The Sing-Off Adds Jewel as Judge
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
NBC's The Sing-Off Adds Jewel as Judge Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:00 pm, Monday, July 1, 2013 The four-time Grammy nominee replaces Sara Bareilles, who exited the a cappella competition after one season. Jewel, who served as a judge and co-host on Bravo's short-lived 2011 songwriting competition Platinum Hit, most recently portrayed June Carter Cash in the Lifetime movie Ring of Fire.
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Obituary: Country singer Ola Westmoreland, 86
The Sacramento Bee - over 3 years
Ola Westmoreland, a former Sacramento country singer who entertained rowdy crowds at a Del Paso Heights dance hall before opening for recording legends, died May 26 at 86. Ola Westmoreland performed at her husband's roadhouse and also opened for Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash when they appeared in Sacramento.
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Jewel returns to acting
Fox News - over 3 years
Stars as June Carter Cash in new movie
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Jewel Steps Into Reese Witherspoon Territory
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Lifetime's latest movie "Ring of Fire" told Johnny and June Carter Cash's love story, but from June's perspective. Singer-songwriter Jewel took on the iconic role in "Ring of Fire," which used Cash's biggest hit as a main part of its plot. "You wrote 'Ring of Fire' for me," Johnny (Matt Ross) says in the movie, which is based on Johnny and June's son's book, "Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash." "I didn't write it for you. I wrote it about you. And hearing you sing it makes me proud," June replies. The Washington Post says the biggest issue with "Ring of Fire" is that it followed the 2005 Johnny and June biopic, "Walk The Line." Emily Yahr wrote: "2005 wasn't that long ago. It's fresh enough in people's minds that anyone portraying Cash's famous second wife (as singer-songwriter Jewel does here) is going to be compared with Reese Witherspoon, who won an Oscar for her portrayal." And that was something Jewel realized when she signed on f ...
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Jewel enters June Carter Cash's stage - Los Angeles Times
Google News - almost 4 years
CBS News Jewel enters June Carter Cash's stage Los Angeles Times Jewel may have come from the Lilith Fair generation of female singers and songwriters, but her latest move pays homage to a much earlier era of guitar-playing troubadours. The 39-year-old is taking on the role of June Carter Cash in "Ring of Fire," a Lifetime ... Jewel opens up about portraying June Carter CashCBS News Jewel Takes on June Carter Cash Role: 'I Love a Challenge'PARADE Jewel 'Transforms Into' June Carter Cash For 'Ring Of Fire' BiopicRadio.com News San Antonio Current -The Boot -In Touch Weekly all 26 news articles »
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Jewel portrays June Carter Cash for Lifetime
Yahoo News - almost 4 years
NEW YORK (AP) — It helps to have a singer portray a singer, of course. The onstage scenes came naturally to Jewel when she played the role of June Carter Cash in the new Lifetime movie, "Ring of Fire."
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Duff McDonald: Shovels & Rope at Bowery Ballroom
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Thursday night, Charleston came to Chrystie Street by way of the Bowery Ballroom. On tour supporting their latest release, O' Be Joyful, the South Carolina-based duo Shovels & Rope brought what one reviewer has referred to as a "music-from-the-back-porch country sound" to a bunch of hipsters who probably haven't been on a back porch in years. But no matter. Because Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst's self-described "jamboree" -- an onslaught of rough-around-the-edges foot-stomping duets -- will work in any venue, and on any crowd that likes good, fun music played by people who are obviously having a lot of fun themselves. Theirs is a ramshackle sound, the product of a couple of guitars, a snare drum, cymbal, harmonica, tambourine, rattle, and keyboard that the married couple seamlessly switch between and each play with a kind of physical recklessness that belies a hammerlock grip on the locomotive thrust of each song. They call themselves Shovels & Rope because of t ...
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Don McNay: One of the Five Reasons People Blow Their Money: Not Having a Purpose
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"I believe the key to happiness is someone to love, something to do and something to look forward to." -Elvis Presley The King had it right. If you can do the three things he outlined, you have won the lottery of life. The irony is that Presley was not able to practice what he preached. Elvis died at age 43. At the end of his life, he didn't have a partner in love, didn't have much to do and didn't have much to look forward to. He turned to binge eating and pills to make it through the day. Like many people, Elvis died while he was still breathing. His life got too complicated and frazzled. He's one of the most famous and influential figures of the 20th century, but had some miserable final years. A lot of people want to be like Elvis, with the money, fame and Cadillacs, just like a lot of people want to win the lottery and live that lifestyle. Elvis died young, like a lot of rock stars do. Most lottery winners run through their money in five years or les ...
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Reese Witherspoon Flaunts Post-Baby Curves While Out With Cameron Diaz
Huffington Post - over 4 years
She's one hot mama! Reese Witherspoon was glowing last night (Oct. 26) as she attended the Rag and Bone store opening on Melrose in Los Angeles, Calif. The new mom, who gave birth to son Tennessee James last month, looked to be back in pre-pregnancy shape, rocking a tight blue dress while meeting up with her friend Cameron Diaz, who also made an appearance at the event. Witherspoon, 36, has been out and about a lot over the past couple of weeks, showing off her slimmed down figure just four weeks after welcoming her third child -- her first with husband Jim Toth. The actress has two kids, Ava, 13, and Deacon, 9, with ex Ryan Phillippe. The "Walk the Line" star, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in the 2005 film, is reportedly ready to take the stage once again. Witherspoon is rumored to be recording a duet with the one and only Michael Buble. How amazing is that! Check out photos of Witherspoon and Diaz at the Rag and Bone store opening below: ...
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Music Review: Various Artists - We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash [DVD+CD]
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Music Review: Various Artists - We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash [DVD+CD] Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 8:00 a.m., Monday, August 6, 2012 [...] it was with some trepidation that I started to watch the DVD of We Walk The Line: A Celebration Of The Music Of Johnny Cash, being released August 7, 2012 by Legacy Recordings, as there's probably no bigger icon in American music than Johnny Cash. Since Cash's death, there have been a number of tribute albums released and any number of people have taken to covering his music. While there have been some amazing versions of his songs, everything from punk All Aboard: A Tribute To Johnny Cash, one of the best, to hip hop, Johnny Cash Remixed, they've not been able to capture the entire essence of the man and his music and why it a ...
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Jewel on Playing Country Legend June Carter Cash
Entertainment Tonight - over 4 years
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Photos: Jewel as June Carter Cash in “Ring of Fire”
ajc - over 4 years
Singer-songwriter Jewel is in Atlanta working on "Ring of Fire," a Lifetime movie about June Carter Cash. She has been updating her Twitter feed with details and photos. "Today I'm June 1970's style," she posted with this photo. Here's Jewel frocked out as a 1950s era June Carter Cash with her first husband husband Carl Smith (Linds Edwards). This was a "Grand Ole Opry" scene. June and Johnny! Jewel posted this photo of herself with Matt Ross, who will portray Johnny Cash in "Ring of Fire." "I gotta say, I love being a brunette," she wrote as a caption for this photo. The Lifetime movie is based on John Carter Cash's book about his mom and has filmed in a number of Atlanta locations including the Tabernacle downtown.
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Jewel as June Carter Cash
Fox News - over 4 years
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See Jewel as June Carter Cash in first photos from TV movie
Ciniplex - over 4 years
We're writing about former van-dwelling singer-songwriter, erstwhile poet Jewel - ahh, it feels like the '90s. Though Reese Witherspoon already had a run at playing the definitive fictionalized version of the country singer and cultural touch point, and won an Oscar for her troubles, Lifetime is throwing their hat into the biopic ring with TV movie June Carter Cash and Jewel tweeted a photo of herself in character and she has transformed. The typically blond Jewel is virtually unrecognizable, what with the blue eyes, brunette locks and well, impeccably straight teeth and also snapped a pic of her co-star Matt Ross ("American Horror Story") who plays Johnny Cash. Get a peek at what the lady who penned "Who Will Save Your Soul?" looks like as June Carter Cash.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of June Carter Cash
    THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Carter Cash's last album, Wildwood Flower, was released posthumously in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details Carter Cash won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album, and she also won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for the single "Keep on the Sunny Side". June Carter was played by Reese Witherspoon in Walk the Line, a 2005 biographical film of Johnny Cash (played by Joaquin Phoenix). The film largely focused on the development of their relationship over the course of 13 years, from their first meeting to her final acceptance of his proposal of marriage. Witherspoon performed all vocals for the role, singing many of June's famous songs, including "Juke Box Blues" and "Jackson" with Phoenix. Witherspoon won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in the role. Musician and actress Jewel portrayed June Carter Cash in a Lifetime television movie called Ring of Fire, which aired on May 27, 2013. The film is based on John Carter Cash's memoir Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash.
    June died in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 15, 2003, at 73 years old, of complications following heart-valve replacement surgery, in the company of her family and her husband of 35 years, Johnny Cash.
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    One of her last known public appearances was on April 7, 2003, just over a month before her death, when she appeared on the CMT Flameworthy awards program to accept an achievement award on behalf of her husband, who was too ill to attend.
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    One of her final appearances was a nonspeaking/nonsinging appearance in the music video for her husband's 2003 single, "Hurt", filmed a few months before her death.
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  • 2002
    It contains bonus video enhancements showing extracts from the film of the recording sessions, which took place at the Carter Family estate in Hiltons, Virginia, on September 18–20, 2002.
    More Details Hide Details The songs on the album include "Big Yellow Peaches", "Sinking in the Lonesome Sea", "Temptation", and the trademark staple "Wildwood Flower". Due to her involvement in providing backing vocals on many of her husband's recordings, a further posthumous release occurred in 2014, when Out Among the Stars was released under Johnny Cash's name. The album consists of previously unreleased recordings from the early 1980s, including two on which June Carter Cash provides duet vocals. Her autobiography was published in 1979, and she wrote a memoir, From the Heart, almost 10 years later.
  • 2000
    Carter Cash won the 2000 Grammy Award, for Best Traditional Folk Album, for her 1999 album Press On.
    More Details Hide Details The album was a top-15 success on the Americana chart.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    She won a Grammy award in 1999 for, Press On.
    More Details Hide Details Her last album, Wildwood Flower, won two additional Grammys.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Although she provided vocals on many recordings, and shared the billing with Cash on several album releases, June Carter Cash only recorded three solo albums during her lifetime: the first, Appalachian Pride, released in 1975, Press On (1999), and Wildwood Flower, the latter released posthumously in 2003 and produced by her son, John Carter Cash.
    More Details Hide Details Appalachian Pride is the only one of the three on which Johnny Cash does not perform, while Press On is notable for featuring June Carter Cash singing her original arrangement of "Ring of Fire".
  • 1973
    After Carryin' On, June Carter Cash recorded one more direct collaboration album, Johnny Cash and His Woman, released in 1973, and along with her daughters was a featured vocalist on Cash's 1974 album The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me.
    More Details Hide Details She also shared sleeve credit with her husband on a 2000 small-label gospel release, Return to the Promised Land
  • 1970
    In 1970, Carter's distant cousin, future U.S. President Jimmy Carter, became closely acquainted with Cash and Carter and maintained their friendship throughout their lifetimes.
    More Details Hide Details In a June 1977 speech, Jimmy Carter acknowledged that June Carter was his distant cousin, with whom they shared a common patrilineal ancestor. Carter was a longtime supporter of SOS Children's Villages. In 1974, the Cashes donated money to help build a village near their home in Barrett Town, Jamaica, which they visited frequently, playing the guitar and singing songs to the children in the village. June Carter Cash also had close relationships with a number of entertainers, including Audrey Williams, James Dean, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Jessi Colter, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Robert Duvall, and Roy Orbison.
  • 1969
    She continued to work with Cash on record and on stage for the rest of her life, recording a number of duets with Cash for his various albums and being a regular on The Johnny Cash Show from 1969-1971 and on Cash's annual Christmas specials.
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  • OTHER
  • 1968
    Their performance won the 1968 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Performance Duet, Trio or Group. The two, married at the time, won the 1971 Grammy Award, for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, for their 1970 duet "If I Were a Carpenter".
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  • 1964
    Her first notable studio performance with Johnny Cash occurred in 1964 when she duetted with Cash on "It Ain't Me Babe", a Bob Dylan composition, that was released as a single and on Cash's album Orange Blossom Special.
    More Details Hide Details In 1967, the two found more substantial success with their recording of "Jackson", which was followed by a collaboration album, Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter. All these releases antedated her marriage to Cash (upon which event she changed her professional name to June Carter Cash).
  • 1963
    In 1963, Johnny recorded the song with the Carter Family singing backup, and added mariachi horns.
    More Details Hide Details The song became a number-one hit and went on to become one of the most recognizable songs in the world of country music.
  • 1955
    While June Carter Cash may be best known for singing and songwriting, she was also an author, dancer, actress, comedian, philanthropist, and humanitarian. Director Elia Kazan saw her perform at the Grand Ole Opry in 1955 and encouraged her to study acting.
    More Details Hide Details She studied with Lee Strasberg and Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. Her acting roles included Mrs. "Momma" Dewey in Robert Duvall's 1998 movie The Apostle, Sister Ruth, wife to Johnny Cash's character Kid Cole, on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–97), and Clarise on Gunsmoke in 1957. June was also Momma James in The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James. As a singer, she had both a solo career and a career singing with first her family and later her husband. As a solo artist, she became somewhat successful with upbeat country tunes of the 1950s such as "Jukebox Blues" and, with her exaggerated breaths, the comedic hit "No Swallerin' Place" by Frank Loesser. June also recorded "The Heel" in the 1960s along with many other songs. In the early 1960s, June Carter wrote the song "Ring of Fire", which later went on to be a hit for her future husband, Johnny Cash. She co-wrote the song with fellow songwriter Merle Kilgore. June wrote the lyrics about her relationship with Johnny Cash and she offered the song to her sister Anita. Anita Carter was the first singer to record the song.
  • 1952
    Carter was married three times and had one child with each husband. All three of her children went on to have successful careers in country music. She was married first to honky-tonk singer Carl Smith from July 9, 1952, until their divorce in 1956. Together, they wrote "Time's A-Wastin". They had a daughter, Rebecca Carlene Smith, professionally known as Carlene Carter, a country musician. June's second marriage was to Edwin "Rip" Nix, a former football player, police officer, and racecar driver, on November 11, 1957. They had a daughter, Rosie, on July 13, 1958. The couple divorced in 1966. Rosie was a country/rock singer. On October 24, 2003, Rosie, aged 45, died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.
    More Details Hide Details Fellow musician D. Campbell and she were on a school bus, which had been converted for travel. Several propane heaters were being used to heat the bus. Carter and the entire Carter Family had performed with Johnny Cash for a number of years. In 1968, Cash proposed to Carter during a live performance at the London Ice House in London, Ontario.
  • 1949
    In 1949, Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, with their lead guitarist, Atkins, were living in Springfield, Missouri, and performing regularly at KWTO.
    More Details Hide Details Ezra "Eck" Carter, Maybelle's husband and manager of the group, declined numerous offers from the Grand Ole Opry to move the act to Nashville, Tennessee, because the Opry would not permit Atkins to accompany the group onstage. Atkins' reputation as a guitar player had begun to spread, and studio musicians were fearful that he would displace them as a 'first-call' player if he came to Nashville. Finally, in 1950, Opry management relented and the group, along with Atkins, became part of the Opry company. Here the family befriended Hank Williams and Elvis Presley (to whom they were distantly related), and June met Johnny Cash. June and her sisters, with mother Maybelle and aunt Sara joining in from time to time, reclaimed the name "The Carter Family" for their act during the 1960s and '70s. With her thin and lanky frame, June Carter often played a comedic foil during the group's performances alongside other Opry stars Faron Young and Webb Pierce.
  • 1946
    After Doc and Carl dropped out of the music business in late 1946, Maybelle and her daughters moved to Sunshine Sue Workman's "Old Dominion Barn Dance" on the WRVA Richmond station.
    More Details Hide Details After a while there, they moved to WNOX in Knoxville, Tennessee, where they met Chet Atkins with Homer and Jethro.
  • 1943
    In March 1943, when the Carter Family trio stopped recording together at the end of the WBT contract, Maybelle Carter, with encouragement from her husband Ezra, formed "Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters" with her daughters, Helen, Anita, and June.
    More Details Hide Details The new group first aired on radio station WRNL in Richmond, Virginia, on June 1. Doc (Addington) and Carl (McConnell)—Maybelle's brother and cousin, respectively, known as "The Virginia Boys", joined them in late 1945. June, then 16, was a co-announcer with Ken Allyn and did the commercials on the radio shows for "Red Star Flour", "Martha White", and "Thalhimers Department Store", just to name a few. For the next year, the Carters and Doc and Carl did show dates within driving range of Richmond, through Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. June later said she had to work harder at her music than her sisters, but she had her own special talent—comedy. A highlight of the road shows was her "Aunt Polly" comedy routine. Carl McConnell wrote in his memoirs that June was "a natural-born clown, if there ever was one." (Decades later, Carter revived Aunt Polly for the 1976 TV series Johnny Cash & Friends.) She attended John Marshall High School during this period.
  • 1939
    June Carter Cash was born Valerie June Carter in Maces Spring, Virginia, to Maybelle Carter and Ezra Carter. She was born into country music and performed with the Carter Family from the age of 10, beginning in 1939.
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  • 1929
    Born on June 23, 1929.
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