FASHION AND FANCY FEET MEET FIREY FUN EVENT HOST!

FASHION AND FANCY FEET MEET FIREY FUN EVENT HOST!

LJDJs Collaborates With Capezio, Maddie
Ziegler, Steve Madden Group and Betsey Johnson

By Calynn M. Lawrence

 Fashion is about embodying your personality within the garments
that you choose to wear. After all, you want to view your clothes as a canvas
for the art form that is character. Dress to express, not to impress!
 The team at LJDJ’s are certainly familiar with fashion being so important in the overall impact of presentation and atmosphere. Event host attire must be cohesive with the event that they are working. The event host is literally the life of the party and should act, speak and certainly dress as such!
 
            Jack Bermeo and his team at LJDJs recently hosted the official launch party of Capezio’s new dance wear line. The line is in partnership with Steve Madden Group, Betsey Johnson and their new Brand Ambassador Maddie Ziegler . This was an exciting time for LJ as they have achieved many things and formed countless reputable connections within the industry. However, this is definitely one of their biggest collaborations yet!
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 The LJDJs Family!

The event was held at Capezio’s NYC flagship store and featured appearances by Maddie Ziegler and Betsey Johnson! Fans were able to meet and greet the celebrities and have their pictures taken with them (Which was then immediately print by our LJ photo party booth). LJDJs collaborated with the marketing teams of each fashion house in order to design an event which embodied the personalities of each of the celebrities.

 Thanks to CAPEZIO, they were awarded this opportunity to be able to make such a big move in the industry. They were welcomed into their family and warmly accepted for this endeavor!
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The Capezio Family!

THE BEST BRIDAL BRUNCH AROUND

Bring Yourself To LJDJs Upcoming Bridal Brunch

By Calynn M. Lawrence

LJDJs event design and entertainment hosting company that has been on the rise for quite a while now. They have been making much collaboration with celebrities such as Donald Trump and Maddie Ziegler just to name a few. Even collaborated with some fashion phonemes such as Steve Madden and Betsey Johnson and makeup mavens such as Artist Makeup Academy. They have broken into the bridal industry and are currently paving their way to the fashion industry. They offer many different services such as hosting, lighting, music and representation! Sounds like an impressive company, right?

LJDJs is throwing a bridal brunch on Sunday, July 19th from 12 pm to 5 pm.

In addition to the high standards of the company, this will be a champagne brunch with food, great music, mimosas and more! There will be guest speakers who have established reputations in both the wedding / bridal industry along with fashion and makeup industry. They will be sharing special concepts for your special day along with offering free makeup trials to test out different looks for your day of glory. Some of the guest speakers include the founders of AMA, along with Julian Reyes of Park Savoy, Keith Rado of Fiesta Banquets, Linda Pergola of Frungillo Caterers,

Kisha of Pure Ambiance, Mirage Photography and Contessa Floral Designs!

Does this not sound like an amazing event to attend…?

If you’re looking forward to your special day with high hopes and anticipations I suggest that you stop by and to pamper yourself (and your VIP) and pick up a few pieces of advice for your Wedding day/Sweet 16 or Quiniceanera.

If you would like to attend it is being held at 549 Washington Avenue, Belleville, New Jersey 07109. For more information and details on this event along with LJDJS services, visit their website linked below.

RSVP by July 15th

973.751.8850

www.ljdjs.com

 

 

Creating the Bridal Industry MEGA Collaboration!

Creating the Bridal Industry MEGA Collaboration!
Artist Makeup Academy Partners With LJDJs For Weddings And All Celebrations.
By Calynn M. Lawrence

    Weddings are a beautiful occasion. It’s the one day in a woman or man’s life when they feel like a true prince or princess basking in the awe and approval of everyone they love, especially the one they are going to marry. This considered, you would obviously wish to not only look your best but feel your best! What better way to accomplish a fun, festive wedding by hiring the perfect entertainment services, beauty phenomena and photography specialists! There is no other way to spin it. These things are a must! Luckily, I’ve got you covered. This article is going to share with you how you can achieve all of these things on your special day.
Artist Makeup Academy has now partnered with LJDJS entertainment services to service your special day! What a heaven sent collaboration! Both companies were already fabulously fantastic on their own. Now, they’re twice as nice since joining forces to break the bridal industry with the fiery forces of their awesome services! Their services have been seen all over social media and have worked with major make up artist from Youtube and Instagram like https://www.youtube.com/user/CarliBel55 and well known celebrities . You can follow their cool progress all over the map!
Artist Makeup Academy is an unbeatable makeup artistry school that was started by two sister professionals and is taking over the fashion industry. In addition to excellent instruction, are currently expanding their geographic availability! They now have campuses in New Jersey and New York. The entire curriculum is molded so that their professionals are guided in technical skill and talent, business etiquette and professionalism. With such training as this, their makeup artists are obviously some of the best candidates that you should look to consider for you and your bridal party’s beautification on the most important day of your life.

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LJDJs Event Design and Entertainment has been in the business for over 17 years-almost 2 decades! They offer a diverse array of services including various forms of lighting,bilingual DJs, junk trucks and amazing lounge decor! On top of this, their growing fan base speaks for themselves giving high ratings and recommendations! They are sure to make sure that your day is not only tied holy by holy matrimony but has the most bumpin’ program around to keep your guests merrily amused! In addition to this, their photography unit handles beautifully by taking thousands of shots including moment driven images, portraits and close ups!

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Mirage Artist Photography offers tons of great options for your event. From having one to 3 shooters the day of or just one professional capturing all those amazing memories. Let’s not forget about their same day edit options. It’s a big hit with weddings and adds a that one hint of uniqueness that separates your wedding from the rest.

I’m sure that you are overwhelmingly impressed by the stature of this stellar combination. As am I! This unparalleled partnership is shooting for the stars and you should certainly seek to join the movement! To retrieve further information regarding bookings, packages and prices please visit their websites listed below. Thank you!

http://www.artistmakeupacademy.com/
http://www.mirageartisticphotography.com/
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The Top 10 Best Wedding Favors!

The Top 10 Best Wedding Favors!

 Have you ever been to a wedding where you came home with an awesome wedding favor? It probably made the wedding even more memorable. Are you planning a wedding and need some ideas on favors that your guests will actually like? Here are the Top 10 Best Wedding Favors that LJDJs compiled. Well, at least we think they are pretty rad!

  1. Photo Booth Photos

Keep your wedding day memories alive with a photo booth for your guests to enjoy. You have a couple of options with this. You can rent an actual photo booth where your guests can sit and snap some silly shots of themselves, or you can create a DIY photo backdrop and have your photographer take Polaroid’s of your guests that they can take home. If you have an open bar, this might be the best way for your sloshed guests to remember how much fun they had at your wedding. How about recording a VIDEO testimonial? We even have GREEN screen capabilities that will allow your guests to morph themselves in a customized background. You name it, we can design it. With todays high tech apps and more, our newest booth will give your event the most memorable experience like no other. Take a look!   https://vimeo.com/121378453

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LJDJs Photo Party Booth

  1. Flip Flops

Just about everyone wears flip-flops at some point. And with weddings that have awesome music playing where the guests are tearing up the dance floor, flip flops are a great favor because people can put them on at the reception to be more comfortable. This is a great option for summer or beach weddings. Your guests are likely to wear their flops again once the fun is done.

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  1. Personalized Champagne/Wine Corks or Drinking Glass

I’m not talking about putting the couple’s name on drinking glasses. I’m talking about putting each guest’s name on them. I attended the wedding of two good friends who did this and it was so creative! The flutes were used to make the wedding toast and now my husband, I, and even our toddler (for future use, of course) have our own champagne glasses with our names on them. We’ll never forget where these incredible flutes came from.  I forgot to mention, the corks are pretty cool to have. You never know when your going to finish your bottle of wine.

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  1. Treats From a Take-Home Bar

Giving your guests a sweet to take home as a wedding favor is a wonderful thought. However, not everyone likes the same flavors. Setting up a take-home bar that offers a variety of treats is a good alternative. Provide little goody bags for your guests to fill up with their favorites. You can go with candy, marshmallows, even nuts, raisins and other snacks like goldfish or pretzels. You can have this option in addition to, or instead of a traditional wedding cake.

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  1. Recipe Books

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to make your diet more diverse. I get sick of eating the same foods over and over. And while I’m admittedly a horrible cook (seriously, ask my husband), I still enjoy trying new recipes. Even if you aren’t an avid cooker, a recipe book is a cute wedding favor that may come in handy even if you think you won’t use it often. If the recipes come from the bride and groom, or important people in their life, that makes the favor even more special.

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photo, Seriously Sabrina Photography

  1. S’mores/Hot Chocolate

Unless you have a screw loose, or you are allergic to chocolate, you have to admit that s’mores are one of the best winter treats. Heck, they are one of the best treats, period. So if you’re having a winter wedding, your guests will love receiving all the fixins for making s’mores, or even some hot chocolate mix. Don’t just warm their hearts with your love, warm them with your wedding favor. Awwww….so cute.

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  1. Junk Trucks or Drunk Trucks

Think your guests are stuffed from an evening of great food? Not when they come outside and see our exclusive JUNK/DRUNK TRUCKs. Choose from your favorite snacks including Dunkin Donuts, White Castle burgers, McDonalds and/or any fast food chain restaurant goodies. Have your guests ransack our snack truck to satisfy their munchies. Want a more personalized experience. Ask our staff about upgrading to some of your favorite foods.

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LJDJs Wedding “Abads”

  1. Pop Culture Cake Pops                                                                                                                                                                       Lollipops made from cake? Yummy! How can anyone resist such a delightful treat? With the ability to customize these sweet creations, giving your wedding guests a cake pop favor is a deliciously creative idea. Choose the same flavor(s) as your wedding cake, or go with something totally different- maybe even a variety of flavors. If you want to give your wedding guests cake pop favors, and you’re in the New Jersey or New York area, check out  Pop Culture Cake Pops.

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  1. Personalized Wine Bottles

You can’t really go wrong by giving people alcohol as a gift. Wine is known for being a classy and sophisticated way to show people appreciation. That’s why people often bring wine as a small gesture when going to a dinner party. So a personalized wine bottle makes a great wedding favor. You can find inexpensive wine bottles and create custom labels to put on them. In fact, mini wine bottles are really cute and the perfect size to use as wedding favors. You can either put your name and wedding date on the label, or put each guest’s name. It could double as both a wedding favor and a seating card. How creative and unique is that?

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  1. Homemade Goodness

While candy wedding favors can be hit or miss, small jars of a homemade sauce or spice are usually a big hit. Even for guests who don’t do a lot of cooking, a specially made edible delight is something they will enjoy. Whether it’s a BBQ sauce, a jam, or a uniquely flavored olive oil, your guests are sure to love taking home a special, one-of-a-kind indulgence.

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photo, Christopher Duggan Photography

The 10 Dumbest Wedding Party Favors!

The 10 Dumbest Wedding Party Favors

 

If you’ve ever been to a wedding, you probably went home with a wedding favor. But have you ever received one that was just dumb? One that you would never use and didn’t want to take home with you? If you’re planning your wedding, don’t be the couple that hands out stupid favors. Here are 10 wedding favors not to give your guests- ever.

 

  1. Monogrammed Coasters

Monogrammed coasters? Really? Your wedding guests do not want to set their beer on a coaster with your initials and/or wedding date on it. Not to mention, it might not match their home decor or style.

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  1. CD of Wedding Songs

First of all, many people have transitioned into digital music formats and don’t even listen to CDs anymore. But also, your guests don’t have an emotional attachment to the songs that symbolize your relationship with your spouse.

  1. Framed Name Placecards

Some people like to get fancy and use framed name place cards to indicate where their wedding guests will sit. That’s fine, if you want to do that. But don’t double up and use those place cards as wedding favors. What on earth will people do with them after the wedding?

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  1. Monogrammed Golf Balls

Unless you know that all of your wedding guests are avid golfers, don’t give any wedding favors that have to do with the sport. Those golf balls will just end up in the trash…and some random Arnold Palmer wannabe might dig it out and get his golf game on with your name and wedding date flying across the green.

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  1. Bubbles

It’s fine to hand out bubbles for your wedding guests to blow as you make your exit after the reception. But nobody wants to take them home. When are grown men and women going to blow bubbles again?

  1. A Charity Donation

Couples of the philanthropic mindset might want to make a charity donation in their guests’ honor. The problem is, your guests might not support your charity of choice. And they will probably then start receiving tons of correspondence from that charity. Want to anger some wedding guests? Make a donation in their name.

  1. Flower Seeds

Maybe you love to garden. But maybe your wedding guests don’t. Even if flower seeds match the theme or season of your wedding, don’t tell your guests “thank you” with a cheap bag of something they might not use.

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  1. Anything With Photos

Your wedding guests love you, but not the way you love your spouse. They don’t need anything with your photo on it. That’s creepy, actually. Save your favorite photographs for your living room, not the wedding reception tables.

  1. Magnets

Even if all of your wedding guests use magnets, they don’t need one with your wedding info on it. It’s your special day, not theirs, so they don’t need a reminder staring them in the face every time they open the refrigerator.

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photo, Etsy c/o FUNctionalMinis

  1. Votive Candles

These are one of the most common wedding favors given. But if your wedding guests wanted votive candles, they would buy some. If you imprint your initials/name/wedding date on the candles, your guests won’t want to burn them. And a candle with nothing on it…how impersonal and cheap.

Leena Kollar of LJDJs

Santa Pays a visit to LJDJS!

Santa Pays a Visit to LJDJS!

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T’was the week before Christmas, and all through the town not a party was stirring like LJDJS HOLIDAY PARTY! It is that time of year and what a better way to celebrate holiday cheer than to bring good old Saint Nick to town?

The room was filled with festive décor and popular movies playing such as “Elf” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. And with the super chilly weather we have been experiencing this year, we decided to have a Hot Chocolate Bar. The smell of cookies, truffles, brownies, and hot cocoa galore filled the air. Hard to resist all of that temptation!

Guests arrived dressed and ready for their close-up with Santa! Upon his arrival, the sound of sleigh bells ringing and a loud “ho ho ho” brought joy and smiles to everyone’s face. Santa sang holiday classics like “Jingle Bells”, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “Frosty the Snowman”, and all-time favorite “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”. Precious moments were captured on our Instagram wall. If you haven’t seen the photos, check it out @ljdjs and #Santalovesljdjs

Following the Meet and Greet with Santa event, the LJ crew was ready for the Company Party! We celebrated to a good year for the new LJDJS and toasted to many more. There was fun games and the occasional embarrassing moments. LOL. Nevertheless, we are thankful to have an amazing team and look forward to a fantastic year!

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How to NOT get fired at your Company Holiday Party.

The holidays are here! As this joyous yet stressful time approaches so do holiday company parties. We’ve hosted many events this month and till this very day, we continue to see the same trend. We all have either been to one, or heard about the crazy behavior it brings out in its employees. The number one reason why people get out of hand is not because of a bad raffle prize they won! Its the booze they consume. So let us tell you what DJs and event planners see on the dance floor and how to not get fired at your holiday company party.

First, don’t get so wasted that a picture of you becomes an internet meme. A meme is a humorous image that spreads over the internet with changing words mocking the victim. Being a meme makes you an f-list celebrity in which you would never be able to live down that embarrassing moment at your company holiday party. Don’t pass out in the office bathroom with your bare ass showing, so the office jackass doesn’t snap a picture and ruin your life.

If you like the idea of being a Kim Kardashian of the web where your dream has always been to “break the internet” then by all means go ahead and make a literal ass out of yourself and risk getting fired.

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The next subject is attire. It may be acceptable to get smashed off of egg nog, but it doesn’t mean your outfit should be revealing just because the other rules of professionalism are being alleviated for the evening. An office party should not turn into the game of “who whore it best.”

This applies more so to the women who want to show off their ass-sets to finally get so-and-so’s attention from another company department. Don’t!!! Stay away from the idea of an office romance, because when you both wake up you’re both going to have to deal with a lot of awkwardness.

Sure the egg-nog loosens up some tension, but it shouldn’t loosen up your lips. A few months later it is almost certain you will hear, “Remember when Bob and Karen were tongue punching on the bosses’ desk?”

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Go ahead and get tipsy, but don’t be a drunk mess. You are still in the presence of your company so class should still be upheld. You still want your job on Monday morning, don’t get fired! No one will respect you the next day when you were running down the hallway naked with nothing but a Santa hat on.

It is more than acceptable to get a little loose, but don’t take it too far. Stay classy and covered up. So don’t get fired at your Company Holiday party. Keep your tongue in your mouth. Don’t wind up as an internet meme. Just show up, show some personality and at least wait to the after party at the bar down the street to get hog wild.

By: Danny Micucci

 

Is Saint Nick really coming this year?

santa coverYOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!! Well it’s that time again, were we want to recognize all who helped LJDJs to become where we are at. This time around we are calling all of our newest and previous clients from years past to come join us in a holiday get together with your little ones. We managed to somehow change the scheduled of Saint Nick so he can make a quick stop at our new office located at 549 Washington Avenue in Belleville, NJ 07109. Santa will be here taking photos and speaking to all children that come. Our Event Designer Kandy will be serving up some delicious hot Chocolate at our COOL HOT Chocolate Bar just for you. So come through with your little elves and don’t be shy to tell a friend!! Please make a reservation to meet the big guy at 973.751.8850.

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Thank you and Happy Holidays to you and your families from the entire crew of LJDJs

 

West Coast DJ Entertainment Experience!!!

It is mentioned that there are two main factors that make a great party: the food and the music. For any wedding couple, they want to make sure their night is memorable and their guests are happy. How far would you go to hire the right entertainment for your special day? Would you just stick around to what is available in your local area? Or would you go cross-country?

Pauline and Chris were recently married at the Luxe Hotels in Los Angeles, California. After seeing Jack Bermeo’s performance at a wedding in 2008, they immediately new that he was the one to help create their wedding dream. Five years later, the couple reached out to LJDJS, hoping to book Jack for their wedding day. Pauline had so much fun planning with Jack, she even stated “Even if I wasn’t marrying Chris, I would have hired you to do my future wedding.” as she chuckles and laughs.

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Jack mentions “What makes this wedding even more special, is that the guests and couple… didn’t treat their vendors like paid employees. They made all the vendors feel like we were family. This made all the planning process and visions come to life more genuinely.”   LJDJs hosts several destination events a year from Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia just to name a few. Since the west coast exposure, Los Angeles is starting to look more like a second office thanks to our large Latino and Philippino clientele base.

LJDJs also had the honor working with Susan Tosounian of Especially for You Event Planning Services. Susan’s attention to details was on point and truly noticed by our staff and our couple.

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So the questions remain…. How far would you go to hire the right entertainment for your special day? Let is provide the east coast energy and give the west coast entertainment a twist in entertainment.

 

How far will men go to propose?

Since the posting of the video “Fake Wedding, Real Engagement”, we here at LJDJS have been receiving attention from soon to be grooms of all ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations looking for new-age proposal ideas, and questions of “How can I plan my proposal?”  This motivated our company to create a division to help plan real engagements!

The video has been featured by Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, People, Yahoo, and other large social news sites.

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So the question remains, How far will men go to propose? Before you consider asking your loved one for his or her hand in marriage, have a seat. Let’s talk. We want to get to know you. We have our happy couples fill out an e-survey. Making sure we get every detail possible. For 17 years we focused on couples who are already engaged and are seeking entertainment for their special day. Since this viral hit we had to change gears on our inquiry towards our grooms to be. It’s great hearing first hand what goes through the mind of men and even some woman for their proposal ideas. Here are some sample questions we like to ask.

What makes him or her laugh? Sense of humor reveals a lot about a person. More than you think. It’s a universal language shared by everyone. A good sense of humor goes a long way in a relationship.

Where did you meet? The moment you first crossed paths with each other. Every story has it’s unique way of how it all began. Was it fate? Was it by coincidence? Or completely unexpected?

What was your first date like? Ahh the first date. Reminiscing on the beginning stages of the relationship. How the fire sparked and how you won the heart of your lover.

Do you remember the first time you said “I love you”? Was there something special about that moment that you wanted to re-create? Maybe it was in front of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, or while watching fireworks, or while on vacation in Italy.

What is his or her interests? This question can give a great proposal idea to what your partner loves to do. Can do a proposal in a sports arena, or on the rooftop of the MET, or at a Beyonce concert, or even on a tv show like Wendy Williams/ Ellen Degeneres.

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 In the entertainment industry, clients are always looking for something new and innovative to make an everlasting impression.  Since we caught the attention of many soon to be fiancés. We have a full time staff with many creative proposal ideas to fit everyones personality. We are thrilled to assist those willing to let us help, but most importantly, making your proposal just as important as your Wedding Day! That is why we are so proud to have Kandy Cardoso, our event designer at LJDJS to help create those amazing proposals for men/women planning their important day. Can this be the new trend? Only time will tell!

Just some off beat ideas.

THE 5K ENGAGEMENT PLAN: Maybe you can propose to your partner at the end of completing a 5K because you both enjoy athletics. When she turns around… she will then discover that the entire 5K was all of her friends and family.

HAUNTED PROPOSAL: Perhaps you can propose to your partner in a haunted house because they love the concept of the paranormal, and have family and friends come in dressed as ghouls surrounding you in a corner and then bam.

MEDIEVAL KNIGHT PROPOSAL: What if you played the knight of shinning armor at Medieval Times while your girlfriend is hanging out with her girlfriends watching a dramatic fight. Then the knight walks towards his girlfriend and then unveils his mask in front of everyone.

Here is link to the Top Ten Extreme Engagement Videos! 

The sky is the limit for such ideas and eccentric notions are allowed. A proposal should be about the couple who is getting engaged and we support elaborate and unique ideas to the max just as much as the normal ideas.

We would love to hear more about your BEST PROPOSAL EVER, so feel free to comment and share with us.

HAPPY PLANNING!

By: Danny M

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