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Tehran Times - Iran's Leading International Daily

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    TEHRAN -- Austria will award Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art in the near future, some Persian new agencies announced on Monday.
     
    He will receive the medal from Austrian President Heinz Fischer during a ceremony in Vienna.
     
    The medal was established in 1960 to honor international figures for their outstanding achievements in the fields of sciences or arts.
     
    Kiarostami has previously decorated with several state medals, including France’s Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.
     
     
    MMS/
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  • 10/28/14--18:18: Art news in brief
  • Iranian musician to perform at Malaysian festival 
     
    TEHRAN -- Neyanbun virtuoso Mohsen Sharifian will be introducing mourning songs of the southern city of Bushehr during the Putrajaya International Islamic Arts and Cultural Festival of Malaysia running from October 30 to November 2.
     
    Sharifian, who is originally from Bushehr, has written the book “Inhabitants of Mourning” about the roots of mourning songs in Bushehr. 
     
    About 20 Iranian artists have been invited to the festival this year.

    “Red Dream” to go on screen in Bulgaria 
     
    TEHRAN -- “Red Dream” by Shahriar Purseyyedian will go on screen at the 7th Sofia Menar Film Festival running from January 15 to February 1, 2015.
     
    Produced by the Iranian Young Cinema Society (IYCS), the short film features the story of a dreamy child who lives with his grandmother, the New Year is approaching and he has a new dream in his mind.

    Iran’s Exhibition of Press and News Agencies to kick off in November
     
    TEHRAN – Tehran will be hosting the 20th Exhibition of Press and News Agencies at Imam Khomeini Mosalla in November.
     
    The exhibit will be promoting the motto “Committed Freedom” this year, Deputy Culture Minister for Press Affairs Hossein Entezami said in a press conference on Tuesday.
     
    A variety of newspapers, magazines and periodicals will be on display in the exhibit running from November 8 to 14.
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN -- Two Iranian theater troupes will give performances at the Harmony World Puppet Carnival, which will be held on Rattanakosin Island in Bangkok, Thailand from November 1 to 10.
     
    The 27-Aban Group Theater led by director Hamed Zarean will perform a street show entitled “Our Childhood World” and the 7-5–1 Theater Group led by director Amir Mashhadi Abbas will stage “Naughty Boy”.
     
    “Our Childhood World”, which has not been performed in Iran yet, is about the clash between tradition and modernity. 
     
    “Naughty Boy” (“Nimvajabi”) is about a naughty baby who has to spend his day alone with his father, because his grandmother is ill and his mother has to look after her. 
     
    “Naughty Boy” previously went on stage in Tehran and several other Iranian cities, including Shiraz and Zahedan.
     
    More than 160 troupes of puppeteers from 80 countries will take part at the event. 
     
    SB/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN -- The 8th edition of Cinéma Vérité, the Iranian international festival for documentary films, plans to review a lineup of documentaries, which were screened at an anthropological documentary film festival in Tallinn, Estonia this summer.
     
    The anthropological film festival was held by Iran’s Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC) on the sidelines of the 13th Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) in Tallinn.
     
    The films are “Bridging the Divide”, a UK-Canada joint production directed by Aliaa Remtilla, “Masters Of Overtone Singing” by Jean-François Castell from France, “Behind the Wheel” by Elise Laker from Britain and “Ainu: Pathways To Memory” a Japan-Spane joint production by Marcos P. Centeno.
     
    Films by a number of U.S. documentarians will be screened in this section. The films are “Building Pharaoh’s Chariot” directed by Martin O’Collins, “Dancing Salmon Home” by Will Doolittle, “Dance of the Maize God” by David Lebrun and “Smokin’ Fish” by Luke Griswold-Tergis and Cory Mann.
     
    The lineup also includeds “In Search of Truth: The Mystery of the Inquisition in Narni” by Giorgio Serafini Prosperi from Italy, “The Peacock Angel” by Melek Taus from Hungary, “Flowers from the Mount Olive” by Heilika Pikkov from Estonia and “Ashiq” by Xiangcheng Liu from China.
     
    The 8th edition of Cinéma Vérité will held in Tehran from November 30 to December 7.
     
    SB/YAW
    END 
     
     
     

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    TEHRAN -- Iranian director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, whose controversial film “Tales” is currently competing in the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, has said that Iranian filmgoers are her main priority.
     
    Speaking during a press conference at the festival on Monday, she stated, “Certainly, I do not make films to be screened at foreign festivals. It is important for me that my films are seen by Iranian audiences in Iran and Iranian moviegoers are my main priority.”
     
    Bani-Etemad directed “Tales” in 2011. However, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s administration refused to authorize it, which was alleged to convey some specific political messages. 
     
    The film traces the fate of some of the female characters in Bani-Etemad’s previous films and also people who represent different layers of the society.
     
    New officials, who took the helm at the Culture Ministry after the victory of Hassan Rouhani in the 2013 presidential election, gave a green light to “Tales”, which is scheduled to be screened in Iran in the upcoming weeks.
     
    However, some Iranian MPs still view the film as political and have asked the Culture Ministry to revoke the film’s screening license.  
     
    The movie won the award for best screenplay at the 71st International Venice Film Festival in September.
     
    MMS/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN – Iranian cinema will be competing in the 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) with five nominations this year.
     
    “I’m not Angry” by Reza Dormishian was nominated in the best feature film category, while the film’s leading actor Navid Mohammadzadeh is a nominee for a best actor award, APSA has announced on its website.
     
    Rakhshan Bani-Etemad will be vying for the award for best director for her acclaimed social drama “Tales”. 
     
    “Melbourne” by director/writer Nima Javidi was nominated for a best screenplay award and Melria Zarei was nominated for a best actress award for her role in “Track 143”.
     
    Films from China and Russia lead the nominations with six each, closely followed by Iran with five nominations.
     
    Celebrated Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi will be the president of the APSA jury.
     
    Thirty-six films from 21 countries of the region will be competing in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
     
    Winners will be announced at Brisbane’s historic City Hall on Thursday, December 11.
     
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN – Troupes are scheduled to go on stage at two theaters in Tehran during November to perform three plays written by European playwrights.
     
    The plays are British writer Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” and French playwright Yasmina Reza’s “A Spanish Play”.  
     
    “Death of a Salesman” will be performed by director Nader Borhani Marand’s troupe at the main hall of Tehran’s City Theater Complex from October 31.
     
    The play is about Willy Loman, an aging traveling salesman, who recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it.
     
    Hamidreza Azarang, Nasim Adabi, Rahim Noruzi and Hadi Amel will be in the cast.
     
    Director Shiva Orduii will stage “A Spanish Play” at the main hall of the Niavaran Cultural Center from November 9.
     
    The play involves a family of women. The mother, Pilar, is a widow who has just found a new love. Her daughters, both actresses, Aurelia and Nuria, are excruciatingly jealous of each other. 
     
    Ramin Nasser-Nasir, Shaqayeq Dehqan, Baharaeh Rahnama,Mazdak Rostami and Farzaneh Neshatkhah will star in the play.
     
    In addition, the Nazarzadeh Kermani Hall of the Iranshahr Theater Complex is currently hosting the Tazeh Theater Troupe led by director Ashkan Khalilnejad, performing British dramatist Brian Clark’s “Whose Life Is It Anyway?”.
     
    The play is about Ken Harrison, a paralyzed sculptor who is determined to be allowed to die.
     
    Navid Mohammadzadeh, Neda Golrangi, Azadeh Samadi and Hooman Kiaii are the members of the troupe.
     
    SB/YAW
    END
     
     
     
     

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  • 10/29/14--16:51: Art news in brief
  • IIDCYA to participate in Istanbul Book Fair
     
    TEHRAN -- The Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) will be participating in the 33rd edition of Istanbul Book Fair running from November 8 to 16.
     
    The latest products of the institute will go on display at the fair focusing on the central theme of “100 Years of Turkish Cinema”.
     
    In addition, IIDCYA has displayed a collection of its books at the ongoing 59th edition of Belgrade Book Fair that will end on November 2.
     
    Persian translation of Modiano’s “Un Cirque Passé” republished 
     
    TEHRAN – A Persian translation of “Un Cirque Passé” (1993) by Patrick Modiano has recently been republished by Cheshmeh Publications.
     
    Translated into Persian by Nasim Musavi, “Un Cirque Passe” has debuted at the top of Cheshmeh’s bestsellers list.
     
    The Persian versions of Modiano’s books have joined the top five bestsellers in Tehran’s major bookstores since October 9 after he won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature.
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN – Greek lighting designer Vasilis Apostolatos will arrive in Tehran today to hold two workshops.
     
    Vasilis Apostolatos will be holding the workshops at the invitation of Iran’s Virgule Troupe, director of the troupe Arvand Dashtaray told the Persian service of ISNA on Wednesday.
     
    “Apostolatos will hold one workshop for technical personnel of Iran’s theater, and his second workshop has been arranged for a limited number of Iranian stage directors,” he said.
     
    “The workshop will help teach the directors how to make use of the element of light in their productions,” he added.
     
    Both workshops will be held in collaboration with the Dramatic Arts Center, he added.
     
    In addition, Apostolatos will be creating the lighting design for the Iranian and Dutch joint play “In Respect for Others’ Pains”.
     
    The play will be performed by Iran’s Virgule Troupe and the English Theater STET from the Netherlands in Tehran during mid November.
     
    A cast composed of four Iranian and four Dutch actors will first perform the play in Tehran, and it will later go on stage in the Netherlands.
     
    The play is about the connection between different generations and cultures.
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN – The 8th edition of Cinéma Vérité, the Iranian international festival for documentary films, has announced the lineup for the Portrait Section, which is for biographical documentary films.
     
    The festival will be held in Tehran from November 30 to December 7.
     
    Among the films is “A Diary of a Journey” directed by Piotr Stasik from Poland. The film is about Tadeusz Rolke, an aged master of Polish photography, and his 15-year-old student, Michal, who travel across Poland to take portrait photographs of the residents of small towns and villages.
     
    “Habitares” directed by Marina Zeising from Argentina is another film on the lineup. The film is about the life story of Argentine film star Herta Scheurle, who changes the course of her career after she has an accident.
     
    Swiss filmmaker Alice Fargier’s “The Water and the Wall”, which is about 11-year-old Bradley who lives in a foster home. At summer camp he meets filmmaker Alice Fargier, who gives a workshop on filmmaking and organizes a trip to the movies for him.
     
    Fargier recorded a sensitive discussion between Luc Dardenne, co-director of “The Kid with a Bike”, and 11-year-old Bradley, who was greatly moved after seeing the short film about children abandoned by their irresponsible parents.
     
    “Treasures” by Spanish director Iván Cortázar and “Yakuza Eiga: A Secret Story of Japanese Cinema” by French director Yves Montmayeur are the other highlights on the lineup.
     

    MMS/YAWEND

    END
     

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    TEHRAN -- Austria will award Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art in the near future, some Persian new agencies announced on Monday.
     
    He will receive the medal from Austrian President Heinz Fischer during a ceremony in Vienna.
     
    The medal was established in 1960 to honor international figures for their outstanding achievements in the fields of sciences or arts.
     
    Kiarostami has previously decorated with several state medals, including France’s Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.
     
     
    MMS/
    END
     

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  • 10/28/14--18:18: Art news in brief
  • Iranian musician to perform at Malaysian festival 
     
    TEHRAN -- Neyanbun virtuoso Mohsen Sharifian will be introducing mourning songs of the southern city of Bushehr during the Putrajaya International Islamic Arts and Cultural Festival of Malaysia running from October 30 to November 2.
     
    Sharifian, who is originally from Bushehr, has written the book “Inhabitants of Mourning” about the roots of mourning songs in Bushehr. 
     
    About 20 Iranian artists have been invited to the festival this year.

    “Red Dream” to go on screen in Bulgaria 
     
    TEHRAN -- “Red Dream” by Shahriar Purseyyedian will go on screen at the 7th Sofia Menar Film Festival running from January 15 to February 1, 2015.
     
    Produced by the Iranian Young Cinema Society (IYCS), the short film features the story of a dreamy child who lives with his grandmother, the New Year is approaching and he has a new dream in his mind.

    Iran’s Exhibition of Press and News Agencies to kick off in November
     
    TEHRAN – Tehran will be hosting the 20th Exhibition of Press and News Agencies at Imam Khomeini Mosalla in November.
     
    The exhibit will be promoting the motto “Committed Freedom” this year, Deputy Culture Minister for Press Affairs Hossein Entezami said in a press conference on Tuesday.
     
    A variety of newspapers, magazines and periodicals will be on display in the exhibit running from November 8 to 14.
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN -- Two Iranian theater troupes will give performances at the Harmony World Puppet Carnival, which will be held on Rattanakosin Island in Bangkok, Thailand from November 1 to 10.
     
    The 27-Aban Group Theater led by director Hamed Zarean will perform a street show entitled “Our Childhood World” and the 7-5–1 Theater Group led by director Amir Mashhadi Abbas will stage “Naughty Boy”.
     
    “Our Childhood World”, which has not been performed in Iran yet, is about the clash between tradition and modernity. 
     
    “Naughty Boy” (“Nimvajabi”) is about a naughty baby who has to spend his day alone with his father, because his grandmother is ill and his mother has to look after her. 
     
    “Naughty Boy” previously went on stage in Tehran and several other Iranian cities, including Shiraz and Zahedan.
     
    More than 160 troupes of puppeteers from 80 countries will take part at the event. 
     
    SB/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN -- The 8th edition of Cinéma Vérité, the Iranian international festival for documentary films, plans to review a lineup of documentaries, which were screened at an anthropological documentary film festival in Tallinn, Estonia this summer.
     
    The anthropological film festival was held by Iran’s Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC) on the sidelines of the 13th Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) in Tallinn.
     
    The films are “Bridging the Divide”, a UK-Canada joint production directed by Aliaa Remtilla, “Masters Of Overtone Singing” by Jean-François Castell from France, “Behind the Wheel” by Elise Laker from Britain and “Ainu: Pathways To Memory” a Japan-Spane joint production by Marcos P. Centeno.
     
    Films by a number of U.S. documentarians will be screened in this section. The films are “Building Pharaoh’s Chariot” directed by Martin O’Collins, “Dancing Salmon Home” by Will Doolittle, “Dance of the Maize God” by David Lebrun and “Smokin’ Fish” by Luke Griswold-Tergis and Cory Mann.
     
    The lineup also includeds “In Search of Truth: The Mystery of the Inquisition in Narni” by Giorgio Serafini Prosperi from Italy, “The Peacock Angel” by Melek Taus from Hungary, “Flowers from the Mount Olive” by Heilika Pikkov from Estonia and “Ashiq” by Xiangcheng Liu from China.
     
    The 8th edition of Cinéma Vérité will held in Tehran from November 30 to December 7.
     
    SB/YAW
    END 
     
     
     

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    TEHRAN -- Iranian director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, whose controversial film “Tales” is currently competing in the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, has said that Iranian filmgoers are her main priority.
     
    Speaking during a press conference at the festival on Monday, she stated, “Certainly, I do not make films to be screened at foreign festivals. It is important for me that my films are seen by Iranian audiences in Iran and Iranian moviegoers are my main priority.”
     
    Bani-Etemad directed “Tales” in 2011. However, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s administration refused to authorize it, which was alleged to convey some specific political messages. 
     
    The film traces the fate of some of the female characters in Bani-Etemad’s previous films and also people who represent different layers of the society.
     
    New officials, who took the helm at the Culture Ministry after the victory of Hassan Rouhani in the 2013 presidential election, gave a green light to “Tales”, which is scheduled to be screened in Iran in the upcoming weeks.
     
    However, some Iranian MPs still view the film as political and have asked the Culture Ministry to revoke the film’s screening license.  
     
    The movie won the award for best screenplay at the 71st International Venice Film Festival in September.
     
    MMS/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN – Iranian cinema will be competing in the 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) with five nominations this year.
     
    “I’m not Angry” by Reza Dormishian was nominated in the best feature film category, while the film’s leading actor Navid Mohammadzadeh is a nominee for a best actor award, APSA has announced on its website.
     
    Rakhshan Bani-Etemad will be vying for the award for best director for her acclaimed social drama “Tales”. 
     
    “Melbourne” by director/writer Nima Javidi was nominated for a best screenplay award and Melria Zarei was nominated for a best actress award for her role in “Track 143”.
     
    Films from China and Russia lead the nominations with six each, closely followed by Iran with five nominations.
     
    Celebrated Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi will be the president of the APSA jury.
     
    Thirty-six films from 21 countries of the region will be competing in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
     
    Winners will be announced at Brisbane’s historic City Hall on Thursday, December 11.
     
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN – Troupes are scheduled to go on stage at two theaters in Tehran during November to perform three plays written by European playwrights.
     
    The plays are British writer Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” and French playwright Yasmina Reza’s “A Spanish Play”.  
     
    “Death of a Salesman” will be performed by director Nader Borhani Marand’s troupe at the main hall of Tehran’s City Theater Complex from October 31.
     
    The play is about Willy Loman, an aging traveling salesman, who recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it.
     
    Hamidreza Azarang, Nasim Adabi, Rahim Noruzi and Hadi Amel will be in the cast.
     
    Director Shiva Orduii will stage “A Spanish Play” at the main hall of the Niavaran Cultural Center from November 9.
     
    The play involves a family of women. The mother, Pilar, is a widow who has just found a new love. Her daughters, both actresses, Aurelia and Nuria, are excruciatingly jealous of each other. 
     
    Ramin Nasser-Nasir, Shaqayeq Dehqan, Baharaeh Rahnama,Mazdak Rostami and Farzaneh Neshatkhah will star in the play.
     
    In addition, the Nazarzadeh Kermani Hall of the Iranshahr Theater Complex is currently hosting the Tazeh Theater Troupe led by director Ashkan Khalilnejad, performing British dramatist Brian Clark’s “Whose Life Is It Anyway?”.
     
    The play is about Ken Harrison, a paralyzed sculptor who is determined to be allowed to die.
     
    Navid Mohammadzadeh, Neda Golrangi, Azadeh Samadi and Hooman Kiaii are the members of the troupe.
     
    SB/YAW
    END
     
     
     
     

    0 0
  • 10/29/14--16:51: Art news in brief
  • IIDCYA to participate in Istanbul Book Fair
     
    TEHRAN -- The Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) will be participating in the 33rd edition of Istanbul Book Fair running from November 8 to 16.
     
    The latest products of the institute will go on display at the fair focusing on the central theme of “100 Years of Turkish Cinema”.
     
    In addition, IIDCYA has displayed a collection of its books at the ongoing 59th edition of Belgrade Book Fair that will end on November 2.
     
    Persian translation of Modiano’s “Un Cirque Passé” republished 
     
    TEHRAN – A Persian translation of “Un Cirque Passé” (1993) by Patrick Modiano has recently been republished by Cheshmeh Publications.
     
    Translated into Persian by Nasim Musavi, “Un Cirque Passe” has debuted at the top of Cheshmeh’s bestsellers list.
     
    The Persian versions of Modiano’s books have joined the top five bestsellers in Tehran’s major bookstores since October 9 after he won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature.
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN – Greek lighting designer Vasilis Apostolatos will arrive in Tehran today to hold two workshops.
     
    Vasilis Apostolatos will be holding the workshops at the invitation of Iran’s Virgule Troupe, director of the troupe Arvand Dashtaray told the Persian service of ISNA on Wednesday.
     
    “Apostolatos will hold one workshop for technical personnel of Iran’s theater, and his second workshop has been arranged for a limited number of Iranian stage directors,” he said.
     
    “The workshop will help teach the directors how to make use of the element of light in their productions,” he added.
     
    Both workshops will be held in collaboration with the Dramatic Arts Center, he added.
     
    In addition, Apostolatos will be creating the lighting design for the Iranian and Dutch joint play “In Respect for Others’ Pains”.
     
    The play will be performed by Iran’s Virgule Troupe and the English Theater STET from the Netherlands in Tehran during mid November.
     
    A cast composed of four Iranian and four Dutch actors will first perform the play in Tehran, and it will later go on stage in the Netherlands.
     
    The play is about the connection between different generations and cultures.
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

    0 0


    TEHRAN – The 8th edition of Cinéma Vérité, the Iranian international festival for documentary films, has announced the lineup for the Portrait Section, which is for biographical documentary films.
     
    The festival will be held in Tehran from November 30 to December 7.
     
    Among the films is “A Diary of a Journey” directed by Piotr Stasik from Poland. The film is about Tadeusz Rolke, an aged master of Polish photography, and his 15-year-old student, Michal, who travel across Poland to take portrait photographs of the residents of small towns and villages.
     
    “Habitares” directed by Marina Zeising from Argentina is another film on the lineup. The film is about the life story of Argentine film star Herta Scheurle, who changes the course of her career after she has an accident.
     
    Swiss filmmaker Alice Fargier’s “The Water and the Wall”, which is about 11-year-old Bradley who lives in a foster home. At summer camp he meets filmmaker Alice Fargier, who gives a workshop on filmmaking and organizes a trip to the movies for him.
     
    Fargier recorded a sensitive discussion between Luc Dardenne, co-director of “The Kid with a Bike”, and 11-year-old Bradley, who was greatly moved after seeing the short film about children abandoned by their irresponsible parents.
     
    “Treasures” by Spanish director Iván Cortázar and “Yakuza Eiga: A Secret Story of Japanese Cinema” by French director Yves Montmayeur are the other highlights on the lineup.
     

    MMS/YAWEND

    END
     

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