Dogwood Dell 2016 concerts
May 16th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

City of Richmond Recreation, Parks, & Community Facilities has posted this summer’s Dogwood Dell Festival of Arts line-up (PDF):

Some of the featured events:

Richmond Ballet – June 3 & 4 – Richmond Ballet returns to Dogwood Dell for two nights with the same set of exciting performances by the professional company, along with students from The School of Richmond Ballet and the organization’s celebrated Minds In Motion outreach program.

The Crooked Road on Tour – Saturday, July 9 – Appalachian, mountain, and roots music and dance

Gospel Music Fest with “The Belle” – Sunday, July 10 – Co-Hosted by: Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones and Sheilah Belle “The Belle” With Special Guests: Dorothy Norwood, Alexis Spight, Resound, James Johnson, Monica Lisa Stevenson, Tamika Patton, Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music, John Foxx & New Fellowship, and The Virginia Aires!

Spamalot – July 29-31 and August 5-6 – Musical Theater

Latin Jazz & Salsa Festival – Saturday August 20 – Featured performers in this year’s festival will be: Luisito Rosario (Nominee/Billboard Music Award Nominee), Melina Almodovar (La Muñeca de La Salsa), Allen Hidalgo (Broadway/TV Actor & Singer), Orchestra “Curare”

Opera In The Park – Saturday, August 27 – Opera in the Park celebrates popular Opera and Broadway offerings performed by the stars of the Virginia Opera 2016–17 Season and the Virginia Opera Chorus, accompanied by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

Full schedule:

May 30 Memorial Day Commemoration 4p.m. Carillon Bell Concert, The Virginians Choral Group
June 3 Richmond Ballet 8:30p.m.
June 4 Richmond Ballet 8:30p.m.
June 10 Latin Ballet 8:30p.m.
June 11 Kings of Swing/KOS – (40 years at the Dell) – Big Band, Swing, Pop 8p.m.
June 12 Susan Greenbaum – Folk 8p.m.
June 17 Plunky and Oneness – Jazz Fusion 8p.m.
June 18 One Voice Chorus (40th Anniversary) 8p.m.
June 19 David Esleck Trio with Special Guests Desiree Roots Centeio and Cathy Motley-Fitch of The Richmond Divas 8p.m.
June 24 Arsenic and Old Lace – Theatre Production 8:30p.m.
June 25 Arsenic and Old Lace 8:30p.m.
June 26 Arsenic and Old Lace 8:30p.m.
July 2 Elegba Folklore Society 8p.m.
July 4 4th of July Events begins 5:30p.m. Bak N Da Day, Richmond Concert Band, 4th of July Fireworks at Dark
July 5 4th of July Rain Date
July 8 City Dance Theater 8:30p.m.
July 9 Crooked Road 8p.m.
July 10 Gospel Music Fest with The Belle 5p.m.
July 15 East of Hollywood – Rock Classics 8p.m.
July 16 English Channel – British Pop 8p.m.
July 29-31 “Spamalot” – Musical Theatre 8:30p.m.
August 5-6 “Spamalot” – Musical Theatre 8:30p.m.
August 12 River City Party Band 8p.m.
August 20 Latin Jazz Festival 4p.m.
August 27 Opera In The Park 7:30p.m.

600 South Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

Dogwood Dell is a 2,400 seat amphitheatre owned and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities and located in Byrd Park. Since 1956, it has been home to the Festival of Arts; a summer long celebration of the arts featuring art exhibits, concerts, dance and theatre. For more information, call (804)646-1437 or call the Dell hotline at (804)646-DELL.

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June 1st, 2015 by RichmondBargains

what is the dogwood dell festival of the arts schedule?
Richmond City Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities has posted the lineup of [free] concerts, shows, and other events that will be held at Dogwood Dell in Byrd Park this summer. (see image above) The fun starts this Sunday, June 7, 2015, with a Renaissance Faire and performance of Romeo and Juliet!

Other highlights of the 2015 season include the July 4th festivities, a Latin Jazz & Salsa Festival, a Gospel Festival, Opera in the Park, and Man of La Mancha.

I know the photo is a little tough to read; bookmark this post and I’ll get the lineup transcribed this week 🙂 Wanted to get the word out since the Festival’s kicking off this weekend

More information about Dogwood Dell & the festival:

    Byrd Park
    6000 S. Blvd.
    Richmond, VA 23220

    Dogwood Dell is a 2,400 seat amphitheatre owned and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities and located in Byrd Park. Since 1956, it has been home to the Festival of Arts; a summer long celebration of the arts featuring art exhibits, concerts, dance and theatre. In addition to these events, the Festival of Arts also incorporates a children’s series with performances at our Ha’ Penny stage. For more information, call (804)646-1437 or call the Dell hotline at (804)646-DELL.

    Festival of Arts

    With its eclectic mix of old and new, the Festival of Arts has become one of Richmond’s cultural treasures. Through our programming, the Festival of Arts strives to bring the Richmond community some of the most innovative and avant-garde performers, while also respecting the value and importance of traditional and classical works.

    Throughout June, July, and August, a variety of shows can be enjoyed at the “Dell” including classical music and dance; drama, comedy, and musical theatre; reggae, pop, swing, rhythm and blues, rock, jazz and contemporary music concerts. The Festival of Arts is flavored for every taste. Come early for a seat in the amphitheatre or bring a blanket to sit in the surrounding park.

    Although the dance concerts and programs presented at Dogwood Dell are normally purchased packaged shows for which we provide technical assistance, our three theatre productions are produced fully in-house. While many of our theatre productions are Richmond premieres, we also stage contemporary favorites. These productions continually prove to be some of Richmond’s favorites and have even won awards.

    Ha’Penny Stage

    The Ha’Penny Stage behind the Carillon is a center for children’s theatre and entertainment on Sunday afternoons during the Festival of Arts. Programs include music, theatre, juggling, story-telling and more.

    Cancellations

    The Dogwood Dell does not cancel performances until show time (unless drastic weather conditions exist). Patrons can listen to WRVA for Dell cancellations. Call (804)646-DELL, during the summer for schedule updates.

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58th Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell 2014
May 14th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

58th Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell 2014

The City of Richmond has released the 2014 summer schedule for Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts! The regular season begins on June 12, and will feature the usual July 4th Dogwood Dell festivities with fireworks and the Richmond Concert Band, “The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged,” Virginia Opera, and the musical 42nd Street, among many other concerts and programs.

Dogwood Dell Main Stage

    MAY
    26 Memorial Day Program: Carillon Bell Concert 4 p.m. at Carillon
    TRADOC Army Band Quartet 7 p.m. at Dell Main Stage

    JUNE
    12 Faculty Lounge Lizards, 8 p.m.
    13 Sharon Rae North, 8 p.m.
    14 KOS, 8 p.m.
    15 Campbell Family band, 4 p.m.
    21 Cyrus McCormick and the Reapers, 8 p.m.
    22 Sunday in the Park, 2 p.m. Family entertainment and activities; Sweet Adelines, 4 p.m.
    27, 28 “The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged”, 8:30 p.m.
    29 “The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged”, 4 p.m.

    JULY
    1 Glennroy and Company, 8 p.m.
    4 July 4 event:
    Bak N Da Day, 5:15 p.m.
    Carillon Bell Concert, 7 p.m.
    Richmond Concert Band, 7:30 p.m.
    Fireworks
    6 Plunky and Oneness, 8 p.m.
    10 Elegba Folklore Society, 8:30 p.m.
    11 David Esleck, 8 p.m.
    12 English Channel, 8 p.m.
    13 Gospel Festival, 4 p.m.
    25, 27 Musical – “42nd Street”, 8:30 p.m.

    AUGUST
    1,2 Musical – “42nd Street”, 8:30 p.m.
    3 Silent Movie “Spite Marriage”, 8:30 p.m. Featuring Live Musical Accompaniment by Ben Miller and J.C. Wright
    8 Concert Ballet of Virginia, 8:30 p.m.
    9 City Dance Theatre, 8:30 p.m.
    16 Latin Jazz Festival, 3 p.m.
    30 Opera in the Park presented by The Virginia Opera, 7 p.m. (rain date August 31)

Ha’Penny stage

    JUNE
    14, 21, 28 Storybook Saturdays, 11 a.m.
    15 Applause Unlimited, 2 p.m.
    25 Miss Vicki’s Gardens, 11 a.m.
    29 Jonathan Austin, 2 p.m.

    JULY
    9 Applause Unlimited, 11 a.m.
    11 Miss Vicki’s Gardens, 11 a.m.
    12, 19, 26 Storybook Saturdays, 11 a.m.
    16 Diggity Dudes, 11 a.m.
    20 Ty-Rone Travis, 4 p.m.
    25 SPARC, 11 a.m.
    27 Deborah Alsko, The Backpack Storyteller, 4 p.m.
    31 Clowning Around with Shakespeare, 11 a.m.

    AUGUST
    2 Storybook Saturdays, 11 a.m.
    7 Life Stage, 11 a.m.

Byrd Park, 6000 S. Blvd. Richmond, VA 23220

“Dogwood Dell is a 2,400 seat amphitheatre owned and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities and located in Byrd Park. Call (804) 646-1031 for program updates and information about season performances, or log onto www.richmondgov.com/parks. Performance Postponements – Due to the brevity of many summer storms, programs are not cancelled or postponed until performance time. Please call (804) 646-DELL (646-3355) for cancellations.
Dogwood Dell Regulations: Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are prohibited. Animals are restricted unless for service purposes. Smoking and cell phone usage are restricted to areas outside the Dell seating area. Exit the park immediately following late night performances. Loitering in the amphitheater and surrounding areas is prohibited.”

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June 6th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

dogwood dell
(Photo from Friends of Dogwood Dell Facebook page)

Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts 2013 Schedule just got released today, without much warning that this Friday and Saturday are opening weekend! View a PDF of the brochure here.

    On the Dell Main Stage

    JUNE
    7 – 8 Opening Weekend Festivities to Celebrate Families and Children! (Same Performances Repeat Both Nights!!)
    Including: Applause Unlimited – stilt walker, puppet make-and-take 7:15 pm, Terry Bender – Organ Grinder 7:15 pm, Uncle Curt – balloon art 7:15 pm, Face Painting 7:15 pm
    – Featuring: Virginia Repertory Theater’s “Town Mouse/Country Mouse” children’s theatre at 8:30 pm
    13 Faculty Lounge Lizards – jazz 8 pm
    15 KOS – pop, rock, swing 8 pm
    19 Freedom Fest 2013 8 pm – “Gumbo: A Night of Blues, Jazz and Light R & B from Central Virginia’s Finest” Featuring Carlton Blount, James Gates, Alan Parker, Brandon Lane, Chief, Desire’, Weldon Hill, Hannan Lane and other friends – R & B
    21 Reflections Big Band – big band, swing 8 pm
    22 English Channel – British pop 8 pm
    23 4th Annual Gospel Music Fest with the Belle – gospel 5 pm: Byron Cage & the Greater Voices of St. Paul’s Baptist
    Church, National Recording Artist Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell, The Award Winning Kevin Lemons & Higher Caller, Ann Nesby, Soul Tempo, The Legendary Virginia Choral Ensemble
    28 Susan Greenbaum – folk, Americana 8 pm
    29 Plunky and Oneness – jazz fusion 8 pm
    30 West End Assembly of God – “Heal the Land” dance and music performance 8:30 pm

    JULY
    4 Independence Day Celebration with Live Music, Cannons and Fireworks!!!
    – Simply Kevin B – jazz 5:45 pm
    – Carillon Bell Concert 7 pm
    – Richmond Concert Band – patriotic and pop 7:30 pm
    7 My Uncle’s Old Army Buddies – classic rock 8 pm
    12 David Esleck – jazz 8 pm
    13 Cyrus McCormick and the Reapers – 50’s rock 8 pm
    14 Melena: A Cultural & Musical Journey into my Afro Cuban Roots – Latino music and dance 8 pm
    26–28 “Footloose” – musical 8:30 pm

    AUGUST
    2–3 “Footloose” – musical continued 8:30 pm
    4 Silent Movie 8:30 pm
    8 City Dance Theatre – dance 8:30 pm
    9 Ezibu Muntu – African dance 8:30 pm
    31 “Opera in the Park” with the Virginia Opera and the Richmond Symphony – opera 7 pm

    On the Ha’Penny Stage
    JUNE
    16 4pm Jonathan Austin – juggler
    19 11am Dylan Pritchett – storyteller
    21 11am Let’s Try on An Opera – opera
    26 11am Muggivan School of Dance – Irish dance
    28 11am Megan Hicks – storyteller and origami artist

    JULY
    7 4pm Applause Unlimited – Hans Christian Andersen (puppetry)
    10 11am Diggity Dudes – kid rock
    12 11am Safety House – Richmond Fire Department
    14 4pm Clowning Around with Shakespeare – theatre
    17 11am Recycling Music – music
    26 11am SPARC – theatre
    28 4pm Uncle Ty-Rone and His Box Full of Fun – ventriloquist

    AUGUST
    2 11am Life Stage – theatre

Byrd Park, 6000 S. Blvd. Richmond, VA 23220

Dogwood Dell is a 2,400 seat amphitheatre owned and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities and located in Byrd Park. Call (804) 646-1031 for program updates and information about season performances, or log onto www.richmondgov.com/parks. Performance Postponements – Due to the brevity of many summer storms, programs are not cancelled or postponed until performance time. Please call (804) 646-DELL (646-3355) for cancellations.
Dogwood Dell Regulations: Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are prohibited. Animals are restricted unless for service purposes. Smoking and cell phone usage are restricted to areas outside the Dell seating area. Exit the park immediately following late night performances. Loitering in the amphitheater and surrounding areas is prohibited.

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July 23rd, 2012 by RichmondBargains

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This week you have the opportunity to catch TWO different groups performing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, both FREE!

Youth performing arts school SPARC SummerStarz ensemble will be performing the musical at a number of venues around town this week. (Trivia: SPARC alum superstar Jason Mraz played the title role in the original production in 1992)

Performance Tour Schedule
All performances are FREE and open to the public. If you have a large group (10 or more) we suggest you call the location to reserve your seats. (I’d suggest calling to check on ticket procedures even if you’re not in a group)

Monday, July 23
11:00 a.m. – Swift Creek Mill Theatre (Colonial Heights)
7:00 p.m. – Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center

Tuesday, July 24
11:00 a.m. – Camp Hilbert (Goochland) 7:00 p.m. – Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center (McGuire Hospital)

Wednesday, July 25
3:00 p.m. – Henrico Theater
7:00 p.m. – Henrico Theater

Thursday, July 26
11:00 a.m. – Children’s Museum of Richmond
2:00 p.m. – The Virginia Home

Friday, July 27
11:00 a.m. – Dogwood Dell, Ha’Penny Stage

And the 2012 Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts will wrap up with Joseph on the main stage at 8:30 p.m. on July 27-29 and August 3-4!

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June 18th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

richmond freedom fest

Last weekend’s Juneteenth festivities are part of the City of Richmond’s Freedom Fest, which continues this week with a Dogwood Dell concert, dance theatre performance, and free canal boat rides.

Tuesday, June 19

A Night of Live Music!! (Free)
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Dogwood Dell Amphitheater, Garrett St. and Blanton Ave.
6:30 p.m. Freedom Drum Circle led by Rham Bhagat, Bring your drum & sit-in
7 p.m. James Gates Trio (jazz)
8 p.m. Jason Marsalis Vibes Trio (jazz)

Marcus D. Wiley Comedian (Free)
7 p.m. – Saint Paul’s Baptist Church, 4247 Creighton Rd., 23223
Join national gospel/radio personality “Bishop Secular” of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show in concert. For more information call (804) 643-4000.

Wednesday, June 20

Elegba Folklore Society Presents: African American Reflections on the Civil War (dance theatre)
7 p.m. – Pine Camp Arts and Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Rd., 23227
Witness the lives and roles of Africans and Africa’s descendants unfold in this drama that informs and empowers. Music and dance punctuate the stories of the spirit and magic of Africa, conditions of enslavement, resistance, the Black Dispatchers, United States Colored Troops, women in support, the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment. Ninety minutes with an intermission.

Historic Canal Tours (Free when you mention Freedom Fest)
Noon – 4 p.m. – 139 Virginia Street 23219
Tours run every hour on the hour
(Paid parking is available at 14th and Cary St.)

Marcus D. Wiley Comedian (Free)
7 p.m. – Saint Paul’s Baptist Church, 4247 Creighton Rd., 23223
Join national gospel/radio personality “Bishop Secular” of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show in concert. For more information call (804) 643-4000.

Thursday, June 21

Historic Canal Tours (Free if you mention Freedom Fest)
Noon – 4 p.m. at 139 Virginia St., 23219
Tours run every hour on the hour
(Paid parking is available at 14th and Cary St.)

Marcus D. Wiley Comedian (Free)
7 p.m. – Saint Paul’s Baptist Church, 4247 Creighton Rd., 23223
Join national gospel/radio personality “Bishop Secular” of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show in concert. For more information call (804) 643-4000.

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June 5th, 2012 by RichmondBargains


(From enrichmond.org)

The schedule for Dogwood Dell’s 56th Festival of the Arts has been posted!

This summer’s line-up includes a Freedom Fest Concert, Independence Day Celebration, Henley St. Theatre Co. performing The Liar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; events begin this Sunday evening:

    On the Dell Main Stage:

    JUNE
    10 – Orquesta Tropikiimba w/The Youth Salsa Orchestra (Minds Wide Open) 8pm
    14 – Faculty Lounge Lizards – jazz 8pm
    15 – Quintessential Jazz – jazz 8pm
    16 – KOS – (pop, rock, swing) 8pm
    17 – Movies Under the Stars 8:30pm
    19 – A Freedom Fest Concert
    Community Drum Circle on the lawn–
    Bring your drum. Open to all! 6pm
    James Gates Trio – jazz 7pm
    Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet 8pm
    22 – Slack Family Band — bluegrass 8pm
    23 – Cyrus McCormick and The Reapers – 50’s and 60’s rock 8pm
    24 – Prime Time Swing – big band 7pm
    28 – Curtain Warmer at the Carillon – Plum Blossom Strings 7 pm
    28 – Carillon Terrace – Marcolivia Chamber Music 7:30pm
    June 28 – July 1 – Henley St. Theatre Co. – “The Liar” 8:30pm

    JULY
    4 – Independence Day Celebration
    Susan Greenbaum 5:30pm
    Carillon Bell Concert featuring
    Larry Robinson (carillonuer) 7pm
    Richmond Concert Band 7:30pm
    7 – Plunky and Oneness – jazz fusion 8pm
    8 – The Finneys – Christian country gospel 7pm
    12 – Carillon Terrace – puppet show 6:30pm
    12 – Curtain Warmer at the Carillon – Ban Caribe 7 pm
    12 – Elegba Folklore Society – African dance, music, oral tradition 8:30pm
    13 – David Esleck – jazz 8pm
    14 – Celtibillies – Celtic and Americana music & dance 8pm
    15 – 3rd Annual Gospel Fest with The Belle 4-9:30pm
    An Evening of Gospel, Gospel Choirs, Soloists, Praise Dancers and Special Guests
    Co-Hosted by BET’s Dr. Bobby Jones and The Belle
    Special Tribute to Gospel Music Legend Larry Bland
    21 – 6th Annual Latin Jazz & Salsa Festival 7-10pm
    27 – Curtain Warmer at the Carillon – Lynn Ruehlmann – “Tales of Ancient Egypt” 6:45 pm
    27 – 29 – Musical “Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” 8:30pm
    27 – Movies Under the Stars 8:30 pm

    AUGUST
    3–4 – Musical “Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” 8:30pm

    On the Ha’Penny Stage

    JUNE
    17 – Gordon Slater – Carillon Bells 2 pm
    17 – Jonathan Austin – juggler 4 pm
    24 – Uncle Curt – magician 4pm
    27 – Bill Wellington – Radio WOOF 11 am
    29 – Nepal Dance Theatre – eastern Indian dance 11am

    JULY
    1 – Cindy and Shelley – It’s Easy to be Green songs and stories 4 pm
    6 – Ty-Rone Travis – ventriloquist 11 am
    8 – Applause Unlimited – puppetry 4pm
    13 – Diggity Dudes – kid rock n roll 11 am
    11 – Let’s Try on an Opera – music 11am
    13 – Safety House (fire safety for children) 11am
    18 – Dylan Pritchett – African American storyteller 11am
    20 – Dan Garneaux – Native American storyteller 11am
    22 – Chesterfield Childrens Theatre – Disney music Revue 4 pm
    27 – SPARC 11am
    29 – ZumbAtomic – dance and fitness 4 pm

    AUGUST
    1 – Stephen Christoff – Colonial American music 11 am
    3 – Life Stage – theatre 11am
    5 – Movies Under the Stars 8:30 pm

    Curtain Warmers at the Carillon
    Please stop by the Carillon Terrace to enjoy some pre-show entertainment and browse photos of the World War I Memorial Carillon, built as a tribute to those veterans who served in The Great War.
    June 28 – Plum Blossom Strings – chamber music – 7 pm
    July 12 – Ban Caribe – Afro-Caribbean music – 7 pm
    July 27 – Lynn Ruehlmann – “Tales of Ancient Egypt” — 6:45 pm

Dell Information
Byrd Park
6000 S. Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23220

Dogwood Dell is a 2,400 seat amphitheatre owned and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities and located in Byrd Park. Call (804) 646-1031 for program updates and information about season performances, or log onto www.richmondgov.com/parks.

Postponements
Due to brevity of many summer storms, programs are not cancelled or postponed until performance time. Please call (804) 646-DELL (646-3355) for cancellations.

Regulations
Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are prohibited in city parks. Animals are not permitted at Dogwood Dell. Regulations are enforced. Out of consideration for others, audience members are asked to confine smoking and cell phone usage to areas outside the Dell seating area. Audiences are requested to leave the park immediately following the late evening performances.

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June 4th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

The full 2012 schedule will be released shortly, but the Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities announced that the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will conclude the 56th annual Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell, with free performances on July 27 – 29, and August 3 and 4.

Interested in being in the show? Auditions are being held tonight June 4 and Tuesday night from 7-9pm at the Carillon in Byrd Park:

Director/choreographer Leslie Owens-Harrington and Musical Director Ben Miller seek approximately 18 men and women, ages 17 and up, to fill a variety of roles. Please prepare 16 – 32 bars of a song (musical theatre style preferred) and be prepared to move. Accompanist will be provided. No performers paid.

For more information please call Barbara Brock at 646-1031, or e-mail Barbara.Brock@richmondgov.com.

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