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The Traveling Echoes - Celebrating 61 Years !!!!

Date(s): 7/26/2015

2:30 pm ... doors open 1:30 pm

Council of Organization Bldg. Meridian, MS
The Traveling Echoes - Celebrating 61 Years of singing
God's praises.
Calling all groups, choirs, soloists and Praise Teams.
Donation is only $5 ...(if you are not singing with a group)

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Christopher Cross Sails into the MSU Riley Center - August 8th

Date(s): 8/8/2015

7:30 pm ..... see schedule also

MSU Riley Center
Christopher Cross Sails into the MSU Riley Center

MERIDIAN, MS – Christopher Cross, who made the most spectacular debut in Grammy Awards history, will bring his easy-on-the-ears jazz-pop music to the MSU Riley Center on Saturday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m.

A pre-show party with refreshments will start at 6 p.m. in the Grand Lobby.

Cross’s 1979 debut album, Christopher Cross, won five Grammy Awards, including the big four: Album, Song, and Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. The album spawned the number one hit “Sailing” as well as “Never Be the Same,” “Say You’ll Be Mine,” and “Ride Like the Wind.” In 1981, Cross won an Academy Award for Best Song with “Arthur’s Theme (Best You Can Do)” from the movie Arthur.

Cross has continued writing songs and performing ever since, often surprising concertgoers with his guitar skills. Remarkably, his soaring tenor voice remains as supple and sweet as ever. Whenever he takes the stage, he still takes listeners sailing away to paradise.

For fans of: Michael McDonald, Firefall, Kenny Loggins

What critics say: “Cross’s music not only holds up nearly 35 years later, but may be a better fit for these times, when musical lines are blurred and fractured.” – John J. Moser, Lehigh Valley Music

Tickets are $59 and $53 at the MSU Riley Center Box Office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can be purchased online at www.msurileycenter.com or by calling the box office at 601.696.2200.

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“Country music from Mississippi,”

Date(s): 6/23/2015, 6/24/2015, 6/25/2015, 6/26/2015, 6/27/2015, 6/28/2015, 6/29/2015, 6/30/2015, 7/1/2015, 7/2/2015, 7/3/2015, 7/4/2015, 7/5/2015, 7/6/2015, 7/7/2015, 7/8/2015, 7/9/2015, 7/10/2015, 7/11/2015, 7/12/2015, 7/13/2015, 7/14/2015, 7/15/2015, 7/16/2015, 7/17/2015, 7/18/2015, 7/19/2015, 7/20/2015, 7/21/2015, 7/22/2015, 7/23/2015

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Mississippi to Nashville - Behind the Unveiling
June 16, 2015
Posted by:
Barry Mazor
Music & Arts


Guest post written by Barry Mazor

“Country music from Mississippi,” all of us who have worked on conceiving, researching, designing and launching the Mississippi Country Music Trail and its markers have realized, had not been a subject as often discussed or understood as widely as Mississippi Blues, the subject of the state’s first, impactful music trail. From the planning of the very first Country Music Trail marker, unveiled in June, 2010—appropriately enough, the marker for “The Father of Country Music,” Jimmie Rodgers, in Meridian—an important goal was to shed light on how remarkable Mississippi’s contribution to country music has been, and to show how the shared culture, rhythms and musical style Magnolia State music makers brought to country music changed it, everywhere.

Those aspirations made the recent unveiling of the 29th trail marker, the first Country Music Trail marker placed outside of Mississippi itself, at 1111 16th Avenue South in the heart of Nashville’s Music Row, an especially satisfying milestone. It acknowledges and celebrates Mississippians’ rich and varied contributions in the country music capital, from the 1920s to this day.

The satisfaction was partly personal for me, as a Nashville resident honored to serve as the historian/researcher for the trail, and proud to be able to share the story we’re telling with the musicians and residents and innumerable country music fan visitors up here. It was professional, too, recalling very well how often the biographical details, the telling photos and graphics and rare record scans seen on Mississippi Country Music Trail markers all over the home state had been found among the family keepsakes of of music makers who’d made the trip, as the new marker heralds, from “Mississippi to Nashville.”

Country fans, media, Nashville-based Mississippians and dignitaries were all on hand June 4, as the marker was unveiled by Visit Mississippi Director Malcolm White, Hattiesburg’s songwriting hit maker Craig Wiseman, ace of all country music Marty Stuart (both of whom are on this marker; a marker back home in Philadelphia, MS also celebrates Marty’s career) and yours truly.

With the sheer breadth of the story this marker tells, I can assure you, it was a real challenge just to be sure that the broad cast of talents entitled to this lasting “cast iron” recognition were properly included. The singers, pickers, songwriters and record producers visitors to the “Mississippi to Nashville” will be seeing honored range from globally recognized country-changing stars—from Jimmie Rodgers and Elvis Presley to Tammy Wynette, Charley Pride, Conway Twitty, Faith Hill and Bobbie Gentry, to the writers (often multiple threat writer-performer-producers) such as Hank Cochran, Johnny Russell, Carl Jackson, Mac McAnally and Paul Overstreet who made so many songs the superstars sing—so often, songs about Mississippi.

It all adds up.

Mississippi’s Nashville music makers, so often lured to Music City by the sounds of the Grand Ole Opry calling to them as it reached the radios of their childhoods in the night, brought that homebred, expressive mix of Deep South soul, Delta blues, Southern gospel and R&B right along with them in the country music they’ve made and are making. It’s meant that country is not all and solely about the “pristine” sounds of those ancient Appalachian hills of legend. Country has been a lot more fun, varied, and, for want of a better word, plain moister, because Mississippians have made so much of it.

It’s great to be able to spread the word. On cast iron.

Barry Mazor is the historian for the Mississippi Country Music Trail, and a longtime music, media, and business journalist. He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and to the online music magazine medium/cuepoint, and is the author of "Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music" and "Meeting Jimmie Rodgers." He is the former senior editor and columnist for No Depression magazine and his work has appeared in numerous publications, including American Songwriter, the Nashville Scene, the Village Voice, and the Washington Post. He was awarded the Charlie Lamb Award for Excellence in Country Music Journalism in 2008. He lives in Nashville, TN.
See these fine articles ...

http://www.visitmississippi.org/blog/ms-to-nashville-behind-the-unveiling

https://leskerr.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/the-mississippi-nashville-music-connection/

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Jeff and Sheri Easter in Concert ...

6:00 pm

Southeast Lauderdale Middle School Auditorium
FM Promotions presents ... Jeff and Sheri Easter in Concert ...
April 18th at the Southeast Lauderdale Middle School
Auditorium - Beginning at 6:00 pm.
All Tickets are General Admission $12 in advance - $17 day of show.
Can be purchased on line at itickets.com or call (800) 965-9324

Meridian Cycles, Highway 80 / 19 North - Meridian
George's Auto Parts 408 Highway 16 West - DeKalb
Richard Ferguson (601) 416-1630
Also - Southeast High School Office
Richard Ferguson (601) 416-1630

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Jimmie Rodgers Talent Competition - "Country / Gospel"

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Meridian City hall Green
Jimmie Rodgers Talent Competition - "Country / Gospel"
2 divisions ... Adult and Youth.
Win prizes and an opportunity to appear on stage at the
Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival
May 1st & 2nd

(601) 934-3528
(601) 934-4344

www.wtok.com
www.jimmierodgers.com
www.jimmierodgersmusicfestival.com

bebe123990@msn.com
bebestuartjones@comcast.net
(601) 934-3528
(601) 934-4344

www.wtok.com
www.jimmierodgers.com
www.jimmierodgersmusicfestival.com

bebe123990@msn.com
bebestuartjones@comcast.net

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The Young Professionals of Meridian announce 59Twenty Music Fest Lineup

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The Young Professionals of Meridian ....
We are pleased to announce our 2015 59Twenty Music Festival Lineup!!
Tickets are officially on sale! $20 in advance, $30 day of event.
http://59twentymusicfestival.bpt.me/

On The Main Stage
The Wailers
Drivin N Cryin
Black Pistol Fire
Old Southwest

On The Local Stage
The Mississippi Shakedown
Storage 24

Please join us for a great day of music and fun in downtown Meridian
while benefiting a great cause in theCare Lodge Domestic Abuse Shelter!

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The Florida Boys ... in Concert

6:30 pm

Temple Theatre Meridian, MS
Lauderdale County Habitat For Humanity presents ...
The Florida Boys ... in Concert
Thursday, Oct. 16th at the Temple Theatre beginning at 6:30 pm
ALSO ... Featuring...
St. Paul United Methodist Church "Sweet Spirits Inspirational Choir"
Tickets ...
Advance $15
At the door $20
Tickets can be purchased at The Bible Book Store
820 23rd Ave.
Meridian, MS

Lauderdale County Habitat For Humanity ... Raising The Roof !
Celebrating 25 Years !

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2014 Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest

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Meridian Main Street Announcement
PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release
September 3, 2014
Meridian, Mississippi

CONTACT: Meridian Main Street
Debby Delshad - (601) 693-7480
debby@meridianmainstreet.com

RE: 2014 Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest

Meridian Main Street, in partnership with Lauderdale County Tourism, and local sponsors proudly invite you to enjoy the Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest on October 24-25, 2014 at three venues (Weidmann's, The Brickhaus Bar & Grill and Faces Lounge) in downtown Meridian, Mississippi, from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Eighteen songwriters from Alabama and Mississippi include Steve Deaton, Scott Albert Johnson, accompanied by Chalmers Davis, Bob Ray, Wes Lee, Joe Plunkett, Zachary Diedrich, Melissa Joiner, Bryan Hayes, Jim Oakes, Derek Norsworthy, Christina Christian, Abigail Osteen, Taylor Craven, Thomas Jackson, and more.


The Hwy 80 Songwriting Workshop facilitator, Marty Gamblin, Executive Director for the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center said, "Songwriters are the very backbone of the creative process." Through The Montgomery Institute's West Alabama/East Mississippi Initiative to build rural communities through creative economic development, and brainstorming, partnerships formed between Mississippi and Alabama and the first Highway 80 "Tastes" were held in Demopolis, AL and Meridian, MS in 2013.

"We're very excited to be included as a venue for the Hwy 80 Songwriters Festival," said Ken Flynt, co-owner of The Brickhaus. "I made it to Demopolis last year and was very impressed by the talent. Music and songwriting is an important part of our Southern Culture and the Brickhaus is committed to fostering the Music Scene in East Mississippi and West Alabama."

The mission of the Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest is to provide songwriters opportunities to expand their network and a stage to showcase original works in communities along the Highway 80 corridor. The educational aspect will have songwriters and students writing lyrics and putting them to music at Poplar Springs Elementary School. The two-hour workshop held by Marty Gamblin, will be held at Union Station Saturday the 25th at 10:00 a.m. The workshop is open to anyone wanting to learn more about songwriting and the business of songwriting. Reaching across the state line expands tourism, and gives smaller rural communities along the Hwy. 80 corridor an opportunity to highlight their area by participating at host songwriter venues. This is a wonderful collaboration bringing the talents of songwriters to the place that can best showcase their work.

Meridian Main Street
2120 - A Main (5th) St.
Meridian, Mississippi 39301
601-693-7480

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The Sucarnochee Revue

7:00 pm

Temple Theatre Downtown - Meridian, MS
Don't miss this scheduled event of favorite locals and those near by, as they bring the finest in music and entertainment ... featuring your host, Jacky Jack White, a well-known artist seasoned in music writing and performance.
Doors open at 6:00 pm ... Showtime is at 7:00 pm
at the Temple Theatre in Meridian, MS

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Suits - Boots & Bluegrass Gospel Charity Concert

6:00 - 10:00 pm

MSU Riley Center Meridian, MS
Don't miss the Suits - Boots & Bluegrass Gospel Charity Concert,
Sept. 12th at the MSU Riley Center from 6:00 - 10 pm
Tickets are only $29
... a premier Bluegrass gospel event to raise money for 3 charities.

Feed by Faith
Hope Village and
Jimmie Rodgers Foundation

featuring - The Bankesters
EMI Sunshine and the Rain
Nu Blu - Dixie Flavor Balos Family ... plus
Meridian's own Britt Gully - Aka "Jimmie Rodgers"
There will be a Silent Auction as well
Don't you dare miss it !!!

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59Twenty Music Festival Line Up Announced - 2014

1:00 pm

On the front lawn of City Hall Meridian, MS
59Twenty Music Festival Line Up Announced

Meridian, MS - The 59Twenty Music Festival was started in 2011 by the Young Professionals of Meridian as a fundraiser to support the Care Lodge, a local domestic violence shelter serving a nine county area in East Mississippi. The next event will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014, on the front lawn of City Hall. The festival will feature four bands on the main stage from 1 p.m. until 11 p.m., as well as local artists performing on a second stage between acts.




Headlining the event this year will be the Marshall Tucker Band. The six-man group has been touring the nation since the early 70's and is still led by founding member Doug Gray. They play songs that have stood the test of time, and that every generation is sure to recognize, like "Can't you See," "Fire On the Mountain," and "Heard It In a Love Song."




Hitting the main stage, prior to the Marshall Tucker Band, will be the return of Rosco Bandana. "The band was such a huge hit last year that our committee decided we had to try and bring them back. I think every person that attended left there a Rosco Bandana's fan," said YPM President Meredith Rea.




Also playing on the main stage will be Nelo and Surviving Allison. Nelo, an alternative rock band from Dallas, TX, was formed in 2005 and has played at venues such as Austin's SXSW Music Conference and Austin City Limits Festival. Surviving Allison is a high energy, pop-rock band from North Mississippi. In 2012 they participated in five battle of the band contests and won all five.




This year's 59Twenty Music Festival is sure to cater to a wide range of musical tastes. As always, this if a family friendly event and children 12 and under enter for free. There will be plenty of food, drink and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased locally at Harry Mayer Clothiers, Meridian Underground Music, and the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation. Online tickets are available at www.59twenty.com or www.ypmeridian.com.




For more information call 601-693-1306. Up to date information can always be found on the 59Twenty Music Festival Facebook and Twitter pages.





The Young Professionals of Meridian are a part of the East Mississippi Development Foundation, a non-profit organization. Their mission is to provide a proactive and collective voice for young professionals through social interaction and community involvement. More information can be found at www.ypmeridian.com.


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Mt. Zion UMC - Quartet / Choir Program

3:00 pm

Mt. Zion UMC
There will be a quartet/choir program at Mt. Zion UMC, November 17 at 3 p.m. Some of the groups/choir that will be on program is as following

MT ENON CHOIR, KINGS OF JOY , and PLEASANT VALLEY CHURCH.
Sponsored by the Mt. Zion Lodge #185.

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After 5 Alive Concert

5:00 pm

Dumont Plaza Downtown - Meridian, MS
The concert tonight, October 17th,
features Southern Drive.
Come out after work for this FREE concert.
Don't forget your lawn chair!


JOIN US TONIGHT AT DUMONT PLAZA 5PM!



Meridian Main Street

2120 - A Main (5th) St.

Meridian, Mississippi 39301

601-693-7480

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Meridian Main Street Presents ... After 5 Alive

5:00 pm

Dumont Plaza
After 5 Alive ... Oct. 3rd
The first in a line-up of scheduled Thursday evening eventds for the
month of October - for further information of talent, contact:

Meridian Main Street
2120 - A Main (5th) St.
Meridian, Mississippi 39301
601-693-7480

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Ronnie Dunn at MSU Riley Center

7:30 pm

MSU RILEY CENTER
Ronnie Dunn is one of country music's most recognizable voices and one of the most acclaimed country music entertainers. His fresh contemporary single "Kiss You There" leaped onto the sales charts the moment it was unveiled online. Dunn and Kix Brooks were the industry's most award-winning duo and were named Entertainers of the Year four times. They garnered 20 Country Music Association Awards and 28 Academy of Country Music Awards - more than any other artist in ACM history. Dunn debuted his self-titled solo album in 2011. It launched the Top 10 "Bleed Red," Top 20 "Cost of Livin'," and Top 40 "Let the Cowboy Rock."


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013, 7:30PM, $69, $63, PRE-SHOW 6PM
CALL THE MSU RILEY CENTER TODAY TO GET YOUR TICKETS! 601.696.2200

Meridian Main Street

2120 - A Main (5th) St.

Meridian, Mississippi 39301

601-693-7480

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Randy Houser Headlines Jimmie Rodgers' Celebration

6:30 pm

Temple Theatre Downtown Meridian, MS
Meridian Main Street Announcement ...
Meridian - let's pack the seats at the Temple Theater!
JRF Birthday Celebration

September 5
Event: JRF Birthday Celebration
Featuring: Randy Houser, Kent Blazey, Dallas Davidson, and Rob Hatch
Location: Temple Theatre
Address: 2320 8th Street, Meridian, MS 39301
Time: 6:30 pm

Reserved Seats - $30

General Admission - $20

The Jimmie Rodgers Foundation presents RANDY HOUSER & FRIENDS!

Mississippi native Randy Houser has been burning up the country music charts with such hits asBoots On, How Country Feels, and his most recent hit Runnin Outta Moonlight. Houser will be joined on stage by fellow Nashville songwriters Kent Blazey, Dallas Davidson, and Rob Hatch. Blazey achieved massive artistic success with If Tomorrow Never Comes as performed by Garth Brooks. Davidson has been tapped as CMA's 'Songwriter of the Year' for the past five years straight. Hatch has ten No. 1 hits to his credit. Quite a lineup!

Tickets can be purchased at the Temple Theatre box office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets can also be ordered by contacting the box office at 601-693-5353.

Jimmie Rodgers was born on September 8, 1897 in Meridian, Miss. 2013 would have been his 116th birthday. To further celebrate his life and career, the Jimmie Rodgers Museum will be open to the public FREE ADMISSION Sunday, September 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Museum is located at 1725 Jimmie Rodgers Drive, Meridian, Miss. For more information, contact the Jimmie Rodgers Museum
at 601-485-1808.

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Jimmie Rodgers - 116th Year Birthday Anniversary

6:30 pm

Temple Theatre Meridian, MS
Jimmie Rodgers - 116th Year Birthday Anniversary ...
Sept. 5th ...
featured guest will be: Randy Houser and friends.
This is a night for singers, songwriters and music-lovers alike.
Tickets:
$30 Reserved
$20 General Admission
Tickets can be purchased, "in person," at the Temple Box Office ...
Monday - Friday from 10 am - 2 pm ... or order by mail, by calling
the Temple Box office at (601) 693-5353.

For adittional info ... call the Jimmie Rodgers Museum ...
Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm at (601) 485-1808 or ...
go on-line at www.jimmierodgers.com

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The Inspirations - in Concert

Date(s): 7/12/2013

7:00 pm

Temple Theatre
The Jimmie Rodgers Foundation presents ....
The Inspirations - in Concert - July 12th at 7:00 pm
Temple Theatre
A & B Section $15 in advance
C Section $10 in advance
All seats additional $5 day of show
Tickets on sale at Bible Book Store
Call Richard Ferguson - (601) 416-1630
Call Richard Ferguson - (601) 416-1630

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Magnificent Clouds of Joy 43rd Year Appreciation

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You are cordially invited to come and magnify the LORD with us in our annual celebration honoring the MAGNIFICIENT CLOUDS OF JOY of Lauderdale, MS 43rd Year Appreciation. It will be worth your while, because you will be in for a treat.

Part I
When: September 17, 2011 (Saturday Evening)
Time: 6:00pm
Where: Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Porterville, MS
Pastor, Tony Hubbard

Part II
When: September 18, 2011 (Sunday Evening)
Time: 2:30pm
Where: Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Porterville, MS
Pastor, Tony Hubbard

For more information, please contact:
Alexander Mitchell, Booking Manager
3147 Old Rock Road
Porterville, MS 39352
(662) 476-5733

Al Mitchell (601) 863-6346

Darrin Mitchell (601) 527-2888

You may also contact any member of the group

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Lou's Pavilion

6:30p.m.-until

Lou's Pavilion is located 5 miles East of Sebastopol on HWY492.
Still got Cabin Fever?Come on down to Lou's Pavilion and see the "Sistrunk Sisters" Saturday April 3RD 6:30p.m.-until.Also at Lou's Pavilion will be performing "Crossroad Bluegrass"and "Hayes Crossing".So get rid of the winter blues and spring forward to Lou's Pavilion located 5 miles East of Sebastopol on HWY 492.
If you have any questions call Kenneth Graham at 601-692-8840.

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Gospel Singing

6:00-9:00pm

Long Creek Community Cllub
Gospel singing all singers and pickers welcome. Bring a gift for nursing home patients and a covered dish to share.

Expense offering taken.
Contact Bruce for more information at (601) 282-5269.

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Meridian Community College Big Band Bash

7-11 p.m.

Highland Park, Frank Cochran Center
Carey Smith leads the MCC Band for your listening and dancing pleasure. This is the 26th annual event. Admission is $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/26412744.html | 26412744

Sandy Ridge Bluegrass Park

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Sandy Ridge Bluegrass Park in Clarke County, MS
The Sandy Ridge Bluegrass Park is still going strong with get togethers
every 4th weekend of the month,"Thursday, Friday and Saturday,"
For August it will begin on the 21st.
This is good clean family entertainment.
Pick or listen inside the A/C facility or hang around the porch or parking area.
Be sure and tell your friends.
"BLUEGRASS RULES!"
(601) 917-5014
(601) 693-2996
(601) 485-3961 after 6:00 pm

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