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Awesome Highlights – Light Festival – Summer of 2022 @ Pécs

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The Zsolnay Heritage Manager organized for tens of thousands of people interested this past Fall visiting the attractive venues.

The “Zsolnay Light Art” mapping competition venue was the most visited event this year during the Zsolnay Light Festival. In 2021 the 10 best audiovisual mapping works were created for the facade of Pécs Cathedral, harmonizing with the architecture, sacredness, spirituality and traditions of the building.

Aftermovie of 2021:

In 2022, July, 8-10  the visitors are welcome to the seven-time award-winning event!

Due to the Zsolnay Light Art – International Light Painting Competition with the selection of the best productions will start in the beginning of Spring 2022.

Within the special spectacular festival, will bring to life the façade of the Cathedral with the 3D light creations. The attractions of the Path of Light, street art productions, musical delicacies and light professional programs will also return to the city center.

The collaborating professional partner of the Zsolnay Light Art and the host of the competition is the group of Hungarian visual artists “Glowing Bulbs” – active over 21 years.

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Herald News: Temples of Arts – Hungarian National Theaters – Story of Salvador Dali’s path to surrealism.

Coming up at Hungarian National Theaters from December 16 the latest episode in the series of educational workshops on Temples of Art, which focuses on the period from the birth of Salvador Dali to his accession to the surrealist movement from 1904 to 1929.
The film, made with the support and professional assistance of the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation, presents unprecedented archival documents and footage of the youth of the master of surrealism, including details of Dali’s personal diary and recollections of contemporary interviews. Thanks to these, the painter’s youth emerges from a new perspective, which was undoubtedly greatly influenced by his brother’s infant death and his early insight into art history.
Dali first studied art at his hometown of Figueres and later in Madrid, where he met such influential personalities in the art world as Federico García Lorca
and Luis Buñuel. He first traveled to Paris as a young adult and then moved there shortly, where he met Miro, Picasso, and the surrealist group, which he joined in 1929.
The film explores the transformation of Dali’s art, following the process as his creative style shifted from the classical to the avant-garde in the early years of his career upon the influences he experienced. It shows how the inimitable vision and distinctive creative style that has now become an integral part of universal art has evolved.
The premier of David Pujol, who also recorded the previous Dali film – „In the Footsteps of Immortality” – released in 2018, will be screened on December, 17 at the Urania National Film Theater, where art historian Kata Bodor, curator of the University of Fine Arts

In addition to Urania National Theater the film will be screened also at several other locations throughout the country:  Debrecen, Szolnok, Szombathely, Pécs, Miskolc and Székesfehérvár.

The exclusive accompanying film for the art history documentary is the special animated short film Destino (Doom), which was co-produced by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney in 1945, but was interrupted by World War II and was not completed until 2003 by Disney Studio animators Roy. E. Disney – initiated by Walt Disney’s nephew. The end result is a wonderful short film about an unfulfilled love between a mortal girl and Kronos, the god of time, created with almost entirely traditional animation, in which a typical Disney female figure dances the story within a surreal setting full of countless song motifs.

The six-minute work, based on original drawings and storyboards, was first screened at the world’s largest animated film festival, Annecy, France, and was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category in 2004.

Distribute: Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

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Visit Badacsony Year Around to One of Hungary’s Greatest Wine Region

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Get on the Road … either week-by-week to visit another winery at the Badacsony wine region.

Badacsonytomaj, November 5, 2021 – The special face of Badacsony is shown at this time, a completely new experience awaits the traveler between the vineyards and the ancient walls of the cellars. Now, those interested can enter the world of winemakers as part of an exciting tasting trip at the Wine Roaming, which starts on November 13, where the winemaker and his family introduce themselves at the wine dinners and tell about their lives and everyday life.

Volcanoes, wines, flavors – and you personally. This awaits those who come to Badacsony all year round, as the wine region offers something unique and unrepeatable in every season. Although the character is defined by Lake Balaton, its atmosphere is much more complex, as it includes the flavor of the grapes, the minerality of the volcanic soil, the depth of the local flavors, and the hospitality and direct kindness of the people living here.

You can experience it all at one of the stations in the series of events, which will begin on November 13 and cover a total of 22 venues by the end of May 2022.

Wine roaming has now become a tradition in the wine region. It invites wine lovers to visit the wineries in autumn and winter, to discover the magical world of Badacsony wines, to taste the tastes of autumn and winter, and touring the vineyards.

The wine dinners feature unadulterated local flavors and mouth-watering menus made from local ingredients, where you can get to know the winemaker and family, sample local produce and tour the cellar with a farm guide.

Who somehow missed the chosen date, the winery will offer you a welcome offer the week after the wine dinner.

Fot those interested for further information can find out more about the stations and programs of the Wine Roaming drop over to: https://www.badacsony.com/en/news/tourinform-office-badacsony-2/

Pre-registration is required directly at the venues.

The dates and locations of the Wine Roaming are as follows:

2021. November 13, Tilia at the Badacsony Wine Restaurant, November 20, Folly Arboretum and Winery, November 27, Domaine Edegger Winery, December 11, Laposa Wine Terrace.

2022. January 8, Folly Arboretum and Winery, January 15,  Folly Arboretum and Winery, January 22,  Flat Wine Terrace, January 29, Mermaid Bistro Wine Bar, February 5,  Tarányi Press House 1780 Restaurant, February 12,  Neptune Badacsony, February 19,  Tarányi Press House 1780 Restaurantó, February 26, Dobosi-Stier Winery, March 12,  Hotel Bonvino Wine & Spa, March 19,  Németh Cellar, April 2,  Barber Family Winery, April 9,  VáliBor , April 16, Kalinics Estate, April 23, Wine Friends Restaurant, Pension, FATA Cellar, April 30, Sabar Wine House, May 7,  Red Vineyard and Wine Cellar, May 21, Brown Cellar, May 28, Kalinics Estate.

Wish to gather a full wine experience, spend the weekend in the region after a tasty wine dinner there are dozen-and-dozen spots to visit  at the Badacsony  region.

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Miskolc During the Advent Period

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Miskolc continues to be visited throughout the winter season with several venues to visit.

Those interested in the big city of Northern Hungary will not be left without offers during the winter. For years, Miskolc has been striving to live in the minds of those who want to relax as a four-season destination, a place worth visiting in any month of the year, because something exciting and extraordinary always happens.

The biggest attraction of the Advent period is Advent tram, which started its journey for the 10th time this year. The electric gingerbread house is waiting for the little ones and the big ones who want to be enchanted, with a fabulously decorated interior decorated in golden colors. The tram route is also home to the city’s Advent Fair, which is surrounded by light-strewn trees and light-painted buildings.

Miskolc is in a really lucky position, the Bükk Mountains offer invigorating tours all year round, you can enjoy a beautiful sunny, blue panorama even on foggy, gray days, looking down from the peaks higher than 900 meters. The Bánkút Ski Resort lovers of winter sports can find a home in one of the accommodations in Miskolc or Bükk and take part in the city’s cultural events in addition to physical refreshment institutions.

The winter months also include bathing experiences, in which case it is especially good to take a dip in the warm thermal pools. For bathing in the recreation area of ​​Miskolctapolca in the famous European Cave Bath and the Ellipsum Adventure where the guests are welcome to use the beach bath.

As the shadow of the pandemic that has lasted for almost a year and a half is still cast on tourism, it is vital that there are sights and experiences that they can be safely visited in accordance with regulations and are a lasting memory even on colder days.

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Special Musical Experiment Ráth Villa @ Budapest

Saturday, December, 11. 2021. – 6 p.m.

The musical trend of the turn of the century, musical impressionism, meets the tools and modern instruments of the 21st century in the program entitled Perrinpression  at the Ráth Villa. During the experiment, may hear details of pieces by authors such as Debussy, Erik Satie, Isaac Albéniz, Maurice Ravel, while the two musicians, Palotai Soma (Perrin) and Harmath Soma, add live instrumental and electronic themes and process the works. The program will be concert-like, in addition to listening to music, visual elements will also enrich the experience.

THE HISTORY OF GYÖRGY RÁTH VILLA

György Ráth (1828–1905) was the first director general of the Museum of Applied Arts. Thanks to his art collection, he was considered one of the greatest private collectors of his day. When setting up his collection, Ráth – just like many of his contemporaries – was inspired by interior design

In 1901 Ráth bought the villa in Városligeti fasor, which he and his wife furnished with artworks. To better suite this purpose, the building was transformed by Géza Györgyi, the staircase railing was made by Gyula Jungfer, an excellent wrought-iron artist at the turn of the century, and the staircase and the furnishings of the hall were made by an outstanding personality of Hungarian Art Nouveau, Pál Horti.

Ráth left all his worldly goods to his wife, Gizella Melcsiczky, who carried out his wish that his art collection be given to the Museum of Applied Arts after his death, with the stipulation that they would form “the National Hungarian György Ráth Museum constituting an auxiliary part of the Museum of Applied Arts, which is inalienable and must be maintained together with its collection”. As a result, the National Ráth György Museum was established in the villa from Ráth’s collection. In November 1906, the new attraction in the capital was opened to members of the press in a solemn ceremony, and on 8 January 1907 it was visited by the ruler himself, Franz Joseph I.

The collection was broken up after World War II, following the rise of communist power in 1948, purely for ideological reasons. The proletarian dictatorship considered it potentially harmful to maintain a bourgeois apartment in its original condition, and so singled out Ráth’s collection for eradication.

In early 1954 the building of the Ráth Museum was taken over by the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Eastern Asiatic Arts; the China exhibition was opened and for a while the building bore the name China Museum. The artworks were shared out among different museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Hungarian National Museum, the Hungarian National Gallery, the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Eastern Asiatic Arts and the Museum of Applied Arts. After the change of the political system the museum regained its original name but housed oriental exhibitions until its closure in 2014. György Ráth’s memory was kept alive only by a memorial room furnished in the reconstructed dining room.

In the autumn of 2018 the villa opens its doors with the permanent exhibition Art Nouveau – a Hungarian Perspective, displaying the finest selection of the Museum of Applied Arts’ Art Nouveau collection, making it thus available for the public during the years of reconstruction of the main building in Üllői út and at the same time treasuring the memory of the first director of the Museum, György Ráth.”

 Source Museum György Ráth

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Fabulous Advent Exhibition Castle Garden Bazaar @ Budapest

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Fairy tale calendar –  December ,10. 2021.

Free outdoor exhibition entitled Zoárd Nagy’s Christmas on the southern panoramic terrace within the framework of the festive program series of the Castle Garden Bazaar. The exhibition, open until January 15. 2022., pays homage to the 85th anniversary of Ervin Lázár’s birth.
For the seventh time, the Castle Garden Bazaar’s Advent series of events will be held until the end of December with free family programs, a contemporary applied arts fair and special music productions.
As part of the festive program series, a special open-air exhibition for young and old alike opened in December on the southern panoramic terrace of the Castle Garden Bazaar. The exhibition entitled The Fairytale Calendar – Christmas of Zoárd the Great is one of the histories of Hungarian literature
to his best-known storyteller. Lazarus commemorates Ervin, whose stories teach play, love, and morality in a unique tone.
On the occasion of the Advent weekends, on December 12, the Advent family programs of the Castle Garden Bazaar will move to the reborn Lovarda building, the renovated Budavár Palace District. In the free craft classes, participants can create festive decorations in a playful way. But interactive games also offer opportunities for family fun together. They teach play, love, and morality in a unique voice.

Snaps Source: Castle Headquarters

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One-of-a-kind Jewish Cultural Hub Opens in Hungary

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Press Release:

Theater, artisan café, community space – the launch of Golem Center, a unique, complex cultural center in the historic Jewish district of Budapest, tells a story of community sense and determination.

Budapest’s Golem Theater – the only professional Jewish theater in Hungary – was founded in 2005 by András Borgula who has been the artistic director since then. Working on a project-based model with renowned actors and leading theater professionals from the Hungarian contemporary art scene, Golem has no permanent ensemble. Additionally, having no own playhouse, the company was forced to perform at various venues since its founding.

Q.: ”We have always planned to move to a permanent base, which is an obvious advantage when you run a theater. For that very reason, I was delighted when, in 2019, Budapest’s District VII. municipality agreed to lease us one of their derelict premises, an old bakery in the very heart of the city’s Old Jewish Quarter” – tells Borgula, adding: Q.:”Given an ever-increasing appetite for arts and culture in Budapest, we decided to widen our scope and transform our operation from purely running a theater to opening a contemporary Jewish cultural center with complete programs.”

The newly launched Golem Theater and Center of Jewish Performing Arts is located in Budapest’s District VII, one of Europe’s must-see urban destinations with an unmatched atmosphere filled with living Jewish and multicultural traditions dating back to several hundred years. Besides housing Golem Theater’s repertoire and its performing art school, Golem Center will host contemporary music, dance, circus productions, as well as serve as an educational and information hub for the local Jewish community. Additionally, guests have the chance to relax in a welcoming café that offers traditional Jewish culinary reinvented.

Realigning during the pandemic Golem Theater and Center of Jewish Performing Arts … 3 Csanyi street, Budapest, Hungary http://www.hellogolem.com

The project is based on a public service contract where the municipality provides the venue, while Golem Theater operates the hub along with its own artistic programming and business plan. The renovation of the old building has been underway since 2019, financed by Golem resources, and with the help of private benefactors, corporate partners, crowdfunding. „In 2021, of course, the pandemic created a whole new situation. We were forced to stop playing live and adapt to the restrictions. We streamed our shows and, as a forerunner of our café, we started our home delivery service” – tells Borgula, adding: „In the end, we managed to open in autumn 2021, and we are happy to house our shows in this historic building and welcome our guests in our brand new café and community space.”

After the launch in October, a lot of works are still underway. As Borgula puts it: „It’s a neverending story for us, still we love every single moment of it. As cheesy as it sounds, it is a dream came true”.

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Margaret Watkins’ “Black Light” Exhibition

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Gergő Borbás presents a subjective guided tour November, 18. 2021. – 6 p.m.

“Born in Hamilton, Ontario… brought up on pictures and music … “I adore cheese and do my own carpentering!” –

Margaret Watkins, 15 June 1923

In this subjective guided tour I would like to explore, together with the audience, Margaret Watkins’ interesting life through her hidden legacy. Watkins was the one who found art in advertising photography, and her work continues to influence current trends in the industry. And yet, she has remained unknown to wider audiences, until now. In my tour I would like to find new horizons and widen our perspectives to understand what influenced Watkins’ work from the world around and inside her.

Gergő Borbás is an actor, director and creative producer in Budapest. He is artistic director of the Right Here, Right Now Theater and Community Center, director-producer of Personal Histories Budapest, and program manager of JCC Budapest – Bálint Ház Jewish Community Center. Gergő also hosts a weekly YouTube series, called “I Brought Coffee,” in co-operation with the Art is Business Initiative. The series aims to connect the corporate and cultural spheres through shared values and interests, in order to create beneficial co-operations.

With Women Behind the Camera, an event series that runs until January, take a look at the creative work of women and questions related to female creativity, with the help of guest speakers.

To register for the event, post an email to maimano@maimano.hu, with the subject “Guided tour – 18 November.” to join the guided tour with your exhibition ticket. The usual concessions apply.

Wearing a medical mask is recommended in the exhibition halls of Mai Manó House, and it is mandatory during the guided tours, and inside the book store and the library.

Source – Mai Maó House

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Creppy’s “Palacsinta” Pancake from Miskolc to Las Vegas

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Participated upon invitation at the Creepy „Palacsinta” Pancake House at the City of Miskolc – Northern region of Hungary. Our host was the owner – brand creatorv Ms. Réka Oszlánczi who introduced us into the history of Creppy itself by adding her way by characterizing the venue as „Creppy the Pancake Disneyland.”

Just for a second let’s talk about the birth of the „Palacsinta” Pancake … Most food historians say that the earliest pancake-like dish, was made by Romans in the 1st century CE from milk, flour, egg, and spices.The Ancient Romans called their fried concoctions alia dulcia – Latin for “other sweets”. These were much different from what are known as pancakes today.

Many are aware of the widely made around the World of Pancakes, but each country has difference between pancakes-and-pancakes. In Hungary today some still continue to prepare the tradition pancakes by filling home-made plum or paricot jam or sweet cottage cheese, and you’ll usually find them served up as dessert … (just as the Gundel Palacsinta but that is another story).

Of course once the visitors experienced the Creppy „Palacsinta” Pancake they will surely taste another dimension of “Palacsinta” -Pancake!

Creepy journey on the road to fame from the City of Miskolc -Hungary to Las Vegas – USA … Why? Read onwards…

The small family business was born and leading an unique specialty gastronomy since 2006 … Just 15 years ago! Since then the flavor of a unique world. Not only has the news spread, but the sublime flavor of Creppy „Palacsinta” Pancakes itself has proven to be the Queen in the world of special flavors.

Besides the tourist attractions of Miskolc, it would be a sin to miss the Creppy „Palacsinta” Pancake House!  It ain’t easy to simply speak about the experience. The tasty delights speak for themselves and a must visit venue by everyone rolling over to Miskolc.

The word for pancake in Hungarian is “Palacsinta”. The Hungarian pancakes are thin and crepe-like. Here at the Creepy House all yummies are wrapped in pancake. Are both served sweet and salty options which makes them stand out among the rest of pancakes around the world. Besides the tourist attractions of Miskolc, it would be a sin to miss the Creppy „Palacsinta” Pancake House!  It ain’t easy to simply speak about the experience. The tasty delights speak for themselves and a must visit venue by everyone rolling over to Miskolc.

The pancakes are heavenly delicous for breakfast – appetizers – lunch – supper or simply serve your body eager for sweeties or salty pancake. Entering into the Creppy “Palacsinta” Pancake House you can get to know and taste the thousand faces of pancakes. What is really unique at the Miskolc Pancake „Palacsinta” House is that instead of of breading (flour/eggs/breadcrums) they covering pork meat, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese or cheese etc. the meals wrapped in pancakes. The pancake dishes base on the traditional Hungarian and also international flavors which means absolutely Made in Hungary and are absolute wildly popular, furthermore gluten-free, flour-sensitive people can also consume it.

It may happen a visitor or tourist cannot find easily the route to Creppy, because the streets have hardly no names (just as in Dublin) but ask anyone where the road leads to he Creppy „Palacsinta” Pancake House and Bingo you got it!

The restaurant’s founding owner, Réka Oszlánczi earned the Hope of the Future Special Award in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year category in 2014. She is also the creator of Creppy Pancake House, and a member of the International Franchise Association and Vice President of FIVOSZ.

The Miskolc Creppy, one of the best in Europe, represented Hungary at the world competition in Las Vegas, where it was selected as one of the 12 most promising franchise concepts in the world. Creppy’s franchise system has been named among the world’s best at the International Franchise Association (IFA) annual congress.

In 2020 Creppy’s founder, Ms Réka Oszlánczi, received the ‘Miskolc City Tourism Award’ from the city of Miskolc for her contribution to the revival and revitalisation of tourism in the city of Miskolc.

Overview of the presentation … Have won several national and international awards (see slideshow). The franchise concepts of several innovative Hungarian companies from Hungary and abroad have been recognized. Redefined the very essence of catering and proved that pancakes can satisfy any culinary need. Over the past 15 years they have cooked at least 1 million pancakes in their now high-tech equipped kitchen. She also said onwards Q.:”Thee regulars of the increasingly successful Hungarian brand consumed more than 48,370 pancakes last year, 2/3 of which were salty pancakes. The popularity of salty flavors are most liked by the Hungarians respondents within the research were 18.2% and 12.1% preferring sweet Creppy pancakes. The facts show that the work invested has paid off. Over the past 15 years, the pancake-based catering business has grown to become a major player in the region. A well-established franchise system can also bring success to business partners. There are a good number of interested parties not only from Hungary but also from abroad, as the know-how speaks for itself. The company, now known as the Creppy Center, which also has a pancake center, offers a recipe for success to like-minded partners with similar values. he pancake brand is characterized by more than 300 own recipes, unique flavors and creative uses. The 15 types of Creppy ingredients will soon be available in retail. Through the application the customers can order their meal at their table. The Creppy “Palacsinta” Pancake House opened in Debrecen in 2019, then Gyula in 2020, which were forced to close due to Covid.

Thereafter, immediately to the sudden change in circumstances switched to home delivery. On March 28, 2020 at Miskolc had to close, however managed to keep the 20 employees for external orders.
Traffic fell by 30-40% but somehow they remained to carry on. They have a good team and have ongoing training.

As Ms. Réka Oszlánczi stated This could also be a milestone for Hungarian gastronomy, as our country is not only famous for goulash and red pepper, but also for its special pancakes, thanks to the Miskolc-based company.

The Creppy Center is a multifunctional experience center in the heart of Miskolc, next to the „PalacsintaHáz” – Pancake House, which can host weddings and corporate events. Equipped with high-tech equipment, the multifunctional complex includes an event hall for up to 100 people, which can host large-scale events. The center, tastefully decorated in Creppy design, also serves as a franchise training and operating base. Creppy continues to support DVTK’s women’s basketball team.

The highly successful Creppy wine has also recently made its debut, a special wine from the emerging Bükk Wine Region.

In the past 15 years, there has been made more than 1 million crepes – „Palacsinta”, 2/3 of which were savoury crepes, so you could say that Hungarians are rather ‘salty’ in taste when it comes to “Palacsinta” – Pancake.

Mr. Zoltán Reimann – local historian, explained the recipe for success: “Réka Oszlánczi, the founder-owner of Creppy Pancake House, is one of the most talented young entrepreneurs in the country and works extremely hard for her business. She is a confident, professional businesswoman, who radiates a desire to do something and a love of the city.

Creppy’s 15th Birthday was celebrated in a great atmosphere, with Réka Oszlánczi, founder-owner, enchanting everyone with her passionate summary. We toured the Creppy Center event center, saw the Creppy’s Showed the Pancake Eater Wall of Fame and the awards the restaurant has received over the years.  Pancake Patrik is Creppy’s very own mascot character and as said is a family favorit. Patrik Pancake told a pancake story about his gastronomic travels abroad. On special events he entertains the kids, tells them about his gastronomic travels abroad.

The Creppy „Palacsinta” Pancake House invited the press representatives with a taste of three different (salty and sweet) pancake-based, mouthwatering flavours dishes. Actually, it is pretty impossible to express in words the effects that the taste buds have had the experience …. it was majestic!

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19th Mittelcinemafest @ Budapest

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From November 6 to 16. 2021., ITALIAN Film Festival will arrive @ Budapest again. This year, the 19th Central-European Italian Film Festival – “Mittelcinemafest” will be held. The festival is a jointly event organized together with the Italian Cultural Institute – Budapest and the Istituto Luce-Cinecittà. The Hungarian audience will be able to see a dozen – the latest and greatest – Italian works, including several festival successes in the original language, with Hungarian subtitles. Screenings will be held in the Pushkin and Tabán cinemas – Budapest. Most movies are only screened overall once, so it’s worthwhile getting your tickets before they are out.

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