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Ben Elliot 1952-2020
Ben Elliot 1952-2020
Back in December of 2018 I had the honor of interviewing Ben Elliot, Owner of Showcase Studios and American Showcase Records about his process of recording and on Showcase Studios. As we mourn his passing it is also to important to celebrate his spirit. You can click on the link to listen to Ben and get a sense of his humor and love of the music and the musicians he has worked with over the years. RIP Ben ..

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Mike Mattison is Making a Scene
HOME PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Mike Mattison Mike Mattison is a…

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Stephen Cooper is Making a Scene
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Tas Cru is Making a Scene
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Juliana MacDowell is Making a Scene!
HOME PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Juliana MacDowell Juliana MacDowell is a singer-songwriter, living…

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Albert Castiglia is Making a Scene
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Ryan Perry Is Making a Scene
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Leroy Ellington is Making a Scene
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Teghan Devon is Making a Scene
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Sugar Blue is Making a Scene
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Bear Williams is Making a Scene
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Bill Sibley is Making a Scene
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Emma Hill is Making a Scene
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Betty Fox is Making a Scene
HOME PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Betty Fox With an extensive background…

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Jeni Grouws is Making a Scene
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Mary Jo Curry is Making a Scene
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Maya Rae is Making a Scene
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Harper is Making a Scene
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Don Ender is Making a Scene
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CD Reviews

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John Blues Boyd What My Eyes Have Seen…
John Blues Boyd What My Eyes Have Seen… Gulf Coast Records John Blues Boyd was…

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The Southbound Snake Charmers To The Bone
The Southbound Snake Charmers To The Bone You know in life ,if you get the…

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Laila Biali Out of Dust
Laila Biali Out of Dust Self-released (in U.S.) labels elsewhere We are reminded constantly that…

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Schapiro 17 New Shoes: Kind of Blue at 60
Schapiro17 New Shoes: Kind of Blue at 60 Summit As you all know, Miles Davis’…

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Beano Mojohand
Beano Mojohand Beano Mojohand How do I find the words to start this review, normally…

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J.C. Hopkins Biggish Band New York Moment
J.C. Hopkins Biggish Band New York Moment Twee-Jazz As the name implies, this band is…

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Albert Castiglia Wild and Free
Albert Castiglia Wild and Free Gulf Coast Records A young Albert Castiglia served his apprenticeship…

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Jim Gustin & Truth Jones Lessons Learned
Jim Gustin & Truth Jones Lessons Learned Self-released Jim Gustin’s force-of-nature voice evokes Long John…

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Chicago Yestet Not There Yet
Chicago Yestet Not There Yet Tiddlywinks Music You’ve heard of quartets, quintets, septets and others…

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Backtrack Blues Band Your Baby Has Left
Backtrack Blues Band Your Baby Has Left Vizztone Label Group Sonny Charles, founded the Backtrack…

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Alex Dixon presents The Real McCoy
Alex Dixon presents The Real McCoy Featuring Lewis “Big Lew” Powell Vintage Dixon Dixon Landing…

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Mark Telesca Higher Vibrations
Mark Telesca Higher Vibrations Independent Originally from New York City Mark Telesca held the “bass…

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Mark Erelli Blindsided
Mark Erelli Blindsided Self-released Singer-songwriter Mark Erelli has done all his solo work in the…

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Clare Free Where Are You Now
Clare Free Where Are You Now As a lover of music there is no greater…

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Jenny Davis Rearranged
Jenny Davis Rearranged Three Penny Just seeing the name Jenny Davis, not to mention her…

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Watermelon Slim Traveling Man
Watermelon Slim Traveling Man Northern Blues Music William P. Homans III was born in Boston,…

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Bob Baldwin Henna
Bob Baldwin Henna City Sketches Bob Baldwin leads this sizeable project with no fewer than…

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Chris Moyse Bitter Ballads & Cynical Prayers
Chris Moyse Bitter Ballads & Cynical Prayers Self-released Bitter Ballads & Cynical Prayers is the…

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Interview with Evan lowenstein CEO of Stageit.com
Interview with Evan lowenstein CEO of Stageit.com
Many indie artists are waking up to a realization that their spring tour schedule is getting cancelled. The CorVid-19 Virus has venues shutting down and cancelling shows, which is especially damaging to the touring artist who makes their living off live performances. Thought not a replacement for touring and performing in venues Stageit.com may be a way to create a revenue stream for a touring artist while we weather out this virus lockdown.

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INTERVIEW WITH A PRO

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Interview with a Pro Evan Lowenstein - Stageit.com
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Interview with a Pro - Peggy Still Johnson - Writing Music for Film
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Interview with a Pro - Diane Durrett VP Atlanta Chapter of the Recording Academy
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Making a Scene Presents an Interview with a Pro - Vinny Rebas - Indie Connect
Indie Connect     Plugging Into Nashville Making a Scene Presents an Interview with a Pro…

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Interview with a Pro - Mick Kolassa - Endless Blues Records
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Interview with a Pro - Kenny Neal - Booga Music
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Interview with a Pro - Tina Terry - Booking Agent!
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Interview with a Pro - B Christopher - Production Music Libraries
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Interview with a Pro - Michael Frank - President of The Earwig Music Company!
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Interview with a Pro - Sallie Bengston - President NOLA Blue Records
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Interview with a Pro - Songwriter, Producer, Engineer Twist Turner!
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Making a Scene Presents Interview with a Pro - Rick Booth Intrepid Artists International!
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Interview with a Pro - Adam Dawson - Broken Jukebox Media
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Rueben Williams Thunderbird Management - Interview with a Pro!
HOME PAGE Making a Scene presents an Interview with a Pro Rueben Williams – Thunderbird…

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Interview with a Pro - Doug Tackett "Road Dawg Touring"
Road Dawg Touring Website Road Dawg Touring Facebook Making a Scene presents an Interview with…

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Interview with the Pros - Legendary Jim Gaines Producer-Engineer!
Home Page Making a Scene presents an interview with the Legendary Producer/Engineer Jim Gaines! We…

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Making a Scene Talks with Heli Del Moral of CD Baby
Making a Scene Talks with Heli Del Moral VP of International Opportunities for CD Baby!…

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Interview with A Pro - Cameron Farquhar - Booking Agent - Intrepid Artists
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Music Business

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How the New Stimulus Bill Benefits Musicians
How the New Stimulus Bill Benefits Musicians In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, small…

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Interview with a Pro Evan Lowenstein - Stageit.com
Making a Scene Presents an interview with Evan Lowenstein CEO of Stageit.com Many indie artists…

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How to Define Success as a Musician
How to Define Success as a Musician So many musicians believe that they need to…

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Getting a Booking Agent
Making a Scene – Getting a Booking Agent! If you are serious about being a…

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Education is the Key to Success for the Indie Artists
Making a Scene Presents EDUCATION is the Key to Success for the Indie Artist! Let’s…

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Building a Grammy Winning Studio!
Building a Grammy Winning Studio When Billie Eilish won her first Grammy for “Best Pop…

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So, You Want to Win A Grammy!
Making a Scene Goes to the Grammys On Sunday 1/26/2020 I had the opportunity to…

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Creating a Music Video on a Budget - John Pagano Band "Misbehavin"
Creating a Music Video on a Budget – John Pagano Band “Misbehavin” The world of…

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Book review: Ray Benson: Comin' Right at Ya, or How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country
Comin Right At Ya, Or How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country Ray Benson by…

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Making a Scene's 5 Predictions for the Music Industry in the 2020's
Making a Scene Presents 5 Predictions for the Music Industry in the 2020’s The 2000’s…

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Smoke Free Atlanta Celebration January 5, 2020
Last Sunday, my husband and I went to Blind Willie’s, a well-loved blues club in…

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Making a Scene Year in Review!
Making a Scene Year in Review! As we near the end of 2019 it’s time…

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The Professional Songwriter by Louis Anthony deLise
Louis Anthony deLise The Professional Songwriter The Professional Songwriter is a textbook aimed at writers…

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The MICCO Industry Lists Review
As the revenue on Recorded music shrink, it becomes more important for the indie artist…

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The Perpetual Beginner David Isaacs
David Isaacs The Perpetual Beginner The Perpetual Beginner is a very different and fascinating type…

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Making a Scene Reviews the Indie Bible 20th Anniversary Issue
Making A Scene Presents a Review of the 20th Anniversary Issue of THE INDIE BIBLE! …

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Making a Scene Reviews The Indie Spotify Bible
Making a Scene Presents a Review of the Indie Spotify Bible! There is not doubt…

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Text Marketing for the Indie Artist
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Review Kemper Amplifier Profiler
Review Kemper Amplifier Profiler
Making a Scene Presents a Review of the Kemper Profiling Amp!

When you have owned a recording studio for as long as I have you tend to collect amplifiers as part of the tools of the trade. I have amassed a collection of "Tone Monsters" that run from a 1964 Fender Vibrolux Reverb and a 68 Super Reverb to Ampegs, Marshalls, Crates, and even a Pignose Amps Cross mix! Guitar players are always looking for that magic tone for their recordings and a good studio has a collection that helps them find the sound they are searching for.

That may be all changing with the Kemper Profiler you can have Thousands of vintage amps at your fingertips that not only have their tone but also responds like you are plugged into them!

Check out our review of this unique Recording and LIVE guitar/Bass Tone monster!

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On the Road and in the Studio

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Kemper Profiler Review
Making a Scene Reviews the Kemper Profiler www.kemper-amps.com When you have owned a recording studio…

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Interview with a Pro Evan Lowenstein - Stageit.com
Making a Scene Presents an interview with Evan Lowenstein CEO of Stageit.com Many indie artists…

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Warm Audio's WA-273 preamp Review
Making a Scene brings you a Review of the Warm Audio WA-273 Preamp What is…

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Building a Grammy Winning Studio!
Building a Grammy Winning Studio When Billie Eilish won her first Grammy for “Best Pop…

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Plugin Alliance Mega Bundle Review
Making a Scene Reviews The Plugin-Alliance Mega Bundle The Plugin-Alliance The Plugin Alliance is an…

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LIVE Music Survey
Making a Scene Presents the LIVE Music Survey We have a new reality in the…

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Review of the Warm Audio WA-412 API preamp
There are a few essential purchases you can make for your recording studio setup that…

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How to Mic Drums!
Introduction Before we get started let me explain some of the fundamental types of engineers…

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Review - Warm Audio WA-47 Microphone
Making a Scene Presents a review of the Warm Audio WA 47 Microphone For anyone…

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Top 10 Wireless Guitar Systems under $200
Top 10 Wireless Guitar Systems Under $200 Guitar cables…let’s face it, they can be annoying.…

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Top 4 In-Ear Monitor Systems Below $500
Making a Scene Present Top 4 In-Ear Monitor Systems Below $500 One of the most…

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A Review of the MOTU AVB Recording Interfaces
Making a Scene Presents a Review of the MOTU AVB Interfaces! Last Year it became…

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Top 4 Microphones For Recording Acoustic Guitar Under $100
Top 4 Microphones For Recording Acoustic Guitar Under $100 Finding the right mic to produce…

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Top 3 Wireless Guitar Systems For Bass
Top 3 Wireless Guitar Systems For Bass On top of a high-quality reliable wireless instrument…

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Making a Scene Takes a First look at the Slate Digital All Access Pass
Making a Scene Takes a First Look at the Slate Digital “All Access Pass”! When…

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Beginners Guide To Mastering Part 2
Beginners Guide To Mastering Part 2 Effectively using your Mid/Side EQ: To effectively take advantage…

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The Beginners Guide to Mastering - Part 1
  The Beginners Guide to Mastering – Part 1 Let’s be real. The vast majority…

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Nitewalker Bass Pre-Amp: Full Review
Making a Scene Presents Nitewalker Bass Pre-Amp: Full Review About a week ago I was…

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LIVE MUSIC SURVEY!
We have a new reality in the music industry today. The new music consumer no longer looks at music as a commodity to purchase, but more as something they have unlimited access to. This has affected the whole industry but nowhere is it more evident then with the Independent Artist! During the 90’s the independent artist had the opportunity to take over the distribution of their music and have all the revenue come directly to them. CD Sales were still brisk, download sales were starting and was a windfall revenue stream for the indie artist. Today those streams are drying up and now the Indie Artist must depend on touring and performing live as their main income stream.

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Podcasts

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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Mike Mattison
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Stephen Cooper
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Tas Cru
ru Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Tas…

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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Indie Blues Double Shot April 2020 #1
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Albert Castiglia
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Ryan Perry
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Music on the Couch Show #511
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #511 – 03/23/20 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/11696623   WOMEN IN BLUES…

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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Leroy Ellington
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Indie Blues Double Shot March 2020 #4
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Sugar Blue
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Bear Williams
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Bill Sibley
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Indie Blues Double Shot March 2020 #3
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Betty Fox
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Avey Grouws Band
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Mary Jo Curry
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Indie Blues Double Shot March 2020 #2
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Harper and the Midwest Kind
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