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Review: There is simply no one like Beyonce

There simply aren’t words to describe Beyonce’s show at a sold-out Gillette Stadium Friday night. Riveting. Brilliant. Otherworldly. Magical. All come close, but none truly convey what it was like to witness the greatest performer of this generation at the height of her career command the stage for two hours. Smoke wafted across the stage, […]

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Review: One Direction finds a way

What do you get when you combine mediocre vocals, good looks, a solid songwriting team and the power of social media? One Direction, four hit albums and a massive world tour that stopped at Gillette Stadium Saturday night…continue reading at the Boston Herald.

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Review: Kenny Chesney’s marathon at Gillette Stadium

It was a double-dose of Americana and alcohol at Gillette Stadium last night, as country superstars Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean lit up the venue on the first of a sold-out, two-night stand on their co-headlining tour. The weather was perfect, the moon was full and there were songs about tractors, trucks, forever and booze. […]

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Review: Taylor Swift at Gillette Stadium

Goodbye country, hello synth-pop. Friday night — the first of a two-night, sold-out stint at Gillette Stadium that had 60,000 teens and tweens approaching hysteria — Taylor Swift shed any and all remnants of her country past in favor of the ’80s-inspired aesthetic off her multiplatinum smash album “1989”…continue reading at the Boston Herald.

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Stevie Wonder brings classic ‘songs’ to life at Boston show

Grown men shouted “I love you, Stevie!” Sixty-year-olds pumped their fists, twirled and took selfies. Ushers danced in the aisles. And for a couple of hours, all was right with the world again. Stevie Wonder performed his seminal 1976 album “Songs in the Key of Life” at the sold-out TD Garden Tuesday night, and in […]

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Review: Young Money label the winner in Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour

  MANSFIELD – Rap stars Drake and Lil Wayne played adversaries at the Xfinity Center Monday night, rattling off hits and trading comedic put-downs in a battle for “immortality” and the title of “greatest rapper in the world.” The Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour featured multiple rounds of competition, a smartphone app for fans to […]

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Concert Review: Drake brings ‘Paradise’ to the Comcast Center

Nightclub scuffles aside, there is no trouble in Drake’s paradise. On the last stop of his “Club Paradise” tour Sunday night at the Comcast Center, the hip-hop hitmaker and Lil Wayne protege ushered fans through his potent roster of hits and reminded us why he’s among the brightest stars in commercial hip-hop. Drake made headlines […]

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Concert Review: Bell Biv Devoe at Showcase Live

If time warps exist, that would explain the events at a sold-out Showcase Live last night. JAM’N 94.5 DJ Hustle Simmons spun a series of classic disco, funk, r & b and hip-hop tracks to open the show. Boston rap legend Edo G popped onstage for a live rendition of his old school hit “I […]

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Rapping in the dark: Joe Budden concert review from 2008

Spotlights are for flashy rappers. Joe Budden prefers to spit in the dark. At least he did during the final 10 minutes of his set at the Middle East downstairs last Thursday. Sans lighting, the underrated, underground Jersey City rapper lit into “All of Me,” a lengthy, introspective track that proved to be the night’s […]

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