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John Legend brings the lounge to Boston Harbor

Continuing his tour in support of 2013’s Love in the Future, John Legend recently stopped in Boston for a night at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. How did he fair? Find out, inside.

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The Fray close out summer tour in Boston

While The Fray put on a solid performance at Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion last Wednesday, the last big night of the “Helios” tour felt less like a dream and more like the end of someone else’s summer camp experience.

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KISS Concert serves up mixed bag

KISS 108’s annual summer music fest returned to the Xfinity (formerly Comcast, Tweeter, and Great Woods) Center last Saturday with a line-up full of today’s pop radio darlings. But this year’s show fell flat, with the roster’s few seasoned professionals highlighting just how far some of the stage’s youngsters still have to come.

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Ellie Goulding proves to be a breath of fresh air

Continuing her worldwide tour in support of 2012’s Halcyon, Ellie Goulding hit Boston on Monday night for a sold out St. Patrick’s Day concert at the Agganis Arena. How did the show go? Find out, inside.

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Twerkless Jingle Ball serves up mixed bag

‘Twas the night of the KISS 108 Jingle Ball, and all through the TD Garden, not a person was twerking, not even a Miley. Yes, Miley Cyrus was absent but how did Enrique Iglesias, Selena Gomez, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Robin Thicke, Flo Rida and Fifth Harmony fair at the show? Find out, inside.

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Selena Gomez shines in Boston

There are dozens of female pop stars on today’s Hot 100, but watch out ladies: Selena Gomez proved she is poised to take over with her recent performance at the TD Garden in Boston. Read the full review, inside.

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Taylor Swift turns Foxboro ‘Red’

Taylor Swift hit Gillette Stadium in Foxboro last weekend for two sold-out shows in support of her latest album, Red. How did the country-pop starlet fair? Find out, inside.

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Paramore fall short at the House of Blues

Touring in support of their recently released self-titled fourth studio album, Paramore hit Boston last week for an intimate show at the House of Blues. How did Hayley Williams and company fair? Find out, inside.

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Alicia Keys goes pop in Boston

Touring in support of her brand new album, Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys hit Boston on Wednesday for a sold out show at the Agganis Arena. How did it go? Find out, inside.

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fun.’s journey to the top continues in Boston

It’s been almost three years since a young band called fun. went on tour opening for Andrew McMahon’s Jack’s Mannequin. Friday night, the now Grammy-nominated trio proved just how far they’ve come over the years, this time as headliners at a sold-out Orpheum Theatre in Boston. Read our full review of the show, inside.