Review: Gwen Stefani at Zepp DiverCity

Mar 29, 2016

Review: Gwen Stefani at Zepp DiverCity

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It has been almost 10 years since Gwen Stefani’s last solo album, “The Sweet Escape” (December 2006). But the woman who bounded on stage to “Wind it Up” at Zepp DiverCity on March 16 exuded just as much energy as she did the last ...

Charli XCX hits her J-pop groove

Apr 9, 2015

Charli XCX hits her J-pop groove

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“I’ve tried to immerse myself in Japanese culture,” says Charli XCX, international hit maker and Britain’s next big pop-star-in-waiting. Of course, that’s the sort of comment you might expect the 22-year-old to make on the eve of her first headline shows in the country ...

Taylor Swift goes pop for giant release

Oct 28, 2014

Taylor Swift goes pop for giant release

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Moving more decisively away from her country roots, Taylor Swift on Monday released a danceable pop album that the beleaguered record industry hopes will be the year’s top-seller. Called “1989,” the year the soon-to-be 25-year-old US music phenomenon was born, Swift’s fifth album is ...