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Bruno Mars: Paradise, Boston

Jim Sullivan, Boston Herald, 2 December 2010

MORE THAN A half-century back, young girls screamed for Elvis. Three decades ago, they screamed for Michael Jackson. Tuesday at a packed Paradise, they were screaming – very loudly, with cell phone cameras held overhead – for Bruno Mars, the 25-year-old Hawaii-born singer-songwriter-guitarist who worked as an Elvis and Michael Jackson impersonator when he was a child. And during his 75-minute set, he tipped his hat to the King of Rock 'n' Roll and the King of Pop.

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