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Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran 

When: Thu., April 25, 7 p.m. 2013
We live in an era where it has become increasingly difficult for pop stars to sustain any momentum. What’s popular yesterday is rarely still hot today. Given the volatile nature of the music biz, country singer Taylor Swift’s long run looks even more remarkable. Swift’s 2006 self-titled debut sold by the truckloads and she hasn’t looked back. While that album’s big hit, “Our Song,” came off as a lighter version of something that Sheryl Crow might have written, that didn’t stop Swift from topping the country charts. In its wake, Swift continued to dominate the charts and take home armfuls of Grammy and Country Music Association awards. Critics hailed last year’s Red as a step forward for the singer as she chronicled her bitter break-ups in tunes such as “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Again.” While you can hear the influence of U2 in album opener “State of Grace,” the album is hardly a huge departure and doesn’t exactly cast heartache in a new light. Regardless, this tour is as much about spectacle as the songs, and Swift, who will change outfits throughout the night, has the stage presence of a diva, even if she doesn’t pack the vocal power of one. (Jeff Niesel)


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