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March 6, 2015 9:31 AM

Elvis Costello puts on a raucous Uptown show

A show billed as “solo” or “an evening with” is usually an advisement or a warning: Take a seat and sedate yourself, because the headliner will be on stage strumming a guitar or playing piano or both, alone. Thursday night, Elvis Costello brought his solo tour to the Uptown Theater. The mood he generated was anything but meditative or sedated.

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