January 18, 2014 10:28 AM

Charlie Wilson drives the party train at breakneck speed

The Midland theater was sold out Friday, but most of the seats were empty all night. You can thank Charlie Wilson for that. The former lead singer of the Gap Band had most of the 2,200 fans in the place on their feet for two hours, dancing, swaying and singing along to his repertoire of deep-dish funk anthems and silky soul ballads.

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