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Review: New Edition

Photos by Jill Toyoshiba/The Star When the opener, Whodini, hit the stage Friday night, the Sprint Center, the arena looked ominously barren. Fewer than 1,000 fans were in place, scattered throughout the floor and lower level. By the time the headliner, New Edition, finished its set three hours later, with a crackling rendition of the Bell Biv DeVoe tune “Poison,” the place was jumping, and about 4,000 fans were under the spell of sweet nostalgia. New Edition was a boy band whose heydays go back to the early 1980s. Its success preceded the boy-band tyranny of the late 1990s, when...