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Review: Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga’s reputation will always precede her. These days, she is saddled with the burden of overcoming it or at least equaling it. Monday night, she headlined a show at the Sprint Center, two and a half years after she brought her spectacular Monster Ball Tour to the same arena — her first headlining show in Kansas City. That show was an extravagant spectacle, a garish and gargantuan two-hour dance-rock opera that followed a loose narrative about monsters and evil. She gave herself a hard act to follow. Thirty months later, Lady Gaga (born Stefani Germanotta) isn’t quite the pop-culture...