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Peter Gabriel comes to KC with new takes on old songs

If songwriters own their songs, then they get to do what they wish with those songs, whether it’s sell one to a soft drink company for a commercial or retire the song forever.

That freedom can cause conflict when those songs are performed live, especially when the performer has a lot of hits and hasn’t been to a certain place, like Kansas City, in a really long time.

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Peter Gabriel concert at Starlight was more than a show

The evening started inauspiciously: Peter Gabriel, the headliner, strolled on to the Starlight Theatre stage Saturday night and briefly explained the concept of his New Blood Tour, as if someone might be unawares. Then he introduced Ane Brun, who performed two folk songs on guitar, solo, showing off a voice that would come into play later in the show.

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