Kool & the Gang

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Kool & the Gang

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    Nearing the mind-boggling milestone of 50 years as a band, Robert "Kool" Bell and his Gang are the cognac to P-Funk's cocaine. The Gang grooves, to be sure, but they're smoother and less likely to cause you to overheat; even "Too Hot" is, fittingly, cool as a glass of sweet tea on a hundred-degree day. Roughly half of the songs you're likely to hear at a given wedding reception, supermarket or corporate holiday party are by Kool and the Gang. They've provided the soundtrack of our lives; the least you can do is buy a ticket to see them at a casino, where you may well win the price of that ticket back at the roulette wheel. MIKE SEELY

    Fri., Jan. 11, 8 p.m., 2013

     
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