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Tonight’s concert is billed as “Retro Futura,” an oldies revue of fair-to-middling British ’80s pop performers including ABC, Modern English, Kajagoogoo’s Limahl and The Outfield’s Tony Lewis. But the real star of the show is Annabella Lwin, the Anglo-Burmese singer who first came to attention as the precocious 13-year-old who fronted Bow Wow Wow. Lwin overcame the creepy machinations of Svengali manager Malcolm McLaren to put her own stamp on the band with her vivacious, ebullient vocals on such memorable tunes as “Sexy Eiffel Tower” and a hit remake of The Strangeloves’ “I Want Candy.” Lwin still sounds fiery today, but in recent years she’s had to reclaim her own legacy after a former Bow Wow Wow bassist somehow finagled the rights to the band name and continues to tour (and confuse fans) with a dodgy imposter vocalist. Ain’t nothing like the real thing, though.
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