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Review: One Direction uneven at stadium concert

This image released by Starpix shows director Morgan Spurlock (second right) with members of One Direction (from left) Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, and Liam Payne (right) at the premiere of the film "One Direction: This Is Us," at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. AP

In just four years, One Direction has cultivated a feverish fan base so strong, the boy band can sell out US stadiums, a feat that mirrors ‘N Sync’s success more than a decade ago, and an achievement only a handful of musicians can claim.

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Shane Filan: There will always be boy bands

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FORMER Westlife member Shane Filan had  doubts about going solo, and had “second, third, fourth thoughts.”

Music trends go in cycles—what was considered the rage more than 10 years ago could well make a comeback, differently packaged.

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One Direction star Louis Tomlinson buys football club

In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, One Direction's Louis Tomlinson arrives at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, England, Thursday June 19, 2014. A takeover of Doncaster by One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson and former club owner John Ryan has been completed, a spokesman for Ryan confirmed Thursday June 19, 2014. AP

Things are heading in a new direction for English third-division soccer team Doncaster.

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Debate over ‘imported’ vs ‘homegrown’ rages on

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SWIFT. Colonial thinking draws attention away from what’s significant.

People who live in caves and think that our national colonial mentality is a thing of the past have been rudely shaken into belated awareness of its continuing and “deathless” existence by reports that Filipino fans of One Direction and Taylor Swift have been all too willingly and even happily paying thousands of pesos for the great privilege of being able to watch those “imported” stars’ concerts in this country. In fact, the “1D” show has added a second performance—due to popular demand!

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Best and worst of times for One Direction

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ONE DIRECTION. From hero to zero?

After Justin Bieber and other misbehaving young stars, it’s One Direction’s turn to go through the first Dickensian rite of passage in its eventful four-year career. For years, the wholesome, squeaky-clean boys from “X Factor” were too cute and talented for teens and tweens to resist!

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