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Live: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Tom Petty is no newcomer to the Hollywood Bowl. He's a frequent visitor, seeming to find both comfort and inspiration in its vast open-air setting, a space well-suited to his epic tales of young antiheroes and world-weary survivors. The power of those songs about rebellion and possibility, the joy and confusion of young boy-girl confrontations -- many of which date back to the '70s -- hasn't diminished with age, something the Heartbreakers ably demonstrated during a two-hour performance Wednesday night. The overwhelming emphasis at the Bowl was on the vast catalog of hits Petty's created these last three decades. But everything in the Heartbreakers' delivery...

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