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Rising recording star Charli XCX brings her 'pop circus' to town
Rising recording star Charli XCX brings her 'pop circus' to town

In her hit single "Break the Rules," Charli XCX makes one thing clear: "I don't wanna go to school!" she insists over a propulsive synth-pop groove. Yet on a recent evening, school was precisely where the young British singer found herself. Charli XCX was booked to play the homecoming dance at Aspire Pacific Academy in Huntington Park as part of a videogame company launch of a new title with music by the singer. So there she was in the school gym, belting out "Boom Clap" to several hundred students in suits and candy-colored dresses. Standing in a fluorescent-lighted hallway before her three-song set, the 22-year-old said she'd agreed to the gig...

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