Concert Review: Bruno Mars

MGM Grand Garden Arena, Aug. 3

While I liked Bruno Mars going in, I emerged a fan. The first thing that is noticeably refreshing about Mars (a.k.a. Peter Hernandez) is that he’s still happy to be “here,” and it shows in his performance. The one-hour, 45-minute show started on time and was without pretense. He sang, played guitar and drums and threw in a bit of humor between sets. Mars fronts a band of horn players that complement his blues-jazz-R&B-pop blend. With his two-album career arsenal of hits, Mars is the Prince of the new generation. Can’t wait to see him again in five and 10 years to chart his progression. ★★★★☆

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