September 12, 2016, by Lucy Gellman- "It was the end of the world and Brian Robinson, bouncing up and down in a flower-dotted yellow dress on the cusp on his 41st birthday, knew it. Behind him, a string quartet played on, rap-tap-tapping drums carrying its members toward a big finale. Before him, a a packed Lyric Hall was rising to its feet, audience members old and young bobbing to R.E.M. as he jumped off the stage and into a frenzied, lovable sort of mosh-pit-meets-dance-hall. “It’s the end of the wooooorrrrrrllld as we know it,” he crooned with the group, “It’s the end of the wooooorrrrrrllld as we know it. It’s the end of the wooooorrrrrrllld as we know it. And I feel fine.” The crowd cheered around him. Robinson, drenched in sweat, lifted his broad, grinning face to the ceiling. Onstage, musicians Alexis Yolanda, Brian Slattery, Anjanine Bonet, Justina Sullivan, and Jef Wilson pulled back their bows and drumsticks for a final, striking note..."
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