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Outside the Box debut wins favor with crowd

People packed sections of the Boston Common grass on a warm, muggy Saturday for the opening day of the city’s first Outside the Box music and arts festival.

With a dense cloud cover shielding them from the summer sun, the crowd kept growing as one musical act after another cycled onto the stage for the festival’s opening day. Children crowded around a small platform showcasing magicians, clowns, and puppet shows.

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