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Darlene Love spreads cheer at Beverly show

Darlene Love performed at the Cabot in Beverly on Sunday.
Darlene Love performed at the Cabot in Beverly on Sunday.(Eric Antoniou)

Singer Darlene Love was full of good cheer during her sold-out show at the Cabot in Beverly Sunday. It was billed as a Christmas show, but Love played plenty of other stuff, too, including her 1962 hit "He's a Rebel," as well as "Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home" and "Da Doo Ron Ron." The evening's holiday selections included — of course — "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," which Love had performed for many years on David Letterman's show. Before Sunday's concert, Love, 74, joined friends and fans at a reception at the nearby Chianti Tuscan Restaurant. Guests included jazz impresario Fred Taylor, Kevin O'Connor of "This Old House," and the Cabot's new executive director J. Casey Soward.

From left: J. Casey Soward, Darlene Love, and Fred Taylor after the concert.
From left: J. Casey Soward, Darlene Love, and Fred Taylor after the concert.(Eric Antoniou)

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