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Magic 92.5 Summer Jam to feature Bell Biv Devoe, Tony! Toni! Tone! and other blasts from the past

Ronnie DeVoe (left), Ricky Bell (center) and Michael Bivins (far right) of Bell Biv DeVoe perform during the 2016 Soul Train Day Party at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
(Photo by Bryan Steffy/BET/Getty Images for BET)

The musical style known as New Jack Swing was a dominant force in R&B in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

So was Bell Biv Devoe, which featured three former members of New Edition and rivaled Keith Sweat, Tony! Toni! Tone!, and fellow New Edition veteran Bobby Brown as one of New Jack’s top acts.

“Poison,” the 1990 debut album by Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe, sold 4 million copies.

Now, well into middle-age, the trio headlines the Magic 92.5 Summer Jam at Valley View Casino Center next Saturday, June 23..

Their set will likely feature such past hits as “She’s Dope” and “When Will I See You Smile Again?”

But will it also include 1993’s “Hootie Mack” and last year’s “Hot Damn?” We’ll see.

Magic 92.5 Summer Jam, featuring Bell Biv Devoe, Tony! Toni! Tone!, SWV, Warren G, Coolio, Tag Team, Lighter Shade of Brown, 69 Boyz and Robin S.: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District. $35.50-$79.50, plus service charges. (888) 929-7849. axs.com

george.varga@sduniontribune.com

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