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Monkees take multi-generational crowd back in time

Monkees take multi-generational crowd back in time

“Have we got any Monkees fans out there?” Micky Dolenz asked early in the band’s performance Thursday in Washington. There came the inevitable cheers.

Dolenz responded with a threat: “We’ll fix that!”

But try as they might, the group couldn’t shake the goodwill of the multi-generational crowd that turned out for the 50th anniversary show at the Warner Theater. Not that they tried very hard.

In 2016, a Monkees show is something more than a concert. A giant screen atop the stage shows home movies, clips from the 1960s television show, psychedelic images from the film "Head," footage from the group’s 1980s...