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Rejects just want to be loved

Okla. band is trying to break from its emo brand

The All-American Rejects performing to their adoring fans at the Paradise last November. The All-American Rejects performing to their adoring fans at the Paradise last November. (Evan Richman/Globe Staff/File 2008)
By Carmen Nobel
Globe Correspondent / May 15, 2009

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Last fall, the 20-year-old mayor of Muskogee, Okla., officially declared Oct. 8 All-American Rejects Day, marking the day the band was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Woody Guthrie, Roy Clark, and Color Me Badd. The band received the hall's "Rising Star" award. (Full article: 1020 words)

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