The Jonas Brothers Grow Up

The brother act make an album for adults

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The Jonas Brothers--three adorable haircuts related by birth and a willingness to appear on any talk show that will have them--are the latest teen act to attempt to transcend cuteness and achieve a measure of credibility with people who have no interest in taking them to the prom. Every time a band tries this, someone at its record company invariably mentions the early-'60s Beatles--it could happen!--but that only serves to reinforce how long the odds are, and the Jonas Brothers have already made it tough on themselves. There is the fact that all three brothers wear purity rings and have forsworn...

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