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Why K.D. Lang Can Keep Performing 'Ingénue' The Way She Recorded It

A quarter-century after "Ingénue" made her a mainstream star, she's still a singular figure — a post-modern torch singer working in the country idiom (or maybe next to it) to reflect her life as an openly gay woman.

Why K.D. Lang Can Keep Performing 'Ingénue' The Way She Recorded It

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K.D. Lang didn't futz with the arrangements on her 1992 album "Ingénue" when she brought it to the Theatre at Ace Hotel as part of a tour launched last year to mark the record's 25th anniversary.


And why on earth would she?

A canny and sumptuous blend of roots music and pre-rock pop, "Ingénue" sounds as great today as it did upon its release, when the finely turned collection spawned a radio hit in "Constant Craving" and went on to earn Grammy nominations for album, record and song of the year.

But in a market over-saturated with full-album concerts designed merely to satisfy fans' nostalgia, there was another reason Lang could feel creatively secure in sticking to the script for Monday night's show: A quarter-century after "Ingénue" made her a mainstream star, she's still a singular figure — a post-modern torch singer working in the country idiom (or maybe next to it) to reflect her life as an openly gay woman – continue reading Mikael Wood’s LA Times feature here

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50 Cent Takes A Victory Lap at Toronto's Cabana Pool Bar: Canadian Concerts of the Week

Also this week: it's festival season, with Hillside, Le Festif! and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival all happening on the same weekend.

Summer is in swing, and that means festival season. While many of the biggest ones take place in August, this weekend sees a handful of folk or adjacent events with the perfect summer vibes. Find those below, after our concert of the week featuring one of the biggest rap success stories of the last two decades.

Concert of the Week

50 Cent at Cabana Pool Bar, Toronto — Saturday, July 20

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