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October 31, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Janelle Monáe rocks Showbox SoDo like a stadium

Fast-rising soul and R&B singer Janelle Monáe is surely destined to play arenas.

Though she thanked her fans profusely Wednesday night for filling Showbox SoDo to its 1,000-person capacity, she must have her sights set on larger stages.

The Kansas native with the voluminous pompadour and boundless energy is almost more than her tiny body – and any nightclub stage – can hold. She danced, strutted, moonwalked and even crowd-surfed her way through a more than 90-minute show that kept concertgoers in thrall. This was a standing-only show, but who could have sat through such a hyperkinetic performance?

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October 25, 2013 at 5:00 AM

Electric Lady Janelle Monáe | Concert Preview

(Marc Baptiste) Soul singer and dancer Janelle Monáe — who danced on David Letterman’s desk during a recent appearance on his late-night CBS-TV show — brings her “Electric Lady Tour” to Seattle Wednesday (with soul singer and producer Roman GianArthur. The tour follows the release of her most successful album to date, “The Electric Lady,” which made…

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