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At the Summer Spirit Festival, Janelle Monáe delivers

At the Summer Spirit Festival, Janelle Monáe delivers

It has been 16 years since Lauryn Hill released her last studio album of new material, the five-Grammy-winning "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," and that fusion of soul and hip-hop was so impressive that her fans have been waiting for a true follow-up ever since. They were out in force for the Summer Spirit Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion Saturday night despite a decade and a half of half-baked live and compilation albums and underwhelming shows, hoping against hope that the ex-Fugees singer could once again rise to the occasion. Hill strolled on stage in a black, flat-brim hat, a purple jacket, ankle-length skirt-pants and two white Christmas-bulb earrings. She...

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