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Preview: Solange at House of Blues

The singer performs a benefit for Make It Right



Escaping a sibling shadow as immense as Beyonce Knowles' is like asking the moon to outshine the sun. Solange has succeeded by not trying, instead carving out her own specific corner of the universe: a revolving celestial body with an explosive pedigree, sure, but also a healthy dark side. In 2014, that corner intersected blessedly with ours, and she became one of the most seamless transplants in the patchwork quilt of recent Crescent City celebrity adoptees. (Riding a beach cruiser to tie the knot at the Marigny Opera House and catching Mahogany at Indywood beforehand certainly qualifies as "local," even if a Bey-and-Jay Z guest list may not.) The same way her big sister embodies the bright lights of her big-city, bicoastal empires, Solange and the new New Orleans are kind of perfect together, which makes her an ideal headliner for this Make It Right fundraiser commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall. "I was a little different," she understates on "I Decided," the mission statement off her do-whatcha-wanna sophomore LP, Sol-Angel and the Hadley Street Dreams. Here, it's practically a way of life. Christian Scott and DJ Soul Sister open. Tickets $100 (includes fees).

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