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3. Raphael Saadiq, June 3 at Park West
There is smooth and then there's Raphael Saadiq, a man who looks like he gets out of bed with the crease in his slacks razor-sharp. Like Stevie Wonder, he exudes an almost child-like enthusiasm for music, delighting in every slip of the hip, every falsetto note done just right. He surveys his career, from Tony! Toni! Tone! bedroom ballads to much more adventurous new tracks such as "Over You," providing evidence that each year since his career began in the '80s he's been getting better.
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