Need a good reason to head out to Long Island’s Jones Beach Theater tonight? We have two. First, there’s Mary J. Blige, the queen of hip-hop soul, who remains one of the biggest artists in r&b two decades after dropping “Real Love” on an unsuspecting public and long after “hip-hop soul” ceased to be a genre that anyone actually refers to. Second is D’Angelo, the leading figure—mmm, that figure—of another long-defunct genre, neo-soul, who is putting the finishing touches on the album that will be his first in 12 years and third overall. Bring the whole family, or—on second thought—don’t. With Melanie Fiona.
Sun., Aug. 19, 7 p.m., 2012
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