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Out of this world

Part rock star, part space-age chanteuse, Janelle Monae makes her own rules

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By James Reed
Globe Staff / June 19, 2009

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AUSTIN, Texas - As her funk band kicks into overdrive, a mash of clanging cymbals and squealing guitar riffs, Janelle Monáe drops her microphone and locks eyes with the sea of strangers in front of her. She stands up straight in a white tuxedo shirt, her pompadour towering a good six inches high on her head. With arms outstretched, she ... (Full article: 974 words)

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