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Katie Melua: Pictures

In England, folks don’t go to the movies; they go to the pictures. Hence the title of this latest palette of originals from prodigiously talented, 23-year-old U.K. pop-jazz sensation Katie Melua, on which she paints a dozen screen-inspired images. Some are literally cinematic, like the opening “Mary Pickford,” which whimsically but respectfully tells of the formation of United Artists by silent-era icons Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith, and “Scary Films,” a charmingly inventive homage to a new lover who provides cozy protection from nightmare-inducing Hollywood monsters.

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