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Norah Jones: Come Away With Me

By the time you read this, 22-year-old vocalist Norah Jones will be caught in the eye of a full-fledged media hurricane. You will have read, numerous times, that she is the Next Big Thing. You’ll have heard, again and again, that she is the daughter of sitarist and ’60s pop-culture icon Ravi Shankar. Much will be made of her ethereal beauty. And there will be endless discussion about her place in the music pantheon, with critics scrambling to place her on one side or the other of the ever-shifting line that separates pop from jazz.

None of which matters a whit.

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