Concerts

Much O-Bliged

Mary J. Blige

Who heard Mary J. Blige rhyming with Busta and Missy on the "Touch It" remix? Well, certainly more than just "Louis and Gucci." The first guest to surprisingly grab the mic on the collabo cut, it's clear that the "Queen of R&B" is not content with collecting royalties and occasionally releasing a new "greatest hits" CD. If Blige's latest album, The Breakthrough, is any indication that the drama is no more, we could hopefully see a return to form of her What's the 411? days, even giving Mariah Carey a run for her assets minus the plastic surgery and high-pitched birdcalling. Joining her on stage for the national tour stop will be male vocalist Jaheim and ex-Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett. If you haven't heard of Luckett yet, check the July/August issue of King magazine and send the thank you replies later.

Mary J. Blige, LeToya Luckett, and Jaheim perform Friday, August 25, at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panthers Pkwy., Sunrise. The show starts at 8 p.m. Admission costs $36 to $76. Call 954-523-3309, or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

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