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SXSW '09: Sound off

Posted by James Reed  March 23, 2009 02:18 AM

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The crowds have thinned, the clubs have fallen silent, and the realization that I've slept 15 hours over the past five days has set in. (So that explains those dark circles under my eyes.) With the ear plugs finally out, I'll leave you with the way I began at SXSW: a snippet of breakout star Janelle Monáe wowing a crowd, this time with a soaring cover of the Great American Songbook classic "Smile." How fitting since no one else made me smile this week quite like Monáe did.


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