Mary J Blige takes the stage at the Aladdin

February 26, 2002 6:20 AM
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Grammy Award nominee, Mary J Blige will perform her sultry sounds at the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, while on her No Drama Tour. For ticket information, call (702) 474-4000.

Mary J Blige has been more than just the finest and fullest practitioner of modern R&B. She is the woman who voices what we can only feel. Through her music, Mary acts as sister, confessor and conduit to real emotions and hard fought hurts.

Mary J Blige’s fifth studio release, No More Drama, is a passionate and purposeful exploration of the heart, soul and body. Like her 1999 Grammy nominated, platinum plus smash Mary album, which drew upon Ms. Blige’s renewed confidence and reinvigorated spirituality, No More Drama is both affirmation and declaration of intent.

Few would have imagined back in 1992, with the explosive debut of What’s the 411, that this young girl from the projects of Yonkers, NY would in less than ten years become both a multi-faceted talent and a template for contemporary R&B. On TV, radio, CD, in the clubs and on the streets, the honest and humane songs of Mary J Blige have blossomed into modern classics, and she, in return, reigns as the undisputed Queen of Hip Hop Soul.