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JoJo is only 27 years old, but just a few years ago, it looked like her musical career might be over. The singer, born Joanna Levesque, started out with precocious TV performances while still in elementary school, signing a record deal at 12 and topping the Billboard Pop chart at 13 with the wise-beyond-her-years “Leave (Get Out).” Instead of becoming the next big thing in pop-R&B, JoJo spent the next decade locked in legal battles with her record label, unable to release new music. The fight finally ended in 2014, and JoJo returned to the music world in 2016, her impressive voice not just intact but matured, with Mad Love, an R&B album with something for everyone. As a victory lap, she’s hitting the road with her Leaks, Covers, & Mixtapes tour, performing the shoulda-coulda-woulda hits of her lost decade. For longtime fans of the singer, it’s one last look back before she moves forward for good. Read more>>> JoJo performs at 8 p.m. at Union Stage, 740 Water St. SW. $35–$50. (877) 987-6487. unionstage.com. (Chris Kelly)
OH AND ALSO
Australian folk singer-songwriter Vance Joy performs at The Anthem. 7:30 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $55–$95.
MahoganyBooks and Duende District present a community discussion of Zora Neale Hurston’s posthumously published work Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” at the Anacostia Arts Center. 6:30 p.m. at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Free.
Rock & Roll Hotel welcomes English goth-rock band The Horrors. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $25.
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