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Shawn Colvin probably used Gail Sheehy’s Passages—a pop-psych guide to womanhood—as a career outline. Her 1996 divorce album, A Few Small Repairs, married lyrical vitriol (“Go listen to Buddha, go listen to Joe/Get out of this house”) to poppy hooks but with a somewhat numb vocal delivery. Now she’s remarried, reproduced, and recorded Whole New You, on the cover of which the 45-year-old singer wears what look like velvet bat ears. Fortunately, Colvin has saved the having-it-all, cream-fed-cat complacency for other albums; Whole New You has even more edge than its predecessor, and Colvin’s vibrant voice sounds better than it has in years. Must be all those lullabies. She opens for Emmylou Harris at 7 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $18-$30. (703) 218-6500. (Pamela Murray Winters)