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What have I become? Every party I go to—and I go to many, many parties—the Gipsy Kings rule the stereo. Not Pavement. Not even DMX. The Gipsy Kings—with their super-strummed guitars and voices dripping with Hallmark emotion. On the way home from a recent Gipsy-dominated bash, I turned to my lovely, smart, funny girlfriend and uttered these exact words: “Why the Gipsy Kings?” But we never got beyond the what-the-fuck of it all. Maybe the Kings are the musical equivalent of Antonio Banderas. Maybe the band lets you tell your friends that you listen to “all kinds of music.” Or maybe it fills a void, as one Amazon.com-er wrote: “Whether

you are in love, want to be in love, or wish you weren’t, there’s something [in the Gipsy Kings’ music] for you.” They perform at 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $20-$34. (703) 218-6500. (Jason Cherkis)

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