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Me’shell Ndegéocello has got the boys and the girls tripping over themselves. Girlfriend can’t come to town and not have the bohemian masses flocking to get a glimpse or a listen. She blows minds with a sexuality tough enough to whip the behind of a man twice her size but delicate enough to melt some female loins into liquified butter. Since Ndegéocello dropped Plantation Lullabies in 1993, she has cemented a place in the hearts of listeners yearning for an alternative to the played-out whines along the lines of “my baby left me and I’m so blue.” With compelling vocals, she will tell a two-timing dude or chick to kiss her ass and have a nice day. With her most recent album, Peace Beyond Passion, Ndegéocello has proved, even with homophobic media outlets banning her music and videos (e.g., “Leviticus: Faggot”), that she will reign supreme. You rock on, girl. At 8 p.m. at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium, 6th & Fairmont Sts. NW. $20.75. (202) 806-7199. (Deborah Rouse)