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Prince George’s Community College may not publicize its musical events well, but it does a clever job of curating them. Today’s “4th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival” is the latest case in point. While Memphis-style vocalist Denise Lasalle’s musical menu has included less tasty cuisine (a cover of “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy,” for example), it emphasizes tangy soul and gospel and is seasoned with nearly Millie Jackson–hot spices. Satan and Adam are, respectively, a raw-voiced Harlem street singer who picks traditional guitar rhythms while simultaneously operating a high-hat and tambourine with his feet and a suburban-born harmonica player who is also an Ivy League–educated novelist. On the duo’s third disc, Living on the River, Satan and Adam radically transform “I’m a Girl Watcher” into a Robert Johnson-goes-uptown thriller. Also on the bill are 78-year-old Piedmont blues barber Archie Edwards, Taj Mahal protégé Alvin Youngblood Hart, Mississippi’s Big Jack Johnson, Bobby Parker, Deanna Bogart, Bluesworks, and Dizzy Fingers Ike, as well as Nap Turner, Barry Lee Pearson, and Otis Williams. From 1-6 p.m. at Prince George’s Community College, Queen Anne Auditorium, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. FREE. (301) 322-0853. (Steve Kiviat)