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When Ziggy Marley was singing songs of protest as a kid, it was tempting to suggest that the son of reggae’s chief prophet was less serious about preaching than about staking a claim to his name. But now that his spiritual beliefs have remained intact through a decade of professional ups and downs, it’s time that Ziggy be taken at face—rather than name—value. His live performances with the Melody Makers always come closer to the legend than his records do, which in reggae is more than half the battle. At 8 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $20. (202) 393-0930. CP