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Though D’Angelo plays everything on his debut, Brown Sugar, the precocious multi-instrumentalist recalls Marvin Gaye rather than Prince. The Richmond preacher’s son’s languid arrangements and dreamy falsetto outshine much of the synthesized bump ‘n’ grind that passes for soul these days. With Stepchild at 8 p.m. at the Bayou, 3135 K St. NW. $21. (202) 333-2897. (SK)