Editors' pick

Amel Larrieux

Rhythm and Blues
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Editorial Review

The hottest concert venue for R&B and soul crooners these days isn't Constitution Hall, the Lincoln Theatre or the 9:30 Club -- it's the Park at 14th, better known as a dance club and lounge with a strict dress code and pricey bottle service. But last week, Tank and Musiq Soulchild performed there for an intimate crowd. The week before that, it was Jagged Edge. Before Jagged Edge, Angie Stone. This Thursday, the Park offers a chance to catch up with Amel Larrieux, the quirky New Yorker with the clear, ringing voice of an angel. Her multi-octave range is one of the most amazing instruments in jazz and pop, and though we haven't heard much from Larrieux since the soulful collection "Lovely Standards" dropped in 2007, we'll always be fans of her work with hip-hop/R&B duo Groove Theory and her funky debut, "Infinite Possibilities." Our favorite thing about shows at the Park is that admission is free when you RSVP to tunplugged@park14.com.