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R&B singer Janelle Monae coming to the Taft Theatre

Posted at 2:59 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 15:04:47-04

CINCINNATI – Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and actress Janelle Monae will perform at the Taft Theatre on July 10.

The Cincinnati stop is part of Monae's national tour promoting her new album "Dirty Computer," according to local promoter Music & Event Management Inc. Monae's Wondaland Records will release the album on Friday.

Fellow Wondaland artists Alexe Belle and Isis Valentino, known together as St. Beauty, will join Monae at the Taft.

Concert tickets go on sale 11 a.m. May 2 at tafttheatre.org, the Taft Theatre box office and ticketmaster.com.

Monae released her first full-length studio album, "The ArchAndroid," in 2010. Her second album, 2013's "The Electric Lady," featured vocals with Prince and Erykah Badu.  

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The Kansas native made her acting debut in the Academy Award-winning movie "Moonlight." She also played Mary Winston-Jackson in the 2016 Academy Award-nominated biopic "Hidden Figures," which chronicled the lives of a small group of African-American women who worked as aeronautical engineers at NASA in the 1960s.