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August 10, 2006|By MARC SHAPIRO

Sugar Water Festival

Three soulful singers come to Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday. Jill Scott, who sings a mix of jazz, R&B and neo-soul, was discovered by The Roots' drummer ?uestlove. Erykah Badu, who mixes hip-hop into her soul and R&B sound, sings lyrics with deep urban philosophies. Topping off the lineup is musician-actress Queen Latifah, who started as a beatboxer, released four rap albums and in 2004, surprised the world with The Dana Owens Album, which consisted of soul and jazz standards.

Merriweather Post Pavilion is at 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Gates open at 5 p.m. Call 410-547-SEAT or visit

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