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Oct. 31: Jessie Ware at the Fillmore Silver Spring (critic's pick)

For some singers, the background is more comfortable than the spotlight. But that doesn't mean they belong there. Years before releasing one of the strongest debuts of 2012, 28-year-old Londoner Jessie Ware sang backup for various acts across the pond. Then an acclaimed collaboration with Aaron... James Moriarty, Handout photo