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The Baltimore Sun

It's about time we got to talk about: Fantasia

It's been almost six years since she won "American Idol," and for whatever unjust reason, the 25-year-old single mom hasn't blown up like Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood. With any luck that will change. She's got an album planned for spring, her VH1 series "Fantasia for Real" is super addicting -- anyone want to help me shake her family hard? -- and starting this week, Angelenos can see her as abused heroine Celie in Oprah Winfrey's stage musical "The Color Purple" at the Pantages. The show runs through the end of the month. (Wednesday) By Denise Martin, Los Angeles Times staff Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times