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Peggy Lee

k.d. lang returns to her roots with 'Sing It Loud'

k.d. lang returns to her roots with 'Sing It Loud'

Of all the singers to hit the pop music scene in the past 25 years, k.d. lang continues to stand out. There's the timbre of her voice, a sound remarkably dark and rich and deep. Then there's the technique, with its unfailing intonation and evenness of projection. Add in the instinctive phrasing, whether addressing country or rock or good old standards, and lang looms large. Thursday will find the artist and her new band, aptly named Siss Boom Bang, performing at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, part of their tour in support of the recent Nonesuch Records release, "Sing It Loud." The album marks something of a return to lang's early days. It's her first record made...