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Teena Marie: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 27 April 1991

EVEN IF you frequent arthouse cinemas like others do toilets, sometimes you can't avoid the craving for glitzy Hollywood entertainment. By the same token, anyone reduced to loitering around London's dingier venues and observing incommunicative performers going through the motions would welcome the grand aspirations of tonight's show. You'd expect Teena Marie to be slightly nervous at the prospect of facing the notorious Brit soul audience for the first time, but you'd be deluded.

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