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The 36th season of BRIC’s beloved performing arts festival kicks-off in intergalactic style with a free concert for the ages. Janelle Monáe has declared herself, over the course of one EP [Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase), 2007] and two critically acclaimed concept albums (The ArchAndroid, 2010 and The Electric Lady, 2013), as the most original pop voice of her generation: at once futuristic, retro, and totally of the moment. Protégé of Big Boi, signed to Bad Boy, and the founder of her own Wondaland Art Society, She is an unstoppable creative force—“a super-musical cross between James Brown, Judy Garland, André 3000 and Steve Jobs, invented to test the desperate incredulity of music journalists” (The Telegraph). The full 2014 Celebrate Brooklyn! season will be announced in Spring.