On performer Jill Scott's Web site, she asks fans, "Are you the real thing?" They respond with video posts confirming that they are and explaining why. The fans all want to be like Jill Scott, who is, in a word, real. Committed to authenticity and integrity in her music, and keeping her work personal and close to her heart in an industry that sometimes seems bent on superstar-sizing every performer at any cost, Jill isn't afraid to experiment but also isn't afraid to stick with what works. She is a singer, and while her songs may occasionally cross genres, she's as real as they come. Jill Scott's The Real Thing Tour hits Dallas 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nokia Theatre, 1001 NextStage Drive in Grand Prairie. Tickets are $39.50 to $59.50. Call 972-854-5111 or visit nokialivedfw.com.
Tue., Feb. 19, 8 p.m., 2008