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Photos: Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo headline the Pearl in the Palms

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Mary J. Blige at RPM Nightclub at Tropicana Las Vegas on Dec. 31, 2011.

Mary J. Blige and D'Angelo at the Palms

D'Angelo performs at the Pearl in the Palms on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Launch slideshow »

D’Angelo Untitled (How Does It Feel?)

Nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Mary J. Blige and singer and producer D’Angelo brought their the Liberation Tour to the Pearl in the Palms on Friday night.

R&B icon Blige’s biggest hits include “Real Love,” “Not Gon’ Cry,” “Family Affair” (her surprisingly sole No. 1 hit) and “Be Without You.” Her latest album, from last year, is “My Life II … the Journey Continues (Act I),” and she starred in this year’s “Rock of Ages” as Justice Charlier alongside Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough and Alec Baldwin.

Neo-soul artist D’Angelo, who is amid a comeback of sorts, is known for his hits “Lady” and “Untitled (How Does It Feel?).” The video for the latter, a tribute to his ab-tastic body and much as to his fine falsetto, lives forever in music video infamy (that’s a good thing).

Don Chareunsy is editor of VegasDeLuxe.com and senior editor, arts and entertainment, of LasVegasSun.com.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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