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Norah Jones


In addition to commemorating the first decade of the Living Room, an evening cast warm light on the family of folk singers that still counts Norah Jones as one of its own.

Ms. Jones filled the theater with slow-burning love songs, much to the delight of her mellow and polite audience, at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

Perfectionism has become Norah Joness hallmark. Its what helped give Come Away With Me its preternatural sound -- no other musician in her early 20s has recently been so conversant with both Hank Williams and Hoagy Carmichael.

The 45th annual Grammy Awards belonged to Norah Jones, the 23-year-old singer and pianist whose album of thoughtful, jazz-tinged love songs, Come Away With Me, brought her the award for album of the year and best new artist in the ceremony last night at Madison Square Garden.

Norah Jones, the most talked-about young pop-jazz singer to generate a blitz of publicity since Jane Monheit, is the complete package: a singer, pianist and songwriter whose sultry, laid-back style skips across genres without a trace of self-consciousness.

Norah Jones will perform at the Oscars, and other awards-related news.

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A list of resources from around the Web about Norah Jones as selected by researchers and editors of The New York Times.

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