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Continued: Local music: For Dessa, the gloves are off

“I’ll have people in their 40s or even some grandmothers come up and say, ‘Oh, I really liked that hard rapping one,’ ” she said, “and then I’ve often been surprised by a young kid in athletic gear coming up and saying, ‘Hey, I really liked that ballad.’ ”

Maybe it’s her audience that needs to admit it’s not so tough.

 

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