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Jill Scott talks growing into womanhood, letting love find her and more



Jill Scott, who performs Thursday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, is one of modern soul's great philosopher poets, a three-time Grammy winner who's made a career of mindful meditations on love and relationships.

Her fifth album Woman, released last year, is all about the glory of finding love that works, love that fits, love that feels like love should feel. So to hear her go deep on her own winding path to a stable and loving relationship during a recent phone interview ... well, how can you not love that?

"There are things that happen as you grow up, as you mature, that you start to see the bigger picture," she said. "All along, I've been telling these stories of life, and I feel that I've really advanced into the maturity and wisdom of a woman. … Making room for what I want in my life, loving myself enough to focus on the things that matter to me, and forgetting about the rest of it — that takes time."

Scott's show is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mahaffey. Tickets are $70.50 and up. Click here.

For our full interview with Jill Scott, click here.

[Last modified: Monday, August 29, 2016 11:51am]


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