Natalie Merchant at Verizon Wireless

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Natalie Merchant must either have always had the patience of a saint or simply instilled it in herself upon deciding to open her current tour with 90 minutes of material from new LP Leave Your Sleep - about two dozen (if you buy the expanded version) children's-themed poems from the 19th and 20th centuries Merchant adapted and set to styles ranging from Renaissance-era early classical to Cajun and bluegrass. Sounds like a regular Saturday-night party, right? Read the full review here. PHOTOS BY MARC BRUBAKER