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The Dream

7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.

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As his 2007 solo debut suggested, some love him and some hate him — but Terius Youngdell Nash certainly owns one dream of a pen. The singer-songwriter better known as the Dream helped write chart-topping smashes for Rihanna ("Umbrella") and Mariah Carey ("Touch My Body"), yet he saved plenty of stardust for himself. His own sophomore album, Love vs. Money, features Carey, Kanye and Lil' Jon and just missed the No. 1 slot itself. Nevertheless, the North Carolina native's pop-savvy R&B — which boasts as many tag lines and punch lines as it does famous guests — sounds settled in for the long, dreamy summer ahead.

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