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Valerie June Brought Old-Time Glamor and Life-Affirming Blues to the Aladdin

June’s whole presence—unapologetic Tennessee drawl, head-to-toe sequins and gems, bare feet, dendritic dreadlocks—seems a romantic relic from a bygone era of show-business gloss.