Pop Goes Central Europe

Just the sight of Robert Janowski turns Ewa Pielacinska's knees to jelly. In braids and a miniskirt, she has come to a small theater in central Warsaw to hear the jazzy pop singer launch his new album, Air. As Janowski croons, she and other dreamy-eyed teenagers sway and swoon. "I used to prefer American music," confesses Pielacinska, 17, clutching a rose handed out by Janowski and his studio, Pomaton EMI. "But Polish artists understand Polish problems."

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