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One Direction (music group)

Pop Essentials, Aug. 8-13

Pop Essentials, Aug. 8-13

Main Event One Direction The Word: Boy-band sensation "One Direction" has staked their claim on the pop charts, with six number one singles and three Billboard Music Awards in their career. Concert reviews say the boys eschew classic boy-band trappings like back-up dancers and elaborate staging for a more intimate and low-key performances, based more on their personalities and talents than extraneous spectacle. For those with a predilection for catchy pop and a resistance to ear-shattering screams, the concert is a can't-miss opportunity. Details: 7 p.m. Monday, Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St., Washington, D.C. Tickets are $59.50 to $99.50 and are available at...