Salt N Pepa
The word: One of the first all-women rap crews, Salt N Pepa is a Grammy-winning group who defined hip-hop in the mid '80s and '90s. Though it hasn't released an original album since 1997's "Brand New," Salt N Pepa is still an influential group in music history. Relive some hip-hop classics with this show.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW, Washington, D.C. Tickets are $39.50 and are available through ticketmaster.com.
The word: Bob Saget may have gotten his big break hosting family-friendly fare such as "Full House" and "America's Funniest Home Videos," but his stand-up eschews that wholesome persona for a more biting -- and filthy -- wit.
Details: 8 p.m. June 20 at the Warner Theatre, 13th and E. St. NW, Washington, D.C. Tickets, which range from $23 to $47.50, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at ticketmaster.com.
The word: "A long time ago we used to be friends, but I haven't thought of you lately at all." Never have the opening lyrics to a TV theme been more appropriate. Cult-favorite "Veronica Mars" was canceled back in 2007, but fan fervor and a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign have brought the former teenage sleuth to the big screen. Showrunner Rob Thomas directs.
Details: "Veronica Mars" premieres Friday in select theaters nationwide, including AMC Owings Mills 17. For show time information, call 443-394-0060.
'A Trip to the Coast'
The word: The world hasn't heard much from cult musician Bill Pritchard since his album "By Paris, By Taxi, By Accident" dropped in 2005, but a passionate and vocal fan base has been clamoring for this release. The album was produced independently with Tim Bradshaw and should provide an unfettered look into this singer-songwriter.
Details: The album will be available Tuesday for $8.99 on Amazon and $10.99 on iTunes.
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The word: "X-Files" star Gillian Anderson returns to television in this thriller series. A group of political top dogs and their teenagers -- including the president's son -- are kidnapped from a bus while on a field trip. The pilot episode of this hostage drama has received positive reviews despite the outlandish premise.
Details: "Crisis" premieres at 10 p.m. Sunday on NBC.