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Pop essentials

Main Event
Hall and Oates
The word: Forty years after making it big, Daryl Hall & John Oates bring their rock and soul music to Washington, D.C., this Tuesday.
Details: 8 p.m. Oct. 2. Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. Washington, DC 20004. Tickets prices vary from $79.75 to $143. Tickets can be purchased at

Hot Ticket
Elton John
The word: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elton John will be tickling the ivories during an upcoming performance at the Verizon Center.
Details: 8 p.m. Nov. 14. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW Washington, DC. Tickets prices vary from $50.80 to $168.30. Tickets can be purchased at


Big premiere
The word: Director Ron Howard brings the story of the merciless 1970s Formula One rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
Details: "Rush" premieres Friday in theaters nationwide, including Regal Westminster 9. For show time information, call 410-857-1422.

The word: The death of brilliant comic Patrice O'Neal has left the stand-up world without one of its most brutal yet insightful voices. "Unreleased" is a one-hour compilation of unheard bits on race, sex and relationships from O'Neal's set at the DC Improv, in which he recorded his chart-topping posthumous album "Mr. P."
Details: Album drops Tuesday. It retails for $11.94 on Amazon and $9.99 on iTunes.


Couch Potato
"Eastbound and Down"
The word: Foul-mouthed, fall-from-grace pitcher Kenny Powers returns after faking his own death in the third season. The one-minute trailer ends with Powers proclaiming, "From this moment forward, Kenny Powers only works for Kenny Powers!"
Details: Season 4 of "Eastbound and Down" premieres at 10 p.m. Sunday on HBO.