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Capital Jazz Fest, "The Internship" among Pop Essentials

Main Event

Capital Jazz Fest

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The word: The annual Capital Jazz Fest, the biggest week of the year for those who love the genre, is back with three days of music and dozens of entertainers. Among the highlights: Will Downing performs Friday, Dave Koz's Summer Horns and Chaka Khan are on stage Saturday with Ledisi performing Sunday.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $46.50-82.50 Friday, $65.50-99.50 Saturday and Sunday. 877-435-9849 or http://www.capitaljazz.com.

Hot ticket

Bridgit Mendler in concert

The word: Mendler, Disney's latest singer-actor sensation, is the star of the sitcom "Good Luck Charlie." She's popular amongst the preteen crowd.

Details: Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday. Concert is 8 p.m. Aug. 23. Warner Theatre, 13th and E Streets, Washington, D.C. Ticket prices are $32.50-$49.50. http://www.warnertheatredc.com.

Big Premiere

"The Internship"

The word: "Wedding Crashers" stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are back together again for a comedy where they work with a group of decidedly younger interns at Google.

Details: "The Internship" debuts at 1:50, 4:50, 7:40 and 10:30 p.m. Friday at Regal Westminster 9, 400 N. Center St., Westminster. Tickets are $8.50 for matinees and $10.50 for all other viewings. Movie is rated PG-13.

Dropping

"The Wack Album" by The Lonely Trio

The word: This trio is led by former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Andy Samberg and his longtime pals Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. The album includes "YOLO," with Adam Levine, the song that was the premise of one of the funniest moments of last year on "SNL."

Details: "The Wack Album" will be released Tuesday. It retails for $9.99 with a bonus DVD on Amazon.com.

Couch potato

"Falling Skies" season 3 debuts

The word: Most network shows are on summer repeats, so cable channels are attempting to capitalize. TNT's "Falling Skies," a drama from executive producer Steven Spielberg, has a two-hour debut this week and stars former "ER" actor Noah Wyle.

Details: The debut is at 9 p.m. Sunday on TNT. The regular time slot is 10 p.m. Sundays.

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