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Daughtry concert, 'Lone Ranger' among Pop Essentials

Main event

Daughtry and 3 Doors Down in concert
The word: Ever since appearing on the fifth season of "American Idol," Chris Daughtry and his band have toured the world and had the fastest-selling rock debut in SoundScan history. Co-headliner 3 Doors Down had two of "Billboard" magazine's Top 100 pop songs of the last 20 years. Halestorm is the opening act.
Details: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. $35-$59.50. 410-783-4189 or http://www.piersixpavilion.com.

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Hot ticket
The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour featuring Beyonce
The word: No pre-Christmas break for this pop icon. Beyonce's tour heads to Washington in mid-December. This concert is destined for sell-out status.
Details: Concert is 8 p.m. Dec. 18. Verizon Center, 601 F St., Washington, D.C. $60-281. 800-745-3000 or http://www.verizoncenter.com

Big premiere

"The Lone Ranger"
The word: Johnny Depp is an American Indian warrior who fights greed and corruption with lawman John Reid, played by Armie Hammer.
Details: Movie premiered Tuesday. Viewing times are 12:20, 3:45, 7:15 and 10:40 p.m. today at Regal Westminster 9, 400 N. Center St., Westminster. 410- 857-1422.

Dropping

Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail"
The word: First album in four years for Jay-Z features contributions from current touring partner Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean and, of course, wife Beyonce.
Details: Album will be released today for free for Samsung phone users who download a branded app. Otherwise, the album drops everywhere else Tuesday.

Couch potato

"A Capitol 4th: America's Independence Day Celebration"
The word: Once again, PBS will show everything that's wonderful about the July 4 festivities in Washington. Barry Manilow, former "American Idol" winners Candice Glover and Scotty McCreery and conductor John Williams are part of a concert before the Fourth.
Details: Program airs at 8 p.m. tonight on PBS and MPT stations.

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